Epic Pages Updates and News Archive
This pages contains archived details on updates to the
Epic section of the website:
News: Details of Epic Armageddon Models
The following news is taken from the Fanatic
Epic Armageddon newsletter:
Mark Bedford has been doing a lot of ‘test
pieces’ for the metal infantry strips. We’ve just cast
up a row of Terminators on a thinner version of the stand than we used
for the first Space Marine strip. The good news is that the models
cast perfectly, and the weight was almost half that of the first strip
we made. This lower weight pretty much guarantees that we’ll
be able to include at least 8-10 strips/stands in a pack for the same
price as a Warmaster unit (hoorah!)
Mark has also made a really nice Guard fire support
team. These come on a round ‘dioramic base, with the weapons
team behind a set of sandbags. It looks very nice – hopefully
we’ll have pictures of the stand up on the website soon.
Shane Hoyle has delivered a lovely Ork trukk model.
Chunky and very characterful, this model is going to set the pattern
for the new versions of the smaller Ork vehicles we will release with
While on the subject of Ork vehicles, John Manders
has delivered the master for a new metal version of the Ork stomper.
It really is a superb piece, John’s best work for us so far I’d
say, and I would imagine that every Ork player will want one of two
of these models in their army.
40K Developer and Epic aficionado Pete Haines came
up with a great idea for a new Space Marine vehicle. “Jervis,” he
said “the Marines could really use something that would allow
them to drop vehicles directly onto a planet from their battlebarges.
You know, a sort of giant landing craft that could hold a detachment
of tanks…” I’ve never been one that was loath to
steal a good idea, so I’ve nicked this one and we’ll be
including just such a vehicle in the Epic Armageddon range.
Writing the section of the v9.1 rules about our
Back Catalogue models reminded just what a lovely model the Capital
Imperialis was. Sadly the model can’t be made any more as it
uses plastic tracks that are no longer available… so I’ve
decided to have a new version made with metal tracks!
News: Forgeworld releases Eldar Night Spinner
The following news is taken from the Forgeworld newsletter:
Take a look at this!
These photos are of an Epic 40,000 scale Eldar Night Spinner which
only measures 35mm long, that’s less than an inch and a half!
We just put the Epic Eldar Night Spinners onto our online store in
section and they will be sent out from the 17th of March. Brian
is currently working on a range of Epic 40,000 Eldar Wave Serpents
based on the Forge World Warhammer 40,000 designs. More news on this
News: Forgeworld releases two new Super Heavy Tanks
The following news is taken from the Forgeworld newsletter:
If you take a look at the following link you'll
see the first castings of the Epic 40,000 versions of the Imperial
Stormsword and Stormblade. It's difficult to believe these models are
actually smaller than the photos you're seeing here but it's true.
I am of the opinion that the modelmaker just ran the 40K versions of
these through Forge World's top secret 'De-big-ulator'. It's the only
sensible explanation for tiny models this detailed. The Epic 40,000
Stormblade and Stormsword are available to pre-order now
for release week commencing February 3rd.
Forgeworld in a previous newsletter released details of a 40K scale
Imperial Guard troop carrier.
A few months ago we talked about our working on a
flying Imperial Guard troop transport. Some of you may even have seen
CGI designs and sketches for the project at some of the shows Forge
World has been to. Well after months of work modelmaker Daren Parrwood
has finished it. Please feast your eyes on the Imperial
Guard Valkyrie Airborne Assault Carrier. The Valkyrie model measures
300mm/12inches long and 240mm/9.5inches wide. It can carry a squad
of elite Imperial Guard Storm Troopers and is armed with a choice of
either a forward firing Multi-laser or Lascannon, two door mounted
Heavy Bolters and either two wing mounted Hellstrike missiles or fuel
tanks. The troop compartment is fully detailed and can be assembled
with the side doors sliding open and the Heavy Bolters either deployed
or folded away. The seats can be assembled either locked up into the
roof, so that larger cargoes can be carried, or down as shown for troop
carrying. Forge World's rules guru Warwick has completed a set of experimental
rules for the Valkyrie already which can be downloaded as a PDF file here.
News: Fanatic Epic Newsletter #2
Fanatic have published the second edition of their Epic Newsletter,
you can find it here.
