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Turn-based tactical combat set in the award-winning world of the Iron Kingdoms. Command your custom squad of steam-powered robots and elite warriors in raging battles dominated by magic and mechanika. Battle online and after Early Access, play the forthcoming 21-mission epic single player campaign!
Release Date: Jul 9, 2014
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are very player-focused, looking for feedback on unit balancing, map construction and ways to build a better multiplayer experience. We also have very limited QA abilities on our side and we'd love to know more about your hardware configurations and how we can get the game playable on as many systems as possible.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be in Early Access until we are feature complete as per our Kickstarter goals. Our current target for the release of the full game is end of August 2014, pending a stable and functioning gaming environment and the completion of our single player campaign.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Early Access right now features one multiplayer map and four factions with fixed loadouts. The full game will include:
• An epic single-player campaign featuring 21 missions and an engaging storyline that will immerse you in the world of the Iron Kingdoms.
• Three multiplayer maps.
• Four factions, each with two warcasters, four warjacks, and multiple warrior units.
• A point-based squad customization system that allows you to decide exactly what units and strategies you take into battle.
• A revolutionary unit coloring system offering nearly unlimited visual customization of your squad.
• Play-By-Mail functionality
• Hot Seat mode, allowing multiplayer on a single computer
• Team up with or fight against computer controlled AI
• Special game modes like Take and Hold, Teams and Onslaught.
• Online Ranking and Leaderboards”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has all the gameplay functional between the four factions for a head-to-head multiplayer battle!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Early Access is currently priced to match our Kickstarter reward levels that included Beta access to the game. We have created a Deluxe Edition of the game that includes 20 additional units which will become available once the game completes Beta and the full version releases. After Early Access, a core game will be offered at a lower price that does not include the additional content of the Deluxe Edition.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are looking for as much feedback from the community as possible on unit balancing, squad building (eventually), our maps and multiplayer features.”
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7.29.14 Patch is live! Release notes here!

July 29th, 2014

New!

  • The Defender Warjack has been added to the Cygnar Faction!
  • The Marauder Warjack has been added to the Khador Faction!
  • The Vanquisher Warjack has been added to the Protectorate of Menoth Faction!
  • The Nightwretch Bonejack has been added to the Cryx Faction!
  • Combined Attacks are now available for Trenchers, Winterguard Stormblades and Man-o-War Shocktroopers. Note: Combined Attacks are still a work in progress, and there may be situations where the abilities do not function correctly.
  • Each faction now has a three pre-made squads to select at the start of a match. At least one of the new squads for each faction includes the new Warjacks.
  • Improved Connectivity with low-speed internet connections.
  • New options in graphics settings menu
  • Continued performance enhancements.

    Known Issues

  • The Vanquisher's Thresher attack does not do the weapon's full melee damage and does not make a seperate attack roll for each valid target.
  • Flameguard Cleanser's Incinerate AOE will not scatter on a miss but does not deal blast damage, or damage upon entering the persistent AOE.
  • Units performing Combined Melee Attack will do a Ranged Attack aiming animation.
  • Units performing Combined Ranged Attack do not Aim at their target.
  • Units can execute a combined attack by themselves, though do not receive any bonuses to their attack as a result.
  • A visual issue where the Repenter and Flameguard Cleanser's flamethrower sometimes appears to be continuously firing.
  • Revenger Repulsor shield does not push or move targets it hits or units that attack the Revenger in its front arc.
  • Warcasters who cast a spell after standing up from a knockdown will lose their movement action.
  • Casting Windrush while affected by Shadowbind will cause the player to become stuck and force the player to end Sorscha's activation prematurely.
  • Heavy Warjacks cannot trample through small-base units that are adjacent to one another.
  • Heavy Warjacks cannot trample if their trample movement would incur a free strike.
  • Set Defense does not increase defense against slam attacks.
  • Spray Attacks do not ignore Stealth or Concealment
  • The player cannot end the Trencher's activation while targeting with the Smoke Grenade.
  • Units sometimes will show incorrect facing after moving diagonally or being hit with a Free Strike.
  • Warjacks will sometimes not play all their attack animations when performing multiple attacks.
  • Putting focus into Stationary Units will remove the Frozen visual effect, even if the Stationary Effect is not yet shaken.
  • Units will appear to sink into either platform in the Forest Ruins map when standing on certain squares.
  • Units can move through the stone blocks near each deployment zone in forest ruins.
  • Trencher Smoke Grenades and the Flameguard Cleanser's Incinerate produce concealment but do not function as Cloud Effects.
  • Slamming a model into another model does not cause collateral damage or knockdown to the second model.

