Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Epic strikes back

A friend of mine has managed to drag me back (only slightly screaming and kicking) to Epic scale 40k.  He is currently using the Epic Armageddon rules but what I find interesting is the minigedon version.  This version is played with only 1000 pt armies instead of the 3000-4000 pt games so it uses only 4-5 detachments per side.  Therefore games are completed in only an hour or two.

As a side effect, I have some enthusiasm to play 40K again, this is more due to the fact that I discovered a website that plays it in 6mm and not 32mm.  This allows you to use epic scale figures and vehicles and can be played on a A3 size piece of paper.  It can be found here.  I intend to buy a magnetic whiteboard and use it to play this scale 40k on as the owners of the site recommend basing each individual figure on magnetic base to stop them moving around.

As a result of all the above, I have tried to find all my epic armies, with only some luck. I have managed to find my marines but not my Tau or my tyranid.  They haven’t seen the light of day in more than 5 years and 4 moves so I am hoping they are somewhere.  I did spend some money though, maybe prematurely, on buying some forge world epic Tau skyrays that I have just finished converting.  Painting will follow when I find my infantry and can work out a paint scheme.

I have included an epic scale rino and infantry base to show scale.

These are skyrays and no converting was done on these.


These are for my recon detachment – 4 piranhas and 6 tetras


These are hammerheads.  I have had to scratch build the main guns, nothing fantastic but should be ok.


These are my devil fish that will be used for 2 detachments of warriors and 1 detachment of path finders.


More pictures to follow as this project moves along.


  1. Hi! I'm Vlad from the PocketW40K group. I read this post and I'm glad you like the concept.
    If you'd like to see your finished models on our website just let us know ;-).
    I really hope so, having seen the great quality of your miniatures!

  2. Hi Vlad - sorry for the delay in response but I have had a few technical issues. I would definitely love to have my finished models on your website.

    1. Great! Contact me via email so we can arrange some way to transfer the pictures.
      ( https://sites.google.com/site/pocketw40k/home/contacts )