Privateer Insider

Lock & Load GameFest 2018 is almost here, which mean it’s almost time for the Iron Gauntlet WARMACHINE & HORDES World Championship!

Mechaniks of Khador seek new ways to wage war on the modern battlefield. With the aggression of forces like the Cygnaran Army, the Llaelese Resistance, and the Crucible Guard threatening their holdings in Llael, the Khadoran Army constantly strives to improve its battle-tested designs.

Lock & Load GameFest, our annual mega-convention celebration of all things Privateer, is less than a month away. Holy Morrow!

Today, I thought we’d take a moment to do a quick digital “unboxing” of the Monsterpocalypse Agenda Starter Boxes coming your way this fall.

Lock & Load GameFest is all about the player, the hobbyist, the collector, the community. It is a show dedicated to you. So naturally, we try to do everything we can to spoil, launch, and preview what we can! This year is no exception, bringing a new Faction and more exclusives than you can fit in a Hooch Hauler.

A few months ago, we ran the Steamroller CID cycle, which also included some significant changes to both the Masters and the Champions formats. Specifically, Masters would no longer be using the Active Duty Roster (ADR), and the ADR for Champions was going to begin using Theme Forces as well as ’casters.

The P3 Grandmasters are upon us! Each year at both Lock & Load GameFest and Gen Con, some of the best talent in miniature painting converges to participate in the P3 Grandmasters painting competition. Last year, we introduced a redesign of the coveted P3 trophy, which was very well received; this year, we’re shaking up the categories that will be open to our contestants.

Lock & Load GameFest 2018 is fast approaching, and as is typical during the pre-Christmas-esque-type rush leading into one of the biggest events of the year for us, I find myself in rare moments of calm reflecting on the last seven years of Lock & Loads past.

Do What You Want ’Cause a Pirate Is Free

Hey, everybody! I hope you like giant mecha and armored vehicles because I do, and I’m going to talk behind-the-scenes about them today!

Attention citizens. Attention citizens.

This is NOT a drill. The Monsterpocalypse has returned. Repeat: This is NOT a drill.

Please refer to your G.U.A.R.D.-issued S.M.A.S.H. (Strategic Monster Attack Survival Handbook) literature.

TIME TO KAIJU INVASION: T-minus 5 months….

The time has come: ’Caster Draft is now officially available! What’s ’Caster Draft, you ask? It’s our newest (and by far one of our wildest) casual formats for WARMACHINE and HORDES.

Armored Corps has the update scene under siege! Today we are pushing live all the changes from the Armored Corps CID cycle. In addition to the Man-O-War models, a slew of warjacks are affected by these changes.

With the Armored Corps CID wrapped up and many of its models coming out soon, it’s time to talk about the Man-O-War chariots!

Come to Cosplay!

Lock & Load GameFest 2018 is just a few months away, and if you’re a cosplayer, you’ve undoubtedly been thinking about, working on, and fussing over your costume for this year’s contest!

I like it when I’m asked to write an Insider on an upcoming release; I have always viewed it as a privilege to share my work and some of my insight and techniques on how I do my job with the community as a whole. And let’s be honest: who doesn’t love talking about making models for Privateer Press games? Who doesn’t love reading abou—

With next month's release of various terrifying and maddened Blighted Ogrun, Matt Goetz is here to bring some of that insanity into Unleashed with the Blighted Ogrun Adventuring Company!

by Matt Goetz

Fire burned in Dragos’ arms and prickled in his aching back. He had long since passed the point of exhaustion and now fought on fueled only by rage.

For this concept art Insider, I’ll be discussing the development process on the new MiniCrate model Mrs. Walls, the bonus seventh model you receive with a VIP subscription.

Winter in Seattle seems like it will never end. One cold, gray morning passes into the next, broken up by sips of sunlight as thin and unpleasant as my first cup of coffee today. Sure, other parts of the world have actual blizzards, ice storms, and sub-zero temperatures to deal with, but for people in the Pacific Northwest, a few days of snow can feel like the dawning of a new Ice Age. While I understand that we're technically in spring now, it's still cold, man.