    Crashes

  • Computers running 32-bit Windows may see a crash when quitting to the main menu.
  • Rare crash occurring on certain hardware configurations.

    Coming Soon!

  • Deneghra's Cull Soul Feature
  • Warjack Power Attacks: Throw and Two-Handed Throw
  • Custom Squad Construction

    Fixed Bugs

  • Sustained Attack no longer applies its 100% chance to hit to other units with Sustained Attack.
  • Flameguard Cleanser's Vent ability now causes Continuous Fire.
  • Brute Thrall's Line Breaker can now be used after making an advance.
  • Brute Thrall's Souless Roar how has the appropriate range of 5 squares instead of 2.
  • Damage from Continuous Effects will no longer occur on the turn the Effect expires.
  • Special Icons indicating free strikes or control area will now appear correctly when selecting a destination for the Run action.
  • Fixed incorrect settings in Settings menu.

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07.25.14 - New update coming next tuesday!

July 25th, 2014

WARJACK PARTY!

Warjacks bring steam-powered force to the battlefield like no other unit in the WARMACHINE universe, extolling the virtues of each faction in everything from their aesthetic to their play style.

Get ready to unleash these bad boys into combat:

  • The Protectorate’s Vanquisher punishes the heathens with its Flame Belcher and rids Caen of their presence with it's Blazing Star!

  • The insidious Cryx Nightwretch not only brings an Arc Node for Deneghra’s use and abuse, but adds the Doomspitter blast attack!

  • The Defender slams onto the field in full force, bringing a Heavy Barrel cannon and the Disruption-causing Shock Hammer!

  • Khador keeps it heavy with the Marauder, introducing a deadly Combo Smite with its Ram Pistons!

    Check 'em out here!

    Also included in the next update:

  • Combined Attacks are now in! Give us your feedback!
  • Squad Loadouts are in! Select between multiple loadouts for squads – When Squad Building rolls out, this is how you will choose between your multiple loadouts!
  • Fixes for Continuous Effects, Sustained Attack and more!
  • More performance enhancements and settings
  • More UI work
  • Optimizations for low-speed internet connections

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The Digital Deluxe Edition Includes:

By purchasing the EARLY ACCESS DELUXE EDITION for WARMACHINE: Tactics, you’ll not only be able to jump into the Beta now, but you’ll receive the full version of the game upon release as well as 20 ADDITIONAL UNITS that can be added to your armies in the weeks and months following the game’s release, including:

• Eight Mercenary Warrior Units
• Magnus the Traitor Mercenary Warcaster
• Three Mercenary Warjacks
• Four unique Character Warjacks [of the Apotheosis] — one for each of the core factions.
• Four massive Warcasters [of the Apotheosis] — one for each of the core factions.

About the Game

In WARMACHINE, the very earth shakes during fierce confrontations where six-ton constructs of iron and steel slam into each other with the devastating force of a locomotive, where lead-spewing cannons chew through armor plating as easily as flesh, and where bold heroes set the battlefield ablaze with a tempest of arcane magic as they forge the fates of their unyielding nations in the fires of destruction.

Take control of an elite battle mage known as a warcaster and his army of unstoppable warjacks and deadly soldiers in this intense and aggressive turn-based tactical combat game set in the award-winning, steam-powered world of the Iron Kingdoms.

WARMACHINE: Tactics is a next-generation turn-based tactical game developed with the Unreal 4 engine. Cutting-edge visuals, an immersive world setting, and squad customization features offer a rich multiplayer experience along with an extensive single-player campaign that will appeal to fans of revered tactical games like X-Com: Enemy Unknown and The Valkyria Chronicles.

Learn more about the WARMACHINE: Tactics and the Iron Kingdoms at: http://warmachinetactics.com

This Early Access build contains:
ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

• Four armies representing the four core factions of the Iron Kingdoms. Each army contains one warcaster, multiple warjacks, and multiple warrior units
• Multiplayer maps: Forest Ruins and Trenches At the Border
• New content being added weekly!

SINGLE PLAYER
• One single-player scenario that introduces new players to the game before diving into multiplayer.

New units, maps, and functionality will be continuously released during Early Access, so keep checking back to see what's new.

