Privateer Press May 2011 Releases

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Feb 24th, 2011
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Privateer Press have posted details of their May 2011 releases for Warmachine and Hordes.

Cygnar Field Mechaniks (new packaging, white metal) MSRP $24.99 PIP 31092
On the battlefield, armor gets mangled, weapons misfire, and warjacks break down. When that happens, Cygnar’s highly skilled field mechaniks and their gobber assistants brave the front lines to make crucial repairs under fire. Each mechanik can perform nigh- miraculous repairs on damaged warjacks, keeping Cygnar’s greatest weapons in the fight.
The Field Mechanik unit comes in a blister (PIP 31092). A player may field up to three Field Mechanik units for each warcaster in a Cygnar army.

Special Note: PIP 31092 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 31002. The models in PIP 31092 are the same models as are in PIP 31002 and PIP 31003 and replace those older PIPs by offering their contents in a complete unit. PIP 31002 and PIP 31003 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning May 1, 2011.

Protectorate of Menoth Choir of Menoth (new packaging, white metal) MSRP $31.99 PIP 32087
The choir of Menoth are devout warpriests who accompany Protectorate warjacks into battle, calling down the blessings of the Creator upon these mighty engines of destruction. The choir’s prayers can turn aside incoming projectiles, unravel enemy spells before they reach their targets, and divinely guide warjack weapons to smite unbelievers.

The Choir of Menoth unit comes in a box (PIP 32087). A player may field up to three Choirs of Menoth for each warcaster in a Protectorate of Menoth army.

Special Note: PIP 32087 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 32005. The models in PIP 32087 are the same models as are in PIP 32005 and PIP 32006 and replace those older PIPs by offering their contents in a complete unit. PIP 32005 and PIP 32006 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning May 1, 2011.

Khador Battle Mechaniks (new packaging, white metal) MSRP $27.99 PIP 33089
Khador’s mighty warjacks are built to last, but not even the toughest Destroyer or Juggernaut is immune to the devastating effects of protracted battle. The loyal members of the Khadoran Mechaniks’ Assembly are there to keep the empire’s great battle machines pounding away at the enemy. Every battle mechanik follows his warjacks into battle, ready to make essential repairs or simply crush skulls with his oversized wrench.

The Battle Mechanik unit comes in a blister (PIP 33089). A player may field up to three Battle Mechanik units for each warcaster in a Khador army.

Special Note: PIP 33089 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 33004. The models in PIP 33089 are the same models as are in PIP 33004 and PIP 33005 and replace those older PIPs by offering their contents in a complete unit. PIP 33004 and PIP 33005 will no longer be available from Privateer Press beginning May 1, 2011.

Cryx Bane Thralls (resculpt, white metal) MSRP $TBD PIP 34091
Wickedly proficient in the art of killing, bane thralls host a darkness that both permeates their being and seeps into the world of the living. This darkness siphons the very light from the air and is utterly inimical to living flesh. Bane thralls are also possessed of a hateful intelligence that lets them coordinate cunning attacks and which drives them to seek any opportunity to sow death.

This all-new version of the Bane Thralls presents a dynamic new sculpt for this classic unit.

The Bane Thrall unit comes in a box (PIP 34091). A player may field up to three Bane Thrall units for each warcaster in a Cryx army.

Special Note: PIP 34091 contains the same Mk II stat card as PIP 34017. The models in this box represent the same figure in the game. However, the models in PIP 34091 are new sculpts and therefore look different from the models found in PIP 34017 and PIP 34018. PIP 34091 replaces the box and blister format of PIP 34017 and PIP 34018 by offering a full ten man unit in one box.

Retribution of Scryah Arcantrik Force Generator (Resin and White Metal) MSRP $84.99 PIP 35039
The arcantrik force generator is a massive engine of war that houses one of the most devastating and complex weapons in the arsenal of the Retribution of Scyrah. Its teleforce cannon, which fires concentrated bursts of kinetic energy, represents the very pinnacle of Iosan arcane science. Blasts from the force generator shatter anything they touch, reduce the ground to craters and rubble, and fling enemies aside like broken dolls.

