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Guthroth01 Jan 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

A good friend recently gave me a big bag of Epic scale Marines and Orks. I need another genre/scale like I need two broken legs, but what free rules are available for them ? Especially ones that go on a 3x3 playing area. Thanks

doublesix6601 Jan 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

You have netepic
dirtside by gzg which I do like
Future war commander is good as well

Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member01 Jan 2018 1:05 p.m. PST


dmebust Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

A second for Dirtside by GZG

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

I have all of the mentioned rules. Dirtside is great but my current favorite is Laserstorm (Wargame Vault.)

Legion 401 Jan 2018 6:34 p.m. PST




The Crucible

Future War Commander


Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

Never see anyone mention Horizon Wars. Perhaps it was not one of Osprey's successes.

williamb02 Jan 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

Dirtside from Ground Zero Games (free download or
Future War Commander

Covert Walrus02 Jan 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Horizon Wars has a small, dedicated following, mostly through (dreaded?) social media like Facebook. :) It's a pretty good game system I confess.

Future war Commander has some flaws, but it's pretty good.

I confess to being a Dirtside 2 fanboy, simply because nothing has yet attracted my attention for flexibility and ease of play.

HELLFIRE is still my go-to for small unit, infantry heavy actions.

Tony S02 Jan 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

but what free rules are available for them<q/>

The above suggestions are mostly commercial, although pretty good. I'd have to go with Dirtside for a free ruleset, FWC if you want to spend some money (and it has lists specifically designed for Epic, although GW would not allow any names to be used) and possibly Epic:Armageddon. At one time it was available for free as a PDF download. You might have to search around the Net to find it, but it's worth it.

Logain02 Jan 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

You can find open source Epic Armageddon for free at the Net Epic project. There are rules for Mini-geddon online that modify the rules to a smaller table (i.e. 3x3) and smaller forces. That might be the best bet for a free rule set for a small table.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Here is some commentary on Laserstorm:


Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

Found one more worth looking at:


10mm Wargaming Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

I would recommend Future War Commander Rules. Hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


Guthroth06 Jan 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions.

If I wanted to add more models or enemies to what I have, which ranges would fit best ?

Logain06 Jan 2018 6:09 p.m. PST

Vanguard would be my first stop. Novus Elite with Marines, and Skinners with orcs. Novus regulars are perfect proxies for Imperial Guard and Eloi for Eldar if you go with any of the Epic rulesets.

Onslaught has tyranid and tau proxies.

Micro world sells some nice 6mm sci fi lines.

Brigade has some nice lines too, but they are small compared to what you have.

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