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Users that are found copying special abilities and stats from model cards verbatim will have their contributions deleted and their account suspended for one week.
The goal of Battle College is to summarize and discuss models, not to infringe on PP's copyright and have this website closed.
Please refer to Editor's Creed for further info on what we can and can't say.


Welcome to Battle College

Battle College is currently under a major overhaul because of the release of Mk3, and due to this you will find a lot of missing pages, broken pages, and pages with very little content. We apologise for that, and also ask that you help us get back up and running!

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The old Battle College can still be accessed on wikispaces.

What is Battle College?

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Battle College Mission Statement
Battle College was created, and is maintained, for the purpose of helping Warmachine & Hordes players of all skill levels improve their game through knowledge of the game itself.

How do we do this?

  • Model Entries - Battle College is perhaps best known for having a short article on every single model in the game where we explain what it is capable of, and give a brief breakdown of its merits and downsides.
    • Explore the Faction pages, and you'll soon navigate to specific model entries.
  • Newbie Guides - We have guides on everything from "what Warmachine is" to "the best way for Cygnar players to defeat Khador players" (this is still really really WIP)
  • And more - Poke around and you'll find lots of useful information.


Who writes Battle College?

You do. Nobody takes responsibility for the content of BC. It's our own responsibility - all of us.

Everything here is written by volunteers - if there's something you want to add or correct, simply sign up for an account and soon you'll be editing away.

  • Check out the guides in the Contribute section before diving in to editing willy-nilly.
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Talk to other Battle College editors on the Facebook group page


Many players tend to not be able to get away from the idea that BC is "someone". That you can talk to BC and give it advice. "Hey BC, I think you should fix [...]" "Hey BC, [...] needs a new image". But you can't; if you try to talk to BC, you talk to yourself and the only answer is silence. Because there is no point in pointing it out - if you think it should be changed, change it. Most likely nobody else is going to do it for you. Other editors probably want to work on the things that interest them, not the things you spot and point out.

Rules and Rules Clarifications

At the top of every model page you will find a Rules summary. These rules are not the exact rules used in game (because that would be a copyright violation). Instead these summaries serve the purpose of informing new players what a model is capable of, and reminding veteran players which ability does which effect when they're researching a new faction. If you wish to get the exact model rules then you should download the official Warroom app.

At the bottom of every model page you find a list of Rules Clarifications. These clarifications are unofficial, except those with an Infernal Ruling. However each and every clarification attempts to "use the rules to explain how this works" rather than just "it works this way because I say so." The clarifications are based upon discussions between players on the official Rules Questions forum and can be considered the "communally accepted proper way to play the rule". In saying that though, we editors are human and do make mistakes; if you find a poorly explained Rules Clarification on Battle College then please bring it to our attention, either via the Talk:Main Page or on the Facebook group page

Battle College - A brief history

The original Battlecollege.com website was run by Ringsnake. Unfortunately, he did not feel he could maintain or update the site after the change from Mk I to Mk II. Most of the starting materials here are based off his work. By making this a wiki, our hope is to let everyone have a say, rather than just showcasing the opinions of one individual. As the games grow and evolve, so will the wiki. By letting a more general consensus appear, not to mention the voices of dozens of you mad tactical geniuses, we can get a more accurate, more inventive, and more dastardly tactica set up for the beginner. Who will turn around and invent something even more nasty?... Sharing is caring!

In 2014 juckto began pushing for a more organised approach to the model articles, to try and curtail player's negative opinions towards Battle College. He fleshed out the 'Basic Info' vs 'Thoughts On' distinction, introduced "ability templates", and standarised subheadings in the 'Thoughts' section.

In 2016, we had outgrown the capabilities of the wikispaces software (plus it was no longer free). With the release of Mk3 the decision was made to move to a proper wikipedia engine on a private server, which is generously paid for by Kinkade.

Battle College is a fan-created resource for players of Warmachine and Hordes and is not officially (or even unofficially) supported by Privateer Press.
All images copyright Privateer Press and are used here under limited permission.
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