According to this article on Wired.
Games Workshop will launch a new ‘Specialist Games’ studio to bring classic board games including Blood Bowl back from the dead.
They quote Games Workshop
“Our all-new Specialist Design Studio will even be tasked with bringing back and re-vamping some of our old favourites. Blood Bowl, Epic, Necromunda and Battlefield Gothic are just some of the great games the team are already eyeing up,”
It looks more than likely that we might see the return of Epic into the family of Games Workshop games. This is an interesting move from GW, who closed down the previous incarnation of Specialist Games in 2009 after creating it back in 2002. During that time we saw many new releases for Epic and other games, including the infamous fantasy football game, Bloodbowl.
Can’t find the press release on the GW website, as their site is down at the time of writing will update as and when we have more news.
Well, well, well, what do we have here then?
Yes Games Workshop after nearly twenty years have finally produced a 28mm version of the Imperial Knight that first saw the light of day with Epic back in the 1990s.
At 8 inches tall the Imperial Knight is a towering war engine. Crafted in the Dark Age of Technology and resplendent with gothic details it presents a unique silhouette both in a display cabinet and on the battlefield. Fighting alongside armies of the Imperium, most Imperial Knights are part of a Knightly House. They are affiliated with either the Imperium or the Adeptus Mechanicus. Some Imperial Knights choose to forsake all ties to a noble house. Known as Freeblades, they are masters of their own destiny.
Fully jointed at the head, arms and waist this kit allows you to create some wonderful poses. You can assemble the Imperial Knight as a Knight Paladin armed with a Rapid-fire battle cannon or a Knight Errant armed with a Thermal cannon. Both are equipped with a Reaper chainsword and protected by an Ion Shield. Each also has the option to add Heavy Stubbers. You have the choice of three unique face-plates: one for Mechanicus affiliated Knights and two for Imperial Knights.
This looks a very nice model and would certainly probably give my Stompa a bit of a kicking!
Now at £85 this is up there with the BaneBlade and Stompa as a somewhat pricey big model. However though I know that Games Workshop are going down the “let’s all have huge number of large models on the table” type game these days, I still there is room for these types of models in more narrative games. I can imagine an Ork Kommando raid on a single Imperial Knight that has been disabled. Will the Imperial Guard looking after the Knight be able to protect the Knight whilst it is repaired and powered up, or will the Ork Kommandos manage to lay their charges and make their escape.
So will I be buying one? Well you never know, but I do need to finish that Ork Bommer first.
Epic Space Ork Great Gargant
This is an OOP Epic Space Ork Great Gargant metal model. it is still bare metal, but looks like it was put together using some kind of epoxy resin which would need to be cleaned off before assembly and painting.
The Great Gargant is the most powerful of all Space Ork Mekboy inventions. It’s vast body houses a multitude of orky engines, generators and dynamos. These power its frightening array of awesome weaponry. Mega-cannon mounted in its belly and on its arm blast its
foes with massive destructive power. The Super Lifta-Droppa can popund armoured enemies into the ground. The Gork Head has massive Traktor Cannons mounted in the eye sockets to drag its opponents to their certain doom.
Model designed by Kevin Adams. The box contains one complete unassembled and unpainted Ork Great Gargant. The model requires assembly and painting. There is some old glue on the model.
New Sealed Epic 40000 Space Ork Great Gargant on eBay.
This is an OOP Epic 40000 Space Ork Great Gargant metal model. It is still shrink wrapped and is as new.
Great Gargants are gigantic Ork war engines. Only the mightiest of Ork Warbosses are powerful enough to have their Mekboyz create such awesome machines of destruction for them. These heavily armoured monstrosities lead the Ork mobz into battle using their huge guns to pound their enemies into oblivion.
Model designed by Dave Andrews. This is suitable for Space Marine, Epic, Epic 40000 and Epic Armageddon. The box contains one complete Ork Great Gargant. The model requires assembly and painting.
Note I will ship worldwide, message me on eBay and I will add you to an exemption list allowing you to bid.
Epic Space Marine Legion for sale on eBay
New Sealed OOP Space Marine Epic 40000 Space Marine Legion
This is an OOP Space Marine Epic Space Marine Legion boxed set of plastic models.
- 10 Space Marine Bikers
- 10 Space Marines in Terminator Armour
- 5 Space Marine Commanders
- 10 Space Marine Captains
- 5 Space Marine Land Speeders
- 5 Robots
- 20 Space Marines with Jump Packs (Assault Marines)
- 100 Space Marines in Mk 7 Armour
- 10 Space Marines with Heavy Weapons
These are suitable for Space Marine, Epic, Epic 40000 and Epic Armageddon.
Check out the auction. Note that I made an error in the listing, I do ship worldwide, please message me on eBay to be added to an exemption list so you can bid.
Update I have added more Epic items to my auctions, so check them out.
These are the original metal Eldar Jetbikes you got as extras when you purchased blister packs of Epic miniatures.
They are very simple castings but certainly capture the character of the bigger model of the time.
Scenery is from Snapdragon Studio.