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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the the game system. For other uses of Adeptus Titanicus, see Adeptus Titanicus (disambiguation).

The Adeptus Titanicus game was the first to introduce the idea of Epic scale gaming. One player controlled some Imperial Titans whilst the other controlled some Chaos Titans, re-enacting battles from the Horus Heresy. The titans had modular arms so weapons could be changed to add more flavour.

White Dwarf expansion articles allowed gamers to use Titans from other armies in their battles. Also, in combination with the first edition of Space Marine, the players could add infantry and smaller vehicles. The game was further expanded with the addition of the Codex Titanicus book.

Adeptus Titanicus
Adeptus Titanicus box cover.jpg
Box art
Manufacturer Games Workshop
Designer Jervis Johnson
Followed by Titan Legions (game)
Released 1988
Scale 6mm
Players 2+
Game time 1-2 hours

Box Contents

  • Rulebook
  • 12 Warlord Titans
  • 8 buildings
  • Numerous paper counters


Adeptus Titanicus is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, around M30 during the Horus Heresy. During this time, thousands of battles were fought between armies of Titans and war machines across the galaxy. The tremendous firepower available with a Titan makes it a deadly weapon, able to kill hundreds in a single salvo. You are given control as the commander, or princeps, of the Titan legions of the Adeptus Titanicus. Whether you follow the traitors or loyalists is up to you, but to succeed you will need fast thinking and good planning, or you shall suffer only death on the battlefield.


A reboot of the game, with all-new miniatures, was released in 2018.


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