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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2023, 01:49:35 PM »
Only a small update for painting in progress. Speed reduced for now.



The first batch of vehicles features half the Rhinos and all 3 predators. Plus two dreadnoughts.

Not sure what weapons are best for dreads so one of each so far. Although lovely the detail is those dreadnoughts come in 6 separate parts (7 for the twin lascannon version!) Feels unnecessary...

Also I really think the rhinos/predators didn't need 4 separate exhaust stacks. They come in as many parts as an actual 40K rhino... almost.

"What about the infanty H?

Urgh...  :'(
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2023, 12:15:55 AM »
Looking good! Don't give up, that army is going to look great when it's done  :)!
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2023, 07:25:22 PM »
Slow progress due to reduced painting time.



A good rough drybrushing and hitting the black seems pretty good (almost all of which will be metal). I'm quite happy with the high contrast white and black panel lines.

Apparently an apothecary white contrast makes life easier but gives much lighter shadows. So I'm going to carry on with the hard way (are we not all creatures of habit lol)

Also managed to kitbash an old 1997 epic dozerblade onto a predator which looks ok I think.

Awesome red dags and lightning bolts on the way!
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2023, 09:33:28 AM »
Nice progress! I'm sure they'll look very striking with some red on them like the Thunderhawks. The 90s dozerblade on the Predator actually looks better to my eyes than the comparatively weedy 'combs' on the Rhinos.

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2024, 08:43:15 AM »
I'm still going! Extended christmas break for cheese and alcohol.

While talking to folks about the superiority of Epic Armageddon as a game system I found there was a ine day tournament in my town so signed up.
To a game I've not played in over ten years.

Rules I think I'm fine but the community group overseeing the game since GW's abandonment has written about a dozen extra faction lists so who knows what the meta is doing...



Anyhow heres my Crimson Fists army!

Mostly made up from models from 1997 or earlier. One of the Thunderhawks is standing in for a landing craft in this picture as my Landing Craft is a bit shy to make public appances. Great bit of kit, carries loads of infanty and up to 6 rhino chassis vehicles!

Also the goofy warhound titans are coming because  I haven't assembled the new Warhounds from Legions  ;D
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2024, 01:30:53 AM »
Nice army! It's really quite amazing the game's still being played after all these years without support from GW. Are you taking your camera to this tournament by any chance? :)

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2024, 04:40:52 AM »
Rules I think I'm fine but the community group overseeing the game since GW's abandonment has written about a dozen extra faction lists so who knows what the meta is doing...

Is this the Epic UK group?

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Also the goofy warhound titans are coming because  I haven't assembled the new Warhounds from Legions  ;D

The original Warhound Titans are the best.

Your army looks very good.  I wish you good fortune for the tournament.  The game should be pretty well balanced, based on the feedback and comments that I have seen over the years.

It's really quite amazing the game's still being played after all these years without support from GW.

Someone has not been doing enough checking on the Epic community around the internet ;).
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2024, 07:05:26 PM »
Nice army! It's really quite amazing the game's still being played after all these years without support from GW. Are you taking your camera to this tournament by any chance? :)

Even more surprising is that there is two tournaments a year within 30mins of my house!
I think my time of travelling for tournaments is mostly over!

I'll take some pictures of me losing three games in a row.
Is this the Epic UK group?

It is, they've been very busy giving love to all armies except space marines. I probably should have used my Eldar but didn't want to rush paint anything and I was keen to deploy my Landing Craft and make airplane noises... and then get shot down.

But I'm playing Crimson Fists. Heroically dying in a heap since 1988 is what they do.


But wait! Stuffing more vintage gaming into my weekend the local Club are kicking off a BattleFleet Gothic Campaign on sunday, which I'm  attening seeing as I am the offical undefeated GW champion of Battlefleet Gothic. (Not lying!)



These guys have been in storage since 2008 I think!

