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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#163 » Jun 25 2009 04:16

I'm not sold on the new stuff, they are incredibly well sculpted and capture a very strong anime/mecha look. They look great but I'm not a fan of that style in a steam punk game, they look like they belong in monsterpocalypse they look completely sci-fi as opposed to dirty coal burning boilers and steel. :?
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#164 » Jun 29 2009 01:53

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Mage hunters are expected to function in extreme circumstances, such as surviving hand-to-mouth deep in enemy territory while isolated from friendly support. At home in any environment, they learn to scavenge and improvise, and to kill without hesitation. Their first priority is always the elimination of enemy arcanists and mechanikal constructs—which they believe harm Scyrah.

Mage Hunter Strike Force comes in a box (PIP 35014). A player may field two Mage Hunter Strike Force units for each warcaster in his Retribution army.

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Classification: Unit
PIP Code: 35014
Model Count: 6
Packaging: Box

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#165 » Jun 29 2009 02:07

paulson games wrote:I'm not sold on the new stuff, they are incredibly well sculpted and capture a very strong anime/mecha look. They look great but I'm not a fan of that style in a steam punk game, they look like they belong in monsterpocalypse they look completely sci-fi as opposed to dirty coal burning boilers and steel. :?


I think it's quite refreshing. The factions in 40k are very different... why do the Warmachine ones have to be clones of each other?
Though I understand why some people think they don't belong. It can be annoying when things like that happen, I know. I guess it might be because of the fact I don't play Warmachine, if I was more into the game I'd probably have more of a problem with it.

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#166 » Jun 30 2009 12:13

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Veteran teams led by senior commanders are well versed in advanced Retribution techniques. Slipping past the outer defenses of an enemy base, they fire bolts through intervening walls to kill without a trace. Working alongside other soldiers in the Retribution military, these teams apply similar methods to erase vital targets before they can even join battle.

Mage Hunter Commander comes in a blister (PIP 35015). A player may field one Mage Hunter Commander for each warcaster in his Retribution army.

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Classification: Unit Attachment
PIP Code: 35015
Model Count: 1
Packaging: Blister

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While Retribution handlers endeavor to train soulless as soldiers, some are destined to serve another function. Energy flows sent to destroy Retribution soldiers are siphoned into the body of the soulless. If they siphon too much it prompts complete organ failure. Heart and lungs burst from hostile energy pouring into the soulless, while leaving those allies around him untouched.

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Classification: Unit Attachment
PIP Code: 35018
Model Count: 1
Packaging: Blister
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#167 » Jun 30 2009 01:09

So - it looks like an elf equivalent of The Dude, and a solo that redirects spells to itself. huh
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#168 » Jun 30 2009 01:29

That and The Dude uses too much starch in his cape..

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#169 » Jun 30 2009 01:34

There's also the fact that a longtime nickname for Eiryss was 'the soulless elven hooker' on the PP forums. Mostly because people despised her ability to live up to the title of mage hunter.

And now? Now the Retribution, Eiryss' native faction, has a Soulless (Elven Male) Escort.

I've no doubt that this is both done on purpose and an excellent indicator of the staid & somber demeanor over at PP.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#170 » Jun 30 2009 03:43

Stormcaller3801 wrote:Elven Male


Does... not... compute...

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#171 » Jun 30 2009 03:50

It's also worth noting that Warmachine's sister game, Grind, will be promoted from 'fun little game you can play with your Warmachine figures' up to full fledged board game status.

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Full Metal Battle Sport

Bellevue WA. June 30, 2009
—Privateer Press is pleased to announce Grind, an extreme combat sports board game for two players ages 14 and up releasing this October. In Grind players customize a team of steamjacks—10-ton, steam-powered mechanical robots—and battle to move a large, spiked ball into their opponent’s goal. The game comes with several highly detailed plastic components, including six Runner steamjack figures, four Crusher steamjack figures, 32 interchangeable weapon arms, two spiked pillars, and the Grinder ball. Also included are a full-color game board, 11 tokens, and custom dice.

When asked about the design behind Grind, Privateer Press Game Development Manager Erik-Jason Yaple said, “As we were developing Grind we looked at nearly every sport in existence for inspiration. Grind borrows from American and international football, rugby, billiards, hockey, and even stock car racing. The game delivers aggressive, in-your-face action as players slam and bash their steamjacks into each other. At the same time, it rewards careful planning and strategy as players try to get the Grinder across the playing field and into their opponent’s goal while the clock is running down. And thanks to the incredible amount of steamjack customization, players can build the team that suits their play style right out of the box.”

