Like any good "blip" I've spent a fair bit of time lurking off this board... Don't be alarmed ! Not even one 4-armed xenos here! just a player old enough to know better than playing with toy soldiers but doing it anyway ( i sometimes make tank noises - ok, too much info ?
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on the forums for the amazing job the community (here and worldwide) is doing with the Epic game (all flavours.) Not only the amazing rules compendiums etc, but also probably the most friendly, mutually supportive and non-bitchy wargaming forum I've ever come across. Must be something to do with epic players being more intelligent or something... ( i was going to say mature, but let's be honest, they're still toys ;-)
Anyway, filled with all the amazing inspiration from you guys (read - i'm planning to steal loads of your ideas) i've finally dug my paints out after nearly a 15 year hiatus (some were even still runny) to put a few tanks on the table and try to convince some old friends to get all Epic, all over again...
Without further ado ( great word - use it more! ), here are the first efforts :
After a couple of EpicA test games, i realised that 3 battle companies of Marines plus armour, air transport and support ( painted roughly 1997 with Epic2nd Ed. very much in mind ) was probably more thank i'll ever need. [ I'll post up my Space Marines when i convert their markings over to unit sizes suitable for Epic A. ]
But with at least another 6 companies sitting in various stages paint-distress, the question had to be : what to do with the rest? The better stuff will prob go to a friend to do some space puppies, however there is a lot of mark 6 here... and they just aren't as big, or even really the same style as those "other" mk.7 genetically modified super-soldiers...
As i'm doing things on the cheep at first, these guys are going to proxy for an Imperial Guard (ducks the flack.) In time i may get hold of some more "normal" infantry (prob EW or DRM) and these may get promoted to storm troopers, but for now think enviro-suits not power armour, ok? (yeah, i know, with no helmets... it is still GW ;-)
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