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£100 Armies – The Rest

Well the last few days have been a little crazy, with 5000+ hits on the blog in two days as Specialist Games went under, and some very bad food poisoning at my end.

Prior to hearing the news, I had dug up some more 3000pt Epic lists for less than £100 (£150 buying new), and it seems like a shame to let them go to waste so I am going to pop them all into one blog post and leave them up on the web to serve as decent beginner lists for anyone thinking of starting Epic to come across. Plus, you should be able to pick most of this stuff up on ebay!

 

 

Space Marines

Space Marines

TACTICAL DETACHMENT [400] 6 Tacticals, 3 Rhinos, Supreme Commander

TACTICAL DETACHMENT [350] 6 Tacticals, 3 Rhinos, Captain

ASSAULT DETACHMENT [225] 4 Assault units, Chaplain

ASSAULT DETACHMENT [225] 4 Assault units, Chaplain

DEVASTATOR DETACHMENT [300] 4 Devastators, Librarian

DEVASTATOR DETACHMENT [300] 4 Devastators, Librarian

WHIRLWINDS [300] 4 Whirlwinds

TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [375] 4 Terminators, Captain

TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [325] 4 Terminators

THUNDERHAWK [200]

£67.40 (SM Coy Box, Rhino Box, Characters, Whirlwinds, Terminators, Thunderhawk)

Strong infantry presence, and air assault from Termies or Assault / Devastators in the Thunderhawk, while the Whirlwinds and Tacticals give you good mid-field control. It is a little weak in long ranged firepower, and lacks AA completely.

 

 

 

Eldar

Eldar

ASPECT WARRIOR WARHOST [600] 8 Dire Avenger, 4 Wave Serpent, Autarch, Exarch

GUARDIAN WARHOST [300] Farseer, 7 Guardians, 3 Wraithguard

WINDRIDER TROUPE [200] 6 Jetbike

RANGER TROUPE [150] 6 Ranger

NIGHTWINGS [300] 3 Nightwing Interceptors

ENGINES OF VAUL TROUPE [250] Void Spinner

ENGINES OF VAUL TROUPE [250] Void Spinner

GUARDIAN WARHOST [150] Farseer, 4 Guardians, 3 Heavy Weapon Platform

REVENANT TITANS [650] 2 Revenant Titans

GUARDIAN WARHOST [150] Farseer, 4 Guardians, 3 Heavy Weapon Platform

£109.30 (Warhost Box, Nightwings, 2 x void Spinners, Weapon Platforms, Revenants)

Eldar are quite expensive! The Aspects in Wave Serpents are fearsome, as are the Revenants in this size of list, while the Void Spinners and Rangers can effectively hold the backfield. Although the Guardians are quite delicate, once they are in decent area cover they will be decidedly hard to shift off an objective, while providing a little supporting fire. Nightwings give excellent AA and AT power to the list.

 

 

 

Steel Legion

Steel Legion

REGIMENTAL HQ [500] Supreme Commander, 12 Infantry, 7 Chimera

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

MECHANISED INFANTRY COMPANY [400] Commander, 12 Infantry, 7 Chimera

SUPER-HEAVY TANK COMPANY [500] 3 Shadowsword

ARTILLERY BATTERY [250] 3 Basilisks

ARTILLERY BATTERY [250] 3 Basilisks

FLAK BATTERY [150] 3 Hydra

ROUGH RIDER PLATOON [150] 6 Rough Riders

ROUGH RIDER PLATOON [150] 6 Rough Riders

SENTINEL SQUADRON [100] 4 Sentinels

SENTINEL SQUADRON [100] 4 Sentinels

ROUGH RIDER PLATOON [150] 6 Rough Riders

£108.40 GW (Infantry Coy, 2 x Chimera, Rough Riders, Sentinels, Hydras, 2 x Thunderbolts)

£35.84 FW (2 x Medusa, 3 x Shadowswords)

Bit of a strange IG list, with a lot of light formations like the Rough Riders and Sentinels. These are needed to counterweight the pricey SHT Company and Mechanized Companies, and to screen them from unwanted attention. The Hydras provide a strong AA component, leaving the Thunderbolts free to be aggressive in targeting enemy formations.

