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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:25 am

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Condottiero Magno wrote:Aren't these figures larger than the older versions?

£175 is nothing...

Try paying - $306. :shock:

Heh, it's 750pln here.

Which is as much work as 550GBP.

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Condottiero Magno wrote:Still cheaper than the £1293 28mm sized Warlord Titan


My word! How is that even remotely practical for a 28mm war game table?

I think the whole idea of 28mm Titans was peak of the GW stupidity and degeneracy.
Apocalypse was the most stupid thing ever invented and I suspect they intentionally killed Epic for it.

To be honest, for Titans, even 6mm and even more, 8mm is way too big scale. Like, in Confrontation lascannons have range of 6000m and here we have titans duking it out with starship-grade weapons on a 200x200m battlefield.

Like for stuff like Titans and superheavies, 2mm should be proper scale and that assuming dense city terrain. Maybe even 1mm?

A Warlord Titan in 2mm would be around 38mm tall, which is quite reasonable for a miniature and a 3x3' table would represent around 600m (still absurdly small, unless we're fighting in a city with extremely broken line of sight.)
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Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:00 am

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I've been waiting years for GW to return to epic scale, and although the miniatures for AT are a bit expensive, I know I can save a lot of money with some DIY buildings and terrain. I think GW has done well for the launch of AT but...maybe a smaller starter set with just the Knights or Reavers'n'Warhounds first. Also Imperial Knights: Renegade could be reworked into a 8mm £30 box game with little effort, and some cardboard buildings like they had in Space Marine many moons ago. That said, if I had the £175 saved up, I would have gone for the Grandmaster edition.

For the time being I've ordered a box of Knights for use in Horizon Wars, although I do plan to get the AT Rule set with more Knights and hopefully two Warhounds around the Christmas season. If the Reaver isn't too expensive I might get one of those too.

I'm predicting the price of the Reaver will be about £40 while the pair of Warhounds will be roughly...£35.

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:09 pm

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A pack of Knights, sent by Wayland, arrived on the doorstep this morning and well chuffed with them. They are slightly larger than a "easy to build" primaris marine and come on a single sprue, but its jam-packed with very detailed pieces. Comes with an instruction booklet with colour schemes in the back which looks nice. If the booklet had just a little more eye candy or information about the game itself then £20 would be justified but at Wayland's £16...just right.

In hindsight the Grandmaster edition would seem like a lot of work in one go, both assembly and paint wise. AT feels like a specialist game you build over time, but the GM edition is meant for the hardcore professionals running Youtube channels, gaming shops or clubs to showcase the game. Just have this gut feeling there will be another edition with a Reaver and 3 Knights bundled with the rule set...which would be nice! Might even email GW and twist their arms for that... :twisted:

So exciting!

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:15 pm

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Pics once they are made up be great. Especially if you had some 6mm Epic minis to put next to them for a sense of scale for my simple brain!

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:11 pm

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Berkut666 wrote:Pics once they are made up be great. Especially if you had some 6mm Epic minis to put next to them for a sense of scale for my simple brain!


Started assembly of one the mighty little chaps this afternoon, but it will be a while before they are finished. In the mean time I would say a Tau Stealth Suit( 28mm ) has the right size and feel of these Knight fellas. Which reminds me...might use them as Mechs in Horizon wars!

Many moons ago( about 28 years old? Ouch! ) I had a copy of Space Marine with the Warlord Titan and the Marines and eldar forces and remember the 5-man squad bases very well. With a bit of plasticard and millput I think a mock up to go with a Knight should be possible...

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Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:10 am

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Berkut666 wrote:Pics once they are made up be great. Especially if you had some 6mm Epic minis to put next to them for a sense of scale for my simple brain!


Gav Thorpe did a nice side-by-side of the original Knight and a new one on the twatter

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Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:52 am

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Are the knees and torso adjustable on the new Knights? It's mentioned as such for the Titans...

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Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:13 am

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Condottiero Magno wrote:Are the knees and torso adjustable on the new Knights? It's mentioned as such for the Titans...


The knees are fixed but the torso can be glued into different poses. The three Knights seem to have slightly different leg poses though...
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Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:29 am

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Old Knight looks stompier. :) Good to see the comparison.

The new knight looks like it could actually move and has stepped out of a Transformers movie, old knight looks straight out of 2000AD. Guess that's appropriate.
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Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:31 am

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Wow I expected a scale difference but that is quite the difference!!
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