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Friday, 6 December 2013

Gaming with Neoscream: 6th 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. Deadzone has started shipping. According to friends who went to the Mantic Open day, there were two new season four DreadBall teams. A convict team and a new dwarf team based on the Deadzone Brokkrs Dwarfs. These join the Yndij MVP (sadly by the sound of it there is no team) that was revealed a couple of weeks ago which I forgot to report about it the season four (DreadBall Extreme) line-up.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Emerald Empress and Mister Miracle from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; and Morphing Jar from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One.

Now for the Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain. The KickStarter ended Sunday night and the new stuff we get out of it since the last update were: An Extra Transfer Conduit, two extra V-consoles, two extra Cargo Crates, an extra Clone Chamber, a bunch of extra Railings, an Access Hatch counter and four Weapon Cache counters added to the Stronghold pledge level; a Docking Bay add-on; two new alternate skin Battle Tables; a new alternate skin for the Turbines; a Clean Wall set Add-on pack; and an Infested Wall set Add-on pack.
There were no public stretch goals by the end of the KickStarter. The KickStarter made £219,973 when the original target was £21k and go 1,653 backers. Sadly due the Kingdom Death Monster Survivor levels being re-opened for Black Friday, I had to drop this KickStarter due to money.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. On December the 1st, a ton of new stuff releases came out. These were: Bolo, Repair Drone, The Destroyer, Thuggees and Thhuggee Heads. This month's deal is that all orders will get free stuff, the more you order the better the free stuff is.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. Due to Black Friday I would like to re-list what they have in their web store now. There are: Dung Beetle Knight, The Chosen (it did sell out, but it got, Experience of Death and Pinup Great Game Hunter. Also Full Metal Planet has a huge stock of Kingdom Death stuff. Be warned, it is a Japaneses site and that you will have to e-mail them the order than going though the store. Here is a page for ordering things out side of Japan and here is the page with their Kingdom Death stuff.

Next is the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. A primed image of the first twenty elfs has been posted. They will start painting them soon.

Now for the Mekton news. Due to the wait for the artwork the deadline has been pushed back which was originally December 2013. The PDF should hopefully be sent out on the first week of January 2014 and the printed version if things go to plan will be shipping ever the end of January 2014 or the beginning of February 2014.

Next is the Hasslefree Miniatures news. They have been very busy catching up order as they were away for two weeks and mow they have hit their Christmas time promotions so they or busy again. The promotion is 10% off all orders or a free goody bag for all orders over £50. Due to all of this they are unable to make moulds of the Sculpting Competition, which means they will not be able to post the greens back until next year.

Now for the Privateer Press news. The December release schedule has been released. All of their December 2013 releases will be coming out on the 18th, a week before Christmas. These will be: 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”. The likely hood I be able to get The Big Guns is low, unless there is a game of something like Zombicide happening on the Friday and I am up to going.
Also this month’s Alternate art card for High Command is The High Reclaimer.

Next is the Interface Zero news. A ton of changes have been done due to proof reading like adding details on things like drones as people were finding it hard to understand how they work. Also there is just two more pieces of art to be finished for the main rulebook. Artwork is always a nightmare for "ALL" pen and paper RPGs back on KickStarter. An artist cannot be rushed.

Lastly there is the HeroQuest news. Due to problems with KickStarter which they have explained on their site (explained much better than I would be able to explain), they are dropping the KickStarter and will be moving to another crowed funding site.

Past Events

On Friday Bob brought Zombicide Toxic City with Zombie Dogs to Board games night. Me, Adrian and Ian joined in. At random I got Amy, Ian got Doug, Bob got Josh and Adrian got Neema. We were playing the Zombie Square mission. We ended up failing due to driving around in cars to run over zombies, especially zombie dogs.

On Monday I went to Wargames Workshop MK as I had to pick up some Mantic round bases off Bob who picked up a bunch for me at the Mantic Open day. Sadly I did not have any games arranged or got a game of DreadBall or 7TV. So I watched Rob T and Ian playing Bolt Action. Bolt Action is a 28mm World War Two game from Warlord Games. It is not a game I would get into as there are no robots or super powers in it. Historical games do not interest me, but I found the way they did turns and action tokens was very interesting. There are six types of actions a unit can make so the action tokens are special six sided dice. You needed a dice for each unit in your force and the dice have to be a different colour to your opponent's dice. These dice for both sided are placed a bag and then dice are drawn one at a time to determine who can active a unit (or deploy during deployment). A great way to do a "I move a unit, you move a unit" turn base system.

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 Walker Zombie, the remaining four Daughters of the Flame and Female Survivor Aya.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's Warmachine figures
CM Zombie Punk, I mean this week's Zombizide figure
Know for the Kingdom Death Aya pictures
Sadly I have lost one of the little lanterns
My full Daughters of the Flame unit

Next week should be three more Teraton players, the MVP Nightshade and Kyoshiro Tohdoh.

Until next time, Armour Up.