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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).


To begin this blog, I need to borrow my favorite line from the movie Dogma: “Painting an army is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.”


It’s Unbound blogging week here at Privateer Press, and I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting information about the new game format for WARMACHINE and HORDES. It’s been said before, but this format does not replace standard games of WARMACHINE and HORDES; it is merely a new option for games that have at least 150 points and 3 warcasters per side.


Everyone at Privateer is stoked for the unveiling of Unbound, rules for large scale battles in the Iron Kingdoms this week with the release of No Quarter Magazine issue #36! To kick things off for this big occasion–which is just one part of the ongoing celebration of Privateer Press’ 10th Anniversary–we’ll be taking a look at Unbound all week long in the Privateer Insider.


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


When we saw what Privateer forum member PainBringer's girlfriend made him for his birthday we had to share it with everyone else. We're sure he needed to use Regeneration after all that Snacking!