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Rally Your Armies, Dominate Your Foes, and Give a Boatload of Commands in Warmachine: High Command

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

Warmachine High Command-smallAll right, so five minutes ago I won a copy of Hordes: High Command at the Games Plus Spring Auction and I’m feeling pretty good. Sure, who wouldn’t? Looks like a sweet game and it’s mine, all mine, thanks to my killer auction skills. That’s right.

And then, before I can even enjoy my victory, the auctioneer calls out the next item up for bid: a brand new, still-in-the-shrinkwrap copy of Warmachine: High Command, starting at the low, low opening bid of one dollar.

Wait, what? Is this the same game? Do I need to own this to play the other one? Come on! I still haven’t figured out the game I just bought. This is why I avoid miniature games, damnit! I’ve only owned it for five minutes and it’s already shaking me down for more money.

Take command and muster the military might of an entire nation to conquer the Iron Kingdoms! Warmachine: High Command is a deck-building card game for 2-4 players set in the steam-powered fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. This stand-alone game can be played with just the contents of this box or combined with other Warmachine: High Command products for a customizable experience. Leverage your resources, rally your armies, and dominate your foes to set your banner above all of western Immoren! This box contains game rules and 386 cards, including: 89 Cygnar cards 89 Khador cards 89 Protectorate of Menoth cards 89 Cryx cards 15 Winds of War cards 15 Location cards.

Warmachine: High Command was published by Privateer Press on August 28, 2013. Learn more at the website. It retails for $44.99; I won my copy at auction for $17. Reluctantly. I note that I now own two core sets of a collectible miniatures game and somehow I still don’t own any miniatures. God help me, I’m never gonna figure this game out.

3 Comments »

  1. Good news! These are card games that have nothing to do with the miniatures game. Except for that they have the same theme.

    You can play the two games separate or combine them for even more diversity.

    Also it looks like Privateer Press is releasing smaller card packs for the games that retail at 15. These packs aren’t random at it looks like at best they come out every couple months.

    Comment by Glenn - March 13, 2014 12:53 pm

  2. Glenn,

    Thanks! I was hoping there was at least one player out there who could sort me out. :)

    And that was going to be my next question… are the expansion packs a good idea? Or worth the money? (And when do I finally start to play with miniatures??)

    Comment by John ONeill - March 13, 2014 11:56 pm

  3. To be honest I haven’t heard much about it either. You could try boardgamegeek.com i’m sure someone has a review on it there.

    Or you could youtube it and someone might have done a video review.

    Comment by Glenn - March 14, 2014 7:39 am


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