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E40K Opponents in Sweden

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Hello all...

Long time Epic player here, looking for opponents in the vicinity of Stockholm, Sweden for (you guessed it) Ye Olde Epic 40k.

Before you ask, yes I've tried the new edition, but it just didn't cut it for me. System's prolly workable, but it doesn't have the flair and balance of E40K. Prolly because I'm a real sucker for all sorts of boardgames, and "theme" isn't the be-all end-all for me anymore. + I like the really, really big battles you could do! That's EPIC!

Any takers?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Unfortunately I'm on the wrong side of the country. I'll keep it in mind if I end up moving to "Mellansverige" after finishing my PhD. Also feel free to pm me if you're ever in the Göteborg-area for some reason.


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:19 pm 
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That's cool! We'll see how it goes then.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:50 am 
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While TacCom was down for so long I finally read up on E40k. And I agree on much you say about it.
Big and fast battles is what Epic should be about. And the E40k rules delivers it.
And most importantly, you play the game and not the rules as in EA.

As for epic-players in your end of Sweden, check with Dragon's Den in Linköping. There might be some activity.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Tnx, but Lindköping is a tad too far away for this poor student =-) I'll look into it tho.

As for the "quantity as a quality of its own" question, in some games it works, in others... not so much (W40K Apocalypse?).

The reason it works in E40K is of course the very unsentimental treatment of special rules and the abstract rules for shooting... Something which, incidentally, makes it a lot easier to balance, especially since all the armylists were written at the same time (w00t!).

Balance and consistent army-lists being a revolutionary trait in a GW-game, and a sort of "Gordian Knot" cut solution to the extreme fiddliness of Epic Space Marine. And as is well know, a solution not very well received. But had GW stayed the course and not abandoned the game in favour of the Tolkien franchise I do believe they could have made something out of it...

Pure speculation at this point of course. Anyway, an extremely interesting read on this by none other than designer Andy Chambers can be found here:
http://www.redstargames.net/pdfs/Fanatic%20Rant.pdf

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Thanks. Interesting read indeed.


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