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Friday, 7 February 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 7th February 2014

My Mantic Bits Box
Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming post for miniature games, non-computer RPGs and some card games. (Opps! I have spotted the mistake and removed it. Faceplam.)



Gaming News

First off is the Mantic news. They have finally released DreadBall rules for Blaine and he looks is very nasty. Mantic well try one more time to do hard plastics for Asterians and Forge Fathers for Deadzone, but it does not mean it will happen. Also images for the ruined building sprues and more CAD images of the Strider were posted on the Deadzone KickStarter.
Reads of my "Neoscream's Life" post already know that I received my Mantic 2013 Bits Box. However I forgot to talk about it and post the picture. It did not have as much stuff as the 2012 one. However about half the box was stuff that was released during 2013. In it I received a Warpath Marauder Raptor vehicle, a Warpath Marauder Grunt Command Sprue, a Warpath pack of five Forge Father Stormrage Veterans (more Dwarf X-Guard troops), a Kings of War Elven Bomen sprue (damn it I already have a ton of them), a Kings of War Undead Revenant sprue, a Kings of War pack of Basilean Sisterhood Panther Lancers (would have preferred the ones on foot), a King of War pack of three Ogre Warriors (CWC 7TV team could use one of them as Big Show), the DreadBall giant Dozer (damn it, I waited the Nameless Spawn or Alpha Simian. Even the Big Mech would have been more useful. Well that is left), the DreadBall MVP Anne-Marie Helder (another bad pull) and a Loka Air Rook (wow a Loka figure too, the Air Queen would have been better but I have guy).
I have filled in both the Mars Attacks and second DeadZone Surveys now. Crap more money going out.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week there was previews of: Mr Majestic from DC Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes; and Injection Fairy Lily from Yu-Gi-Oh Series One.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. The new Federated Security Troopers are out now. There is the three new Troopers for £9 or £3.25 each and the heavy weapon trooper for £3.50. Also two starter sets are out now. The first is the S.H.I.V.A that contains the Guru, Kali, three Thuggees, four Cultists and four minions with SMGs. The second one is the new Minion set that contains four minions with rifles, four minions with SMGs, four minions with hand weapons, a commander and an Administrator. Both are £25. The S.H.I.V.A starter is a great deal as it good sized force for £25. I think it was about 250 ratings.  Oh and this month’s Deal of the Month is when you spend over £40 on non-new release stuff from their web store and you will get any PDF of you choose (excluding 7th Voyage ones) from their site worth up to £10 free. Just let them know what one would you like when you are at the checkout.

Next is the Privateer Press news. First off they have revealed a painted image of the Limited Edition Sculpts from the Warmachine: Tactics KickStarter and the cover for the Rites of Passage novel. The figures should all be ready for the April shipping data. I am now wishing I went for the Retribution one as well.
Next the release dates for February are finally up. Wednesday will see the release of the Khador Epic Warcaster Unit Orsus Zoktavir “the Butcher Unleashed”, the Retribution Warcaster Issyria “Sibyl of Dawn”, the Convergence Unit Attachment Transverse Enumerator and the Minion Unit Bog Trog Ambushers. February 26th will see the release of the Convergence Warcaster Unit Iron Mother Directrix with her Exponent Servitors, the Circle Light Warbeast Gorax, the Minion Farrow Heavy Warbeast War Hog, the Warmachine High Command expansion set “Into the Breach”, the Retribution of Scyrah Myrmidon Wreck Markers and the Convergence of Cyriss Vector Wreck Markers.
Lastly there was an image of the Convergence solo Enigma Foundry. There is no date for it yet, however I would bet it will be in May.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. There has been a major re-stock on their web store. On it now are the Pinup White Speaker, the Pinup Savior, the Pinup Great Game Hunter, the Pinup Architect, the White Speaker, the 54mm Twilight Knight Pinup, the 54mm Pinup Preacher, the Chosen, the Dung Beetle Knight and the Experiment of Death box set.

Next is the Mekton news. Some preview pages have been posted and it is currently looking great.

Now for the Warlord Games news. There has been a FAQ and Errata for the Judge Dredd. Also greens for a Plod Bot and CAD designs for a common street bike for the Judge Dredd game were posted by Mongoose Publishing on the old KickStater page.

Next is the Elven Adventurers Box Set KickStarter news. The greens (well greys) for four of the figures have been revealed. The Elven Sniper is looking nice.

Lastly Renaissance Miniatures will be doing a pirates thread 28mm terrain set KickStarter. They have done some fantastic Medieval Village and East Asian Village terrain in the past and I can see this terrain being fantastic too from the examples soon so far.



Past Events

On Monday I had a couple of games of DreadBall with Rob. I was trying my Season Two Corporation team, “The Battle Angles” (named after Battle Angle Alita). Rob used Marauders in the first game and Zees in the second and I somehow managed to win both games. WOW. I might use them in next’s tournament.  



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 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.

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 (VERY 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.

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 zombivor versions of Doug, Josh and Wanda, the survivor Derek and the Crusader Menoth Heavy Warjack.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's Warmachine figure
This week's Zombicide figures
All the Season One zombivor
All the Season One survivors and zombivor

Next week should be doing a least two more self made Wreckage Markers, a Convergence Reciprocator Leader, Pinup Great Game Hunter and a prone Robot counter for DreadBall.


Next week’s post will most likely be later than normal as the Thursday before will be the final exam for the course I am taking. So until next time, Keep Rolling.