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For this week’s concept art Insider, I’m going to walk you through the concept art process for the creation of the MiniCrate VIP subscriber exclusive Bride of Arkadius!

For this week’s Insider, I’m sharing a peek behind the scenes in the development of the concept for Harlequin Versh. This MiniCrate -exclusive model is an alternate take of Harlan Phineas Versh. Playing off the nickname “Harley,” the idea for the concept steered toward historical harlequin themes. I sent artist Andrea Uderzo some visual references and a basic description, and the visual development process began.

A Friendly Reminder

by Matt Goetz

The bloodtrackers yowled, thrusting their javelins at the bloody comet that burned overhead. The whitemane barked and snapped, whirling the blade of his great axe through the leaping flames of the bonfire. Around them, a congregation of snapping, sweaty Tharn writhed in carnal ritual or tore bloody hunks of meat from the severed limbs turning on roasting spits.

As far as feasts went, it was shaping up nicely.

If you’re a seasoned competitive player and have a collection of Steamroller coins, medals, and trophies on your mantle, you probably already know everything I’m going to write in this article. And if that does describe you, then maybe you can help a new player in your community navigate the bounty of information and tools that make up War Room. War Room is an amazing companion app for WARMACHINE and HORDES players, whether you play competitively or casually. Let me show you all the bells and whistles that this app has to offer!.

Privateer Press brings you this guest insider from our friends at Broken Egg Games, discussing the design of their beautiful WARMACHINE and HORDES tokens!

Privateer Press brings you this guest insider from the Welsh Masters with some history, insight, and news about this upcoming WARMACHINE/HORDES event!

Privateer Press brings you this guest insider from CaptainCon 2019 with some history, insight, and news about this upcoming WARMACHINE/HORDES event!


Well, hello there!  My name is Jeff Olsen, and I’m the (new) Playtest Coordinator at Privateer Press. It’s possible you’ve seen me around on social media, in community groups, and most recently on Privateer Press streams like the Dev Hangout and Get Your Paint On. If you haven’t yet, make sure to tune in to get a glimpse of my cherubic face!

It’s also likely you may get an opportunity interact with me at upcoming conventions throughout the year. Please be sure to say hello!

War Room 2 has been updated with these changes, so make sure to download the new card files before your next game.

The Card Database, Card Version List, and the Theme Force PDFs can all be found here, or at

Feel free to ask us any questions you might have on our official social media pages:

Winter Rampage 2019 is well underway—it’s almost over, in fact! If you haven’t heard yet, Winter Rampage is the first of three narrative events this year that will ultimately determine the fate of Llael as a nation. Will it remain under the imperial occupation of Khador, or will the Resistance finally reclaim their homeland? And how does this all factor into the looming approach of the Infernals?


Recent events have proven that, despite common belief, humanity does not fully understand its own world. Though we have a long history filled with explorers and adventurers who have incrementally pushed back the uncharted edges of the map, Earth still finds ways to conceal its full majesty and its many dangers from us. The depths of the cold oceans, the untamed hearts of the jungles, and the shrouded valleys between imposing mountain peaks still guard their secrets.

As some of you may know, I’m writing the final book in the Acts of War Trilogy, and it marks a bit of a departure from the previous two books in the way I’ll be writing it. The third volume, titled Stormbreak, continues the adventures of Lord General Coleman Stryker, Major Asheth Magnus, and Marshal Ashlynn d’Elyse (among others) as they battle to free Llael from the yoke of Khadoran oppression. What’s different about this whole thing is that you, the reader, have a chance to decide the fates of our heroes.

Hello, everyone, and happy New Year! For my first Insider of 2019, I’d like to tell you a bit about the concept art process for the MiniCrate exclusive model Raggedy Mandy. As an alternate model for the Ragman, the spin on this model was to turn her into a creepy doll with a nod to a toy that shares a similar-sounding name.  Adding a little bit of a Victorian era spin, I worked up the following rough sketches.

As we close the book on 2018, I want to take one last moment to express my gratitude to everyone who has made another year possible for Privateer Press.

The end (of the year) is near, and as the Privateer Press staffers prepare themselves for the year to come, we have much more to look forward to as well as much to reflect back upon. Monsterpocalypse roared to life in 2018, Riot Quest is on the horizon, Lock & Load is both six months behind us and six months ahead, and looming over much of it are the Infernals that are making their way to the Iron Kingdoms at this very moment. When Oblivion comes next year, the world will never be the same. Never. You can bet your soul on it.

Privateer Press was founded by artists who shared a great love for fantasy and science-fiction artwork. The worlds they created and the games that grew out of them have always been driven by a passion for visual creation. The very first book Privateer published—Book I of the Witchfire Trilogy: The Longest Night—received the EN World gold awards for Best Interior and Best Cover artwork for an RPG product for the year it was released, establishing the company as visionary creative studio.

In this week’s Insider, I’ll be discussing the MiniCrate exclusive alternate version of Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress: the Ice Queen.

Today we are pushing live all the changes from the Skorne CID cycle.