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Epic 40,000?

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Cyrano:
Epic has lived many lives.  The original "Space Marine" -- square bases for infantry -- was very popular at the height of my time B4YO (Before Four Year Old).  What made it particularly appealing was the awesome micro-scale apartment and office buildings that came with the set and were often the objective of the scenario.  That game got a ton of great expansions including the system-busting but model-brilliant "Titan Legions".  I still have a ton of that stuff including my beloved Blood Angel Imperator Titan.

With the release of "Epic 40K" proper the system shifted into something much closer in look and feel to the path the crew at GW has been on recently.  The infantry basis went linear and the rules actually made a good deal more sense -- the scales for ranged weaponry and AoE weapons remain horridly borked, though.

These days, the game is dead insofar as stuff for release through the company stores, but the living rules were still on-line last I looked and you could get a limited run iof miniatures.  In its current form, its actually a good ruleset -- especially if you don't feel committed to fielding some of the really weird troops that came out in the early army sets.  Likely my favorite is the dwarven digging steam train which I still have in metal.  I often wondered if the entire line wasn't an outlet for the kit that they knew they could never have done in 40K scale.

Now one wonders, would they let you play at a Chapter Approved store?

Best,

Jim
"Cyrano"
:/7)

Blood Angels now and forever...

LongBlade:
Thanks, Cyrano.

I guess I'm mostly interested in collecting a few smaller scale minis and having them hang around. Gaming is somewhat secondary. Now I just need to capture a leprechaun and force him to hand over his pot o' gold and I'll be ready to rock n roll.

Cyrano:
Well, I'm not the biggest fan of the Ultra-Princesses, but this site gives you a good idea of what the bits look like when well painted up:

http://miniature-art.tripod.com/epic40kultramarinesbattleforce/id6.html

Best,

Jim
"Cyrano"
:/7)

LongBlade:
Thanks. About 15mm scale?

Cyrano:
No, far closer to 6mm.  Those paint jobs (excellent as they are) make em look a bit bigger.

Jim

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