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This week, I am proud to reveal one of the amazing new warlocks from the upcoming HORDES: Domination.


With another Impossible Dream Challenge out of the way, it’s time to figure out what the next painting project should be. The 50-point Tier 4 Vyros list is finally painted, and I’m putting the final touches on some other models. HORDES: Domination has me turning my eye toward reworking my Trollbloods and adding detail to the 100-point Circle army.
But rather than talk about my painting projects, there are a few things coming up that should be of interest to our community.


Today, I want to share with you a unique experience in which I recently had the privilege of participating. I played my very first Battle Report for No Quarter Magazine! When I first started playing WARMACHINE seven years ago, I never imagined that one day I would be playing a game against one of the developers of WARMACHINE. The whole experience was surreal, and honestly, a total blast!


The launch of Mk II has brought many new players into the games. From certain forum questions it is obvious that not everyone has a clear picture of how the factions get along. It can sometimes be confusing to keep track of who’s fighting whom, and where the most hatred and bile are directed at any given moment. I created a nice little color-coded chart that should make determining faction relations simple!


Lock & Load is approaching very quickly, and nobody at Privateer Press Headquarters is more eager for the GameFest to arrive than myself. There are many reasons to be excited about the event, but what tops the list for me is the fact that I haven’t been asked to work the show!

Yet.


If we’re going to be seeing you at Lock & Load and you do any sort of writing—whether for fun, profit, or penance—this could be your lucky day. Naturally I’ll be there, along with the rest of the Privateer staff, and I’m setting aside a bit of time to meet with a few attendees and help them polish up their writing skills or improve a particular piece. That’s right: six of you will have the chance for a brief one-on-one with a bona fide professional editor. And most of the time I’m not too mean. ;)


Spring is a time for new beginnings. For a rabid rivet-head like myself, that means a new WARMACHINE army! It’s probably no surprise that my choice of army was inspired by the prospect of painting something a little different. I chose an Ashlynn Theme Force because I liked the idea of painting up Arcane Tempest Gun Mages and Precursor Knights in an alternative paint scheme, as well as painting some of the classic Mercenary models from before my time at privateer.


Simon - The dream is over, and it's time to see who succeeded and who failed to paint their 100-point HORDES army in just one month!


Simon - The dream is over, and it's time to see who succeeded and who failed to paint their 100-point HORDES army in just one month!


The HORDES Impossible Dream Challenge is almost over for the staff but some of our dedicated forumites have been playing along at home! Today, we thought we'd take a look at some of their massive and inspiring undertakings.


For this week’s blog, I thought I’d show you how I make scrollwork, like the kind that shows up on Protectorate Warjacks and armor.


Simon - Today we return to the HORDES Impossible Dream Challenge to check in with our other three challengers!


Simon – Today we return to the HORDES Impossible Dream Challenge to check in with three of our challengers at the end of their third week of painting!


Previously, the astonishing Jason Martin gave everyone a sneak peek at the new Lock & Load exclusive t-shirt. Today, I’m going to unveil our new WARMACHINE and HORDES shirts, but you might want to sit down first.


Simon – Today we return to the HORDES Impossible Dream Challenge to see how our other three challengers fare at the end of their second week of painting!


The past month or so has seen quite a few announcements and updates for Monsterpocalypse. Sometimes, it’s quite clear what’s going on at Privateer Press with your favorite game or faction. Other times, a bit of patience is required when more is going on behind the scenes than on the front page of the website. I’d like to use this blog entry to write about a few of the recent Monsterpocalypse developments and what they mean moving forward.


Simon – Today we return to the HORDES Impossible Dream Challenge to check in with our first three challengers at the end of their second week of painting!


Those of you who attended AdeptiCon may have noticed an unusual issue of No Quarter Magazine floating around the convention hall. This pint-sized version of the magazine sported an unbelievably awesome cover by Andrea Uderzo depicting Sorscha battling a rampaging dire troll mauler. Reports of this mysterious No Quarter prompted a lot of questions from curious fans: Where did this miniature issue come from? What is inside it? And most importantly, how the hell do I get one?


Yesterday, Ed talked a bit about his newfound love for Unbound and showed off some great pictures from the fully painted game we played during our monthly First Friday event. That was the second Unbound game I’ve played against Ed (the first was my Legion vs. his Cryx) and the very first time I had played Retribution since playtesting ended for them back in early 2009. It was, to say the least, an experience I won’t soon forget.


On the First Friday of every month, the Privateer staff comes together for the last half of the day to play games, work on hobby projects, and chow down. (We’ve been cooking out lately since the weather is getting nicer. Yum.) First Friday is a great opportunity to enjoy the things we work hard on every day, get to know some of the new faces around the office, and Vent Steam (* Attack).