Thursday 30 June 2011

PP September Releases Info - Inc New Warlocks, New League and 2 Player Starter

Just a quick one today. But full of lots of interesting info.
The product info on the Privateer Press September releases has just appeared on Tabletop Gaming News >>HERE<<. Or click on the TGN logo to the right >>>

Time for the juicy bits..... ooooohhhhhhh!!!!

Warmachine Two-Player Battle Box (plastic)
MSRP $99.99 PIP 25001
The mighty forces of the northern Khadoran Empire are bolstered by their ideals of strength and resilience in their clash with the devout and zealous crusaders of the Protectorate of Menoth. At the center of this titanic clash, the deadly Kommander Sorscha Kratikoff leads an elite strike force of powerful Khadoran warjacks and soldiers against the holy knights of the Protectorate of Menoth led by their champion High Exemplar Kreoss and his personal retinue of warjacks.
Warmachine is a fast-paced and aggressive 30 mm tabletop miniatures battle game set in the steam-powered fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. Take control of an elite soldier-sorcerer called a warcaster and his mighty warjacks—massive steam-powered combat automatons—as you battle to destroy the enemy warcaster.
This Two-Player Battle Box (PIP 25001) Contains Everything You Need For A Two- Player Game: Complete Prime Mk II rules in a travel-sized booklet (86 pages), introductory guide, dice, ruler, and 17 plastic Warmachine models with corresponding stat cards.

Khador Army:
  • Warcaster Kommander Sorscha
  • Juggernaut Heavy Warjack
  • Destroyer Heavy Warjack
  • Man-O-War Shocktrooper Unit (5 models)
Protectorate Of Menoth Army:
  • Warcaster High Exemplar Kreoss
  • Crusader Heavy Warjack
  • Vanquisher Heavy Warjack
  • Repenter Light Warjack
  • Exemplar Cinerators Unit (5 models)
This is going to be such a great box. Amazing valur for anyone wanting to get into the game or start a Khador or Menoth force.
Definatly going to have to pick up one of these myself. 

Cygnar Archduke Runewood, Lord of Fharin Character Solo (white metal) MSRP $13.99 PIP 31081
Among Cygnar’s greatest living battlefield generals, Archduke Alain Runewood has given up the comfort and safety of his estates in aid of his country and his king. Wherever his command fights, Runewood leads from the heart of battle. His tactical acumen is finely honed, and his inspiring presence pushes his sword knights to fight fearlessly in the face of even the most dangerous foe.
The Archduke Runewood, Lord of Fharin character solo comes in a blister (PIP 31081). A player may field one Archduke Runewood in a Cygnar army.

Cygnar Sentinel Light Warjack
(plastic) MSRP $18.99 PIP 31088
Outfitted with an infantry-shredding chain gun, the Sentinel fills an essential role on the battlefield. Its rapid-fire weapon enables it to cut down swathes of the enemy, making it invaluable against charging platoons of Winter Guard, tides of Menite zealots, or waves of Cryxian mechanithralls.
The Sentinel light warjack comes in a box (PIP 31088). A player may field any number of Sentinels in a Cygnar army.
Special Note PIP 31088 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 31008. The model in this box represents the same figure in the game. However, the model in PIP 31088 is a new sculpt and therefore looks different from the model found in PIP 31008. In addition, this model is plastic rather than metal. PIP 31008 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning September 1, 2011.

Protectorate of Menoth Vessel of Judgement Battle Engine  
 (white metal and resin) MSRP $84.99 PIP 32073
Each Vessel of Judgment is a reliquary containing the sacred remains of one of the Menite priest kings of old and is capable of the most potent manifestations of Menoth’s power on Caen. The blazing fury of the Creator scourges infidels who venture too close, and the faithful who fall in battle around it can stave off death long enough to strike one last blow for their god.
The Vessel of Judgment battle engine comes in a box (PIP 32073). A player may field two Vessels of Judgment for each warcaster in a Protectorate of Menoth army.
Protectorate of Menoth Redeemer Light Warjack (plastic) MSRP $18.99 PIP 32083
Armed with devastating long-range rockets, the Redeemer was designed to deliver judgment from afar. The warjack’s deadly projectiles are launched into enemy ranks to explode in a cascade of deadly debris that leaves enemy infantry blasted, burned, and praying for the release of death.
The Redeemer light warjack comes in a box (PIP 32083). A player may field any number of Redeemers in a Protectorate of Menoth army.
Special Note PIP 32083 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 32008. The model in this box represents the same figure in the game. However, the model in PIP 32083 is a new sculpt and therefore looks different from the model in PIP 32008. In addition, this model is plastic rather than metal. PIP 32008 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning September 1, 2011.