Battlefleet Gothic is the game of kings. Takes everything thats awesome about a Necromunda or Bloodbowl campaign and puts it into a game that is so over the top 40K that you get to unleash thermonuclear fire with tactics that Horatio Nelson would recognise.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2024, 11:25:12 PM »
So many fabulous treasures in these photos, LOVE the battlefleet gothic Imperial navy! Good stuff!
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2024, 03:51:09 PM »
Well one loss to Tyranids, mostly to being entirely unfamiliar with how the Tyranid army works. Turns out ripper swarms like to snack on assault marines.. minor loss.



Beat the Skitari, landing craft combat dropped the predators to gun down some Ordinatus, and then some robots. The landing craft shot down two thunderbolts trying to intercept it, meanwhile the thunderhawk shot down a marauder bomber trying to strafe it and it's ground units after the assault marines assassinated a skitari formation and were busy high fiving each other. Managed to keep up precision strikes to cruise to a solid win.



Then Ulthwe turned up, all manner of webway shenanigans, the Warhounds barely escaping an ambush by Wraithguard and Wrathlords. Predators engaged ambushed Falcons by air assault but Marines ran out of steam got whittled down too fast and finished on a major defeat

Ultimately a few errors in list construction but not too bad I think, finished at 14th out of 20 players.


So many fabulous treasures in these photos, LOVE the battlefleet gothic Imperial navy! Good stuff!

The old school gaming is a lot of fun. I'll take some pictures of starship battles tomorrow!  ;D
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2024, 06:16:10 PM »
You should have used your Eldar ;) :P.  Webway movement is lots of fun and is one of the few aspects of the game that I really did enjoy when I briefly experimented with Epic Armageddon rules.  In all seriousness though, you had a good result and you finished much higher than I would have, even if I had taken my Eldar.

The photos are great.  It's so good to see all those Epic armies in action.  Tyranids are just evil in every version of Epic.  They crushed me back in the Space Marine/Titan Legions era.  They have some truly nasty units.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2024, 01:23:17 AM »
Cheers for the mini-battle reports! I enjoyed reading them and staring at the pictures. That first table looked like it was well on its way to being tyranoformed.

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2024, 06:06:23 PM »
You should have used your Eldar ;) :P.  Webway movement is lots of fun and is one of the few aspects of the game that I really did enjoy when I briefly experimented with Epic Armageddon rules.

In all honesty I find Epic Armageddon to be best ruleset GW ever put out. As someone so is 'enthusiastic' about looking at rules, thats a claim I will stand by all day.

I took marines, partly because they're painted but mostly because I could remember the rules for them! At least then I only had to work out what one army on the table did instead of both sides!

Cheers for the mini-battle reports! I enjoyed reading them and staring at the pictures. That first table looked like it was well on its way to being tyranoformed.

Snapshots of tiny scake warfare! And now for smaller scale in SPAAAAAACE



A Tau Merchant fleet? Trying to seduce an Imperial World with nice trade goods and services? Not today!



Forgot to take any more pictures as it kicked off just after this, but I'll tell you guys what happened which is nearly as good.

Tau front line cruisers used their strong forward firepower to beat the Lunar class (the middle ship) up until it was crippled and had to disengage. The dominatoor class (red prow) gave up taking nova cannon pot shots and charged in to 'cross the T' on the two  merchant ships wrecking them in a hail of gunfire but sucked up torpedos from the Tau battlecruiser in return.

The imperial escort ships pounced on the Tau Orca escorts driving them to disengage and then turned, skipped over the planet to attack the Tau Explorer heavy carrier with most of them a close rangefirepower bonus. It had to brace for impract in order to survive and stopped pumping out a metric crap ton of bombers every single turn.

So I'm sure you can understand it was very exciting.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2024, 01:53:25 AM »
A Tau Merchant fleet? Trying to seduce an Imperial World with nice trade goods and services? Not today!

Thank you for your service! ;D

What a cool game! Did any nuclear weapons get used or are they so common as to not be remarkable in Battlefleet Gothic? And what's the red-prowed ship's name? Obvious Inaction? Obvious Satisfaction?

