Welcome to Conflict Valorax, an open-ended narrative campaign for Warhammer 40,000 set deep within the Ultima Segmentum on the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy and close to the limit of mankind’s domain. The purpose of this campaign narrative is to richly detail the setting and history of the Valorax star system in order to bring a depth and storyline to ongoing games set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Games of Warhammer 40,000, Epic, Inquisitor, Aeronautica Imperialis, Space Crusade, Space Hulk and Battlefleet Gothic are all set within this greater context, each conflict adding detail to the ongoing plot.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Army Showcase: Epic Space Marines!

I love Epic.

I really do.

And I own more epic models than I will ever need. Seriously. When I heard Epic Armageddon was coming out I bought up LOADS of the models before they hiked the prices.

However I have one big problem.

For years and years and YEARS, no one would play with me!!!

But no more! Utilising the the techniques I revealed in my Warhammer as an Aphrodisiac post, I have lured my wife into having a mini campaign! My plan is to start small with an easy to understand 2,000 point game, then work up to massive mega battles!!! 

And what better way to get me in the mood than to dust off the little blighters with a celebratory showcase!

We'll start with my Aeronautica Imperialis Thuderhawk Gunship. 

Cute little Assault Marines with jetpacks... 

A couple of homemade (but I think rather nice) Space Marine Objectives representing drop bastion command posts. 

Note that the colours  all match the livery of my Crimson Blade chapter.

My Battle Company (the tactical marines at least).

When I was painting these guys I did a squad of full size marines along side each one, planning to create a battle company at both scales simultaneously.

You can imagine how long that lasted.

(Two squads) 


 A Command Squad...

The Devastators from my Battle Company.

Actually ONE of my Battle Companies. 

Some Dreadnoughts.

And hey, aren't they the REALLY old style Dreadnoughts from when 40k first came out???? 

Man I used to have a normal scale one of these. I just could NOT glue him together and in the end I lost one of the legs!


Heh heh. I got this from a car boot sale. I use it as a Space Marine Landing Craft. And I really like it actually. The scale is just right! 

Some devo old style Landspeeders... 

And the Battle Company's transport. Rhinos and lots of them! 

Getting to the end now... Terminators! 

Aren't they cute????

And my pride and joy...

More whirlwinds than you could ever want or need, ready to pound my enemies into oblivion! 


  1. Very cool! I cut my teeth on Space Marine back in the day and loved playing Epic. It's unfortunately fallen out of favor with my gaming group so I haven't even owned an army in over a decade. Still love seeing them though - great stuff!

    1. That's waht I'm saying! It's so hard to get a game these days!

      And wouldn't you know it! My wife is going away for several days so we've had to postpone our game! Noooooooo!!!!!!!

  2. Sadly I sold my Space Marine set many years ago and have regretted it since an hour after the transaction.

    I had a chance to pick up Horus Heresy recently but the shipping was TWICE THE VALUE OF THE AUCTION! I had to let it go ; (