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LAUNCH EVENT
Welcome to the new battlefields of WARMACHINE and HORDES!
Whether you're a veteran player who has been assassinating warcasters
and warlocks for over a decade or a fresh face to the Iron Kingdoms,
this is your chance to start your experience in the new editions off with
a bang, a boom, and a crunch!
This event coincides with the release of the new editions of
WARMACHINE: Prime and HORDES: Primal and gives players
a chance to win prizes over the course of the day in a casual,
tournament-style event.
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Prizes
Event Rules Overview
Players have a shot at winning one of three awards during a Full
Steam event: Marshal (Best Commander), Artisan (Best-Painted),
and Iron Virtue (Best Sport).
This event lasts a set number of rounds (we recommend four)
as determined and announced by the EO before the start of the
event. Unlike a standard Steamroller tournament, this event does
not continue until there is a single undefeated player. Each round,
players are paired against opponents as described below and
must keep track of the Command Points they score each game
using the score sheet found on page 5.
If a player would win multiple awards, he chooses the one he
wants, and the next best player in the other category wins the
other award. The Event Organizer (EO) can make exceptions to
allow a player to win multiple awards depending on the number
of participants or other factors.
Marshal
(Best Commander)
Each round, players track how many Command
Points they earn during the game. At the end of
the event, the player with the most Command
Points wins the Marshal award. In the case of a
tie, the player who won the most games wins the award. If this
still results in a tie, the tied players should face off in a final battle
to determine who is truly the greatest commander!
Artisan (Best-Painted)
Having a beautifully painted army can be just
as rewarding as playing a fast-paced game of
WARMACHINE or HORDES. Creativity and
artistic style should be just as rewarded and
praised as superior tactical acumen.
The category for this event’s Artisan award is Best Battlegroup.
After the final round of the event, players should submit their
painted model entries to the EO. The winner of this award is
determined by a blind vote held by all participants in the event.
When using the blind vote method, the EO must display all
submitted entries to the participants. Participants choose their
favorite entry in secret, write their choice on a piece of paper,
and give that paper to the EO. A player can vote for his own
submission. After all votes have been cast, the EO totals the results
and announces the winner of the Artisan award. In the case of a
tie, the EO must break the tie by either choosing the winner or
holding a second blind vote among only the tied entries.
Iron Virtue (Best Sport)
Playing WARMACHINE and HORDES is
ultimately about having fun with friends (and
foes) as you destroy each other’s carefully
crafted armies. Good sportsmanship creates an
environment of mutual respect and fellowship that ensures both
players have a great time during their battle.
At the end of the event, the winner of the Iron Virtue award
should be announced. This award should be determined by using
the blind vote method described in the Artisan award section.
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Players participate in this event with a single 75-point army that
they must submit to the EO before the event begins. This army
list cannot change during the event. Each round, the EO selects
one of the scenarios found in WARMACHINE: Prime or HORDES:
Primal as the scenario for all players that round.
Round Pairings
At the beginning of the event, the EO should randomly determine
all of the player pairings for the first round. Each round, the
players need to record their opponent’s name and how many
Command Points they scored. During each subsequent round,
the EO should randomly pair participants who have not played
each other in a previous round.
In the case of an odd number of players, one player receives a bye
each round. A player who receives a bye does not play in the current
round. Instead, he receives 2 Command Points for the round.
In the first round, the EO randomly determines which player
receives the bye. In subsequent rounds, the EO randomly selects
a player from those with the lowest Command Point totals. A
player should not receive a bye more than once per event.
Round Timing
Each round in this event lasts 120 minutes, and the EO must keep
track of this round time. Players are not timed on the length of
their individual turns, but the EO should keep an eye out for
any unsporting players who are intentionally trying to stall their
games.
When the round time expires, the EO calls “dice down.” If a
player is moving a model when the round time expires, he finishes
moving that model, then the turn and game end. If a player is in
the process of making a roll of any kind, he completes that single
roll, then the turn and game end. If the roll is an attack roll that
hits its target, resolve the damage roll as well.
Terrain
Terrain is a key element in WARMACHINE and HORDES games
and should be relatively balanced on a table. Terrain pieces
should present a meaningful choice for the player who wins the
starting roll. For example, if one side of the table contains a forest,
a hill, and an obstacle, the other side should contain terrain that
provides some combination of concealment, elevation, and cover
as well, but the terrain may be positioned in a more advantageous
defensive position.
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As a general rule, an average table should have six to eight pieces
of terrain placed closely enough to eliminate large open areas
without unduly constricting movement. The size of terrain pieces
is also important. No piece should be insignificantly small or
extremely large; pieces from 3˝ to 6˝ in length and width are best.
