40K: Ordo Sinister Psi-Titans Are Underway

Latest word from the web says the nastiest Imperial titan order is well into production – the dread psi-titans.

For decades one of the biggest mysteries of the Grimdark was the Ordo Sinister. They are the users of the dread Psi-titans of the Collegio Titanicus, and just recently GW gave us a LOT more detail on them.

Psi-Titans

Psi-Titans are a specialized and feared class of Titan used by the Imperium‘s Collegia Titanica and most notably by the Ordo Sinister.

In place of standard Titan configuration, a Psi-Titan is equipped with highly forbidden Dark Age of Technology-era technology known as the Ciricrux Anima. The Titan is manned by a damned Psykers surgically bound to the cockpit and locked in place against its will. They are in effect slaved to the Blank Perceptor-Intendant, which serves as the Princeps of a Psi-Titan. This unique setup allows a Psi-Titan to project psychic phenomena on a truly gargantuan scale. A Psi-Titan can project waves of abject fear, psychokinesis, biomantic leeching of life, and even temporal distortion.

However the most feared and dreaded ability of a Psi-Titan comes from its Sinistramanus Tenebrae, also known as a Psi-Cannon. This device allows it to focus the psychic antipathy of the bounded psykers, creature a massive Warp breach similar to a Vortex Weapon.

The only encountered type of Psi-Titan are modified Warlords known as the Warlord Sinister class. However other types of Psi-Titans are speculated to exist.

You will remember that Forge World also put out some 40K stats for Imperial Psychic titans in INFERNO, so it looks like one way or the other we’re going to learn all about these guys. Here’s the stats of one of their weapons: The Sisnistramanus Tenebrae. Daemons beware!

 

Well latest word from Titan Owners Club says the minis are coming along.

With the advent of the Psi-Titan rules, one question came up over and over again: are we getting special items to create these weapons and looks?  Today, we bring you the response Forge World has given us on if they will indeed create specific items for the Psi-Titans and when we can expect standard Warlord weapons.  Right now, the Ordo Sinister Titans use the standard head and Belicosa Volcano Cannon but hidden in the imagery by obscurement to make the gun look dark and different.

Here’s what Forge World had to say to us:

“Thanks for contacting us. We know that our studio are working on some specific parts for the Ordo-Sinister Warlord but at the moment we don’t have a time frame for when they will be released unfortunately. This is also the case with more model options for the Warlord Titan in general as there are certainly other options to explore but we have no details at the moment, sorry.”

So we have an official company answer:

  • The Ordo Sinister is in development.
  • It will take hte form of add-on pieces for the Warlord titan.
  • There are other Warlord parts unrelated to the Ordo Sinister that GW wishes to explore.
  • No timeframe is given.

I can’t wait get these big nasties onto the tabletop. Now they need to get on the Eldar Warlock titan…

~So seriously, do you think it’s worth GW’s time to keep cranking out really high end kits like these? Would you pick one up?

  • Kinsman

    Ordo Sinister? They’re connected to the Ordos? Inquisition, Grey Knights, etc? Or are they just tossing the term around, now?

    • Luca Lacchini

      Think the latter. However it’s something that predates the Inquisition and GK themselves, so proper nomenclature is hazy.
      Maybe Legio Sinister would be more fitting, but oh well…

    • ZeeLobby

      30K might just be degenerating to the rule of sounding cool. Expect Ordo Bloodskuller and Order Howlkiller next.

    • Cody Raugh Ferguson

      Admech also uses the term “ordo” for their main research divisions of the 30k era. The Ordo Reductor, the Ordo Ordinatus, the Ordo Titanicus. Inquisition basically stole the term.

      Reality GW is lazy amd.went “well no inquisition to use it let’s give the term to admech instead of making any more new terms”

    • JPMcMillen

      I’m pretty sure the fluff stated that there are more than just the three Ordos we all know and love/hate. Those three are just the biggest. Like we only see rules for 4 of the 6 known assassin types.

      • pokemastercube .

        you are right, in the way of the 2 missing assassins they are not really battlefield types (a hacker who manipulaes data, and another one who infultrates and uses poisons in food/drink and slips away before the person is dead)
        i cant remember all the other parts of the inquisition but one i allways want more fuff on is the one who investigate time travel and manipulation

        • JPMcMillen

          The hacker would be more of an off table support unit, one that could probably be useful in delaying/redirecting your opponents reserves with false/misleading data. As for the poisoner, they do sometimes carry out less subtle missions. Having a 2+ poison pistol and some 4+ poison grenades (small blast), they could probably cause quite a bit of damage if properly used.

    • Aura1

      Ordo just means Order and Sinister means The Left Hand in High Gothic/Latin. Given the Mechanicum wasn’t big on psykers as even a thing, you’d have to presume the 30K pre-Inquisition times were a joint Terran/Martian endeavour once the Silent Sisterhood started encountering more and more powerful psychic foes. The majority of the military forces used things like ‘The Bloody Right Hand’ of the Emperor (in traditional Roman mysticism the right hand being the open and forceful energy and the left secretive and obscured). But Ordo was used for most of the Mechanicum divisions long before the Inquisition came about.

    • Talos2

      Pretty sure they were in the original titanicus game fluff. It’s not a new thing

    • Morgrim

      There are plenty of Ordos that aren’t connected to the Inquisition, within 40k it basically means “an organisation smaller than an Adeptus”.

    • Stormxlr

      No mate,Ordo means order. Ordo Sinister is part of the Talons of the Emperor a group of Ordos that serve only the Emperor and answer directly to him. Adestus Custodes, Sisters of Silence and Ordo Sinister are all members of Talons of the Emperor.
      Ordo Sinister consists of 30 Psy-Warlord Titans. The Emperor ordered Mechanicum to deliver 30 warlord titans to Terra no questions asked.

  • Jukka Vuorisalo

    we´re getting to the EPIC scale of things

    (pardon the pun)

  • Ross Allan

    Psychic Antipathy? It’s a ‘Meh’ Cannon (and pretty bitching too!)

  • stinkoman

    With my warlord on the way, i will definitely be looking forward to this!

  • Ravingbantha

    And still no Warlock Titan

  • Shawn

    Wow! Seven separate $93 USD books for one game. Will it be like the fiction where we get 35+ books that basically cover 1 war?

    • OldHat

      You actually don’t need those books to play. You need 1 or 2 £32 books, depending on your choices. The Black Books are for enthusiasts who want fluff, campaigns, extras, etc. The Red Books are for playing the factions.

      • Shawn

        Gotcha. and 32 pounds is just $40 USD, not a bad price for the books.

        • OldHat

          Worth it. 30k is amazing.

  • pokemastercube .

    the parts add-on bit makes me think of how the chaos reaver’s are done, just a few pannels swaped, icons, ect

  • af

    “Left hand of darkness”? Anti-war and anti-violence Ursula K Le Guin disapproves of this homage 🙂

  • Marco Marantz

    Just a tactic to help sell more Warlord titans with pay-to-win shinanegans. Not that Eldar need any more OP crap but Warlock titans have been around longer. What about a Banelord kit? Nope pander more to imperial players.

    • Crevab

      Ah yes, the highly competitive Apocalyspse League. Truly the most common and balanced game of Warhammer

    • OldHat

      So. Salty.

  • Can I have Warlock Phantom Titan pls?