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Warmachine & Hordes EU Masters Championship 2016 Live Blog!

Warmachine & Hordes EU Masters Championship 2016 Live Blog!

We're off to the Warmachine & Hordes EU Masters Champions Tournament over in Brno in the Czech Republic! Justin and Ben will be heading over to take a look at the competition which runs from the 21st to the 22nd May.

Warmachine and Hordes EU Masters Live Blog

The winners from a tournament of 1,000 players are coming to Brno at an event hosted by Black Oil, and Privateer Press where they will battle it out to become the Warmachine Champion Of Europe!

You Could Win

Three lucky users who comment on this Live Blog will get themselves a MK III Battlegroup Box of their choice. All you have to do is comment throughout the Live Blog and we'll choose three lucky winners!

What's On?

Throughout the weekend there will be loads of neat events including...

Friday

  • Beers & Gears - Casual Games!

Saturday

  • Last Chance Qualifiers, Champions Arena, Warlock/Warcaster Arena, Achievement Hunt, Drink & Paint Challenge

Sunday

  • EU Masters Championship Tournament, Two 12/16 Player Tournaments

Also Doug Hamilton from the Privateer Press design team is going to be attendance throughout the weekend and we'll be catching up with him for sure!

You can find out more information about the event HERE and with the EU Masters PDF.

It's time to enjoy some Warmachine & Hordes!

Blogging At This Event:

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Welcome To The EU Masters Live Blog

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It's Friday night and we're just here for a quick update so you can meet some of the people behind this event here at Black Oil in the Czech Republic.

Look out for more photographs later tonight as the rest of the competitors from the EU arrive and of course everything kicks off tomorrow for real!

Beer & Gears - Enjoying Chatting Warmachine & Hordes

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While Justin Works Everyone Plays...

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While Justin is busy working on the videos for the Live Blog folks play some games...

As well as Warmachine & Hordes folks are playing some board games and other miniatures games like Frostgrave for example at Black Oil. It's a proper little haven for those who like their gaming.

While Justin Works Everyone Plays...

Lookie Here - A Taster Of What's To Come...

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Talking MK III Sculpts With Doug Hamilton

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We took some time to chat with the awesome Doug Hamilton from Privateer Press about the work he's been doing on the new sculpts for MK III of Warmachine & Hordes.

As a bonus to those of you on Beasts of War we also have some images of the sculpts below in their component parts. Check back over the weekend to see them assembled and (maybe) painted...

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The Black Oil Collection

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Vladimir, who owns Black Oil, allowed us to have a look through his cabinet of miniatures from his own collection and take a few snaps of his armies.

He has some interesting paint schemes but the one that caught by attention was for Retribution with the black rimmed by light blue to make it look as if they're glowing.

We'll see if we can get a look at some of his bigger miniatures soon.

The Black Oil Collection
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A Teaser For Tomorrow

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...we just keep on with the teasers don't we? Justin sits down with Doug to ask about what's going to be coming up in the Q&A Sessions that he will be holding over the next couple of days.

As always we try and find out what might be getting discussed for MK III and of course the future too.

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Welcome To Day Two – Last Chance Qualifiers Ahead

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A quick one guys so we can get stuck into a day full of Warmachine & Hordes. There's some fantastic stuff on the cards and the place has plenty of excited players ready to defend their honour!

List Writing & Setting Up

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Everyone Gets Set Up & Ready To Play

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While the place gets set up the competitors who will be taking place in a few relaxed games today get set to writing lists and getting their models ready.

Everyone Gets Set Up & Ready To Play
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Champions Convene!

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You can meet the Champions, who have got their orders now, and learn more about them in the bios below…

Who do you think will come out on top tomorrow?

Champions Convene!
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The Marcus' Miniatures Show Off Stunning Trollbloods

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The Marcus' Miniatures are here at Black Oil showing off their painting talent and soon you'll get a look at some assembled and painted versions of the Warcasters and Warlocks that you saw yesterday.

We think the paint jobs on these Trollbloods is insane!

The Marcus' Miniatures Show Off Stunning Trollbloods
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Talking With Head Judge Jason – Last Chances & Champions

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We talk with the Head Judge for this weekend, Jason, about the plan today including the Last Chance Qualifiers and the Champions Arena.

We'll come back to Jason today to see how it's been going!

What They're Competing For Tomorrow!

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The First Games Underway

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People are now getting stuck into their games and seeing if they can not only prove themselves against each other but maybe even beat a Champion...

