Privateer Press Celebrates New Edition Milestones at Lock & Load GameFest 2016


Contact: Sherry Yeary, President, Privateer Press,, 425-643-5900

Privateer Press Celebrates New Edition Milestones at Lock & Load GameFest 2016

Nearly a thousand attendees turned out at the Privateer Press event Lock & Load GameFest 2016 this past weekend for three days of gaming and the worldwide prerelease of the new editions of the company’s WARMACHINE and HORDES tabletop miniatures games.

Lock & Load shattered expectations; attendance was at an all-time high, and the number of games being played was staggering. Attendees from all over the world joined both in person and online to celebrate Privateer Press’ games and community. A few of the milestones from this year’s event included:

● Nearly 70 hours of non-stop gaming.
● An estimated 30,000+ downloads of the new edition rules.
● The Iron Gauntlet Trophy awarded to Chris Davies, who traveled all the way from Australia to participate (as did his opponent in the final round).

Some international players didn’t have to travel quite so far, as three “Outposts” established in Germany, France, and the UK shared in the festivities and participated in the weekend’s events.

Lock & Load 2016 marked the prerelease of the all-new editions of WARMACHINE and HORDES. This worldwide debut occurred at Lock & Load in Bellevue, Washington, and at the Outpost events in Europe on Saturday evening. Attendees got their hands on the newly released WARMACHINE: Prime and HORDES: Primal rulebooks as well as the new battlegroup starter boxes containing the new warcasters and warlocks for everyone’s favorite factions. Lock & Load attendees were able to play their very first new-edition games Saturday night and all day Sunday.

War Room, the popular companion app for WARMACHINE and HORDES, was re-launched with War Room 2 for mobile devices going live at the show. The new and improved War Room 2 offers a host of revised and expanded features such as:

● An updated and enhanced UI.
● Streamlined controls and unit filtering.
● Full-screen card display and reference library.

Released at the same time, Privateer Press made the core rules digests for the new editions of WARMACHINE and HORDES available for free via and War Room 2. This provides players with instant access to necessary game materials to ensure they can maximize their enjoyment of the game.

Privateer Press next looks forward to the official worldwide release of the initial wave of new edition products on June 29. Players will be able to visit their favorite local game store to pick up the new full core rulebooks Prime and Primal, battlegroup starter boxes, and faction decks, as well as other game-enhancing accessories, as they prepare to participate in the All New Editions, All New War with WARMACHINE and HORDES.

About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or