Thursday, January 5, 2017

Epic Space Marine Assault Company

Or CompanieS…?

Just to take another little break that I didn’t really need to take… I finished off 8 elements of Epic Space Marine Assault Troops and two command stands.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Complete force Assault Marines. (8 of the assault elements and two of the command stands are newly painted...). 

Originally I’d planned smaller forces – “companies” of roughly 4 platoon-sized elements. 

Last month I decided to reorganize some of the mechanized forces and decided to have larger forces under the command of each command element and so have companies of 5-6 elements (mostly because it worked out with the number of Rhinos and Landraiders I had…). So I decided these could, instead of being thre units of four, could become two units of six… This is all acedemic because I haven’t looked at any rules and or force construction lists, nor do I have any complete opposing forces. Really, I’m just making this shit up as I go…

Complete force of Space Marines so far.

When I get back to these I should finish up some units of the Orcs or Eldar so I can actually have a BATTLE with them…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

More Great War Canadians from the 2nd Division. 


  1. I wonder whether you're daunted by the size of your Vimy project as you actually get into it and these distractions are trying to tell you that it's too much. I'd love to see the entire project in loving detail but you might be better served by admitting that your ambition is greater than your will and scaling it down a bit.

    (Says he who hasn't completed a single figure in months and is only 3 colours and flocking on 30 units away from completing a 3 year long project to complete my 2mm ACW armies)

    1. It's not so much the size and scope of the project or the work that will be required to complete it on time that's been brining me down lately. I don't mind putting in the time and doing the work. Once I get focused on a project I can be highly productive and get a LOT done. It's been more the existential questions of "why am I even doing this!?" and "should I bother?" that have been keeping me from getting laser focused enough to get on with things.

      I have definitely considered scrapping the whole thing a number of times in the last few weeks. I may still. The one thing that' been weighing most heavily on my mind is "Will anyone even show up?!" - which is why I recently put out the call to friends and followers to see if there actually was anyone that was planning to show up. (I didn't really expect any blog followers to say they would but I thought I might as well put it out there, just in case). If I can get enough people to commit to showing up in the next week or so I'll probably rock on ahead... otherwise I may just pull the pin on the whole thing..

    2. I'd come if it was only 4 or 5 hour drive but it is significantly longer than that for me (Toronto area). That's part of the curse of living in such an expansive country. There's quite a few gamers in Canada but sometimes the distances between us can be daunting.

      I think, to quote a movie, if you build it, they will come. Of course, there's nothing preventing you from recycling the units for the next two years. There's Passchendaele and the 100 days offensive to commemorate as well.

      I really hope you get a lot of commitments. I'd love to see the whole thing as an actual game.

    3. That was precisely my plan - to do Passchendaele at ToonCon in the fall and something for the Amiens or Canal du Nord or any of those battles during the hundred days next year.

      Also, once I have it built, I could potentially put Vimy on again.

  2. "Really, I’m just making this shit up as I go…"
    The only way to fly mate. It's YOUR hobby after all :-)

    1. Thanks, Millsy! I think waaaaaaaay too many people lose sight of that!