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A New Warlord Titan Coming?: Horus Heresy Book V Tempest



Forgeworld has thrown down the gauntlet this morning with a new teaser video for the next Horus Heresy Book, Book V- Tempest. In it they pan across three Titans, the last titan appears to be a Warlord Titan. Could this just be cool artwork? or is a new Titan coming?


A Warlord Titan would be a massive model, but what a centerpiece to a collection it would make. Especially if it looked as good as that artwork does.

Here is a composite put together by aracersss for readers to see. Thanks for doing that aracersss.
aracersss in the Comments on Faeit 212
April 15, 2015 at 1:59 AM
http://i.imgur.com/9BusLBF.jpg



and links if you are just wanting to know what a Warlord Titan is.
http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Warlord-class_Titan

Thank you for the links this morning
ShadowWolf32387


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  1. FW has confirmed it on phone, it's a Warlord Titan ;)

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    1. That is awesome. Did they just confirm the artwork? or a model?

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    2. it's a model ... forgeworld only use models for the HH cover arts^^

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    3. release is first half of this year^^

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    4. In the last book Sahra the Hellhammer was a mockup done in photoshop and differed to the actual released model but it was similar.

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    5. That thing will be Manta-esque in scale, right? Hopefully not Manta-priced.

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    6. that wasn't cover artwork though^^ i guess we may see him next month at the warhammer-world re-opening

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    7. True that.. is this confirmed as the cover?

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    8. @Mike F, let's face it, that thing is gonna run 2000 gbp at least

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    9. It's clearly a physical model in here. The Reaver and Warlord are both real models.

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    10. ^ and i figured out i can build them for less than 10% of that cost....all cost of material for a warlord = $100 (or so) Australian $ .....so yeah.....my 2c

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    11. If its over 700-800,- gbp they wont sell much. But chainacasters will.
      Hope its affordable!

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    12. I dunno Seb, I've met a few people who would happily shell out the coin for one of these. I'd say it'd be between 850-1100 pounds. I know if I could afford one and justify it to the wife I'd be getting one!

      Also I reckon it's beautiful, if the image is anything to go by.

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    13. If its 900,- gbp its allready 1500,- in Euro.
      Sure some people will still buy. But thats like 50 guys worldwide.
      I was talking about the normal vet who has 2-6000,- worth of stuff. WHO doesnt spend 2-3 years of Hobby Budget for 1 figure.

      It comes down to the same thing as some of the limited releases. WHY releas stuff people cant buy? It just tempts people.

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    14. Probably a FW designer felt like it and decided to make one. Not everything has to be complicated.

      FW sells on average one Manta a month so I'm sure there is a larger market for imperial Titans.

      While a single 1000 pound piece is a lot for the average wargamer, there are plenty of hobbies that are way more expensive. I'm sure there are a significant number of players who wont even blink at that price.

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  2. Will it be more expensive than the Manta?

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  3. So, more or less than a Tau Manta?

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    1. it should have the height of the phantom titan, but is more bulky

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  4. Am I the only one who sees a knight titan more than a warlord?

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    1. Considering the new Knights look so much like the old Adeptus Titanicus Warlords, it's not hugely surprising.

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    2. I am very happy with the redesign personally. The old titans had kind of a silly look to them.

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    3. Style wise sure, but check the stitched together photos again, there's no way any Knight is going to tower over a Reaver , or be armed with a triple barrel turbo laser.

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    4. That's what I thought initially given the Knight-styling of the head and torso details but watching the release video...there's no Knights in sight, just a Warhound Titan, then a Reaver...then that Warlord.

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    5. I just assume its a reboot/redesign of them, I love it personally.

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    6. The knights were based very much on the plastic warlords of the late 80s which had two heads, a knight's helmet head and a skull with a helmet on head.

      If i could afford this i'd be really hoping for the old skull head as an option!

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    7. Maybe there will be an alternate less knight like head?
      Also the legs look kinda diffrent to the epic model.

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    8. looks like a knight castellan to me

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    9. I'm not a huge fan of the aesthetic of the thing. It really just looks like an overblown knight. They should have stuck with the older design.

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  5. Scratch builders are gonna be so pissed...

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    1. Should Forgeworld buy them some tissues, or just not make a model then?

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    2. Or they are going to still have the awesome fruits of their design and work regardless.

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    3. Why? They've can probably buy a horse with money they'll have saved.

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    4. What's better than one Titan? Two!

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    5. A horse would be significantly cheaper. Upfront costs of a horse aren't much. It's the upkeep costs that get you.

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    6. Doogle: they gotta hand them out with the tissues and for free....we won't be happy until they do.

