Saturday, 14 May 2016

Warhammer Fest 2016 - Part Four - Lord of the Rings, Adeptus Titanicus and Age of Sigmar

Final post covering today with pictures of new models and things to come.

The first two highlight what else is coming from Specialist Games.

Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit.

We have a 'new' terrain piece, it has actually been sitting on a shelf for two years waiting for it's day to come.



It looks a very nice kit. It is plastic and is very versatile it seems. The board below was built using this kit.





We have the first of some new units. This will be in resin and produced by Forge World.







Adeptus TItanicus.

Ok, not exactly much to show here except the poster below.

However talking to Andy Hoare, Mark Bedford and Chris Drew I can mention the following:

The game is set during the Horus Heresy in the spirit of the original Adeptus Titanicus.
It will begin with just Titans.
The scale will be 8mm - They decided on this scale after 3D printing a Marine, Dread, Leman Russ, Warlord and a Mastodon in three different scales. 8mm was deemed the best as you could see the details to the point of telling different armour marks apart but didn't make the Titans too big.
8mm will make a Warlord around 6" tall (that's what it looked like why Andy Hoare put his hands apart, don't blame me if the final model is smaller or larger...).
The models will be produced in resin by Forge World.
Typical force may be in the region of two Warlords, two Reavers and two-three Warhounds.
More Titan variants are possible.
Down the road infantry and tanks are to be introduced.
Other forces are also possible, this includes Xenos which can be introduced in a themed expansion, e.g. Adeptus Titanicus: Armageddon to bring in the Orks.
Currently the Titans are being 3D modelled by Chris Drew, the Warlord has been done as the 40k version was originally 3D modelled so it was a case of just scaling things down and getting it to work as a model which can be manufactured.

We may, may, get to see something at the Forge World Open Day...(may, depending on Tony Cottrell)

Age of Sigmar:

Forge World have a couple of things in the works. One pretty big, one massively big.

The pretty big Fimir leader, with alternative head option.


Amusingly Alan Bligh had to google translate the phrase 'his cloak is made of human skin' while telling the painter how he needed to be painted...he now had the phrase in several language for future reference.



And the massively big Khornate Dragon.



And that is the final post for today showing pictures of new models and giving information I picked up.

I'll do one of two follow up posts of anything else I grabbed a picture of.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the coverage, much appreciated. After a long spell of feeling somewhat jaded with GW, the release of Blood Bowl, Adeptus Titanicus and some new stuff for LotR has me eagerly anticipating their future releases.

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  2. Excellent pics, thanks so much!

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  3. Happy to share, thanks for commentating.

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  4. Thank you for talking to the boys about Adeptus Titanicus! I'm very excited that it will be getting a shiny new edition.

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