There's still plenty of summer left to go, but we're definitely getting to the latter half of it. Autumn will soon be here. Personally, I'm looking forwar to it. October & November are my favorite months. And for those playing the Crucible Guard, November is going to be one of their favorite months, too. Privateer is showing off some new releases they'll be having for that faction.
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.
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.
A Cygnaran-born mercenary warcaster, Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart has made a career of fighting and has enjoyed every moment along the way. He is never happier than when facing long odds and overwhelming numbers, much to the chagrin of his manservant Mr. Clogg. Gearhart has dragged his assistant across the Iron Kingdoms and into the wild yonder beyond the civilized world on countless hunting expeditions, and now he delights in knocking Khadorans around the battlefield in occupied Llael. Whatever enemies the Crucible Guard faces in the years ahead, the marshal general stands ready to deploy his unusual arsenal against them.
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.
Seeing a need for those with her warcaster abilities, Eira Mackay joined the Crucible Guard as soon as she was able, eager to assist in the war effort against those she saw as cruel oppressors. Life on the front lines was too dangerous for her father to bear, so he turned his talents into creating a bulwark to shield his daughter from harm: the Railless Interceptor, a unique weapons platform akin to the war wagons and gun carriages of the past, cross-bred with a locomotive and blended with alchemical and technical innovations. Traditional Crucible Guard commanders view the weapon as a novelty, but Captain Mackay works to prove their assumptions wrong, and she seems born for the task.
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.
Originally designed and crafted from the finest materials and the skilled hands of the Golden Crucible, only a small number of Vanguards were ever produced. Able to keep pace with the fleetest of warcasters, and to set their cannon-laden shield and long hafted poleaxe against their foes, the Vanguard is a highly prized masterpiece on the battlefield.