The First Games Underway
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The MK III Warcasters Are Now Built!

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The guys from Templates & Widgets and The Marcus' Miniatures have now built the new Warcasters and Warlocks for MK III.

We catch up with them to find out which were their favourites...

Lunch Time!

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Beyond MK III – A New Warp Wolf For Circle Orboros!

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Doug sits down with Justin to have another chat about what's coming next for Warmachine & Hordes.

In this video we're talking about the new Warp Wolf that is on the way soon(ish) after MK III launches. It's freckin' ace!

You can take a look at the model in more detail in the gallery below. Don't forget to share this one with your friends.

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Crunching Heavy Metal & Some Fancy Paint Jobs

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While the view of most armies in Warmachine & Hordes is that they're not painted when they hit the table - it seems like most of the folks here have taken the time to get stuck in and paint some nice models.

See what you think from the battlefields of today...

Crunching Heavy Metal & Some Fancy Paint Jobs
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Catching Up With A Champion – Tatu Purhonen

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We caught up with the EU Champion from Finland, Tatu, and asked him about his faction of choice and what his tactics are for this weekend.

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Templates & Widgets Terrain

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Some of the neat terrain that you see here on the tables has been produced by Templates & Widgets who have been working on a range of MDF terrain which also contains magnets...

They have also shown off some of the Base Inserts that they have been using for the likes of your Warmhordes miniatures.

Templates & Widgets Terrain
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Round Two Of Last Chance Qualifiers Underway

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As you can see some more games are underway as folks try and get themselves into the big leagues.

We'll hopefully have more interviews with the players for you soon as we pick the brains of the Masters.

Round Two Of Last Chance Qualifiers Underway

The New Warcasters & Warlocks Coming Along Nicely

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Hench 'Jacks & Plenty Of Neat Moments

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It's interesting how the games ebb and flow in Warmachine & Hordes. Here you can see two rather immense looking armies with Colossus at their command facing off.

One thing that is missing from many a Warmahordes table though is terrain - but I reckon that that's made up for by the larger than life creatures you play with.

Hench 'Jacks & Plenty Of Neat Moments
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Talking Tactics With Italian Champion, Alessandro

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We got to talk to Alessandro who is the Italian Champion about which factions he likes playing, some of his tactics and what he fears on the tabletop...

You can also check out some of his painted Circle Orboros models below as they make up his army for the weekend.

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New 'Casters & Painted Surprises

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See what you think of how the Warcasters are looking right now as one of them is completed and the other is slowly but surely getting finished.

We also have a look at some models from Doug Hamilton's collection and a rather fine looking bust.

New 'Casters & Painted Surprises
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Some Skorne Love As We Talk To Champion - Martin Hornacek

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We talked to another of the champions from Slovakia who actually won the Irish Masters and secured a place here.

He has a real thing for Skorne and so shares some of his tactics and tips for using the faction.

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BBQ Time

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Vladimir has put on some good grub with a very nice BBQ!

Got to love the hospitality here at Black Oil. This place is a really nice venue and if you end up in Brno I suggest coming to check it out. Even if you don’t play miniatures games the board game selection is great too.

BBQ Time
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Final For Last Chance Qualifiers

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Cygnar Vs Legion of Everblight becomes the finale for today as these two battle it out to try and get a place in the Masters tomorrow.

It looks like it's going to be an interesting fight.

Final For Last Chance Qualifiers
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Q&A Session With Doug Hamilton From Privateer Press

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Doug Hamilton from Privateer Press talks through some of the decisions that go into his sculpting for models within the Warmachine & Hordes range and gives us a taste of what it's like within the studio.

If you have any questions you might want to get answered by Doug we'll ask him tomorrow!

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It's Getting Tense

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Both Cygnar and Legion are having some tough fights on the tabletop as the game closes in towards its final moments.

As you can see the board state is quite fragile but it could go either way depending on those inch by inch moves.

It's Getting Tense

Legion Win

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Welcome To Day Three! The EU Masters Championship Begins

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So, the big day has come. Here we have a full day of EU Masters for you to enjoy as the big cheeses from around Europe have convened for a big clash today.

We'll have a chat about more of what's going on today soon!

The Upcoming Raffle Goodies!

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Battle Commences – A Run Down Of The Day’s Format

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Jason, the Head Judge here at the competition gives us the lowdown on exactly how the day is going to run. The Champions have their competitors and it should be a challenge today...

