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Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 6:41 a.m. PST

Is there any hope we might see a return of GW interest in Epic?

Sane Max Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 6:44 a.m. PST

Oh I wish.

I would not say No but all their recent 'Other year' games have been one-offs – Dreadfleet, Spacehulk.


WarrenB Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 7:00 a.m. PST

The rules and availability have arguably benefitted from being largely ignored by GW. Mini prices and publicity, not so much. Go to the Tactical Command forums and have a nose around.


Warren B.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 7:12 a.m. PST

I think mini-prices are pretty good. The basic sets of troops are dirt cheap. You can pick up a lot of the tanks, etc. 2nd hand for little to nothing sometimes even if the ebay prices are high. I have a decent sized ork army and it cost much less than $100 USD, I have smaller space marine and eldar forces that I bought for about $40 USD each. They are certainly enough to play the game.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

I think that last Epic Armageddon fiasco was the final nail unfortunately. Even if they ever did do it, it'd be a one shot box set. The minis are still available, but the Titans are not cheap by any means, and can you imagine how much better they might be with GW's new plastic design tech?

I'm surprised someone hasn't done "Not 40K" epic stuff. It's actually a cool idea.

Caesar Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 8:29 a.m. PST

Well, there are plenty of 6mm sci fi manufacturers out there, already.

Legion 407 Feb 2012 9:08 a.m. PST

Yes, on the Tac Cmd site, Epic in all versions is alive and well … With all the other Epic compatible 6mm Sci-fi out there, DRM, Exodus Wars, MicroWorld, even GZG to name a few … who needs GW?!?! evil grin And if you look not too hard … you'll see "Not 40K Epic" out there … much of it on Tac Cmd and from some of the companies I already mention … If you are interested in Epic or 6mm Sci-fi wargaming, you really should be on Tac Cmd … You'd be "Amazed" at what you'll find … But don't take my word for it Check out the link Warren posted … or miss out … troll

GypsyComet07 Feb 2012 9:36 a.m. PST

"I think that last Epic Armageddon fiasco was the final nail unfortunately."

E:A a fiasco? Only within the context of GW hating on the Specialist games in general. GW has since "figured out" that they can get the fans to play that size game with 40k minis, so Epic is no longer needed.


Sir Samuel Vimes Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 11:01 a.m. PST

Honestly, I have wished they would produce something in 15mm. After our first flames of war game, my buddies and I were all hungry for 40k battles in that magnitude. Epic without Titans is a bit lackluster and I really dislike 40k now, especially the idea that larger battles (with a skirmish rule set) are representative of the setting fluff and not just a way to milk the hell out of the current crop of loyalists "in the hobby" by way of parental allowance.

Scott Kursk Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 1:08 p.m. PST

They may end up doing something with Epic or BFG in the next couple years in order to renew their trademarks. It will be very tiny and potentially hardly noticeable but it will be their.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 1:11 p.m. PST

There are loads of 15mm sci-fi producers in the market right now. Proxie Models make good tanks to use as Leman Russ proxies, Khurasan's Space Demons can easily fill in for Tyranids, and space marine-ish infantry abounds. I'm sure you can find something to suit your tastes.

Angel Barracks Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

Epic was/is 6mm though.

Legion 407 Feb 2012 5:41 p.m. PST

Yes, there are a lot of 15mm Sci-fi out there … probably more than 6mm … But I started 6mm/Epic in '90 … and never looked back … evil grin

john lacour Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

i am no fan of warhammer 40k. been there, done that, woke up(tho i have greatly enjoyed the horus heresy books). but i'd be all "gw fanboyish" for the 40k armies in 15mm!
i sometimes wonder if the idiots at gw hq ever say "we sould have done this think in 15mm…"

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 6:21 p.m. PST

Well if they did do 15mm they would be in Finecast Resin and cost around $10 USD per figure.

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