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Hey everyone,

So the 30k Epic Armageddon competition that I hosted at BrisCon 2016 has come and gone, and the day was a huge success.  In total 8 players attended, which is a great number considering the game has been OOP for around 10 yrs now, AND the era we gamed in (30k) was not contemplated by the game designers when the game was released.  The rules for the units are completely fan created.

So we had on the loyalist side, Emperors Children, Dark Angels, Ultramarines and Iron Warriors factions present.  On the Traitor side we had World Eaters, Alpha Legion, Emperors Children and Death Guard.  The Loyalist took the day, winning quite convincingly in the final round (it was actually neck and neck at the end of the second round).

The Alpha Legion won Best Painted, the Loyalist Emperors Children took out first place on battle points, followed by the World Eaters in second, and the Iron Warriors in third.  However, overall, the scene in Brisbane had a massive win.  I hope that this event will be a catalyst for more Epic scale 30k gaming into the future.

Michael and Tim, from the Eye of Horus podcast were in attendance, so no doubt in the coming weeks they’ll also be doing a feature on the event too.  So go check them out to hear a more detailed break down of how events unfolded on the day.

As an aside, it was very pleasing to see the BrisCon format reinvigorated.  The venue was great, lots of room, plenty of tables, good on site facilities and lots of very high quality vendors and tournaments being played all coupled with a solid turnout of gamers and curious onlookers.  I anticipate in the coming years BrisCon will become a regularly booked event on the Brisbane (and dare I say, interstate) gaming calendar.

Ok, enough waffle, here are some pics

The first three are of the tables.  You’ll notice that the tables are only 120cm x 90cm.  I did this for two reasons.  1.  The epic scene is in its nascent stage in Brisbane.  So I wanted to keep the comp as simple as possible to allow the gamers to get a feel for the game mechanics.  I also limited the type of units gamers could chose, and also the size of units too.  This meant that the games only had to deal with the core rules of Epic Armageddon.  2.  I didn’t want to be making tones of scenery for this event.  Prior to putting my hand up to run this event, I didn’t have any scenery, so all this was made for the comp.

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A few action shots….

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Thanks for dropping in,

Until next time

John

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Hey everyone,

Just a quick note on the upcoming Epic Armageddon 30k event The Painting Bunker is hosting at BrisCon 2016.  We’re about 6 weeks out from the date and about 6 people have confirmed their attendance.  If you’ve read the Epic 30k 2016 BRISCON Players Pack, you’ll know that places are limited to 12 players.  So, the guys organising BrisCon 2016 have updated the website so that you can now actually buy a ticket.  As the Epic Armageddon 30k event is only 1 day (1 May) the cost is only $20(!!) I’ve cooked up some incentive in an effort to get the amount of attendees squared away, and add a little value for participants.

So here is the deal.  If you pay up $20 and have your list submitted to me by 17 April you’ll get a free set of objective markers and an awesome Epic Armageddon gaming aid.  Don’t finish reading this post, go to the BrisCon 2016 website and confirm your attendance.  I’ll wait here will you do that….

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Before I continue, I would like to acknowledge the creator of the original template that I’ve modified for my event.  This supremely useful template was conceived by the awesome guys at the Newcastle Legions wargaming club.  If you recall, I’ve mentioned this great bunch of guys from a previous post.  Suffice to say, they’ve generously allowed me to modify this template to give away for BrisCon 2016.

Ok, now you’re back I’ve got some awesome tables planned for the comp too!  We’ll be playing on 6, 120x90cm boards.  The themes for the boards are based around the early part of the Horus Heresy civil war.  The first board is based on Choral city, so think ruined buildings, and a generally bleak landscape.  The second theme is based on the Urgall depression, bunkers, hills and killing fields, and the final theme is based on lush forests.  So dust off you old epic minis, come along and roll some dice, it’s going to be a great day,.

Just a quick summary of the players pack

  1. 2000pt army – Legion and Titan list only
  2. Max unit cost is 650pt
  3. No flyers or orbital deployments
  4. 3 games
  5. Any minis can be used (within reason of course) to represent formations
  6. Net Epic Armageddon rules can be found here
  7. Legion army lists can be found here
  8. 12 places are reserved, 6 for loyalist, 6 for traitor
  9. Outrageously awesome prizes, including an epic scale Reaver Titan!
  10. You get some FREE awesome stuff too!

