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Criterion

Oct 16 2018

Criterion is a narrative league for WARMACHINE & HORDES that celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of WARMACHINE by putting the players right in the action of some of western Immoren’s best-known battles throughout history. From the rebellion against the Orgoth to the First Cygnaran Civil War, players will relive these historic moments on the tabletop in their own way, no matter which Faction they bring to battle.

Wins and losses are not tracked in Criterion, as this league is purely for the fun of the game, but participants can earn special prizes, including special WARMACHINE 15-year anniversary patches and coins.

Criterion 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 Announces Kickstarter Special Edition of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL]

Oct 8 2018

Privateer Press Announces Kickstarter Special Edition of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL]

October 8, 2018

 

Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has announced that it will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign based on player-demand for a second edition of its popular out-of-print game LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL]. OMEGA PROTOCOL is a tactical miniatures-based board game for 2-6 players set in a secret government facility that has been overrun by an alien menace that threatens the existence of all humanity. The Kickstarter campaign for the new edition will give backers the opportunity to acquire not only the updated game but also bonus contents and even a copy of the game’s sequel, EXTREME PREJUDICE.

The campaign will launch October 15 and run through October 31. Privateer Press expects to ship the game and its bonus contents in June 2019.

“Ever since OMEGA PROTOCOL sold out in 2016, we’ve received numerous and frequent inquiries about when it might come back,” says Privateer Press’ owner and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “But we can’t gauge an accurate demand on a reprint through traditional channels, and speculating on a new print run for a product of this size is too risky, so we’re turning to Kickstarter as a tool to determine the true demand and whether or not there is enough to warrant a second edition.”

Bonus contents will include a brand-new miniature, new game cards, new room tiles, and more. Backers who already own a copy of the original OMEGA PROTOCOL will be able to acquire these bonus contents as a separate tier while backers who are first-time players will be able to acquire the second edition of the game as well as the bonus contents in a different tier.

The LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] Kickstarter campaign can be found beginning October 15 at kickstarter.com.

 

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 Launches Subscriptions for Legend of the Five Rings MiniCrate Line

Oct 2 2018

Privateer Press Launches Subscriptions for Legend of the Five Rings MiniCrate Line

October 01, 2018

 

Bellevue, WA — In collaboration with Fantasy Flight Games, Privateer Press, publishers of WARMACHINE and HORDES, is now offering a new line of exclusive Legend of the Five Rings miniatures through its MiniCrate subscription service. MiniCrate is a service that delivers exclusive, limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month. Based on the Legend of the Five Rings property and the recent hit Living Card Game® from Fantasy Flight Games, the new MiniCrate subscription series features a range of miniatures from Rokugan’s illustrious pantheon of characters.

The first miniature in the series will be the iconic Dragon Clan Champion Togashi Yokuni.

“Enthusiasm for our WARMACHINE and HORDES MiniCrate line has surpassed our wildest expectations in this first year,” said Privateer Press founder and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “Now we’re honored to be working with Fantasy Flight Games and one of the greatest worlds in gaming to bring these characters to life as beautiful, collectible miniatures for the fans of Legend of the Five Rings.”

The MiniCrate Legend of the Five Rings program is currently offered as a monthly subscription service monthly ($16.99) or as a six-month VIP subscription ($98.99). Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. International costs will vary.

As a special bonus for six-month subscribers, members who sign up for the longer subscription will receive a free bonus seventh miniature. Thereafter, with each six-month renewal, subscribers will receive an additional bonus miniature as part of their subscriptions.

The first bonus miniature for Legend of the Five Rings will be one of the fabled Naga Hunters.

The Togashi Yokuni miniature will be shipped in January 2019. Subscribers who sign up by December 5, 2018, will receive Togashi Yokuni as their first model.

Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run.

Subscribers can sign up now for memberships at www.mini-crate.com/l5r/.  

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.

About Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a pioneering publisher of board games, Living Card Games®, miniatures games, roleplaying games, and digital games. Established in 1997, it has earned a reputation for its top-level production values, epic themes, and immersive gameplay. Many of FFG’s most popular titles are based on beloved licenses. Fantasy Flight Games is a subsidiary of Paris-based Asmodee Group, a leading global publisher of games.

For more information, visit our website at www.fantasyflightgames.com. You can also find us on Facebook and follow @FFGames on Twitter.

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September 2018 Dynamic Update Developer's Notes

Sep 28 2018

September 2018 Dynamic Update Developer’s Notes: Retribution CID

Below are changes that came out of the Retribution of Scyrah CID. Our thanks to all who participated in this CID cycle!

 

Cryx

Severa Blacktide

Add the following to end of Chain Attack: Vortex Blast:

“Models boxed by Vortex Blast are removed from play.”

Severa’s Vortex Blast received updated wording because of the corresponding changes to the Deamon.

Retribution

Lord Ghyrrshyld, the Forgiven

Replace feat with Whispers of the Veld.

Feat: Whispers of the Veld

When an enemy model without Immunity: Cold destroys or removes from play one or more friendly models in Ghyrrshyld’s control range with a melee attack, the enemy model becomes stationary for one round after the attack is resolved. Additionally, when a friendly living Faction warrior model is destroyed by an enemy attack or collateral damage from an enemy attack while in Ghyrrshyld’s control range, Ghyrrshyld gains the destroyed model’s soul token. After Ghyrrshyld replenishes his focus during your next Control Phase, replace each soul token on him with 1 focus point, then Whispers of the Veld expires.

Cut Backlash, Frost Field, Hex Blast, and Mage Sight.

Gain Freezing Mist, Dauntless Resolve, Light of Wrath, and Hand of Ice.

Dauntless Resolve     2     6     –     –     UP     No

Target friendly Faction warrior model/unit gains +3 ARM and Tough . Models are not affected while out of formation.

Freezing Mist     2     Ctrl     3     –     RND     No

Place a 3˝ AOE cloud effect completely within the spellcaster’s control range. While in the AOE, models without Immunity: Cold suffer –2 to their attack rolls. The AOE remains in play for one round.

Hand of Ice     2      8     –     –     UP     Yes

Target model/unit suffers –2 ARM unless it has Immunity: Cold .

Light of Wrath     3     8     4     13     *     Yes

Models hit by Light of Wrath lose Stealth and suffer –2 DEF for one turn.

Goreshade 4 received a substantial overhaul. We focused on the themes of light and cold magic when reevaluating Goreshade 4. A mostly new spell list and feat really show the flavor of Goreshade the Forgiven.

Ravyn, The Eternal Light

Warjack points 28.

Gain Sprint:

Sprint - At the end of an activation in which it destroyed or removed from play one or more enemy models with melee attacks, this model can immediately make a full advance, then its activation ends.

Blade gains Weapon Master .

Cut Eliminator and Vortex of Destruction.

Gain Countermeasure and Open Fire:

Countermeasure     2     6     –     –     UP     No

While within 5˝ of target friendly Faction model/unit, enemy models cannot make ranged attacks.

Open Fire     2     Ctrl     –     –     –     No

Target warjack in this model’s battlegroup that is in its control range can immediately make one basic melee or ranged attack. A model can be targeted by Open Fire only once per turn.

Ravyn was focused to be a solid personal threat while also supporting her army in the early game. Spells like Countermeasure exemplify her skill against opposing forces and her great tactical prowess. Open Fire combines very nicely with her feat and Snipe while also creating a new option for her to use before committing to the fight herself.

Daemon

Cost 14.

Add the following to end of Vortex Blast:

“Models boxed by Vortex Blast are removed from play.”

The Daemon received a minor cost reduction and some additional utility to carve out a niche for the myrmidon.

Discordia

Change text of Bond to:

Bond [Rahn] - If this model begins the game in Rahn’s battlegroup, it is bonded to him. This model is not considered to be bonded while under your opponent's control. When this model uses its Imprint while it is bonded to Rahn and in his control range, Rahn also gains Kinetic Field for one round.

