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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 29th June 2014

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



“This Week's Events”

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for the second week of the DreadBall League. There was a little change to the league rules which is listed in the "House Rules" section. This week my Battle Angels (Season Two Corporation) team were up against Dave Season Two Corporation team. I managed to win this game by four points, however poor Zone-Tan was killed. I earned a whopping 18mc from the game. I used the money to replace Zone-Tan with a new Striker Rise Kujikawa and two Coaching dice. Sadly no one went up a rank this week. Next week I am up against Jim who had a Season One Corporation team, however he still needs to play his game against Ian first as they never played this week.

On Thursday I had HeroClix. It was meant to be "Army of Three", however due to Adrian not being around, it was pushed back a week. Instead we brought four 500 point teams, with loss than a day and a half to make them. Dam it less time for Persona 4. Well anyway there was no Michael as well this week so me and Darren had four games and randomly determined which teams we were using.
The first game was between my Days of Future Past team and his X-Force team. I last this game, however Wolverine does seem to be a nice piece.
The second game was between my Sentinel team and his New Mutants team. My Sentinels managed to take down the mutant threat with no trouble.
The third game was between my Stark Industries team and his X-Factor team. Due to Forge's special, my team was destroyed.
The last game ended up being a classic comic book match up between my Brotherhood of Mutants team and his X-Men team. Sadly due to the lack of flyers my team ended up dying.

Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4
With Persona 4 this week I have competed Kanji’s dungeon, The Steamy Bath House, and I am now almost halfway thru Rise’s dungeon, Marukyu Striptease. Yes, her dungeon is a strip club and even worse, one of the monsters, Miss Gene, drops an item called Rubbery Object. Face Palm. I have almost maxed out the Strength Social Link, both the Magician (Yosuke) and Priestess (Yukiko) Social Links are at five as well. I cannot wait until I can work on the Lovers (Rise) Social Link. With the Let’s Play I have got past the Void Quest dungeon and the Summer Festival.



“Armies”

Here is my DreadBall team so far.


Now for the HeroClix. Here is my Days of Future Pas team team for HeroClix:

Ariel (002 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 55
Franklin Richards (007 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 64
Rachel Summers (010 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 79
Colossus (014 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 150
Wolverine (019 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 156
=501 points and five TTPCs (Themed Team Probability Controls).

Here is Darren S’s X-Force team:

Domino (027 Marvel Deadpool) 89
Fantomex (042 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 142
Psylocke (023 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 74
X-23 (027 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 60
Warpath (028 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 70
Wolfsbane (029 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 65
=500 points and five TTPCs.

Here is my Sentinel team:

Niro (024 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 350
2 x Sentinel (001 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 75 x 2 = 150
=500 points and three TTPCs.

Here is Darren S’s New Mutants team:

Blink (048 Marvel Deadpool) 86
Shatterstar (010 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 73
Rictor (014 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 58
Warlock (046 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 164
Sunspot (018 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 76
Cypher (033 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 38
=495 points and five TTPCs.

Here is my Stark Industries team:

Iron Man (300 Marvel Fear Itself) 250
Pepper Potts (016 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 35
Happy Hogan (017 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 37
War Machine (029a Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 125
Bethany Cabe (102 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 39
Iron Man Briefcase Armour (S101 Marvel Chaos War) 12
=498 points and five TTPCs.

Here is Darren S’s X-Factor team:

Havok (024 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 81
Polaris (025 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 94
Forge (033 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 90
Quicksilver (032 Marvel Chaos War) 111
Strong Guy (005 Marvel Mutations and Monsters) 124
=500 points and five TTPCs.

Here is my Brotherhood of Mutants team:

Avalanche (004 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 72
Pyro (006 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 90
Destiny (011 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 50
Mystique (018 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 82
Toad (006 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 40
Blob (033 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 76
Scarlet Witch (006 Marvel Chaos War Fast Forces) 50
Sabretooth (005 Marvel Universe) 40
=500 points and five TTPCs.