So, lets get this scene happening, go sign up and help build the 30k community

Thanks for dropping in

John

Just a quick post to let you all know that BrisCon is back and I’ve put my hand up to run an Epic 30k one day tournament.  BrisCon is held over the May day long weekend in Windsor, however the event I’ll be running is just limited to one day, the Sunday.  It’ll be a 2000pt comp with a few limitations.  You can download the players pack here. Epic 30k 2016 BRISCON Players Pack

If you are interested, please contact me via the email address 30k BrisCon at gmail dot com (all one word).  Numbers are limited to 6 Traitors and 6 Loyalists.

I’m pretty excited about this comp and the resurrection of BrisCon, so drop by the BrisCon website and show your support.

Now to build some terrain… Luckily a good friend of mine has sent me a little something-something to help get things started….

Terrain Haul

I just had to throw in this picture, because it’s badass.

poster-horus-rising-largeThanks for dropping in

John

Good afternoon everyone,

Well, CanCon 2016 has been and gone, and what an event it has been.  I have now attended three CanCon events over the years.  Once in 1997 (yep, seriously), in 2013 and now in 2016.  I can unequivocally say that 2016 was by far the best I’ve seen, for many reasons.  Allow me to explain.

Firstly, I was playing in a new type of tournament to what I usually play in.  I’ve been playing 40k (now 30k as far as I’m concerned) for over 20yrs now, and I’ve not really dabbled into too many other systems.  So to participate in a new system in a tournament setting was a new prospect for me.  As I predicted, the event organiser was right on top of his game.  Right from the players pack, to the terrain, to the trophies was all superb.  Best of all though was all of the great gamers I met from all over Australia.  Even Perth had a representation!  As you all know, the person on the other side of the table during a game makes or breaks the whole experience.  So playing in a system where all of the gamers were seasoned veterans made a big difference.  It seems to be a feature of the Epic Armageddon system, that only real wargaming die-hards seem to play it.  Which I like.  You have to be committed to get involved, which requires character and experience (for example, you can’t just simply order an army online and off you go, amongst other things).  Both of these qualities were abundant in all of the gamers that participated in the tournament, and let me tell you it makes such a difference.  Speaking of which, I need to give a shout out to the wargaming club, Newcastle Legions.  Almost half of the players were from this club (12-14) and they also brought a few tables worth of scenery.  Every guy I met from this club was awesome, and I hope to make it to their flagship event, Castle Assault.

The second reason why CanCon was so good in 2016 was just the energy of the event.  There just seemed to be lots of people attending.  Both spectators and participants.  There were lots of great vendors in attendance too.  So it really made it worthwhile for me, because I could cruise around and see whats new, and how other systems do hobby.  Which often is a great source of ideas and inspiration.

So, how did I go?  Well, I played in six games over the two days.  I didn’t have very high expectations for my performance, as prior to attending the tournament, I’d play only 1 game of Epic Armageddon 40k.  Here are the match ups for the six games, I took a generic Codex Marines list (Using models from my epic 30k World Eaters army).

Game 1 – Squats, yes Squats.  Those tenacious little midgets live on in Epic Armageddon.  It was an interesting game because there I’d never played a Squat army before (even in 28mm 40k) and the fan rules for them is (apparently) still under development.  The biggest take-away from this game for me was just how my army operates and what you can and can’t get away with using them.  While I didn’t win the game, I did learn a lot.  Thankfully I didn’t encounter the Squats again during the tournament, they’re tough little guys.

Game 2 – Space Marines.  I managed to win this game, mostly by fluke though.  It was good playing against another marine player, to see how they do business.

Game 3 – Eldar.  Just like in 40k, Eldar in Epic Armageddon are tricky customers.  I didn’t win, but I achieved a moral victory by killing his Phantom titan.  Apparently this is quite difficult (it was!).  Interestingly, my Whirlwinds did quite a bit of damage to it, which in itself is a miracle and significantly contributed to its demise.  However, this was a truly fun game and I enjoyed every second of it.

Game 4 – Tyranids.  I made a silly tactical error early on in the game that meant I had an uphill battle on my hands all the way.  Had I not been so bellicose in my first turn, I’m confident I would have had a strong victory.  I did manage to turn it around (through some exceptional luck on my behalf, and some exceptional bad luck on my opponents behalf) so it wasn’t a complete pasting, but a loss non-the-less.

Game 5 – Necrons.  Again, this is one of those armies that just like in 40k 28mm, they’re tricky to deal with.  I got totally hammered in this game due to not recognising that the army was a one trick pony, but oh what a trick it is.  Had I deployed with more foresight and understood a little more about how these guys operate, things would have turned out differently.  In the end, it was a pretty frustrating game.

