Welcome to the Epic Remastered project

This is an unofficial project that reworks and extends the third edition of Games Workshop’s Epic game system, Epic 40,000.

Epic Remastered is by fans, for fans, and open to the community as a collaborative effort.

Date of this build: 2022-09-24

Developmental state

This project is now well under way, but we still have lots to do.

We’re not yet ready to treat any part of the project as 'stable' — we treat all content as 'draft' and subject to change at any moment. So, we don’t spend the time to document the changes (except at a high level as occasional updates in the Facebook group — see Discussion).

  • Important features are likely to change without notice.

  • Styling is minimal.

Content

The content components in this project are as follows:

  • Core: The main body of the project. This is now functionally complete, but there are still improvements we’d like to make and details to attend to. Among other things, we need to create and add graphics and images — especially where explanatory examples are concerned.

  • Battles: Mostly contains empty placeholder topics at present.

  • Armies: Mostly contains empty placeholder topics at present.

  • Contributor’s Guide: Guidance for contributors, to help with governance and consistency, and to document our methods in a transparent way.

You’ll find links to the main components in the main navigation menu. You can switch between all components at the component menu (at the bottom of the secondary navigation panel).

Also important to the project, but not held in the same repositories and hosting:

  • Epic Remastered Detachment Builder: A convenient way to choose your army online and to print out your detachments and unit datasheets. Ian Wood continues to adapt and extend this from the open source 'Army Forge' software to suit our needs, and to populate it with new and revised content. We intend that the builder and the Armies component will mirror each other.

You can also find a link for the builder under the Resources item in the main navigation menu.

Output formats

This web output is the only format at this time.

In future, we should be able to offer offline usage, through progressive web app (PWA) technology — ideal for your tablet or smartphone. Or failing this, a native app for Android.

PDF output would involve some tiresome manual steps, and is far too static to be a good deliverable for a rapidly changing project. However, when the project reaches a suitable level of maturity and stability then we can can consider a PDF output. By that time, hopefully the underlying technology will evolve to make PDF output somewhat easier than it would be right now[1].

Current limitations for usability

  • There is no search function yet. We will add this in due course, either when we get some help from a developer or make time to figure it out with some trial and error.

  • There are no 'relationship table' or 'broken link checker' features for authors — this makes it much harder for us to maintain links effectively and to find and fix broken links. We may be able to integrate some tools to help with this in future, but they will require some advanced coding and so we may need help.

  • We don’t use the Edit this page function yet. We hope to use this in future to provide an easy way for enthusiasts to suggest edits to fix typographical errors, unclear text, and so on.

  • The Download button doesn’t do anything at the moment, but could direct users to an app or PDF version in future.

Discussion

Feel free to discuss this project in the Facebook group, either in the dedicated announcement or in a separate thread: EPIC 40K Remastered (external URL).

Copyright 2020 Eric Weston and the Epic Remastered project contributors.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Disclaimer

This publication is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Ltd.

Trademark list

Adeptus Astartes, Battlefleet Gothic, Blood Angels, Cadian, Catachan, the Chaos device, the Chaos logo, Citadel, the Citadel device, Codex, Daemonhunters, Dark Angels, Dark Eldar, the Double-Headed/Imperial Eagle device (Aquila), ’Eavy Metal, Eldar, Eldar symbol devices, Epic, Eye of Terror, Fanatic, the Fanatic logo, the Fanatic II logo, Fire Warrior, Forge World, Games Workshop, Games Workshop logo, Genestealer, Golden Demon, Great Unclean One, Keeper of Secrets, Khemri, Khorne, Kroot, Lord of Change, Necron, Nurgle, Ork, Ork skull devices, Sisters of Battle, Slaanesh, Space Marine, Space Marine chapters, Space Marine chapter logos, Tau, the Tau caste designations, Tyranid, Tzeentch, Ultramarines, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k device, Warhammer World logo, White Dwarf, the White Dwarf logo, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are either ®, ™ and/or © Copyright Games Workshop Ltd, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. Used without permission. No challenge to their status intended. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.


1. This project uses Antora, a static site generator for Asciidoc.