Khador Man-O-War Bombardiers 
 (plastic) MSRP $44.99 PIP 33067
Each Man-O-War bombardier is a self-contained mobile artillery unit able to devastate an opponent with explosive fire or tear them to pieces with the massive chain blade affixed to his cannon. Girded in steam- powered armor, bombardiers shrug off incoming fire that would cripple or kill a lesser soldier while the shrill, metallic whine of their chain blades announces inexorable destruction to the enemies of Khador.
The Man-O-War Bombardiers unit comes in a box (PIP 33067). A player may include one Man-O-War Bombardier unit for each warcaster in a Khador army.
 After a long wait, they are finally here! I expect to see alot of these on the battlefield come September

Cryx Nightwretch Bonejacks
(plastic) MSRP $19.99 PIP 34089
The dreaded Nightwretch is a staple of the Cryxian arsenal. First unleashed on the mainland at the end of the Scharde Invasions, the murderous machine has been a nightmare of Iron Kingdoms coastal defenders ever since. Packing an arc node and a devastating short-ranged cannon, the fast-moving bonejack can bring death to the enemy from any direction.
Two Nightwretch bonejacks come in a single box (PIP 34089). A player may field any number of Nightwretches in a Cryx army.
Special Note PIP 34089 contains the same Mk II stat cards as PIP 34007. The models in this box represent the same figure in the game. However, the models in PIP 34089 are a new sculpt and therefore look different from the model in PIP 34007. In addition, these models are plastic rather than metal. PIP 34007 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning September 1, 2011.

Mercenary Sylys Wyshnalyrr the Seeker
(white metal) MSRP $11.99 PIP 41089
An Iosan scholar versed in the arcane arts, Sylys Wyshnalyrr barters his talents to the armies of the Iron Kingdoms in exchange for access to their libraries and safe passage across their lands in his search for clues to the mystery of the vanished and ailing Iosan gods. Even the most puissant warcaster would find his own sorcerous ability strengthened given Sylys’ attention and gain an invaluable edge in battle.
The Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker character solo comes in a blister (PIP 41089). A player may field one Sylys Wyshnalyrr in a Cygnar, Khador, Retribution of Scyrah, or Mercenary army.
 Sylys is a great looking model. And he rules are even better! Bartolo and Fiona cant wait to hire him in my forces!

Trollblood Trollkin Warlock Jarl Skuld, Devil of the Thornwood (white metal) MSRP 17.99 PIP 71059
Jarl Skuld is an infamous bandit and highwayman who has become an unlikely guerilla leader among the desperate trollkin remaining in the Thornwood. A skilled gunfighter, Skuld uses a pair of customized, rune-scribed pistols to deadly effect. With lightning raids and devastating ambushes against Cryx, Khador, and other enemies of his people, Jarl Skuld has truly earned the moniker “Devil of the Thornwood.”
The warlock Jarl Skuld, Devil of the Thornwood comes in a blister (PIP 71059). A player may field one Jarl Skuld, Devil of the Thornwood in a Trollblood army.

Circle Orboros Warlock Grayle the Farstrider
(white metal) MSRP TBD PIP 72058
A powerful scion of a family with deep roots in the ancient lines of the Wolves of Orboros, Grayle the Farstrider was trained as a Wolf until he experienced the wilding. As a druid, he has proven his worth and skill as a trusted strike force leader and an unrelenting warrior who simply does not know failure. In battle Grayle embodies the wolf and moves from target to target with vicious speed and efficiency like a predator in human form whose blades strike with the feral precision of a hunting beast.
The warlock Grayle the Farstrider comes in a blister (PIP 72058). A player may field one Grayle the Farstrider in a Circle Orboros army.
Maybe this pic?