Game 6 – Space Marines.  This was a Salamanders army (not the one I painted) and was very similar to mine (in terms of composition).  By this stage of the tournament I had a few tricks up my sleeve. I managed to get the initiative early on in the game and seriously compromised his core command unit.  Win to me.

The up side was I did win best painted.  To be honest, this came as somewhat of a surprise.  There were several extremely well painted armies present (in my opinion), most notably an Eldar army.  So I was pretty honoured to get this accolade.

Here are some photos of the tables and the armies.


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Love this table, which is an homage to the Imperial Airbase “Typha-IV” as presented in Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Vol. 1. (if you don’t have it, you should.  It’s a must have for all model wargaming hobby enthusiasts).  Epic Armageddon - Table 5 Epic Armageddon - Table 6 Epic Armageddon - Table 7 Epic Armageddon - Table 8

As you can see, all of the terrain was first class.  Super impressed.

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The old GW Warhound Titan, compared to the 6mm version of the Forge World Warhound.  Interestingly, I’ve seen a similar comparison between the old Armour Cast Warhound and the 28mm Forge World Warhound.   The size difference is comparable there too.   Epic Armageddon - Game against TyranidsThe World Eaters desperately defend the township from being overrun by the Tyranids in game 4.  I did managed to turn the tide around (pardon the pun) but it was too little too late.  All I can say is Land Speeders in Epic Armageddon are the bomb!
Epic Armageddon - Titan Maniple There were a few Titan Legion armies present.  

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Epic Armageddon - World Eaters

This is my World Eaters that ended up taking out best painted.  I like the composition of the army, I doubt I’d change anything.  However now I’m a little wiser I would certainly do things tactically a lot differently.

So thats it for this wash up.  My holidays are rapidly coming to an end, and I have many unfinished projects on my bench.  I’ll be away next week for work, so I won’t be able to get any painting done.  However, when I return home next Friday, I’m going to use the following weekend to attack whats left.  We’ll see how we go.  I’ve also been invited as a guest on a friend of mines podcast.  You’ve probably heard of it, The Eye of Horus.  The shows host, Tim & Michael are two great guys, and in the unlikely event you’ve not listed to their podcast, go and download a few episodes now.  They’re knowledge of the various GW gaming universes (WHFB, AoS, 40k and 30k) is encyclopedic!  They recently attended ACT of Heresy, which was run in Canberra over the same weekend as CanCon.  I had too much time pressure to visit it (I did lend them my new ZM board though!) and by all accounts it was a resounding success, and has set a new bench mark for wargaming tournaments in Australia.  There is an impressive photo gallery of the event here and here.

Until next time, take care

John

As promised, here is the first of the next three projects I’ve got on my bench that I’ll be completing in the next few weeks.  I’ll give you a hint at the end of this post what the second of the three projects is.

Onward.

So, this army isn’t mine.  It was a commission that I was approached to do earlier on in the year, however due to study commitments I wasn’t able to paint it until now.  The owner has been collecting it for some time (it’s epic in every sense, weighing in at almost 4kgs) and it arrived in the post the day I finished my epic scale World Eaters.  Enthused by my World Eaters and getting some time to paint again, I attacked this project with gusto.  Often I worked 7-9hrs a day on it straight (yes, if you do the math, I painted this in two weeks).  I did take the odd morning/afternoon tea break to restore my normality however.

Assembly and preparation were very time consuming (there are over 50 tanks, walkers et al and some 300 infantry).  I’ve mentioned in the past about changing paints.  Well, I’ve now gone “full vallejo”.  The quality of their ‘game colour’ and ‘game air’ range is second to none.  For someone who uses an airbrush a lot when I paint, the game air range is magnificent.  None, to little thinning required (depending on application and therefore air pressure required).  Whist I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Citadel paints, I’ve now moved on (Citadel, it’s not you, it’s me).  I was vallejo curious a few years ago when I started using their weathering pigments.  I never really considered their paints however.  This was until mid-2015 when I purchased Space Hulk.  I was in Sydney at the time and dropped into The Combat Company.  In Brisbane, where I’m from, there isn’t (disappointingly) any real independent games stores anymore (aside from more broader “hobby” stores).  So I was excited to venture in and see what they had.  Suffice to say, I was impressed with their on-hand range and saw both the full Vallejo game air, and game colour range.  So I picked up a few paints for Space Hulk and my World Eaters.  After painting the World Eaters (the white was such a pleasure to use, as was the black undercoat) I decided to convert (Space Hulk remains unpainted…).  Everything about the range impresses me.  Coverage, consistency, application, storage, colour selection.  You name it, it ticks all the boxes.

