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A project of Epic dimensions: Tau army in 6mm

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Hi guys,
this is my first post on this forum. My name is Chris, I am from Germany and I just got into gaming Epic Armageddon.

It's more than 20 years since my mates and I got into the whole tabletop gaming hobby. We started with Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition (which we still play today), got into Battletech, Necromunda, Blood Bowl, Force On Force, Modern Combat and many others. Most of those games we still play from time to time. Over the last two decades there have been large piles of lead collected. Probably enough to save me from a nuclear explosion. ;)

The latest game however we have decided to build forces for is Epic 40k. Although no longer produced and not supported by GW any longer, it has as one can clearly see over here a huge and living web community that stepped up and took the place that GW left behind when they decided to drop all Specialist Games.

Finding miniatures also wasn't that hard since there is plenty of second hand stuff to be found and a growing amount of little companies that supply some really nice looking 6mm Sci-Fi stuff that can be used as a Epic "look-alike" models.

With that in mind I was aiming for a TAU army (one of the armies I also use in 40k). What is shown on the pics is a mix of original Forgeworld Epic TAU miniatures and some Onslaught Miniatures "Okami Technocracy Combine" troops. They mix together quite well I'd say - but I don't have to tell you that, do I? ;D

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The begin of yet another project: 6mm TAU for Epic 40k

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Onlaught Miniatures: to the left what is going to be my Shas'O Crisis Commander and a stand with a Battlesuit team to its right. I really love those - they are nearly perfect Tau look-alikes.

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FW Tau Ethreal with shield drones and flanked with Onslaught miniatures' troopers that are going to be my Fire Warrior Cadre.

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Forgeworld's "Piranha" light skimmer.

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Forgeworld "Tetra" recon speeders.

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Perfect miniatures to be used as "Devilfish" APC.

Not shown in the pictures are my Air Caste Support Formations (Barracuda, Tigershark AX-10 and Orca). I have ordered even more infantry, tanks and some stealth suits to further enhance my forces. This is going to be a side project to a certain degree, but I might already take them (primer only as they are) with me for a game within the next two weeks. If I do, I promise to take some pictures.

What is shown above is my humble start in discovering 6mm gaming (just sprayed primer on as of now). I have never painted something that small. This thread is going to be a project log and I'll keep you posted on my progress. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Mate,

A good start, looking forward to seeing more and a big welcome to the forum mate.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Yes indeed welcome. We look forward to seeing this army progress.

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Very nice start ! Welcome to the show !

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Nice collection of models, happy painting! :)


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Great start. I'm hoping to do a Tau force at some point, so I love to see what people do with the Onslaught miniatures.

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Hi!

Welcome to the boards!

Cool project!

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Hey,

thanks for the welcome.

Currently working on putting primer on my Orce dropship. Pictures to follow later tonight.

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I recon you are from Germany? Have you thought about visiting Hannover in late November with your Tau? ;)

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Largo_W wrote:
I recon you are from Germany? Have you thought about visiting Hannover in late November with your Tau? ;)



I don't think I will have them ready that quick. Also, Hannover is quite a drive from where I am living. ;D

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Looks like a great start! Can't wait to see how this comes together!

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Excuses, Excuses... ;)

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Largo_W wrote:
Excuses, Excuses... ;)



See, so many days have passed and yet nothing is painted. I sometimes hate real life getting in the way, since in my case that's what it does constantly.

Anyway:


The Air Caste is lending its support to my Firewarrior ground units:

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Manta, Tigershark AX-10, Barracuda Fighters and Orca Dropship

More air units are going to be purchased soon, I just need to get paid for this month first ;-)

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