In WARMACHINE, the very earth shakes during these fierce confrontations where six-ton constructs of tempered iron and steel slam into one another with the destructive force of a locomotive.

The Dragonfather Calls
 

From the darkness of their nightmarish isle, the undead legions of Cryx strike forth at the Iron Kingdoms, each battle serving to fuel their unholy factories as necrotechs shape everything that walks, crawls, or slithers out of their dank, macabre workshops. To oppose Cryx is to oppose death itself as legions of undead mechanithralls, ghostly bane thralls, looming black iron helljacks, and skittering bonejacks surge forth at the command of their lich lord masters.

Mage hunter assassins are practiced killers and mage hunters with refined skills. Recruitment for this cabal is slow, for their chain blades are tricky and require exceptional reflexes. A skilled assassin can send the blade flying tremendous distances before whipping the chain to bring the weapon to hand for close-quarter fighting. The alternate sculpt Mage Hunter Assassin provides a dynamic new pose that allows players to differentiate their models on the tabletop.

Ranking errants, veterans of countless crusades and incursions are chosen to lead their brother-knights in their battles abroad. Pure in heart and thought, they are trusted to carry out their holy mission no matter the bloody price. Their dedication and inspiring example is so great that the knights they lead will make any sacrifice to ensure the success of their sacred missions. Accompanied by the battle standard of the Order of Exemplar, the errants are inspired to the greatest valor, letting no obstacle come between them and the heathen enemy.

A doctrine of combined arms lies at the heart of the Steelhead Company’s training manual and their riflemen are one of the most important elements of these combined forces. Working in concert with other Steelheads, or the regular forces of a client army, the riflemen are skilled shooters capable of decimating enemy lines or providing covering fire to ensure that their allies reach the enemy in one piece. Every rifleman is a solid marksman, but when ordered to concentrate their fire at a single target they become truly deadly.

For the Empress and the Motherland
 

In the cold north of western Immoren lies the mighty Khadoran Empire, whose massive military epitomizes the national ideals of strength and resilience. Legions of Winter Guard march at the call of the empress, bent on conquest of the entire Iron Kingdoms. Led by powerful warcasters as unrelenting as the Khadoran winter and backed by elite soldiers such as the disciplined Iron Fang Pikemen and the imposing Man-O-War troopers who stride into battle in great steam-powered suits of armor, the army of Khador is ready to crush all who stand against them.

The sadism of the Satyxis is a legend among those who sail the waters of the Broken Coast. But even among the depraved Satyxis are a few whose appetites for atrocity are greater than their sisters. The Blood Witches work their dark magic through blighted ritual blades known as Blood Razors. Those who fall to a Blood Witch’s knife may be burst into a lingering crimson mist or have their vitality turned against their fellows in a lash of psychical death energy.

Rune-bound captains lead the blasphemous bane thralls onto the battlefield to slaughter for their own vicious pleasure. Only the most hateful and malevolent of spirits are chosen to lead the banes into battle. Pulled from eternal torment in the abyss of Urcaen they remember little of their former lives, but what memories they retain grant them a consuming hatred for all life. The night-shrouded legions follow their officers in near silence, obscured by the darkness that clings to them.

Master gunners are survivors of countless battles and have earned expertise that makes them some of the most valued artillerists in all of Cygnar. These men and women are versed in all the skills of the artilleryman from barrage firing patterns to the use of defilades. They are experts in the complex commands used to coordinate a battery of field guns. Where other armies make use of artillery as support, the master gunners orchestrate their batteries into precision instruments of war.

With the climactic arrival of WARMACHINE Prime Mk II and the conclusion of the HORDES Mk II field test, the iconic Steamroller tournaments are back and ready to leave a trail of broken bodies in their wake. Completely updated for the faster and more aggressive Mk II, Steamroller 2010 also has a sleek new set of full metal challenge coins to show who really is the best of the best.

Steamroller 2010 events are happening everywhere worldwide, so ask your store when their next event is and get ready to play like you've got a pair!