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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Neoscream's Life: 21st to 27th October 2013

RX-139 Hambrabi (Mobile Armour mode)
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done last week and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ Lee.



“Life”

With the course this week, our teacher was back this week. We first had the chapter two test which I did a hell of a lot better than the chapter one test I did the week before. In fact I did better than some people who already work with computers. After the test and a quick break we split into groups of two to three people and started to put together computers from old dead parts they had. It went well, but I was not happy with the cables as they were too messy.

I have started looking at prices of parts to build a new computer which I plan on doing next year after my course. I want to make something that can play my Steam games, mainly Warmachine Tactics when it comes out next year and to be a media centre for my room. I am planning on going for an Asus motherboard with Wi-Fi Go.

A little fact of life about buses I like to share with people. If you arrive on time for a bus, the bus will have turned up early meaning you have missed it. If you arrive early for a bus it will be late or will not turn up at all and the following bus will be late.  If you arrive late for a bus, it would have left on time so you have missed the bus and the next one will be late.



“AJ Lee (and WWE)

AJ was in a tag team match last week on Raw. It was her and Tamina Snuka verses the Bella Twins. Sadly it ended with Brie Bella pinned AJ and then Tamina carrying AJ away.

AJ was in a match ageist Nikki Bella on Smackdown and she creamed Nikki and made her tap out. Oh and Tamina beat the crap out of Brie too outside the ring.

Like normal I will talk about Sunday’s pay-per-view next week. Sorry about not talking about it last week, I forgot it was that soon.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Gundam Build Fighters
Monday
Watched: This week’s episode of The Gadget Show.
Brought and Received: A computer fan that was on sale. Might or might not be useful when I start building a new computer next year.

Tuesday
WLR: Nothing.

Wednesday
WRL: Nothing.

Thursday
Received: Got the old school Crusader Heavy Warjack I won on eBay.

Friday
Watched: Part of this week’s episode of WWE Raw.
KickStarter: I received my East Asian Village for 28mm Gamers stuff.

Saturday
Watched: The rest of this week’s episode of WWE Raw, this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episodes 1 to 3 of Gundam Build Fighters.
Brought: One Piece volume 2 on DVD and pre-ordered WWE 2K14 for the Xbox 360.

Sunday
Watched: Episode 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


Well that is it for now. Until next time, Armour Up.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Cosplay Deviants: 21st to 27th October 2013

Tank Girl
Heathen in "Tank Girl"
Welcome the Cosplay Deviants post, this is where I post PG rated previews of the week’s sets from the site Cosplay Deviant and sometime talk a bit about them too.



On Monday there was a new set from the new deviant Heathen. The set is called “Tank Pilot” and in it she cosplays as Tank Girl.




Hex Hypoxia in "Embrace"
Death from The Sandman








On Wednesday there was a new set from the deviant Hex Hypoxia. The set is called “Embrace” and in it she cosplays as Death from The Sandman comics.









Thumbelina
Nerdee in "Fairy Princess"






On Saturday there was a new set from the deviant Nerdee. The set is called “Fairy Princess” and in it she cosplay as Thumbelina.








This week’s Cosplay Cards section I have done update cards for Nerdee and Hex Hypoxia.





Until next time, Armour Up.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 25th October 2013

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”, the all new weekly gaming post that replace’s the “MK HeroClix”, the “Model Painting” and the “7TV Listings” posts as well gaming news and events that use to be in my “Neoscream’s Life” posts.



Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. Now that DreadBall is more or less over in terms of KickStarter deliveries, now the wait is on for Loka and then Deadzone first shipment which are both due out before Christmas. Mantic have added a Season One and a Season Two Free Agent packs and a Quick Change Artist pack for DreadBall onto their store as well as pr-orders of the new Elf stuff for King of War. As of Tuesday the final DreadBall KickStarter stuff has finished shipping from them. Due to stock problems the Season 2 team booster packs have been pushed back until November and also the DreadBall Ultimate box set is currently out of stock due to a huge demand for the book (this most likely means the Season Three book is ever on short supply or is out too). With the Mars Attacks KickStarter they have managed to unlock on the second week: Joe as an Alternate Saucer Pilot core add-on; Sidewalk Slaughter Suburban Accessory Set, Waste Disposal Suburban Accessory Set from Antenociti’s Workshop as Pledge add-ons (not available with credit); a new Pledge Level called “Alien Abduction” which cost $300 and gives you the Starter set, $300 of credit and any bonus stuff from “Will of Man level” and above; Army Expansion deals from both sides as add-ons; Kickstarter Exclusive Martian Supreme Regent with any pledge of $350 or more during the campaign (pre-survey); Kickstarter Exclusive diorama with two Martians Raising a Flag with any pledge of $500 or more during the campaign (pre-survey); a Martian t-shirt pledge add-on; a Martian USB pen pledge add-on; and the core add-on Martian Mayhem which if you get it with credit you will also get the Mars Attacks version of Blaine. Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: Wrecked Car Scenery Piece at 2,540 backers; Giant Robots Core Add-On at $460,000; a military upgrade for the truck at $465,000; one more character added to the starter set; more Giant Bugs; new scenery types; weapon upgrade to the truck; maybe some small animals; maybe some curvy civilians; maybe some sneaky Martians; and maybe a Martian DreadBall team. I am heavily considering pulling out of this KickStarter, not because of the long wait for the third shipment of the final DreadBall shipment. I will have by time Mars Attacks comes out a lot of miniature gaming systems and I cannot see me really playing in. The terrain at first glance was great, but I am finding it is too 2D for me as there seems to be a huge lack of elevation. I will want until the last couple of days before pulling out if I do and I will still support the project. I think it is the pull of a great deal and the fact I have backed all but one of Mantic’s KickStarters (I did not back their first one, Kings of War) that is drawing me in than anything. Sadly by the look of things, apart from the hung starting boom and the huge boom during New York Comic Com, the KickStarter is not doing that well. It did just over $22,000 and 76 new backers in this week. Ok, thing well pick up by next week end when it is ending and is has beaten both Kings of War and Loka. But will it beat DreadBall’s $728,985 or get anywhere near Deadzone’s $1,216,482? Only time will tell.

Blaine
Before I move onto any other news I would like to list all to miniature gaming systems I own:
  • Warmachine.
  • DreadBall.
  • Zombicied.
  • A DeadZone Force (or two).
  • Super Dungeon Explore.
  • Robotech RPG Tactics.
  • HeroClix.
  • MechWarrior and Gruntz 15mm.
  • 7TV, 7ombie TV, 7th Voyage, B7MG and DWMG (Doctor Who Miniatures Game) (I grouped these together as I swap to from one and other and from other games like Zombicied).
  • Planning on getting Kingdom Death: Monster when it comes out.
  • And game(s) I am working on like MS Wars (which will be ever renamed to Mobius Wars or Mecha Knight.).


Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: The Melter, Hammer Industries Drone and Justin Hammer from Marvel The Invincible Iron Man; Eowyn and Eomer from Lord of the Rings The Two Towers; The Joker and Joker Thug from DC Batman Arkham Origins; and Cyclops from Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men. There are some major rule changes and errata coming soon due to the Watch List that was set up. TAs part of WizKids’ ongoing efforts to maintain HeroClix as the most exciting game they announcing the rollout of a new initiative last month called the HeroClix Watch List.  From time to time they may announce figures and mechanics that have already been released that may require refinement for the overall health and betterment of the HeroClix gaming community. The first bunch of figures and mechanics had been through this and new rules have been made. They just have to write them into the next errata with the right wording.

