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March 2019 Grymkin CID Developer's Notes

Mar 26 2019

We are making a clarification change to Alchemical Mask. This should clear up some confusing wording on how Alchemical Mask relates to clouds, and the concealment granted by those clouds. The previous wording resulted in some overly complex and confusing rulings we had to make, so we decided to just alter the wording to ensure it reads much smoother. Each the models listed below are every model in WARMACHINE & HORDES with Alchemical Mask, and this new text has been updated on all their cards to reflect the change.

Assault Kommander Strakhov & Kommandos

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Kommander Oleg Strakhov

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Assault Kommandos

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Assault Kommando Flame Thrower

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Aurum Adeptus Syvestro

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Combat Alchemists

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Hutchuk, Ogrun Bounty Hunter

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Splatter Boar

Change the text of Alchemical Mask to:

Alchemical Mask - This model does not suffer gas effects. When determining LOS or resolving attacks, this model ignores cloud effects and concealment granted from cloud effects.

Grymkin

Piggybacks

ARM 14.

We made a small adjustment to Piggybacks (and by extension, the new Piggyback Officer) in the Grymkin CID to give them a small boost to their ARM, from 13 to 14. We found that at their previous ARM, they were just a tad too soft defensively unless you also brought along a Death Knell, which heavily influenced their opportunity cost in lists. This change means they are suitably tough without the Death Knell or reach more elite levels of durability when paired with one.

We think this change allows the Piggybacks to be included in more lists without soaking up too many points of support unless you really want to commit to a particularly sturdy army that favors soaking up the enemy alpha strike, which should give players a bit more flexibility in list building.

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Theme

Grymkin Theme Force: Dark Menagerie

Add “Malady Man units” and “Baron Tonguelick, Lord of Warts” to the Army Composition section.

We added two of the new model entries to Dark Menagerie. Baron Tonguelick, as the new attachment, is an obvious addition. However, the Malady Man is a tad more of an edge case addition. Our decision was to provide an alternative, cheap unit to a theme force that specializes in an extremely large and diverse warbeast package. Even though we don’t expect the Malady Man to fit into every Dark Menagerie army, we wanted to give the players the option of an accessible unit for scoring, contesting, and other uses.

 

Grymkin Theme Force: Bump in the Night

Add “Baron Tonguelick, Lord of Warts” and “Grave Ghoul solos” to the Army Composition section.

Change the second benefit to the following:

For every 20 points of Grymkin units and Grymkin battle engines in this army, you can add one Malady Man unit, command attachment, or solo to the army free of cost. Free command attachments do not count toward the total point value of units in the army when calculating this bonus.

Much the same as above, we have added the new model entries to Bump in the Night. Remember, Bump in the Night automatically includes all Grymkin units, which means the Malady Man is an automatic addition to the theme force. Additionally, the have added the Malady Man as one of the free options in Bump in the Night. This should provide some creative list building options, and the new Neigh Slayer Warhorse and Piggyback Officer should also breath some new life into their respective units and how they are utilized on the battlefield.

 

 

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Stormbreak

Mar 8 2019

Stormbreak is a one-month narrative league for WARMACHINE and HORDES that is part of the larger narrative event centered on the occupation (and potential liberation) of Llael. The previous chapter of this event was Winter Rampage 2019, in which players affected the outcome of the battle at Riversmet. Stormbreak focuses on the next major battle in this saga, the Siege of Merwyn.

The imperial occupants of Llael, Khador, are constructing something that could change the face of war in the Iron Kingdoms forever. Utilizing technology stolen from Zu, Khadoran engineers are building a super-weapon in the city of Merwyn. As a result, the city is completely locked down by the Khadoran Invaders—the only way the Llaelese Liberators can hope to stop the construction of this super-weapon is through war. Of course, not everyone converging on Merwyn has Llael’s best interests at heart—some care only about their own ill-gotten gains, Opportunists looking to make quick coin off the suffering of others.

As a participant, you must decide which Agenda you will join: the imperial Invaders, the vengeful Liberators, or the cunning Opportunists. The results of your battles will massively affect the final narrative event in this saga at Lock & Load GameFest 2019, an event that will decide the ultimate fate of Llael.

Wins and losses are reported online each week, the global results determining the overall winning Agenda of this event. In-store participants can earn special Tank Commander participation patches by playing league games throughout the event.

Stormbreak rules can be found here.

Prize kits can be purchased through distribution, or our online store (viewable only when logged into a registered retail account) here.

Privateer Press Welcomes Bob Watts as new Chief Executive Officer

Jan 22 2019

Bellevue, WA, Release: January 22, 2019: For Immediate Release

Privateer Press, Inc. has hired industry veteran and long-time licensing partner Bob Watts as Chief Executive Officer.

Bob Watts joins Privateer Press with 40 years of experience in the gaming industry. He started his career as a metal miniatures caster and worked his way into management in charge of sales, marketing, R&D, and the opening of new production facilities in the U.S. and abroad for multiple companies. Over the years, he has served as CEO & Founder of Sabertooth Games (LotR CMG, 40K CCG), Vice President of Wizards of the Coast (M:TG CCG, Dungeons & Dragons RPG), President & Founder of Heartbreaker Hobbies (Warzone, James Bond CCG, DoomTrooper CCG), President of Games Workshop North America (Warhammer 40K), and most recently as the President of Cerberus Entertainment, overseeing the production and sales of Privateer Press products in the EU.

