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Friday, 22 November 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 22nd November 2013

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming post for miniature games, non-computer RPGs and some card games.



Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. Loka has begun shipping and I have received mine pretty quickly. The figures are a bit big compared to 28mm, especially the fifth element queen. I think I might be able to use her in Kingdom Death than 7TV like I planned. It was in total twenty-seven plastic figures and one metal figure for about £28. At first it does seem like a good deal but after checking the store you can get eighteen for £15, it is not really a saving. However it does look like I got it before general public (not including the release event at a/the Nottingham Waterstones).
Deadzone is almost ready to start shopping, just odd bits like the terrain still to arrive. They MIGHT start shipping Deadzone next week if things go well.
Also DreadBall Ultimate patches are up on Mantic's store for pre-order and they will be exclusive to the store (and maybe conventions).

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Iron Monger 2.0 and another Iron Man from Marvel The Invincible Iron Man; Magik from Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men; and Mystical Elf with the Graceful Dice spell and the Skull Dice trap from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One. The Marvel The Invincible Iron Man set is now out in the USA, so how long will it take for my brick to arrive?

Now for the Shadows of Brimstone KickStarter news. They have managed to unlock or got during the last seven days: Grizzly Bear add on (not a part of the Mine Crate level) another male variant for the Gunslinger; Trederran Raiders; the “Black Fang Tribe” Mission Pack; the “Fire and Brimstone” Cynder Encounter Pack; the Cowboy Hero Class add-on; the Undead Gunslinger; Trederran Field Marshal; a second female variant of the Rancher Hero Class; an Undead Outlaw Gang; “Badlands Expedition” Game Supplement; the “Burning Sands” Blasted Wastes Encounter Pack; the “Cult of the Crimson Hand” Mission Pack; Beli’Al; and the Ancient One.
Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: A female variant of the Drifter at $1.05m; three Henchmen Allies at $1.1m; Serpentmen Shaman at $1.15m; three Harvestors at $1.2m; the “Belly of the Beast” Otherworld at $1.5m; the new game mode “The Impossible Hell Train at $2m. This will end by the end of the weekend so let us see what will be unlocked by then.

Next is the Privateer Press news. The day I post this issue 51 of No Quarter Magazine has been release and this coming Wednesday will see the release of the Temple Flameguard Protectorate Unit, the Reciprocators Convergence Unit and the Night Troll Trollblood Light Warbeast.

Now for the Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain. They have managed to unlock or got so far in the space of a week are: An extra Command Screen, an extra V-console and three extra Cargo Crates added to Stronghold pledge level.
Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: A third Well Mounted Medi display will be added to Add-On Pack 7 at $125k; a Locker and Bunks add-on kit at £130k; and a Detention Cell/Air Lock as a add-on pack at unknown amount (might even be at £130k with the other one); and XXX as a add-on pack at unknown amount (again, might even be at £130k with the other one).

Next is the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. All the Squadron and Support Cards have been approved and there are examples up for them.

Now for the Journey: Wrath of Demons news. They have managed to unlock or got so far in the space of a week are: Cleaner Peng add-on; Double Nightmare Bundle as an add-on; two Boof Bullserkers, two Yataru Bone Warriors and a limited time only a plastic female version of Tripitaka were added to the Boxed Game Upgrade; two bundle deals add-ons with all the Soul Hunters and Cleansers (one with and one without Soul Hunter Captain Xi Fung); the first expansion pack called “White Bone Demons"; a Resin Scenery-Water Well added to the Collectors Upgrade; a third Yangu Bone General was added to the “White Bone Demon” expansion pack; the “White Bone Demon” bundle add-on that gives you extra daemon minions; Dragon Qinglong add-on; and all backers of $320 or more (including shipping) will get a free plastic Yagara Bone Beast on top of and resin Jiangshi.
Stretch goal that were left as I start to post this were: Two new map tiles added to the “White Bone Demon” expansion pack at $370k; a plastic Bridge added to the Boxed Game Upgrade at $385k; and resin door set added to Collectors Upgrade at 2,000 backers.
This will end tomorrow so let us see what will be unlocked by then. I have now backed this at "The Resin Sage" pledge level with the add-ons of plastics of Dragon Princess Xiao Yan, Cleanser Zhilan, Soul Hunter Captain Xi Fung and the female version of Tripitaka. The pledge level comes with a Resin version of the Money King and an art book.

Two more Elven Adventurers figures
Next is the Interface Zero news. Their website is now up and is listed under the links section. Also there have been a lot of minor changes to the rulebook thanks to the proof reading by the backers.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. Their online store has run out of the Grand Mother figure. There should be an update up on the KickStarter on Black Friday (next week).

Next is the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. The first twenty sculpts are currently off to make molds so we will start seeing metal models soon.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. Better picture of the Thuggee, Bolo and The Destroyer. Plus some more new releases for next month which are a Turbaned head sprue and Repair Drones.

Lastly is some other game news. Last Saturday I pick up Sedition War: Battle for Alabaster. It is another board game from Cool Mini or Not, just like Zombicide and Super Dungeon Explore.



Past Events

Last Saturday I took part of the Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller tournament. Due to no having the time to write up about this until the day I am posting this as I have been busy studying like mad, I can barely remember what happened. If memory serves me right I was up ageist Jack Penn in the first round and he was using a Cygnar force. Sadly I lost. Again if memory serves me right I was up ageist Gary Webb in the second round and he was using a Circle force. Sadly I lost. On the third round I was up ageist Benji Hanson (or have I gotten round two and three mixed up?) he was using a Khador force. Again I sadly lost. In the fourth and final round I was up against Joseph Mead and he was using a Retribution force. I lost again. So overall I lost all four games, coming last in the tournament. Well in was my first tournament and it had been quite a while since last time I played. Hopefully by the next time I will have at least a unit of Reciprocators to give me more chooses. Coming lost did mean I won a prize, a wooden spoon. My force is listed under the Armies section of the post



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 7th of December, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 14th of December, Rob Taylor will be running Deadzone demos. Sadly due to work and the fact it is December I will not be able to do this.
·         On Sunday the 15th of December, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·         On Saturday the 18th of January, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 15th of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 15th of March, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.

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 two Vassals of Menoth, two Daughters of the Flame, Pin-Up Savior, two Teraton (OK I was misspelling it) Player and the MVP Wyn Greth’Zki. Pin-Up Savior is not currently on a base at the moment as I want to do something special 

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's DreadBall figures
This week's Warmachine figures
Kingdom Death Pin-Up Savior front view 
Kingdo Death Pin-Up Savior rear view
Kingdo Death Pin-Up Savior side view
Kingdo Death Pin-Up Savior side view

Next week should be at least another Teraton Player, a Krot, an X-Guard Dwarf, C.C., a Holy Sword, two Walker Zombies, one Runner Zombie and one Fatty Zombie.



Armies

Forge Master Syntherion -6 (to Warjacks)
Two Cipher Heavy Vectors 9 x 2 = 18
Inverter Heavy Vector 8
Two Miligator Light Vectors 4 x 2 = 8
Two Galvanizer Light Vector 3 x 2 = 6
One set of Accretion servitors 1
=35 point (the first time I am not a point or two shy)



Homemade Rules

The way my course is going, I will be dropping this section until February as the chapters are getting bigger (this week’s was tripled the size of previous week’s) and I also have to start going over past chapters for mid course and end course exams. The painting section will be dropping in numbers too, but that will start in December. I will be doing five to seven points instead of seven to ten a week.



Until next time, Armour Up.