The second Elven Thief
Now for the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. I had upped my pledge to include Elven Thief (the first one) and Kitsune during the week, but with the second Elven Thief I might up it to include her. They have managed to unlock during the last seven days: A Trumpet, Harp and five other musical instruments were added to the Luthwaine's Caravan adventuring party (the musical instrument from last week’s post was a Kazoo); the League of Cyn'Thark adventuring party with Elven Priest, Elven Sorcerer, Elven Necromancer and three Grippli Hunting Party members (as well as the Elven Scout); and a Troll Rock Chucker and a Female Troll Mage (Stonehaven Miniatures are known for throwing in trolls to their KickStarter). Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: Elven Female Fighter added to the League of Cyn'Thark adventuring party at $47,500; Elven Infiltrator at $52,500; a Pixie Quester at $48,000, $49,000 and $50,000; another Elven Thief at $57,500; and Kitsune at 500 backers.

Next is the Zombicide news. There is a new mission up on their website that is for Season Two called "Run For It!".

Now for the Hasslefree Miniatures news. They are away on a road trip until the 2nd of November but they did release five new figures and two pre-orders a couple of days before hand. The new figures are the final two members of the core Spec Ops squad ("cough" SG-1 "cough") and three Zombie apocalypse survivors, while the pre-order figures are two fantasy characters. As the core Spec Ops squad ("cough" SG-1 "cough") members are done, there is a bundle deal for them. I plan on picking this up in the future for a 7TV team. Also images of figures that are currently being made were revealed with some names. Even though they did not name her I can see Shimmer there. Sweet, a new Shimmer.

Aya Origins preview
Next is the Kingdom Death news. There was a long awaited update on their KickStarter. The first since I started talking about it on this blog. Due to some major problems with the armour kits, they have invested a significant chunk into a special software license to make sure the parts do fit with each other with ease. CGI photos of this and the masks from the starter set and Lion Knight Expansion pack have been revealed. Card, token and Book artwork have been revealed as well as the resin version of the Sunstalker Dancer and some detail artwork of the back of the Dragon King. The main rule is currently over 140 pages. Everything is looking great and it is great to see a bit of the comic book story of Aya. And speaking of Aya, I finally picked one up on eBay. Move away from the Update, the Kingdom Death web store has be replaced and now stocks some extra Pinup Architect and by the look of things a ton more Experiment of Death box sets. Also in the comments Adam revealed that Nightmare Ram will have its own Kingdom Death Monster expansion pack with a new Armour Kit to go with it.

Now for the Mekton news. The results for the poll are in now and it looks like the mecha in the rule book will be listed by teams.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. There are now public rules for their Blake's 7 Miniatures Game (B7MG). This uses the 7TV rules as a base. Seems quite interesting and I might introduction some of the new stuff to my 7TV teams and game like the Open Lock Special Effect, as it was a pain when everyone can do it. Also on November the 1st they will be release seven St Searle's Foundation for Young Women member from 7ombie TV to join lost years zombie hunter Misty.

Now for the Privateer Press news. I picked up for just under £6 (including postage and packaging) an old version Crusader Heavy Warjack on eBay so I now have a full starter set of Menoth as the stuff I picked up at Campaign had a second Vanquisher instead of a Crusader.

Next is the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. Not really much news this week. They will be running Demos at Detroit Fanfare in Michigan, which they will be sell in limited numbers (100 each, both is metal) the Convention Exclusive figures of Max and Miriya’s mecha. Also there was a preview image of the Quel-Gulnau Recovery Pod.

Lastly I like to talk about a KickStarter that I am not backing (will OK I am backing it at $1 so I can get the news on updates), but I would like to share my support called Shadows of Brimstone. It is a Wild West verses horror monsters board game with a very heavy role play feel. I am not backing it as like I said in the Mantic news I already own/plan on owning a bunch of Miniature games already and I have not really been a Wild West fan (apart for Wild Wild West due to Will Smith). It is a game I would really want to play may be own my own character, but not having in taking out what little room I have. In the first two days they have managed to fund in and unlock: the female variants of the Outlaw, Gunslinger, Preacher (Nun), US Marshal and Bandido; the male variants of the Rancher and Saloon Girl (Piano Player); the “Dark Omen” encounter pack; The Scafford Gang; Colonel Scafford; the Dark Stone Brutes; the Prospector hero class; Extra tiles add to the main pledge levels; Serpentmen Warriors; two new Otherworld “Caverns of Cynder” and “Trederra”; and the "Blood Money" encounter pack; and Lever Men. Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: the Orphan hero class at $300,000; and a female variant of the Indian Scout at $235,000.



