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29th October 2017

Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.

30th June 2017

A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.

16th May 2017

Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.

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Tidying The Epic Cupboard

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21st March 2018 - Tidying The Epic Cupboard

So following on from the last update I've been working on sorting out some more Epic stuff. Firstly, I took the Banelord I was given 4 years ago, pulled it apart, then started to put it back together again with some spare 6mm and 28mm parts. This titan, which is probably going to look pretty crappy when it's all done, will be devoted to Slaanesh, as that's the only section in the army that does not currently have a Warlord Titan.

I also managed to put together a Blood Axe Ork clan, after finding a few bossy Ork models that needed something to do. For a clan which is supposed to be very organised (well, for Orks at least), they'll actually look the least organised of all my clans, due to the spare models I have available. I've even used some old Stormboyz stands in there as I think their look will suit the clan quite well.
Those old Deff Dreads have been passed around a lot over the years. Looks like I originally planned for them to join the Bad Moonz, but one is painted blue over the yellow so I must have then intended them to be Deathskulls. But now they'll be Blood Axes after all that.

On the painting side, I quickly breezed through painting the Nurgle additions, meaning the disgusting green part of the Chaos force is now all done apart from the varnish. I realised too late that I'd used the wrong green as a base coat, but I think I saved them in the end. Up next is the Khorne stuff, and then I can get spraying and snapping piccies.

A new Chaos Warlord takes shape

A new Chaos Warlord takes shape

Recruiting the Blood Axes

Recruiting the Blood Axes

Nurgle stuff done, Khorne up next

Nurgle stuff done, Khorne up next

And just before I get stuck into the big Epic-S rules re-write, I thought it would make sense to throw up some old pics I found from some of the playtests we did of the beta version 1 rules back in the late 2000s.

A Khorne force charges at an Imperial-held town

A Khorne force charges at an Imperial-held town

Tyranids and Chaos Marines clash

Tyranids and Chaos Marines clash

The Andrayada are outgunned in their first playtest battle

The Andrayada are outgunned in their first playtest battle

The Space Wolves and their Titan allies thwart an Ork invasion

The Space Wolves and their Titan allies thwart an Ork invasion

The Steam Gargant is defeated in its first appearance

The Steam Gargant is defeated in its first appearance

7th March 2018 - The Slog Begins

Prepping some Daemon Engines

Prepping some Daemon Engines

Finally, I've started doing some work on sorting out some wargaming things. It's been years and years since I last finished painting any 6mm scale models, which were my Epic Khorne and Nurgle forces, and quite a while since I finished painting my 40K Space Marines. Despite this, I've never really bothered to get decent photos of any of the three armies. Some updated photos seem like a good idea, but as it's been so long, a few things need changing, adding and painting beforehand.

Firstly, four years ago I was given some Epic Chaos stuff, so I want to paint and integrate a lot of those before taking the final photos. I've just undercoated the Daemon Engines and will now attempt to match them to how I painted the others back in 2009.

In addition, I decided to get all my old and unused Epic models out of the loft and sort them out, adding the good stuff to armies, and getting rid of some crap stuff.
I really didn't realise I had so much shit, especially the old style Land Raiders. Look at all those things.

All this means I've given myself a lot more work to do. For my Khorne army, I've got to re-base a lot of Chaos Marines so I can have a World Eater legion, meaning I will have all four at last. I've also given them some old Land Speeders for more close range attack power. My Nurgle force, which I did not want to touch, has actually been given some Rhinos, Land Raiders and an old style Thunderhawk. The Gunship would probably suit my Tzeentch army better, but it's a bit old and skanky so will paint up better as Nurgle. The Tzeentch force has only gained some Rhinos and a couple more Champions, but Slaanesh have been bolstered by Rhinos, Chaos Squats, Land Speeders and some Beastmen.

My Orks are hopefully going to be boosted. If I can put together 3 stands of Nobz, they'll have a Blood Axe clan. That clan has never been used by us before in any of our old Epic adventures, so I hope I can make it happen. For the Marines, I'm going to paint up some Grey Knights and Legion Of The Damned units to use up some of that big pile of Tactical Marine stands.

In addition to all this, I'm prepping myself for working on the Epic-S rules again. The new ruleset will be version 3, but will be heavily based on my old 1.3, with a few bits from V2 and a few new things added in. I think V2 took the game too far away from the old Epic Space Marine rules that this game is based on, so that's why I'm taking it back a bit.

Old Epic stuff part 1

Old Epic stuff part 1

Old Epic stuff part 2

Old Epic stuff part 2

Won Wilder leaps into battle against Boris

Won Wilder leaps into battle against Boris

Unsurprisingly, also been doing a lot more work on the Super Dungeon rules. It's getting smoother and faster, but I'm still struggling to get the game really balanced.

That being said, the last couple of test games have gone quite well. There's no doubt that the "AI" of some of the enemies will need a lot more tweaking, but I think it's getting to the point where I can take the game to one of our games nights and get some real feedback.

Can't wait to get it all done.

First playtest using the Forgotten King himself

First playtest using the Forgotten King himself

The Forgotten King continues to defend his dungeon

The Forgotten King continues to defend his dungeon

29th Feb 2012 - Poor Attention Span

Barely done anything this month as free online MMOs stole my attention. I did manage to re-base a lot of epic scale stuff, before having a bit of a spraying marathon. On the painting side all I managed to do was a couple of Blood Bowl models.
Stuff in the works

6th May 2011 - Slow Month

Finished updating the Undead BB team. I had to wait for decent weather to do a load more spraying, but then it got really warm and the grey spray on my Guard went on a bit rough. But sod it. Just wanna get the damn things done. Have sprayed all the new Marines and Guard tanks. Then I mixed a new blue for the Marines, as my old one (Marine Dark Blue) no longer exists. It's not bang on, but is much closer than the Vallejo one I tried. Also started the Slaanesh Epic stuff, and have gone mad pre-Heresy purple rather than the post-Heresy black. But soon after got bored so haven't done any more on those in a while.
All in all a slow month. Need to do more dammit!
Stuff in the works

 

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