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08-10-2007, 20:11
Good afternoon,

I have recently ordered the 1997 Epic 40k 3rd Edition box set from Ebay and I have a few questions I was wondering if you guys could help me out with...

First, the ebay description said the box comes with a "load of minis", I was wondering if anyone could tell me exactly what comes in the box, mini wise that is.

Second, what sort of initial forces will this provide for me point wise?

Third and finally, will I be able to easily adapt all the pieces the box game comes with for use of the newer epic Armageddon, and will I need to purchase any new items to play Armageddon?

Thanks in advance!

Chaos and Evil
09-10-2007, 10:05
The 3rd edition boxed set was awesome.

It normally gave you something like:

- 3 Stompas
- A huge ammount of Orks of various types & Trukks (About 2000pts worth IIRC)
- Quite a few Ork characters.

For Marines the set is a bit worse because some of the numbers don't match those used in Epic:Armageddon, but you got something like:

- 2 bases of scouts
- 2 bases of Terminators
- 4 Assault Marine bases
- lots of Tactical & Devastator bases
- A good selection of Marine characters
- 6 Land Raiders
- 12 rhinos
- 6 Whirlwinds

You also got loads of really cool plastic terrain.

09-10-2007, 11:43
This assumes that the one you won contains the same minis that were originally packaged. If the original owner actually opened it and used it, you might find some/most missing, alternatively you might find a much larger collection.

You can download the Epic Armageddon rules and army lists for free from the Specialist Games, the army lists tell you exactly what units are present in each formation.

The Ork lists are very flexible, you can add individual units easily depending on your collection. The marine (and IG) lists are a bit more restrictive, but marine epic stuff is the cheapest on eBay.

The army lists are guidelines anyway, for friendly games you don't need to stick to them.

09-10-2007, 20:54
Well the package is in the post, and I will post the total contents when it arrives. From the photos shown, it looks like it comes with a bunch of extra space marine stuff. There appears to be 3 Thunderhawk gunships, 4 fighters of some type, 4 metal land raiders, 7 various metal tanks, 3 dreadnoughts, and 3 issues of Firepower magazine..all in addition to what looks like a complete boxed set. As I said earlier I will post the box set contents when it arrives..I got it at a really good deal too, I paid $90 US for it. When I think about it, its like I paid for 3 thunderhawks and 4 land raiders and got everything else free!

Chaos and Evil
09-10-2007, 22:03
That sounds like a great deal.

Dwarf Supreme
11-10-2007, 18:45
You got a good deal, bdurso.