|Mars Attacks Civilians|
First off is the Mantic news. The Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest set is now out.
|Deadzone Enforcer Peace Keepers|
Mantic Digital is now online. It is not an app as I first thought (but DreadBall Playbook will be). It is a PDF store for Mantic's. Currently there are only the DreadBall rules on it. This includes The Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest rule book and the DreadBall Compendium. DreadBall Compendium contains the rules from all three seasons plus The Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest (and maybe Gabe) in one place (sadly I do not know if this is a PDF or an app). If you buy it you also get the PDFs of all four books and the app DreadBall Playbook when it is released. It is £24.99, but DreadBall backers will get a 20% discount (making it £19.99).
|This look awesome. I Now have to get Asterians|
Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Gates from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; Berserk Gorilla from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One; Destiny (after a very long time we finally get a new version of her), Sprite and Ariel from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past; and Bizarro, Cheetah, Black Manta, Solomon Grundy and Giganta from DC Legion of Doom Fast Forces pack.
Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. Tomorrow should see the release of the four new Federated Security Troopers which includes a new Heavy trooper and maybe their February deal of the month.
|The Regults with a prototype/demo Valkyrie|
As I was about to start posting this post Friday morning, I received a major update regarding the KickStarter. Due to some major delays, it will be split into two shipments. The first shipment will ship sometime during May/June and contains the main box game, the UEDF Valkyries Wing, the UEDF Destroid Pack, the UEDF Spertan Pack, the Zentraedi Regult Battlepod Squad, the Zentraedi Artillery Battlepods, the Zentraedi Glaug Command Pack and maybe the Battle Foam Carrying Case. This includes backer level stuff that are in these packs. The main box set should start arriving to stores in July. The second shipment should ship around September/October time and will contain everything that was not in the first shipment like the Monster and characters. This is a pain as all this stuff were meant to have started shipping about two months ago and then was push back to the first quarter of the year.
Now for the Kingdom Death news. There was an update posted on Saturday showing off several more hard plastic figures, some fantastic artwork and the sculpt for the Dragon King. Also their was a heads up on what is going on. The next two months will be super busy for them. Because of this the will not be reopening the plague manager until after that. When that happens only KickStarter backers can modify their orders sadly and they will not be able to add or remove resin figures. Dam it, I was hoping to add a couple of the expansions and some bases. Never mind. There was nothing new added to the store, so there is just Dung Beetle Knight and Pinup Great Game Hunter left in the store.
Next is the Privateer Press news. According to the latest KickStarter update, 99% of the physical rewards are really so they should hopefully be no delays for the March shipment date for the physical stuff. The only problem I can see are the Retribution and Mercenaries Journeyman Warcasters in High Command game play as their factions will not have been done by then. As there is a get track from the computer game on the update called "Forged in Fire" and it is done by Inyoung Whangi.
The Convergence wrecked Vector tokens will also be joined by Retribution wrecked Warjack tokens too. They are still not on the site by they are in the latest No Quarter magazine and both should be out some time in February.
Now for the Journey: Wrath of Demons news. In their latest update on KickStarter, they were showing off the Kickstarter Exclusive Dice and the Daemon cards.
Next is the Mekton news. The artwork delays are mostly due to the book being full coloured instead of just black and white which was the original plan. Because of this some they have hired some extra artists.
Now for the Warlord Games news. Yes I have decided to make it a company news post than just a game one. They have been posting some fantastic previous of their Dad's Army set for Bolt Action. There will be two versions of each character, one soldier and one civilian. They are up for pre-orders now for £40. I Was plan on buying them until I saw the price tag.
This week they showed off the 3D images for the Algoryn from Beyond the Gates of Antares. They are looking great and out of the two sides revealed so far they are my favourite. But I sure there was meant to be a Robotic force!
They have just released a rule book for a new game called "Wild West Chronicles". This is a skirmish game set in the wild west and it does have an experience system too. I always like games with a campaign based experience system to them.
Next is the Shadows of Brimstone KickStarter news. There were pre-views of the 3D images for Night Terror and Void Hounds, more map tiles and artwork in a updated on KickStarter this week.
Lastly there is the Zombicide news. They have redone the Map editing contest. Instead of getting Kyoko (who is available from the game night packs now) you get a new character called Audrey the bookworm. And instead of just choosing from the survivor version or zombivor version, you will get both. A real push to get that map I had been designing finished.
Also there is now a new mission up on there website called "Defend the Mall - Save the Babe".
Also there is now a new mission up on there website called "Defend the Mall - Save the Babe".
On Monday I had a couple of games of Warmachine. We were testing ideas for the next Warmachine tournament at Wargames Workshop MK in March. It will be 25 points, maximum of one solo, maximum of one unit, maximum of one attachment and unlimited numbers of Warjacks. Perfect for Convergence. Sadly I last both games, but I am liking my choices for the force. I just have to now buy something for it which I was using something else as it. But I have until March the 15th to buy it and glued it all together (with some magnets for options in the future). Due to the fact that this force will most likely be used in March's tournament I will not be listing what I used.
On Friday night I manage to get in a game of Zombicide at Wargames Workshop MK, There was me, Bob, Rob Ian and two new players. We played the demo mission from Prison Outbreak and manage to win without taking any wounds.
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 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 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.
· 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.
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 booking your place in tournament (highly recommended). So please go to their website which there is a link to under my links section which are located to the right hand side of this blog.
Painting and Converting
This week I have doing a three Zombie Walkers and the Zombivor versions of Amy, Ned and Phil.
|This week's figures front view|
|This week's figures rear view|
|Both versions of Amy|
|Both Version of Ned|
|Both versions of Phil|
|A TON of ZOMBIES|
I have also added magnets to two of my Convergence figures. I will try to post pictures at a later date, after repairing their paint. Next week should be doing a ton MORE Zombicide figures and maybe a Warmachine heavy Warjack.
Until next time, Keep Rolling. The next blog post will be the 1,000th post.