Command Points
Command Points are the path to victory for players seeking to
win the Marshal award. Each game, players should take care to
accurately track how many Command Points they scored and
mark them on the score sheet provided. One game may fulfill the
requirements for multiple Command Point achievements.
Unlimited Achievements
A player can be awarded each unlimited achievement multiple
times during the event.
• Win a game by destroying or removing from play the enemy
warcaster or warlock: 1 point
• Win a game by scenario victory: 2 points
Limited Achievements
A player can be awarded each limited achievement only once
during the event.
Modeling and Painting
Privateer Press encourages players to have a fully painted force
on the table. Games with painted armies are more interesting to
watch and generally enhance the experience for all. Although
painting is not required, players are encouraged to show off all
aspects of the hobby.
All models used in Privateer Press organized play events must be
Privateer Press miniatures from the WARMACHINE or HORDES
lines. Each model must be fully assembled on the appropriately
sized base for which the model was designed. The use of non–
Privateer Press models, unassembled models, or inappropriately
based models is not permitted.
Models that have not yet been released to the general public at
the time of the event are not permitted unless those models are
readily available at the event venue (such as convention-release
models in tournaments held at that convention). The use of
Extreme versions of models is permitted in organized play.
The Privateer Press Exclusive models listed in the following table
are legal substitutes for the corresponding standard models.
Exclusive Model
Standard Model
• BLOOD & OIL – Play an army composed of only battlegroup
models during the event and win at least one game: 4 points.
Trollkin Kilt Lifter
Trollkin Fennblade Grunt
• CREATIVE CRUSHER – Play a fully painted army during the
event: 2 points.
Druid Gone Wilder
Druid Wilder solo
Bombardier Bombshell
Man-O-War Bombardier trooper
Steelsoul Keg
Protector
Steelsoul Protector solo
Gorman di “Sea” Wulfe
Volunteer Exclusive
Gorman di Wulfe solo
Blighted Bather
Spawning Vessel
Gobber Drudge
Cephalyx Mind Bender
& Drudges Grunt
• UNSTOPPABLE – Win a game in which five or fewer friendly
models are destroyed or removed from play: 2 points.
Blindwater Brew Witch
Doctor
Gatorman Witch Doctor
• WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! – Destroy or remove from play
three or more enemy warjacks, warbeasts, or monstrosities
in a single turn: 2 points.
Brute Thrall—Femme
Fatale
Brute Thrall
• LOYALIST – Show your faction pride by wearing a faction
pin, faction t-shirt, or any other faction-specific apparel
throughout the event: 1 point.
• MEAT GRINDER – Destroy or remove from play 10 or more
enemy troopers in a single turn: 2 points.
• REAPER – Win a game in which 50 points or more of enemy
models are destroyed or removed from play: 2 points.
• SLAMMIN’ – Cause collateral damage to five or more enemy
models with a single power attack: 2 points.
• SPEED DEMON – Win a game in under 25 minutes: 1 point.
• SERIOUSLY, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! – Win a game in which
the only enemy model destroyed or removed from play by
attacks made by friendly models is the enemy warcaster or
warlock: 3 points.
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To use these Privateer Press Exclusive models, the player must
provide the standard model’s stat card so that both players can see
the corresponding stats and abilities. Additionally, the player’s
unit must clearly show which model is the Unit Commander. For
example, a player could replace multiple models in his original
Man-O-War Bombardier unit with Bombardier Bombshell
models, including the leader, as long as he clearly indicates which
model is the Unit Commander.
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Model Conversions
Examples of legal and illegal conversions:
The following rules apply to the use of converted models in
Privateer Press organized play events. These rules are intended
solely to ensure that models on the table are represented legally
and unambiguously, not to unduly limit a player’s modeling
options. An EO can make exceptions to these rules to approve
any reasonable conversions.
• Models cannot be converted in such a way that any part of
the model represents the intellectual property of any party
except Privateer Press, including copyrighted logos, symbols,
iconic elements, or other iconography.
• The majority of a converted model’s volume must be
composed of parts from Privateer Press models. To avoid
confusion, the conversion should include iconic elements of
the model it is intended to represent.
• A weapon on a model can be converted as long as the
conversion represents the same type of weapon (e.g., the
model’s axe is still an axe and not a hammer).
• A weapon can be completely swapped for another weapon
as long as the new weapon is of the same type (e.g., an axe
for an axe, a rifle for a rifle).
• A weapon cannot be removed unless it is replaced by another
weapon; a weapon cannot be added unless it is replacing a
removed weapon.
