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Jeff
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Hi all,

I found my mini rulebook today, digging for my 40k stuff, and I can't find where it says what edition these rules are. I'm pretty sure they're 4th edition, and that they came with a Battle for Macragge box set, but I'm looking for confirmation:



Also, assuming I'm correct and this is 4th edition, is there enough of a difference to warrant getting the Assault on Black Reach set to get the 5th edition rules? OK, I'm pretty new to 40k and will probably get the Black Reach set just for the minis/rules anyway, so maybe a better question is - what's different?

One last unrelated question - I saw on the games workshop website a section for "epic" scale battles, but the pics looked like standard 40k minis. I take it they mean just very large battles with the 40k minis, and not the older epic scale rules they had? I'm condused, because on one hand I didn't see any smaller (5mm) miniatures, but on the other hand I saw references to ork gargants, I thought... (now that I think about it, maybe they were the smaller scale ones...) So, the question - is there any epic scale rules currently out there or in the making that anyone knows of?
 
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Those are 4th edition. See my PM.
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You are correct, you have the 4th edition rules.

As for upgrading to 5th edition, I'd say go for it. The Assault on Black Reach boxed set is really nice. Off the top of my head, some of the changes are to LOS and close combat. These changes give shooting armies a little boost over H2H armies.

As far as "Epic" goes, what you saw pictures of was probably Apocalypse. Apocalypse is basically 40K battles with lots and lots of miniatures, thousands of points on a side. Epic is still around (smaller scale miniatues that allow for larger combats). I believe that the rules for the latest iteration of Epic can be downloaded free on the GW website.
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That is the 4th edition book from Battle for Macragge The cover is the same as the box cover, see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/58510

I don't know what changes were made for 5th edition.

The PDFs of the epic rulebook are available here: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?commun... In case that link does not work, go to the main GW page, from the menue select Specialist Games > Epic Armageddon > Epic Armageddon Resources > Epic Resources. You might also want to search the internet for something called Net Epic.

Dirtside II is another sci-fi game in that scale. It is also available as a free download and worth a look.
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I feel a little silly - didn't occur to me to look up the box cover for the Battle of Macragge; that would have given me a huge clue...

Thanks a bunch for the quick replies - yeah, it was the apocalypse rules that made me think of the epic stuff. I'll certainly check out the website - might be fun to see if I can get some of the old epic minis some playtime for a change of pace!

Thanks again!

 
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