View Full Version : A use for Epic IG jump troops

14-05-2006, 23:28
I got hold of some IG boxes from Epic Space Marine to use instead of Steel Legion or Baran Siege masters. They are more generic to use for troops similiar to Cadians (in my case 333rd Macragge Mechanized Regiment - and yes I am considerign building a full Regiment). Well on the Sprues are a variety of things other than just the Troops, Command Staff, and Commissars. It also has an Ogryn, Old Sentiel, Imperial Robot(!), 2 Ratlings, 2 Rough Riders, 2 Guard Bikers, & 4 Jump Pack Troops.

Some of these have obvious uses - Auxarily Forces like Ratlings and Rough Riders. However I am trying to think of uses for the others. Any ideas?

14-05-2006, 23:36
Bikers = Rough Riders.
Jump Troops = Close assault infantry. No rules difference, but it looks fun. :D
Robot = Sentinel.

There you go - Robert's your relative! :)

15-05-2006, 11:26

I personally use the Jump Troops as Stormtroopers.

Robots are good for conversions as well. I used some for my Necrons and I've seen some Obliterators based on them too. Or if you play IG only, then go for Gen. Steiner's suggestion and use them as sentinels.

Also note that on pages 169-171 of the Epic A rulebook, you have a list of alternative stats for these units, as well as suggested "count as" options.