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Privateer Press Previews Steamroller 2020

From my experience, Privateer Press gamers are very much into the competitive gaming scene. Nothing wrong with that, obviously. They just love to be at the top of their game at all times. That's what has made the Steamroller tourney format so popular. Well, that format's getting some changes. And if I know you Warmahordes players, you want to practice. So, here's a look at some of the things that'll be changing.

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Hey, everyone! I hope you’re all safe and healthy out there, and possibly even getting loads of painting done at home! Today, I want to take a moment to discuss Steamroller 2020 with you—specifically how the current situation of things will be affecting its release.

Before 2020 got ….weird…the plan was to be hosting a Steamroller CID this month. Right now, in fact! But things did get weird, and here we are, so we’ve got to approach the change responsibly. This means postponing the Steamroller CID, the release of Steamroller 2020, and the Active Duty Roster update until everything is back to normal.

We need to be in a position where everyone is safe and feels comfortable going to their local game stores to participate in a CID before we can host one. And, like most of you, I hope this is sooner rather than later.

Now, all that said, let me try to bring the mood up with a bit of good news. While I can’t share everything changing in Steamroller 2020, I can mention a couple of fun things you can expect to see when the CID finally does launch.

First off would be the scenarios. The feedback we’ve received thus far on Steamroller 2019 has been fantastic, and this year we’ve made several small but important tweaks to the scenarios you know from the current packet.

Of the current six scenarios, only Anarchy is being replaced completely. Three other scenarios—King of the Hill, Bunkers, and Spread the Net—will all undergo changes, while Invasion and Recon II (now just called Recon 2020) will remain as they are.

For anyone who has played a fair amount of SR 2019, I think you’ll like the changes coming to those three tweaked scenarios, such as Bunkers losing its middle flag or Spread the Net gaining objectives in the rectangular zones.

As for Anarchy’s replacement…well, it looks a bit wild at first glance, but the gameplay of it is fun and challenging. Take a quick peek at this playtest build of “Split Decision.”