This model is composed of resin and white metal components.

The Arcantrik Force Generator battle engine comes in a box (PIP 35039). A player may field up to two Arcantrik Force Generators for each warcaster in a Retribution of Scyrah army.

Minions Farrow Slaughterhousers (white metal) MSRP $44.99 PIP 75035
Bloodthirsty, tough as nails, and strong enough to hack the arms off a gorax, slaughterhousers serve as vicious shock troops in farrow warbands. Heedless of danger, slaughterhouser units charge recklessly into battle, cutting a wide swath through the enemy with their massive pole cleavers and shaking off wounds that would kill or incapacitate lesser farrow.

The Farrow Slaughterhouser unit comes in a box (PIP 75035). A player may field up to two Farrow Slaughterhouser units in a Farrow army.

Shattered Grounds:Rotterhorn Core League Kit MSRP $24.99 PIP 99082
The third installment for the 2011 WARMACHINE and HORDES league season comes your way in June! Tour 3 of the 2011 league season takes place in the desert region surrounding Rotterhorn, a giant mountain on the edge of the Bloodstone Desert. Skorne, Protectorate, and Farrow forces will find themselves pitted against each other as sandstorms swirl and the indomitable mountain looms. Each player who participates in the league will receive a unique Rotterhorn rank insignia patch. As the 2011 Shattered Grounds leagues continue, each participating player will receive another rank insignia patch that adds to the prior patches to form a higher rank. Fear not, though—they can be used separately as well. In addition, the league champion will receive a Rotterhorn Championship coin.

This kit contains 8 patches, 1 Championship coin, 1 commendation stamp for use with WARMACHINE and HORDES battle journals (ink pad not included), and 8 scorecards.

No Quarter Magazine Issue #36 MSRP $7.50 PIP NQ36
Previews of WARMACHINE: Wrath continue in No Quarter #36! This issue also features two exciting new Theme Forces. Plus, Guts & Gears delves into the terrifying Farrow War Hog, Gavyn Kyle uncovers the secret motivations and machinations of Hierarch Severius, and Power Progression shows you how to build an unstoppable Four Star Mercenary army! Never miss an issue!

  • Nosaj Verush

    So does the Slaughterhousers “shaking off wounds” suggest to anyone else that they are multi wound after all, or maybe just tough.

  • Nosaj Verush

    At that price, they must be bigger than Farrow Brigands, right? Or maybe those pole cleaners drive up the cost.

    • Zac

      I assumed they were eight wound mdeium base models

  • Nosaj Verush

    Cleavers I mean. Darn that auto spell check!

  • Nosaj Verush

    I like how u think Zac. Being a Cygnar player just getting into Farrow, I would really like to field such a trooper, something I have not done before.

  • maxxev

    I’d be surprised if they were medium based to be frank, there are 6 in a box instead of the usual 5 max for a medium based unit, and the cost as much as 6 Horgenhold Forge guard, an equivalent unit from a Mercenaries sub-faction.

    These are small based, i’m pretty sure.

  • ninja007

    Hordes shocktroopers are all 6 model units, not 5 like in Warmachine. See: both kinds of Cataphracts, Tharn Ravagers, Warmongers, Skinwalkers.

    Eight wounds is also not the standard…some are 8, many are 5.

    Forgeguard could also be a good comparison…the price is not necessarily the same though. Those are packaged the old way and don’t have a complete unit…the full unit costs a lot more. These Slaughterhousers cost a lot less than any other medium based unit packaged as a maximum squad….but can’t be a 10 man small-based, unit unless PP has already gone backon their new inventory model (which makes the Horgenhold comparison inapplicable).

    Smartest bet would be that they are a complete 6-man shocktrooper unit (medium based, 5-8 wounds), or else a fixed 6-man unit of very complex, or beefy minis and that’s the justification for their price tag. Bane Thralls are a small-based unit that are complex and have a lot of metal in them and many parts, and they are currently also $45 for 6 (in the minimum-squad boxes on the shelves right now).