War Room 2, the official utility app for WARMACHINE and HORDES, is now available from the Apple, Google, and Amazon app stores! Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.
I have a technical support question or a bug to report. Who do I contact?
Use the bug reporting button in the War Room app and follow the instructions on the pop up menu.
Why do some people get their War Room I purchases replaced, but others have to repurchase their cards?
War Room I purchases made January 1st 2016 or later are being transferred over to War Room II at no cost. War Room I purchases made before January 1st 2016 must be repurchased, but we are providing a discount to those who supported the previous edition. In the app it will say you are receiving a FOUNDERS DISCOUNT in the store if a purchase is eligible for it. If you expect a discount, and aren't seeing that, contact [email protected].
How do I attach warjacks/warbeasts to my warcasters/warlocks when creating an army?
To add a warjack or warbeast to your warcaster's or warlock's battlegroup, first add the warcaster/warlock to your army. Then click on the paperclip icon which appears on that model's name bar in the army list.
This will bring up a pop up window of all valid model attachments including warjacks/warbeasts for a warcaster/warlock's battlegroup. This same process is used to add model attachments to units and to add warjacks to 'jack marshals.
How do I see a model's companion cards when viewing cards in my library, such as Scrapjack for the Old Witch?
To view a companion card, click on the View Companion button which appears in the bottom right of the screen when viewing the companion card's parent.
You can toggle between the companion card and parent card using this button.
How much will the War Room app cost?
War Room will be free to download from both the Apple Store and Android Marketplace. The download will include stat cards for all current WARMACHINE and HORDES battlegroup boxes and the WARMACHINE Two-Player Battle Box. Players will be able to purchase full faction decks for $8.99 that include all currently released stat cards for that faction. In addition, purchased faction decks will be updated with the stat card for each new faction model on the model’s release day.
What cards are included in the free download?
The free download includes a selection of warcasters, warjacks, units, attachments, and solos for each faction which will allow users to try out the apps various features before purchasing a full deck.
Will there be discounts for purchasing faction decks in bulk?
Privateer Press will be offering three special bundles for users who wish to purchase multiple decks. The WARMACHINE bundle will include the decks for the seven WARMACHINE factions for $49.99. The HORDES bundle will include the decks for the five HORDES factions for $37.99. The Ultimate bundle includes all decks for both WARMACHINE and HORDES for $79.99.
Do faction decks contain Mercenary or Minion cards that work for that faction?
Faction decks include stat cards for any Mercenary or Minion models with the Partisan rule for that faction. Players who wish to field non-partisan Mercenaries or Minions in their armies will need to purchase the Mercenary or Minion faction deck.
Are models that are both Mercenaries and Minions included in both Mercenary and Minion decks?
Yes. If a model can be fielded as a Mercenary and a Minion, that model's stat card will be included in Mercenary and Minion decks.
How soon do cards for new models become available?
New cards will become available on the day of their corresponding model's release or upon release of the expansion book in which it is included, whichever comes first.
Will League model cards be kept active indefinitely or only during the duration of that League?
League model cards will remain indefinitely available via War Room but will still only be legal for use during their corresponding league.
Can I transfer my faction deck purchases between devices, or will I be required to purchase decks for each device?
You will create an account when you first get the app, and all your unlocked factions will be tied to that account rather than to the device you’re using. This means each faction you’ve purchased will be available on all your devices carrying the app, provided you're logged in.
Do I need to purchase faction decks to build army lists?
You can build army lists from any cards that are unlocked on your device. If you want to build an army from models outside of the cards included in the free download, you will need to purchase the appropriate faction decks.
Can I access army lists I create on one device from a different device?
Yes, provided you are logged in using the same account on each device.
When playing a game with another War Room user, will I be able to see the stat cards for his list even if I haven’t purchased the deck for that faction?
Yes. You’ll be able to see the cards in your opponent’s army for the duration of your game.
Does War Room require Wi-Fi™ to create and join games? Will Bluetooth® or field communication be supported?
The only time you need to be online is to update content or play multiplayer. All other functionality works locally with the latest updated data on the device. Multiplayer use will require an online connection, whether Wi-Fi or from your phone’s service provider. Because we’ll be offering War Room on multiple platforms, no Bluetooth or near-field communication is supported.
Our development shop consists of experienced game developers and they have made sure the app is as optimized and streamlined as possible, resulting in minimal data usage. The service is hosted on servers that boast 99.9% up-time and dynamic scalabilty based on usage, so the online component will be extremely reliable.
What happens if a device fails during the game? Is all the information lost?
During games, the game data will be continually synced to the servers until the game is finished. This allows you to play a game over time, and if a device dies you can later pick back up where you left off.
Is War Room’s user interface be tailored to maximize screen space on different devices?
We want every user’s experience to be the best it can be, so handheld devices and tablets will get different UI treatments to present the amount of data that’s as usable and comfortable as possible.
Can I print lists I create in War Room?
Lists can't be printed directly, but they can be emailed and then printed.
Will I be able to copy my opponent’s list for review after a match?
If you have the faction deck your opponent is using, you can copy his list for later perusal. Otherwise, you have access to the stat cards for his list until the game ends.