New England Privateers

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The New England Privateers are a group of three long-time gamers (miniatures, board, card, we play them all) who have been putting on events on the local and national level for more than a decade – Paul “Snakeman” Shoemaker, Andrew “Hacksaw” Hartland, and Craig “Lonelymonk” Caton. We’ve run highly successful events on the local level from the New England Team Tournament and WARMACHINE events at TempleCon to the national stage including at GenCon Indy and PAX East.

hacksaw (1)Andrew “Hacksaw” Hartland lives in Murfreesboro, TN but is formerly of the Boston area. Andrew met up with Snakeman at the very first TempleCon and forged a gaming bond which has lasted to this day. Andrew is most well known for his significant contributions to organized play formats such as Privateer Press’ Steamroller tournament format and his execution of large conventions (GenCon, Lock and Load, etc.) all over the US. He is most proud of his family (Kristin, Tabytha and Zelaney) and their willingness to support his hobby of choice.


paulsmallPaul “Snakeman” Shoemaker lives in Malden, MA with his wife Kristin (who’s very understanding of his hobbies) and their two dogs, Penny and Eddie. Paul has been a Press Ganger for Privateer Press running organized play events for WARMACHINE and HORDES for over 10 years. Prior to that, he ran Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader tournaments, helped organize Shadowrun LARPS at conventions, and generally facilitated others having a great time.


CraigCraig “Lonely Monk” Caton resides in Grafton, MA where he holds the title Resident Curmudgeon. Craig pays attention to the little details, always looking for something else that needs to get done. He has been instrumental in making sure many big name events have gone off without a hitch, even when they looked in danger of being canceled outright. Helping organize a massive charity event, working organized play at GenCon, wrangling scenario tables, building terrain, it’s all in a day’s work for the Lonely Monk. He is very lucky that his wife Barbara has the patience to put up with his hobbies.