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“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to work with Bob as a more intrinsic part of our organization,” said founder and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “Besides the positive direct working relationship we’ve had with Bob over the past 15 years, his background in all aspects of the business—design, sales, production, and logistics—makes him the perfect person to develop Privateer’s business to the next level in ways that we could not have achieved before.”

As CEO, Bob Watts will oversee the day-to-day administration of Privateer Press as well as the company’s future development, supported by Privateer’s President, Sherry Yeary, and CCO, Matt Wilson. Privateer expects that having Bob Watts involved in the daily operations of the company while still being involved in Privateer Press EU will help promote greater consistency and quality of service to customers in the UK & EU.

Bob Watts said, “Privateer Press is a company full of talented people who design and produce great games and miniatures. It is a privilege to be asked to join this industry leader and to be part of the continued success with the present portfolio of products, along with new opportunities that lie before us.”

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 Prime 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 www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

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Privateer Press Will Be At Las Vegas Open 2019

Jan 17 2019

Las Vegas Open 2019 is quickly approaching, and you won’t want to miss out!

https://www.lasvegasopen.net/

Join us February 8th through the 10th at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas for three days of wargaming, socializing, and general mayhem! There’s plenty to keep you busy at LVO, including Privateer Press and other vendors, painting and terrain classes, and social events for those who may not be gaming during the day. But if that’s not enough, it’s Vegas, baby—there’s entertainment and diversions around every neon-lit corner!

  • Play on elaborate custom tables:

    LVO
    LVO

  • Compete for great prizes:
    • Iron Gauntlet qualifier spot
    • WARMACHINE Weekend qualifier spot
    • WTC qualifier spot
    • $500 flight voucher for L&L/WMW/LVO
    • Tons of other great prizes and swag!

      LVO

    • Multiple events for both competitive and casual players:
      • Champions qualifier
      • Steamroller finals qualifier
      • Who’s the Boss?!
      • Caster Draft
      • Scrambles
      • Open play

    We look forward to seeing all our friends, and hope to make some new ones this year! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us through the website at https://www.lasvegasopen.net/!

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    Privateer Press' Latest Organized Play Event Advances the Iron Kingdoms Story

    Jan 15 2019

    January 15, 2019

    Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press’ first Organized Play event of 2019 for WARMACHINE and HORDES, Winter Rampage, launched this month with a twist: outcomes of players’ participation in the story-driven event directly impact the games’ overall setting.

    At the center of this single-day event lies the war-torn nation of Llael, which is besieged by Iron Kingdoms enemies on one side but protected by allies on the other. As players participate in the growing narrative to determine the fate of the nation, the Organized Play team at Privateer collates player reports to determine the next part of the story. These outcomes are then incorporated into the setting’s latest work of fiction, the third installment in author Aeryn Rudel’s Acts of War series. Part I of Stormbreak has already been published (http://privateerpress.com/organized-play/winter-rampage), and part II is being drafted as reports are submitted.

    “The story will continue to evolve through our annual Privateer Press convention, Lock & Load GameFest,” says Lead Developer William Hungerford. “Over the course of three different events, we’ll see if Llael is liberated from or dominated by its enemies.”

    There’s still time for players to get in on the action and determine the course of the Iron Kingdoms history. Retailers are able to obtain Winter Rampage 2019 Prize Kits by logging into their accounts on the official Privateer Press store (store.privateerpress.com), and they can continue to host and report events through January 31, 2019, in order to impact the story.

    The next event begins in April. The ongoing installments of Stormbreak, reflecting player input from this first Winter Rampage even, will be available for free through the Privateer Press Organized Play site.

    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 Prime 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 www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

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    Privateer Press Announces Art of Privateer Press Kickstarter

    Jan 14 2019

    Privateer Press Announces Kickstarter Launch of THE ART OF PRIVATEEER PRESS Book

    January 14, 2019

    Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has announced that on Monday, January 14, it will launch a Kickstarter campaign for The Art of Privateer Press, an art book requested by fans of Privateer Press’ games for nearly 20 years. Illustrations will come from Privateer’s multiple fantasy and science-fiction worlds, including the Iron Kingdoms, WARMACHINE, HORDES, Level 7, and more. In addition to a full-color hardback—with a minimal page count of 144 pages and a final page count determined by pledges that unlock stretch goals—the campaign will also include a preview miniature, J.A.I.M., otherwise known as the Iron Maiden, from a future Privateer Press game and, at higher levels, sketchbooks of concept art pieces, some of which have never been published before.

    The campaign will launch January 14 and run through January 25. Privateer Press expects to ship the preview miniature in May and the sketchbooks and book itself in fall 2019.

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    “We’ve intended to do this book for many years now,” says Privateer Press’ owner and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “Players, fans, and art collectors have been asking since we launched WARMACHINE for compilations of the illustrations we provide to bring life to our worlds. Now, thousands of images later, we’re ready to bring some of the best pieces together in one special edition.”

    Backers will find a wide variety of different pledge levels to consider—from digital content to limited-edition sketchbook options, all of which include the Iron Maiden miniature. The miniature itself has been designed to be playable in every WARMACHINE and HORDES game Faction to ensure the broadest appeal to players, and all backers will have their names included in the book’s dedication.

    The Art of Privateer Press Kickstarter campaign can be found beginning January 14 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/the-art-of-privateer....

    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 Prime 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 www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

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