Here is Darren S’s X-Men team:

Wolverine (013 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 130
Moira MacTaggert (016 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 28
Banshee (051 Marvel Deadpool) 98
Jean Grey (017 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 40
Cyclops (009 Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men) 100
Archangel (049 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 99
=495 points and five TTPCs.

There will not be a 400 rating team of the Silicon Robotic Empire this week or next as I noticed as I was getting the list ready that I missed two figure. So the list has to wait until I made the missing figures, painted them and posted them. Face Palm.



“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 (not including Bank Holidays) at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming and board games 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 Friday Night Magic.
·         On Monday the 30th of June, is the third week of Rob Taylor's DreadBall league that he is running before he leaves.
·         On Thursday the 3rd of July, there is HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario should be “Army of Three”.
·         On Friday the 4th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 5th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 19th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 2nd of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 16th of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 17th of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

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 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.



House Rules

Rob Taylor's DreadBall League Changes

There are no Free Agents. Instead you can buy players from you team for one game with your underdog bonus and then you can buy them with you winning. They will retain any experience earned from the game.



Until next time, Keep Rolling. 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 27th June 2014

Dwarf King's Quest Barbarian
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 of there is the Stonehaven Miniatures. Their “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” KickStarter is still going strong. Goodies unlocked since last week’s post were: Hedge Rows; a Rocky Field; colour versions upgrades; a Frost; an Adventuring Gear Depot; and the Spells and Alchemy Shops.
Stretch Goals still left when I posted this post were: A Long Lonesome Highway at $27.5k; and a Bridge over Troubled Waters at $30k.
This KickStarter will be ending on Sunday so let us see what can be unlocked between now and then.

Next is the Mantic news. Due to the low demand for the Retro US Soldiers, Mantic will not be making the miniatures now. Instead they have made a deal with Warlord Games. They will be replacing with Bolt Action US Soldiers instead.
Also Dwarf King's Horde four will be called Dwarf King's Quest now, most likely due to the fact that it will be more like Hero Quest and Warhammer Quest.

Now for the Ninja Division news. With Super Dungeon Explore we got new CAD images of the Hero Survivor Marie-Claude and the Claws of the Wyrm Warband, and we also got a final copy of the cover art of the box and rulebook for Forgotten King.
With Robotech RPG Tactics the faction dice and Zentraedi mecha are being manufactured and painted. The decal sheets are being printed, or about to start. The Rulebook, packaging and other print items have been approved. And the UEDF mecha are all done with initial tooling for new prototypes.

Next is the Mechadrome Heavy Metal Combat KickStarter news. Goodies unlocked so far since last week’s post were: Nothing.
Painted Light and Medium mechs for Mechadrone
Stretch Goals still left when I posted this post were: The backers can choose to add for free ever two Hazards or Objective markers to the on pledges of $100 or more at $10k; the Light Mech Trion at $13k; Terran Heavy Mechs which stand 10mm tall at $16k; the Medium Mech Omega Centauri at $20k; also at $20k all backers of $100 or more will gain one free light mech of their choose; and Bionic Light Mech(s) at $25k.
This KickStarter will be ending on Wednesday so let us see what can be unlocked between now and then.

Now for the Interface Zero news. This week we got images of the Standard and Limited Edition versions of physical copies of the book. These were advance copies, the backer copies are still in shipment from the manufactures.

Kingdom Death Monster Sneak Peek
Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. It has finally been revealed that the Zombicide Season Three KickStarter will start on Sunday (or maybe Monday for the UK). Also the all new Zombicide App is out now in the iStore. The Android version should be out soon.
With Arcadia Quest we got a printed image of Nibbles.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. There should be a new update by next week’s post, however there was a sneak peek of the update.

Lastly there is the Privateer Press news. On Wednesday the second wave of the June releases are out now. These are the Retribution Character Heavy Warjack Imperatus; the Convergence Light Vector Galvanizer; the Satyr Heavy Warbeast kit that can make ever the Gnarlhorn, Rip Horn or Shadowhorn; and the Warmachine High Command Campaign Expansion Set “Invasion of Sul”.