News: Epic scale MK II Rhino
Well we told you about on this site, well if you go to the GW
Epic40K site you will see an epic scaled metal Rhino. You can also
see a mock-up of the new Rulebook cover.
News: Forgeworld release Manta Rules and previews of
new Epic Tyranids
From the Forgeworld newsletter:
We've just posted a pile of new experimental and
optional rules on our website. New to our Downloads section we have
experimental rules for 40K Tank Ammunition, Imperial Navy Aircraft
upgrades, Stormblade super heavy tank, Necron Pylon and Epic 40,000
Tau Manta. Click
It's been a while since we showed you some work in
progress so here
you go. Simon Egan worked on all the Forge World Tyranid monsters
for 40K so when we decided to 'de-bigulate' them to Epic size we had
to get him to work his magic on them again. The photos here are of
course of incomplete models and only give a taste of how nice these
little models are going to be. More news on these soon.
News: Fanatic Epic Newsletter
Fanatic have published their new Epic Newsletter, you can find it on
the Games-Workshop website here.
News: Epic scale MK II Rhino
Though I guess most people have seen the Epic scale MK II Rhino on Carl
Woodrow's Dropship site,
according to Gambit on the Epicentre
site we can expect a replacement when Epic:A is released, though not stated
I guess it must be a metal replacement if you consider what Jervis has
said about new plastics. He also states that Epic:A will be released as
a book rather than as a boxed set.
News: Carl Woodrown updates Dropship (updated update)
Carl Woodrow has added a range of updates to his Dropship site. Check
it out here.
News: Carl Woodrown updates Dropship (update)
Carl Woodrow has added a page on the Tau Manta to his website see how
he made it here
and how he painted it here.
He has recently added a very nice image of a red Warhound
Titan to his dropship pages. Check it out here.
News: GW/Fanatic confirm that Epic Magazine to stop been
As you can see from the following excerpt from the Fanatic
newsletter, Epic Magazine is now on hold until the publication of Epic
Armageddon in late 2003.
Epic Magazine & Epic Armageddon
The Fanatic team has been doing a lot of work recently on a new edition
of the Epic rules called Epic Armageddon, as you will see when you read
through the latest issue of Epic Magazine. So far this work has been
progressing extremely well (better than we could possibly have hoped,
in fact), and I am confident that Epic Armageddon will return Epic to
its rightful place as one of the premier Games Workshop games systems.
However, developing and producing a new rulebook to the standard and
level that I know you will expect and deserve takes a lot of design
resources, and this has forced me to make a very hard decision. In a
nutshell, I can either keep on producing Epic Magazine, or get the Epic
Armageddon rules into print next year, but not both. Because of this
I have, with heavy heart, decided to stop producing Epic Magazine after
issue 10 until Epic Armageddon is released towards the end of 2003.
This means that the copy of Epic Magazine that has just been printed
will be the last one that will be produced for some time. Instead we
will be producing a bimonthly 4-page newsletter, which will keep Epic
players up to date on the progress of Epic Armageddon, and will give
us a chance to show you pictures of the new models that we are working
on for the game. The newsletter will also include Epic 40,000 rules
for any new resin models produced by Forge World, as well as any other
news and views of interest to Epic gamers. We will also be posting regular
updates about Epic Armageddon (including further playable demos of the
rules) on the Epic website at www.epic40000.com.
News: Epic Magazine to stop been published...
As I purchased Epic Magazine #10 from my local GW store,
I was informed by the staff that it was to be the last issue... according
to a memo received by them from GW Head Office, GW do not have the resources
to develop Epic Armageddon and produce the Epic magazine as well therefore
Epic Magazine will no longer be published until Epic Armageddon is out.
If you check this page
out you will see that Epic Armageddon is due as a Winter 2003 release.
Though I was "assured" that GW would continue to support Epic
over the internet, it does seem that Epic players will not be getting
much in the way of resources and models until Epic Armageddon is published.
News: Epic Dark Eldar in development
Other news from the same conversation was that there
will be Epic Dark Eldar and that they are currently in development and
the models are very nice. It is apparent that GW will be developing Epic
versions of all their WH40K armies therefore you should expect to see
Necrons as well. Obviously the development time and eventual appearance
for these is subject to a wealth of factors and therefore could be years
before we see them.