Warhammer Fest 2016: Acastus Porphyrion Knight Spotted

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Knight Titan Warhammer Fest 2016

 

That’s one BIG Knight. You could almost call it a …Titan. I know who to call to bring the big guns to bear!

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Acastus Porphyrion? More like Grim-Dark Rifleman!

  • Cylux

    That’s a Knight, rather than a Titan isn’t it?
    The Last frame based on the old Trio.

    • Byungwook Kim

      Before you argue knights aren’t titan..

      • Alpharius

        They aren’t.

        Anyway, this guy is as big as a warhound. He eclipses the previous mock-up we saw in February.

      • Ross Allan

        Described in the seminar as the biggest a Knight can get before moving into Titan Class. Single pilot, Throne Mechanicum. Defo a Knight!

      • georgelabour

        Okay you’ve now shown us a picture which shows two knights, and doesn’t even have the word titan on it.

        So..still a knight.

        But at least you’re right that it’s not really an argument.

      • Dave

        “That’s not a knight, this is a knight!” (said in an Australian accent)

      • JP

        So much for thinking this guy could be converted from a plastic knight. That’s about as tall as a warhound right?

  • Farseerer

    Strength D Ap1 Heavy 4, Apocalyptic Blast, Ignores Cover

    • Dan Wilson

      The rules Ive seen say “magna lascannon” 72″ s10 ap1 ordnance 2, large blast, and they’re twin linked.

  • Arthfael

    Hauntingly beautiful!

  • ieyke

    That thing really highlights how unimpressive the basic Knight model is.
    Hell, this thing looks more badass than literally all of the Titan models.

    Too bad ForgeWorld didn’t make a proper Warlord Titan. This thing would be a perfect companion for a proper modern style Warlord.

    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/3/3d/Legio_Invicta_Warlord.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111016204343

    • Randy Randalman

      I disagree. The basic Knight is perfect for what it is: basic. It’s a versatile kit loaded with detail, and easily the simplest to assemble and manage because it’s plastic. It’s also far more affordable. Nobody saw the Knight kit and thought it was “unimpressive.” upon debut. FW just took the designs and ran with it. GW’s job is to produce something that fits on a certain sprue count, in a certain package type, and is more of a “general audience” product which is easy to mass produce. FW isn’t under nearly the same pressure to do that.

      • georgelabour

        Working with an atrapos kit myself right now and I have to agree with you on the quality of the plastic kit.

        It may not be as ‘oooooo’ inducing, or as poseable but it’s oozing with its own level of quality work, dripping with details, and yet still a relatively simple model kit to put together.

        About the only knock against it would be those mono pose legs. But as I fiddle with the cerastus’s legs and fret over all that I could mess up while getting it put together I’m quite glad GW chose to keep things simple.

        • JP

          If I may interject. What I love about the plastic knights is how easy they go together. Other big kits, you have to use the instructions constantly to make sure you’ve got all the right parts in the right places, no matter how many of them you build. You put one or two knights together and after that, you can almost do it by memory with barely a glance at the instructions now and again. Their assembly is so smooth and logical, with enough parts that you get good detail, but not so many that it becomes confusing or difficult to figure out what bit goes where. I honestly believe the Knights are the absolute best kit GW has made to date. Now, if only they could give us upgrade sprues to get more carapace and pintle weapon options. Maybe even another arm gun… like a big plasma cannon of some sort.

          • georgelabour

            Having put together 8 of them myself I have to agree. Though I still double check the instructions when it comes to those Y-shaped curving support strusts that the lower part of the calf armor attaches to.

            For some reason I always seem to put them in backwards. XD

          • JP

            EIGHT?! Showoff. I’m only working on 3-5 right now. I’ll have one of each all with interchangeable weapons and arms so I can play them as loyalist or renegade. Got me the renegade set and one more for half price on a charity auction. Nothing is more satisfying to me than getting fukhuge robots and helping people at the same time.

      • ieyke

        The Knight kit is unimpressive.

    • Emprah

      Damn I want that Lucius pattern titan.

      • georgelabour

        There’s a european company called Tsipis games that produces ‘warbringers’ that are very much inspired by that lucius pattern warlord. They’re also not just a bunch of art thieves recasting other people’s hard work.

        Sadly I can’t confirm anything other than that and the fact their ‘not titans’ are built out of a core of foam with resin detailing going over that to get around the issues of weight and cost.

        http://www.tsipisgames.com/

    • Gideon Ernesto

      At least the have the Lucius head now.

  • georgelabour

    Hopefully I can get my Atrapos put together and table ready before this thing drops.

    Also from the pictures it looks like it’ll be the same size as my old armorcast Warhounds.

    • An_Enemy

      Have you proxied it? I’ve played two games with my Atrapos. I feel it’s the best Warlord option for a Questoris or 40k list, but its failed to do much aside from wipe a Seer Council and have its flareshield and it’s 3++ ignored by D.

      Granted, my Knight army is new.

      • georgelabour

        Not yet. I’ve been teaching newer players how to fight against my Mechanicus and wolves lately so my knights are mostly shelved. I’m also not a huge fan of proxies

        I did get asked to bring 11 knights to an apocalypse event next month though so I’ve had to ponder hurriedly getting it pinned together and ready.

        Honestly I just got it because it was neat looking, and they had that win a titan contest going at the time. I expect it to be focused down and annihilatyed when it shows up alongside my other knights merely because it’s so much scarier looking. In fact I’m building my current tactics around using it as ‘bait’ so that the smaller suits can survive that crucial second turn that tends to make or break a pure knight army.

        Though if the upcoming FAQ clears up a few issues with the sanctuary relic I may see about employing it as a more agressive unit. Two flare shields, and seven hull points along with its weaponry, and natural speed could make for a potent blitzing unit.

  • aka_mythos

    I think FW has gone too big with this Knight. The Cerastus was taller but the hull wasn’t really bigger. Even with the weapons it has I don’t think this one needs to be as tall or bulky. Visually I feel this runs too far afield because of the size and makes it impractical for non-apocalypse sized games.

    FW really needs to do something intermediate to the the Paladin and Cerastus chassis; in the absence of something to bridge that gap there is too strong a visual dissonance between the GW and FW Knights.

  • Talos2

    It’s really nice. Kind of a big leviathan in the top half and a smaller reaver Titan in the legs. Think we’re going to see a fair number of these on tables