Enough with the unsolicited plug for Vallejo, and onto what you came here for, painted minis!

Salamander Assault Marines

MkII Assault Marines with Jump Packs

Salamander Caestus Assault Ram

Caestus Assault Ram – These models are amazing. I’d like to get my hands on some for my World Eaters. There is something very satisfying about having solid metal minis again.

Salamander Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer

Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer

Salamander Contemptor Dreadnoughts and Deredeo Dreadnoughts

Contemptor Dreadnoughts and Deredeo Dreadnoughts

Salamander Deimos Pattern Whirlwind Scorpius

Deimos Pattern Whirlwind Scorpius

Salamander Demios Vindicator Laser Destroyer

Demios Vindicator Laser Destroyer

Salamander Drop Pods

Drop Pods – On round bases to improve game mechanics

Salamander Falchion

Falchion – Very impressive model. Who am I kidding, they all are…

Salamander Fellblade

Fellblade – The Astartes super heavy workhorse

Salamander Fire Raptor

Fire Raptors, The Astartes answer to the A-10, or is it the other way around…?

Salamander Glaive

Glaive

Salamander Javelin Attack Speeder

Javelin Attack Speeder Squadron

Salamander Land Raider Armoured Proteus with Terminators

Land Raider Armoured Proteus Squadron with Terminators – When it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed

Salamander Land Raider Proteus and Fire Drakes

Land Raider Proteus and Firedrakes

Salamander Landspeeder

Landspeeder Squadron

Salamander Objective Markers

Objective Markers – My customer saw the ones I did for the World Eaters and asked me if I could make him some, who am I not to oblige?

Salamander Predator

Predator Squadron, note the different variants

Salamander Primarch Vulcan

Primarch Vulcan

Salamander Rapier Laser Destroyer

Rapier Laser Destroyer

Salamander Spartan and Pyroclasts

Spartan and Pyroclasts

Salamander Storm Eagle

Storm Eagles

Salamander Tactical Detachment 1

Tactical Detachment 1

Salamander Tactical Detachment 2

Tactical Detachment 2

Salamander Tarantula with Anti Air armament

Tarantula anti-air battery

Salamander Tarantula with Lascannons

Tarantula with Lascannons

Salamander Vindicator

Vindicator Squadron

Salamander Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

Xiphon Pattern Interceptor Squadron

Believe it or not, the army is actually bigger than this, I only photographed single units.  Some of them are in multiples.  My customer liked the bases I did on my World Eaters, hence the resemblance.  He isn’t quite so strict with his flying stands or conformity to basing sizes and standards as I am (for tactical purposes I believe)  I have no idea how many points this army is, but it would have to be in the vicinity of 20,000 points.  I thoroughly enjoyed painting it, and hope to see it across from me on the battlefield one day (no doubt my World Eaters would totally smoke them though, just say’n)

Onto other news.  I’ll be attending CanCon in 2016 playing in the Epic Armageddon tournament.  Some of you who’ve been following this blog for some time may remember that I went back in 2013 and played in the 40k comp.  I don’t want to dwell on my last experience and let it colour my perceptions of other events run over during CanCon.  I am really looking forward to attending this year, I know the organiser of the Epic Armageddon competition and know he takes epic scale wargaming VERY seriously.  I am confident that every aspect of the competition will exceed my expectations.  Expect a full wash up post following the competition.  For those interested, I’m using my World Eaters as a generic proxy for a 40k Epic Armageddon Space Marine army.

Anyway, my family and I are heading off for our Christmas holiday tomorrow, so no more painting until early January 2016.  Until then, thanks for dropping in, take care and have a safe and Merry Christmas for you and yours.

John

PS.  Here is the sneak peek I mentioned of what I’ll be working on next…

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I finally finished study for the year, which means that I now have time to do some painting and gaming.  To kick things off, I attacked this Epic Scale World Eaters army I’ve been nursing for the past seven months.

