[Alternate Systems] Warmachine & Hordes

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#191 » Dec 15 2009 07:51

jentral wrote:Ok the site's been updated a lot since the last post but they're disappointing me with making a Forces book for each army now so fast. :::( Don't get me wrong it's epic win because they're adding new modles to the mix all the time and you don't really have the pay the $35 since the models rules are on the included cards anyways but they're quality in miniatures is getting up there to the point where it disturbs me a little looking at the new Pirate Queen Skarre mini.

Btw anyone know if the new plastic jacks are out yet??? I asked my local hobby schmuck to order a new Defender kit and no word. Privateer's site didn't have them priced either. :eek:


As regards to the new books coming out 'fast', its been 7 years or so since the launch of the mark 1 rules, and the mark 2 books are getting a staggered launch, not all at once. So I'm not sure what you mean by so fast or what this is in relation to.

The plastic jacks will be coming out next year. PP always put up upcoming models on their site's front page several months in advance. Most people are used to the GW way of doing things, which is to remain tight lipped until a month beforehand. The plastic jacks are set to come out over possibly February, or even January. This will be a busy pair of months for them indeed.

its worth pointing out too that PP are sending retailers new cards to put into the blisters and boxes when the mark 2 book launches next year. Free too.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#192 » Dec 15 2009 01:58

giving some serious thought to the Retribution. Is it just me, or would a lot of their stuff work well as eldar?

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#193 » Dec 15 2009 08:36

Well, if you described Eldar as elves in smooth, concaved, shiny armour. You would be correct. That exact sentence can be applied wholesale to Retribution. Personally, It looks dated to me. I'm sick of elves being done the same way, to death. Even Mantic's elves are hackneyed. I understand Elves were conceived long before any wargame, but these games wouldn't claim to be ripping off said lore. So why not actually try something new instead of trying to add to it.

Now, I'm going to be a little mean, but, I'm really sick of seeing stale elf design. I wish they would apply their infamous Warmachine motto to a few more areas :P
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#194 » Dec 21 2009 02:55

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Im very excited, as I'M a pure Butcher player, never used any other warcaster. I think the new sculpt captures his anger much better than the others.

Also, it seems Maelstrom recently put started preorders and have release dates for the new stuff. The Mark 2 book and the plastic jacks will be 27th January, as well as the new warcaster sculpts like this one and Irusk.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#195 » Dec 24 2009 03:31

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#196 » Dec 24 2009 04:07

In other news, I picked up two more of the old rulebooks as Christmas gifts to myself - I'm a fluff/artwork nut, and man if these books aren't the best for that. All I'm missing now is Apotheosis!

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#197 » Mar 05 2010 09:08

Ok out of curiousity but does anyone else see where it's starting to look a little grim for Privateer Press's miniature games Warmachine and Hordes? Hordes hasn't gotten any new minis in ages and Warmachine well is going strong still in some areas but still pushing back their multi part plastic kits and in the while technically pushing back several new Warjacks this way.

Don't get me wrong I still like their games ( currently been stuck learning Monsterpocalypse to demo at a local shop) but the lack of solid support for these two and also pumping out Faction Books to get them more sales seems like ripping GW as well as making us pay more.

So what's everyone elses opinions?
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#198 » Mar 05 2010 01:06

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I've not done anything with Warmachine recently, but I was under the impression that things were on the up-and-up for Privateer Press. For the first, they've just released a new rules set and are progressively updating each faction (with new models to boot!) - not to mention, introduced a fifth faction last year - and are working on MKII rules for the second. I don't get where this "lack of solid support" is coming from.

The faction rulebooks are a page from GW's playbook, but there was really no other way to update all four factions simultaneously. They'll return to the all-encompassing expansion releases in the future.

So no, I don't get that at all.

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#199 » Mar 05 2010 01:13

Hordes will be coming when they complete Mark II. All the new models and units will come out then and previews before that. I thought the plastic jack kits are out already. I just bought two Khador plastic jacks and I remember seeing Cygnar and Menoth jacks sitting next to it. The new jacks are delayed due to it being manufactured in China. I assume they are having quality issues and not the shipping issue they stated. Anyway, in Mark I, they were unit heavy which made it more like GW. Unlike GW, with Mark II, they have gone to a jack heavy army decreasing the model count rather than increasing it. IMO, I think the units have become more support than the main build of the army which GW pushes to buy more units to have a more feasible army. WM still has more of a Skirmish feel to it with potential of larger games/armies. GW never feels like a skirmish game.

BTW, I just got back into WM last month after a 5 year haitus.

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#200 » Mar 05 2010 09:49

Heh wonder how some shops got the plastic jacks kudos on that one. No price or anything on their site for the Ironclad/Defender/Cyclone kit or the Firefly kit but then no mention on wether it's plastic or not. Also didn't figure they were out as I've tried getting my local hobby guy to order them and he can't as well as annoying Privateer and getting pushed to another question.

As for the sixth army yeah Retribution looks cool. Tbh their jacks remind me of Protoss from Starcraft a little. Have all the books so far except for any faction ones they might've released so far. Mercenaries even got new contracts. Here's hoping maybe they put the price info and such for the new jacks back on their site.
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