You can find the Rules For Masters over on the Privateer Press website.

...we'll catch up with Jason throughout the day and find out how his picks are doing and who has come out on top.

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First Games Get Underway

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The Champions have now got stuck into their games and we have some interesting match ups with some neat armies too.

We'll post up the army lists for each player later on today so you can have a look at what they're bringing to the tabletop.

First Games Get Underway
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Warcasters & Warlocks Get Stuck In

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The guys are now getting stuck into their games and the board is set, the pieces are moving! There are some interesting tactics at work here and we'll be catching up with some of the champions we followed yesterday to find out more.

Warcasters & Warlocks Get Stuck In
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Tatu's First Round Experience - How Is He Doing?

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Tatu is one of the EU Masters Champions (from Finland) that we followed yesterday to ask him his tactics and we spent some time delving into how his first game went.

Will the Butcher see glory by the end of today?

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Champion Army Lists

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You asked for it and so we took some snaps of the Army Lists for the various players here at the tournament.

Have a look at them and see what you think of their army composition...

Champion Army Lists
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Awesome New Retribution Model Coming Soon

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We're back with Doug to talk about some new models for Warmachine & Hordes. This time around we're looking at this Retribution Solo, the Lys Healer...

...don't panic. A new Legion Warbeast is coming soon.

Painting Begins Again – New Warcasters/Warlocks Coming Together…

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The One You’ve Been Waiting For – New Legion Character Warbeast!

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Check out this utterly epic new sculpt from Doug Hamilton as he shows off the new Legion of Everblight Character Warbeast that he has been working on.

Now comes the guessing game. Whose Warbeast is this and what kind of abilities do you think it will have?

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Enter The Headhunter Contest From Privateer Press

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Right HERE you can go and join in with the Headhunter Contest from Privateer Press which could net you a rather fantastic looking trophy from the battlefield...

...would you prefer the Trollblood or the Cygnar Warjack?

Enter The Headhunter Contest From Privateer Press
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A Lunch Time Raffle...

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We break for lunch and will soon be catching up with what's going on for Round Two.

I got to say, the folks here at Black Oil make some great grub and serve some wonderful drinks...

A Lunch Time Raffle...
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Round One Over - Round Two Beginning Soon

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With Round One over we talk to Jason about how his predictions worked out.

As for the underdog from yesterday unfortunately he lost! We'll catch up with some more of the Champions soon.

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Round Two Gets Underway

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The players have their match-ups and things are closing in towards the chance to become a full on Champion of Europe.

See how things are progressing...

Round Two Gets Underway
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The Next Scenario Is Brutal...

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This next scenario has a dangerous Kill Box meaning that you're Warcaster or Warlock has to get close to the action or you'll end up giving up victory points to the opponent.

It will make for some hairy moments for sure!

The Next Scenario Is Brutal...
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Chatting With Bob About EU Masters

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We talk with Bob Watts about the weekend so far and what he thinks of the event.

There's still plenty more games to come so keep an eye out.

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The Results Of The Drink & Paint Challenge

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Now we didn't get to cover the Drink & Paint Challenge last night as it was a little hectic BUT we do get to see the results in the light of day.

Leading the pack we have Vladimir's attempt but the others could pass muster...maybe? I don't think drinking and painting goes hand in hand.

The Results Of The Drink & Paint Challenge
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Spot Prize Time – A Signed Wraith Witch Deneghra (NOW WON!)

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We have been having a look for some more goodies for those of you who have been following the Live Blog throughout the weekend.

By commenting on THIS post here on the Live Blog you could win a signed Wraith Witch Deneghra by Doug Hamilton, a signed Program by all of the organiser's here AND some Limited Edition Pins + Badges thanks to Privateer Press.

See Final Video For The Winner

Comment below and let us know what you think of the Blog so far.

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Doug Gets To Game!

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While Doug Hamilton has been answering a lot of questions over the weekend he has also got some time to play a game.

He's squaring up against Trollbloods with his Legion of Everblight.

Doug Gets To Game!
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A Legion Solo Preview From Doug Hamilton

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As well as the big Legion Character Warbeast and a new Solo for Retribution Doug also showed off this fun sneak peek at what's ahead for the Legion at a smaller scale than 'big bloomin' beastie!'

Here we have the Nyss Warlord with some very sharp blades.

Doug Battles On!

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Last Chancer Champion

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We catch up with Kevin from France who battled through the Last Chancer games yesterday to get a place in the skirmishes today.

