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3rd edition 40k rules updates

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Hi
I have the three core books for epic 40000 3rd edition. I love the game and what it was attempting to achieve. I have searched hi and low on the web for the elusive rules updates errata and new models stats etc that were covered in the firpower and epic 40000 mags. These mags are now rare to find. So is there anyway or anyone who can help me on my retro E40k quest.
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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:29 am 
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You're in luck :)

Did a similar pilgrimage such as your's a while ago, and I do think most, if not all of what you look for can be found in this slightly disorganized heap over here...:

http://rapidshare.com/files/404655037/E40k.zip.html

...courtesy of more nooks and crannies of the interwebz than I care to remember.

Help yourself!

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:08 pm 
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downloading... :D
Thank you kindly for giving me a helping hand!
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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Don't mention it!

We E40k:ers gotta stick together after all ;D

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Yeah talk about a dying breed eh? I kinda like be a some sort of historical GW gamer ;D

The download is awesome and has got immense amounts of stuff that I been searching for. Lots to read Fantasticus!

Not seen this article tho habve you:

'Official Allocating Hits by Mark Mullins
New rules for allocating hits that allow tougher units to screen weaker units.'

Wonder what that is about?

I found card sets of all Fate cards except emperors in my game store..wow somehow I must have thought they would be useful one day! :P

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:41 pm 
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"'Official Allocating Hits by Mark Mullins
New rules for allocating hits that allow tougher units to screen weaker units.'

Wonder what that is about?"

No idea... Did a quick search and all I get is a mention of it from the NETEpic page. Guess the game was in serious decline at that point so that no documents have survived (in digital form that is).

Perhaps someone on this board know tho? It was in Issue #5 of the Epic Mag.

Also missing are the (admittedly experimental) rules for Tau from issue #9... Among other things.

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:12 pm 
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Well, well... What do you know, I spoke too soon!

Managed to find Mark Mullins' Allocate Hits Rules at this page:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28224177/Epic ... Hits-Rules

3 pages, (really 2, but one is a duplicate. 1 page rules, 1 example.)

Uploaded quite recently too, prolly why I managed to miss them the first time around.

The gist of the new rules seem to be the prevent a player rolling only a few dice from picking off weaker units way back, since you *have to* allocate dice to each unit starting with the closest. So if there are 3 Leman Russes in front of a bunch of Guardsmen, and you roll 3 dice to hit, then you *cannot* hit the guardsmen since you have to allocate your dice to the Lemans first!
When rolling buckets of dice, I'm not so sure it makes any difference. All in all, seems like a good addition to the game. Sure makes infantry a tad more likely to survive outside cover.

There is also some other stuff there, such as rules for Imperial Moles (Official) and for Whirlwind Flak (Rejected). Be sure to click around for a bit, the page isn't all that user-friendly. The other stuff is either in the Battles Book or already included in the link.

I shall update the rapid-share link too when I get around to it.

Edit: Make sure to read the example too, I got stuff wrong from just reading the rules... Any dice which cannot hit *any* models in the target detachment are discarded outright and so cannot be allocated. Perhaps obvious to the rest of you, but to me it was quite illuminating.

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:56 pm 
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Well found!

Yep seems to make sense to me reading it through. I think this is the way thet Epic A handles things too.


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edtiipon 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Hiya, while my group is playing EA these days, the link in my signature still has some epic40k material I believe.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 am 
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Cheers Markonz I found your website earlier and appreciated yout E40K stuff still being up.
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 Post subject: Re: 3rd edition 40k rules updates
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Glad there's still some love for Epic 40k. Same situation as a lot of others - recently found the boxset, realised how simple and quick it is to play, and now need to find others to play it! I'll do some investigating as to whether I pick up EA..


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