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WARMACHINE Weekend is nearly upon us, and I am very excited!

My name is Michael, and I’m a faction hopper. I can’t help it. Every time a new expansion book is released for WARMACHINE or HORDES, I find at least one new model that makes me squeal with delight and reach for yet another faction. When MKII was first released, it was the Retribution of Scyrah. I love elves. A lot. The Retribution ousted Cryx as my main squeeze among the factions, and it still holds that spot. When WARMACHINE: Wrath came along, I was overjoyed with Lord Arcanist Ossyan, House Vyre Myrmidons, and Discordia! Every time I flipped through the book, though, Constance Blaize leapt out at me. Her holy warrior theme was awesome, and I really like Precursor Knights, so I picked up her theme force with grand plans to convert a Morrowan Centurion. That army is still unpainted in my case, but I’ll get to it . . . eventually.

In just a few days, the fourth and final season of Scars of Caen begins!

Well, it‘s about time!

Time for part two of my Cephalyx army “Insider Blog: Conversions.” If you missed the introductory article and army photos, you can take a look at them here.

Scenario Synopsis

The editor-in-chief brainstorms the outline for the next part of the Immortality adventure (part 5 of 6) with the RPG manager. With a strong sense of what the final chapter will include, both men know how this penultimate part needs to go. But there are challenges…

As the discussion begins, read or paraphrase the following:

Halloween is approaching, and that means it’s the perfect time to release our newest Privateer Pins set: the Zombie Halloween Set! This set of five pins includes zombie versions of Haley, Vlad, Severius, and Magnus, plus the Abomination ability icon. The zombie warcaster designs were previously released as promotional items, but the Halloween pins feature new color schemes and are available for regular purchase for the first time.

Seattle has not been the same since last April when Privateer HQ came under attack by the shambling hordes of Zombies Keep Out. Although the Privateer Press offices were successfully defended, it seems that some of the stinkers escaped and have been savagely photo-zombing innocent people across the city. Have you seen a zombie in your area? Perhaps you thought it was just someone wearing a downloadable mask?

A healthy number of Privateer Pins are available through straightforward means; you can get them through the online store, trade for them with a staff member, or pick them up at convention demos (or send your friends to get them for you at said cons). A few of the promotional pins, however, demand more effort to add to your collection. I mean, I work here, and I still don’t have all of these…

Today, I’d like to tackle the topic of community. Gaming communities are an important part of our lives—our favorite game store or game club can begin to feel like a second home, and our hobby can pervade our email inbox, social media pages, and Internet browsing. As important as the WARMACHINE & HORDES community is to our hobby, it’s not something we discuss a whole lot in the abstract. Our opinion of a certain store, forum, or podcast might come up now and then in conversation, but the role we play in our community is a pretty rare topic.

The Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game provides hobbyists with amazing opportunities to convert models to use as heroes, adversaries, and supporting characters. While these customized models can really help create a unique and immersive combat encounter, there’s so much more to the Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game than just combat. By creating unique props and visuals, you as a Game Master (or even a player) can bring a whole new level of immersion to your roleplaying sessions.

A while ago, I wrote a blog about my converted Khadoran and Cygnaran War Hogs. Well, I think it’s time to follow that up with some Cryx and Protectorate Road Hogs!

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!