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jd's reentry into Epic - Imperial Guard

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:59 am 
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Hi all, long time lurker first time poster :)

About a month ago I caught up with an old gaming mate, and we got to reminiscing about the games we played "back in the day". 2nd Edition Epic (Space Marine) was a favourite, and I had a rag tag Imperial Guard army back then, with whatever I could scrape together on my budget (ie the infantry boxed sets and some fill in minis).

So we decided to drag out the old Epic stuff again and with a few purchases to refresh it into an army I could use for both 2nd ed and Epic:Armageddon.

Phase 1 is now done, I got through it really quick as I'm aiming for tabletop ready.

Photos are a bit naff as the lighting was behind the minis, but you get the idea.

Army shot
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Tactical Company - 30 stands of PBI!
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Sentinels - mould lines on 6mm figures are a PITA.
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Phase 2 is underway, will wrap out the rest of my main options before Phase 3 (Titans!). Was making good progress the last few weeks but with Bioshock Infinite just getting released....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:24 am 
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Really like the nice and clean painting. Good stuff. Also glad to see chicken eggs get some love as well! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:05 am 
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Looks great and welcome back to Epic!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 am 
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Nice IG !

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:03 am 
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Looking good! Have fun with the very nice E:A system.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:17 am 
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Welcome back to the game jd. I like the sneeky Whirlwind inclusion.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:28 am 
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The painting looks really good but I like the basing best! :)

Great way to introduce yourself! ^_^

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Great work!

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Tiny-Tim wrote:
I like the sneeky Whirlwind inclusion.


Which is perfectly legal in SM2.

Welcome aboard, jd. Nice looking IG

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Nice looking guard and well done on mixing the different model ranges, the paint scheme times them in nicely.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:07 am 
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Thanks all for the comments and encouragement.

Yes the Whirlwinds are legal in 2nd edition, part of the Rocket Company (with Manticores). Also legal are the Rhino transports for all HQs, which makes things seem odd to me as 'modern' guard are all Chimera'ed up. I can also include Vindicators and Predators which reminds me of Rogue Trader days but just seems wrong now...

Its also interesting reading the rules where they really encourage mixed forces, so Guard with Marines, Squats, Eldar as allies. Its something I know I sort of lost over time, maybe playing too many 40k tournaments where the focus was on only having one army - and its something that with 6th Ed 40k they are really pushing again.

Anyway, I added up everything painted to date and its just under 5000 points...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:09 am 
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Quick update.

We got a 4000 point game in last week. A solid victory for the IG, the gunline and some luck with the deathstrike barrages cut the heart out of the ork charge. Man of the match: A Baneblade which killed two Gunwagons and 5 stands of Infantry in one round of shooting.

Tactical Company
Support Company
Leman Russ Company
Artillery company
w/ Rough rider detachment
w/ Robot detachment
w/ Deathstrike detachment
Baneblade Company
Shadowsword Company
w/ Sentinel Detachment
w/ Ogryn Detachment

VS

Orks. 4 well reinforced Mobs, a Kult of Speed, Evil Suns, Goffs and Deff Skulls.

Some pics:
Tactical Company (facing the wrong way!)
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Guard Battle Line.
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Ork Battle Line
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Just before the Rough Rider preemptively charge the Kult of Speed.
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