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15Feb/200

Adeptus Titanicus – Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

Quite the eventful month for Adeptus Titanicus. Games Workshop released a new supplement, Shadow and Iron, along with a newly arranged starter kit for the game itself. But among the novelties are beside a Psi-Titan the Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon in AT-scale.

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With the Nemesis Warbringer the role of a dedicated Titan Hunter was introduced to the lore of Warhammer 40.000 recently. The pattern was first shown by Forge World in 2018 and has no direct predecessor in the older lore. Yet, the Warbringer is described as being in service during the Great Crusade and fought against Titan-sized Xenos constructs and later on during the Horus Heresy.

It is between the size of a Reaver Titan and a Warlord Titan. The Warbringer covers an oversized carapace mounted weapon, the Quake Cannon. It is a revolver-style loading artillery weapon, as well as two shoulder-mounted autocannons covering the anti-aircraft role. The arm-mounted weapons are either Laser Blaster, Gatling Blaster, Volcano Cannon, or Melta Cannon. In this kit Volcano Cannon and Laser Blaster are included, but you can use the weaponry of the two Reaver kits as well.

A Nemesis Warbringer is commanded by a Princeps, 4 Moderati and 2 Tech-priest, along with an extended crew of multiple servitors and such, incl. the role of a spotter and a loader for the Quake Cannon. The Warbringer class covers further sub-variations, but the Nemesis is the most renown.

This 144 piece plastic kit is set at the price of 70 EUR by Games Workshop, so similar to its size roughly in the middle between Reaver and Warlord price-tag. The parts are spread across one large and two medium sized grey plastic sprues. Due to the layout of these sprues it feels very likely, that we will see a different setup / weapon load-out of the Warbringer, as all of the weaponry is included in sprue C. All of the sprues are properly put to use and leave almost no empty spaces. Unfortunately the Nemesis does only offer the options between loyal, traitor and no markings on the larger shoulder armour plates. No weapon options or different heads. The decal sheet is quite filled with 142 decals, and cover insignia for five different houses of the loyal titan legions, Gryphonicus, Astorium and Atarus, and the traitors of house Fureans and Mortis. By that it covers the same houses as for the Reaver or Warhound Scout Titan, but the decals are different in design and size, to fit the armour plates of the Nemesis. The kit includes a multipage, coloured construction leaflet and a 105mm oval base (same as the Reaver kits).

The rules for using the Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Adeptus Titanicus are included via three weapon cards and a command terminal within this kit. This is a novelty and going to be standard with the new kits.

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The sprues are of different size. We have the large A sprue the same size as the Warlord sprue and two others like the Warhound or Reaver sprues. The main body is included in sprue A, the armour panels in the second middle sized sprue and the armament in the third sprue. By that if the Warbringer will be released as other sub-variants, they could exchange the weapon sprue for a different weapon load out. As for options the second sprue with the armour panels incl. loyal, traitor and blank large shoulder panels to choose from.

The casting is very well done, with sharp details and little to no mould lines.

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Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

As usual we're building the titan from the bottom up, beginning with the legs. You have the feet, the lower legs and thighs, the hips and pelvis. The individual limbs are connected via ball joints with eachothers, but have guides that fix the current position. If you want to repose your Warbringer, you'll have to cut those pins. As I feel the pose rather fitting for such a heavy warmachine, I didn't feel the need to give it a (more) dynamic pose.

Where the feet are market with left or right, make sure to use the right parts for the thighs, as during the assembly steps the pelvis is rotated. Keep an eye on these steps.

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Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

With the legs standing on their own, we now can add the "shinbone" armour as well as the hydraulic cylinders to the inside of the knees. They have a bit of play, so you can glue them differently if you go for a more bent / moving pose.

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Last step for the legs is a bit optional, as you can decide to not glue the armour panels onto the substructure until you have them painted. For that reason I only blu-tacked them onto the legs. Don't worry about mixing the armour panels. They are marked on the inside with left and right as well as inner or outer parts. Other parts are identical so it doesn't matter if you switch them.

