I played Warmachine up to Prime Remix and Hordes a lot with buddies but took a break from all war games about 7 or 8 years ago. About 2 months ago my youngest son asked me about playing some miniature games so we dug out some of my old stuff to give us a chance to play some games.
My question is I heard we can download cards from PP for free to get the most up to date cards is that correct or do I need to buy the rules and cards for the forces?
Going to make another post with the models I have and make sure we can make some nice lists. Also get some feedback on what to buy next.
All of the cards are available for free on the card database, just select what you want, print them out, and put them in card protectors. Just to make sure you know, warmachine is now in its third edition, so you will want a copy of the rule book, though if I recall right it is also available for free online, but will drain your phone batteries if you use it too long.
One thing worth mentioning is just download the .pdf rules for now and do not buy the rulebook. The rulebook they sold, as well as the small ones released in the new battle boxes, have undergone several erratas and no longer contain the most up to date rules. I believe as part of some upcoming releases they have an updated rulebook they will be making.
Yea, about 95% of the rules are the same, most of the errata are clarifications. You can just print out a copy of the errata to go with your book. I would not invest in the big one, it doesnt really have any new lore in it and the rules are otherwise the same. You can probably find the small rules only one that comes in the battle boxes pretty cheaply.
Im a big advocate of the WarRoom2 app. TBH, its not the cheapest app in the store but I have got so much value out of it. What you pay for is every card in your collection (or the whole of WM/H, depending on what bundle you buy), updated when CID's or rules updates hit, for the entire length of the edition. Now that WM/H is doing iterative development I think it will be a while before another "edition" is released. Most people have a smart phone or tablet of some kind.