“KickStarter Dates”

·         Both “Mekton Zero”, “Kingdom Death Monster” and “Mechabrick” have been delay due to problems and both currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
·         “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” KickStarter will ended on the 29th of June 2014
·         “Zombicide Season Three” KickStarter should start on the 29th of June 2014
·         “Mechadrome” KickStarter will ended on the 2nd of July 2014
·         Wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” might start shipping in late July 2014
·         Both “Interface Zero 2.0” and wave two of “Deadzone” should begin shipping in July 2014
·         “Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain” should ship in July-August 2014
·         “Dwarf King's Quest” KickStarter” should start sometime in end July to early August 2014
·         “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set”, “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
·         Both “Arcadia Quest” and the non coloured “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” stuff are all 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 one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” is set to ship in October 2014 at the earliness
·         “StarCrawlers” is listed to be done and out by November 2014
·         Wave One of “DreadBall Xtreme”, “Last Saga” and the coloured “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” stuff are all listed to ship in November 2014
·         “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King”, “Guild Ball” and “Mechadrome” are all listed to ship in December 2014
·         Wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme” is meant to ship sometime in 2015 and I am guessing wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” has be push back to this time too



“Painting and Converting”

This week we have the human version of HeroClix Marvel Secret Invasion Miss Marvel, Yellow Jacket and Captain Marvel, as well as the MVP A'teo Adyssi, three Judwin Players, a Judwin Prone token, the MVP Drake on the Dynamic Dinoborg, a Silicon Warrior, Black Heart and the Undertaker.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
The Human repaint of Skrull pretenders
This week's DreadBall figures
This week's 7TV Figures. From left to right Undertaker, Black Heart and another Silicon Warrior
Black Heart in pieces. He is has magnets on him so he can be reposed 
Black Heart in another pose

I should have a new group shot of the Silicons for ever this week's or next week's "Gaming with Neoscream" post. In next week’s “Neoscream’s Life” post there will be Edge, a rebel Zee, a rebel TK-Zero Team, four Crates, eight Crate lids, a Berserker Zombie Fatty and five Zombie Dogs.


Until next time, Keep Rolling. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Neoscream's Life: 16th to 22nd June 2014

MS-14J ReGelgu
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done during last week and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ Lee.



“Life”

I managed to see X-Men Days of Future Past on Tuesday, but sadly it cost me more than I was planning. Beep. However it is a really great film as *SPOILERS* it was fantastic to see the old group back together again *SPOILERS*. Oh and Transformers 4 it out now as well. So I get to see it soon.

I finally managed to pick up Persona 4 the game this week, which I started playing on Friday. I have been watching a Let's Play of the game on YouTube all week. It is by KZ. On the the Let's Play I have gotten to, by the end of Sunday, the team first goes into Rise Kujikawa’s dungeon, the Marukyu Striptease, and in the game I had got to, by the end of Sunday where the party can enter Kanji Tatsumi's dungeon, the Steamy Bathhouse. I am enjoying the game but not too sure what Social Links I should try to max first. As KZ has Max out the Sun Social Link in the Let's Play, I will most likely not focus on that any time soon. I might ever go for work on the Strength Social Link and wait for Rise's one to be locked or Max out Yukiko Amagi's one or just get the main characters up to rank five and wait for Rise's one. OK, OK, it is mainly, do I go for Yukiko or Rise. Oh also I just heard that there is a new Persona 4 anime coming out, based of the extended PS Vita version of the game called Persona 4 Golden. The Persona 4 Golden game added a new major character, bikes, a garden to grow items, several new Social links, new social events for the team, new difficultly levels, new Personas, the team gains new Ultimate Personas, customs for TV world battles and a epilogue..



“WWE Money in the Bank”

As of Sunday there are currently only three matches listed for Money in the Bank. First one is a Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The seven contenders are Roman Reigns, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, U.S. Champion Sheamus, Cesaro and Alberto Del Rio. I am wanting to see Roman Reigns win this, however I am fine with John Cena or Sheamus winning it. HOWEVER,  I do not want that head case Bray Wyatt winning it.
The second match is the Tag Team Champions the Usos defending their titles against the other members of the Wyatt Family. Go Usos.
The three is the Money in the Bank match. Sadly their is currently only one person in it at the moment as of Sunday, the back stabbing Seth Rollins.
By time this post goes out there will most likely be more people in the Money in the Bank match and more matches. However as I have not seen Raw from the 23rd yet and this is a post about last week I have not listed them or checked for them.