Change Brain Damage on the Sonic Pulse Cannon to Deafen:

Deafen - A model hit by this weapon suffers –2 DEF and cannot give or receive orders for one round.

Discordia was changed to be a less polarizing model while also giving a stronger bond to Rahn. Its addition in the Forges of War theme force should also incentivize Discordia’s inclusion in lists.

Gorgon

Change Polarity Cannon RNG to SP 8.

Retribution has few spray attacks. Adding SP 8 to the Gorgon gives it an interesting and unique place in the Faction.

Hyperion

Cost 32.

Starburst RNG 12.

Hyperion received a rather significant point drop. While this colossal is not particularly flashy, it makes up for the lack of special rules with solid stats and great offensive output for its point cost.

Hypnos

Cost 17.

Hypnos was already a solid warjack; a minor point decrease will help it leverage its unique rules in more lists.

Imperatus

Cost 20.

MAT 8.

Imperatus’ drop in points combined with MAT 8 will make it a quality combat-heavy myrmidon.

Moros

SPD 7.

Gain Parry .

Blade melee range 1”

Moros received some efficiency updates. Parry combines nicely with Acrobatics and SPD 7 lets him reach slightly farther into enemy lines. Additional melee range is always a nice bump and allows Moros to affect more models.

Phoenix

Cost 17.

MAT 7.

The Pheonix is now the premier non-character melee-heavy myrmidon of the Faction.

Dawnguard Destors

Cut Assault , Gunfighter , and Quick Work.

Gain Dual Attack:

Dual Attack - This model can make melee and ranged attacks in the same activation. When this model makes its initial melee attacks or a power attack, it can also make its initial ranged attacks. This model can make ranged attacks even while in melee.

Lance Cannon POW 14.

Lance gains Close Volley:

Close Volley - When this model directly hits a model with this weapon, this model’s ranged attacks against that model automatically hit for one turn.

A reworking of the Destors’ special rules brought the unit to where we really wanted it to be. A mixed melee and ranged unit, the Destors are now a rather unique unit in the game in how it plays and the roles it can fill.

Dawnguard Invictors

Cost 9/15.

A slight cost reduction will keep Invictors in line with similar options in the game.

Dawnguard Invictor Officer & Standard

Add Tactics: Reposition [3”]:

Tactics: Reposition [3˝] - Models in this unit gain Reposition [3˝]. (At the end of an activation in which it did not run or fail a charge, a model with Reposition [3˝] can advance up to 3˝, then its activation ends.)

Players found Invictors to be a little below the curve. Adding Reposition gives them a bump in power level while also thematically tying in to their rigorous training.

House Shyeel Battle Mages

Cost 8.

FA 4.

Cut Force Barrier.

Add Set Defense:

Set Defense - A model in this model’s front arc suffers –2 on charge, slam power attack, and impact attack rolls against this model.

Power Gauntlets RNG 1.

House Shyeel Battle Mages have undergone a rather large rework and reevaluation of what they were. Now playing a pseudo-combat/pseudo-support role, Battle Mages can leverage Force Bolt as a board-control piece while also playing as a frontline screening unit.

Mage Hunter Infiltrators

Cost 9/15.

Blades gain Combo Strike:

Combo Strike (Attack) - Make a melee attack. Instead of making a normal damage roll, the POW of the damage roll is equal to this model’s STR plus twice the POW of this weapon.

Infiltrators had their damage output increased substantially with the addition of Combo Strike, making them the hardest-hitting unit in the Shadows of the Retribution theme force.

Mage Hunter Strike Force

Gain Combined Ranged Attack .

Combined ranged attack makes the Strike Force a solid threat to a variety of opposing models while making them potentially very powerful against warjacks.

Mage Hunter Strike Force Commander

Gain Combined Ranged Attack .

Gain Granted: Arcane Ammo:

Granted: Arcane Ammo - While this model is in formation, the ranged weapons of models in this unit gain Damage Type: Magical .

