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  • #151307
    Mr. Average
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    I was rummaging for an old copy of Dragon Magazine a while back and turned up a trove of old White Dwarf mags from the early 90s – I had thought they were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina but this was a real pleasure to find! They were all the issues concerned with Epic (1st and 2nd Edition).

    The Blood Angels Studio Army for 2nd Edition always caught my imagination as a kid, and since I have 3mm figures from Vanguard on hand, I decided to start my own, along highly traditional, OSR, bright colored 90’s lines.


    It’s a pretty thrilling rendition of Blood Angels Orange, so far.

    #151310
    Steven Francis
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    Love proper blood angels colours, and the original style before they went all vampire. No issues with vampires, but my in power armour

    #151349
    Mr. Average
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    Yeah they got super emo didn’t they? But, well…

    My goal is to mirror the original Studio 6000 point force – a Battle Company, Assault Company, Tactical Company, Devastator Company, and support. It’ll have some modifications of course – I’m adding a Thunderhawk Gunship, jet bikes instead of motorcycles, more Dreadnoughts instead of the nigh-unusable Imperial Robits, and a bevy of Predator Tanks. Maybe some Superheavies if I can mash up reasonable rules for them. No idea what to do about the Titan yet, I’m afraid – I’m not paying $150 for a Warlord that’s way out of scale. Maybe a friend with a 3D printer will help, but that’s a big if for now – might content myself with some proxy Reavers instead.

    #151367
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I can’t wait to see these finished!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #151407
    Mr. Average
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    I have several more companies coming in the mail as we speak. One of the things I really liked about 1st/2nd edition Space Marine was that it was strongly infantry-centric, and that the various forces felt very unique and had a distinct style of play attached to them. They also gave infantry a strong chance against the tanks so combined arms support was essential. No aspersions cast upon lining up your tanks and having a blast, but something really got genericized round about the 3rd edition. I know the feeling was it got too complex but that never really bothered me.

    Incidentally, Thaddeus, I’m using your scale conversion: X/5cm*1”=3mm scale distance. That will keep the size of my board manageable, I hope. Although I recently got myself a nice 60” square tabletop that will be quite appropriate for battling upon.

    #151417
    Mike
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    5′ with 3mm?
    Crikey. You can use Titans on summat that big.

    #151426
    Mr. Average
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    That’s the idea! Battle is my primary goal, “More Epic Than Epic” is my motto.

    #151429
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Yep. I call it “apartment dweller scale”.

    You can play a traditional 6×4 game on a coffee table and it looks brilliant! You can also play mega-fucking-huge games on normal 6×4 table.

    Right now, I’m taking a break from 3mm for a bit, as I have just moved to a new apartment that actually has room for a 6×4 table in the office (collapsable, but still). So I allowed myself to go back to 28mm for ONE period/theme, just for the nostalgia of it. Oathmark and Saga have always tickled may fancy, so I have gone Dark Age Fantasy.

    But as soon as we finish unpacking (July?) I plan to rebase my fantasy set up along Mat’s lines.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #151430
    Mr. Average
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    The two scales are somewhat interactive. Play skirmishes in 28mm that provoke epic, society-altering battles at 3mm.

    #151487
    Mr. Average
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    Speaking of Titans, I have managed through secondhand channels to acquire some original Imperator Titans, miraculously unassembled – originals! I’m beside myself. At their classic size, they scale out almost perfectly with 3mm scale. This is going to be a hoot!

    #151491
    Darkest Star Games
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    Now when you say originals, do you mean these?:

    OG titans

     

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #151492
    Mr. Average
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    No, I mean these:


    A friend of mine just moved and had some “lying around.” Heard I was doing a 3mm epic army and asked if I wanted them. Did I ever!

    #151493
    Mr. Average
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    That’s just a photo I found for descriptive purposes – my models are all jumbled up in a plastic bag and need sorting out but I think there are several models’ worth in there – and I counted at least two of each piece, more of some.

    But these guys duking it out is exactly the right amount of crazy for 3mm scale.

    #151495
    Mr. Average
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    My backup plan is 6mm scale Stalkers from Vanguard, to play up the widely varied and ultimately ludicrous size of Titans in the 40k milieu.

    #151496
    Darkest Star Games
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    Ah, my bad.  I have some old Warlords laying around somewhere if you’d like 1 or 2?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #151500
    Mr. Average
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    If you’re willing to part with them!

    #151502
    Mike
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    I loved Adeptus Titanicus.

    #151503
    Mr. Average
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    So did I. It’s where I learned what Superheavy Tanks are and I’ve always included them in my orders of battle ever since!

    #151529
    Mr. Average
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    Too humid to prime today but I’m basing marines instead. Part of the Sixth Company here – tactical marines.

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