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Doghouse - May 11, 2011 01:30 PM (GMT)
Right so the models I ordered have arrived and I've begun to chop and convert so I'll get some pictures up asap. Got some really nice stuff on the go and will hopefully be able to pass on some ideas in terms of converting the little guys.

I'm not going the same route as everyone else seems to be following as being an old school player I know that it's much better to design blocks rather than an entire army list like you might do with forty kay.

In essence each detachment is intended to be a forty kay army in it's own right, the aspect of the game called fire fights is intended to represent a regular forty kay battle on a much larger scale and in a much shorter space of time.

So to get the ball rolling I'll probably be working on the first tactical detachment and the Primarch to lead the army.

Personally I think that everyone who's intending to play the game for the first time should take this approach and basically make as many detachments as possible.
So if there is an event day that you can chop and change your list quite easily rather than be stuck with a lame duck list all day that looks great on paper but doesn't really work on the day.

First up should be the predator detachment.

malika - May 11, 2011 01:39 PM (GMT)
Still the Sons of Horus, or have you fallen for another Legion?

Doghouse - May 11, 2011 02:04 PM (GMT)
No I can't seem to get the SoH right so like I say I'm going for a different approach to everyone else.
Originally I considered Iron Hands but as Mannus was the first to fall in the Heresy it doesn't really work. So what I'm going to go all out and do what I consider to be more of a proper Heresy Era army.

malika - May 11, 2011 02:22 PM (GMT)
Will this then mean it will become a mix of various Legions and formations? Which Primarch will you end up doing? Loyalist or Traitor force?

Apologist - May 12, 2011 01:48 PM (GMT)
Epic Armageddon doesn't need anywhere near as many models as previous editions of the game, so it's fairly quick to build forces. Perhaps Doghouse has plans to do multiple small themed armies? :)

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In essence each detachment is intended to be a forty kay army in it's own right, the aspect of the game called fire fights is intended to represent a regular forty kay battle on a much larger scale and in a much shorter space of time.


Yes, very good point, and one that should be emphasised.

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I'm not going the same route as everyone else seems to be following as being an old school player I know that it's much better to design blocks rather than an entire army list like you might do with forty kay.


Since points costs are generally in scales of 50 (or rarely, 25) in Epic Armageddon, formations can 'clip together' fairly easily, so this modular approach to any army is a very good one. I like to have lots of Formations, then pick out whichever ones I want for any particular game.

Doghouse - May 12, 2011 02:21 PM (GMT)
Yeah we're definitely on the same page in terms of army construction mate.

The bolt on method works well for epic, but it has been a while since I last played so I'm aiming for as many units as possible for the reasons I gave above.
Ideally I'm after a more historically themed army over one that is designed to win games.

I do have a loose plan as to what I want to do but am still playing around with the models at the moment to see what I can achieve before committing to a legion.

I've got four old school predators based and under coated ready for paint and am currently putting together together the first tactical detachment along with the Primarch and his terminator honour guard.

I'm also toying around with some other bits like BFG cruisers, sabres/spartans, the storm bird and some titan stuff.

Once the tacticals are done I'll start posting pictures.

malika - May 13, 2011 03:49 PM (GMT)
Horus Heresy or Great Crusade? If it's the former: Loyalists or Traitors?

Storm bird? What kind of design do you have in mind?

Doghouse - May 13, 2011 04:11 PM (GMT)
It'll definitely be heresy era and they will be traitors but like I say not really settled on the legion yet.

The storm bird I'm working on is a swept wing version. It's still pretty early on at the moment as it's taken a bit of a back seat to the infantry.
I'm trying at to work in some WWII style bubble turrets for the heavy bolters and lascannons.

I'm avoiding the typical space marine aesthetics because it was created before the STCs became more common place and personally I don't think that it'd look anything like a T-hawk so it'll be a lot sleeker looking.

I've got five stands of the first tactical detachment built and am currently working on the last one but it's slow going as I'm making my own bases from plasticard. They're looking pretty good so far though with a nice Mk II/III feel to them.

What I'm doing is making the tactical detachment, rhinos, two dreds, a sabre and a hunter. If I field the detachment in rhinos then I'll drop the dreadnoughts (they'll just slow them down) and stick in the hunter and sabre (vindicator).
If I want a cheaper foot slogger unit I'll just field them with the dreadnoughts.




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