The Strike Force Commander adds a little more utility than it previously did to the unit, further diversifying the range of opposing models this unit can successfully engage.

Stormfall Archers

Add “Houseguard” to sub-header.

A small but relevant change, adding Houseguard to the unit’s type will allow a multitude of special rules to function with this unit.

Dawnguard Destor Thane

Cut Assault , Gunfighter , and Quick Work.

Gain Dual Attack:

Dual Attack - This model can make melee and ranged attacks in the same activation. When this model makes its initial melee attacks or a power attack, it can also make its initial ranged attacks. This model can make ranged attacks even while in melee.

Lance Cannon ROF d3, POW 14.

Lance gains Close Volley:

Close Volley - When this model directly hits a model with this weapon, this model’s ranged attacks against that model automatically hit for one turn.

The Destor Thane received an update very similar to the Destors.

House Shyeel Artificer

Replace the text of Drive: Field Reinforcement with the following:

Drive: Field Reinforcement - When a warjack under this model’s control activates in this model’s command range, remove d3 damage points from the warjack’s force field unless the warjack’s Field Generator system is crippled.

Change the text of Force Wall (★Action) to the following:

Force Wall (Action) - RNG 6. Target friendly Faction model/unit. If the model/unit is in range, it gains Force Barrier for one round.

Increase Magic Ability to 7.

Add Set Defense:

Set Defense - A model in this model’s front arc suffers –2 on charge, slam power attack, and impact attack rolls against this model.

Power Gauntlets RNG 1.

The Artificer has become a powerful support piece with solid combat potential. Force Wall is a strong ability to apply to units. Increasing the amount of themes the Artificer is available in should help open up options for the Faction.

House Shyeel Magister

CMD 9.

Cut Force Barrier.

Add Set Defense:

Set Defense - A model in this model’s front arc suffers –2 on charge, slam power attack, and impact attack rolls against this model.

Add Veteran Leader [Shyeel trooper]:

Veteran Leader [Shyeel trooper] - While in this model’s command range, Shyeel trooper models gain +1 to attack rolls.

Power Gauntlets RNG 1.

The Magister has been upgraded to a leader-style unit for Shyeel armies with the inclusion of Veteran Leader and has become a staple of the Forges of War theme force.

Theme Forces

Retribution Theme Force: Defenders of Ios:

Defenders of Ios received several updates that open up the theme to a lot of new options. Opening up the units that are affected by the benefits let players explore several new army builds in this theme force.

Army Composition. Cut “Stormfall Archer units” the army composition section.

Change the third benefit to the following:

Retribution solos, House Vyre Electromancer units, and Stormfall Archer units in this army gain Reposition [3˝]. (At the end of an activation it did not run or fail a charge, a model with Reposition [3˝] can advance up to 3˝, then its activation ends.)

Change the fourth benefit to the following:

For every Houseguard unit in the army, one Retribution unit in this army can gain Advance Move. (Before the start of the game but after both players have deployed, a model with Advance Move can make a full advance.)

Retribution Theme Force: Forges of War:

Forges of War underwent a rework of its army composition rules. It is no longer specifically focused on Shyeel myrmidons; it is now focused specifically on Shyeel models in general, allowing for a much larger diversity of builds.

Add “Discordia”, “Solos with the Battlegroup Controller special rule”, “Fane Knight Guardian”, and “Dawnguard Trident battle engines” to the Army Composition section.

Change the second benefit to the following:

For every full 30 points of Shyeel models/units in this army, you can add one Retribution solo or House Shyeel Arcanist unit to the army free of cost. Free models/units do not count toward the total point value of Shyeel models/units in the army when calculating this bonus.

Retribution Theme Force: Legions of Dawn:

Legions of Dawn underwent a substantial rework of its benefits and model inclusion. The addition of many support options and Imperatus increases the variety of opposing armies this list can compete against.

Add “Imperatus”, “Ghost Sniper”, “Fane Knight Guardian”, “House Shyeel Artificer”, “Lys Healer”, and “Soulless Tracer” to the Army Composition section.

