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Privateer Press News

Post by The Other Dave » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:36 pm

Hmm.

Long story short, Privateer is launching a kickstarter for a new game, a sci-fi version of Warmahordes, set in the same universe but 5000 years in the future.

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The aesthetic looks more Infinity than 40K (in fact, pretty much just "like Infinity" to me from that single image - I'd actually seen it on Twitter and passed it by assuming it actually was just Inifinity), which is cool I guess. Sounds like it'll be warcasters and mages and warjacks just like Warmahordes. Minis in metal and resin. Actual customizability of your characters. Launching with 3 factions, all (as far as I can tell) basically human.

I'm sure they have enough fans to fund a kickstarter, but I'm not especially optimistic. From what I know, they've been struggling since flubbing the launch of the new edition of Warmachine (and admit in the KS announcement that they've been having trouble with getting product into customers' hands), and the relaunch of Monsterpocalypse also seems to have more or less sunk without a ripple. Sci-fi skirmish games are a very crowded market ATM, and in fact I'd go so far as to say the steampunk aesthetic of Warmahordes is one of its major selling points that differentiate it from different products. (On the other hand, chatter online about the developers' discussion of the game in the video you can find at the announcement suggests it's actually drawing quite a bit from MonPoc in terms of game design, so it's not just a straight rules port to a new setting, so who knows?)
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Post by Primarch » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:40 am

I'm not going to be backing any kickstarter, but if more hi-tech robots (as opposed to steam-punk mechs) are available commercially, I think I can find a use for them.
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Re: Privateer Press News

Post by Karantu » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:35 am

I'm going to try and resist backing it but apparently it's alternating activations... And it's hard to resist shoulder mounted cannons.
However I'm not a fan of resin/metal so that's probably going to be a deal breaker for me.

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Post by me_in_japan » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:43 am

This...worries me. I'm in some of the PP groups on facebook (despite not having played Warmahordes in years) and the general response to this seems to be a big fat "meh". I think the major criticisms are:

WMH 3rd ed is much disliked due to power creep/poor distribution, and folks fear more of the same.
Why is PP using KS to launch this? Are they having financial issues? Using KS alienates LGS owners something awful.
The factions, at least at launch, are kinda samey.
Resin/Metal only? in 2020? Huh?
Infinity already exists.

And my own personal criticism: Why launch a sci fi game with no aliens? What the what?

On the plus side, alternating activation is good?

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