Inspired by Rev’s retro 40k post, I thought I’d share one of my recent eBay purchases, the Epic 40,000 boxed game. I’m a sucker for old skool Games Workshop stuff. Especially if I use to own it… the reason I had to buy it again is because I rather stupidly gave away all my Games Workshop stuff to my mates younger brother when I was 18 (30 now), because I believed at the time I was too old for the hobby. What an idiot I was! Would have been worth a fortune now.
On my 16th Birthday on November the 1st in 1997 my parents bought me Epic 40,000 and it was awesome. The box art was so exciting, with John Blanche’s depiction of blood angels about to get death rollered to erm… death.
The above pics are my actual pics of the game I just bought off of eBay. The box is immaculate, with no wrecked corners. The books haven’t been read because the spines aren’t broken and the pages aren’t dog-eared. After checking the contents thoroughly I discovered it’s missing a land raider body and a single ork boy. Bit gutted but I’ll source those but most of the models are still on sprue. All the card components are unpunched and all the dice are there. What a find, and not bad value for £65 + £10p&p. I did get a refund from the seller of £5 because of the missing parts. So all in all £70… that’s the price of Dreadfleet.
I can’t wait to paint up some tiny Space Marines and Orks!
Woot! I had the previous incarnation of this which went under the guise of "Space Marine" and came with an Imperator Titan plastic kit! 😀 Still got most of the models lying around somewhere, in various states of destroyed though…
It was a wicked game! Pure carnage!
- Statt Meevens
What an awesome purchase. Pure nostalgia. I've a mate who's got a loft CHOCK FULL of epic, all mint. For myself I'm always amazed at i) the price old stuff fetches (your bargain notwithstanding!) and ii) that 9 out of 10 purchases of my old and ltd stuff is from overseas. Good whiff of memory lane Garfy!
Welcome back to the fold of Epoc Wargaming! I'd recommend archiving the E40K rules and downloading Epic Armageddon or NetEpic instead.
Don't forget to check out the thriving community of epic wargamers at http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ – there are some amazing hobbyists making their own miniatures, converting and painting some incredible stuff.
Ive got this set, and I used to own the previous incarnation as well.
I was only just rereading the books from it at the weekend!
I have sensibly kept a Tyranid sprue unclipped due to the fact they are not made anymore!
I hope you get much enjoyment from this game like I did.
Nice grab. I LOVED this game. Unfortunately I sold my stuff when overall interest in the game waned at my local store. I think it was probably one of the best 40K off shoots GW ever made.
I think I have to agree about it being one of the best 40k spin offs. I prefer Epic to Necromunda, GorkaMorka, Battlefleet Gothic… only one I can think of that comes close is the current Space Hulk Game, purely because of the incredible models. In fact Space Hulk might be my favourite spin off.
The main thing I liked about Epic 40k were the Titans. The rest of the tiny miniatures scaled so well with these behemoths and really gave the game its "epic" feel.
Old post but I just unpacked my Epic models. I had bought (and kept) several copies of this game. I collected an entire chapter of space marines only 7 thunderhawks though. Imperial titans and armour to support them, but no IG infantry sadly. 6-7 lbs of orks still not painted or built. I am looking forward to the 3 megagargants. Can I send in a pic for posting?
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As long as all of the plastic buildings are present this sounds like a great deal. Orks and land raiders can be picked up very cheaply second hand but the plastic terrain sells for a fortune.
Personally I have never played Epic 40,000 but I'm a big fan of the franchise's latest incarnation, Epic: Armageddon as you can probably tell from my blog. I've pretty much finished my Eldar army (for now at least) and I'm planning on painting up some Orks soon.
I look forward to seeing your Epic stuff painted up.