Past Events

There was nothing this week. Next week if something happens on Monday I will I will post it here, oh and HeroClix on Thursday too.



Future Events

·         On Mondays at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming night.
·         On Tuesdays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Card games night (or is it just Magic the Gathering).
·         On Thursdays York House in Stony Stratford is open from Wargamers and Boardgamers.
·         On Fridays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Boardgames night and Friday Night Magic.
·         On Thursday 31st of October, there will be a Halloween special HeroClix games at York House. Rules - 600 points, four actions, a minimum 10% to a maximum 25% of team total must possess the monster keyword.
·         On Saturday the 2nd of November, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 16th of November, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. As I am on holiday then I will most likely be going to it.
·         On Saturday the 7th of December, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 15th of December, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

The Crusader Heavy Warjack I got from eBay
York House has a £3 on the day gaming fee and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they only take yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The Hall officially opens at 7PM, but normally people start arrived 15 to 20 minutes early.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a pack of Magic the Gathering cards unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr. Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre paying your place in tournament (highly recommended) please go to their website which there is a link to their site under my links to the right hand side of this blog.



Painting and Converting

This week I have done the final Exemplar Cinerator, the seventh Robot Striker, the seventh Robot Guard, two Female Corporation players, Seacom and two Uman Alliance Soldiers.

This week's figures front view
This week's figure rear view
The Battle Angels
The Chromium Changers
The full five man Exemplar Cinerator Unit

Next week I should be doing Dwarf Alliance Soldiers, four Zombie Walkers, a Zombie Runner and four Choir of Menoth members.



Armies

After posting last week's post, I realised I forgot a 7TV team the Empire.



This team will only be 100 rating for now, but I might consider doing a 200 rating version in the future.



Homemade Rules

This week I have my altered stating rules for 7TV based on the ones on the forums. Starting stats apart from Movement and Hit cost one Basic Character Stat Modifier to up a stat by one up to four and then it is two to up it by one to six. Stats up by Rating and Production points go up normal. Stats apart from Movement and Hit cannot be modified past six outside spending Production points or double the starting archetype stat when spending Production points. The Hit stat can only be modified by Also-Starting (+1 mix) or by spending Production points (x2 Archetype starting). There are no limits for movement. One stat can be reduced by one (or by two with Movement) to gain one Basic Character Stat Modifier. Stat modifiers from Also Staring are treated as being brought by Rating (as they were).



Until next time, Armour Up.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Neoscream's Life: 14th to 20th October 2013

RX-139 Hambrabi (Mobile Suit mode)
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done last week and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ Lee.



“Life”

At collage last week we had the chapter one exam. Sadly it did not go too well. I should have memorised pin numbers of cables/posts and memorised the note more than forcing on things I was having problems with. Plus my reading skills was having problems as I miss read two of the questions. I really need to keep an eye on that. After the test we did chapter two which was on Health and Safety and equipment. SEEMS easy. Hope I do better next test. This week might/might not happen as the backup teacher is not free and they do not know if the main teacher is back from his sickness until Tuesday. They say that they will tell us what is happening on Wednesday. The following week there will be no course due to half term, so HeroClix should be happening instead.

On Sunday Richard was back to coffee after about a month away and Simon and his family joined us at coffee to. We arranged to play Left 4 Dead 2 on Sunday evening, however due to internet problems with Richard and a hangover with Simon it was postponed. This ended up being a good thing as my laptop died on me at about 7:30PM. I only managed to get it working again last night (Monday).