 

 

 

Orks

Orks

WARBAND (BIG) [490] 12 Boyz, 4 Grotz, 4 Nobz

WARBAND (BIG) [490] 12 Boyz, 4 Grotz, 4 Nobz

STORMBOYZ WARHORDE [150] 6 Stormboyz

STORMBOYZ WARHORDE [150] 6 Stormboyz

MEKBOY GUNMOB [200] 5 Big Gunz, Big Gunz (Soopagun Odd Boy)

MEKBOY GUNMOB [200] 5 Big Gunz, Big Gunz (Supa-Zzap Odd Boy)

LANDA [200]

KULT OF SPEED [200] 6 Buggy, 2 Skorcha

KULT OF SPEED [200] 6 Buggy, 2 Skorcha

WARBAND [270] 6 Boyz, 2 Grotz, 2 Nobz

BLITZ BRIGADE [150] 4 Deth Kopta

BLITZ BRIGADE [150] 4 Deth Kopta

FIGHTA SQUADRON [150] 3 Fighta Bomba

£104.30 (Ork Horde, Big Gunz, Soopa Gunz, Landa, 2 x Kult, Deth Koptas, Fighta Bommas)

While the two Big Warbands and Big Gun formations can hold / move onto objectives, the two small Kults and the Deth Coptas give more activations as well as speed to the army. The Landa poses a double threat – an air assault with the Boyz, or just a number of decent strafing runs, while the FB’s should help you attain air superiority so that the Landa doesn’t get shot down!

 

 

 

Titan Legion

Titan Legion

WARHOUND TITAN [275] Plasma Blastgun, Vulcan Megabolter

WARHOUND TITAN [275] Vulcan Megabolter, Plasma Blastgun

REAVER TITAN [775] 3 Laser Blaster, Veteran Princeps, Single Weapon System Surcharge

REAVER TITAN [675] 3 Apocalypse Rocket Launcher, Veteran Princeps

REAVER TITAN [850] 3 Laser Blaster, Legate, Carapace Multi-Lasers, Single Weapon System Surcharge

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

£95.5 (2 x Warhound, Thunderbolts, 3 x Reaver)

Slightly different list, and not one I would recommend for a beginner to Epic. In 3000pts, 3 Reavers are exceptionally scary and I would recommend arming them like the above so they can concentrate on roles rather than not being very efficient. 18 x AT3+ will put a big dent in any formation you are likely to see at this points level, while the Warhounds and Thunderbolts provide speed and long range.

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£100 Army – Vanaheim Air Cavalry

Vanaheim Air Cavalry

Vanaheim Air Cavalry

Next up in the £100 Army series is the other form of Imperial Guard I have been considering adding to my forces, the Vanaheim Air Cavalry. The list is produced by the EpicUK guys and is based on the style of the 40k sized Forgeworld Elysian Drop Troops. Armies include lots of Valkyries, Vendettas and Vultures all supporting lightning fast attacks by quite hi-tech guardsmen. The Epic list mirrors this by having relatively small formations (for guard) all mounted in the various different skimmers, with a heavy Imperial Navy presence.

3,000pts of Vanaheim is a lot smaller than the 3,000pts of Krieg from the last post, althoguht this list includes a lot more vehicles. Again, I already have some of the formations for this army so will be using them for the time being, but will price up what it would cost startign completely from scratch too. The list is:

 

Regimental HQ – 3 Valks, 2 Vendettas

Air Cav Company – 3 Valks, 2 Vendettas

Air Cav Company – 3 Valks, 2 Vendettas

Air Cav Company – 3 Valks, 2 Vendettas

Vultures

Sentinels – 2 Melta, 2 Light

Sentinels – 2 Melta, 2 Light

Stormtroopers – 4 Valks

Thunderbolts

Marauder Bombers

 

I think the list gives me a solid amount of infantry to take and hold objectives with, while the Vultures and Sentinels add some badly needed anti-tank potential. The Stormtroopers are the main offensive power of the list, although they, like the rest of it, suffer from being very fragile to incoming fire. The Marauders and Thunderbolts give the list some decent firepower anywhere on the board.

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So, shopping list!

Once again (and for the last time in this series, I promise), someone on the internet makes very nice Elysian proxy models which are grouped into sets. Each set contains 12 stands of infantry, 1 character stand, and four missile teams for £15 per set. This person also sells some very nice drop sentinels at £3 for four. The list also requires 16 Valkyries and 8 Vendettas which are ably filled with Exodus Wars Valkyrie Transport Squadrons, as they are as Valyries, and with added Plasma Cannon pieces to represent the Lascannons on a Vendetta. The Vultures I already own, but even then they are easily proxied with more Exodus Wars – the Valkyrie MkII Patrol models. Apart from that lot, the only other things are Stormtrooper models and the Imperial Navy detachments, all of which I currently own models for.

So it breaks down as:

4 x Elysian sets @ £60

24 x Valkyrie Transports @ £36

4 x Vultures @ £5

Making £101 in total.

For those starting from scratch, a formation of Stormtroopers, a flight of Thunderbolts and a pair of Marauder Bombers, all new from GW would cost you £40.10 – £141.10 total. Also, given the make up of the sets sold you will also end up with 16 Missile Launcher teams and four stands of infantry to spare!