The full version of the game will contain:
• An epic single-player campaign featuring 21 missions and an engaging storyline that will immerse you in the world of the Iron Kingdoms.
• Three multiplayer maps.
• Four factions, each with two warcasters, four warjacks, and multiple warrior units.
• A point-based squad customization system that allows you to decide exactly what units and strategies you take into battle.
• A revolutionary unit coloring system offering nearly unlimited visual customization of your squad.
• Play-By-Mail functionality
• Hot Seat mode, allowing multiplayer on a single computer.
• Team up with or fight against computer controlled AI.
• Special game modes like Take and Hold, Teams and Onslaught.
• Online Ranking and Leaderboards
• Expand your experience with regular releases of new units and campaigns, available for purchase through the Steam store.
• Multiplayer maps will be released regularly, always for free!


EARLY ACCESS DELUXE EDITION
By purchasing the EARLY ACCESS DELUXE EDITION for WARMACHINE: Tactics, you’ll not only be able to jump into the Beta now, but you’ll receive the full version of the game upon release as well as 20 ADDITIONAL UNITS that can be added to your armies in the weeks and months following the game’s release, including:

• Eight Mercenary Warrior Units
• Magnus the Traitor Mercenary Warcaster
• Three Mercenary Warjacks
• Four unique Character Warjacks [of the Apotheosis] — one for each of the core factions.
• Four massive Warcasters [of the Apotheosis] — one for each of the core factions.


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PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 32/64 bit
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Quadcore or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64bit
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Quadcore or Better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 670/AMD Radeon or HD 7870 w/2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.2
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Quadcore or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Internal solution
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.2
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Quadcore or Better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 780M/AMD FirePro D300 w/2GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1,909 of 2,412 people (79%) found this review helpful
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Early Access Review
They've lost their god damn minds with this price...
As someone who has the game, let me tell you, it is ABSOLUTELY NOT worth $65 to get in right now. There is 1 map, and 1 list for each of the 4 factions. You get no choices when it comes to building your list. Do yourself a favor and wait for the release, which will be cheaper anyways.
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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I really want to recommend this game because I'm a huge Warmachine/Hordes tabletop player (I backed the KS), but there is no way $65 is a justified price tag for this game in it's current state. Just to be clear, I do not think the early access is worth the extra money. The UI is unfinished which makes it frustrating to move warrior models around (and the lack of Units in the game makes moving 11 Mechanithralls "solos" a very time consuming process), game breaking bugs abound such as certain knockdown effects not affecting large base targets, some spells are listed on the UI but are not in the game yet, 20 FPS is about the max anyone can seem to get despite current gen computer hardware, and it is generally a painful rather than fun experience at the moment. I will happily create another review when the game is done, but as it stands I cannot recommend this purchase.

One thing I can say about the game in its beta state that will carry over to the final product is that this is *NOT* a clone of the tabletop game. Many spell effects and abilities differ, major effects like Disruption do not function the same, point costs have been changed since everything is now a solo, Warjack systems have been removed entirely so a jack with one box left functions just as well as a jack with 20 boxes, everything rolls three dice for attack and damage, and everything is grid based with an always-visible grid (read: pre-measuring). The devs have listed a full list of changes in the forums: http://steamcommunity.com/app/253510 These changes may appeal to you or they may frustrate you, just don't buy this game thinking you will be getting the same experience as the tabletop.
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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656 of 847 people (77%) found this review helpful
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As a kickstarter contributor and big-time Warmachine fan I do NOT recommend this game in its current state and at this price.
This is NOT an Early Access, this is more of a pre-order with a Beta access. Callint it EArly Access is awfully misleading and I'm am extremely disappointed in Privateer Press' in-house studio people or whoever decided to put that kinda price tag on a Beta product. Even when fully finished, the game will NOT be worth 65 bucks. That is the price of a Deluxe digital MMORPG, not a "deluxe" tactics game with 3 multiplayer maps.
Privateer Press has always been an awesome company to its fans and customers but this time it feels like they went completely crazy.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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549 of 732 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Помните раньше были демки бесплатные? Там один уровень, дернутый из середины игры и определенный набор оружия/юнитов на карте? Вот тоже самое, только за косарь. Кривая, сырая, глючит, одна карта, сейва нету. Брать следует через пол года, не раньше.
Remember earlier demos were free? There's one level, to pull out of the middle of the game and a certain set of weapons / units on the map? That's the same thing for only 65$ . Curve, crude, buggy, one card and no option t osave the process. Should take half a year, not before.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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$65? What?

MAYBE if it had incredible animations or a ton of fully rendered cinematics (not in game ones), or a really interesting customizable force based on the outcomes of the battles you fight. Currently I don't see that here.

I'm a Kickstarter backer and I'm really glad that I got a lot of extras + because there's no way I'd buy it for this price on Steam.

X-Com was worth the price. This isn't X-Com level.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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