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2024, 06:02:35 PM »
Thank you for your service! ;D

What a cool game! Did any nuclear weapons get used or are they so common as to not be remarkable in Battlefleet Gothic? And what's the red-prowed ship's name? Obvious Inaction? Obvious Satisfaction?

Thats the 'Obvious Reaction' with the Red prow, and the tactical nuclear weapon launching railgun, known as a Nova cannon (missed every shot!).
The other two are 'Zero Gravitas' and 'Lasting Damage'



In this game a trio of cruiers on patrol have encountered some ships with supposedly imperial ID's but refused to stop for inspection. So the battlecruiser 'Gunboat Diplomat' fired its nova cannon at absurd range, hit an Inquistion light cruiser bang on, knocked its shields down, did 4 hp of damage (out of 6hp) and caused a critical hit destroying the bridge, killing the captain which is a -3 leadership penalty for the rest of the game. Mavellous!  ;D

Other cruisers are 'Zero Gravitas', back again, and joined by its classmate Curious Ethics.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2024, 01:29:41 AM »
Thats the 'Obvious Reaction' with the Red prow, and the tactical nuclear weapon launching railgun, known as a Nova cannon (missed every shot!).
The other two are 'Zero Gravitas' and 'Lasting Damage'

The obvious reaction to getting into its front arc being a multiple-kilotonne nuclear warhead to the face. I love it! ;D

BFG campaigns give you 2000 points of starships to draw from for games (800 points and 750 seen here). Between games you get to repair vessels and most the time you're fielding whatever is in a decent condition to go out and fight, its not unknown to start games carrying damage from previous battles. Its a harsh 1990s game!

I like the sound of that mechanic. It induces the player to conserve their forces, as even an Imperial Navy admiral would. Looking back, 40K games I played backed in the day suffered from being all-out slaughterfests. Those can be fun, but it makes the carnage humdrum when all games are like that. They might have benefited from a campaign system like this.

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2024, 06:37:18 AM »
In all honesty I find Epic Armageddon to be best ruleset GW ever put out. As someone so is 'enthusiastic' about looking at rules, thats a claim I will stand by all day.

I agree. There is no doubt that in terms of design, Epic Armageddon is the superior rules set.  I just don't like the rules as much as the Space Marine rules though.

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I took marines, partly because they're painted but mostly because I could remember the rules for them! At least then I only had to work out what one army on the table did instead of both sides!

Their rules are easy to remember without a doubt and they are so hard to surpress too that I found them very frustrating to play against.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2024, 07:13:04 AM »
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Their rules are easy to remember without a doubt and they are so hard to surpress too that I found them very frustrating to play against.

Marines are considered mildly underpowered in EA, and really struggle if they try to deviate from their air cavalry playbook. They're hard to suppress but there are so few of them its mostly stops them from breaking mmediately. The chaos marine list gives you about 50% extra marines for the same points... which personally makes them more of a handful in my experience!

Speaking of which I'm likely to try a deamon free style of Black Legion to play time warped pre heresy marines in EA games, there is slow progress on an unoffical offical list for them from EpicUK.

Todays progress is, spray painted infantry on sprue!



Probably going to put 4 guys to a base! At definitely in the case of assault marines and terminators else they will be far too crowded.

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2024, 09:31:21 AM »
Slow progress on Legions Imperialis enthusiasm so switching to some battlefleet gothic.

First a damaged Dominator class cruiser is in for a new nova cannon, fixing some masts and spruce up the paint on the ramming prow!



Also found some forgeworld extra tiny scale thunderhawks and a bag full of Babylon 5 Starfurys (such a rough whitemetal casting!).



They'll get some paint, nice bright colourful squadron markings for the fighters and the thunderhawks will join the Crimson Fists (they have a few capital ships already)
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2024, 12:44:35 PM »
I chuckled at "Violent Influence". Love it

I was a bit stumped at the fighters until I read they were Starfuries. Interesting!

 


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