Warhammer's Mortal Enemy Now Has A Video Game

Warmachine, the tabletop wargame that's stealing a ton of Warhammer's thunder, is about to get its first video game adaptation. Provided its fans can raise $US500,000.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for Warmachine: Tactics, a turn-based tactical game for the PC and Mac.

Here are some of the main features, straight from the project page:

  • It's a "squad-level, turn-based tactics game featuring both a single-player campaign and online synchronous and asynchronous head-to-head multiplayer options."
  • "Similar to the concept of creating ability combos in a trading card game, units in WARMACHINE: Tactics can combine effects and abilities that support each other’s efforts and increase one another’s effectiveness."
  • "In WARMACHINE: Tactics, you’ll be able to save multiple squads in different configurations so that you can always pick the best load out for the mission or opponent at hand."
  • "The campaigns will deliver an extensive, story-driven experience. Although conducting your squad during campaign battles works exactly like combat in multiplayer, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose how the central character develops her abilities through the course of her evolution."
  • "One of the most exciting aspects of WARMACHINE: Tactics is being able to play against your friends no matter where you are or what time it is. Online multiplayer will support both synchronous and asynchronous play, so you can compete head-to-head against a live opponent on the other side of the world, or you can play the asynchronous “play-by-mail” mode, which allows both players to take turns at their leisure."

With 30 days to go, the project has already raised nearly $US300,000 of the $US500,000 goal. You can see way more screenshots, and more game details, at the campaign page.

Warmachine: Tactics [Kickstarter]


    This looks like something Warhammer should of done a long time ago, really looking forward to this

      If Games Workshop wasn't amazingly incompetent at adapting to new technologies and new markets then they might have! :P

      Warhammer has had a bunch of great video games. I really liked Squad Commander on the PSP, but there are all the better known ones too.

      yeah absolutely - problem is, as i understand it, that have a policy that they won't make computer games which are essentially digital reproductions of their core games (warhammer/40k). i mean, i love 40k, but if i could play it on a comp without having to spend thousands of dollars and man hours collecting and painting stuff, i'd be allllll over it - that being said I reckon they should make a 40k game (DoW3 perhaps?) which is more like planetary annihilation...you can't do planets on a tabletop!

    pledged of $550,000 goal

    At time of this post, soooo it going to happen

    Yep, already decided weeks ago to pay full (not the 3,000 bucks to appear in-game) to back them up. I'm all for Privateer Press's continued journey of spanking Games Workshop into the ground.

    Also, I think I might take my miniatures to PAX next week. Also thinking of bringing along Iron Kingdoms for people to demo if they're interested.

    Awesome, looking forward to it. I love warhammer style stuff but don't have the money nor talent to buy and paint it, so any videogame adaption of that type of gameplay is welcome.

    Warhammer's mortal enemy is the CEO of Games Workshop.

      Zing! Well that and it's shareholders (you WILL increase profits this year or else -> raise prices)

    It's funny that you can get the game for $20, but you don't get the manual unless you pay $25.

    Now if only Malifaux could get the same video game treatment.

    558k in just 1 day.

    I used to play 40k obsessively. Then the prices got offensively steep. Just offensively so. We gave it up. Warmachine started off clunky but has gotten fantastically good now. It's the game 40k wishes it was. Really looking forward to this :D

      Lucky in a way, I never had an interest in stuff non GW but then I won't be going for GW much either cause prices are insane. Enjoy your game!

      Last edited 12/07/13 9:15 pm

    Mmm, i saw me some butcher in there. Hopefully he'll be playable. Really earns the title of "Melee Monster" on the tabletop. hopefully the game does that justice.

    Good for them. Looks like they've already hit their goal but I'll stick to WH:40k games. The character designs seem to have a more thought our design and yeah not a fan of their video game models.

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