The Warmachine Call to Arms early bird period went well, and I’ve seen tons of cool posts from people in our Facebook group already of painted minis and cool ideals for conversions and lists. The official start date for the Call to Arms is only this week! There’s still tons of time to sign up, get involved, and paint some minis for the new edition this summer.
So now that we’re officially kicking this thing off, what are we doing this summer for Warmachine, how do you get involved, and what’s the new edition like?
Summer of Warmachine
We already had the first tournament of the new edition, which was a ton of fun and a lovely learning experience. What else do we have planned? The following is a list of fully-painted-required events. Each of these gives free or discounted to Call to Arms participants, but is open to anyone to play in.
Jun 30 – Warcaster Mega Battle – Bring one caster and slug it out!
Jul 14 – Warjack Ninja Warrior – Play through an obstacle course with your favourite Warjack or Warbeast.
Jul 24 – Zero-Point Mega Battle – Bring a warcaster or warlock plus their battlegroup.
Jul 30 – 75 Point Tournament – Our second large tournament of the new edition, and our first painted required one.
Aug 7 – 35 Point Doubles Event – A small tournament where you bring a friend and battle two-v-two.
Aug 21 – Brush of War Painting Contest – Submit models from the Warmachine and Hordes range into a painting contest with three categories.
Aug 21 – Rumble – A new format designed by Privateer Press for faster games played on a 3×3 table.
Sep 4 – Victory Celebration – Show off what you finished painting, play some games, and pull names from the Victory Draw.
So as you can see, there’s a ton going on for Warmachine this summer. We’re also having game nights every Thursday evening, and scheduling pick up games using the BKG Warmachine Facebook group (which you should join).
Now is the time to join the Warmachine Call to Arms. For only $30, you get free or discounted entry to all of the cool events we’re talking about, and you get to paint an army and share your accomplishment with the community. If you spend $150 in a single purchase for your new army, you don’t even have to pay that $30 — you get in for free!
You can participate in the Call to Arms even if you live far away and can’t get into the store weekly. There are several cool events, scheduled at different times in the week, and sharing painted models on our Facebook group is easy and interactive.
Each Call to Arms event you attend will earn you a ballot for the Victory Draw. Over the next few months we’ll be spoiling some of the amazing prizes for the winners of this draw. For now, let me just say there are lots of ways to get tickets for this draw, including participating, winning, painting, and playing games. The giveaways from this draw are going to be VERY cool.
Warmachine and Hordes New Edition
The new edition of the game has significantly changes every faction. Those old models you never painted before? Maybe they’re great now. That fun list you’d always wanted to play? Here’s an opportunity to build that army you’ve always wanted. The brand new edition is a great time to get involved in the game, to paint for the first time, to play more seriously, or even just to play more fun games.
We’ve got a store copy of the rulebook available for you to go through. The core rules of the game are available for free online, and the physical printing of the new cards will be available from Wednesday, June 29th. Jay already posted about the international shortages of product, so some decks might have to wait for reprintings. A few battle boxes will be available in store, and we’ll be restocking as soon as possible.