So after 2 decades of waiting for A Titanicus reboot I am a very happy camper as they say! Finally after weeks of assembling me an a friend got to play a game using one of each titan and a unit of 3 Knights each, supposedly that qualifies as a Maniple but witch one I don’t know! ;P We played with the basic rules for the first game as not to complicate it to much!
I am very enamored with how they managed to keep the core feel of the game and managed to streamline the command terminals and made them essentially fluid stats keeping card as you can repair some statues in the terminals like void shields the plasma reactor and the critical damage track, but you cannot repair damage to the head body or legs.
We didn’t use stratagems cards this time just the basic mission kill the other titans 😉
I must say I really like what I’m calling the crashy-mcsplody variable essentially there are so many random things that can happen when titans experience to many critical hits and you have to roll on the catastrophic table… I will give two examples of this the first was random and hilarious!
My Reaver titan in blue made a short range attack against my friends badly damaged Reaver in green, I caused enough critical hits to hit on the catastrophic table and I did ‘LAID LOW’ the titan moves D6 in a random direction using a scatter dice, and wouldn’t you know it he roles in the direction of my Reaver with a 6″ move crashing into my body damage Reaver causing just enough damage to blow him up in the process! ;P I love that kind of chaos in my game play! The other thing I found out that was new to me was if say your Warhound titan is with in 2 inches of your Warlord titan and the Warhound explodes in place it is considered inside the Warlords Void shields and will cause direct damage to random body parts using the location dice! So lesson learned don’t have your titans to close together. And something you learn the hard way after not playing for many years is don’t let a Warhound titan get behind your Warlord titan they can never turn fast enough to shake them off your back ark which is a add 2 to the results when attacking very devastating! 😉
so that’s all I can remember that was interesting form my first game back into the titan carnage! I hope I can finish painting my titans soon, i bought the game preorder but do to a convention I was going to and prepping for and a holiday trip not that long after the con I have not had as much time as I would like to paint them… man I really miss the play the day I bought it GW games of the 80’s so much lest to assemble back then the original titans were snap fit a head a carapace the body and legs were one pice , and two arms a base with a void shield counter in the base and 4 weapons or 3 weapons and a close combat weapon 😉 enough gripping for one day old man paint something 😀
Hope fully I’ll have something to post next week !
See you in the wasteland!