• If a conversion uses a Privateer Press upgrade kit for the
model it is intended to represent, all parts of the upgrade kit
must be clearly visible on the model.
• Models must be mounted on appropriately sized roundlipped bases. Added scenic details can overhang the base’s
edge but must not obscure the edge in a way that makes
accurate measuring during a game difficult or impossible.
• A player cannot use a model as a proxy (stand-in) for
another model.
• Any conversions must be clearly pointed out to the opponent
before the game, and the end result of any conversion must
be clearly identifiable as the intended model.
• A player creates an Extreme Behemoth by combining parts
from the Extreme Juggernaut and Extreme Destroyer model
kits, along with iconic parts from the Behemoth model such
as its bombards, its head, and the various missiles on its fists.
This model is a legal conversion.
• A player creates an Extreme Behemoth by scratch-building the
entire model out of sculpting putty except for the Behemoth
bombard parts. Because the majority of this model’s volume
is not composed of parts from Privateer Press models, this
model is an illegal conversion.
• A player paints his entire army to match the colors of his
favorite sports team but does not include any team logos.
This army is legal. (Paint schemes are not conversions.)
• A player converts his entire army to resemble his favorite
superheroes, including their trademarked logos. This army
is illegal.
• A player mounts his Kommander Orsus Zoktavir model on
a base featuring a pile of destroyed warjacks that slightly
overhangs the model’s base but does not obscure it. He also
replaces Zoktavir’s axe, Lola, with the axe from a Trollkin
Scout model. While the mighty Butcher will look a bit odd
holding the smaller axe in his enormous hands, this model is
a legal conversion.
• A player re-poses his Kommander Orsus Zoktavir model,
intending to play it as Orsus Zoktavir, the Butcher of
Khardov. This is an illegal conversion because it breaks the
golden rule of conversions—it will be difficult for EOs and
players to know which character the model is intended to
represent without help from the player who converted it.
• A player puts an enormous hammer in one of his Stormwall’s
voltaic fists. Because a weapon cannot be added to a model
unless it replaces a removed weapon, this is an illegal
conversion.
The golden rule of converting models for tournament play is
simply this: If the EO cannot independently, easily, and accurately
determine which model your conversion represents, the model is not
tournament legal.
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PLAYER SCORE SHEET
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Player Name:
Faction:
The EO checks off Command Point boxes on players' score sheets at the end of each game.
One game can fulfill the requirements for multiple achievements.
UNLIMITED
A player can earn Command Points for the following achievements multiple times during the event.
Win a game by assassination victory
1 point per
Win a game by scenario victory
2 points per
LIMITED
A player can earn Command Points for each of the following achievements only once during the event.
BLOOD & OIL – Play an army composed of only battlegroup models and win at least one game.
4 points
CREATIVE CRUSHER – Play a fully painted army during the event.
2 points
LOYALIST – Wear a faction pin, faction t-shirt, or any other faction-specific apparel throughout the event.
1 point
MEAT GRINDER – Destroy or remove from play 10 or more enemy troopers in a single turn.
2 points
REAPER – Win a game in which 50 points or more of enemy models are destroyed or removed from play.
2 points
SLAMMIN’ – Cause collateral damage to five or more enemy models with a single power attack.
2 points
SPEED DEMON – Win a game in under 25 minutes.
1 point
UNSTOPPABLE – Win a game in which five or fewer friendly models are destroyed or removed from play.
2 points
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! – Destroy or remove from play three or more enemy warjacks,
warbeasts, or monstrosities in a single turn.
2 points
SERIOUSLY, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! – Win a game in which the only enemy model destroyed or removed from play
by attacks made by friendly models is the enemy warcaster or warlock.
3 points
Contents and Game Rules ©2001–2016 Privateer Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Privateer Press®, Iron Kingdoms®, WARMACHINE®, Convergence of Cyriss®, Convergence, Cryx®, Cygnar®, Khador®, Protectorate of Menoth®, Protectorate, Retribution of
Scyrah®, Retribution, warcaster®, warjack®, HORDES®, Circle Orboros®, Circle, Legion of Everblight®, Legion, Skorne®, Trollbloods®, Trollblood, warbeast, Steamroller, and all associated logos and slogans are trademarks of Privateer Press, Inc. Permission
is hereby granted to photocopy and retain electronic copies. Any such duplications shall be intended solely for personal, non-commercial use and must maintain all copyrights, trademarks, or other notices contained therein or preserve all marks
associated therewith. Privateer Press reserves the right to remove this permission or revise contents herein at any time for any reason.
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