Come take a look at what 2019 has in store for Privateer Press.
As 2018 winds to a close, and 2019 rears its decade ending head, leaving us a scant 365 days from the cyberpunk dystopia promised in Cyberpunk 2020 (and we’re not that far off, honestly), Privateer Press has some hope for the future. Notably they have a preview of what’s in store for the Iron Kingdoms and friends. Infernals! A gorgeous new art book! A new way to play–and more. Let’s dive in.
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Announced at Lock & Load earlier this year, the next Faction to enter the fray in WARMACHINE and HORDES will be the dreaded otherworldly Infernals, who have come to claim the debt humanity owes them for receiving the gift of magic that helped free mankind from its Orgoth oppressors. While staved off by the Wicked Harvest, the Infernals have not been deterred, and this summer they’ll invade the Iron Kingdoms in full force, bent on reaping the souls of two-thirds of humanity. With the power to summon their beasts and warriors right into combat from their own Infernal plane, nothing like these creatures has ever been seen on the battlefields of the Iron Kingdoms before. No nation will pass unscathed, and ancient enemies will become the most unlikely allies when the Infernals come to claim what’s due. Releasing in July, the Infernals will comprise a complete Faction with a host of new model types and unique mechanics that make Infernals one of the scariest things ever to take the tabletop.
Their beasts certainly do look fantastic, and next year you’ll know exactly where to find them. But that’s not all–Infernals is only the vanguard for the Iron Kingdoms. Following in their wake, comes a new campaign book: Oblivion.
Following the release of the Infernals Faction is WARMACHINE: OBLIVION, which takes us into the dark heart of the Infernal apocalypse known as “The Claiming.” Oblivion will contain a lengthy, multiplayer campaign for WARMACHINE and HORDES that portrays the plight of humanity and its allies in their fight against the Infernals. The campaign will support multiple players through a series of story-filled scenarios that are played at a variety of sizes, from Company of Iron skirmishes to full-blown battles, each one impacting your next battle to come. In addition to background and stats for Infernals, Oblivion will also detail new models, including the Order of Illumination—Morrowan demon hunters determined to strike back at the heart of the Infernals—and Archons, supernatural champions sent into battle by the gods themselves. Every Faction in WARMACHINE and HORDES, whether a human nation, an ally of humans, an enemy of mankind, or just opportunists ready to rake in the chips where they fall, will be able to incorporate something from the pages of Oblivion into their armies.
And it just wouldn’t be Privateer Press if they didn’t have an update for Monsterpocalypse.
Even as the Earth trembles under the rise of the latest Monsterpocalypse, unexpected terrors are about to descend upon the cities of our world. Following the Q1 releases that will flesh out the first wave of Monsterpocalypse factions and include buildings like the G.U.A.R.D. Defense Base, Shadow Sun Industries, and Lords of Cthul Void Gate comes a rampaging horde of new monsters and units. First, Krakenoctus of the Tritons (Protectors) and Hammerklak Korvissik of the Subterran Uprising (Destroyers) will arrive to reinforce their respective agendas. Then, along with faction-related units, King Kondo of the Empire of the Apes (Protectors) and Ghorghadratron of Uber Corp International (Destroyers) will join the battles, bringing their very own strategies and tactics to each of their agendas. New bases will also accompany these factions, as will all-new monument buildings, including the Imperial State Building, the Tokyo Triumph, and, of course, the Statue of Liberty.
I am 95% certain that the only reason the Statue of Liberty is being included in this game, is so that when it inevitably gets destroyed, you can fall to your knees and talk about how those maniacs blew it all up..
At any rate, that’s a look at what’s on the horizon for Privateer Press. Thanks for joining us.
The Infernals are bringing Oblivion to the Iron Kingdoms–so whoever’s after that will be bringing Skyrim.