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Privateer Press Previews The Wild Hunt Theme Force for Hordes

As Theme Forces are going to be drastically changing with the Oblivion expansion for Warmachine and Hordes, Privateer Press has been giving us a look at just how those themes will be altered. Theme Forces have been a big part of the game for quite a long time, and changing them up is a big overhaul for the game. This time around, we get a look at Circle Orboros and the The Wild Hunt theme force.

From the preview:

Well, it looks like it’s my turn!

We’ve been talking a lot about the changes coming to theme forces with the release of Oblivion—not just because that’s what the community wants but frankly because that’s what we want to talk about—and I am no different. I’ve been playing a lot of Circle Orboros since it received a dynamic update last year, and my favorite warlock far and away has been Kaya the Wildheart.

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Synergy warcasters and warlocks (and now infernal masters), and Kaya has just the right blend of tools and nuance to make every game I play with her both fun and challenging.

I’ve been playing Kaya with a large battlegroup in the Call of the Wild theme, and taking advice from prominent members of the Circle Orboros community, I have included a whole dogpile of Winter Argus. The ability to cast their animus for free as a theme benefit gives a list that is traditionally about hitting as hard as possible a surprising amount of control.

With the upcoming changes in Oblivion, I might have been the first person to be shocked to learn that my favorite list is losing its theme: Call of the Wild is going away! What is a devoted blackclad to do with this news? Turn to the loving embrace of Iona the Unseen and her Devourer’s Host?

No, for all is not lost.

While Call of the Wild might be gone, its spirit lives on in The Wild Hunt. The two themes have been combined in a manner such that the feel of both remains intact. Here’s how The Wild Hunt looks now: