Saturday, July 29, 2023

A Long Hiatus and Back to Epic

Sorry I haven't been posting for a while, but for the last year I ended up playing games more than painting. I guess that's pretty good, but I also didn't have a chance to write about new things I had painted.

Recently, I started taking an interest in doing some Epic scale miniatures again, actually before GW's announcement of their new Legions Imperialis release. Mainly I wanted to do Epic scale miniatures using the new Xenos Rampant rules, which look very streamlined and easy to pick up.

First up are a company of Leman Russ battle tanks. These are actually not GW miniatures, but metal proxies made by a Czech company. They are quite a bit closer to the actual 40K tanks than the earlier GW Epic miniatures.

They are led by a Vanquisher tank, which has a much longer gun than the others.

I also painted a company of Chimera IFVs. Due to Epic Armageddon's rules, Imperial Guard mech infantry companies only have 7 vehicles, so here we are. I have to try to figure out a way to work this into Xenos Rampant unit organization.

Here's a close-up of a Chimera, showing quite a bit of detail. Again, the same company that made the Russ proxies.
As in 40k, the tank and IFV are similar in size.

Just as a reminder, here's how big these are compared to a 28mm miniature.

On my paint desk, I have a mess of infantry to go with the Chimeras. These are metal miniatures from Vanguard Miniatures, and are very small. I find that they have a lot of detail, but are very hard to paint due to their small size and slimness. These are Death Korps proxies made by Vanguard, but I'm painting them as Steel Legion to go with the mechanized theme.

Since I'm quite into 3D printing now, I kitbashed some slightly bigger Death Korps style miniatures. Maybe these will be easier to paint and handle. I also designed some bases with ruins to help players handle them, instead of picking up the miniatures directly.


  1. Very nice paint jobs. Can I get the name of the Czech company? would like to order some for myself.

    1. Thanks! The company is called Trolls Under the Bridge Miniatures. Their site seems to be gone, but they have an eBay shop.