“AJ Lee (and WWE)

AJ was back from her concussion this week. On Raw she was at ringside during the match between Tamina Snuka and Brie Bella. Nikki Bella was banned from ringside by Stephenie McMahon. This made it a fair fight as there was no twin magic and Tamina did not need AJ's help or got it. Tamina won the match and then began beating the crap out of Brie. After that AJ slipped on the Black Widow to punish Brie for missing a week of action.

AJ was also on Smackdown. She had a non-title match against Brie. Sadly the tactic AJ and Tamina used on Battleground did work and sadly AJ lost so Brie is the number one contender again.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Watched: This week’s episode of The Gadget Show and Star Trek: Into Darkness (OK it was the Sunday before, but I forgot to list it last week).

Tuesday
Watched: Episode 5 of season 6 of On The Table by Beasts of War and last week’s episode of BBC’s Click.

Wednesday
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Thursday
WLR: Nothing.

Friday
Received: The third and final DreadBall shipment.
Other: I received an e-mail saying that my East Asian Village for 28mm Gamers KickStarter stuff is in the post now.

Saturday
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown.
Brought and Received: Batman Arkham City, Galactic Civilizations I Ultimate Edition and Galactic Civilizations II Ultimate Edition all on Steam.

Sunday
Watched: Episode 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this week’s episode of BBC’s Click.
Brought and Received: Inks for my printer.
Other: Won an old school Crusader Heavy Warjack and Female Survivor Aya on eBay.


Well that is it for now. Until next time, Armour Up.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Cosplay Deviants: 14th to 20th October 2013

Harlay Quinn from the
Batman comics
Melissa Drew is "A Little Batsy"
Welcome to another Cosplay Deviants post, this is where I post PG rated previews of the week’s sets from the site Cosplay Deviant and sometime talk a bit about them too. This week there was no Saturday set for some reason.






On Monday there was a new set from the new deviant Melissa Drew. The set is called “A Little Batsy” and in it she cosplays as Harley Quinn from the Batman comics.








KathTeaKatastrophy in "Trickster"
The Female version of Loki from the
Marvel comics




On Wednesday there was a new set from the deviant KathTeaKatastrophy. The set is called “Trickster” and in it she cosplays as Loki from the Marvel.


  
Sadly there is no new or updated Cosplay Cards this week.



Until next time, Armour Up.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

DreadBall - The End of the KickStarter

Hi all, just after posting this week’s "Gaming with Neoscream" post, I received a call from my mum saying that a parcel has arrived for me at her place of work (where I had my DreadBall KickStarter stuff delivered to). Coaches Renton, Orcy and AJ were excited about the delivery too.

It has arrived.
AJ slaps Orcy for planning on opening the box with a sledgehammer 
The opening begins
Their in. But it is only the first half
The content of the first half
Now for the second half
Still working on it.
We are in. Season Three has started.

Mantic had sent out to backers more stuff than originally planned (or told knowing Mantic). In steed of just a Prone token for each of the season two teams as part of Striker for the final shipment, they included one of each of the extra sculpts too. Same goes for any extra season two prone tokens ordered. This means I have EVEN MORE robot players as I ordered two extra prone tokens for them. With the extra Mee`kel Judwan I mistakenly got in the second shipment, I can make a Judwan team. I would have posted earlier, but I have been busy starting painting my Half-Shell Blasters and Wyn Greth’zki, who will start appearing in late November to early December. Now it is the wait for Loka, Deadzone, Robotech RPG Tactics and OVA (which I beat it will not appear this year).


Until next time, Armour Up

Friday, 18 October 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 18th October 2013

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”, the all new weekly gaming post that replace’s the “MK HeroClix”, the “Model Painting” and the “7TV Listings” posts as well gaming news and events that use to be in my “Neoscream’s Life” posts. Due to problems with the KickStarter list (which use to be on the right hand side of the blog) I have been having, I have decided to drop it and added the major KickStarters that I follow to the Links list.



Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. When I got to Wargames Workshop MK on Friday last week I found that they have the DreadBall Ultimate box set in since Tuesday. WTF. Mantic stated that they would ship store and pre-order stuff after KickStarters, however I still had not gotten my shipment yet by then. On the next day Mantic revealed yet another major problem that is delaying shipment that they NEVER stated until now, which they should have known about the problem about a month ago. Due to a great demanded on the three new MVPs, Gabe and the Season Three second wave stuff that have not hit stores yet (Alternate sculpts, prone tokens and Keeper) from the third survey, they found that they did not have enough. These figures have been remoulded in metal now so they can cast them on site (apart from Gabe who was metal in the first place). My major problem (other than most of the stuff arriving to stores first while KickStarters SHOULD have been first) with Mantic at the moment (which is making me really rethink about backing Mars Attacks) is that the card/token problem for Ultimate and the shortage of these figures would have been notices when they started shipping late last month, if not well before hand in the case of the figures, but they NEVER told us strait away. They SAY that it should finish shipping this week and that they will post to say everything has been sent. However, the way things are going I would like to bet that on Saturday they will reveal yet another problem (maybe not enough season three teams or not enough boxes to pack the stuff in or something they should have known before they started shipping). As this is posted I have not YET received the final shipment and Mantic has not posted to say everything has been sent ever. OK it might have arrived on Thursday, however my mum was of work that day and it ships to her work place. If it had arrived or arrives on Friday I will do a special blog post during the weekend. This Mantic started revealing all the new stuff the Elves will get in King of War. First were the character The Green Lady, her friends Keris and Shaarlyot and the redone Stormwind Cavalry. Keris and Shaarlyot are a point of the revamped Mantic Points store which I forgot to talk about last week (as well as the all new look site). Mantic Points store also includes all the excursive DreadBall coaches and MVPs and several of the old Kings of War characters it use to have. With the Mars Attacks KickStarter they have managed to unlock on the second week: Martian Saucer with Heat Rays Core Add-ons, seven more Martian Grunts (including one commander and two with Freeze Ray) added to the starter set (the four extra to the pledge levels last week was a mistake, they were add to the starter); a five man Martian Marine unit with commander and special weapon core add-on; the human characters Deke, Phil and Troy added to the starter set; the Martian Dredd core add-on; a US Trooper with Rocket Launcher added to the starter set and units; a five man Stealth Martian unit with commander and special weapon core add-on; a pack of five scared Civilians core add-on; the Patriot Silverback DX500 Flatbed Truck core add-ons; the game expansion set Mars Attacks Escalation; improvements to the card and cover artwork improvements and two extra cards added to the Exclusive Topps Trading Cards add-on; Command Saucer upgrades add to all Saucers; a bonus Kickstarter Exclusive Martian General Tor figure in alternate pose to everyone who has pledged at The Front Line level and up before Sunday 27th October; and the human character Esteban Ramirez will come with the Escalation expansion if you buy it with credit. Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: Joe as an Alternate Saucer Pilot core add-on at 2,250 backers; Wrecked Car Scenery Piece at 2,540 backers; Sidewalk Slaughter Suburban Accessory Set, Waste Disposal Suburban Accessory Set from Antenociti’s Workshop as Pledge add-ons (not available with credit) at $435,000; Giant Robots at maybe $500,000; one more character added to the starter set; more Giant Bugs; new scenery types; weapon upgrade to the truck; and maybe a Martian DreadBall team. I have drop the pledge, from Early Bird 5 to Early Bird 2. The Mars Attacks Escalation expansion pack at first included a brand new rulebook with more scenarios and unit types, more ruined scenery, three additional mats, six Science Division Grunts, six Novas Vira Militia, Martian Attack Saucer and a Patriot Silverback DX500 Truck, but this will be increased from future stretch goals. Monday night and most of Tuesday things came to a halt for some reason, in fact the Pledge amount drop by a couple of hundred. There must have been something wrong like the Amazon payment system not working.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of Assimilation Target Prime from Star Trek Tactics III; Altem Sentinel and Wolfhawk from Mage Knight Resurrection; the duo figure of Absorbing Man and Titania from Marvel The Invincible Iron Man; Black Mask and Black Mask Thug from DC Batman Arkham Origins; and Galadhrim Elven Soldier and Haldir from Lord of the Rings The Two Towers. As of last Friday, Star Trek Tactics III is now at. On personal news I won a bid for the chase figure Hulklops (a Hulk version of Cyclops) on eBay. Got him for about £10, but sadly he does not come with his card.

