Those fantastic looking bookends and premium rule books we saw at Lock & Load are now available!
I was talking with WARMACHINE and HORDES creator Matt Wilson about what we wanted to do to make the new limited editions of Prime and Primal special. We wanted to embellish it with cool stuff to make it stand out for collectors. We talked about how we could make the art treatment different, do some gilded pages, and maybe even bind in a ribbon bookmark—all things we implemented in the LE versions of the books. I didn’t feel like this was quite enough, so I just casually said, “Too bad we didn’t think to do some cool bookends.”
Matt’s eyes lit up as he responded, “You need to make that happen.”
So, that’s what I did.
First up was working with art director Mike Vaillancourt and artist Andrea Uderzo to get come concept art done. Fortunately, this team is well versed in the ’jacks and beasts of the setting (it was Andrea that drew them for the new book covers) so we were able to have final art in hand within days of dreaming this up.
Studio director Ron Kruzie got sculpting lined up and before we knew it, our madness had been given form.
During the concept and sculpting process we lined up a manufacturer, and less than four months after the initial idea had escaped my lips, I held the first proofs in my hands at its showroom in China. There I requested a few changes to the paint application, and their painter made them on the spot.
With that done, I signed off on them for production to begin. During this trip, we also worked to determine how the packages would work to keep these heavy items safe and fit the LE book in with them. We cobbled together several versions until I was satisfied that we had the best configuration and box size. Back in the office, with the specs for the package in hand, the graphic design department set about creating the box art. At the same time, there was also the whole Prime and Primal thing that they were wrapping up as well. Needless to say, we burned some midnight oil as everything came together.
My final review took place in April, back in China, where I approved the final printing on the boxes just in time for packing to begin. I was fortunate enough to get to see the final steps of production on the bookends as well. Seeing hundreds of them all lined up was quite thrilling.
It was fun and rewarding to see the small spark of an idea that I had come to life thanks to the amazing Privateer Press team. I’m fortunate to be in a position where I got to both conceive this project and usher it though all of its steps to become a reality.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed the process of getting them to you!
WARMACHINE Limited Edition Collector’s Set
PIP 1065LE WM — $149.99
HORDES Limited Edition Collector’s Set
1067LE H — $149.99
These are a great addition to any Warmachine and/or Hordes collections – show off your rule books with style
Want one of your very own? Here are the details:
Limited to 1,000 sets each, every collector’s set comes with a pair of bookends featuring two of the most iconic warjack or warbeast faces in the games as well as a limited edition copy of the Core Rules sporting metallic gilded pages, an integrated cloth bookmark, and variant cover design. The heavy bookends are felt-backed and have non-slip rubber feet, perfect for displaying your prized collection of WARMACHINE and HORDES books.
Use coupon code FREESHIPUSA for FREE shipping in the continental United States. International orders will have $30 USD removed from the total price before credit cards are charged, as a discount toward the shipping price. (Total shown by the store invoice will not include the discount, but the total on your credit card statement will reflect the $30 reduction.)
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