Titan close combat weapon
Titan Close Combat Weapon (aka Titan CCW or TCCW) is the generic name given to the oversized and extremely deadly close quarters combat weapons fitted to some titan-class vehicles and Knights.[1a] Several races are known to fit such weapons to their titans, including the Imperium[1b], Eldar and Orks.[1c]
- 1 Titan Close Combat Weapon Types
- 2 Types
- 3 See Also
- 4 Sources.
- 5 Related Articles
Titan Close Combat Weapon Types
For vehicles as large as titans "close combat" is a relative term, essentially starting once the enemy has gotten within the vehicle's defensive shield perimeter. Accordingly, titan close combat weapons are often large enough to mount additional secondary ranged weapon systems, as in the case of the Eldar Phantom Titan Power Fist or are themselves extremely short-ranged energy weapons of surpassing power, such as the Imperial Laser Burner. Most typically, however, titan close combat weapons resemble standard close combat weapons used by the infantry of the race that built the titan, but on a stupendous scale and utilising essentially the same technologies.
The Reaper Chainsword is a smaller type of Titan chainsword carried by Imperial Knights. Once at the beginning of human colonization of space this chainswords used for tree-falling. Though only the height of three men, the Reaper's adamantine teeth are no less deadly: swung with all the power of the Knight's servo-motors, the Reaper is capable of cleaving through practically anything, from the thick ferrocrete walls of a defensive bunker to a Super-Heavy Vehicle. The very sound of this chainsword has been known to cause enemies to flee.
Titan Power Claw
Titan Power Fist
The Thunderstrike Gauntlet is a smaller type of Titan power fist carried by Imperial Knights. Crackling with destructive energies, the Thunderstrike Gauntlet allows the Knight to rip apart its enemy, even tearing limbs off of Titans. When used as a bludgeon instrument the gauntlet releases a deafening thunderclap upon impact, so powerful it is capable of hurling Battle Tanks through the air to land amongst the enemy and crush them beneath the vehicle's weight.
Titan Power Glaive
Known also as the Ashuna-Valcry'le, roughly translated as 'Sleepless Harbinger of Destruction', the Power Glave is one of the less-common weapons wielded by an Eldar Phantom Titan. In addition to its deadly close combat blades the weapon also mounts two Starcannons.
Titan Power Lance
Types of Titan Power Lances include the Cerastus Shock Lance.
Hekaton Siege Claw
This close-range weapon can smash vehicles and buildings asunder.
Perhaps the most feared of the Castigator’s weapons - Tempest Sword is a complex relic fitted with lethal and strange energy generation systems little understood in the 41st Millennium even by the Sacristans that tend the Castigator Knights. It is capable of carving a fellow Knight to molten ruin or rendering vast swathes of foes to burning ash.
- 1: Apocalypse
- 2: Swordwind Part 1 - Eldar Forces pg. 24 (save archive page, dated November 2010, last accessed 13 January 2016)
- 3: Epic Armageddon Rulebook pg.165
- 4: Codex Titanicus (1st Edition)
- 5: Forgeworld Titans
- 6: Forge World (last accessed 30 May 2015)
- 7: Codex: Imperial Knights (7th Edition), pgs. 22, 117
- 8: FW Cerastus Knight Castigator PDF (last accessed 30 March 2016)
- 9: White Dwarf September 2016'', The Ultimate Guide to... Imperial Knights - Imperial Knight Houses