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Playing the Secret Masters theme force is like a breath of fresh air. It’s good to be home with one of my favorite Mk 1 casters, Morvahna 1, and the lore behind the Circle Orboros is some of my favorite that’s ever been written. Druids in the shadowy background manipulating circumstances to achieve their goals, never fighting a head-on fight, always scheming and plotting . . . it’s always been one of my favorite parts of Circle.


She’s the One That You Want…

Cuz the power she’s supplying, it’s electrifying!

Tradition holds that every Gen Con, we work with the RAM in Indianapolis to create a character expressed in both the form of a miniature as well as that of a craft beer. While these two things might seem to have nothing in common on the surface, anyone who knows miniatures lovers knows there’s actually a substantial overlap in interest.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gen Con, and Privateer Press has been a part of Gen Con Indy for the past 15 years. I thought we should take a trip down memory lane before jumping into what new hotness we are bringing this year.


Our coverage of the new theme forces continues today with something a bit…irregular. If you missed the news, this September we’re going to release a slew of new theme forces for WARMACHINE and HORDES that will add loads of new army-building options and give many models that didn’t have a home in an existing theme force a new place to thrive.


Pinkin: The Limited Harvest

At Lock & Load GameFest 2017 last June, Privateer Pins debuted five new limited-edition pins to add to your collection, and if you didn’t make the trek to Washington State to check them out, they’re headed for the Privateer Press booth at Gen Con in Indianapolis!


Lock & Load GameFest 2017 has come and gone and with it, two of my favorite events. This year saw the return of two Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game events, the Full Metal Game Master competition and the Dead Reckoning mega-adventure.


Show Me the Mini!


Prior to Lock & Load GameFest 2017, we introduced the idea through our Community Integrated Development that we wanted to tweak the way theme forces worked to allow for all theme forces to have the option to include a very limited number of Mercenary or Minion models in them. The ensuing conversation with the player community about this change brought us to another, just as critical, conclusion: given the importance of theme forces to the overall game experience and their significant role in army construction, we needed to fast-track the remaining theme force rules so that every model would have a theme force to call home.


In just a few short weeks, we load up the Privateer Press galleon and set sail for the faraway shores of Indianapolis. Our final destination? The fabled Gen Con 50!


With Lock & Load GameFest 2017 wrapped up, the big question for you is: did you get in on all the announcements that pave the way to Lock & Load 2018? Well, I’m here to keep you up to speed. First in the hopper is No Quarter Prime, coming in September!


Hello out there! I'm here to share our Twitch streaming schedule for Lock & Load GameFest® 2017, which is mere DAYS away!

Read on below for an overview and approximate times for all the succulent content we have ready for you this weekend:


Rock and roll, baby!

The Formula P3 Presents videos and Get Your Paint On! Facebook Live Streams (we upload those streams to YouTube afterward, but it definitely isn't as fun as chatting with us live) are rolling out on a regular basis and giving hobbyists what they need to get their armies painted and ready to rumble!


A roleplaying game may not be a competitive experience, but that doesn’t mean Game Mastering can’t be.

This year, Lock & Load GameFest 2017 marks the triumphant return of our competitive Game Mastering event. Once again, we will pit contestants against one another to determine who is the true master of the Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game. Game Masters have the chance to prove their skill by running a short game for a group of volunteer players, and players then vote in a number of categories to determine the winner of this year’s Lock & Load event!


Hello everyone, and welcome to our first CID-based dynamic update! After 611 topics, 7,343 posts, three weeks of CID, and a whole slew of internal testing, I for one am very excited to finally see the fruits of one of our CID cycles make it out into the wild.

In addition to the Developer’s Notes, in which we list and discuss all the new model rule changes, we have a few other announcements to make about how information will be distributed after CID cycles.


Some very exciting changes are coming to No Quarter! Long story short, starting with the September/October issue, we’re reinventing No Quarter to be the most comprehensive and indispensable home for WARMACHINE and HORDES content! And since No Quarter is basically going epic, it needed a new name to reflect its epic form.


In just a few weeks Steamroller 2017 (SR2017) officially goes live—the Monday after Lock & Load in fact! That’s July 17th, for the record.


As the (self-proclaimed) greatest spy in western Immoren, Gavyn Kyle has amassed an expansive collection of dossiers featuring many of the great heroes and villains of the Iron Kingdoms. The intel provided by these Gavyn Kyle files has proven priceless to military leaders looking for information on their rivals and adversaries. Thankfully, the master spy offers his services for quite a reasonable fee.


If you’ve looked over the Lock & Load GameFest 2017 schedule, you might’ve noticed there is a mysterious hangout with my name attached to it.

I’ve been waiting impatiently to announce the project tied to that hangout, and today is finally the day to do so. The game is called Company of Iron, and it is a new way to play with your WARMACHINE and HORDES models.


This past year, I had the opportunity to lead a bunch of super-talented writers in creating a book we called Wicked Ways. The book itself took a few months to write and edit, but the story from start to finish is over fifteen years in the making.


Lock & Load GameFest 2017 approaches, and surrounding it are going to be some major Organized Play changes! We’ve got a lot to talk about today!