|In the grim darkness of the far future, we've got any size of equipment you might need for your war...|
So with that motivation, I decided to continue on the painting path from last week - more Epic 30k stuff! This week my submission covers almost every size available to that "scale" of game, running the gamut from foot sloggers to another pair of towering Titans!
|Alpha Legion tactical marines - while my 6mm freehand is not quite as sharp as Byron's, I managed to get some markings on to most of the shoulders and vehicles!|
We'll start with the smallest ones first - this is a Space Marine tactical detachment from the Alpha Legion. During this edition of the Challenge I started painting a new force of Alpha Legion troops for my 28mm-sized forces, and I have enjoyed the colours and the backstory of that particular Legion so much I thought it would be great to have them for Epic as well.
|Command troopers in the (blurry) front|
|Alpha Legion motor pool - a pair of Rhino APCs, each capable of carrying two stands of infantry|
|Two more APCs, along with a command variant in the left of the photo|
Moving up in the size department we have a group of four Knights. The 30k/40k setting does not lack for large walking things with guns, and the Knights have their place on the spectrum of those vehicles. As you can see, they loom over the infantry, but pale in size compared to the Titans, so they are on the smaller-end of the walking-terror-scale of the dark future.
|Four Knights - walkers with a nice assortment of weapons to choose from|
|"Paladin" variant on the left, "Errant" variant on the right|
|I had no specific Knight household in mind, just wanted some different colours from my first bunch, so they could be opponents on the table|
Even though they are "small" (you know, relatively), Knights still provide a big punch on the table, forming an extremely mobile and versatile force that hits pretty hard. While GW has made these available as models in 28mm scale (and it is one of the nicest new kits GW has ever issued, just beautiful) the Epic setting provides the room, scope and proper context required for these things to really be fun on the table. There is an astonishing variety of weapons assortments, and whatever you choose, these things will have a good time stalking around, terrorizing enemy tanks and infantry. But they will have to watch out, because in the grim darkness of the far future, there is always something bigger...
And that would include the Titans! I painted two more to add to the group from last week (see that post for explanations on the colours and Legions involved). To maintain rough strategic parity in my Epic 30k collection, there is one for the rebel side and one for the loyalist side.
|Reaver class Titan from Legio Mortis|
|Reaver class Titan from Legio Gryphonicus|
|Large close combat fist for extra-smashing duties|
|Still sporting a big laser cannon and "apocalypse" launcher for more conventional fun|
|A view of another close combat attachment|
|This Titan is also sporting a scary-as-hell plasma cannon...it can only fire every other turn, so the crew can spend that time moving the Titan closer to whatever needs to be punched while it powers up between shots|
|Titan maniple from Legio Mortisi now ready for action! The big guns for a better universe! Horus for hope!|
|Titan maniple from Legion Gryphonicus, ready to defend the so-called "Emperor" to the bitter end...deluded fools...|
Alan and Paul: Unlike Paul, Alan has never played anything 'K', and has never really seen the appeal. However, even he, grizzled old Grognard that he is, has been enjoying seeing your Epic force coming together, and particularly the affection and good humour with which you describe the silliness which is one of the hallmarks of the Far Future. These guys just look great - beautifully colourful, but also a bit grimy from all that trudging around through lots of Orkz or Skullz or Bogz or whatever. I've scored the Knights as 28mm figures and the Titans as 28mm vehicles, and thrown in a few extra points for the loely detail.