Legion of Everblight Warlock Kallus, Wrath of Everblight
(white metal) MSRP TBD PIP 73058
Created by Everblight through his chosen servant Thagrosh, Kallus is a simulacrum crafted to house a shard of the dragon’s athanc. His flawless form is matched only by his battle prowess. Kallus, Wrath of Everblight is a terror in combat whose fearless certainty of his own immortality lends him unflagging stamina and resolve that he imparts to the blighted Nyss he leads into battle.
The warlock Kallus, Wrath of Everblight comes in a blister (PIP 73058). A player may field one Kallus, Wrath of Everblight in a Legion of Everblight army.
Possibly this one?

Skorne Warlock Master Ascetic Naaresh
(white metal) MSRP $13.99 PIP 74058
A warrior-philosopher who seeks enlightenment through his own extreme suffering, Master Ascetic Naaresh has unlocked the powers of pain and forged them into a unique and devastating fighting style. Eager to challenge the limits of his philosophy against new foes, Naaresh has left his isolation to seek battle in the west. Before each engagement he submits to the ministrations of his paingivers so that he may draw strength and skill from the agony.
The warlock Master Ascetic Naaresh comes in a blister (PIP 74058). A player may field one Master Ascetic Naaresh in a Skorne army.
Same again, could this be him?

Minion Warlock Maelok the Dreadbound
(white metal) MSRP TBD PIP 75037
The gatorman warlock known as Maelok the Dreadbound exists in a torturous state of undeath as an animated corpse bound to the will of another. Despite his decaying physical form, Maelok is still a mighty bokur who can return slain allies to life, steal the souls of the living, or connect to the spirit world to transform his army temporarily into ghostly horrors unimpeded by flesh, stone, or steel.
The warlock Maelok the Dreadbound comes in a blister (PIP 75037). A player may field one Maelok the Dreadbound in a Circle Orboros, Legion of Everblight, Skorne, Trollblood, or Blindwater Congregation army.
 Really looking forward to this one. His fluff text sounds awesome and I think he will be a great addition to my Blindwater force. He is going on advance order as soon as possible.
Cant wait to see what sort of creatures he brings with him aswell.

Journeyman League Core Kit
MSRP $39.99 PIP 99091
The Journeyman League for Warmachine and HORDES is Privateer Press’ first official slow-grow league. This league is designed to encourage new players to begin learning the game with their chosen faction’s battle box and then expand their collection over the course of six weeks. The Journeyman League rewards both the player’s in-game victories and their skill with a brush. In fact, eager hobbyists can enter the league and score points just for assembling and painting their models.
The Journeyman League is also a great event for veteran players looking to start a new army. For veteran players the Journeyman League offers a fun way to build their new faction as well as some unique prizes to add to their collection. The prizes for this league, a set of patches that form a Steelhead military rank, are unique to the Journeyman format. Each player will earn the center patch for joining the league, and as he progresses through the weeks and earns more points, he earns new rank patches and maybe even special championship awards to add to the centerpiece patch.
The Journeyman league core kit (PIP 99091) contains 8 centerpiece patches and 24 rank patches plus 3 different championship patches—enough for 8 players to participate in the league.
This price includes all U.S. shipping costs. International shipping will incur a $5.00 shipping fee per kit.

Journeyman League Reinforcement Kit 
MSRP $19.99 PIP 99092
The Journeyman league reinforcement kit (PIP 99092) contains 4 centerpiece patches and 12 rank patches, allowing you to add 4 players to your league.
This price includes all U.S. shipping costs. International shipping will incur a $5.00 shipping fee per kit.

