New Warmachine / Hordes Starters Hit Stores

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Privateer has two awesome starter boxes for V3 on the shelves this week.  Get your wallet ready.

Look what just hit retail shelves.  The time to get into Warmachine/Hordes is now!

The WARMACHINE Two-Player Battlebox is designed to be a complete WARMACHINE experience for two players right out of the box. Inside, you’ll find two full battlegroups and two full units, along with a core rules digest, in-depth tutorial guide, dice, ruler, battle map, and a special narrative scenario—everything two players need to jump right into the game.

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.

CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TWO-PLAYER GAME.

WARMACHINE: Prime Digest Rulebook, Basic Training Tutorial Guide, Battle Map, 4 dice, 18″ ruler, 20 focus tokens, 6 spell tokens, and 28 plastic WARMACHINE models with corresponding color stat cards.

Cryx

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  • Cryx Introductory Guide
  • Warcaster Bane Witch Agathia
  • Slayer Heavy Warjack
  • Reaper Heavy Warjack
  • Deathripper light warjack
  • Bane Warrior Unit (10 models)

 

Cygnar

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  • Cygnar Introductory Guide
  • Warcaster Major Beth Maddox
  • Ironclad Heavy Warjack
  • Lancer Light Warjack
  • Firefly Light Warjack
  • Stormguard Unit (10 models)

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HORDES Two Player Battle Box $89.99

The HORDES Two-Player Battlebox is designed to be a complete HORDES experience for two players right out of the box. Inside, you’ll find two full battlegroups and two full units, along with a core rules digest, in-depth tutorial guide, dice, ruler, battle map, and a special narrative scenario—everything two players need to jump right into the game.

HORDES 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 a fierce warrior-sorcerer called a Warlock and her mighty Warbeasts–massive and terrifying monstrosities–as you battle to destroy the enemy Warlock.

CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TWO-PLAYER GAME.

HORDES: Primal Digest Rulebook, Basic Training Tutorial Guide, Battle Map, 4 dice, 18″ ruler, 30 fury tokens, 6 spell tokens, and 28 plastic HORDES models with corresponding color stat cards.

Trollbloods

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  • Trollbloods Introductory Guide
  • Warlock Ragnor Skysplitter, The Runemaster
  • Troll Impaler Light Warbeast
  • Troll Bouncer Light Warbeast
  • Troll Axer Light Warbeast
  • Trollkin Fennblade Unit (10 models)

 

Skorne

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  • Skorne Introductory Guide
  • Warlock Beastmaster Xekaar
  • Titan Gladiator Heavy Warbeast
  • Cyclops Raider Light Warbeast
  • Cyclops Savage Light Warbeast
  • Praetorian Swordsmen Unit (10 models)

 

~These two are a super value for what’s in the box. So get together with a friend and pick one up.  The Iron Kingdoms await!

 

 

  • ZeeLobby

    Such a good deal. It’s too bad my Skorne and Trollblood playing friends already own what’s in the boxes. We were looking at them yesterday.

    • Aezeal

      Hmmm actually I’d say GW boxes are better value for money (when I look at the storm cast vs bloodbound box at least).

      • ZeeLobby

        I mean, the AoS starter was the starter for a brand new game system, it should have the better deal as GW couldn’t rely on an existing player-base for sales. I like the inclusion of the player mat, even if paper. The generally accepted point value of an AoS army is still up in the air, with GH just released. Will you have to buy more premium priced models to reach that cap? Will the price balance out vs PP’s generally cheaper model prices and lower model count?

        I mean it’s clearly not just Apples to Apples unless your soul concern is price per model.

        • Aezeal

          Well GW gets compared to everything else (usually as expensive) so just comparing it internally is not how these things are generally evaluated (since all boxed sets are good deals in that way). I agree its not appels with apples since I was just mentioning model number and size vs price. The Gw models are also much better looking which would be an important factor too imho.

          • ZeeLobby

            The “look” of a model is totally subjective though. Personally I find the aesthetic of the Stormcast to be pretty boring, and a straight rip-off from Space Marines. As for the Bloodbound, many of their models are hit or miss for me. Then it also comes down to whether you’re interested in a more steam punk or high fantasy setting. So “better looking” isn’t really a factor. The one argument, that can be unconditionally made, is that the GW offering does offer more models for less money, but that’s pretty much it.

