Upcoming Releases for Warmachine and Hordes

By bj
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Oct 19th, 2011
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Privateer Press has shown previews of upcoming releases for Warmachine and Hordes:

PIP41085 – Mercenary warjacks are often drawn from discontinued chassis once produced by kingdom armies. The Mule, a former Cygnaran warjack, wields a massive battle mace and an innovative steam-powered cannon packing enough explosive punch to scatter enemies like leaves. The Nomad, once a Cygnaran mainstay, has been battering enemy ’jacks with its battle blade for 150 years. The Rover was built specifically for mercenary use, and its battleaxe and shield-mounted cannon have turned the tide of many a battle. Mercenaries maintain these battle-tested machines and find them fully capable of standing toe-to-toe against any fresh from the assembly line.

This box set contains three color stat cards and one multi-part heavy warjack plastic model (PIP 41085). Included are all the components to assemble one of three heavy warjack variants: Mule, Nomad, or Rover. A player may field any number of these heavy warjacks with a Mercenary warcaster.

PIP75038 – The boneswarm is an undulating mass of osseous debris given horrid life and animation by lingering necromantic energies in places where many have died. Gatorman bokors have learned to control these horrors, directing them to envelop foes in a mass of biting, toothy skulls. The bones of its slain victims are incorporated into the boneswarm itself, allowing it to heal damage and grow stronger and more resilient.

PIP32076 – The widow of a proud Menite soldier, Nicia hopes only that by the time she meets her own inevitable, bloody death she will have killed enough unbelievers to join her husband at Menoth’s side. This peerless Daughter of the Flame strides through battle with lethal grace and speed, each movement gauged to bring her within striking distance. Even as she cuts through one foe, she fells another with cannon fire, wheeling her blade around for another kill. Few enemies have witnessed Nicia’s murderous devotions and lived.

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  • odinsgrandson

    Woah! The Bone Swarm is going to be a gatorman warbeast. That’s awesome.

  • Veritas

    I’m quite happy about the Merc heavy box. Means the Rocinante upgrade kit should be right around the corner. 🙂

    • According to Malefic, Rocinante is coming out in January along with the plastic kit.

      January PP releases

      PIP32076……Protectorate of Menoth Nicia?Tear of Vengeance Character Solo (white metal)(1)
      PIP34083……Cryx Iron Lich Overseer Solo (white metal)(1)
      PIP41085……Mercenary Mule/Nomad/Rover Heavy Warjack Plastic Kit(1)
      PIP41092……Mercenary Rocinante Character Heavy Warjack Upgrade Kit (white metal)(1)
      PIP73064……Legion of Everblight Throne of Everblight Battle Engine
      PIP73071……Legion of Everblight Blighted Nyss Raptors Cavalry Unit (repackaging) (white metal)(5)
      PIP75038……Minions Boneswarm Light Warbeast (white metal)(1)
      PIPNQ40……No Quarter Magazine Issue #40……750?

  • Repeter

    Nice slate of releases–I like the repose on the Nomad. I think I have that bone swarm model from back in the IK days.

  • Ben Wafer

    I’ve been hoping to see the boneswarm make it from the IKRPG to Warmachine/Hordes for quite some time – I’ve always thought it was a cool model & concept.

    As far as the merc heavy jack kit goes, I’m glad it’s coming out, and I like the Rover, but based on these pics I greatly prefer the original metal sculpts of the Nomad & Mule.

  • oldsalt

    Love the Nicia model…. But the plastic Mule/Nomad is the first plastic warjack sculpt worse than the original, doesn’t even look like they were trying– where’s the rivets, pistons, details and edges?

    • -DE-

      On the metal model.

      • Ghool

        They are hidden underneath a sub-par paintjob.
        That’s what’s making this kit look bad. And the fact that it’s magnetized, so posability becomes very static. This is why I refuse to magnetize my ‘jacks; I’ll spend the money to have a good pose.

  • Dewbakuk

    The Nomad pose is terrible but hopefully it’ll be easy to repose as it’s plastic. It does look a bit plain though…

    • cybogoblin

      If the arms are separate from the shoulder ball it shouldn’t be too hard to pose the arms in a more appealing way. I’ve had some success with posing the Khador and Retribution jacks in interesting ways.

      • Dewbakuk

        Yeah, my Menoth jacks all join on the ball which makes it easy to move the arms about. On this merc one however I’m not sure it’ll help massively as the shoulders/body/plates etc look like a single section, which means that even if you move the arms out it’ll still look static. The Khador one joins differently at the shoulder and you can get some good motion out of it.

        I’ve never picked up any ‘standard’ Merc jacks as I’ve got the Privateers and Rhulic casters for my mercs. So I’ll pick up this one and give it a try, see what can be done.

  • MrChom

    The new Merc Warjacks make me sad. Gone are the lithe and nimble lines of the Nomad to replaced by something that looks like a two part model from a cheap boardgame.

    Nicia looks good, mind.

  • The Nicia model is awesome, and I’ll be buying her as soon as I can.

    The Nomad and Mule are a disappointment, though. They completely lack the character of the originals. I’m glad I already have all of them that I’ll ever buy.

  • Repeter

    I sort of like the plainness of the jack poses. With the plastic, it’ll be easier to get whatever pose you want than if it were dynamically posed.

    I guess, however, I like them because they would be my seconds and thirds of these models. If they were to be my primary versions of the models, I would be more underwhelmed.