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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:52 pm 
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That's not a bad way to compare things. NetEA with 0 real changes can be used to play a WW2 game and would still feel like WW2. It's heavily designed to be a manuver combat game and a community around that is somewhat obsessed with game balance. Actually there's several WW2 lists that do exactly that setting and did almost 0 modification other than renaming to be less sci fi in the abilities.

NetEpic does focus more on feeling like 40k and all the wackiness that entails. Lots of fun crazy details and crunch. In addition, us old grognards who played 2nd edition AND Rogue Trader when both systems were current and new will remember using 2nd edition rules to play with our 40k collections! There were documents that used to be passed around over BBS's to give 2nd edition stats to 40k models in order to play "large model count" Rogue Trader games with. NetEpic, originating from 2nd edition like it has, should still retain that vibe. Ask Primarch, he knows what I am talking about having played that stuff way back when as well. So yes, it's very accurate to say NetEpic is very "40k" ish.

However as Pacific says, this is the joy of Epic gaming that you can get 4 (really 6) very different games to play with your single collection of models with. Games that are ALL unique and fun and enjoyable and scratch very different itches but all compliment each other as part of a gaming universe.

Awesome, huh?

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MagnusIlluminus wrote:
As I've mentioned in the past, but you likely haven't seen it, I created the Points Formula system to attempt to bring some semblance of balance to NetEpic Gold. You can find it over in the Alternative Rules subforum. Give it a look at.



Yes this. If you go with NetEpic I would strongly suggest taking a look at Magnus's hard work on balance with his points system. While it's not my personal preference for rulesets I cannot stop singing his praises on the work he produced for this. It's a really good bolt-on that rejiggered NetEpic and gave some semblance of reason and objective balance

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:45 pm 
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jimmyzimms wrote:
However as Pacific says, this is the joy of Epic gaming that you can get 4 (really 6) very different games to play with your single collection of models with. Games that are ALL unique and fun and enjoyable and scratch very different itches but all compliment each other as part of a gaming universe.
Awesome, huh?


Yes for sure.

I think so far, I've gone with..

NetEA - because this seemed most popular (in the UK at least), lots of tournaments and events if I want to attend those.
Imperius Dominatus - for the Heresy-era flavour. Really hoping some big Heresy narrative events will come along when things start to open up again!
NetEpic Gold - because I loved Space Marine 2nd edition, the rules/character of the armies are just so much fun (orks especially), I love the titan hit-chart rules and think it might lend itself well to massive games.

I will have to give Epic 40000 a go at some point too! :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 3:34 pm 
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yeah 3rd edition is the only epic ruleset that is army level not company level detail (at that point you don't care if they're carrying bolters or plasma guns-they're all PBI). you can scale it to stupidly big games and still play it quickly (watched 200 land raiders on a table once and it wasn't even a deal). you have to be willing to give up that detail though.

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I reply to JWomack94's post to introduce myself!

I am from Italy, 44 and going back plaing NetEpic after a long hyatus. I began playing EPic in the 90s, then moved to other wargames but always kept playing old school GW games (40K 2ed, BFG, Necromunda...)

Currently we are six players and are now working on a new, city themed table!

See you around!

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A late welcome to you too Deda! Would love to see the table WIP-pics.

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