Development News


Just a quick update to let you know we’ve added new units and made some changes to the core list. The Contemptor Dreadnought has been updated to offer you increased flexibility. The Contemptor options function much the same way as the Predators. The variants found in the World Eaters and Iron Warriors lists have been removed. This is to reflect the variety of Contemptors available in the core list. The Leviathan Pattern Dreadnought and the Mastodon have been added with the rules now up on the wiki for play testing.

Let us know your feedback on these and any other elements of the epic30k army lists, we look forward to hearing from you.

Development News

In the grim dark of the future, there are only developer notes

It has been a long time between updates, unfortunately time and circumstance have delayed the release of 1.8.7. Despite this, the wiki continues to offer players the latest version of the Heresy supplement for games.

As conciliation, we are looking at publishing design notes to provide some insight into the proposed changes being investigated for the supplement. Articles will look at topics like a complete rebuild of the Knight Household list, changes to the Solar Auxilia line detachments and the inclusion of the legions found in Forgeworld’s book six.

So stand by.



CANCON 2016 Wrap Up

This year’s tournament was the largest ever with 32 registrations and 28 players participating over the two days. While some of the players couldn’t make the big weekend, nine new players took part, many only just recently taking up the game. Testament to the growth within the community and the effort being taken by the players Down Under to expand.

This year saw a diverse field with a focus on the Imperium forces. A breakdown of the armies was as follows:

  • Steel Legion x 2
  • Death Korps of Krieg
  • Minervan Tank Legion
  • Codex Marines x 6
  • Space Wolves
  • AMTL x 2
  • Knight World
  • Thurgrims Stronghold x 3
  • Biel Tan x 3
  • Black Legion
  • Emperors Children
  • Iron Warriors x 2
  • Thousand Sons
  • Vraksian Traitors
  • Scarab World Conflict
  • EpicUK Tyranids

The tournament consisted of 81  games over the course of two days.  Tournament highlights reported by the players and TO included the round 1 matches between both the veterans and new players, a Phantom Titan’s destruction at the hands of a Whirlwind Battery and all the Squat battles that demonstrated the different builds possible and provided the Army Champion with plenty of feedback on unit performance.

This was the hardest fought and closest ever Epic tournament @ CANCON. With four people capable of winning the tournament in the last round with the decider being the very last game played. We instigated a new award this year to recognise players attitude to the game and their continued commitment to turing up and having a go. The prize winners for the tournament were:

  • Tournament Champion – Steve Gibb – Squats (overall winner on points)
  • The General – Matt Aird – Space Wolves (most Victory Conditions)
  • The Destroyer – John Hammond – Vraksian Traitors (most Victory Points)
  • The Rookie – Chris Speivogel – Tyranids (highest ranking newcomer)
  • The Cursed – Josh Stacey – Black Legion (last place)
  • Peoples Choice – Tim Bolton – Codex Marines
  • Best Painted – John Sutton – Codex Marines

With the complete results listed below:

  1. Steve – Squats – 29 Points
  2. Michael – Biel Tan – 25 Points
  3. John – Vraksian Traitors – 25 Points
  4. Aaron – Codex Marines – 25 Points (bye buster army)
  5. Matt – Space Wolves – 22 Points
  6. Zac – Iron Warriors – 22 Points
  7. Jim – Biel Tan – 21 Points
  8. Kendall – Squats – 21 Points
  9. Duncan – Emperors Children – 21 Points
  10. Ben – Squats – 20 Points
  11. Chris – Tyranids – 20 Points
  12. Rory – Necrons – 19 Points
  13. Sam – DKOK – 19 Points
  14. Adam – Biel Tan – 18 Points
  15. Kristopher – AMTL – 18 Points
  16. John – Codex Marines – 17 Points
  17. Steve – Iron Warriors – 16 Points
  18. Warren – Knight World – 16 Points
  19. Sam – AMTL – 16 Points
  20. Dan – Steel Legion – 14 Points
  21. Calvin – Codex Marines – 14 Points
  22. Conor – Steel Legion – 12 Points
  23. Tim – Codex Marines – 12 Points
  24. Brent – Thousand Sons – 10 Points
  25. Chris – Codex Marines – 10 Points
  26. Josh – Black Legion – 9 Points
  27. Rupert – Codex Marines – 8 Points DNF
  28. Peter – Minervans – 7 Points DNF

Monday saw the Big Bash on display once again. However as Monday wasn’t  a public holiday there was reduced attendance, resulting in a two 2 versus 2 heresy matches. The loyalist line up included two Salamanders, the Solar Auxilia and a Titan Legion against Iron Warriors, Thousand Son, World Eaters and the Dark Mechanicum. The Traitors managing two victories over the Loyalist forces to claim bragging rights.