Now this league sounds fun. I can garuntee it will be running at North Cornwall Beasts and Bionics.
The selection of patches will be a great addition to. Something for people to keep pushing towards.
Now... what new army to start for it? Hmmmm 

No Quarter Magazine #38
MSRP $7.50 PIP NQ 38 Your guide for how to Play Like You’ve Got A Pair.
No Quarter # 38 unveils more rules for Unbound, adding new and dynamic game play options for this exciting new system for large-scale combats in Warmachine & HORDES. Also in this issue, HORDES: Domination previews continue, Strategic Academy gives you an in-depth look at the trollkin of the United Kriels, Gavyn Kyle uncovers a sinister plot culminating in a series of brutal murders during the Longest Night, and Guts & Gears takes an in-depth look at the history and tactics of the mighty wold constructs. Never miss an issue.

Thats all for today. Off now to play in the second night of Shattered Grounds: Rotterhorn at NCBB.
Cygnar and Cryx to beat today I think. The pirates are full of grog and raring to fight!

Hendybadger out

Monday 27 June 2011

2011 Press Gang Mini Exchange -or- Pretty Shiny Things!!!!

Over the last few weeks a selection of Privateer Press's Press Gangers have taken part in a minitures exchange.
We were split into 3s and each person built and painted a model for the next.
I (PG_hendybadger) was chosen to do a model for  PG_Hysteresis, who did a model for PG_Maijnh, who did a model for me.
Still with me?

So, onto the minis.
PG_Hysteresis chose to paint a stuuning Minion for me after finding out I play both Mercs and Minions.
I had no idea what it was going to be until it turned up.
When it did I opened the box to find the best looking Lanyssa Ryssyll - Nyss Sorceress I had ever seen.

Isnt she stunning? Look at that cloak! Every feather has been highlighted seperatly.
And the attention to detail on all parts of the mini is fantastic.
Lanyssa is a very welcome addition to my ever groing Mercenary force.

Thank you Hysteresis. Thank you very much.

And what did I do?
After chatting with PG_Marijnh I found out he wanted to build a Mercenary force with Constance Blaize and her very own Warjack Gallant at the head.
He already had a planned colour scheme of Gold/Brass, bright Silver and Purple for them and he is a big fan of Warjacks in general. And one other thing he wanted was that, whatever I did, it would be based on something more interested than the usual sand and grass.
Then by brain started ticking!!!!
With the amout of time Blaize spends with her Cygnar allies Im sure she would have access to Cygnar tech or alteast parts. And if she upgraded Gallant then why not a Mercenary Jack aswell to give her a slight edge when working with other allies?
The Precursor look is very knightly and almost medieval aswell so I wanted to try and keep that look going.
So I give you, PG_Marijns gift

The Vanguard Knight

Its basically just a Mercenary Vanguard but with added Cygnar parts from a Centurion and a Grenadier to make it more Precursor and  knightly looking.
I added some tassles to match Blaize and Gallant from my bits box and a plume to add that little touch of medieval knight to tie it altogether.
(I know the Tower Shield is abit larger than the one I used but a Power Shield is only one letter away right?)
The base is local slate from the quarry about half a mile away then became a roofing slate on the building I work in 150 years ago. When a couple had to be replaced recently I thought that it was one of the most interesting things I could ever use to base a mini.

The Vanguard Knight is the first time I have worked mainly in metals. And it was a challenge.
But I took my time (It was finished a week late - sorry) and worked on each section stage by stage.
The pics arnt great but I hope they give a feel for the gold armour. It was blended through 8 layers to try and give it as much depth as possible while still trying to keep it looking realistic.. (I think thats why I was late)
The inner workings and light silver trim had almost as much work on them aswell. The last metal to be done was the Brass on the inside if the arms, boiler and stacks. Unfortunalty, due to rubbish photography skills, you cant see those parts very well. But I even added a touch of verdigris around select edges.

Thats enough from me for now though. If I keep going I will end up telling you the whole process brush stroke by brush stroke. And you REALLY dont want that. :)

EDIT: Just had the go ahead from PG_Hysteresis to add his mini he recieved from PG_Marijnh.
This completes the exchange circle. And none of use had any idea we were working on the same model. Honestly!
A very nice Vanguard. The check pattern looks great and the base makes it look alot more imposing

All in all I had a great time doing this mini exchange.
And I hope to get the chance to do another in the future.
Thanks to Marijnh, Hysteresis and all others involved for this great experience.