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Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

Next unit to assemble is the upper torso. This is really interesting as the platform where the Quake Cannon sits is quite spacious and even has stairs. The back even has a small balcony that pretty much invites you to add a small 6-8mm scaled servitor or engine seer to this titan. That would have been a great easter egg / boni to add to this kit.

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The substructure of the upper body isn't done yet. The loading mechanism of the Quake cannon as well as the shield generators are needed as well. These are mirrored left and right and are added to the back of the build.

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A few smaller pieces are added, as the connector for upper and lower body, the weapon mounts for the left and right arm and of course the head. Unlike most of the other titans the Warbringer so far only has one head option to choose from.

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Similar to the lower body, the armour panels on the upper body don't need to be glued right away. You could leave the off or just blu-tack them in place until you've painted them. For the large shoulder armour panels you can choose between three different designs, loyal, traitor and neutral / blank for your own design or decals.

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Now the only thing missing from our Nemesis Warbringer are the weapons. We begin with the first group that is build upon the shoulders. The large Quake Cannon and the two anti-aircraft autocannons. You don't need to glue these in place, simply put them onto their mount, that way you can move / turn them. The quake cannon can be elevated if you want to.

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So far we haven't read about alternative weaponry for the carapace armour for the Warbringer. But just to give you an idea sizewise, the sunfury plasma annihilator is roughly the same size. In case you want to convert your own sub-variant of the Warbringer.

Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

The arm weapon slots are fitted with a Volcano Cannon and Laser Blaster, the other available options can be donated from Reaver kits.

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And that's the assembled Nemesis Warbringer with Quake Cannon.

Adeptus Titanicus - Nemesis Warbringer Titan with Quake Cannon

The Nemesis Warbringer was originally introduced in 2018 as a 28mm resin kit for the Warhammer 40.000 range by Forge World, starting at 1.010 EUR. There is no proper "official" information on the size of the Nemesis Warbringer (usually in the product description), so we had to conduct the size from pictures and comparisons. It is roughly 4,5 times the size of the Adeptus Titanicus kit. Which is a bit taller than the usual 400% scaling. But yet we continue with the newly invented Titan-benchmark euro per inch ratio, the Adeptus Titanicus Warbringer beats the Forge World Warbringer with 16,28 EUR/Inch (70 EUR for 4,3 Inch) to 63,58 EUR/Inch (1.259 EUR for 16 Inch). That is quite close to the EUR/Inch values of the Warlord Titans in both scales.

And to show you the classification of the Warbringer, it really fits in the "gap" between Reaver and Warlord.

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As usual the final 360° shots of the assembled kit - here you can see the Nemesis Warbringer in all its glory.

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Conclusion
A really proper transformation of the 28mm kit into the smaller 6-8mm scale of Adeptus Titanicus. I would have loved a bit more options, at least a third arm weapon or second head would have been nice. The price is at 70 EUR bit higher than the middle between Reaver (45 EUR) and Warlord (85 EUR), but that is okay as they added the command terminal and weapon gear cards in this kit, saving you the individual buys.

Quality of the design and casting is superb. No problems with the assembly (besides that you have to concentrate while building the legs to not skip a 180° turn), everything went well together perfectly. And even the cleaning of the parts was quite easy, as the parts often were aligned in the sprue that they had minimal mould lines, if any at all.

I am looking forward to the other variants of the Warbringer we might see later this year and what's coming next for this game. Forge World just released a Psi-Titan variant of the Warlord, and that will probably not be the only thing that will be offered as a resin upgrade this year. I have my fingers crossed for the Cerastus variants. But we'll see.

Warhammer 40.000 and Adeptus Titanicus are brands by Games Workshop.

The reviewed product item was provided by the manufacturer.

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