A Chaos Titan is usually similar in form and tactical function to its Imperial counterparts, but its long exposure to the warping influence of Chaos has transformed many of them into amalgamations of machine and daemon. In some cases, the crew has merged with their machine, making it impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. During the Horus Heresy , half of the Adeptus Mechanicus , including several hundred Titan Legions , turned to the worship of Chaos, taking their mighty war machines with them and thus forming the Dark Mechanicum. Many other Titan Legions have fallen into such corruption in the millennia since the end of the Heresy as well. Contents Notable Chaos Titan Classes Slaanesh Chaos Titans Like their Imperial counterparts, Chaos Scout Titans dedicated to the Pleasure God Slaanesh possess incredible speed, which allows them to start attacking the enemy while the rest of the army is still charging into range.
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A Chaos Titan is usually similar in form and tactical function to its Imperial counterparts, but its long exposure to the warping influence of Chaos has transformed many of them into amalgamations of machine and daemon. In some cases, the crew has merged with their machine, making it impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. During the Horus Heresy , half of the Adeptus Mechanicus , including several hundred Titan Legions , turned to the worship of Chaos, taking their mighty war machines with them and thus forming the Dark Mechanicum.
Many other Titan Legions have fallen into such corruption in the millennia since the end of the Heresy as well. Contents Notable Chaos Titan Classes Slaanesh Chaos Titans Like their Imperial counterparts, Chaos Scout Titans dedicated to the Pleasure God Slaanesh possess incredible speed, which allows them to start attacking the enemy while the rest of the army is still charging into range.
As they skirt around the foe, the Slaanesh Scout Titans flicker with power, tapping raw energy from the Immaterium to maintain their essence within the physical realm. Inside the hardened carapace of each of these fell God-engines is the spirit of a bound daemon , guiding it with sheer force of will, firing its weapons as one might raise a finger. Instead, they are surrounded by a glittering wall of energy created by the Warp-interface within them which anchors the daemonic spirit inside to the material realm.
This shifting, swirling aura is called the Glamour of Slaanesh and makes a Slaanesh Titan very hard to target accurately. Like the Holo-field, the Glamour of Slaanesh proves useless against barrages and other attacks spread over a wide area, as such weapons do not rely on pinpoint accuracy. Additionally, since the Glamour of Slaanesh is an interface with the Immaterium , it also provides a measure of protection against attacks drawing upon the Warp, such as Vortex Missiles or psychic powers.
Similar to an Imperial Warhound-class Titan , the role of these swift war machines is to suppress enemy fire and allow the Slaaneshi forces to attack with minimal resistance. The Subjugator carries a strange array of weaponry, the most potent of which are the Psi-Pulse generators. These are studded with gems and enclose a honeycomb of membranes which resonate to the power of the Warp. The Subjugator uses its own link to the Warp to channel raw psychic power through the generators, creating a Psi-Pulse capable of punching through the thickest armour.
Loping along the flanks of the battlefield, the Subjugator uses its Psi-Pulse to pick off enemy artillery before it can fire. The Subjugator also has two vicious Hell Claws , which it uses to rip armour to shreds and punch through the tough shells of enemy Titans.
A Questor Scout Titan Questor Scout Titan - The Questor Scout Titan is similar to its Subjugator counterpart, only with slightly thicker armour, but its powerful legs can still drive it forward at a considerable pace.
As well as the Tormentor, the Questor also carries two powerful Lascannons , one mounted in the head and the other slung between the legs. Without warning the Scout Titans of Slaanesh attack, the air crackling with power and echoing to their hideous hunting cries.
Protected by the coruscating Glamour of Slaanesh, these deadly war machines race into the fray with long, graceful strides. In the brief and bloody conflict that inevitably ensues, their daemonic weapons unleash a hail of death and destruction which throws the enemy into confusion.
Then, as suddenly as they appear, the war machines of Slaanesh are gone, only to attack again from another point on the battlefield. Almost impossible to pin down, these deadly engines of war have broken many foes of the Lord of Pleasure with their hit-and-run tactics. To their eternal shame, the Titan Legions bear the stain of disloyalty to the Emperor like so many other branches of the Imperial armed forces.