      • Richard Mitchell

        v186 public health objective

        AoS: Two Player battle box.

        $125

        4 page rulebook
        100 page background and hobby book
        12 dice
        ruler
        small transfer sheet

        Miniature and bases

        20 Bloodreavers – 32mm base
        1 Beasthandler – 40mm
        1 Lord – 60mm
        1 Khorgorath – 50mm oval

        1 Lord – 50mm oval
        1 Lord Relictor – 40mm
        3 Prosecutors – 40mm
        10 Liberators – 40mm
        3 Retributors – 40mm

        Vs.

        Basic Training Tutorial Guide – 23 pages total
        Introductory Guides for Trollbloods and Skorne – 40 pages total
        Hordes: Primal Rules Digest – 108 page full rulebook, no need to buy the General’s Handbook to play the full game ($20 dollars extra)
        Scenario Sheet
        Battle Map
        18″ Ruler
        4 Six-sided Dice
        20 Fury Tokens
        6 Spell Tokens
        Obstacle Card

        Skorne Miniatures
        – Warlock Beast Master Xekaar – 30mm
        – Cyclops Raider Light Warbeast – 40mm
        – Cyclops Savage Light Warbeast – 40mm
        – Titan Gladiator Heavy Warbeast – 50mm
        – Praetorian Swordsmen Unit (10) – 30mm

        Trollbloods Miniatures
        – Warlock Ragnor Skysplitter, the Runemaster -40mm
        – Troll Axer Light Warbeast – 40mm
        – Troll Bouncer Light Warbeast – 40mm
        – Troll Impaler Light Warbeast – 40mm
        – Trollkin Fennblades Unit (10) – 40mm

        *miniatures come with unit cards

        AoS:

        116, not to know the rules but to sell you on the fiction, the rules come later. Not the full experience. Need the Generals Handbook to have ALL the rules

        Warmahordes:

        163 pages, to have the complete rules and guide you through them, the fiction comes later. This is why a battlemap is important. It is a tool for the basic training guide. You get ALL the rules.

        AoS:

        41 models – the models showcase the brand, see Retributor below

        PP:

        28 models – the models are what is required to play a full game of Warmachine.

        Points Per force

        AoS:

        Khorn – 640/1000

        Order – 640/1000, kinda. See you only get 3 Retributors but the rules say you have to take a minimum of 5. Which means, to really play the game you are going to need to by two more of those.

        Warmahordes

        Skorne – 13/25 points,

        Trollbloods – 15/25 points

        Point costs for Warmahordes games could go from 25 to 10 point games but each set AoS and PP will require payments to get into the next level.

        For PP it would be one unit or an additional warbeast. For AoS I am not sure what would close the gap. All in all, it all boils down to what individual product costs vs standard game sizes. The 89 dollars vs 125 dollars is something to take into consideration. For the 36 dollars you can buy another kit to have a tournament worthy force. For AoS you need the Generals Handbook and additional purchases.

        • crcovar

          The general’s handbook is not mandatory.

        • Aezeal

          You are missing the 5 bigger Khorne guys and the standard bearer guy from Khorne.

        • zeno666

          Well done

    • Hawt Dawg

      Yup, if I hadn’t already been Minionising I would have bought the Hordes box and started with Skorne. This is an excellent starter deal for anyone willing to start or expand upon their Warmahordes armies.

      And lookie, lookie… Another no GW thread derailed into GW.

      What. A. Surprise.

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. Yeah. My one friend has massive dibs on Skorne, otherwise I would have probably picked them up a long time ago.

        And yeah, the comparisons will always be made, but value is never a clearcut thing, as it’s really in the eyes of the beholder. Sadly as top dog, everything gets compared to GW, so it’s just something you’ll see every time.

      • Aezeal

        Yeah quality will always show (up everywhere).

        • Hawt Dawg

          Not what I meant.

          Riddle me that.

          • Aezeal

            Aw must have misinterpreted you then.. no idea how that happened 😀