Insider 7-09-13

In just one more day—July 10, 2013—the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter campaign will launch, the culmination of months of hard work. When we decided this was the right way to fund Tactics, we knew we’d want to go the whole nine yards when it came to the coolest part of a Kickstarter campaign: the rewards. Here’s a sneak peek at a little of what’s waiting!

One of the most exciting things for us in developing this video game is that the close relationship we enjoy with WhiteMoon Dreams through Privateer Press Interactive makes it possible for us to develop new stories and characters in tandem for both the video game and the miniatures game. In other words, as we developed Cygnaran Journeyman Warcaster Lt. Allison Jakes for the video game, we also got to develop her for the tabletop!

The initial sculpt for Jakes, the star of the first single-player Tactics campaign, will be available only through the Kickstarter. That limited-edition sculpt will be available only to backers—and they’ll get it months before an unlimited sculpt is released. As if that weren’t enough, the debut sculpt will be accompanied by a limited-edition collector’s coin and a gold stat card! Jakes’ story is full of twists and turns we’ll reveal once the Kickstarter launches.

As excited as we are to present Jakes in both Tactics and WARMACHINE, we wanted to go even bigger. And that’s why the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter will make available five more novice warcasters. These unique characters represent up-and-coming ’casters for each of the warring nations of western Immoren, plus Mercenaries, of course!

Just like Jakes, these five novice warcasters will all be available via Kickstarter rewards as limited-edition sculpts accompanied by collector’s coins and gold cards. They’ll all enjoy general release with new sculpts in the future, but these initial sculpts will be offered only through the Kickstarter. Once we make them for our backers, we’ll literally break the molds as part of a Privateer HQ Sledgehammer Tournament!

We’ll have a lot more to share about the new novice warcasters when the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter launches tomorrow, as well as a new character who represents a number of firsts for WARMACHINE. For now, though, I’ll leave you with the names of these new men and women sure to leave a lasting impact on the world of WARMACHINE.

  • Cygnar – Journeyman Warcaster, Lt. Allison Jakes
  • Khador – Kovnik Andrei Malakov
  • Protectorate of Menoth – Initiate Tristan Durant
  • Cryx – Aiakos, Scourge of the Meredius
  • Mercenaries – Gastone Crosse
  • Retribution of Scyrah – Elara, Tyro of the Third Chamber