May your random number generator cubes be kind to you

Hendybadger out

Friday 24 June 2011

New Hordes: Domination Artwork, Retribution Myrmidon and New Official Warmachine Game Trailer

In the last couple of days some stunning new artwork has shown up from PPs Lock & Load gamerfest on the Privateer Press Forums

Lets take a look ( and speculat what they might be)

Circle Orboros - Epic Baldur
Baldur has always been my favourite Circle Warlock. Cant wait to see the model for him.

Circle Orboros - New Warlock or Wolves Character

Skorne - Epic Hexeris?
Im afraid I dont know very much about Skorne

Skorne - New Warlock or Character

Legion of Everblight - Epic Vayl
3 orbs now? Looks great. And I bet she will be mean in game

Legion of Everblight - New Warlock or Character Legionnaire

Trollbloods - Epic Grissel

Minions - Farrow 2 Headed Warlock!!!!
How AWESOME is he? 2 heads! Just when I thought the Farrow couldnt get any better.......

Minions - Farrow Heavy Warbeast?
Another stunning Farrow. Loving the mech parts of this one. Will look very nice next to the War Hogs

Minions? - Possible Blindwater Gatormen Heavy Warbeast?
The Kraken? Oh I hope so. What ever it is, I know Im going to want atleast one of these.

And now for something completly different

Retribution of Scyrah - Aspis Light Myrmidon

A marvel of Iosan force mastery, the Aspis is an unmistakable sight on the battlefield. The myrmidon is equipped to manipulate its own protective field dynamically and can catch bullets with it before they strike. A stalwart guardian of its controlling warcaster, the Aspis can smash even the largest enemies backward with blows of its force-enhanced fists to keep its master safe from harm.

Looks great. I expect to see one of these in most lists when its released. Check out its 360 VEIW on the Privateer Press Main Site

And to finish of with the most amazing bit of news

Official Warmachine Game Trailer from E3
Wow. Just wow. Like the rest of the community, I am really looking forward to this. The graphics look stunning, game play seems action packed and they have captured the look and feel of the Iron Kingdoms perfectly.

Thats it for today folks.
May your random number generators cubes do you well.

Hendy out

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Iron Gauntlet - Steamroller Tournament @ Iron Haven, Exeter - July 23rd

New tournament time people!

There is a new store and Gaming hall opened up in Exeter, Devon called Iron Haven Games.
Check out thier site for details on opening times, ordering, contacts and dont forget to take a look at the game boards. They are stunning!

On July 23rd they will be holding thier first Warmachine + Hordes tournament. The Iron Gauntlet!!
You can see they full details of the event and download the rules pack >>HERE<<
But if you want to read it NOW, here it is

‘The Iron Gauntlet’ – Warmachine/Hordes Tournament
Saturday 23rd July.
Three 35 points games followed by a 25 point.
Mangled Metal/Tooth & Claw game. 16 tournament places.
Tickets: £10 (£7.50 for members)
£25 First Prize
Rules Pack click here:  Iron_Gauntlet_Rules_Pack

And here is the detailed bit..........

Army Composition
The Iron Haven Tournament 2011 consists of 4 games of Hordes/Warmachine. For these games you will require two lists. Both lists must follow the guidelines laid out below. Note Minion pacts “The Thornwood Alliance” and “The Blindwater Congregation” may be used as presented in No Quarter Magazine and FoH: Minions, but proxies are not allowed. All other Hordes and Warmachine factions and contracts are permitted and tier lists, where available in print, are allowed.
New releases (such as from Wrath) are allowed as long as the rules are available by list submission date.

List one:
35 points chosen from the faction of your choice within the normal rules of army composition as laid out in the Prime/Primal rulebooks.
List two:
25 points chosen from the same faction chosen for the 35 point list. This list must include the same Warlock/Warcaster as your 35 point list. This list is a “mangled metal”/”tooth and claw” list. This means only Warlocks/Warcasters and their Beasts/Jacks can be chosen.
Your army lists must be submitted to by Friday 22/07/11 so as they can be checked and validated before the event.

