Privateer Press: Meet The Northkin

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Privateer Press’ latest theme force, the Northkin, have just been announced.

If you really dug the trenchers, you’re sure to think PP’s next themed force, the Northkin are really cool. No? That one got an icy reception? Gonna give them the child shoulder?

Alright, I’m contractually obligated to stop now, but you get the idea. The newest theme force is all about the icy northland, exploring a branch of Trollkin that charge into battle along side battle bears. If that’s not enough to convince you, I don’t know what will, that’s all I want out of life. You could drop the trolls, even, just battle bears.

But the Northkin sound amazing. They embrace everything that folks like about the trollkin. They’re about fun and laughter and drinking and fighting. These larger than life trolls know that the world is miserable, so you may as well have fun in spite of it.

This makes the 3rd Winter Themed Force in the Iron Kingdoms.

via Privateer Press

The Northkin theme force delves into the relatively unexplored trollkin culture of these northern trollbloods and features 10 new models for the Faction, including all-new Northkin Raiders, a new warlock Kolgrima Stonetruth, and the massive Hearthgut Hooch Hauler. Additionally, the new Northkin Army Theme Box features the Trollkin Chieftain Valka Curseborn and the new Northkin Bear Handler & Battle Bears. Combined with the currently available Trollkin Battlegroup Starter Box, the theme box allows players to field a complete 35-point Northkin army.

“Since the beginning of HORDES, the Trollbloods have been a proud and determined people, standing firm and stoic in the face of grim adversity,” Executive Director William Shick said. “However, while the Northkin also face the same struggle for survival as their better-known southern kin, these alcohol-swigging, battle-loving, fiery Trollbloods present a wholly different outlook and lust for life. Rather than face the constant warfare surrounding them with grim determination, they actually revel in the chance to constantly test themselves in the crucible of combat. And I think this very different outlook on life really comes through when playing the army on the tabletop.”

The limited-edition Northkin Force Box is available for $189.99 MSRP and contains an eight-page Northkin Primer, which introduces players to the theme force background and rules.

As with all theme force releases, the Northkin Forces is being further supported in the all-new No Quarter Prime magazine, launching alongside of the Northkin Theme Force in November. No Quarter Prime #2 (street date November 22) includes an extensive feature covering in depth the history, culture, and warrior traditions of the Northkin. The theme force feature also includes the rules for the theme force, all-new scenarios and game-modifying rules inspired by the theme force, and a squad list that allows players to play the theme in Company of Iron, Privateer Press’s brand-new skirmish game for WARMACHINE and HORDES, which was released in October of this year.

What do you think the next themed force after this will be?

  • marxlives

    With the majority of trollbloods now living in the archipelagos between the Iron Kingdoms and Skorne country. I am glad that they are releases a Northkin force. Trolls are no longer caught between an impossible situation. They have real territories and they are angry.