So what is this thing I keep whittering on about? Privateer Press are the creators of a small scale skirmish wargame, called surprisingly Warmachine & Hordes.
Just to be clear, Warmachine and Hordes are essentially the same game; just with different titles. However there are some subtle differences, that make each of the unique. Both games are set in a world called the Iron Kingdoms, which is divided into East Immoren (Hordes) and Western Immoren (Warmachine). So I’ll start with Warmachine, which is the system I started with.
Warmachine is all about, hulking great engine driven titans; masses of undead/infantry hordes and magic slinging warcasters battling over the lands of Immoren. Anyone who has played D&D, will probably like this; because of the fantasy elements. There is also an element of Steampunk, with some of the Warjacks; powered by various types of steam engines.
Hordes on the other hand, has a very natural/naturalistic element to the game. There are no iron clad warjacks, instead we have Warbeasts; goliaths of their races. Like Warmachine, there is infantry and Warlocks who control the battlefield; as well as the warbeasts of their army.
So your probably wondering, can they fight each other: like Hordes and Warmachine? Simple answer is ABSOLUTELY! While the mechanics of Hordes and Warmachine differe slightly, they are essentially the same system; with game rules to govern both.