Now for the Privateer Press news. Preview of the stuff out January 2014 have been revealed. These are Bane Thralls Cryx Unit, Houseguard Riflemen Retribution Unit, Houseguard Thane Retribution Solo, Eradicators Convergence Unit, Elimination Servitors Convergence Solos, Raluk Moorclaw the Ironmonger Mercenary/Minion Trollkin Character Solo and the Hordes High Command: Savage Guardians Expansion Set. Wednesday next week will see the release of Ghordson Earthbreaker Mercenary Rhulic Colossal, Steelhead Halberdiers Mercenary Unit and Fennblade Kithkar Trollblood Trollkin Solo.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. They have restocks of the For Ghouls and Colleges 7ombieTV book and the cards that go with it. Plus they have also added the physical copy of 7th Voyage supplement Myths and Monsters and the fourth set of Future Freedom Fighters are now available in their store too.

Now for the Interface Zero news. There is an Equipment Chapter preview up on the KickStarter update page. For some reason I cannot view it so I cannot really say anything yet.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. There is an interview with the creator of Kingdom Death over here. It is reveal there is a lot more great figures in the works other than the KickStarter stuff. My favourite just by name is Before the Wall which is a precursor to Beyond the Wall. There are a couple of preview images of Nightmare Ram.

Now for the Elven Adventurers Box Set news. This is a new KickStarter from Stonehaven Miniatures to make a bunch of elf adventure figures like they have done with Dwarfs and Gnomes in the past. My favourites are currently Elf Sniper and Kitsune. Elf Thrift is great too but is an odd one. The concept art seemed dark and moody while the sculpt is young, cute and a bit too skinny (sound like the Geek Goddess AJ). I am currently backing at the Pick and Chose level, planning to get Elf Sniper. They have managed to unlock during the first four days: Elf Librarian and Enting added to the Keepers of Everwood Adventuring Party; the Luthwaine's Caravan Adventuring Party with Elf Sniper, Elven Foot Soldier, Elven Longsword, Elven Fate-Weaver, Elven Bard, Elven Illusionist and a musical instrument; the Completionist level; and Elven Scout. Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: For every $1,000 which started at $36,000 there will be a musical instrument added to Luthwaine's Caravan adventuring party (there will be eight musical instruments in total); Elven Sorcerer at $37,500; Elven Necromancer at $42,500; and Kitsune at 500 backers. Looks like Elven Scout, Elven Sorcerer, Elven Necromancer and Kitsune will be a part of some kind of shadow party.

Next is the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. The rulebook and stat cards are all laid out and going through final proofreading. Also all minor tweaks to sculpts are just about done. They has released a 3D rendered image of all modes of the YF-4 and it is looking great.

