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Friday, 9 May 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 9th 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: Moira MacTaggert from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past; Vamp and Animus from Marvel Deadpool; and Atrocitus, Red Lantern Recruit, Zilius Zox, the Red Lantern version of Hal Jordan, the Red Lantern version of Laira, Bleez, the Indigo Tribe Ring and the Indigo Tribe Power Battery from DC War of Light.

Crooked Dice Games June releases
Next is the Kingdom Death news. In less than a day after posting last week’s post Female Great Game Hunter, White Speaker Nico and Slender Man all sold out in the web store. Also Satan remained on pre-orders longer than planned, Adam for some reason extended to the pre-orders for Satan until today. So if you want them get them quick, BUT read their background FIRST.
The new update on KickStarter was being delayed due to Adam being busy dealing with the printers, but is now being delayed due to problems with upgrading the pledge manager.

The new Tombstone cards for Aradia Quest that are
in the Beyond the Grave expansion 
Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. Due to Salute and moving home the May releases have been delayed until mid-May. These will be the SHIVA Co-Star Kohner, two Daughters of SHIVA, a Transit Van and a United Radionics Starter Set. They how relived so (or most) of the new releases for June. There will be a new Pandora King, a new Hugo Solomon (who is clearly the third Doctor now), two X-Commandos with Rifles and two X-Commandos with SMGs. There will also be releasing an X-Commandos Advanced Weapons Team, General Gordon and Big Tam Fraser, but it is not clear if they will be in June or later in the year like July.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. There is a new Zombicide mission posted called “Walk in the Dog Pack”. We also got an image of the Season Three box set which reviled the name "Rue Morgue". I expect the KickStarter will be coming soon. Love the look of the new Survivors and it looks like we are getting new weapons like swords, daggers and bows/crossbow. Also that is a Berserker Abomination so there will be Berserkers in the set.
With Arcadia Quest we got a closer look at the expansion pack “Beyond the Grave” and all the new stuff it adds like the new Tombstone Cards.

Now for the Privateer Press news. On Wednesday they released the Cygnar Epic Warcaster Lord General Coleman Stryker, the newly re-boxed Cygnar Unit Sword Knights, the Cryx Epic Warcaster Goreshade Lord of Ruin and the Convergence Solo Enigma Foundry. There is no official release date for the second wave of May releases however I have a feeling it will be on the 21st of May. These will be the Convergence Light Vector Mitigator, the Circle Light Warbeast Rotterhorn Griffon, the Circle Light Warbeast, Argus Moonhound, the Hordes High Command expansion pack “Immortal Tales” and issue 54 of No Quarter. We also got images of the Cephalyx Unit Mind Bender with Drudges, three Cephal Heavy Monstrosity, the newly re-boxed Mercenary Character unit Alexia Ciannor the Risen with Thrall Warriors, the Trollblood Heavy Warbeast Earthborn Dire Troll, the Minion unit Gatorman Posse, the Legion Light Warbeast Nephilim Bloodseer and the Trollblood Trollkin unit Trollkin Runeshapers.

A DreadBall Tsudochan player
Next is the Mantic news. With DreadBall we got CAD previews of a couple of The Tsudochan players and with Mars Attacks we got CAD previews Saucer and Robot pilots which includes the pilot version of Joe. Also the PayPal bills for the Mars Attacks survey should be starting getting sent to backers from today.

Now for the Mekton news. We got an eight page preview of the mission that was part of our Kickstarter stretch goals.

Pilot Joe
Lastly there is the Elven Adventurers KickStarter news. They have one package of miniatures from the casters on route and they expect the last of the miniatures to be in their hands next week so they can finish shipping them to backers.

KickStarter Dates

·         “Mekton Zero” rulebook was meant to be shipped, however they have been delayed due to problems and currently have no dates
·         Both “Elven Adventurers Box Set” and the physical side of “Warmachine Tactics” have begun shipping
·         Both “Kingdom Death Monster” and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should be shipping sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should start sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Among the Sleep” should be done sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain” and wave two of “Deadzone” should ship in June 2014
·         Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in July-September 2014
·         “Mechabrick” should being shipping anytime from July 2014 onwards
·         "Interface Zero 2.0" should begin shipping in July 2014
·         “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (comes with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks), “Shadows of Brimstone” and “Mars Attacks” 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
·         “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

Painting and Converting

This week I have two Ice Prawns, an Ice Knight (Horse), a Berserker Zombie Abomination, a Standard Zombie Abomination and three Toxic Zombie Walker.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
A full Loka Ice chess set
All four of my Zombicide Abominations

Next week there should be a bumper holiday (I am off work) special with a Toxic Zombie Walkers, two Toxic Zombie Runners, a Toxic Zombie Fatty, four Berserker Zombie Walkers, two Berserker Zombie Runners, a Berserker Zombie Fatty, a Zombie Dog, both the normal and Pinup version of Preacher from Kingdom Death, a Revenger Menoth Light Warjack and the Menoth Warcaster Vice Scrutator Vindictus.

Until next time, Keep Rolling.