Change the second benefit to the following:

For every full 20 points of Dawnguard models/units in this army, you can add one Dawnguard command attachment or small- or medium-based Retribution solo to the army free of cost. Free models do not count toward the total point value of Dawnguard models/units in the army when calculating this bonus.

Change the third benefit to the following:

Retribution warjacks in this army can ignore friendly Dawnguard models when determining LOS. Retribution warjacks in this army can advance through friendly Dawnguard models if they have enough movement to move completely past them.

Change the fourth benefit to the following:

You gain +1 to your starting roll for the game.

Retribution Theme Force: Shadows of the Retribution:

Shadows of the Retribution’s benefits changed to allow a much more thematic and interesting style of army.

Add “Moros”, “Lys Healer”, and “Fane Knight Guardian” to the Army Composition section.

Change the second benefit to the following:

For every full 20 points of Retribution units in this army, you can add one Retribution command attachment or Retribution 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.

Change the fourth benefit to the following: 

One unit of Mage Hunter Infiltrators without a command attachment gains Ambush. (You can choose not to deploy a unit with Ambush at the start of the game. If it is not deployed normally, you can put it into play at the end of any of your Control Phases after your first turn. When you do, choose any table edge except the back of your opponent’s deployment zone. Place the unit with Ambush completely within 3˝ of the chosen table edge.)

Longest Night 2018

Sep 17 2018

Longest Night 2018 is a Halloween-themed casual event that promotes candy, costumes, and some good old-fashioned tabletop carnage.

This event is designed to be a single-day casual event and is played with 25-, 50-, or 75-point armies. Players are welcome to change their army size, army list, and even their Faction from game to game. The Event Organizer (EO) is not required to make round pairings, and there are no round timers. Instead, players find a willing opponent, throw down using the special scenarios and rules in this document, and walk away with some fantastic prizes no matter how many victories they achieve!

In other words, this event isn’t about being the best. It’s about battle for the sake of battle. Oh, and candy, lots of candy. Costume contests, too!

Longest Night 2018 Event rules can be found here.

Farewell to No Quarter Prime

Aug 31 2018

For thirteen years, No Quarter magazine (redubbed No Quarter Prime this past year) has come out like clockwork every two months, delivering a wide variety of mostly WARMACHINE and HORDES content with the occasional drop-in from some of Privateer’s many other game products. Over the past year, after relaunching as No Quarter Prime, we have produced some of the most expansive and detailed content for the history of the Iron Kingdoms and the Factions of WARMACHINE and HORDES ever released. We have tackled each issue with excitement for the subjects covered in the magazine, and we hope that our readers have enjoyed reading them as much as we did making them.

Sadly, the epic run for this great magazine has come to an end, and we must announce the retirement of No Quarter Prime. The limitations of print and the shifting preference among consumers for digital platforms have been increasingly felt. In keeping up with the times, we are redirecting our publishing resources to the creation of WARMACHINE and HORDES content that will be delivered online, taking advantage of the faster, more dynamic, and more responsive content capabilities that only digital delivery can offer.

We will miss the pallets of freshly printed magazines showing up and shipping out of our warehouse every two months the way one would miss a great friendship that is ending after so many years. But we are excited to be able to bring players of all of Privateer’s games more streaming and downloadable content in the future. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to dig into the nooks and crannies of the Iron Kingdoms, expand upon the iconic Factions of WARMACHINE and HORDES, and cover the latest events in a world besieged by a Monsterpocalypse, all through content delivered via our website. And we’ve even got a brand-new website design to unveil soon that will make this digital content all the more pleasing to digest.

For any subscribers with outstanding subscriptions, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of the end of No Quarter Prime’s publication. Please check your email for information regarding your forthcoming refund options on your remaining subscription, which will be handled for you as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.

We want to thank our readers for your many years of support. It has been a pleasure to bring you No Quarter for over a dozen years. Please stick with us as we now change course and continue to bring you new content through a variety of mediums, building upon the legacy of what was born in the pages of our favorite magazine publication of all time.

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