Epic (game system)
|This article is about the game system; for the vessel of the Imperial Navy, see Epic (Ship).|
Epic battles consist of hundreds of soldiers and dozens of tanks arrayed across a long battlefield. To make this possible the scale of Epic miniatures is around 6mm, compared to the 28mm for Warhammer 40,000.[Needs Citation] Models are available through Specialist Games, Games Workshop and Forge World.
In terms of game play, players take turns in moving and firing one or two units at a time. This more closely simulates real time battlefield developments giving it a more real feeling.
As the game is based on 6mm scale, the physical size of armies is much smaller. This reduces the cost of purchasing forces dramatically compared to other games. It also allows much larger vehicles and creatures to be fielded, including Titans and Bio-Titans, as well as using many aircraft at once. Aeronautica Imperialis concentrates heavily on aircraft at the same 6mm as Epic, allowing physical interchanging of models between the game systems.
While the scale of Epic makes it excellent for fielding large ground forces, it is still too large to field Battlefleet Gothic forces. As the 4th Edition rulebook states: "Even a small Lunar class Cruiser would be over 5 meters long if we made an Epic scale model of it".
|Epic - 1st Edition|
|Adeptus Titanicus (game)||A game of battles between titans|
|Space Marine (game)||An independent game compatible with Adeptus Titanicus, introducing infantry and vehicles|
|Codex Titanicus (1st Edition)||An expansion rulebook|
|Epic - 2nd Edition|
|Space Marine (game)|
|Titan Legions (game)||A new version of Space Marine with extended rules for Titans. The name epic is used here for the first time using the symbol on the packaging.|
|Armies of the Imperium||An expansion for forces of the Space Marines and Imperial Guard|
|Renegades||An expansion for Chaos and Eldar forces|
|Ork and Squat Warlords||An expansion for Ork and Squat forces|
|Hive War||An expansion for Tyranid forces|
|Space Marine Battles||A collection of White Dwarf rules articles and battle reports|
The 2nd edition is continued and extended by the fan-based web project NETEPIC.
|Epic - 3rd Edition|
|Adeptus Titanicus II|
- Epic Firepower magazine — 8 publications starting in 1998, A5 format, first publication reprints from Citadel Journal and White Dwarf
- Epic 40,000 Magazine — 20 publications as a follow-on from Epic Firepower
|Epic - 4th Edition|
- Final Liberation (game) — a turn-based strategy game for the PC in 1997 based on Epic