AMTL Revisited

So, my return to painting was proving a big success. My Eldar army had more than doubled in size and was now comprehensive enough to sign off as complete, and I was all ready to move on to other projects. My titan legion was next on the list. It was more or less complete anyway; there were just a few things that I wanted to add before I could properly call it done. So I prepared a couple of Warhound Titans for painting. And…

I ground to a halt.

Well, not quite. But almost. I went from painting a formation or two a week to maybe turning out a model every couple of months. Moving to a full-time job meant I suddenly had much less free time and there were also changes to my evening schedule that meant I had less time for painting.

And so the months passed. And more months passed. In the end the small expansion I had planned to the army took over six months to complete. But at last, the army is finished!

AMTL Group shot

AMTL Group shot

AMTL Group shot

The most prominent additions to the army are the two packs of Warhound Titans. One pack is armed with Inferno Guns and Vulcan Mega-bolters, for an anti-infantry role:

Warhound Titans

The others are armed with Turbolaser Destructors and Plasma Blastguns, for a more anti-armour role:

Warhound Titans

In addition to the extra Titans, I also painted up a few extra Forge Knights. Recent revisions to the army list mean that these come in formations of five rather than six, so I now had two spare. Adding another three meant that I had a third formation.

Forge Knights

Forge Knights

Forge Knights

Finally, I added a formation of Crusader robots to the army. These are the only models in this army that don’t date back to at least the second edition of Epic. Old Crusader robot models are difficult to acquire and so instead I went for these 3D-printed models from Shapeways.

Robots

Aside from these additions, the army is the same as before, consisting of two more packs of Warhounds:

Warhound Titans Warhound Titans

Six Reavers:

Reaver Titan Reaver Titan Reaver Titan Reaver Titan Reaver Titan Reaver Titan

Two Warlords:

Warlord Titan Warlord Titan

And the Imperator:

Imperator Titan

These additions bring the total points value of the army up to a very nice round 10,000 points under the latest AMTL army list:

Emperor Class Titan (Imperator) 1,250
Warlord Battle Titan
Turbolaser Destructor
Turbolaser Destructor
Volcano Cannon
Gatling Blaster
725
25
25
50
25
Warlord Battle Titan
Support Missile
Turbolaser Destructor
Laser Blaster
Gatling Blaster
725
75
25
50
25
Reaver Battle Titan
Apocalypse Rocket Launcher
Turbolaser Destructor
Turbolaser Destructor
575
25
25
25
Reaver Battle Titan
Apocalypse Rocket Launcher
Volcano Cannon
Gatling Blaster
575
25
50
25
Reaver Battle Titan
Carapace Landing Pad
Quake Cannon
Quake Cannon
575
(Free)
75
75
Reaver Battle Titan
Apocalypse Rocket Launcher
Laser Blaster
Gatling Blaster
575
25
50
25
Reaver Battle Titan
Laser Burner
Melta Cannon
Plasma Cannon
575
(Free)
50
25
Reaver Battle Titan
Apocalypse Rocket Launcher
Laser Blaster
Titan Close Combat Weapon
575
25
50
25
Warhound Pack
Plasma Blastgun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
Plasma Blastgun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
275
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
Warhound Pack
Plasma Blastgun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
Plasma Blastgun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
275
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
Warhound Pack
Inferno Gun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
Inferno Gun
Vulcan Mega-bolter
275
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
(Free)
Warhound Pack
Plasma Blastgun
Turbolaser Destructor
Plasma Blastgun
Turbolaser Destructor
275
(Free)
25
(Free)
25
Forge Knight Maniple 250
Forge Knight Maniple 250
Forge Knight Maniple 250
Crusader Scout Maniple 150
Total 10,000

So that’s another Epic army finished. Last time I stopped working on this army I was planning to add, as a small separate project, a wing of Imperial aircraft. This is still my intention and will probably be what I paint next. But even though that will likely consist of only six models, I have no idea how long it will take. After that, I plan to move onto my Chaos army with the aim of bringing it up to the same completed state as my Eldar. I also have reasonably-sized armies of Imperial Guard and Space Marines waiting to be painted up, and vague plans for small armies of Orks and possibly Tau and/or Tyranids. But how long any of that will take, or even how much of it I will ever get around to remains to be seen.

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