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Friday, 17 January 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 17th January 2014

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. I learnt after posting last week’s post that all orders of DreadBall Kick-Off from their store during January will receive DreadBall Kick-Off Extra Time for free.
This week on their blog (link to their website is in the links list on the right) they have been revealing more about the DreadBall Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest pack.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Toyman, the Airplane toy, the Race Car toy, the Cymbal-Banging Monkey toy and the Teddy Bear toy from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; Firewing Pegasus from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One; and Alpha Class Sentinel in both modes and the Bystander Tokens that come with it from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past.

Now for the Privateer Press news. Next Wednesday will see the release of the Cryx Bane Thralls unit, the Retribution Houseguard Riflemen unit, the Retribution Houseguard Thane solo, the Convergence Eradicators unit and the Hordes High Command expansion set “Savage Guardians”.

Next is the Zombicide news. There is a new mission on their website called Zombie Musical.

Now for the Journey: Wrath of Demons news. They have sent off masters for five of the miniatures and hope to have the plastic miniatures of them by the end of February.

Next is the Shadows of Brimstone KickStarter news. They showed off a ton of artwork this week and the 3D designs of the Harbinger.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. They have finish sculpting four new Beat and two SHIVA models. Sadly there are no pictures of them yet. These should be out on the 1st of March.
Until the end of January there it a 25% off sale on all miniatures (not including new releases) on their web store.

Lastly there is the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. We have images of the green for the Troll 'Zerker.

Past Events

On Monday I had a couple of games of DreadBall with Rob. We were trying to get rid of any rush we had with the game as never of us had played since the tournament ran by Guardians of Tyr at Wargames Workshop MK back in November last year. We both tried out Season three teams. I had Teratons while Rob was using Zees. I won the first game and Rob won the second. Bob and Ian also had a game, Judwan verses Corporations and it showed that the change to the Judwan to down power them has made them not that good. Maybe lowering their cost to fit an extra player would help re-balance them.

Future Events

These are local gaming events in Milton Keynes I know of, Guardians of Tyr events at Wargames Workshop Northampton and other events I plan on going to or want to advertise.

·         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 18th of January, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 19th of January, there will be a DreadBall tournament at Athena Games.
·         On Saturday the 1st of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Thursday the 6th of February, if things go to plan, HeroClix should be back on at York House.
·         On Saturday the 15th of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 16th of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·         On Saturday the 15th of March, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         Saturday the 12th of April will be Salute 2014 at London Excel. This year's theme is the D-Day Landings.

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. There are plays for Bolt Action tournaments as well, however there are no dates at the moment.

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 makes the start of a re-work Painting order. So this week I have doing Miss Spider for my 7TV Hive team (I might also use her as AJ Lee’s current bodyguard Tamina Snuka in my CWC team), a Reb Commander, a Reb Teraton, two Reb Soraks and a Reb Yndij.

I have changer the bases for the Reb Commander and the Reb Teraton. I will try to post updated pictures of them at a later date. Next week should be doing a bunch more Rebs for Deadzone and some Loka figures as well.

Until next time, Keep Rolling. Only five more posts until post 1,000.