Warmachine and Hordes have been around for quite a while at this point. There’s hundreds of SKUs for the game. It can be rough for distributors to carry it all. As such, Privateer has announced that they’re moving a portion of their older catalog to a direct-sales format where they’ll sell right to stores. This will give Distributors more room to carry the new hotness.
From the announcement:
In an effort to help make its expansive catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures more efficient for distributors and retail stores to stock, Privateer Press has announced that it will be removing a portion of its WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures line from the standard U.S. distribution channels. The affected SKUs will no longer be available through distributors beginning April 6, 2018. All models marked for removal from distribution have been chosen based on their overall sales rate, with the intention of freeing up retailer and distributor shelf space for items with a higher sales frequency. To ensure the availability of SKUs removed from U.S. distribution, Privateer will implement a new retailer direct Special Order Service through its online store, which will allow retail stores to continue to offer those models to their customers without the pressure of having to keep them in stock. International distribution will continue to offer the entire catalog.
“With over fifteen years of exciting expansions, our catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures has grown to epic proportions, and we know that it can be a difficult for distributors to readily stock and intimidating for retailers to offer the complete line,” said Privateer Press Executive Director William Shick. “After discussions with both distributors and retailers, we realized we needed to streamline the rich and diverse catalog for these games to make it retailer friendly without resorting to eliminating models from the game completely. Our new Special Order Service allows retailers to remain a one-stop shop for all things WARMACHINE and HORDES by giving them the ability to place special orders for their customers for products that have been culled from distribution to shi