This week, we decided to add in some of the more advanced rules for the game. The weapon properties were added, as well as reactor dice and orders. It was a lot to remember, and I am not entirely sure I managed to retain it all as we went along, but it was fun none the less.
We used the same Titans as last week – A Reaver and a Warlord, but we swapped weapons around to have a go with some different ones.
I did not fare so well in this game. I decided before hand that I was going to try and destroy the Reaver and then focus on the Warlord – I was so close as well, but the dice betrayed me this week and just when I was about to blow the Reaver to smithereens, the dice went against me!
My Warlord had already taken a beating and the reactor overheated, meaning that it blew up. Less than helpful. My Reaver then tried to destroy its counterpart but alas, by this point, its shields had repaired and it was safe once again.
Things I learned this game:
A better mix of weaponry would be good – some with low strength and high number of hits mixed with the high strength/low number of hits would be better.
Dice betrayals are real.
Orders are fun but can be a real bummer if they are ignored.
The reactor dice is fun, especially when the machine spirit gets all uppity and does its own thing.
spinning around wildly shooting when you’re about to die is also funny.
I may not have won this game, but I mostly remembered how to play and the new additions were not overly complex. I did not feel as though my mind was blown. I do tend to vocalise what I am doing at the moment – talking myself through it. I find it helps.
Next time, we are consolidating what we have already learned. I plan to think a bit more about weapon choices and try once again to focus fire and actually blow something up!!
I don’t actually play many games, as most of you know. I find them difficult to get my head around and actually focusing on larger games, such as 40K, challenges my concentration.
However, this weekend, I played my first game of Adeptus Titanicus and found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. I played with the basic rules only, so we could both get our heads around how the game worked, and with two machines each – a Warlord and a Reaver.
It is a well establiushed fact that I am in love with Titans. It’s the size, the shape, the cool power they represent, it just does it for me in some way. I have recently picked up several of the Adeptus Titanicus miniatures and have been working my way through painting them. One of the coolest things about Titans is the amount of flat space they have on them. For me, this is the perfect opportunity to create cool freehand designs on them.
I have been somewhat busy since I decided I was going to go back to work. I have been working on Beastmen, Space Marines and A Warlord Titan, as well as other bits here and there.
First of all, the Beastmen. I love these guys and painting them is a real hoot. I had 40 Bestigors and 3 chariots this time and I wanted to put my batch painting skills to the test. I managed to do the Bestigors in 3 days – and didn’t use the airbrush either. Here they are:
The Space Marine I finished was a Blood Angels Librarian. I have wanted to paint Rhacelus for a while, and the mini I found for him was perfect. I took my time with him and thoroughly enjoyed the process as well. I am particularly pleased with his edge highlights.
I have started work on a Warlord Titan – I only started yesterday but I am so pleased with the freehand design I managed to do. It is smaller than my thumb nail and to manage to get the detail I did with my experience is quite an achievement (in my mind). I am treating the Warlord as my ‘reward’ miniature – when I have completed ones for others, than I can work on it for a while.