If there was ever one group that was responsible for inspiring the growth of Warhammer, it is the Titans. They came to the show way back in 1998, when tabletop was as popular as snow storms. However, once player got their hands on them it was a different story.
Games Workshop rolled out the first ever titan which served as a launching pad for epic-scale gaming. Adeptus Titanicus introduced us to Imperial titans in a way that was never done before. This game opened up new worlds like that of Horus Heresy and illuminated vast new regions of grimdark that were previously unexplored.
However, when they launched the game, it was a total hit. people were impressed by styrofoam buildings. They fell in love with the 6 plastic warlord titans that came in the box. These guys were the original team and had some of the worst names you ever see. Here is what they were named:
- Warlord Titan
- Reaver Titan
- Warhound Titan
There were more weapons options than actual parts of the hull to assemble in the original “beetle-back” Warlord. It could be purchased in sets of 6 in the below “Battle Titans” plastic box.
Reaver medium titans were introduced in quick succession and had the same modular design as the Warlord. However, they were all metal instead of plastic, and they didn’t allow for mix-and-match weapons like the Warlords did.
The sets were now a bigger brawl on the battleground and fans were more excited about the new toys. Yet, there was chatter as well and although communication was a lot slower back then, made some leeway. Games Workshop that they were getting it right.
Warhound scout titans joined the Reavers and brought incredible speed to the Titan legions. Although they were only mounted with two weapon hardpoints, they were fast enough to intercept the larger lumbering titans and gain a stronghold in the rear