The big release coming from Privateer Press for July is the Forces of Hordes: Grymkin. In conjunction with this release, Privateer Press has shared their July 2017 book with us: Forces of HORDES: Grymkin—The Wicked Harvest.
Cast down to the hells of Urcaen by Menoth long ago, the Defiers and their grymkin armies have risen again to punish the wicked across all of Immoren. Freed by the Old Witch, Zevanna Agha, the Defiers now work toward their own ends. Each is a self-made godlike being who wields uncanny power to reap what is due from the corrupted denizens of Caen. The harvest of the damned will not end so long as the hearts of humankind remain tainted and debased.
Within these covers you will find a trove of evocative Grymkin lore and imagery that will prepare you to reap for the Defiers and harvest the sins of the wicked. Learn the shadowed history of the Grymkin and their dark masters, who dared to stand against the god Menoth. Tease out the truth of the horrific Grymkin warbeasts, formed from the Defiers’ own tormented nightmares, and acquire the secrets of the magical powers each Defier wields, known as Arcana, by which they reshape battlefields. Unleash the malevolent power of your Grymkin army upon your foes with two specialized theme forces, and take inspiration from a painting guide that will fuel your own maddened creativity as you summon your forces to reap the Wicked Harvest.
This 142-page book, released July 19, 2017, retails for $31.99 (hardcover $41.99). Unlike most of Privateer Press’ traditional literature releases, which primarily contain stat information corresponding to their monthly unit releases, this book is mostly made up of artwork and lore, making it something truly unique. It also contains a painting guide and templates for casting during gameplay. This book is more than just a gameplay guide, with double the artwork (big, bright images) and plenty of storytelling, it breathes more like a tome. Based on Privateer Press’ exciting initial releases, the Grymkin lineup promises to be truly distinctive.
Frank is an attorney and family man currently based out of Las Vegas. He’s a long time gaming enthusiast with a tabletop interest in most dungeon crawlers and map strategy games. If it has dice and minis, it probably has his attention.