Lastly, the results of the Hasslefree Sculpting Competition 2012 are finally here. The winner of the Fantasy Category was Griselda the Stern by Tom Emmett and the runner up was Bridget by Alessio Cisbani. Never voted for ever, but both were good figures. The winner of the Modern Category (if you could call it modern) was Majest by Steve Shaw and the runner up was Whisper by Cindy Dukino. I never voted on Majest as she felt like she was in the wrong category. She would fit a Past/History category better if there was one. Whisper felt more like she should have been in the Fantasy category, however there was something about this figure I like and I ended up voting for it.  Lastly the winner of the Sci-Fi Category was Steampunk Gina by Jack Sutter and the runner up was Cyberbelle Suzi by Rebecca Eley. Steampunk Gina was a great looking figure and was a close contented. Cyberbelle Suzi was a nice figure that was ruined by the gas mask. From what I understand standard (due to changes to the rules) the winners will get resin figure of their winning entry and a £50 vouchers for the Hasslefree Miniatures store. The runner ups will get a resin figure of their winning entry and a £25 vouchers for the Hasslefree Miniatures store. Everyone who entered (including the winners and runner ups) will get one set of all the winning and runner ups figures (one set per person, not per entry) in metal and metal versions of any of their figures that have been chosen for production. Starting from next week I plan on adding Hasslefree Miniatures on the news section as standard thing then just talking about the competition.



Past Events

Mars Attacks KickStarter
On Friday last week I went to the Horde High Command Demo at Wargames Workshop MK. Sadly due to numbers some people had to use Warmachine High Command decks. It ended up being people who have played Warmachine High Command in the past use Hordes High Command and people new to High Command used Warmachine High Command. Sadly there was only time for one game and as there was seven of us, we split into two multi player games. I was up against the three new players, two of which are Adrian and Michael who I know from HeroClix. I was using Circle and I did crap. It was my worst result ever in High Command. I think I might stick with Warmachine side of things. It was Adrian who won in our group.

Next week if something happens on Monday I will I will post it here.



Future Events

·         On Mondays at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming night.
·         On Tuesdays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Card games night (or is it just Magic the Gathering).
·         On Thursdays York House in Stony Stratford is open from Wargamers and Boardgamers.
·         On Fridays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Boardgames night and Friday Night Magic.
·         On Saturday the 19th of October, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I will not be going to this as I do not play 40k anymore.
·         On Saturday the 20th of October, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton. I have decided to include Guardians of Tyr’s Northampton games in the events list.
·         On Thursday 31st of October, there will be a HeroClix game at York House. Currently there are no details for it.
·         On Saturday the 2nd of November, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I will not be going to this as I do not play X-Wing.
·         On Saturday the 16th of November, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. As I am on holiday then I will most likely be going to it.

York House has a £3 on the day gaming fee and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they only take yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The Hall officially opens at 7PM, but normally people start arrived 15 to 20 minutes early.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a pack of Magic the Gathering cards unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr. Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre paying your place in tournament (highly recommended) please go to their website which there is a link to their site under my links to the right hand side of this blog.



Painting and Converting

This week I have done Neclaw, a Zombie Abomination, a Zombie Fatty, a Zombie Runner, a Zombie Walker and an Exemplar Cinerator.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's Zombicide
This week's Warmachine
This week's 7TV (Neclaw)

Next week I should be doing the final Exemplar Cinerator, the seventh Robot Striker, the seventh Robot Guard, two Female Corporation players, Neclaw and two Uman Alliance Soldiers.



Armies

This week's 7TV listing will be the re-listing of my James Bond team.


In the future I plan on adding Q, Felix Leiter, Miss Moneypenny and M. I have now complete re-listing team. OK I have background to do with a bunch of teams, but I can sort them out ever when I post new ratings or at a later date. So this section MIGHT not appear next week.



Homemade Rules

This week I have the X-Guard extras for 7TV, Alliance Soldiers. There are currwntly the Uman and Dwarf versions, but more might appear in the future. The Uman Alliance Soldiers are basically the Soldier extra. However they have the Armour special effect instead of the Military Training one to represent the Bio-Armour they wear. The Dwarf Alliance Soldiers of the same as the Uman Alliance Soldiers, but with some extra differences. Their Movement is reduced to 4 so that the Strength could be increased to 4. Plus the Corporal can be equipped with a Hand Weapon (4+) at a cost of 2 ratings.



Until next time, Armour Up.