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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jul 13, 2012

Warmachine Unveils New Colossals Miniatures, Event Lineup For Gen Con 2012 [Gen Con 2012]

Privateer Press is best known for their work on the Warmachine and Hordes miniature games. They’ve found a way to monetize the miniature market in a way that allows players to enjoy the game without the necessity to spend outrageous amounts on minis and sets. As an aspiring minis player, I was blown away with some of the minis prices that I’ve seen throughout the industry. When I stumbled upon Warmachine I was pleasantly surprised.

Warmachine is a tabletop in which players create armies to do battle against one another. As a player, you’re essentially a warcaster who commands different battalions to victory. Privateer Press supplies the models, but players will collect, assemble, and paint them to their liking. Each army is customizable and makes gameplay different each time you do battle. A lot of players compare Warmachine to Warhammer 40k, but with this game you get a lot more for your money.

The newest release for the game is entitled the Colossals set, and Privateer Press has released three new previews from the set. They are:

General Ossrum for the Mercs

The Devestator/Demolisher/Spriggan Kit

The Hyperian colossal for Retribution

These previews come just in time for Gen Con, where Privateer Press will be holding plenty of events. This year they’ve got plenty of tournaments lined up for players to participate in and walk away with glory. Here’s a listing of events that players can take part in at the convention:

Thursday, 16th
Rite of Passage Tournament (WM/Hordes Qualifier, 10:00)

50 PT SR2012 tournament, SR 2012 Appendix Rules: 2 Lists Required, Divide and Conquer, 5 Round Event, Death Clock. Top 4 players qualify for the WM/Hordes Masters on Saturday.

Triple Threat Tournament (WM/Hordes Qualifier, 23:00)
35 PT SR2012 tournament, Appendix Rules: 3 Lists Required, 4 Round Event, Death Clock. Top 4 players after 4 rounds qualify for the WM/Hordes Masters on Saturday

Friday, 17th
Hardcore Tournament (WM/Hordes Qualifier, 9:00)
50 PT SR2012 tournament, 1 List Required, 4 Rounds, Hardcore Timing, Hardcore Painting, Close Quarters, Assassination Scoring, Death Clock. Vanquishers play round 5/6, Top 4 qual for Saturday Masters.

Last Rites Tournament (WM/Hordes Qualifier, 12:00)
50 PT SR2012 tournament, Appendix Rules: 2 Lists Required, 4 Round Event, Death Clock, Artifice: Kill Box. Top 4 players after 4 rounds qualify for the WM/Hordes Masters on Saturday.

Who’s the Boss? Tournament (WM/Hordes Challenge event, 23:00)
35 PT SR2012, Appendix Rules: 1 List Required, 4 Round Event, Death Clock. Your warcaster needs a break. Let the wheel of fate take charge and find out who the new boss is as wacky mayhem ensues!

Saturday, 18th
WM/Hordes Masters Tournament (16 Qualified players, 8:00)
75 PT SR2012 tournament, Appendix Rules: 3 Lists Required, 4 Round Event, Death Clock.

Blood, Sweat and Tiers Tournament (WM/Hordes Challenge event, 9:00)
35 PT SR2012 tournament, Appendix Rules: Theme Forces Tier 1 Required, Basic Painting required, 5 Round Event, Death Clock.

Death Race! Tournament (WM/Hordes Challenge event, 23:00)
25 PT SR2012 tournament, 1 List Required, Death Clock, Scenario: Gauntlet, Assassination Scoring.

Sunday, 19th
Team Tournament (WM/Hordes Challenge Event, 8:00)
50 PT SR2012 tournament, Appendix Rules: 2 Lists Required, Divide and Conquer, 5 Round Event, Death Clock. 3 player teams face off each round.

EVERY DAY
Iron Arena

If you’re a Warmachine or Hordes player, you won’t want to skip out on Gen Con this year. Make sure you pack your best armies and get to the convention center post haste. It’s time to gain supremacy!

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