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Friday, 24 January 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 24th January 2014

New Federated Security Troopers from Crooked Dice Games
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. They will by releasing a couple of apps in the future. The first will be a store that will have digital versions of all of their rulebooks and the second will be a digital guide and aid to DreadBall.
Also they will be added Faction add-on packs for Deadzone soon.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Two versions of Cheetah from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; Time Wizard from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One; and Angel from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past.

The Quel-Regult Scout Battlepod
Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. A painted image of four new Federated Security Troopers including a groovy new Heavy trooper was posted on their forums. These figures will be coming out in February.
Several prices have changed. These are: FedSec Robot is now £5; the FedSec deal with the robot has gone down £1 to £14; the Failed Experiment deal is reduced by £1 to £7.50; Talos has gone up by £2 to £10; the Talos and Argo deal is now £12; and Argonauts are now £6.50 (up 50p) and £12 for two (up £2).
The next 7ombie TV supplement called Vlad’s Army is currently being layout so it should be out soon. The first starter set should a redesign of the Minions set and the next one should a SHIVA set.

Next is the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. Images of the master for the Quel-Regult Scout Battlepod figure has be posted in the Updates on the KickStarter.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. Last week there was meant to be a major update for the KickStarter, but due to waiting for some plastic figures to arrive it was pushed back. It should happen later today, so keep an eye on their web store for new stuff that can sell out in hours.
I forgot to say last week that there was only a post in the comments say that Slender Man currently too hard so it needs to be down grade a bit and they solo play is being tested and is currently going well.

Next is the Privateer Press news. We finally get an image of the final Convergence Warcaster “Father Lucant, Divinity Architect”. He looks great but might be a nightmare to put together.
Also I have learnt that should be some wrecked Vector tokens coming out next week. Now there is nothing on Privateer Press main page for them so these could be a third party thing. I might pick up a pack of these at a later date. To go with the one's I have made (two more will appear on the "Painting and Converting" section in the future, after the army of Zombies).

Lastly there is the Beyond the Gates of Antares news. A year ago it was a KickStarter that sadly got pulled. Back then there was not much to the game apart from ideas. Some concept art and a couple of sculpts only appeared towards the end of. It was cancelled on KickStarter due to the fact I was not making the money they wanted. I would personally say the main problem they had was that there were too little for backers to see and the main goal was far too high. It was £300,000 while most KickStarter funded games had a starting goal of $50,000 (at max based on the ones I backed).
Then earlier this month people were taking about a new Sci-Fi game coming out from Warlord Games that uses the Bolt action system. I did not link the name until I decided to look it up. The game was still going and is currently being play tested. Only a hand full of figures has been revealed so far, but Warlord Games have said that they will be revealing more over the coming month.

As you may be able to tell, I will be added this game to the list I will be talking about. It might even change to a Warlord Games news section than just Beyond the Gates of Antares.



Past Events

On Friday there was this month’s High Command tournament. Sadly only five people turned up. I ended up winning it just. I received the alternate art card of “High Exemplar Kreoss” and a second copy of “Grayle the Farstrider”.

On Sunday I went with Rob to a DreadBall tournament in Norwich. It was nearly a two and half hours journey, but was a lot of fun. I went for my standard team of Robots, luckily I did not go with Teratons as there were already two teams of them. I won my first three games with one of them being a land slide but sadly I lost the last two. Sadly I did not get into the top three, but I did get the most four pointers winning me a metal Teraton Jack and I also won a second Coach Renton as a spot prize.

Due to the tournament and both me and Rob having other thinks to do we cancelled the full rules Deadzone games we were planning for Monday.



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 1st of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Friday the 7th of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command 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 16th of February, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·         HeroClix should hopefully be back on the 20th of February.
·         On Saturday the 1st of March, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         Every Monday in March at Wargames Workshop MK , Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team League.
·         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 (unless it is High Command). Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM. There are plans 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 I have doing a Reb Judwan Medic, a Reb Kraaw Warrior, a Reb Grogan with Desolator, two Loka Ice Prawns, a Loka Wizard (Bishop), a Loka Elemental (Rook), two Zombie Runners and a Zombie Fatty.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's Deadzone figures
This week's Loka figures
This week's Zombicide figures
The Reb Teraton and Reb Commander from last week with updated bases
and he figure I will be using as my Reb Commander 

Next week should be doing a ton more of brain eating ZOMBIES.



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