Warhammer Fest – Adeptus Titanicus Pictures

This game looks great. Warlords, Revers, Knights, Warhounds are on the way. No pricing information as yet. They are staying tight lipped 🙁 I’d guess the warlord will be priced around the same as the new Dreadnought kits based on it’s size.

Rever Battle Titans

Warlord Titans

Warlord with Titan Knights

Imperial Knight Box

More little titans located around Warhammer Fest

This gives a good scale comparison, the Walker in the background is a standard 40k scale Imperial Knight.

Battle set up, we didn’t get to play but there was a rules seminar.

Box Set

Building sets. Two are available in the initial release.

Warlord Box set.

The Swarmlord vs Roboute Guilliman

This was a 2000 point game, which was typically started late and therefore didn’t get finished. There was however time for the Swamlord to challenge Roboute to a one on one combat. I was very excited to see a Primarch vs a Swarmlord. The Swarmlords’ to wound roll was pivotal to the outcome of the fight, but first to the mission.

The game was a cumulative objective victory point match. The Ultramarines commander picked the deployment zone with only one objective marker in it.

This was probably only my fourth or fifth game of Warhammer 40k 8th edition. While an incomplete battle, it was enormous fun and having the codecs really added to the flavour of the game. The codecs also meant the psychic phase wasn’t quite so badly dominated by the smite power. We discussed using the beta rules for smite, but given they really just mute the whole phase and therefore disadvantaged the player with the most casting abilities we didn’t. Personal I don’t see the beta concept of making it more difficult to cast a second smite is a good way forward as it’s not a scalable system. Providing the ability to cast all powers a second time with a negative modification would be a more welcome change for me.

Anyway to the battle field

swarmlord vs roboute guilliman

The Primarch vs the Swarmlord

After a Shockley bad roll from the Swarmlord, Roboute Guilliman wastes no time removing his head. I don’t think a better roll would have made much more difference to the outcome. The Tyranids seeing the dismemberment of their leader ran back to the hive ship, knowing there is no chance of digestion a plant defended by such a might foe!

Starship Troopers Style Tyranid Attack Battle

The only good bug is a dead bug  – Starship Troopers Style Tyranid Attack Battle

This was a game played for Jon’s Birthday

Jon brought every  single painted tyranid he owned, which meant about half a hour of gluing them back together before starting. We set the board up for a Starship troopers style fortress siege and used one of the missions in the big rule book. This wasn’t about the mission though, this was really just an excuse to throw some dice and enjoy the spectacle of the game.

The verdict…. Bastions are very tough to take out in 8th edition and an afternoon is not long enough play a game this size.

40k 30th Anniversary display at Warhammer Fest

Games Workshop really went all out for the 40k 30th Anniversary display at Warhammer Fest this year. Games Workshop don’t have many of their old rouge trader models. Rarely accessed and highly protected archives indicate they where not included in the sale of the business many years ago, however it is something the servitors refuse to speak about. None the less by using some private collections by staff and fans, Games Workshop did manage to put together a good showing of these rare Rouge Trader models.
 Squat 40k 30th Anniversary display40k 30th Anniversary display


40k 30th Anniversary display

RTB01 marines 40k 30th Anniversary display

Dreadnought and Robots40k 30th Anniversary display

Tanks note the card blaneblade40k 30th Anniversary display

Space Dwarfs40k 30th Anniversary display40k 30th Anniversary display40k 30th Anniversary display
Mki Blood Angel Landspeader

There were also a couple of older models in the Golden Demon Competition this year.

The first Ultramarines Captain Model

40k 30th Anniversary display

The First Blood Claw Sergent Model40k 30th Anniversary display 

An Epic Ork Gargent40k 30th Anniversary display

40k Single Miniture – Golden Demond 2017

The Single 40k Miniture catagory is always one of the most popular and Golden Demond, 2017 was no exception.

This was the first set of photos from the day and unfortunately therefore the worst quality. I also got to this cabinet so early, they were a bit Spartan. None the less they were still some fantastically well painted models.
Blood Angel Captain 

Built using the Master of the Recuits model from the Masters of the Chapter box set. The power Sword had been expertly converted for a Blood Angel power sword with a helmet and plasma pistol and back pack icon also added from Blood Angel plastic kits.Blood Angel Captain Golden Demon 2017

Space Wolves Wolf Guard 

This is a strightforward use of the Storm Bolter and Wolf claw from the Space Wolves termintor kit. Wolf Guard Golden Demon 2017

Dark Angel Interigator Chaplain 

While using a modern colour pallet, the yellow plasma pistol is a old school nod back to the second edition days.Dark Angel Chaplain

Tech Priest

Dark tones have been used to make the red robes of the machine cult stand out adding some warmth to an otherwise very cold colour pallet. Tech Priest Golden Demon 2017

Ultramarine Chapter Standard

A straightforward interpretation of the Ultramarine Chapter ancient. The blue has been extensively blended creating a pastal colour tone to off set the darker reds used on to acsent the details.

Ultramarine Chapter Standard Bearer Golden Demon 2017

Space Wolves Blood Claw Sergeant

Every year it seams there is someone who replicates a Mike McVey paint job from the old days. They never do well in Judging but as a grey beard I always enjoy seeing them.

Space Wolves Blood Claw Sergeant golden Demon 2017

Space Marine Captain

Space Marine Captain Golden Demon 2017

Ultramarine Chapter Champion 

Made using the Ultramarine upgrade kit and a plastic MK4 space marine. The helmet has been painted white to reflect the Mariens service within the 1st company.

Ultramarine Chapter Champion Golden Demon 2017

Space Marine Limited Edition Terminator Chaplain

Space Marine Limited Edition Terminator Chaplain

Geanstealer Magus 

Geanstealer Magus

 Space Wolves Legion Chaplain 

Lunar Wolves Chaplain Golden Demon 2017

Emperors Children Leagion PreditorGeanstealer Magus and Lunor Wolves Chaplain Golden Demon 2017

Emperors Children Leagion Preditor

Dark Angels Terminator Chaplain conversionDark Angels Terminator Chaplain conversion Golden Demon 2017

Harlequin Solitaire Harlequin Solitaire Golden Demon 2017

Catachan Jungle Fighter – Colonel ‘Iron Hand’ StrakenCatachan Jungle Fighter - Colonel 'Iron Hand' Straken

Imperial First Legion Centurion

Imperial First Legion Centurion Golden Demon 2017

Dark Angel Legion Champion and Ultramarine Tech MarineDark Angel Legion Champion and Ultramarine Tech Marine Golden Demon 2017 

Space Wolf  Arjac Rock Fist conversion 

This model has me confounded as to what parts have been used to recreate this classic Space Wolve miniature.
Space Wolf  Arjac Rock Fist conversion

Ork War Boss on Bike

A surprising entry of a bike in the category, however the rider is undead an Ork Warboss.

Ork War Bike Golden Demon 2017
There were a lot more entries which were off for judging. As always this was a very competitor category at Golden Demon. Not one for the first time enterant to try, unless they are extremely talented.