Saturday, 18 October 2014

A project of epic dimensions: TAU army in 6mm

The begin of yet another project: 6mm TAU for Epic 40k

It's more than 20 years since my mates and I got into the whole tabletop gaming hobby. We started with Warhammer 40,000 (which we still play today), got into Battletech, Necromunda, Blood Bowl, Force On Force, Modern Combat and many others. Most of them we still play from time to time.

The latest game we have decided to build forces for is Epic 40k. Although no longer produced and not supported by GW any longer, it has a huge and living web community that stepped up and took the place that GW left behind when they decided to drop all Specialist Games.

Finding miniatures also wasn't that hard since there is plenty of second hand stuff to be found and a growing amount of little companies that supply some really nice looking 6mm Sci-Fi stuff that can be used as a Epic "look-alike" model.

With that in mind I was aiming for a TAU army. What is shown on the pics is a mix of original Forgeworld Epic TAU miniatures and some Onslaught Miniatures "Okami Technocracy Combine" troops. They mix together quite well I'd say.

Perfect miniatures to be used as "Devilfish" APC.
Forgeworld "Tetra" recon speeders.
Forgeworld's "Piranha" light skimmer.
FW Tau Ethreal with shield drones and flanked with Onslaught miniatures' troopers that are going to be my Fire Warrior Cadre.
Onlaught Miniatures: to the left what is going to be my Shas'O Crisis Commander and a stand with a Battlesuit team to its right. I really love those - they are perfect Tau look-alikes.


Chris said...

Onslaught minis are awesome. Using their Sisters of Battle and Tau to augment my 20 year old epic collection.

Rory Ross said...

Wow sarge, thanks for the Onslaught lead, they have really awesome looking stuff! Looks like the figure base diameters are readily compatible with Epic bases huh?