“AJ Lee News”

AJ and Punk have officially married and now are rumours that AJ might be pregnant now. There has not been any official word on this so it is still a rumour. If the rumour is real than it is a massive congratulations to the happy couple. Sadly if it is true it will mean that there will be no return from AJ for a long time, if she does return. We will have to wait and see.

Also AJ is going to be in WWE 2k15. From what I heard the graphics are meant to be a hell of a lot more realistic, however it is a next gen game by the sound of it (X-Box One and PS4).




“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
eBay: I won an Allegiant of the Order of the Fist.

Tuesday
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Raw, X-Men Days of Future Past, episode 10 (final) of season four of A Game of Thrones and parts 1 to 7 of KZ's Let's Play Persona 4.

Wednesday
Watched: Parts 8 to 14 of KZ's Let's Play Persona 4.
Received: The Allegiant of the Order of the Fist.

Thursday
Watched: Miniatures ER – Saving an Ordic Pistoleer part two, episodes one and two of Persona 4 the Animation and parts 15 to 21 of ZK's Let's Play Persona 4.

Friday
Watched: Episode 3 of Persona 4 the Animation and parts 22 to 28 of KZ's Let's Play Persona 4.

Saturday
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown, episodes 4 to 9 of Persona 4 the Animation and parts 29 to 35 of KZ's Let's Play Persona 4.

Sunday
Watched: Parts 36 to 40 of KZ’s Let's Play Persona 4 and The Monuments Men.

Still in the post or soon be should
A free Battle Zones accessory sprue.



Until next time, Keep Rolling.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 22nd June 2014

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



“This Week's Events”

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for the first week of the DreadBall League. The rules for the league rules will be listed in the "House Rules" section. I decided to go for my Battle Angels (Season Two Corporation) team. I spent the 20mc on the usual for them, a card and a offencive coach (AJ). My first week game was against Ian who was using a Season One Corporation team. I was the home play and on my first turn I scored a four pointer with Zone-Tan. Then Ian tried taking down my Strikers (and Guard) and he kept control of the ball for several rushes, but I managed to score a three pointer with Caxx to win the game with a whitewash. I earned a whopping 20mc from the game. I used the money on a second guard and a second card. Also Caxx earned Man Woman of the Match. This meant she went up a rank and she pick up the ability Jump. This would have been great during the game. Next week I am up against Dave who is use a Season Two Corporation team as well and on the week after that I am against Jim who had a Season One Corporation team.

Like I said last week HeroClix was cancelled this week due to the Football. Wast of time due to England losing again.



“Armies”

Here is my DreadBall team so far.




“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 (not including Bank Holidays) at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming and board games 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 Friday Night Magic.
·         On Monday the 23rd of June, is the second week of Rob Taylor's DreadBall league that he is running before he leaves.
·         On Thursday the 26th of June, there is HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario should be “Army of Three”.
·         On Friday the 4th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 5th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 19th of July, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 2nd of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 16th of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 17th of August, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

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 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.



House Rules

This week I have the rules for the DreadBall League I am in that is being run by Rob Taylor, one of Mantic's Pathfinders. The post first game stuff is is not set in stone yet as Rob could change his mind. 

Pick a team. You have 20mc to spend on improvements. You can not buy ranks for your players, but you can spend all 20mc on a MVP. That MVP stay on your team for the League, unless it was killed off. The MVP does not gain experience and you cannot use the cheap revival on them. This is the only way to get MVPS.
Underdog bonus can be spent on one game only cards and dice, as well as Free Agents. Free Agents do gain experience and if they are the same race as your team you can buy them at the end of the game at their value by the end of it.
Everyone are split into two groups for the first three weeks and then on the last week the two groups will play against each other. Basically the first placed player in group one will play against the first placed player of group two, the second placed player in group one will play against the second placed player of group two and so on.



Until next time, Keep Rolling.