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Friday, 14 February 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 14th February 2014

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games and computer games. 

Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. First off James Hewitt is sadly leaving the company. But here is the major news, the DreadBall Extreme KickStarter is starting next Friday.
Also a couple of minor changes have been done to the Mars Attacks Survey to clear things up. 

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Black Manta from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; Gaia the Fierce Knight from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One; and Pyro from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past. 
On the main HeroClix website there are new Play Guides out, These are the HeroClix version to Q'n'As and Erratas. However, instead of being one huge PDF they have made PDFs for each section instead to make it easier to find what you are after. 
Also now with my course over, HeroClix is now back on in York House on Thursdays from next week.

The Glaug (Changes are highlighted in red)
Now for the Privateer Press news. The Privateer Press Keynote Presentation revealed a new expansion for Hordes called Exigence, a new Warmachine sub-faction called Cephalyx (Is the letter C their favourite letter?), Iron Kingdoms Unleased (basically the Hordes version), a new Level 7 game called Invasion, the Rolling Bones alt sculpt of Goreshade Deathwalker and they had an early Tactics update video. Cephalyx well be coming out at “Lock and Loaded” just like the Convvergence last year.

Next is the Zombicide news. The Special Guest Boxes are coming out soon and their cards are also up on the Zombicide web site.

Now for the Warlord Games news. Rule for using Rogue Trooper in the Judge Dredd game was and Mongoose Publishing released the greens image of Acc-Div Judge on the old KickStater page.
Also images of three Algoryn and a Boromites Support weapons have been reviled for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
There are now rules for playing the Earps family in the Wild West Chronicles game. Oh and the Dad's Army set is now out to buy.

Next is the Mekton news. More previews were posted, however these are backer only password protected. So unless you are a backer, you will not be able to see them.

Now for the RoboTech RPG Tactics news. Prototype images of the Glaug are up now as well as CAD version of changes they will be doing to it.

Next is the Shadows of Brimstone KickStarter news. There was an update on their KickStarter page with some CAD of the Swamp Raptor figure and a ton of Illustrations.

Now for the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. There was an update on their KickStarter page with a picture of a resign casted of the Troll Rock Chucker.

Next is the Journey: Wrath of Demons news. There was an update on their KickStarter page with several pictures of a bunch of plastic prototypes figures.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. They have done a massive restock of the following:
Tweedy, Future Freedom Fighters packs Two and Three, Time Lost, Belle and Ms Temple.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. Both the Pinup Savior and the Pinup Architect are out of stock again on their store.

Last is the OVA news. After a long silence we finally get an update as it is the ninth anniversary of the original OVA game. Since the backer preview back in October, there has been many changes. The book features a completely reorganized and expanded Game Master’s Section, a new appendix with tips on telling anime stories, even more NPCs to use in your games, and of course all the new illustrations. The artwork is curry more than 90% complete. Also there were more preview images of the buttons and stickers.
My thoughts of the KickStarter, it looks great, however with the lake of updates (one every of week) and the delay. The KickStarter ended in June 2013, the final version of the PDF was meant to have been done by August 2013 and the physical book was meant to have started shipping in December 2013. It is now half way into February 2014 now and they still have less than 10% the artwork to go. I am not that happy with this KickStarter and with experience with of RPG KickStarters, I will probably not bovver with back any more in the future as they are never on time.

Past Events

On Friday I was at the second High Command tournament of the year at Wargames Workshop MK. We had three games this gain and sadly I lost all three somehow.

On Saturday, me and my friend Richard went to Simon’s (another friend) house and played a game of Zombicide. We played mission 3, Zombie Square, from Toxic City Mall. Sadly we ran out of time, but the way it was going we would have won, we just have to find a second can of gas.

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 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 Thursday the 20th of February, HeroClix will be back on at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario will be “Relic Wars”. Details of the scenario are below.
·       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 Friday the 7th of March, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·       On Saturday the 15th of March, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·       Saturday the 5th April will be International TableTop Day (I also got a feeling that is when the second DreadBall 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.
·       On Friday the 18th of April there will be a Bolt Action tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·       On Saturday the 19th of April, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.

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 (not including it is High Command). Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre-booking your place in tournament. Pre-booking is highly recommended so they know how many people are coming. So please go to their website which there is a link to it under my links section which are located on the right hand side of this blog.

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.

HeroClix Scenario “Relic Wars”: 400 Points, Force must include min/max of one relic. The Relic may start equipped to a character 200 points or less.

Painting and Converting

This week I have doing two self-made Wreckage Markers, a Convergence Reciprocator Leader, Pinup Great Game Hunter, two prone Robot counter two male Corporation prone counters.

This week's figures front view.
This week's figures rear view.
This week's Warmachine figures
Pin-Up Great Game Hunter
This week's DreadBall figures.

Next week should be doing at least the MVP The Praetorian, a male Corporation Keeper, three male Corporation players and four Hive Warrior.

House Rules

Now with my course over, this section should hopefully be returning next week.

With HeroClix coming back and me gaming more on Fridays, there is a large chance the post will be going up on a Saturday instead of a Friday and a slim chance of a Sunday on Saturday's where I have a tournament. So until next time, Keep Rolling.