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Friday, 13 December 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 13th December 2013

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming post for miniature games, non-computer RPGs and some card games. Due to other things that my mean Tuesday's "Neoscream's Life post will be HUGE in the "AJ and the WWE" section (major moan about the Slammys, and studying, I may have forgot/missed some news bits. Sorry if I did.

Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. Planning for DreadBall Extreme is under way and there are rumours of a KickStarter for it and other future DreadBall expansions. DreadBall backer can now download updated versions of the Season Three rulebook and the Creation of book that have fixed some errors in the books and reference sheets.
Deadzone backers can now download the Mercenaries cards which sadly were not really in physical form for the first shipment. Also Mantic have been doing some un-boxing of the Faction Starter.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Bizarro and Blok from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; and Summoned Skull from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One.

Now for the Privateer Press news. Next Wednesday will see the release of the following items: Flame Bringers Protectorate Flameguard Light Cavalry Unit, Eiryss the Mage Hunter Commander Retribution Epic Character Unit Attachment, Optifex Directive Convergence Unit, Perforators Convergence Unit, Beast Mistress Legion Blighted Nyss Solo, Blighted Nyss Legionnaires Legion Unit and the Warmachine High Command expansion set “The Big Guns”.
Previews of some of the new stuff out March 2014 have been posted. These are: Warmachine: Vengeance (a new add-on book with a ton of new rules and stuff), Trencher Infantry with Three Weapon Attachments Cygnar Unit, Skarlock Commander Cryx Thrall Unit Attachment, Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps Mercenary Rhulic Unit, Trollkin Sorcerer Trollblood Solo, “Gatorman Bokor and Bog Trog Swamp Shamblers” Minion Unit and the second Hordes High Command expansion pack called “Elemental Rage”. Also out in March 2014 is the Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps Mercenary Rhulic Unit and issue 53 of No Quarter, but there are no previews for them.
This week there was an update on the Warmachine Tactics computer game. Things are going well. More computer models on characters and abilities are done.

Next is the Zombicide news. A new three mission campaign has been released called “Three Little Wishes”, which uses all three core sets.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. Last week I forgot to post that greens of some of next year’s releases have been revealed. These are the Moon Base Moon craw members.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. They have run out of the Experiment of Death box set during the week.

Now for the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. We finally get images of the foam from the Battle Foam carry case.

Past Events

On Monday I popped into Wargames Workshop MK to watch some game of Deadzone (as I am getting stuff from Kickstarter) and Dropzone Commander (for research for Mecha Knight). Sadly I got the wrong Monday for Deadzone. However, Carl (the store manager) arranged a game of Warmachine/Hordes with a new player, but Carl was feeling sick and did not feel up to a game. So he asked me to take his place and use one of the store forces as I did not have my stuff with me. I ended up with a Protectorate of Menoth force (as the store did not have Convergence of Cyriss and that I have some Menoth in the past) and my opponent had a Legion of Everblight force. Sadly I lost the game but it was close than most. Sadly due to time, I have not wrote up the army I used. I got a chance afterwards to see a bit of Dropzone Commanded. It was OK, but I do not see myself playing it any time soon or using any rules ideas in Mecha Knight.

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 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 Monday the 16th of December, Rob Taylor will be running more Deadzone demos in the evening. I plan on going to this.
·         On Monday the 23rd of December, instead of being Wargames night, it will be board games day with many board games happening from 12PM until close. I plan on going to this, but due to work it will be in the evening.
·         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 three Teraton players, the MVP Nightshade and Kyoshiro Tohdoh.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's DreadBall Figures
Kyoshiro Tohdoh figure
Kyoshiro Tohdoh from Code Geass

Next week should be three Holy Swords members, Captain Kara Black and Operator Akosha Nama.

Until next time, Armour Up.