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Greg B Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 10:48 a.m. PST

Does anyone know where to find the rules for the Epic Tau – for the "Epic 40,000" rules, not the current "Epic: Armageddon" rules.



Legion 425 Jan 2010 11:07 a.m. PST

Link for everything Epic Tau … link Go to Tactical Command when looking for anything & everything Epic … or 6mm Sci-fi for that matter … You should find E40K Tau here on Tac Cmd … link Of Course the original Tau E40K rules were published in the long OOP Epic 40,000 mag, issue 9 …

Greg B Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 11:19 a.m. PST

Legion 4 – thanks for the links, except they don't work (at least for me). Any other ideas?

Is there some kind of online archive of the "Firepower" magazines that GW used to publish? I think that is where the rules for Epic Tau first appeared.

Legion 425 Jan 2010 12:01 p.m. PST

Hmmm … they work for me ? Well any way go to Tac Cmd and post that question … I'm sure one of our crew knows …

Lapsed Pacifist25 Jan 2010 12:51 p.m. PST

I might be wrong but i don't think any rules for them exist for Epic 40,000 (unless fan made) you could try net epic gold, but thats a fan updated version of Spacemarine 2ED, which was the previous incarnation of epic before Epic 40,000.

(Just to clarify the Tau did not exist in the 40k universe before 2001 when they were introduced, Epic 40,000 was released in 1997)

auton1 Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 1:18 p.m. PST

The 'official' list appears in the Forgeworld Imperial Armour book 3 – Taros Campaign. A bit expensive at £55.00 GBP to get hold of an Epic army list mind….

Lapsed Pacifist25 Jan 2010 1:28 p.m. PST

But the official list will be for Epic: Armageddon not Epic 40,000.

Greg B Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 1:51 p.m. PST

Lapsed Pacifist – thanks for adding that clarification. You are correct. The Taros book has rules and stats for Epic Armageddon (which is not bad) but I am trying to find the Tau rules for Epic 40k, the previous version of the game.

There was a brief period of co-existence when the Tau (for Epic, I mean) were produced by Forgeworld, and then one of the Epic mags came out with a list for them. This was before "Epic: Armageddon" came out.

Anyway, if there is a link out there that someone has, or even if there is some kind of online archive for the Epic/Firepower magazines that someone knows about, I would appreciate it. Thanks much!


Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 2:07 p.m. PST

Epic 40,000 magazine issue 9 has Tau, issue 10 has Kroot and Tau air cadre…looking at my copies right now.

Legion 425 Jan 2010 3:17 p.m. PST

Yep ! You are correct Moon … I have both those issues 9 & 10 … And looked at 9 earlier … I have all the issues, 1-10 of that short run, very OOP Mag. I don't know of a link. Try eBay … I'll ask on Tac Cmd too …

Lapsed Pacifist25 Jan 2010 3:54 p.m. PST

Whoops! Learn something new every day. Maybe some kind soul can scan it for you.

wargame insomniac25 Jan 2010 4:37 p.m. PST

I am big fan of Epic Armageddon rules. They have the best balance of all Epic rules between detail and playability. I have not played with / against Tau in Epic Armageddon but I believe they have an active playing circle.

Give it a look over sometime.



Legion 425 Jan 2010 4:52 p.m. PST

Well worse case scenario … I'll copy them and mail'm to you ! You can PayPal me post ! Of course I do agree … having been "Epicing" since SM1 in '90 … Epic:A is my fav version/iteration …

clkeagle Inactive Member25 Jan 2010 7:50 p.m. PST

Greg B,

Shoot me an email at this username at yahoo dot com. There were some PDFs on a fansite a few years back that had some of the raw stats for the E40K Tau. I'll shoot you a copy… should tide you over until you procure a copy of the actual magazine.


Greg B Inactive Member26 Jan 2010 7:52 a.m. PST

Thanks to everyone for the tips and responses. Chris – I just sent you an email.


Mr Fox Inactive Member28 Jun 2013 1:30 p.m. PST

I am also looking for a digital scan of the tau and kroot related articles from epic 40k magazine nr 9 and 10

thanks in advance

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