Take a look at two of the Legions of the Adeptus Titanicus and find out what distinguishes them–one has an unquenchable lust for glory, and the other hungers for it ravenously.
That’s right friends, just a quick one to round out the evening (or morning, depending on where you are). Today we have a look at the Legios Gryphonicus and Tempestus, two of the most glory hungry legions out of the Collegia Titanica–and that’s saying something, because if there’s one thing a Princeps loves more than glory, it’s the facets of the Adeptus Mechanicus that they’ve been programmed to secretly love through years of subtle influence via the Mind-Impulse Unit which renders them pawns in a greater game that spans millennia–but even that only edges out their love of glory by a little.
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For two centuries, the Legions of the Adeptus Titanicus have served in the armies of the Imperium, but their origins lie long before this time of enlightenment and conquest. Few outside the secretive Martian Priesthood know the truth of how Titans came to be, but fragments of data suggest that, in an age long past, civil war split Mars as debased cults swept across the Red Planet. Only the creation of three Orders of mighty war machines, known as the Triad Ferrum Morgulus, stood against and defeated these hereteks who threatened Mars. From these three Orders of war engines, the Collegia Titanica was founded, and over the centuries, scores of Titan Legions were formed.
Each Titan Legion has its own unique heraldry and colour scheme to mark them out in the heat of battle – and each also has its own unique traits, a personality honed over decades or even centuries of battle. In your games of Adeptus Titanicus, you can harness these traits to play your Legio of choice in a unique way – some may allow you to use unique combinations of Titans, add additional equipment to your war engines, or provide different ways to engage your foes. There are two examples in the Adeptus Titanicus rulebook, with more to come in future expansions.
Here’s a look at the first such order, the Legio Gryphonicus
Legio Gryphonicus are renowned as glory hunters, prideful and constantly seeking honour in battle. Yet they did not fall to the lures of Chaos. Instead, their pride and lust for glory are channelled into righteous fury against those Titan Legions who have spat upon their oaths. In battle, a War Griffons Titan will target a single enemy engine and vow to bring it down, no matter the cost.
And here’s the glory-hungry rules for the Legio Tempestus:
The Stormlords of the Legio Tempestus were one-third of the Triad Ferrum Morgulus, and have one of the longest rolls of honour of any Legio – but this didn’t stop the bulk of the Tempestus Titans turning traitor after decades serving with Horus himself. A garrison left behind on Mars remained loyal, sacrificing themselves in the opening engagements of the Mechanicum civil war. In this, they upheld the paramount tradition of their Legio – finding glory in death.
These two legions just can’t get enough of the stuff; you’d think they’d marry glory, given how much they love it, and if you look at the rules, you’ll find that indeed they have. How will YOUR Titan Legion love/lust/have an odd attraction to glory?