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Friday, 20 December 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 20th December 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. On Saturday I received my Deadzone stuff. Sadly it was missing the Specialist booster and a Faction Booster. Sadly there has not been a reply yet, but that is most likely because they are busy.
Mantic still has the KickStarter bug as there is plans for 2014 for a second DreadBall KickStarter, a second DreadBall Kings of War KickStarter, a second Deadzone KickStarter and if the Deadzone hard plastics turn out good a Warpath KickStarter.
Also on Jake Thornton's websites, Quirkworthy, PDFs for the Unprinted Deadzone abilities and the Beta Deadzone Asterians Faction Deck are up

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Lex Luthor and Stargirl from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; and The Forgiving Maiden from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One.
Also the new DC fans vote is up sadly due to the time I post my blogs and the time they put up the polls and results. Sadly you have missed the first round. The character that were up to vote for were: Atomic skull; Backlash; Catman; Elasti-Girl; Etrigan the Demon; Jeanette; Killer Moth; Monsieur Mallah and Brian; Negative Man; Silver Monkey; Vigilante; and Weird. The top six will move on to round two that should be up later today. The winners of round one will be revealed then and the winners of round two will be revealed next Friday when round three starts.
The two Gripplis
As you may have notice WizKidz have started the 12 day of ClixMas again. Days 1 to 6 are up on my blog. I will be posting days 7 to 9 tomorrow as I am busy tonight.

Now for the Zombicide news. On Sunday I found out that Toxic City Mall is out and according to a person at the store I spotted it in said it has been for a couple of days. Well I now have a boxed game size parcel under the tree. Also the PDFs of both Zombie Dogz and Dog Companions rules are up on their website.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. They have ran out of the Chosen in their web store ever just before or just after I posted last week’s post. This means there are just two figures left in their store Dung Beetle Knight and Pinup Great Game Hunter.

Now for the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. Greens for two of the Gripplis, the Treasure Chest and the inserts were revealed this week.

Next is the Journey: Wrath of Demons news. There was an update that was showing off the sculpts that are done with cut-out concept art of stuff still to be done.

Now for the Mechabrick news. Due to an unexpected problem with the company the KickStarter will be delayed. This could be a month or more, however it should be done by the end of 2014.

Next is the Interface Zero news. The final version of the 2.0 main rulebook is pretty much done.

Treasure Chest
Now for the HeroQuest news. Last week I missed a bit of news. If was back on crowd funding on Verkami who knew what happened and WAS fine. However two hours of being on Verkami took it down as they released it might have a negative effect on their world wide public image. Gamezone Miniatures is trying to find another crowd funding site, but I cannot see this being crowd funded. I am not a fan of how they got the licence to make the game, but I do believe that the game should make a comeback.

Lastly is a new Kickstarter I have backed from M and K Adventures called Anime Miniatures. It is a series of anime inspired 28mm figures. I am currently on the “Misaki and Fire Dragon” pledge level with Kenziee and Eldondale as add-ons. There is a ton of Stretch Goals, however until the main goal of $7,895 (they should have just said $8k) is done I will not be listing them. Here is a link for now, I will have to try to remember to add it yo the link list later.

Past Events

On Monday I managed to get a demo of Deadzone. I played Enforcers and sadly lost, but it was a very enjoyable game and got the brain juices following for Mecha Knight. I also watched a bit of Malifaux. It was quite an interesting as it uses cards instead of dice. It is a game I might pick up, however I do not think it will affect Mecha Knight at all.

Next week I should have Friday’s (today) Zombicide game and whatever I play on Monday. Most likely it will be more Zombicide.

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 Monday the 23rd of December, instead of being Wargames night, it will be board games day with many board games happening from 12PM onwards. 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 Holy Swords, Captain Kara Black and Operator Akosha Nama.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's 7TV figures from the Black Knights team
This week's Sedition Wars figures. Sedition Wars will be replace (well merged with) Deadzone in the future. 

Next week should be??? It is a Christmas secrete.

Until next time, Armour Up.