The most ancient enemy of the Iron Kingdoms—the Orgoth—has returned after centuries, bent on the conquest of western Immoren. As their barbaric forces march inland from Khador’s bloody shores, hastily mobilized armies from all across the Iron Kingdoms race to reinforce critical land routes in a desperate attempt to halt the Orgoth invasion before it can claim key cities and vital resources. 

Only the frozen gnarls of Blackroot Wood stand between the still-smoldering ruins of Port Vladovar and the great industrial city of Khardov. Four hundred years ago, Khardov was the site of the most fearsome Orgoth stronghold during the first occupation, and the invaders have marked it as the first goal in their path of destruction, intent on claiming it once more to unearth the dark secrets that have lain buried beneath the city since their exile. 

As the Orgoth invaders set wooded hills ablaze, scorching the terrain to create a black road that inches toward Khardov, Khador calls upon allies and past adversaries alike to take up arms against the invasion and stop the Orgoth before they can reach their former seat of power. What dormant horrors lie beneath the city’s depths, one can only imagine, unless the aid fails to reach Khador in time…

In the Battle of Blackroot, players will choose to fight as Orgoth invaders and their subjugated conscript forces or as the brave allied defenders of the Iron Kingdoms. Across a central battlefield at the center of Blackroot Wood, up to eight players using 50-point force lists will clash in a refereed multiplayer battle as the allied forces attempt to hold a line of guard towers until reinforcements can arrive and as the invaders seek to destroy those towers and march their armies inland. Meanwhile, smaller battles will take place throughout Blackroot, the outcome of each one determining which side grows in strength and advantage on the central battlefield. 

The Battle of Blackroot is the first in Privateer’s Legendary Event Series for 2023—three thematically connected narrative events that will take place at AdeptiCon and Gen Con and culminating at Warfaire Weekend, all to determine whether it will be the invaders or the defenders whose armies gain access to a powerful ancient artifact in the ongoing war for the fate of the Iron Kingdoms.

Limited seats for this event remain. Tickets can be purchased at AdeptiCon for $15.

Adepticon Info

Event Times


11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Deck out your WARMACHINE battlefield with the Guard Tower terrain feature. Designed to accommodate five 30mm bases or three 40mm bases on the top and bottom floors, the Guard Tower protects units and solos with Cover and Blast Resistance while also providing additional range to attacks made from the upper floor. Find it online at

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