Sunday, 17 May 2015
Forge World Warlord Titan - First Photo And Price Tag Leaked?
Because apparently the Manta Missile Destroyer wasn't enough of a cash cow, we're getting Warlord Titans. By this point it's really no surprise. Even before the trailer was released, announcing their addition to the next Horus Heresy book, people had been predicting their arrival for years. With Reaver Titans out, Baneblades fully milked to death and aircraft floundering, there was nowhere to go but bigger. How big is it? Well, there's been a few pictures released showing the Second Edition design, teasing their true scale but little else.
At least until now.
Leaked onto Facebook by Maxwell Lacn, we have this particular post depicting the new class of Titan in all its gloriously goofy grandeur:
Yeah. Big bastard isn't it. Given the estimates of the leg size and the people standing behind it, we can guess this thing is probably going to stand at roughly 60cm tall. Give or take a little of course, and well under the full size a Warlord Titan is supposed to be, yet it's still one of the biggest things produced by the company to date. How top heavy this thing will be and how well the company's legendarily difficult resin will be to stick together, that's going to be another problem.
For the moment though, let's look at that price. $1950 translates to £1240 in British terms. It's admittedly just a rumour, yet this would make it eclipse even the bigger Manta and might be another effort to see what they can get away with. The Manta was ultimately a one-shot, but with this they have the opportunity to try and expand things further, with greater range of variants and weapons. Those obscenely large shoulder guns at least look as if they could easily be switches out for a few more powerful cannons.
Anyway, if this is a fake then it's a pretty damn convincing fake.