The official Grind webpage will be launched on Friday, July 3rd on http://www.privateerpress.com.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#172 » Jul 01 2009 11:24

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Battle mage magisters manipulate invisible energies to tear an enemy limb from limb or to haul weighty machinery around like pieces on a game board. The massive arcanika gauntlets they wear not only serve as conduits for their powers, but can deliver tremendous crushing blows and send opponents flying.

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PIP Code: 35013
Price: $9.99
Model Count: 1
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Nayl is one of the soulless, destined to stand forever apart from his people, an uncomfortable reminder of the doom awaiting Scyrah and all of Ios. At rest Nayl seems empty, yet a blade in his hand moves with a will of its own, expressing echoes of emotions. Nayl’s trainers prepared him from youth to serve as an arcane vortex when he at last perishes, striking against the Retribution’s enemies even as death consumes him.

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PIP Code: 35022
Price: $9.99
Model Count: 1
Packaging: Blister
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#173 » Jul 03 2009 08:56

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Plastic warjacks!!!!!

check out the grind website which went live today, has a rather cool demo video.

http://privateerpress.com/grind
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#174 » Jul 11 2009 04:19

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The new Extreme sculpt is: the Juggernaut.

Twenty-nine pieces, $60, and without question living up to the size of the other Extreme sculpts. Here's a size comparison with the regular Juggernaut, Beast-09, and the Behemoth.

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#175 » Jul 28 2009 05:19

Two new plastic units for Hordes:

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Warspears
The blight has twisted the minds as well as the flesh of these ogrun, addicting them to the joy of bloodlust. If their enemies are not killed outright from the impact of their spears, the tremendous lengths of wood dangling from the creatures’ vitals can trip them up long enough for the blighted ogrun to close and finish the job.
Classification: Plastic Unit
PIP Code: 73041
Price: $44.99*
Model Count: 5
Packaging: Box

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Fennblades
Trollkin called Fennblades calmly wait shoulder to shoulder—wicked hooked greatswords raised at the ready—listening to the approach of thundering hooves. Some duck lances to sweep blades through the legs of mounts while others swing their blades straight into the chests of the riders. The result is always the same, as Fennblades stand victorious over the bodies of the slain.
Classification: Plastic Unit
PIP Code: 71042
Price: $49.99*
Model Count: 10
Packaging: Box
*Product information and prices subject to change

Both are medium-based units. And if I'm not mistaken, these are the second and third infantry units Privateer's done in plastic. Which makes me wonder just what they're going to do when they're comfortable with the medium.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#176 » Jul 28 2009 08:43

Beginning to think the size of these miniatures is making up for something in the PP miniature design office...

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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#177 » Jul 28 2009 10:55

Lol, not too surprising as warmachine is marketed with the slogan of "play like you got a pair"

As far as the models go they are absolutely amazing and these are also going to be in plastic, which is awesome hotness. I have armies for both everblight and troolbloods so I'm probably going to get sucked back into playing WM & Hordes a lot more often due solely to these new models, curse them! ;)
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#178 » Oct 02 2009 05:13

An odd idea hit me today, I really prefer the PP rules over 40k but the 40k imagry is just too good to make a permanant break with. I was thinking what if I worked up a system using warmachine rules designed around 40k units. Might make for a fun hybrid game.

Cygnar already plays quite simular to Tau with tons of specialized shooting, it it wouldn't take much effort to translate warjacks into crisis suits and dreadnoughts. The focus system and feats would probably be the only difficult thing to translate but I'm sure something could be worked out.
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#179 » Oct 04 2009 10:19

The mech design to the Retribution army reminds me of how the Protoss mount their weapons in Starcraft. Hope they have Energizer. :P
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Re: [Alternate Systems] Warmachine

Post#180 » Oct 22 2009 07:49

The new plastic jacks upped officially to the PP site.

http://privateerpress.com/warmachine

Jugger chassis got replaced with a 1 down of the extreme sculpt version. The cryx arms look a bit spindly but apart from that pretty good all round. Especially as the price on them is much cheaper :)
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