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    Titans - are they worth it?

    Have been looking at these imperial knights lately and thinking to myself why content with a few knights when you can order yourself warhounds and reavers from Forge World.

    My question to you is: are they really worth their huge pricetag? I have seen a few of you selling so why are they not up to your expectations? Also if you are getting one then which will you go for with what loadout? Cheers.

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    Re: Titans - are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Importman View Post
    Have been looking at these imperial knights lately and thinking to myself why content with a few knights when you can order yourself warhounds and reavers from Forge World.

    My question to you is: are they really worth their huge pricetag? I have seen a few of you selling so why are they not up to your expectations? Also if you are getting one then which will you go for with what loadout? Cheers.

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    Personally I love my Reaver titan, it is the center of my collection and there is nothing quite like the reaction people have when they see him on the table. I can't imagine selling him. As far as load outs go... it varies, but I like Apoc Missile launcher, Laser blaster and gatling blaster. It's nice and varied and makes for an interesting game. I also have the titan power fist, but haven't played another Titan so haven't gotten to use it for anything yet. If you want the lay the smack down you can always go laser blaster, laser blaster, turbo laser for 8 larger blast Destroyer strength shots per turn.
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    I don't have a Warhound yet, but a couple of those would be a lot of fun I would imagine as they have agile.

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    Re: Titans - are they worth it?

    Play Epic Armageddon instead! - it's a much more tactical and enjoyable game than 40k and you can get a large titan legion for a fraction of the cost of a 40k titan and use the legion in a regular few hour long game. Link for the EpicA titan legion list here.

    I probably have 40 odd titans of all classes and types.
    Last edited by GlynG; 14-04-2014 at 10:18.

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    Re: Titans - are they worth it?

    Knight Titans in 40k are definitely worth it, especially in games of apocalypse where they really shine.

    Full Size titans, I am not so sure- I have seen an eldar Revenant torn apart by fire from Baneblades & Shadowswords, so I wonder if it is better to just use Knight Titans & Superheavy Tanks instead of full titans.
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    Re: Titans - are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanai View Post
    Knight Titans in 40k are definitely worth it, especially in games of apocalypse where they really shine.

    Full Size titans, I am not so sure- I have seen an eldar Revenant torn apart by fire from Baneblades & Shadowswords, so I wonder if it is better to just use Knight Titans & Superheavy Tanks instead of full titans.
    I think the misconception is that titans are indestructible/unbeatable, but they are just another unit that fills a roll and MUST be properly supported or you will loose a huge points investment. Different titans fill different rolls and learning proper tactics will determine how useful they are (just like any unit). I use my Reaver as a long range firing platform, and generally don't move it at all during the game. I park it the very furthest corner so that nothing can get behind it and then blob layers of cultist in front of it so that it can't be assaulted. With 4 void shields and 18hp it is a task to take it down with fire at range.

    My knights have been very poor performers, in general I feel and are not worth the points to me at this point. This is admittedly because I have yet to find an effective roll for them and they die to easily for such a large point investment. I feel like if I was playing against them they wouldn't be effective in apoc as they would be the perfect target for my Reaver. Large points cost and pretty much a guaranteed kill with one turn of it's shooting with one Laser blaster(thought process is, large enough it likely won't scatter off, min 1hp + 1-3 more hp x3 shots = min 6 hp).

    I'm certainly not saying they aren't a worth while unit, I'm just curious how you would use them to get a good return on investment as I have yet to do so.
    Last edited by bladeiai; 14-04-2014 at 15:37.

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