Sunday, 21 July 2013

First game of Epic in 16 years!

Well there's been a lot of chat on my blog about Epic recently and today I played my first game of Epic in sixteen years!  It was against my mate Jim Brown who was playing Blood Angels and I Space Orks.  We used the NetEpic rules set 5.0 (basically SM2) and it was fucking awesome!
It was so tactical and the game was over in two turns as Jim manged to sneak a few more objectives in - passing the threshold for victory.
If I only had one more turn I was was about to really grind him down, as his units were fairly decimated!
Our units weren't completely painted and we ended up using some unpainted stuff and some other stuff that needs to be stripped and repainted - but this certainly has given me the impetus and inspiration to paint more!
Here's what was in our armies...



ORKS
Bad Moon Clan
Evil Sunz Clan
Kult of Speed
Free Booterz
Gretchin mob
Mad Mob
Weird Boy Battle Tower
Killer Kan Mob
Doom Diver Anti-aircraft Magna Kannon
Bone Breaker Squadron
Spleenripper Squadron
MekBoy Gargant
MekBoy Dragster
Stompers Mob
Total – 3000

BLOOD ANGELS
Tactical Company
Death Company
Land Raider Company
Whirlwind detachment
Sanguinary Priest
Vindicator Squadron 
Land Speeder Squad
Bike Squad
Reaver Titan
Devastator Detachment 

Setting up - battle field left.

Important combat around an objective, my Evil Sunz clan vs Space marine detachment, Bike squad and Death company - outcome in later photo!

Looking down the battlefield - in the foreground my Freebooterz sitting on an objective, poorly deployed in the first turn not doing much!

Bad Moon clan advancing in the battlefield centre with the protection of the Mek Boy dragster! With stomper mob and killa kans in support. Two whirlwind hits were deflected off the Bad moon clan using the dragster huzzah! They really needed some battle wagons to get them in range thus making use of their devastating firepower - in turn 2 they managed to strip the shields off the reaver titan and getting one hit which in the end went wide!

My Kult of speed contesting the hill objective - they managed to wipe out the vidicator squadron and the tactical detachment but Jim sneaked his land raider HQ in to steal the objective costing me the game!

Same picture as before but an over head shot.

Bone Breaker squadron on extreme left flank - the blurry shape in the distant left is the land raider HQ which they didn't manage to kill!

My mekboy gargant - managed to wipe out most of the land raider company by himself with the aid of the stomper mob! The killa cans were eventually wiped out in a combination of shooting and close combat!

Pre-big scrum around objective on the left flank!

Huzzah! Evil Sunz wipe out the bike squad, most of the tactical detachment, two land raiders and beat off the death company (with some really good rolling on my part and some shit rolling from Jim)...unfortunately Jim had enough stands to hold that crucial objective!

My Bad Moonz with the stomper mob...by the end of turn two I had lost a stomper and had two damaged (red tokens). I hadn't lost any Bad Moon Boyz but like I said before I needed them in battle wagons to contest the middle objective in turn one! The distant red pile is Jim's "deadpile".

Drat! The final play of the game....the Kult of Speed did so well but not enough to stop the land raider HQ from taking the objective!

Well there you have it folks, our first game!  So fucking tactical, so many ebbs and flows throughout the game - alternating movement and shooting is so fucking cool, you really have to think into the future as to how the turn may play out.  The tactical scope for this game is simply out standing. About 5x better than Warhammer - easily!

Really buzzing after this game.  Can't wait to show you some new painted units.

Long live EPIC!

5 comments:

  1. Okay not I am REAllY jealous fist you taunted me with man'o'war now Epic!

    Be still my beating heart.

    Totally going to keep an eye of Grab A Seat and stalk y'all.

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    1. Hey man you're welcome to come up and crash anytime....Guardcon could be a good one for you when they actually confirm some dates! I'm well known for hosting out-of-towners and if you want to come up for a weekend of wargaming I really don't mind helping out.

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    2. Guardcon eh? Okay I'll keep an eye out!

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  2. I love how the terrain looks like the soviet block housing in east Berlin. So sweet

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