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Skinflint Games18 Mar 2018 2:19 p.m. PST
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

Inspiring! thumbs up

FincasKhalmoril22 Mar 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

I try a similar thing in 15mm and I'm really impressed about what you're doing. A lot of diligence and a lot of love visible in your project.

billthecat25 Mar 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

What this hobby should be all about.
Very inspiring, and thanks for sharing.

Skinflint Games26 Mar 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Thanks very much guys, really glad you enjoyed it!

@FincasKhalmoril I've checked your thread out and I love it, some great stuff there. I've often thought GW missed a trick not doing 30k in 15mm, as they often stress the epic battles of that era and 28mm on a 6x4 table just doesn't let you do it justice. I'll be keeping my eye on your stuff and may just pilfer an idea or two! ;-)

Thomas Thomas28 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Love 20mm as an SF scale. If this gets out you could bring GW to heal – I recognize the old mini-tanks (convert them myself).

But you should set out how you do conversions and what models you use.

I've got a collection of the old Blade models by SHQ.


Lion in the Stars29 Mar 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

Looks good, though it seems that the orks 'acquired' some M113s! evil grin

Are you using the standard-size blast markers, just with smaller minis? Any other changes to the rules?

I think I know why GW didn't do 30k in 15mm, though it does make massive battles more believable. They'd have to create all-new models and terrain, and those models would believably cannibalize sales of 28mm minis.

Skinflint Games30 Mar 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

@Thomas Thomas I think the Officio Assassinorum would have me offed long before that happens! Imperial Guard areAirfix Modern US, Orks are Caesar Fantasy Orcs with weapons by Sgts Mess – greenstuff & cardboard for conversions :-)

@Lion It's actually a Long Tom SPG that lost it's gun and gained some "hairodynamik" fins ;-)

Standard blast markers, couldn't be bothered resizing – no other changes to the rules (aside from a few mistakes with the Dark Millenium rules). Yes, you're probably right, cost of new molds etc eating into profits from 28mm. Still, all the more reason for them to reintroduce Epic!

JenBurdoo09 Apr 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

I've built a 6mm magnetized "travel" 40K set, using old Epic minis. The whole thing, including terrain and dice, fits in a handful of Altoids boxes, and the "table" is a magnetic markerboard; a sheet of colored paper is stuck on with magnets.

Skinflint Games11 Apr 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

I've seen that, it's cool as hell! You should patent the idea and sell to GW

Sindri22 May 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

No, don't sell it to GW… BAD idea! keep it yourself and sell as you see fit! GW will turn this kind of hobby into even more of a soul/wallet sucker than Warhammer! lol

Skinflint Games24 May 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

That's too cool an idea not to do! :-) Need to find a couple of Matchbox Countachs to run as warbuggies…

Baconheimer11 Jul 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

Really cool! How did you make these?

Skinflint Games15 Jul 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

@Baconheimer – do you mean the blast markers? OR the vehicles and infantry?

Blast markers – LED tea lights, teddy bear stuffing and black spray paint. Check The Terrain Tutor Youtube channel.

Vehicles –

Dread –

Infantry – Caesar Fantasy Orcs with cardboard and greenstuff conversions. Weapons – AKs and L1A1s counting as bolters – from Sgts Mess.

Army list:

Baconheimer19 Jul 2018 6:31 p.m. PST

I meant the figures. Nice to see the conversions.

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