Privateer Insider

Hello everyone, and welcome to the actual launch of the Trencher CID Dynamic Update! We “spoiled” this update in a previous Insider to make sure the players at the World Team Championship would be able to play with the most up-to-date rules.

Ah, Minions. I do love them. Even when I’m playing other Factions, I’m always looking for fun opportunities to fit Mercenary or Minion models into my lists. What can I say—they’re my jam! So, you can imagine my excitement when we first started testing a Skorne theme force that allowed me to do something completely new with my Minion warbeasts: turn them into Skorne warbeasts.

I’ve been a big fan of Cryx since the early days of WARMACHINE. One of the things I’ve especially liked about the Faction is the speed and hitting power of its heavy warjacks. When discussing how we were going to split up who was writing which theme force preview, there was only one that I was sure I wanted to write.

In today’s Insider I’ll be talking a bit about the art direction process for the soon-to-be-released book Forces of HORDES: Skorne Command. As with all of the Command books, we followed two key tenets when determining the list of new illustrations we would need. The first was that every new model would get an illustration, and the second involved combing through the existing model entries to identify pieces that didn’t fit the modern aesthetic I’ve been developing over the last five years at Privateer.

Mini-Geist for MiniCrate!

The latest MiniCrate concept art by Matt Wilson is in…and it’s haunting.

This month, the first of the new style of WARMACHINE & HORDES leagues begins: Rotten Bounty!

Steam and steel! Among the most iconic models in the entire game of WARMACHINE, Man-O-War power forward with their very own theme force. When I started writing this Insider, the theme force felt a little bit sad to write about, as it was using only currently released models. That would really leave out some of the craziness that can be done with this theme. So, I got the go-ahead to spoil some stuff!

Our next theme force up is for the Convergence of Cyriss. Clockwork Legions is a theme based around the infantry units of the Convergence.

I’ve been having a great time painting my Grymkin army. One of my favorite aspects of painting an army is coming up with little hobby projects that add a bit of flavor to it.

Get ready! This September, a hot batch of succulent new theme forces is headed your way. Leading up to the official release of these new themes, we continue to discuss some of our favorites and give you a little appetizer before the full course is served. Today’s treat is a delicious rum-flavored morsel with a slight hint of adventure.

When HORDES was first being previewed way back in 2005 in preparation for its 2006 release, I was simply not a fan of the Skorne look. The skorne’s weird faces and lack of helmets to hide said faces just simply weren’t my jam. I thought they were interesting, but I had no desire to put brush to miniature when it came to the models. There was really only one model that caught my eye, but it was one solo in a whole Faction. And so, I resolved that a Skorne player I would never be.

Our second Dynamic Update…sort of! Community Integrated Development is racing along, though due to event timings, we’re running a bit late posting our changes from the Trencher CID. We’re working as fast as we can to get this updated and live; we’ve received a number of questions about it, so we decided to let you know what’s coming in the update.

When we began to talk about No Quarter Prime, the article series I was the most excited about was “Fire and Forge.” This article combines fiction and essays to look back on the most important moments in the major plots for our setting and its characters. This article will allow new readers to catch up on things that happened before they started playing while also being entertaining for those who have been following along since the start.

Playing the Secret Masters theme force is like a breath of fresh air. It’s good to be home with one of my favorite Mk 1 casters, Morvahna 1, and the lore behind the Circle Orboros is some of my favorite that’s ever been written. Druids in the shadowy background manipulating circumstances to achieve their goals, never fighting a head-on fight, always scheming and plotting . . . it’s always been one of my favorite parts of Circle.

She’s the One That You Want…

Cuz the power she’s supplying, it’s electrifying!

Tradition holds that every Gen Con, we work with the RAM in Indianapolis to create a character expressed in both the form of a miniature as well as that of a craft beer. While these two things might seem to have nothing in common on the surface, anyone who knows miniatures lovers knows there’s actually a substantial overlap in interest.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gen Con, and Privateer Press has been a part of Gen Con Indy for the past 15 years. I thought we should take a trip down memory lane before jumping into what new hotness we are bringing this year.

Our coverage of the new theme forces continues today with something a bit…irregular. If you missed the news, this September we’re going to release a slew of new theme forces for WARMACHINE and HORDES that will add loads of new army-building options and give many models that didn’t have a home in an existing theme force a new place to thrive.

Pinkin: The Limited Harvest

At Lock & Load GameFest 2017 last June, Privateer Pins debuted five new limited-edition pins to add to your collection, and if you didn’t make the trek to Washington State to check them out, they’re headed for the Privateer Press booth at Gen Con in Indianapolis!

Lock & Load GameFest 2017 has come and gone and with it, two of my favorite events. This year saw the return of two Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game events, the Full Metal Game Master competition and the Dead Reckoning mega-adventure.

Show Me the Mini!