He talks us through his choices of faction and leader as well as some tactics for the tabletop.

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The Forces Arrayed

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Some of you asked for a close up of the armies that are being played today. So, we took some time to take a look at a few of them below...

Let us know which one you'd like to see in more detail.

The Forces Arrayed
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Catching Up With Italian Master - Alessandro!

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We talk more with Alessandro about his games that he's played today and find out where the games went and what went wrong/what went right...

It's interesting hearing about the trials and tribulations from the days gaming.

Doug Wins!

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A Proper Scrap – Catching Up With Jason

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We talk to Jason about the end of the last round and what the stakes are as we move towards what could be a Championship game.

It comes down to a few important faces here so see what you think.

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This Rounds Battle Are Intense

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The battles that we're seeing here are pretty intense as they are getting to that point where one slip up could end the competition for players.

The competition will be decided soon.

This Rounds Battle Are Intense
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It Comes Down To This Game...

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Mathieu is taking on Christoffer and this will decide the final standings for this competition here in Brno. As things stand if Mathieu (in green) loses then Sascha will win - one of the other Masters!

We'll have a winner soon so keep an eye out.

It Comes Down To This Game...
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Q&A Time With Doug – Your Questions Answered

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In this second Q&A session from Doug we got some of your questions answered and learned a bit more about the process behind building miniatures for Warmachine & Hordes.

Find out more below...

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It’s Over – Sascha Is The New EU Champion

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Mathieu ended up losing which means that Sascha, who won his game, has ended up winning the EU Championship and coming out on top as the master of masters.

We have a little celebratory chat with him...

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The Awards Finale

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Bob Watts runs through the positions at the end of the day and Sascha gets his trophy!

The Final Standings...

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Final Thoughts…

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Justin sits down with Doug, Bob, Jason and Vladimir to talk about their final thoughts on the event...

With that in mind we have to give out a HUGE thank you to Black Oil for hosting the event. They have been superb and supplied us with a great venue and a wonderful welcome.

We hope to be back again next year for more fun and more Privateer Press events.

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yavasa
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This coverage is going to be epic!

dinoman1987
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looking forward to see this and the amazing new stuff they are gonna show off. Best of luck to all the participants.

wesadie1969
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Looking forward to this as WMH is an unknown to me.

zeker1966
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This will be interesting. I like where PP are going.

lunchbox
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Champing at the bit for mk3. Looking forward to watching this coverage.

tonysilvey
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Justin is going to be like a kid in a sweet shop!

briper82
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Wish I didn’t have to work so I could stay on a watch the updates roll in. Alas, airliners don’t fix and dispatch themselves. Can’t wait and the the EPIC battle reports.

debriefyt
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I am so excited for this!

davegotsu
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Will have to keep an eye on this. So looking forward to the new edition!

nakchak
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Looks like a lot of fun, and the beer is excellent

darkredeemer
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looks l;ike ill be sitting at my pc all night. good to see more about the new edition

darkvoivod
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Really need to play more warmahordes.
This’ll be interesting

mckarok
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Looking forward to this, I am a big fan and avid collector of both Warmachine and Hordes!! Would love to get my hands on a MK3 starter box don’t mind which one!

yavasa
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@dignity spell some beans. Is the coloured plastic hard one or the soft one? 😀

yavasa
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Maybe it was supposed to be spill.. hmmmm

brennon
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Check out the latest entry in the live blog @yavasa 😀

yavasa
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Thnank Ben 🙂 I meant Brno under the vid 😛

darting
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Looking to geht back into WM with the new edition. Therefore I’m very interested in the changes.

guindor
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Go Panos GO!

lordsharick
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…Looking good so far!!!

darren2961
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was in right at the start of hordes release and had a blast learning warmahordes but has it often does life got in the way but now really wanting to dive back in to mk3 .out of interest can any one point me in the right direction regarding the backstory has I have most of mk2 to catch up on

doctorether
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Ah grand!

markosaurus
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Can’t wait for this release! 🙂

jarminiatures
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have a great weekend… Justin looks like he is in his element….

mliguori
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Glad Justin got there in one piece and is able to cover some great Wm/H news. Looking forward to following this.

voidjumpr
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Aah man this is gonna be good I can just feel so it.

tyrannuslibris
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Gonna be a good weekend. Looking forward to MK3.. though I’m suddenly dreading the PP booth at GenCon this year…. dear god.

leevoth
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I’m so looking forward to MK3 .. gonna be a blast!

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