Like the Legio Astartes , many of the Titan Legions also sided with Horus against the Emperor during the dark days of the Horus Heresy, and eventually fled to the dark refuge known as the Eye of Terror when their master was defeated. Many of these dreaded war machines easily date back to long before the Horus Heresy and have had their Machine Spirits wholly corrupted and possessed by the Warp-touched powers of Chaos.
Within the Forces of Chaos, the Reaver-class Titans are ancient and irreplaceable relics left over from the days of the Horus Heresy. To differentiate these corrupted Reavers from their Imperial counterparts, the Imperium has redesignated these war engines Ravager-class Battle Titans, though this name is rarely used. They are the remnants of those Traitor Titan Legions who sided with the traitorous Warmaster Horus during those dark times and whose blasphemous names still echo with dread thousands of Terran years later.
The majority of these monstrous war engines have seen millennia of service with the Chaos forces and have long since become utterly corrupted by the touch of the Ruinous Powers and the Warp.
Others are salvaged Imperial war engines taken from the battlefield as spoils of war, much to the eternal shame of their former masters.
These captured Battle Titans have been subjected to bloody rituals in order to consecrate them to the service of the Chaos Gods. Revered and tended to by the Warp-tainted Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicus , lesser servants of the damned view these towering engines of destruction as incarnate gods of fire and death.
They are the remnants of those Traitor Titan Legions who sided with Horus at that time. The majority of these monstrous war engines have seen millennia of service with Chaos forces and have long since become utterly corrupted by the Chaos Gods and the malign influence of the Warp. Even though there are different versions of the Chaos-altered Warlord-class Titan, the most commonly seen variant operating with the Forces of Chaos is the Banelord Titan. This is the most common class of Chaos Warlord Titan.
Imperator-class and Warmonger-class Emperor Battle Titans are the greatest war engines ever created by the Imperium of Man. Those few Emperor-grade Battle Titans to fall into the hands of the Traitor Legions during the Horus Heresy that still exist today are rarely deployed on the battlefield and only when the Forces of Chaos have decided that they are willing to pay any cost to secure a victory.
Most Chaos Emperor Titans have been possessed by Greater Daemons which have transformed these great war engines into towering leviathans of Warp-corrupted steel and adamantium , a true incarnation of the power of Chaos in the material realm. It is said that after the Augmenautus Rex had fallen disabled, it took another ten solar minutes of sustained fire to destroy it.
It was eventually destroyed 10, standard years later in the 41st Millennium, during an Iron Warriors campaign against the Imperial world of Hydra Cordatus , where the Dies Irae engaged in battle with an entire demi-legion of twelve Imperial Titans, destroying almost all of them before finally being stopped by the Warlord-class Titan Honoris Causa.
During major engagements Warhounds operate on the flanks of the Imperial forces, seeking to engage enemy tanks and infantry formations rather than other Titans, where their lighter weapons can still inflict immense damage and provide the maximum tactical benefit. From the engine room, two Tech-priests make up the final human members of the crew. Yet, over the centuries, these Machine Spirits can develop a surprising amount of independence and even personalities of their own. Deployment Being faster and more agile than a standard Battle Titan, Warhound-class Scout Titans are deployed as the eyes and ears of the Titan Legions on campaign, raging far ahead of the main battle groups. They are the only Titans to be normally deployed by the Titan Legions in packs of two members, as compared to the larger Battle and Emperor Titans which normally operate alone. As a result of this blood-stained history, during the Reformation of the Imperium after the conclusion of the Horus Heresy, the Adeptus Terra ordered the Titan Legions to never again allow Warhound Scout Titans to operate in squads larger than two, to prevent such horrors from being perpetrated upon humanity again.
Jump to: navigation , search Warhounds are often ambushed while attempting to mark their territory. Ever heard of reconnaissance-in-force? Well, this is the Imperial cranked up to eleven version of it. The Warhound class Scout Titan is the smallest Imperial Titan in use although it still reaches around fifteen metres fifty feet at its peak and the fastest of them. During the Horus Heresy , Warhounds tended to operate semi- independently from the bigger Titan Legion in large packs but those days they work in tandem, the pair often taking a complementary weapon loadout and putting the fear of the Omnissiah into everything smaller than a Titan bigger than themselves by murderrapefucking the hell out of them.
Warhound Scout Titan