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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.