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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[2] and Orks.[1c]

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[2] or are themselves extremely short-ranged energy weapons of surpassing power, such as the Imperial Laser Burner.[3] 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.


Titan Chainfist

Chaos Banelord with Titan-class Chainfist.[4a]

Reaper Chainfist

The Reaper Chainfist is a smaller type of Titan chainfist carried by Knight Acherons Imperial Knights.[8]

Reaper Chainfist[8]

Titan Chainsword

Ork Stompa with Titan-class Chainsword.[Needs Citation]

Reaper Chainsword

The Reaper Chainsword is a smaller type of Titan chainsword carried by Imperial Knights.[7] Once at the beginning of human colonization of space this chainswords used for tree-falling.[9] 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.[7]

Reaper Chainsword

Titan Power Claw

Arioch-pattern Power Claw used on Warlord Titans

Titan Power Fist

Reaver Titan with Titan-class Power Fist

Thunderstrike Gauntlet

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.[7]

Thunderstrike Gauntlet

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.

Eldar Phantom Titan with a Titan-class Power Glaive.[5]

Titan Power Lance

Imperial Knight with a Titan-class Power Lance.[4b]

Types of Titan Power Lances include the Cerastus Shock Lance.

Hekaton Siege Claw

Imperial Knight Styrix with Hekaton Siege Claw
Hekaton Siege Claw of Knight Magaera

This close-range weapon can smash vehicles and buildings asunder.

Tempest Warblade

Imperial Knight Castigator with Tempest Warblade

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.[8]

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