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£100 Army – Death Korps of Krieg

Death Korp of Krieg

Death Korp of Krieg

The Death Korps of Krieg are a grim and brutal siege machine, relentlessly grinding thier enemies under their sheer determination and limitless numbers. Sustained artillery barrages proceed all out combined arms attacks, waves of faceless infantry advancing either on foot or carried into battle by Gorgons, supported by specially adapted tanks and surprise attacks launched by the veteran Engineers and elite Grenadiers of Krieg.

“The atom-ravaged world of Krieg once defied the rule of Terra, sliding into heresy

and sedition in the first half of M40. One city remained loyal to the Emperor, eventually

unleashing terrible and forbidden weapons in a desperate attempt to defeat their foes.

For over a thousand years, manpower has been Krieg’s tithe to the Imperium; regiments

of Death Korps who willingly march into the very worst environments and deploy into the

most forlorn attacks, forever seeking to atone for their forbears’ treachery with their own

flesh, blood, and bone”

So, three thousand points of the most badass (and muddy) guardsmen produced by Forge World, all in EPIC scale. I will be using the EpicUK list for this as it is much more streamlined than the NetEA list, and fits in better with the models I plan on buying. The army list:

Regimental HQ – Fire Support Platoon

Infantry Coy – 2 x Gorgons

Infantry Coy – 2 x Gorgons

Death Rider Company

Death Rider Scouts

Grenadier Platoon – Gorgon

Grenadier Platoon – Gorgon

Artillery Battery

Artillery Battery

Thunderbolts

Now I am not claiming that this list is the best possible one, or even a very good one, but it does feel quite Krieg-ey in nature and I think is a pretty decent list game-wise. It also contrasts nicely with my current Siegemasters army, as it has plenty of strong, attacking, infantry and fast moving cavalry. Games-wise I think I would probably end up using the Reg HQ as a garrisoned objective defender, deploying the artillery batteries near by and protected by it. With a solid defensive position (20 infantry stands plus fire support…), the other infantry platoons are free to move up the board, supported by the two Grenadier platoons, all in their Gorgons. The Thunderbolts run intercept duties, and the Deathrider Company is there just for the fun / visual impact of it.

Krieg Commissar

Krieg Commissar

Now for the shopping list – a certain someone on the internet makes some very nice Krieg figures in 6mm scale in various sets and by buying two each of his sets #2 & #3 I will end up with 100 infantry, 36 rough riders, 30 gun crew, 40 Engineers, 40 Grenadiers, 4 Autocannons and crew, and 20 character models. This means that I can build a full Regimental HQ in Krieg infantry with the support platoon, the two Grenadier Platoons by mixing the Engineer and Grenadier models, and by basing the rough riders two to a stand, the full Death Rider Company and scout riders.

After buying those the choice for the artillery piece comes down to either the Exodus Wars Guild Howitzers at £5.40 for 6, or the Forge World Heavy AA Platforms at £14 for six, and Gorgon proxies can easily be found in the Exodus Wars Gaia Heavy Trasports at £10 for 3. I currently own enough (painted) infantry to bulk out the two infantry platoons easily, and for now given I want this to stay as cheap as possible, the current GW infantry in their greatcoats are Krieg-ey enough for me. I also own a Thunderbolt pair to switch over to this army.

So the shopping list is:

Krieg set #2 x 2 @ £30

Krieg set #3 x 2 @ £30

Gaia Heavy Transport Squadron x 2 @ £20

Guild Howitzers x 6 @ 5.40

Making £85.40 in total.

Now, in this list I am obviously using a fair amount of my own stuff (40 infantry stands and a T’bolt pair), however even if you dont have this transferrable stuff available, the army still works out relatively cheap at £140.90  (adding 4 x Krieg Set #4 @ £40, and T’bolts new from GW @ £15.50). Hopefully this little exercise shows that EPIC really is not too expensive to get into (compared to 40k or WHFB) even when buying a new and pretty niche army, and that with some creative basing / proxies you can stretch your money alot further!

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Hundred Pound Armies

Hi guys,

I have recently been thinking of the EPIC armies I do not currently have, and narrowing down those that I would like to collect and those I am just not interested in. Two have popped up, both forms of Imperial Guard, the Vanaheim Air Cavalry and the Death Korps of Krieg. Cost as always is an issue for everyone, but I want to showcase the relative cheapness of EPIC in comparison to systems like WHFB and 40k.

Death Korps of Krieg

Death Korps of Krieg

So, I propose a blog post series of two posts (maybe more…) showcasing the possiblity for collecting an EPIC army for around £100. I will be using some of my currently owned models where the formations overlap, but even so, the 3,000pt lists should not run someone up to more than £150 and maybe even less with adroit eBay shopping.

So, two 3,000pt lists – one VACav, one DKoK – for £100 each!

 

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