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GypsyComet09 Jul 2019 10:24 p.m. PST

After some internet pundit tossed off a line about the new 40k Apocalypse being Epic in 40k scale, I decided to gamble that the line might be more than just snark.

Sure enough, the unit descriptions, attack and damage processing, and turn structure are all strongly reminiscent of Epic Armageddon. Between GW and FW most of the units that have *ever* existed in either scale have existed in 40k scale and are covered by the datacards. As long as you don't want to run a full Gargant or anything operated by Squats or the old Godzilla movie super weapons of the Mechanicus, you're good to play Apocalypse2 in Epic scale.

And I fully intend to.

Valderian10 Jul 2019 2:49 a.m. PST

Good to know! I wanted to do the same thing, but the high cost of the game for just a rulebook, b&w cards and dice kept me on hold. I think I will try it.

Andy Tea10 Jul 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

I was considering the same thing but since the rule pack is so expensive I just downloaded the free epic Armageddon rules and will just play that instead

my first batch of minis is already in the post

GypsyComet12 Jul 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

My primary goal in comparing the two is two entice a playerbase with a ruleset that isn't over a decade old and considered "fringe", while still being able to play a ruleset I can stand. The ongoing gotcha writing in standard 40k and the players it encourages are, after frequent exposure, still not my thing. EpApocAgeddon, however, stands a decent chance of not sending me screaming in either scale.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 9:19 p.m. PST

We haven't really encountered the "gotcha writing" in 40K but after reading about this new Apocalypse I'll be getting it to try it out with my AT and epic stuff together.

GypsyComet14 Jul 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

"gotcha writing" in 40K
It is part and parcel of both Codex power creep and the never ending game of Rock-Paper-LaserCannon, regardless of what you call it.

Centurio Prime15 Jul 2019 5:42 a.m. PST

The rules are fairly straightforward. I like the game and will be playing it. My only criticism is that I wish blast markers would cause some penalty to units in the action phase, so you could have a sort of suppression fire.

Centurio Prime15 Jul 2019 5:44 a.m. PST

GypsyComet, show us on the doll where the 40k touched you

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2019 6:00 a.m. PST

What is "gotcha writing"?


David Johansen15 Jul 2019 6:43 p.m. PST

Does the doll have a wallet?

Centurio Prime16 Jul 2019 6:54 a.m. PST

LOL that's hilarious, David Johansen

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