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We've extensively explored the components in the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit, so now we turn our attention to some of what's between the pages—the heart of the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game.

The New Year is here, and for me that signals one really big change . . . it’s time for a new army!

As promised in my previous blog, I have made the most festive of holiday miniatures: the dread Krampus! This project sort of sprawled. Initially, I was just going to slap a Night Troll’s tongue on a Shadowhorn Satyr and paint it up, but things got…complicated after my coworkers started pitching in with excited and possibly ill-advised ideas. After Will Hungerford demanded I add a sack for the Krampus’ victims, Charles Agel jumped in and offered to craft a special base.

When it comes to building a High Command deck, it’s helpful to have your card collection in front of you to compare your options. But that method is a lot less convenient when looking at deck lists online, listening to a podcast, or reading a strategy article. With this in mind, we’ve decided to post the High Command card sets online as PDF files for free download.

In the previous Fridays Unleashed, we took a good look at the plastic figures included in the box. Now they’ve got to have somewhere to explore and fight! That’s where the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit’s map tiles and tokens come in. The Adventure Kit comes with nine double-sided map tiles and 28 double-sided map tokens to allow for a host of different possible scenarios. Of course, the Adventure Kit includes all the tiles and tokens you need to create any of the included adventure’s encounters. Here’s an example of one of the encounter setups.

When a crisp winter chill hangs in the air, I know my favorite time of year is right around the corner. I’m not talking about the holidays, though—I’m talking about beginning preparations for Lock & Load GameFest! In 2015, we will once again take over the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, for the three biggest days of Privateer Press gaming in the world. Any of you who made it out in 2014 already know it was the biggest and best Lock & Load to date, but we aren’t going to stop improving now. When we began planning for next summer’s Lock & Load, I asked myself what more we could add, and the answer was really quite simple: MORE.

In today’s blog, I’m going to discuss the cover for the upcoming Iron Kingdoms Unleashed. This illustration was a collaborative effort between Andrea Uderzo and Néstor Ossandón. When we originally conceived the idea for the cover art, we knew we wanted a big bar fight scene where a group of non-city/town dwellers were wreaking havoc. During the initial discussion, I wanted Andrea to do the line art and Nestor to handle the paint.

Last week we looked at the four plastic hero figures in the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit. The Adventure Kit also includes 10 plastic figures for the bad guys. The adventure’s enemies are the farrow warlord Morrg and his army of brigands.

Since my first day on the job at Privateer Press, I have dreamed of producing the official WARMACHINE tutorial video. For years, our community (and the entire PP staff) has been clamoring for it as well.

The upcoming January 2015 issue of No Quarter will include the sixth and final chapter of the multipart Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game adventure Immortality. I took on the writing of it from the very beginning, thinking I’d just slide it into my daily routine as editor-in-chief. No big deal. I assumed I’d be able to develop and write the adventure of trying to thwart the former Greylord Vladislav Abrosim in no time flat. Not big deal.

We recently took a look at all of the awesome components crammed into the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit. Now let’s take a closer look at some of the plastic figures included in the box. These plastic figures require no assembly but still capture a stunning amount of detail. The Adventure Kit includes 14 of these figures, four of which represent the adventure’s pregenerated player characters.

As anyone who listened to the November episode of the Privateer Press Primecast knows, Director of Business Development Will Shick promised to get me the starter for a Cryx army this holiday season. While I’m looking forward to serving the Dragonfather in the New Year, I still have an itch for a hobby project in the meantime.

With the official holiday shopping season about to begin, I know you must be wondering what holiday sales Privateer Press has planned. Well, just like last year, we’re splitting our sale into two parts: Black Friday Digital Deals and our annual Privateer Press Holiday Sale starting on Cyber Monday!

Hi, everybody! I’m Dianne—you may remember me from my Insider “Holiday Bundle Painting Challenge 2013,” in which I demonstrated an easy method for painting Gatormen. Today, I’d like to talk about what I do here at Privateer Press and tell you about the great group of people I have the pleasure of working with: The Privateer Press Gang.

Last week, we revealed the upcoming Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit, available in stores everywhere in March 2015. The Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit is a complete adventure, including everything you need to play as a fierce warrior in the savage and untamed wilds of western Immoren. As a full introductory kit, it has everything you need for four players and a Game Master to begin an Unleashed campaign right out of the box.

As you’re leafing through the newest issue of No Quarter (#57), you may be surprised to see some familiar farrow in the Battle Report. (Rest assured that no one is more shocked by this than I am.) So, in honor of that surprise, I thought I’d do another pig’sider, this time on units!

Back near the end of September, I showed off my alternate color scheme for Bradigus Thorle the Runecarver. It received such an overwhelming positive response that I couldn’t just stop with one model. Instead, I was going to need to paint an entire army!

As you probably already know, the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Core Rules book is coming out early next year. More than just an expansion featuring the more savage aspects of the Iron Kingdoms, this heavy tome includes a new stand-alone but cross-compatible rules system soaked in adrenaline and imbued with a fighting attitude. Watch our announcement video if you haven’t seen it yet!

By the time this Insider is posted, it’s likely that I’ll be at WARMACHINE Weekend 2014—or maybe I’ll already be back in town following the convention. Year after year, WARMACHINE Weekend is an ongoing phenomenal convention for WARMACHINE and HORDES players, but I’m hoping to play a few games of High Command this year as well.

WARMACHINE Weekend is here, and as always, it's a great way to end the convention season with a bang! As you’re reading this, we’re already at the show reveling in a steady outpouring of WARMACHINE, HORDES, and High Command tournaments, along with P3 Studio hobby workshops. We’ll also be offering up a host of exciting exclusives and the latest Privateer Pins.