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19Mar/200

Adeptus Titanicus – Civitas Imperialis Spires

In addition to the square building blocks and habitats of the Civitas Imperialis, Games Workshop released in 2019 a supplement to that kit, the Civitias Imperialis Spires, covering church spires and ecclesiarch buildings.

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The spires kit is set at 25 EUR and covers a pair of identical large sprues, covering bases, small cathedrals, towers and spires. And of course comes with an assembly instruction.

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As were the regular Civitas Imperialis, these were produced in China as well. It is regular hard plastic, spread across a large grey sprue. Casting is well done, low amount of mould lines and good details.

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I am going to build the content of one sprue in the following steps. So everything you see is included twice in this kit (with exception of the picture covering all the content).

The spires kit follows a different modular approach and covers different modules that can be stacked upon each other. The largest pieces are these two chapels, if you want. The variant A comes with four identical sides and corner pieces, along with a gate front for each side and a large X / cross shaped floor. These will be the base layer for the further towers / spires.

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Variant B of the chapels has a more gothic approach, with large windows instead of doors. It has steep canopies and an octagon as a floor. There is one of each in every sprue.

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There are mid section toppers for the chapels. These spire towers come in three different designs and sizes and can be stacked upon the chapels or onto eachother. Due to their tapering they can only be arranged in certain combinations.

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Of course these sections need tops, so we have these three different church spires, and pointed topers in different designs on top. I really like the gothic and very 40k design they went for.

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To give you an idea, how these can be combined, a few suggestions. And remember, everything you see on these pictures is included twice.

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The spires give you the option to build lower or very tall buildings. You even have optional buttress / archs for the bottom buildings, to make them more present. I really like the hex- and octagon shapes, as they bring variation to the square skyscrapers of the Civitas Imperialis kit.

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To give you an idea, on the size of these spires, here are two samples next to a reaver. So if you combine them with a base layer or lower Imperialis building, you get easy cover for even taller titans, which is a great thing.

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Of course the kits can be combined with the Civitas Imperialis and Manufactorum Imperialis. I really like the crane on top of the gothic tower. These combinations really round the kits, as I mentioned in my conclusion on the Imperialis kit, that there was still a bit room for more detail or less square designs - and that is surely something the spires provide.

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Conclusion
If you're happy with this kit, depends a bit on how you look at it. 25 EUR for an upgrade kit sounds rather expensive at first, but you pay 12,50 EUR per sprue which is reasonable. And if you don't just build four high towers, you can cover quite a lot of buildings / additions with the parts included in just one set (for that reason the administrative sector with 16 civitas sprues and two spire sprues is a great combo).

The sprues are properly filled. Casting is well done too and fit is without any reason to argue. A solid kit, with any doubt. I still would have loved little gubbins, like the gargoyles or some archaic pieces that you can add to your buildings. But hey, we are model builders and with the access to 3d printers and such, I guess that is something we can arrange.

With the Imperialis kit, the Spires and the Manufactorum we currently have three different designs of terrain for Adeptus Titanicus, which is plenty for a side game in its own scale (so far less re-usability compared to 40k/Kill Team/Necromunda). I assume we might see some further, very specific pieces by Forge World, where as they might drop or rearrange their existing range beside the boards themself.

Warhammer 40.000 and Adeptus Titanicus are brands by Games Workshop.

The reviewed product item was provided by the manufacturer.

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