Warmachine and Iron Kingdoms

Monday, 26 November 2012

Steampunk has invariably found its way into the gaming world, and not just computer games.  Privateer Press is one company who makes such games.  The Iron Kingdoms are the setting for their games.  'It is a land like no other, a place where steam power and gunpowder meet sword and sorcery.' [1]

They label it Full Metal Fantasy, and it comes in two main forms.  One is Warmachine, a miniature wargame where 'players take on the role of warcasters as they lead their titanic forces into battle. Warcasters possess significant martial prowess of their own as well as having hardened warriors and magical spells to bring to bear. Players collect, assemble, and paint fantastically detailed models representing the varied warriors, machines, and creatures in their armies.' [2]

The other is the Iron Kingdoms RPG, which is into its second incarnation.  Initially a variant of D&D, it now has its own unique system that is similar to the rule set for the Warmachine combat miniature game.

[1] Privateerpress.com (2012) Iron Kingdoms | Privateer Press. [online] Available at: http://privateerpress.com/iron-kingdoms [Accessed: 26 Nov 2012].

[2] Privateerpress.com (2001) The Game | Privateer Press. [online] Available at: http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/the-game [Accessed: 26 Nov 2012].


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