A few years ago I was at a 40k tournament and noticed that there was an Epic Armageddon tournament also happening on the other side of the hall.  Always intrigued by Epic Scale, I went and had a look.  To my surprise, I noticed that fans were now producing their own miniatures, in spite of Games Workshop abandoning the system almost a decade ago.  Since that point in time, I’ve been hooked.  I have to say, these fan made miniatures are superb.  If you look at the post just before this one, where I painted an Epic Armageddon Renegade Milita army, you’ll see what I mean.  The fans that make these models appear to design them using CAD, then 3D print them out.  The quality and attention to detail is truly astonishing.  A real testament to the dedication and commitment that members of the gaming community have to the hobby.

So after much researching, I discovered there is a hardcore, dedicated community that still play using the Epic Armageddon rules set.  To bring the system to modern standards, the community has created their own supplements to contemporarise the army offerings in Epic Scale that have since been made available in 28mm scale that were not around when GW abandoned the Epic format.  These rules (not surprisingly) are balanced and comprehensive.

There are a few very positive aspects of this ‘garage’ version of Epic Armageddon when compared to its 28mm counterpart.  The first is cost.  The army that you see below, which is about 5,500pts worth (most 30k Epic scale games are 4,000pts) only cost me around $400AUD. (interestingly, 40k Epic Scale games are around 3,000pts)  The other point is storage.  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I (used to) have a vast collection of armies, Titans and scenery.  These armies and scenery are very difficult to store.  A 5,500 point Epic army fits very comfortably into a shoe box.  Finally, the actual game itself.  This is a real tacticians game that is very interactive and dynamic.  It’s not a strict “you go, then I’ll go” style of play such as that found in 28mm scale 40k.  This means that rates of advance, synchronising the effects of supporting units (so called force multipliers), weapons ranges, weapon effects, terrain and close air support are all critical considerations (far beyond that of 28mm 40k).  I’ve only had a handful of games, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each game, and learnt more and more each time.  As well as deepening  my appreciation of the subtleties and nuances of the gaming architecture of the system too.

If you’d like to download a copy of the core rulebook, it’s available here.  You’ll also find there many of the army lists for the various 40k races.  If you’re interested in using this system for games of 30k (as far as I’m concerned, Epic Scale is the scale that 30k should be played in, and will be my hobby/gaming focus for the foreseeable future), you can find an excellent fan site with the various Legion rules here.  This last site is very good, as it has, amongst other things, an excellent outline of how to build an army list, along with army lists summaries and quick reference sheets.  If you think of this site as a supplement for the core rules, similar to how a Codex works in 40k, that will help put it into perspective.  I doubt I’ll get into Epic Scale 40k in any meaningful way, for the same reason I’ve more or less abandoned 28mm scale 40k (its become a caricature/parody of itself).

Ok, let me give you a quick breakdown of what I’ve put together here.

Traitor World Eaters
Unit Qty Uprade Pts
5400
Legion Detachments
Tactical Detachment 1 8 x Tacticals 275
1 Drop Pods 25
4 Tactical Spt Squad 200
1 Lieutenant Commander 50
Tactical Detachment 1 8 x Tacticals 275
4 Heavy Spt Squad 200
1 Centurion 50
Tactical Detachment 1 8 x Tacticals & Rhinos 275
4 Heavy Spt Squad 200
1 Centurion 50
Legion Support Detachments
Rampager Squad 1 6 RP & Centurion 350
Rampager Squad 1 6 RP & Centurion 350
Thunder Hawk 1 200
Thunder Hawk 1 200
Strike Cruiser 1 200
Contemptor Dreadnought 4 Drop Pods 265
Landraider Battle Squadron 6 480
Storm Eagle 3 375
Legion Lords of War
Angron 1 Teleport 475
Fire Raptor Wing 2 300
Fellblade 1 250
Glaive 1 250

Here is the army in full…

World Eaters Epic Scale Family Shot

Ok, so now some details shots

World Eaters Epic Scale Angron

Angron, Primarch of the XII Legion, The Red Angel

World Eaters Epic Scale Comparision

A quick scale comparison.

World Eaters Epic Scale Infantry

The first Tactical Detachment. Note the Tactical Support squad at the rear

World Eaters Epic Scale Infantry 2

The second Tactical Support Detachment

World Eaters Epic Scale Heavy Weapons

The second Tactical detachment, with a closeup of the heavy weapons

World Eaters Epic Scale Rhinos

The Rhinos for the third Tactical Detachment

World Eaters Epic Scale Drop Pod

One of the two drop pods, utilised for the first Tactical Detachment and the Contemptor Dreadnoughts

World Eaters Epic Scale Contemptor Dreadnoughts

Contemptor Dreadnoughts

World Eaters Epic Scale Objective 4

Objectives play an important role in Epic Armageddon. Each side requires three. I decided to make destroyed/crashed vehicles with injured/wounded/survivors to rescue.

