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Friday, 30 May 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 30th May 2014

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

“Gaming News”

First off is the HeroClix news. This week we had previews of: Star Sapphire, Star Sapphire Recruit, the Star Sapphire version of Guy Gardner, Fatality, Miri Riam, the White Lantern Ring and the White Lantern Power Battery from DC War of Light.

Next is the Dust: Operation Babylon KickStarter news. Goodies unlocked since the KickStarter started were: Weapon upgrades for the Leopols, the MV-47 and the Mickey have been added; the NDAK (Axis) light walker Tropical Hermann as an add-on; a new USMC (Allied) light assault walker as an add-on; two man artillery observer teams for each of the three forces as add-ons; a ton of new pledge levels; and each army deal has gained another new hero figure.
Stretch Goals still left when I posted this post were: New units for the NDAK (Axis) and the Spetsnaz (SSU) as add-ons at $250k; weapon upgrades for three walkers at $275k; a new NDAK (Axis) walker and a new USMC (Allied) unit as add-ons at $300k; each army deal will gain a new alternate pose hero figure at $350k; a new USMC (Axis) mortar unit and a new Spetsnaz (SSU) Heavy Tank as add-ons at $375k; the chose of a KickStarter Exclusive Template or a set of KickStarter Exclusive Tokens added to your army deal at $400k; a new  USMC (Axis) Light Walker, a new SSU Steel Guard unit and a new USMC (Allied) Assault unit as add-ons at $425k; one free walker body added to every army deal at $450k; Kickstarter exclusive Operation Babylon dice added to each army deal at 1,000 backers; Kickstarter exclusive Operation Babylon decals added to each army deal at 1,250 backers; and an Abandoned Well terrain piece added to each army deal at 1,500 backers. There is also a USMC (Axis) mortar unit at a unrevealed amount.

Now for the OVA news. There is just two more pictures they need to finish. When they are done they will finish off the PDF, send it to backers and then move on to getting in painted out in book form.

Next is the Ninja Division news. With Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King KickStarter they posted an article talking about the King and the five Princesses of Crystalia.
Just before posting there was an update for Robotech RPG Tactics. There was a rough much up of the content of the main box game and the finally version of the artwork for the box cover. According to them production will be ready to begin in the next three weeks and THEY should start receiving shipments in July. So MORE delays.

Now for the Shadows of Brimstone news. We got an update with: the final artwork for the Swamps of Death box set; CAD images of the Sand Kraken and the Undead Outlaw; and images/sneak peek of several of the cards for the game.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. We now know that with the Season Three starter for Zombicide there will be a major expansion set like what "Toxic City Mall", as we get an image of the box set. It will be called "Angry Neighbours". Oh and we also got a image of some new resin doors too.

Now for the Mantic news. This week we had standard updates for both the Mars Attacks and DreadBall Xtreme KickStarters. With Mars Attacks we got some more images from the rulebook, some images of the cards and some CAD images of the 3D Flaming Cows tokens. With DreadBall Xtreme we got images of the Crystallans players and some of the combination of the new Robot team. The robots are looking great, however I am not liking the current look of the Crystallans, this could just be the photos than the figures. I might go for the Rebel team as my Season Five team than the Crystallans team now.
Also on yesterday we got an extra update for the DreadBall Xtreme KickStarter saying that they have started sending out the new Pledge Managers for DreadBall Xtreme and it could take up to 24 hours to arrive. I only got the e-mail for the Pledge manager just before posting this. Also with the update Mantic reveal several things. First was a CAD image of the Cheerleader with Rush Tracker Counter (which was seen at the Mantic Open Day). Next they have now stated that the Shipment has been split into two. All that they have revealed is that the box game is in the first shipment and the second shipment with a second survey for it will be out next year. I am not really pleased with the split at this late stage or the lack of information about it, in fact I am quite pissed off with it as it was meant to be the last big Christmas present from my parents (due to work problem with my dad). This will mean that it WELL be to first KickStarter they have done that ships very late. Not what you expect from a company that has five other KickStarters under their belt that have shipped on time (compared to other KickStarters). Now if it was split during the KickStarter and said roughly what will be in each shipment like the others they have done I would have been fine with the split. Well anyway the next thing they revealed in the update was that they have given us the alternate poses and prone figures for the Kovossian Mutants and Mechanites that we missed in the Stretch Goals and the others will be still be running thru the Pledge Managers. The next goal is the Ada-Lorana MVP Phantasm who will be added to Rampage level and above at $590,000. Lastly the new Pledge Managers will be open to non-backers in the future so that people who have not back it can get stuff at KickStarter prices.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. We got more pictures of painted figures of the May releases and unpainted for the June releases. The May releases should be release next week, at a rough estimate the 6th of June.

Now for the Guild Ball news. An online store for pre orders is now up and they have revealed the 2014 Convention (and online during the weekend of conventions that attend) Exclusive Alternate Sculpt. This year will be Boiler.

Next is the Privateer Press news. Well there is no real news, however I have FINALLY got my Warmachine Tactics stuff. At long f***ing last.

Now for the Among the Sleep news. Only just got the key codes as I was posting this. It is also on sell on Steam at a release special price of £13.49 until the 5th of June (normally £14.99).

Lastly Knight Miniatures have revealed the next two 35mm comic book characters they are working on. They are Ben Grim aka the Things and the Damian Wayne version of Robin.

“KickStarter Dates”

·         Both “Mekton Zero”, “Kingdom Death Monster” and “Mechabrick” have been delay due to problems and both currently have no dates
·         “Elven Adventurers Box Set” have be shipped (or almost done sending)
·         “Dust Operation Babylon” KickStarter will ended on the 19th of June
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should start sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         Wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” might start shipping in late July 2014
·         “Interface Zero 2.0” should begin shipping in July 2014
·         “Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain” and wave two of “Deadzone” should ship in July-August 2014
·         Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in July-September 2014
·         “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (comes with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks), “Shadows of Brimstone”, “Mars Attacks” and “Dust Operation Babylon” are all listed to ship in August 2014
·         “Warmachine Tactics” Computer game is listed to be done and out by August 2014
·         The "Battle System Fantasy Dungeon Terrain" KickStarter should start sometime between August and November 2014
·         “Arcadia Quest” is listed to ship in September 2014
·         At a wild guess “OVA” main rulebook will ship in September 2014
·         Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should hopefully be shipping in September-October 2014
·         Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in October-December 2014
·         “StarCrawlers” is listed to be done and out by November 2014
·         Wave One of “DreadBall Xtreme” is listed to ship in November 2014
·         Both “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King” and “Guild Ball” are listed to ship in December 2014
·         Wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme” is meant to ship sometime in 2015

“Painting and Converting”

This week we have Barker Zosa, Corpsman Morgan Vade, Hurley, the 5th Element Queen, Air Rook, four Zombie Dog, a Dog Companion and four Standard Zombie Walkers.

This week's figures front view
This week's figure rear view
This week's Sedition Wars figures
This week's Loka figures
This week's Zombicide figures
First wave of Zombie Dogs. The middle one is an attempt of a Toxic Zombie Dog

In next week’s “Neoscream’s Life” post there will be three Standard Zombie Walkers, two Standard Zombie Runners, a Standard Zombie Fatty Standard, a Dog Com, the Forsaker, the Illuminated Lady, a Vassal Mechanik and the long awaited Corollary Light Vector.

Until next time, Keep Rolling.