Hello guys, to kickstart -to use a popular term these days – a little series on very small (hurhur) forces I did over the past few days here’s a picture of a bunch of Chaos Space Marines. The models are second edition Space Marine (as Epic was called back then) plastics from 1991. They are true 6mm figures so they’re a fair bit smaller than the later Epic models.
The boxed set was pretty cool, coming with a bunch of Land Raiders, Rhinos, Space Marines, Eldar Grav Tanks, Eldar Guardians, Battle Wagons, a ton of Ork Boyz and a Warlord titan with swappable weapons. Oh, and of course the legendary Epic skyscrapers.
As those of you who know Epic probably will have noticed, this bunch of models above is way too little for a proper Epic army. In fact, I don’t plan to use those models for Epic at all (maybe as a starting point for a few epic armies though. You know what it’s like 😉 ) but instead I plan to use them for a whole different ruleset called Tomorrow’s War and by which I’m rather taken at the moment.
Anyway, as the week progresses I’ll be showing you some more Epic models forces of that size and all from around that time as well. Cheerio!
Wow, big nostalgia trip there, great work!
Are you talking about Tomorrows War by Ambush Alley? If so, I think they're an excellent set of rules (the book is a bit dodgy though.)
Cheers. I wrote up a rambling review and battle report of Tomorrow's War here: http://sigur.tabletopgeeks.com/lets-play-a-game-of-tomorrows-war/
It's essentially made to suit any scale and background universe, just requires a bit more bookkeeping when you use multi-figure bases and can't remove casualties one by one. It's designed to work well at most scale battles but may become a bit hard to keep track of with really big battles.
For those, I heard very good things about Future War Commander (based on the very popular Blitzkrieg Commander and Cold War Commander).
@Vladdd309: Exactly that one. I agree about the book's design but didn't find it too bad. I mean it's all there, it's just in a bit of a weird order. 😉 A Quick Reference Sheet really helps, especially the one which has the page numbers as reference on it (shame I didn't find that one prior to finishing the first test game. 😀 ).
Yeah, that's what I meant, it's all there, just in the wrong order!
Yeah, just tonight I was reading up on vehicle rules again only to notice that I couldn't find how vehicle defence dice were calculated. Took me a few moments to work out that that's explained (perfectly well) two pages before the vehicle shooting section. 😉
As I said, a Quick Reference Sheet works wonders in that game.
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Very cool.. any links to this Tomorrow's War? I have a buddy with some epic armies that he might like to get some use out of..