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World Eaters Epic Scale Landraiders

The Landraider Battle Squad

World Eaters Epic Scale Thunderhawk 1

One of the two Thunderhawks. To be thorough, I created both a flying and a landed base. You’ll notice the ‘cleared landing zone’ on the landed base. I really can’t stand Astarte’s flyers with their landing gear permanently down.

World Eaters Epic Scale Thunderhawk 3 World Eaters Epic Scale Thunderhawk 2

World Eaters Epic Scale Fellglave

Fellglaive

World Eaters Epic Scale Fellblade

Fellblade

World Eaters Epic Scale Storm Eagle 1

Storm Eagles

World Eaters Epic Scale Storm Eagle 2 World Eaters Epic Scale Storm Eagle 3

World Eaters Epic Scale Fire raptors

Fire Raptor

There you go.  I’ve had one game with them (I got hammered, thanks Alan).  I plan on adding some Spartan’s, Rampagers (there are now some fan made ones, I used assault marines in this incarnation), Predators, Vindicators, plus a few other random bits and pieces.

A quick note on the the bases.  A few people who’ve seen this army already have asked me where I got the flying stands from, and the tank bases.  I’m a real stickler for consistency.  The bases for the infantry are the rectangle ones that GW produced back in the day, so I wanted everything else to be rectangular too.  The various sized bases for the tanks etc are generic Flames of War bases produced by a British company called Plastic Soldier.  It’s there “15mm Mixed Base Set”.  The flight stands are from Hawk Wargames.  I just take the clear rod part and attachment and fix it to a plastic soldier base.  I did consider the GW flying bases, but this would mean they’d be round and also, I wanted the flyers to have a little bit of height on the table too.  GW stems are quite short.

One final thing.  I’ve not posted for well over 10 months.  However I wanted to say thank you for everyone that keep on visiting this blog while I was away.  It’s astonishing how many people visit this blog on a daily basis, even when I’ve not produced any new content for such a long time.  So thanks for you’re continued interest and support.

I’ve already got my next three projects on the bench, so stay tuned.

Thanks for dropping in.

John

 

Well, after many days of toil, I finally finished my first commission.  As many of you know, I don’t really accept commissions.  For many reasons, the first and most important is that it takes away from my own time painting, and the second is that because there is such a low barrier to entry into doing ‘commissions’ the fees the market has come to expect is well and truly below my opportunity cost.  Both personally and professionally.  However on this particular occasion both of these criteria were met and exceeded.

I’ve always had a fondness for Epic scale armies. However ever since Games Workshop abandoned the system some 10 years ago (has it been that long!?!) the support for the models and rules has not been there.  While Games Workshop and Forge World have come ahead leaps and bounds (especially Forge World) in terms of model design, sadly the old epic range hasn’t kept up.  Until now.

All I can say now is that this army has really re-kindled my interest in this scale of modelling and wargaming.  Specifically 30k era gaming.  I’m really excited to get my hands on some 30k models in this scale and recount the battles on Istvaan III and then Istvaan V.  Epic in more ways than one.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the owner of this army wishes to remain anonymous,  however if you’d like to be put in contact with him, contact me via my Facebook page.  I’ll forward you his details and maybe he’ll share with you where he sources this magnificent models.

Speaking of, BEHOLD!

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Alpha Legion Allied Detachment

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Hell Blade Chaos Fight Squadron

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Legio Mortis Warhound Pack

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Renegade Death Strike Missile Battery

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Renegade Hydra Flakk Tank Battery

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Renegade Malcador Defender Squadron

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Renegade Malcador Tank Squadron

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Renegade Mechanised Infantry Company

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Renegade Minotaur Artillery Tank Squadron (front & back)

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Renegade Objective Markers

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Renegade Ogryn Berserker Unit

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A selection of Renegade tanks and infantry for scale

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Well thats it for now folks.  Its been a really privilege to paint his army.  Thoroughly enjoyed it form start to finish.  The standard of these models is exceptional and will stand up to the most rigorous scrutiny.

I’ll be returning to uni on 02 March.  Between now and then I’m aiming to do a little bit more painting.  With any luck there’ll be one or two more posts in me before then.

Thanks for dropping in.

Questions and comments welcome.

See you next time,

John