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  6. That is a beautiful Mars-pattern version of the Epic Lucius-pattern.

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  7. I like the redesign of the head quite a lot. I can't wait to see the price tag though. The Reaver is like $600 US, right? So a grand for the Warlord?

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    1. The Reaver body alone is around $650 to $700 (depending the exchange rate). I'm guessing the body for this will be in the $850-$950 range.

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    2. No One will Pay 1000,- for a resin figure. You can get a car for that price.

      Lets hope they dont make this a Event showcase model that no One in their right mind will buy.

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    3. I'm considering buying a Forge World Warlord
      Titan if they release it.

      When properly built and well painted big Forge World models can easily earn back their original price and more, so they are not a bad investment.

      The big Forge World models also have a rarity to them and a slow seller like a Warlord would be no excpetion. I recently made three times my money back via ebay on the LoTR Amon Sul / Weathertop model from a few years back.

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  8. Forget trying to pay for it, how in the hell are you supposed to transport it? Then of course there's the storage issue....why yes Mr. Warlord titan, you can live in the spare bedroom if you'd like...

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    1. bet a baby stroller for it :)

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    2. I have a stroller about to go to the consignment shop I'd better save!

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    3. well my bedroom & my office (both rooms) is 40ft L and 60ft wide.....i have plenty of space for a titan legion let alone a singular warlord.

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    4. This made me laugh,
      "Hi sorry but the spare bedroom is taken your gunna have to sleep on the couch"
      *warlord titan stands menacingly on spare bed staring at the doot cannons at the ready*

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  9. Always thought I wanted the Epic 40K style titan, such as Imperius Dictatio in the graphic novels, but this titan is look simply fantastic!

    Also seems to be armed with 2x shoulder mounted triple turbo-laser destructor's, a volcano cannon (left arm) and the right looks a little like a melta based weapon, thoughts?

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  10. Those legs look flimsy. Reaver has more stable chassis, IMHO

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    1. add some height "spacers" to the reaver legs and use those instead, also do agree it seems ungainly (more so than a regular titan would be)

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  11. Everyone asking about the Manta price comparison as if they're owed something.

    Maybe the rumor mongers would have mentioned price if they had it. Just saying.

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    1. I'd think you would know by now, that the first thing to do after getting new and exciting news is to get upset about it.

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    2. Huh? I was asking in a 'what do you guys think it'll be?' manner. There's no rumors even involved here anyway.

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    3. Jesus, chill out McDoogle.

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    4. Doogle forgets we should be getting it all for nothing. how new are you to 2015 and the internet Doogle.....SMFH. you accuse us of never being happy or that we are owed something. we are happy now and since we are owed something.....where is that manta.....i want 3 and i demand they are FREEEEEEEEEEE!

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  12. personally i liked the lucius pattern range more. Unfortunately they will not support it any longer.

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  13. i mean designwise was the lucius pattern more related to real world warmachines which i found absolutely awesome. this Knights stuff was always too overloaded.

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  14. So if a reaver is equivalent to a phantom and the warlord is as tall as a phantom how big would the equivalent eldar titan be!

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    1. There isn't one, the Phantom/Warlock titan is as big as they get AFAIK.

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    2. Plus... Eldar have got enough big, nasty weapons for the time being ;)

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    3. No heard of a warlock titan (quick Google) yes please lets have one of those!
      Giant super psyker titan that you cant hit because it sees the shot before you even thought about it! Sounds awesome

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    4. I've actually got an Eldar Titan. Well, I say I've got one, it's really just a big balloon covered in glitter.

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    5. a actually working eldar holofield ? gj andrew lol

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  15. That Mars pattern Warlord looks fickin' immense. I love the way that the Mars patterns hark back to the early Epic Titans for certain styling points rather than the dull blockfest later patterns. Actually assumed that it was a closeup of a Knight Warden from the initial pic given the style of the head, torso & legs being closer to the Questoris & Cerastus Knights than the old Warlords but then actually watched the video and it's just Titans, no Knights.

    I expect it'll be about £600-700 for the body and the usual prices for the arms & carapace weapons. Can't see it costing as much as a Manta, FW actually want to sell these. lol

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    1. I've no doubt this is going to be a low-volume item. A buddy of mine bought a Manta a year ago, and it was #86. They've only sold 85 of them before he got his last year.

      I would expect the Warlord chassis alone to be around $900+, with the different weapons in the $200+ range, easily.

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    2. I have seen like 2 mantas ever on the inet. If they price this in the "buy 2-3 armies or a car instead" range, no One will buy this.
      Only chinamen recasting.

      Its a apoc only unit. Who plays apoc that much? Its a dust collector.
      Really cool but not going to be used as much.

