There are a few Warhammer 40k miniatures that makes even our miniature painting studio anxious when painting them. Frankly, Titans are definitely such ‘miniatures’. Some being the size of a toddler, the biggest war machines in 41st Millenium test the skills of any miniature painter. With the new edition of Warhammer on the horizon, Games Workshop dropped some rules for their biggest products. The whole article can be found here, but for now, let’s make a short roundup of what’s dropped.
Firstly, one can field one Titan if the entire force has the ‘Imperium’ faction keyword. Secondly, their traitorous cousins can also field one using the same rules. The only thing that has to be changed it the keyword itself – from ‘Imperium’ to ‘Chaos’. Thirdly, the other factions such as Aeldari or Tyranids will also be able to field their largest guns on the battlefield. Let’s take a look at some of their stat cards that’s been revealed.
Currently it seems that this miniature has the most immense amount of Wounds in all of the Warhammer: 40k miniatures. 100 points to chew through is no small amunt. However, if facing the other Titan of the same design, Arioch Power Claw will decimate the opponent. Looks like the only way to lay down a Titan is another Titan.
Speaking of Titans, here’s that the nimble Aeldari can do with their Phantom Titan. While certainly faster and more nimble, it’s not as tought as the aforementioned Warlord Titan. Then again, option for both shoot and declare charge in the same turn it Fell Back is solid. If the Eldar Titan is nimble, how does the Tyranid option looks like?
For the look of it, it seems that Herophant Biotitan will probably be much cheaper than Imperial variant. It can still pack a punch, but it is much less durable than its metal ‘equivalent’. If those two can be even compared side by side. However, there’s one creature that can be directly compared with the Hierophant – Orks’ Gargantuan Squiggoth.
Now that’s something else. Similar in the main statline to the Tyranid Biotitan, Gargantuan Squiggoth can be used as a Transport. Moreover, the Firing Deck rule has been added to its rules, meaning your 20 Boyz can hop on it and fire while being transported. How cool is that? There are some restrictions, though – no Jump Pack miniatures or Mega Armor can be transported. On top of that, if one picks the bigger version of the main gun, capacity is being reduced from 20 to 15. While certainly a great way to transport your greenskins, there’s one more Titan that perhaps is even better as a transport. I’m talking, of course, about T’au Manta.
While the Squiggoth is nice, the Manta is much nicer. Can you imagine dropping 200 Fire Warriors, 8 Battlesuits and 4 Tanks? On top of that, its powerful re-roll ability for disembarked troops is great. Not to mention Manta itself can pack a puch with its Heavy Rail Cannon. Weapon of Strenght 26 is even better than Warlord Titan’s option.
If you ever wanted to fancy a Titan before, then this is the right time to get one. Their statistics looks crazy, and miniatures are packed with crazy detail. We’re certain that those many not be the best ‘point-to-cost’ options, but for a narrative game, Titans definitely unlock another level of experience. Though, whole building and painting project can be burdensome. If you’re looking for a veteran team of artists who can deliver both best assembly and paintjobs, look no further. Our miniature painting service will deliver an astonishing result, for a fair price – those are big miniatures, right?