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Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy Battle Report

2,500 tons of awesome.

After huge expense and hundreds of hours of work, the Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy battle report is here!

I did manage to put off diving into the very deep money pit that is Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy for some time, but after numerous recommendations from gamers I respect, I bit the bullet and bought a starter set. Little did I know I’d soon be buying another starter set, then more models! Then there was the building, the painting, the complex magnetising … and it still didn’t stop there—I even magnetised the titan templates and markers!

The new Adeptus Titanicus (you can see my battle report of the original game here) is a great game, but be prepared—it’s teeth-grindingly expensive, a truly premium tabletop miniatures game. And with weapon cards, dashboards, and extra books sold separately, you’ll often feel like your wallet is being strip-mined in an astonishingly cynical way. But beyond the pain (and if you don’t mind a bit of complexity), you’ll be left with an epic game of huge titans stomping across battlefields, unleashing devastatingly huge weapons at each other; and a great set of rules by ex-Games Workshop, now Needy Cat Games designer James Hewitt (and others) that’s a love letter to the original game and the pinnacle of tabletop spectacle. Witness this battle report!


  • Doug says:

    I feel like the over emphasis on cost is a bit much; the game is arguably less expensive in price to collecting a force for most other GW games, and the starter set is a massive savings value relative to buying all the items separate.

    Also, Titanicus can be enjoyed with only a few titans, 2500 points is on the high end of a typical game.

    • Well, in NZ a single warlord titan is NZ$183. Getting these forces together, which let’s face it is only pretty much a single maniple per side as recommended in the rules, was incredibly expensive. As I have hundreds and hundreds of games I’m pretty cognisant of the costs involved in playing them and can make educated comparisons. Not to mention laying out $25 or more for a deck of weapon cards or a few unit dashboards on top of the miniatures costs is pretty rich. So I respectfully must beg to differ! 🙂 Note I’m not comparing the cost with buying a full army for Warhammer or anything – that’s like comparing the cost of diamonds to the cost of platinum!

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