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  16. Is it just me that's cynical about the timing of this massively popular announcement? It's suddenly popped up on a day when we're seeing leaks that show slightly controversial and unpopular buffs to eldar.

    Maybe it's just because I work in journalism, but it's classic PR strategy to distract people from niggling bad news with another major announcement. It's just like the British government saying that 9/11 is a "good day to bury bad news".

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    1. pollies do it come election time as well in order to be re-elected and promise all sorts of thing but once they get back in "it's business as usual" this stinks of the same tactics

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    2. More likely, and far less sneakily, it's timed to coincide with Warhammer World's reopening next month...

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  17. I'd be interested to see it, but who the hell has $1000 to throw into one model?

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    1. I do. So do a couple of my other rich hobbyist friends.

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    2. I do, I want something to tower over my army of heretics. TEH CHAOS TITAN

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    3. I'm a tad embarrassed to admit I do too, I've had money put aside for one of these for a few years....almost can't believe it's actually happening.

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    4. if it exists for real it might tempt me back into the hobby ... I love modelling the big engines

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    5. i don't have the money. but i do have something that's more valuable. time and skill to make these myself. so scratchbuilding for the win. (my own calculations sets it at $100 Australian $ per warlord or warhound/reaver, price doesn't change that much between the three titans)

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    6. I have the money. But since 6th we havent played any apoc.
      So this is a Investment that i have to think about, if i will really use this model,like more than 1 or 2 times in the next years.
      Dont need more Titans collectors dust
      Besides there is a company makeing 300,- warlord Titans from styro.

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    7. Yeah, but no-one really wants a foam Titan when FW do a far superior one in resin.

      Besides, now that GW have Warlords on the table again I wouldn't count on other companies getting away with rip-off Titan designs so much...

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    8. Some people allready have the foam One. Some have scratchbuilds.

      Sure people will want the "real deal" but if the price is too High you will only have a handfull of people getting this.

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  18. i sure hope those legs can support all that weight

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  19. I literally just bought a Reaver the other day...

    Damnit Forgeworld!

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    1. once my order of plasticard arrives my reaver will continue to be built. (but so will my warlord and warhound)

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    1. That through me off. I was thinking wasn't book IV already out. Went and read it 3 times. Then seeing the video and it saying V.

      So I guess the IV is a typo.

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  21. Talking of titans have you guys seen this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUI91Bwym-Y&list=FLuPmZ6jWbbkiNA5r0BrEXuw&index=5 if I had his setup I would die a happy man ;)

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    1. Wow. Never mind his set up (which is incredible), if I had his money I'd die a happy man. On the other hand, judging by that battlefield it looks like forgeworld propably have all his money now.

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    2. The pro footballer angle? I think that ship has sailed...

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  22. I'd love an official Warlord Titan!

    That way I can look at it and laugh at how I'm never going to be able to afford one!

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    1. Yeah that's the spirit...^^
      The mere fact of looking it will be delightfully frustrating, just like when I was a young boy with no credit card, reading the FW catalogue again and again and again... Can't wait! 8^D

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    2. ^We had the same childhood

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  23. I remember speaking to Will Hayes a few years ago about this at one of the open days... He always went on about doing the Epic style beetleback type for the warlord.. Dunno if that's what'll get done in the long run but I suspect it'll be a good model...just as long as there is a Chaos variant!

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  24. How long will it take for Chinaforge to replicate it is the real question. My guess is the over under @5 weeks.....

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  25. Am I the only one curious to know the rules for this beast? I guess if it is actually a warlord and they will publish rules for it then FW have no limits for what they will release in the future, I mean they will probably make The Emperor and publish rules for him in the siege of terra book, I don't know about you guys but that is one character that I don't want released to keep all the mystery and legends about him alive, making rules and a model kind of kills this for me.

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    1. Well, some people I know said the same about the Primarchs, and now they are happy men nevertheless, with less money and more minis of our beloved superhuman demigods...
      I have mixed feelings too, but for the moment FW has made a great job with the HH, enough to keep nostalgia at bay. ^^

      Oh, and there were rules for the Warlord in the first Apo book, thought they probably won't be the same (shoulder mounted laser blaster, really?). The limits have already been broken, FW is not at guilty, your honor! |:^)

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    2. I'm telling you now!

      When Forgeworld make a model for the Emperor, it will undoubtedly be a Diorama (like Abaddon vs Loken) based upon the famous artwork of the Emperor and Horus with Sanguinius dead on the floor.

      I'm calling it now. Price will be £200+ at the least.

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  26. That composite was by Brother Chaplain Kage on the Bolter and Chainsword, actually.

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  27. Imperial knight evolved into...

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