Privateer Press Posts New Warmachine Previews

There's a new batch of Warmachine previews over on Privateer's site. Looks like some more Crucible Guard sets, including the Battle Engine that's not their Warcaster. Let's take a look.

Assault troopers are the Crucible Guard’s dedicated melee infantry. Relying on their armor to allow them to reach enemy positions, these soldiers carry only oversized thermal hammers as weapons. If not for the protection of specialized armor, the thermal hammer would inflict painful burns on its wielder. The heat ripples the air and flash-ignites any combustible materials within several feet, including anything struck by the weapon’s heavy striking surface.

The Railless Interceptor is an advanced new type of military hardware, representing an evolution of armored transportation. Weighing in excess of 150 tons, the Railless is a rolling fortress of weapons and armor plating. It is crewed by a dedicated team of warriors who must serve as a hybrid of traditional crew, artillerists, and field mechaniks in order to keep their vehicle at peak operation during the course of a battle.

Alyce Marc personifies the volatile and sometimes unpredictable nature of alchemy in a way few others ever have. In a moment of pure desperation, she consumed an unstable experimental serum, which gave her the ability to transform into a powerful monster. Alyce’s body can become that of a hulking, muscular beast with a thick hide able to slow bullets and turn blades. This new form allows Alyce to tear through enemy attackers before succumbing to exhaustion and returning to her original body’s shape. She is still learning how best to govern this unusual ability but stands ready to unleash her inner strength against the Order’s enemies in the days ahead.

Syvestro represents the ideal blend of alchemist and soldier. His demeanor is serious, and he does not succumb to fanciful obsessions over every new alchemical discovery, preferring to keep his work pragmatic and focused on advances in military alchemy. Whenever possible, he hones his battlefield capabilities, pushing himself to improve his martial skill through practice bouts with other soldiers, physical trials, and simulated combat between actual engagements. While others rest, he tests his mind by studying and refining formulae long into the night by the light of an alchemical lantern.

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