Tournament Scoring
The title of Iron Gauntlet 2011 will be awarded to the player with the highest score based on our scoring system. There are three ways of scoring points for the Iron Gauntlet Tournament. You score for winning, drawing or losing the game. You score for the amount of Control Points you gain during the game. You score victory points for models you destroy or maul during the game.

Game Won (Warlock/Warcaster kill or Scenario win) 3 points
Game Draw (Time runs out without either player achieving a win) 2 points
Game Lost (Warlock/Warcaster lost or Scenario loss) 1 point

At the end of your game you must note along with the games outcome, how many control points you gained from the scenario and how many victory points you got from destroying
your opponents forces. Each selection is worth an equal amount of VP’s to its cost in points. For example a Titan Gladiator which is destroyed at the end of a game is worth 8 victory points to its opponent as this is how many points its owner paid for it. Units or models reduced to UNDER half strength are worth half of their points cost (rounded up) in VP’s. For example a unit of 6 Pyg bushwackers reduced to 2 models by the games end would be worth 3 VP’s, half of their cost of 5 rounded up. However if the unit was 3 models strong they would be worth nothing as they have not been reduced to under half strength.

At the end of the tournament placing will be decided by how many Tournament points each player has in this order

Game Won/Lost/Drew > Control Points > Victory Points

For example if two players have the same amount of tournament points from Games won. Their placing will then be decided by who obtained the most control points during their 4 games. If this amount is equal it will fall to Victory Points to determine the final placement of the two players.

Tournament points are also awarded for painting as follows.
Well painted models with detail and basing 2 points
Painted and based models 1 point
Unpainted models no basing 0 points
These points are added to a players Win/Draw/Loss score so make sure your models are looGauntlet good and ready to go.

There are four rounds to the Iron Gauntlet Tournament. Three rounds are played using your 35 point list and one round is played with your 25 point Mangled Metal/Tooth and Claw. These rounds will be played using variations of the current Steamroller scenarios.. The scenarios we are using will be revealed on the day so as to encourage the most rounded army lists possible. This prevents building with the scenario in mind. You must come with your pre selected force and adapt to the conditions of the battlefield, whatever they may be.

Entry to the event is going to cost £10 for the entire day, £7.50 for IHG members
Payments can be made by Paypal to don’t forget to send it as a gift. Payments must be received by Friday 22/07/10. We recommend you email Ironhaven at to let us know you’ve paid just to be sure. We hope to see you there.

Any questions can be directed to or by visiting our forum then go to ‘Tournaments at the Haven’ thread

The tournament is going to run on Saturday the 23rd July at the Ironhaven Games, Exeter. Start at 10am and we aim to finish by 6pm.

Iron Haven Games
Unit 49, Exeter Business Centre
39 Marsh Green Road West
Marsh Barton
07775 030937

I will be there with the ever faithful Talion Charter. Fighting for blood and coin!

Thats all for now,
Hendy out

Saturday 18 June 2011

New PP Minis spotted at Lock & Load thanks to Guts and Gears

Hi all, just a quick post today.
Some new minis have been spotted at the Privateers Press first Lock & Load gaming event by Sam of the Guts and Gears podcast.
His reporting thread on the PP fourms can be found >>HERE<< and has lots more pictures.

Right, time for some pics.
The first one isnt really a mini. Its more of a massive.
A lifesize Ironclad!!!!

Thats alot of metal. I like it.

And keeping with Cygnar, a possible new plastic Jack kit

One of my faourite Jacks from the new Wrath expansion

Next we have one of the sculpters mock ups of the Circle Orboros Battle Engine.

I dont even play Circle but I want one of these. Cant wait to see what it looks like when its finished.

The begginings of a flying Skorne Warbeast

Going to be keeping a close eye on the progress of this one. As I know already that a couple of the local players will be picking it up.

The long awaited Epic Alexia. Paint in progress

Stunning. Just stunning. I dont think there are any other words for it.

And one of the many new additions from Battlefoam

This has just been added to my xmas list. My Warmachine Battlefoam will go very nicely ontop of this one.

So thats the new shinyness for now. But thats just the current reports from day one of 2!
Keep on checking Sams thread above for more info and reports.

Hendy out
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