Privateer Press Moves Portion of Back Catalog to New Special Order Service

Privateer Press Moves Portion of Back Catalog to New Special Order Service

March 12, 2018


Bellevue, WA — In an effort to help make its expansive catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures more efficient for distributors and retail stores to stock, Privateer Press has announced that it will be removing a portion of its WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures line from the standard U.S. distribution channels. The affected SKUs will no longer be available through distributors beginning April 6, 2018. All models marked for removal from distribution have been chosen based on their overall sales rate, with the intention of freeing up retailer and distributor shelf space for items with a higher sales frequency. To ensure the availability of SKUs removed from U.S. distribution, Privateer will implement a new retailer direct Special Order Service through its online store, which will allow retail stores to continue to offer those models to their customers without the pressure of having to keep them in stock. International distribution will continue to offer the entire catalog.

“With over fifteen years of exciting expansions, our catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures has grown to epic proportions, and we know that it can be a difficult for distributors to readily stock and intimidating for retailers to offer the complete line,” said Privateer Press Executive Director William Shick. “After discussions with both distributors and retailers, we realized we needed to streamline the rich and diverse catalog for these games to make it retailer friendly without resorting to eliminating models from the game completely. Our new Special Order Service allows retailers to remain a one-stop shop for all things WARMACHINE and HORDES by giving them the ability to place special orders for their customers for products that have been culled from distribution to ship directly to their store.”

Domestic U.S. retailers can visit for more information about the Special Order Service, including a complete list of products moving to the Special Order Service and how to register for a retail account on if they are not already registered.


About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter Prime magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or



WARMACHINE and HORDES are dynamic, 32 mm tabletop miniatures games set in the steam-powered science-fiction/fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. WARMACHINE and HORDES use the same rules and can be played independently or against each other, differing in the range of factions available in each game, and the manner in which each side wages war. In WARMACHINE, each player commands an army of detailed miniatures, including a warcaster, an elite soldier-sorcerer who possesses arcane power and the ability to mentally control a force of steam-powered mechanical automatons known as warjacks, and supporting soldiers. In HORDES, players command of a battle mage known as a warlock who can control an army of powerful warbeasts and warriors into combat.