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I haven't played Warhammer 40K in at least five years. Before relocating so
long ago I traded my completed 40K Space Marine Army for four epic boxed
sets, extra miniatures and an epic Titan boxed set.

Still have them all packed away. Is EPIC gone from Game Workshop? I haven't
noticed it in any of the magazines I saw on the store shelves and became
curious.

Thanks for any replies.

Tim
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    black wrote:
    > I haven't played Warhammer 40K in at least five years. Before
    > relocating so long ago I traded my completed 40K Space Marine Army
    > for four epic boxed sets, extra miniatures and an epic Titan boxed
    > set.

    Not a bad trade, if you're really into Epic more than 40k.

    > Still have them all packed away. Is EPIC gone from Game Workshop? I
    > haven't noticed it in any of the magazines I saw on the store shelves
    > and became curious.

    Epic has been renamed Epic Armageddon, has been reworked, and is now
    available for free download on GW's Specialist Games website--you can find
    it at http://www.specialist-games.com/epic/default.htm. Personally, I like
    this move by GW. They've taken their non-core games that they used to just
    trot out every couple of years (like Blood Bowl and Epic, plus Mordheim,
    Necromunda, Battlefleet Gothic, Warmaster, and Inquisitor) and are releasing
    the rules for free, incorporating a lot more public commentary as they're
    developing and playtesting the rules, and are still going to make some money
    through mail order (which is the only way to get Epic models these days).
    It's a good move to make, IMO.

    As far as the new ruleset goes, we've played them a few times and I think
    they're not bad at all. Much better than the last version of Epic, anyway.
    Give it a shot. Even if no one else around you is already playing, the lure
    of free rules is a lot to resist sometimes, especially when you can lend
    them models to use (and it sounds like you've got plenty).

    Enjoy.

    --gair
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    "black" <daarksun@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >I haven't played Warhammer 40K in at least five years. Before relocating so
    >long ago I traded my completed 40K Space Marine Army for four epic boxed
    >sets, extra miniatures and an epic Titan boxed set.
    >
    > Still have them all packed away. Is EPIC gone from Game Workshop? I
    > haven't noticed it in any of the magazines I saw on the store shelves and
    > became curious.

    well, yes and no. there IS still an epic ruleset, and a limited (although
    slowly expanding) epic miniatures range - but you can't buy any of it in
    stores, and it's no longer supported in White Dwarf. you can get some ideas
    about its "modern" form at http://www.specialist-games.com/epic/default.htm
    , but what it boils down to is that new epic stuff will only be covered in
    the Fanatic magazine and you can only get epic figures through mail order.
  3. Archived from groups: rec.games.miniatures.warhammer (More info?)

    On Sun, 15 May 2005, black wrote:

    > I haven't played Warhammer 40K in at least five years. Before relocating so
    > long ago I traded my completed 40K Space Marine Army for four epic boxed
    > sets, extra miniatures and an epic Titan boxed set.
    >
    > Still have them all packed away. Is EPIC gone from Game Workshop? I haven't
    > noticed it in any of the magazines I saw on the store shelves and became
    > curious.

    Sort of yes and sort of no. Epic's current incarnation is Epic:
    Armageddon. Its been shuffled off the main GW listings to their subsidiary
    section called Specialist Games. If you look in the olnine store under
    that heading you will find it and can mail order it. The stores don't
    generally (possibly not at all) carry it.

    So they make and sell it but its not run through the main storefront and
    so its a bit more invisible.

    Tim
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