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The Battle of Molech, an Epic 30k project

Whilst many hobbyists will be getting stuck into the Horus Heresy 2.0 releases, along with a mainline support from Games Workshop moving forwards, why wouldn’t I take part in what’s been a dream of mine for so long? To finally collect, paint and build HH armies of my choice without having to deal with resin kits and slightly lowered prices for plastic updated kits?

Simply put, 28mm ain’t gonna work for me. The Horus Heresy is a huge investment to consider, and in my point of view 28mm would be far better if I did it as a skirmish force or specialist squad on display. If I really wanted to go down the route of collecting a Horus Heresy army that 1) doesn’t take too much room to collect and display and 2) is at a decent price, then the only way is to go down the 6mm scale.

Last year I had a fairly small gathering of Imperial Knight collection for my Battle of Molech inspired collection. This was before I decided to move away from buying GW kits from independent retailers. At the time, I hadn’t really considered Epic was a viable choice since I forgot it existed, and where to even buy miniatures at that scale since GW long since abandoned that gaming system.

Luckily for me, a place called Etsy was my gateway into buying Epic miniatures. I’d purchased a set of three Sicaran Battle Tanks as my first dive into 6mm scale miniatures. This would soon be followed by my recent purchase of second hand Epic Space Marines (60 in total).

Since I’d set my sights on the Battle of Molech with all available lore material on hand, I knew where to go with my project.

Below is a gallery of my current collection featuring the Death Guard, Vassal Knight House Malus of Legio Interfector and Imperial loyalist units.

A Tactical squad of Death Guard Legionaries
The armoured might of two Sicaran Battle Tanks and Knights of the Vassal House Malus.
The Imperial defence of the destructive weapons that are on par with the traitors.
Primarch Mortarion of the Death Guard Legion.
The Epic 30k shelf space on display, note the scale comparison of the Gundams, Sister of Silence and unofficial Halo miniatures in scale.

Right now the Death Guard are my primary focus for the project. Judging by my progress I think I should be done with the basics very soon.

Anyone into Epic 40k/30k? Are you into creating Company sized force or an entire apocalypse Chapter force? Do you play Epic with mates or at an established gaming club? I’m interested to know how Epic 40k is going on today. 🙂

Until next time,

-34th Tribe

7 thoughts on “The Battle of Molech, an Epic 30k project

  1. Truthfully, I don’t know much about Epic. If it was out when I was into the hobby, it must have passed me by. What I can say is that it is mind-blowing to see what are usually huge miniatures at such a tiny scale! All of these look really cool and I think you’ll have a great time playing large scale battles with these tiny minis 🙂

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    1. Thanks! Sadly there aren’t any dedicated Epic gaming clubs in my area, since its just Blood Bowl and Kill Team being played. I just collect Epic scale miniatures for display for now.

      Speaking of scale, it’s interesting to see a comparion between a 40k scale Land Raider Crusader and an Epic Scale Sicaran Tank (same length as an Epic Land Raider bae wise). It gives the AT Imperial Knights a sense of sheer scale in that perspective when you see it beside the tanks and marines. I dread to think how a Reaver Titan would compare to them haha.

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      1. Unfortunately, I can relate to that. When I was into LOTR SBG, it was nearly impossible to find people who played in my area at the time so I played solo, if at all. That is where Fallout has been an improvement for me because I think it is even more fun to play solo.

        That is interesting on scale and now I want to see a Reaver Titan get made one of these days 🙂


    1. I’m fairly new to the Epic system, it got discontinued during the time I first started the hobby back in 2009. I never really gave it the thought until I saw old second hand Epic miniatures and 3d prints on Etsy. None of the clubs locally in my area don’t even play Epic, so it’s just a display collection for now. 🙂

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  2. I started playing Epic when it was first released (or perhaps I should say I first bought it during the first edition). I really enjoyed the game until I played about 5 people in a row who pretty much took entire armies of land raiders and was tabled fairly quickly… I found it was good fun as long as you weren’t min/maxing (pretty much the story of all 40/30k games.

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    1. I’ve never played Epic 30k/40k yet, way before my time getting into the hobby and even then Epic was silently going into the mists of time. Though with the growing market of 3D printing services, it makes it easier to get into Epic scale miniatures. 🙂

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