Greetings WARMACHINE: Tactics Backers!
Development on our stretch goal rewards continues forward and we are pleased to announce the release of the next block of Mercenary content. Four new merc units, described below, will be available to you when you next update to the new build, released today:
For the mercenaries of the Iron Kingdoms, war is business and business is booming! Now get ready to meet your new CEO and his executive board…
Today’s update brings you an all-new Mercenary Warcaster and three Warjacks for his battlegroup allowing you to play an all-Mercenary squad in WARMACHINE: Tactics!
Magnus the Traitor (Warcaster*) “By my sword and the blood of my enemies, I will leave an immortal legacy.” Asheth Magnus works with the inexhaustible energy of a man utterly devoted to his purpose, which is survival and revenge. Once a loyal servant of Cygnar’s deposed king, Vinter Raelthorne, Magnus now sells his services to the highest bidder as he bides his time, preparing for the return of his exiled liege. A formidable warcaster and unparalleled tactician, Magnus’ mastery of warfare is as feared as it is in demand throughout the Iron Kingdoms.
* Magnus the Traitor can only be included in a Mercenary faction squad.
Mangler (Heavy Warjack*)
Originally hammered together from an assortment of scrap materials, the Mangler has quickly become a favored heavy warjack chassis among the mercenary companies of the Iron Kingdoms. Equipped with a massive spiked ball of riveted iron, the Mangler can smash through enemy formations in a single swing. The huge spike on its left arm is wicked in close combat and also leaves its hand open to execute throw power-attacks, making the Mangler as versatile as it is deadly.
*Mangler can be included only in a Mercenary faction squad.
Renegade (Light Warjack*)
Asheth Magnus’ magnum opus is a testament to his intuitive skill with mechanika. Based on the chassis of decommissioned Cygnaran ‘jacks, the Renegade exemplifies Magnus’ approach to war: overwhelming aggression accompanied by a total commitment to each battle. Armed with a savage chain-driven shredder scrapsaw and a one-shot obliterator rocket, whose powerful concussive blasts are able to toss troops like ragdolls, the Renegade is devastating in both close combat and from afar. But its most valuable feature is its arc node, allowing Magnus to channel spells from a distance — a coveted ability unique among mercenaries in the Iron Kingdoms.
* Renegade can be included only in a battlegroup controlled by Magnus.
Talon (Light Warjack*)
Originally developed as a frontline Cygnaran warjack, the Talon is a common sight in today’s black markets and salvage yards. Though retired from the Cygnaran armory in favor of more technologically advanced chassis, the Talon remains a favorite among mercenary companies for its reliable effectiveness in almost any situation. The Talon’s Stun Lance, while lethal against soldiers, has the added benefit of being able to stall enemy warjacks, making them easier to hit and unable to run or charge. Its spiked shield provides increased protection and a secondary weapon in close combat. Simple, but effective, the Talon will remain a staple of mercenary and freelance forces for many years to come.
* Talon can be included only in a Mercenary faction squad.
Please note that Magnus the Traitor, Mangler, Renegade and Talon can be played only in a Mercenary faction squad. As Magnus is currently the only available Mercenary warcaster, the Mangler, Renegade and Talon can only be included in a battlegroup with Magnus. Once additional Mercenary warcasters are introduced, Mangler and Talon (but not Renegade) can be included in those warcasters’ battle groups.
Also included in today's update is our first multiplayer scenario, Capture & Hold. Hold flags and control zones to accumulate points during a match for a whole new way to achieve victory in battle!
MISSING STEAM KEYS
We are still getting a high number of Backers contacting us about not receiving a Steam key for the game yet. Steam keys were sent to all backers in August. If you have not received your key, it most likely was consumed by your spam filter, and as it’s been quite a few months, has likely been purged since. If you cannot locate your missing key in your spam folder, please first configure your spam filters to accept email from WhiteMoon Dreams, and then contact MISSINGKEY@WhiteMoonDreams.com and let them know you need to have your key resent. They will be happy to get it right out to you.
Many thanks for all of your continued support and encouragement. We look forward to fulfilling more of your rewards after the first of the year, and wish you a holiday season filled with happiness and joy.
With boundless thanks,