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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:40 am 
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Hello!

I have gradually lost my interest in Epic A but I have tons of Epic miniatures, so I desided to see if grass is greener in the other side of Net.  

How do I start?
Where could I get rules, armylists (or whatever NetEpic uses)? (I have limited internet access so would appreciate if somebody could email them to me...)
Any "NetEpic for dummies" links?
Do I have to do something for my EA minis to make them "legal" in NetEpic?

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I am sure that some more knowledgeable will be along shortly. However, to start up you will need to download the core rule book (version 5 is the latest) and the force book for your army. You can get these here:

http://www.netepic.org/epicentre-downloads

Your currently based minis should be fine.

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Do I have to do something for my EA minis to make them "legal" in NetEpic?


Yeah, you'll need more of them. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:29 pm 
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Netepic downloads are from:

The EPICentre
and yahoo NetEpic Mailing List

version 5 is the present set, with some updated to 5.1 etc.  The yahoo site has the most updated versions at the moment.

I'm happy to email them to you (I'm pretty sure I've got the most recent versions).  All the lists compressed into a 7zip achieve are 16 MB , or 5MB for just the most used lists.  So you might prefer I send you just the armies you're after?

Making models legal is probably a bit easier then swithching from Netepic to EA.    Depends on which armies you're talking about; most have different unit sizes;  probably the biggest difference is that Netepic uses most characters as separate formations of 1 stand and a transport, rather then adding them to ordinary models/bases.  So a Librarian is the always it's own stand with set stats, rather then a Tactical base with additional powers. But it shouldn't matter much what the characters entourage are.

'Netepic for dummies' probably isn't needed- the rules are more straight-forward, it's the host of unit specific rules you have to get your head around  :;):  But that's also the beautiful bit of the system- some decent sci-fi/weird/wacky weaponry.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:39 pm 
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(Evil and Chaos @ Mar. 27 2008,13:11)
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Do I have to do something for my EA minis to make them "legal" in NetEpic?


Yeah, you'll need more of them. :)

:) It doesn't have to be too bad.  Most individual formations aren't much larger, but you need 3 of each type to make most companies. Some units used in small quantities in EA (often as upgrades) have their own formation (Ogryns come in 4's, Exarchs and other aspect warriors come in  4's (pure exarch stands by the way) that's where things can be difficult.

People loved the old game for it's huge armies, but it's not necessary.  Personally I'm trying to play smaller games, mostly,  below 6k (even played a 2500pt recently), not the old 10k-12k games I played as teenager  :cool:






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Thanks to all!

I managed to download everything so next it is reading time!

Wow, that EPICentre was quite very impressive, it will take some time to get familiar with it. :)

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Obviously you need to start with the rules. If you PM me your email address, I'll email you the core rules and the army lists. I don't know of any "NetEpic for dummies" links. However, a good primer for NetEpic is the SM2 rulebook itself, because NetEpic is based on SM2. The rules for SM2 are slightly simpler than NetEpic and easier to learn. When you play your first few games, keep it small.  

You'll also need the the various counters and templates. Fortunately, these have been scanned already and stored as a pdf file.  

As for the minis, except for new ones that were released for E:A, all of the old minis are already "legal" for NetEpic. The only thing that might change is the size of detachments, e.g. three minis instead of four for E:A.

I really hope you enjoy NetEpic.  :cool:

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Wow, that EPICentre was quite very impressive, it will take some time to get familiar with it. :)

Cheers chap ;)

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Hi!

Others have pointed you in the right direction and given good advice.

Beside some changes in number of models and formations, there is no re basing or any such major hobby work to do.

You've got the latest rules, so all you need is there.

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How much reorg you need to do will probably depend on your army. In my experience, Orks and Marines don't change much between E:A and Netepic. Guard is fairly different, depending on the specific types of detachments you use (infantry is REALLY different, tanks and arty not so much).

Good luck, and be sure to post your experiences here or in the battle reports.

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yes, we do need more batreps.  Hopefully you decide to play something interesting....Exodites maybe, or maybe AMTL :)

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or maybe AMTL

Been there, done that ;)

(What, was 6 titans not enough??)

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Yeah, 6 was probably 'nough....I didn't take any notes though and the pictures were dud so no Batrep.  You could always try an Imperator + change, and then there's the horde of Knights version too.  I think the Squats, Slann and IG can take a rest for a while, but I've still got another couple of interesting Chaos permutations to play yet.  The Orks also need another run or two before I decide whether to paint my Eldar, Tyranid, PDF, AMTL or Marines force next. :)

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yes, we do need more batreps.

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