Mighty Titans. Did I mention that melta-cannons fire a ten inch template?
With 8k points a side, today was an all-day battle. The forces of order were in a deeply fortified position at the center of the board, and had the forces of disorder barreling down on each side. My share of the battle, consisted of 2k points of Emperor's Children: One (old school) Reaver Titan with twin-melta cannons and an apocalypse launcher, one (old school) landraider, five chaos space marines and a chaos lord. Post holiday feast, I wanted to move as few models a turn as possible! Here is a shot of the titan and some of his friends:
One day I will post pics of my whole Emperor's Children Chaos Space Marine forces. I tried to use only 2nd edition models (rhinos, predators, dreadnoughts, vindicator, land raider etc), and the vehicles really form a cohesive pre-heresey feel. While not nearly as beautiful as the Forgeworld Reaver titan, my Armorcast model not only fits the out-dated theme of my collection, but also cost 1/3 of the Forgeworld price.
My overall opinion of Apocalypse has not changed much: I think that it can be a fun way to spend a day enjoying the more social and lighthearted elements of our hobby. While by no means balanced, it certainly was fun to fire one weapon, and destroy three vehicles, two squads, and a bastion. Here is another pic of my Emperor's Children Titan taking aim: