Privateer Press

Privateer Press are producers of miniature wargames, card games and board games. They are widely known for their award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES tabletop miniature games, however, Privateer Press own various highly successful role-playing games and tabletop miniatures game products too.

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The Games:

WARMACHINE and HORDES are dynamic tabletop miniatures games for two or more players. They are both set in the steam-powered fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms and use the same rules but offer players the choice of two paths.

WARMACHINE triumps through tactical resource management and control in marshalling your leader advanced magic, technology, and mighty mechanical constructs.

HORDES, on the other hand, dares you to provoke the future of feral beasts, risking predictable strategy for the prospect of powerful rewards that can propel your leader’s legions to victory.

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In games of WARMACHINE, players take on the role of warcasters and must collect, assemble, and paint models representing the varied warriors, machines, and creatures in their armies. Players possess significant martial skills as well as having hardened warriors and magical spells to bring to bear. A warcaster's true strength lies in the ability to control and coordinate mighty combat automatons at the heart of their forces. These automatons are called warjacks. On its own, a warjack is capable of only the most rudimentary actions, but when controlled by a warcaster its efficiency and deadliness increase dramatically. 

A crucial component of a player's strategy in WARMACHINE is how he uses his warcaster's focus points to boost his army's abilities. Focus points can be used to enhance a 'jack's already impressive combat power or spent on powerful spells to decimate opposing units or provide powerful benefits to a warcaster's own troops. Properly allocated, a warcaster's focus points can turn his army into a momentous engine of destruction.

WARMACHINE is fully compatible with its feral twin, the monstrous miniatures combat game of HORDES.


The WARMACHINE factions include


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HORDES Factions

The HORDES factions include

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HORDES Factions & Cards

If you know how to play HORDES and just need a copy of the faction cards, you can find all of these on the Privateer Press website as downloadable PDFs. They have a full card database for every faction in the WARMACHINE and HORDES tabletop wargames, and it's super easy to use.

Full Metal Fantasy role-playing setting of the Iron Kingdoms

and has established the honoured and acclaimed Iron Kingdoms world setting as well as properties.

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Privateer Press Paints & Hobby Tools

Privateer Press Paints (also known as P3 paints), brushes and tools are developed and used by the leading professionals in the hobby miniatures industry and are extremely popular with hobbyists too. Loved for retaining their brightness after thinning and drying, and being easy to mix and blend, P3 paints dry to a hard and satin finish that is resistant to chipping. When combined with the brushes and hobby tools available, Privateer Press paints are great for bringing miniatures and models to life! The Formula P3 paint line contains key colours for WARMACHINE and HORDES come in base and highlight shades to make their application intuitive.

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Starter Sets and Two-Player Battle Boxes

There are various starter products for both WARMACHINE and HORDES which include starter sets and battle boxes.

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As well as starter sets, you can pick up all 


  • Warlocks
  • Warbeasts
  • Units
  • Solos
  • Battle Engines
  • Gargantuans