Reaver Battle Titan
The Reaver Battle Titan is a frontline combat titan, designed for direct confrontation with the enemy. Whilst an old pattern, and slowly being phased out in favour of the new, larger Warlord Battle Titan, it still sees frequent use among the titan legions, especially as a fire support for Warlords or groups of Warhounds. Standing at approximately 22 metres (75 feet) high, it is a daunting figure on the battlefield. Reavers primarily serve as vanguards for the Warlords, there to fan out and prevent the larger and slower Warlords from being flanked, so they can keep the enemy boxed into the Warlord's field of fire.
Chaos Reaver Titan
Also known as the Ravager-Class Titans, the Chaos Reaver Titans are just as deadly as their loyalist counterparts and tend to be possessed by daemons to boot. They are a twisted and corrupted amalgamation of the machine god. 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 butthurt 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. Over time, Chaos Reaver Battle Titans become an amalgam of daemon and machine. Like the Heldrakes, their once living crews fused to the controls and their souls subsumed into the Titan's tainted Machine Spirit, the war machine itself now a single being dedicated to destruction and butchery, reborn to spend an eternity of battle in servitude to Chaos.
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. Many of the lesser beings who serve Chaos make obeisance to them, offering sacrifices of captives and even their own lives to slake these towering monsters' thirst for blood.
The Reaver can be equipped with two arm-mounted weapons and one carapace mounted weapon.
On the table
The Reaver is a considerable step up from the Warhound as a mainline battle unit with 60 wounds at toughness 10 with a 3+ save against everything including mortal wounds. That it costs 2400 points and/or your rent for 3 months should preclude its use in anything, ever.
The weapon options are considerably extended over the Warhound as it can choose one warhound weapon alongside its two arm mounted weapons. The stars of the armory here are the Volcano cannon with its d6 s 25 - 12 damage/24 damage vs knights and other titans and the Gatling blaster, which can reliably put 15 battle cannon wounds on infantry. The Laser Blasters which every Reaver ever was armed with have been relegated to a feeble 3d3 S10 Macro shots.
|Forces of the Adeptus Mechanicus|
|Troops:|| Combat Servitors - Electro Priest - Enginseer - Kataphron Battle Servitors |
Myrmidon - Secutarii - Skitarii - Tech Priest - Tech Thrall - Thallax - Ursarax
| Castellan-class robot - Cataphract-class robot - Colossus-class robot |
Conqueror-class robot - Crusader-class robot - Scyllax-class robot
Thanatar-class robot - Vultarax stratos-automata
|Walkers:||Ironstrider Ballistarius - Onager Dunecrawler - Sydonian Dragoon|
|Vehicles:|| Chimera - Galvanic Servohauler - Karacnos Assault Tank - Krios Battle Tank |
Land Raider - Macrocarid Explorator - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Ordinatus
Rhino Transport - Triaros Armoured Conveyer
|Flyers:||Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Storm Eagle|
|Titans:|| Imperator Battle Titan - Imperial Knight - Reaver Battle Titan |
Warhound Scout Titan - Warlord Battle Titan