Adeptus Titanicus Cerastus Knights – Review

We are back again, this time to look at the new Knights for AT and the first of the baby brothers of FW only kit. I am excited to see these as I was not a huge fan of having lots of knights running around that are all the same!

As with all the AT stuff so far the box art is something special and they look the part. Seriously I would be tempted by an AT art book I really would!

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The back is the same as well showing off the painted models and how shiny they are..

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We get the same transfer sheet as the normal Knights which makes sense, however for me it feels like this kit needs it less but that is just me.

As usual the iunstruction booklet is lovely CAD work, but something that did throw me off (and I know I wasnt the only one with this problem). The printing wasnt done to fit the page. Now clearly only a small error I did find it a little jarring and dare I say cheap by GW not to fix something like this.

Now I know it is something silly, but I dont expect this from GW but there you go!

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Anyway onto the shiny, the kit lets you build 2 Knights and come with just the one sprue, unfortunately you only get the one set of weapon options, so I would expect another kit/ (whisper) weapon sprue in the future to cover the other options.

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But then as we look closer the detail is pretty much amazing, as all the AT kits have been so far.

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Look at the crotch section and all the piping and rivets, for something that is so scaled down GW are not afraid to keep as much detail from the 28mm scale as possible…

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While the carapace is again full of the details we have seen in the other knight kit and is generally spot on! Although feels odd that the extended shoulder pads are extra pieces, tiny extra pieces!

So a quick family shot before I slap some paint down. you can see they are significantly taller than the Knight and sit nicely in-between them and the warhound!

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Overall

A great addition to the AT forces and well worth the price of under £20 from our friends and FLGS over at Leodis Games.

The slow grow continues at a nice pace and I am managing to keep more or less on target with a purchase a month. which at this point means I only need a Reaver to complete the collection. Which nicely gives me an Axiom maniple and 2 units of different knights when I get there!! Plus so far I am only on about £135 spent before the reaver to get me to this stage. which is still much less than the grand master box!!

And because I have started doing this here is some paint thrown on my knights…

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Stealth Suits

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Yes I am on a role with the Tau why do you ask 🙂

They have been great fun to paint now I just have to start playing with them….

Hammerhead

 

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First of my Hammerheads, I am pretty happy with the scheme I have gone for. As it is quick and I think looks cool. the battle scratches may need some work as wanted it to look like the material is a polymer not metal..

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Adeptus Titanicus Warhounds – Review

Unleash the Hounds of Hell!!! <cough> sorry about that, so as I missed out on the Reavers till they get a restock. Dam you all for buying ten of them, you know who you are.

I am going to have to make do with some cute little puppies..

As we are still slow-growing these models, I am going to go into repeat mode and skip the box stuff and say. Standard fare from GW, we gets what we expect from them..

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We get a warhound specific transfer sheet which is nice and covers the same legions as the warlord one we have already looked at.

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Next we have the instruction book which is full of CAD pictures to help you build which has become the norm for GW so no surprises here.

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Finally have the sprues and we have the different frames, one suggests that we could easily see a weapon sprue in the future!

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Sad panda face, that we only get 2 of each weapon, I suppose it was to be expected but it does mean you are going to have to have a think about your load-outs.

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But the detail oh my the detail!!!

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I am going to be honest after doing the Warlord this kit left me feeling just a touch flat.

The warlord is the best GW kit around at the moment, which makes sense for such a flagship model. However the pose-ability of the warhounds is a less than its big brother.

On one part makes sense it is a cheaper kit and the models themselves are just legs with weapons. So in part the match so well with the 40k kit and the general historical feel of the warhounds that you could say that GW smashed it again.

But the lazy modeller in me just wished the legs had a join say in the middle area to give more movement.

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The options for the armour continues where the warlord left off and gives us plenty of options to go loyal or traitor or more generic.

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Since I started it with the Warlord I am continuing here where you see the finished paint job at the end instead of bare plastic…

The build is pretty straight forward with only things like the shield generators being particularly fiddly to clean up and stick on.

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I went for more of creeper flame look and think it works.

I didnt magnetize these two warhounds as although it looks pretty easy to do, I was happy to run these as they are for now, a second kit may appear which will be magged up for more options. But as I am aiming for an Axiom build so one of everything for the time being will do me :).

Overall

A great addition to the AT forces and well worth the the price of £30 from our friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.

With the slow grow option I have gone for I have only just reached £120 and have a Warlord, a banner of knights and now some Warhounds, plus the rules box and all the gubbings it brings. Which still gives plenty of wiggle room under the cost of the GM box. I am happy how things are shaping up for them..

A Reaver when they are back in stock and maybe another banner of knights and I reckon I will have a decent force with no need to have worried about the GM box and scrabble to get one.