CANCON forms the jewel in the tournament crown each year in Australia and continues to offer up great players and great games in an ever expanding community, despite the game being unsupported by it’s original developers.

Events & Competitions News

Update your calendar!!

Epic war gamers, grab a pen and paper and write this stuff down. The dates for this year’s Epic Armageddon tournaments all across Australia!

With CANCON 2016 over, the rest of the Epic Armageddon line up looks like this:

“the emperor’s legions” – 01 May 16 – The guys in SEQLD have scheduled a single day tournament to help increase the Epic Armageddon / epic30k player base. The new addition to our gaming calendar is focused on developing new players and introducing them to both the Net Epic Armageddon rules and the Horus Heresy Supplement. The tournament will be nestled within the BRISCON and looks set to be a fun, friendly day of heresy.

“There is Only War” – 19 Jun or 12 Jul 16 – Our western cousins are set to hold their annual tournament in WA some time either in June or July with confirmation closer to the middle of the year. Producing some of the most competitive players in the country, There is Only War is a great event for new and experienced players alike.

“Heavy Bolter” – 25 & 26 Jun 16 – Our big friendly giant, JB will be hosting this year’s Net Epic Armageddon Heavy Bolter tournament over two days. This year will see another “wet” event with alcohol being served throughout the tournament.

“AUS30k presents Epic30k” – 6 & 7 Aug 16. Our brothers over at the Eye of Horus Podcast will be running a parallel epic30k tournament to their 28mm Heresy event for the AUS30k Heresy Campaign.

“epic @ Castle Assault Sci-Fi” – 20 & 21 Aug 16 – Touted as one of the most social events, Castle Assault Sci-Fi features both Warhammer 40,000 and it’s fast growing Net Epic Armageddon player base. Hosted in Newcastle at the Gallipoli Legions Club, I can honestly say, is one of the best war gaming tournaments going around.

Stay tuned for more details and make sure you secure yourself a spot at one, some or all of these great events.


Painting Guides are so in..

While we patiently await the results of this years Epic tournament at Canberra Convention. Here’s a painting guide from one of our visitors, Vaaish. The tutorial takes you from undercoat through to varnish, displaying some great techniques that achieve a fantastic Sons of Horus paint scheme. You can find it here or on our resources page.


Happy Holidays from epicAU

Just a quick post to wish all you tabletop gamers out there a happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year. 2016 is set to be a huge year for Epic Armageddon with nearly 30 players registering for Epic Armageddon tournament at CANCON.

With annual tournaments scheduled in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia and the possibility of a tournament in Queensland, Epic Armageddon continues to increase in popularity once again.

On the Heresy Supplement front, the development team are scheduled to release 0.8.7 in Q1 2016 featuring elements of Forgeworld’s Horus Heresy Book Six. While on the web site, we will have our very own Heresy Supplement Army Builder and data packs for list generators such as BattleScribe.

Again, all the best over this holiday period and I will see you in the New Year.


World Eaters, Angron, Epic.. ohh my!

John over at The Painting Bunker has recently posted an article about his step into Net Epic Armageddon. I encourage you to take the time to check it out and the rest of his site. John has done a fantastic job painting with weathering effects that create a gritty look and feel that conveys an army that has endured throughout the Great Crusade

The blog also offers up some great displays of John’s painting in 6mm and those other scales. You can check out the article here.



Terrain that’s truly Epic – 5 Days to Go

With only 5 days left, Neil Collins in the UK will successfully fund his Indiegogo campaign. Neil is set to create a fantastic range of city wall’s for war in the 41st millenium. The campaign offers resin wall components that allow players to create the towering walls protecting the massive hive cities found in Game Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. If you like what you see, the details can be found at the Indiegogo campaign were you can back his project and score some great terrain.


Though somewhat expensive, 150 GBP will net you a City Wall set consisting of ten components to create your defenses. The walls even feature sufficient space for standard strip bases to provide your troops a great vantage point to garrison from.


Check it out.