Hot on the heels of 6thDegree's new project, you'll see why he feels he needs a Titan! My Legio Astorum are stuck on the training grounds until a worthy foe are found to test their mettle.
Lord Halfpenny and I had a quick battle using the Legio Astorum Titans I have, points wise 1 Reaver is approximately the same as 2 Warhounds, so we would both have a go using the Titans, I had the honour of using the mighty Reaver Honorum first, and Lord Halfpenny Canis Bellum and Canis Praetor Warhounds. Lord Halfpenny stole the initiative, reflecting that the Warhounds are fast and agile, leaving Honorum out in the open.
Canis Bellum opened up first with it's Void Shield stripping Vulcan Mega Bolter, stripping all four Void Shields and not making a scratch with the Plasma Blast Gun on twin shot.
Canis Praetor watched on, awaiting his chance...
The second run was Lord Halfpenny's turn to pilot Honorum the Reaver, and Siph's turn for the two Warhounds. Siph stole the initiative, again a lucky move - maybe reflecting the agile nature of the Warhounds again! Lord Halfpenny weapon swapped out the Apoc Launcher to use the more effective Vulcan Mega Bolter.
That was a great laugh and good to get the titans out of the display cabinet. Lord Halfpenny realised the mistake of going for the lightly armed Warhound first was his undoing, but it was nice to see such destructive power being unleashed and since the targets were so big, even with scatter, most of the Large Blasts still hit their targets! The Apoc Launcher is suitable to kill infantry (S7, AP3) but not for stripping Voids. The Vulcan Mega Bolter proved effective at Void Stripping... next time we might try a Vortex Missile! Ha
Hope you enjoyed the report and the photos. We did!