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WARMACHINE & HORDES players, gather ’round the table so we may share tales of bad luck and worse decisions!


As a lifelong gamer, I’ve always taken great pleasure in introducing others to tabletop games. Whether playing miniatures games, board games, or card games, I’ve always felt driven to share my passion and hobby with others. There is nothing better than seeing the spark in someone’s eyes as they suddenly “get” a game. Not only does it mean there’s now one more person who understands and enjoys the hobby I love, it also means there’s one more person for me to play with.


Painting your models in an alternate color scheme can really make your army stand out on the tabletop, letting you show your individuality and creativity. I have tried to diverge from the standard colors of the various factions, painting a teal Convergence of Cyriss force and purple forces of Cryx. Today, I bring you my latest alternate paint schemes for the Circle Orboros!


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At last month’s Gen Con, we set loose a pack of new monsters on the Iron Kingdoms with the release of the Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon.


As the hot weather and the long days of summer begin to fade away into the past, I bid a fond farewell to “Convention Season.” The whole Privateer crew had an awesome time catching up with all of our friends in the community who came out to see us at Lock & Load GameFest, San Diego Comic-Con, Gen Con, and PAX Prime. The year isn’t quite over yet, though; we still have one show left on the docket: WARMACHINE Weekend.


My apologies once again for the long delay between my last broadcast and this one. Things have been more than a little insane and a lot dangerous. The government hasn’t caught up to me yet, and I think I might be in the clear for a while. If what I’ve recently seen is any indication, the government—hell, every government—has much bigger fish to fry.


Hello, everyone. My name is Geordie, and I’m the newest addition to the painting studio here at Privateer Press. For my first Insider, I’d like to share a conversion I’ve been working on recently for my Skorne army.


Privateer gamers have always included amazing cosplayers, but I feel like they have really upped their game both in numbers and quality of costumes this year. Between Lock & Load and Gen Con, we’ve seen some truly incredible cosplayers spring up in our community, and I want to take this opportunity to share a few of my favorite pictures from this year’s convention season. On to the costumes!


A few months ago, I had the privilege to playtest LEVEL 7 [INVASION]. The game was tense, exciting, and a ton of fun. By far my favorite part, much to the chagrin of my fellow players, was placing the invading Hydra on the map.


How do you play WARMACHINE and HORDES?


Episode 10 of the Privateer Press Primecast has arrived!


High Command: Faith & Fortune has made its debut at Gen Con, and many High Command players have access to the Retribution of Scyrah, Convergence of Cyriss, Highborn Covenant, and Four Star Syndicate as new playable High Command factions. I am very excited about the addition of these new factions to the game and for the new play styles and card abilities they bring to the table. I genuinely believe that Faith & Fortune is the most entertaining High Command core set to date, and I’d strongly encourage you to check it out whether or not you’ve played High Command in the past.


Hey folks,

Some of you might have noticed a lull in Khador-related army posts from me over the past few months...here's why!


It's been two years since the release of the Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game Core Rules, one year since Kings, Nations, and Gods, and the Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon will soon be available to the public. It is also, coincidentally, 100 days until my second anniversary as an employee of Privateer Press, so please forgive me if I get a bit misty-eyed about both the past and the future of the Iron Kingdoms roleplaying line.


We’re off to Gen Con, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there! We’re excited about the next four days because we get to show off new stuff like LEVEL 7 [INVASION], WARMACHINE High Command: Faith & Fortune, Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon, WARMACHINE: Tactics, and, of course, some of the new hotness from WARMACHINE and HORDES. We’ll be doing our Gen Con thing this weekend, so I wanted to leave you with some info that might interest you.


I was heavily involved in the creation of the Privateer Pins line, and it turns out that while I thought we were making them for the community, I might have been making them for me.


In this final look at the creation process of LEVEL 7 [INVASION], we focus on the rules for the Hydra invaders and how humanity fights to save Earth.


Gen Con begins next week, and one of the most exciting and highly anticipated products to come out of this incredible event each year is the new Privateer convention-exclusive model. For the past few years, we’ve created a new sculpt based on our beer collaboration with the RAM Restaurant & Brewery just blocks away from the Indiana Convention Center. Each year we work with the RAM to theme the restaurant with WARMACHINE and HORDES menu items and art while the RAM creates a special new Iron Kingdoms beer. This year, it’s Everblight Ale.

So, without further ado, I present to you…


And, I’m back. It’s been a long time I know -- five years. I didn’t have a choice, though. They were on to me, they were closing in, and I had to run and run far. I ended up in a place that’s both warm and very far south. I can’t say exactly where, because there’s still danger, even if it’s only spite on the government’s part at this point.