Tuesday, 29 December 2015

From GregB - Epic 30k Death Guard, Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus (55 Points)

Epic 30k reinforcements
Well, this is a really quick entry, as I am soon to dash off to the airport for a holiday vacation! In the mad rush to prepare and pack, I of course focused on painting, finishing just a few more Epic 30k figures.  This submission includes an assortment touching on forces from three different units, continuing in the same setting and scale as my first two submissions.

Death Guard tactical marines, with Rhino APCs in the background
Death Guard "devestators" - infantry with heavy weapons, with Land Raider tanks in the background
Up first are elements of another Space Marine Legion, the XIVth, known charmingly as the "Death Guard".  While their backstory has a tint of emo-loser-teenager-sulking-in-the-basement-of-his-parent's-$500k-house to it, there is a humourless endurance about them that I find interesting.  Also, my friends Byron and Dallas like this Legion, so I wanted to have a detachment of them on hand for gaming in Epic 30k with our group.

The fellow with the back banner marks the detachment commander
The Death Guard figures are all old-school plastic GW Epic figures from the 90s. If any of you nostalgia geeks are out there, you might recognize, from the original "Space Marine" game, the elements of one tactical detachment, one devestator detachment, one rhino APC detachment and one Land Raider detachment all in this submission.

Old plastic figures from GW - monopose, but still fun
Love the old Land Raider models...these are from the early 90s
Painting the old plastic Land Raiders is a lot of fun - these models are really, really old, but still hold up well as a quite fine rendering of the original 28mm-size Land Raider model, and still look fine on the table with the newer figures.

Rapier battery from the Imperial Fists
Ready to cut down the minions of Horus
Up next are some Imperial Fists from the VIIth Legion (sorry about having more yellow, Tamsin :-).  There is a battery of tracked infantry support weapons known as "Rapiers", and a brace of four "light" (always a relative term in GW games) tanks known as "Predators".

Imperial Fist tanks - the one on the right is configured with extra anti-tank firepower

The Predator is an old-time favourite
A final, lonely element squeezed in for this submission is a Predator tank for the XVIth Legion, the Sons of Horus - mostly painted just to keep in practice, just didn't finish it in time for the last submission. 

Lonely tank for the Sons of Horus

The "Annihilator" version of the Predator tank - lots of anti-tank energy weapons on the vehicle

Overall there are 60 infantry, three crew-served guns and 11 vehicles, all in 6mm, which should net me another 55 points if I have the math correct (always a big  "if") toward my overall total, my sci-fi duel and my 30k duel.  Brushes are down for now as I try and track down my passport. Have a happy New Year everyone!

More Epic Goodness! Wonderful work Greg. I appreciate your mental profiling of the Death Guard. Thankfully, in our world, no emo teenagers are armed and armoured to this extent! I really like the bold colours of these various factions contrasted against their relatively neutral basing - it will help keep track of what-is-where on the tabletop. Speaking of your basing, the inclusion of the small tufts really do a great job conveying the arid setting. I look forward to playing a game with these sometime this winter!
This lot will give you 55 points to add to your tally. Well done and enjoy your vacation!


  1. Ok I can't help myself sorry: this truly is an epic contribution!

  2. Another fantastic work!! Really nice.

  3. Great stuff Greg..... Even if it does push you even further ahead of me in the challenge! Nice mix of legions.

  4. These are.... well epic, lovely work


  5. Tremendous. I can feel my resolve crumbling with each glance.

  6. Really good work, Greg! I like the old school troopers with the old transports very much and highly approve of their death guard livery.
    Very good work!

  7. I can't believe you actually painted the IF logo on the front of the preds! Amazing work Greg. Just beautiful...

  8. Excellent work Greg. Love the colours!

  9. Brilliant stuff. You are making this Challenge an Epoch of Epic! Pity your name's not Eric.

  10. Man, your realy cranking out some awesome looking Epic stuff. Love it. Enjoy your vacation.

  11. All I can really say is, "YES!" Also, those Predators look great--always a favorite of mine as well.

  12. Stunning job, that's an impressive amount of painting.

  13. "If any of you nostalgia geeks are out there"
    Guilty as charged! Nothing like the original figs. Great job Greg!

  14. Nice work on these. I'm beginning to think the Sci-Fi duel was a suckers bet on my part. ;)

  15. Lovely stuff! I appreciate the vision slits and little lights!