June 14, 2017 by brennon
This new game plays using the core rules of Warmachine & Hordes but drops the Warcasters in favour of these new solos, showing off smaller clashes between soldiers on the battlefield. Your games will feature a handful of soldiers per side and games can be played in as little as maybe half an hour.
One of the other big things about this new skirmish game is that it features alternate activation rather than having players activating their entire force in one go.
Here’s more of what Privateer Press had to say about the game…
“The Company of Iron box set is designed for two players and will contain two twenty-point armies, including a unit of Cygnar Stormblades and a unit of Minion Farrow Brigands. Additionally, two all-new character solos will be included to lead their respective units: Lieutenant Gwen Keller and Agata, Queen of Carnage.
These new models can be used in both Company of Iron and in WARMACHINE and HORDES. All components needed to play the game are in the box set, including rules, tokens, and two types of cards that allow players to choose specialities for their squad leaders as well as battle plans that can provide powerful effects and advantages in combat.
Company of Iron uses the core rules of WARMACHINE and HORDES but has been tailored for the scale of the game and the absence of warcasters and warlocks. Emphasising its fast-paced skirmish scale and the focus on small squads and solos, gameplay revolves around players taking turns activating one model at a time as opposed to the alternating activation in WARMACHINE and HORDES, in which players activate their entire army during a single turn.”
This sounds like it could be a lot of fun and a neat direction for Warmahordes to go in for pick up games. The game is scheduled to be released October 2017 costing $74.99 (around £60).
Will you be keeping an eye out for this one?
"The Company of Iron box set is designed for two players and will contain two twenty-point armies, including a unit of Cygnar Stormblades and a unit of Minion Farrow Brigands. Additionally, two all-new character solos will be included..."