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Friday, 26 September 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 26th September 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 Battle System news. Their Fantasy Dungeon Terrain KickStarter has now finish and they made £198,415 with 1,204 backers.
During the last couple of day they managed to unlock: Three Pristine Walls and a Pristine Doorway with a door as an add-on; a pack of seventeen Assorted Prisine Ramps; two Stone Counters and two Pit Trap Counters added to the Dungeon Accessories pack 2; two Trapdoor Counters added to the Mines of Minerva set; the Fortress add-on at an unreleased amount; three Derelict Walls and a Derelict Doorway with door as an add-on; the Dimension Gate add-on now comes with a Sci-fi version for no extra cost; and the retail version of the Sci-fi Modular Terrain Stronghold set as an add-on.

Next is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. Their Half-Orc KickStarter has now finish and they made $58,966 with 596 backers.
The characters we got during the last couple of days were: The Half-Orc Nobleman, an Icon Sprue, the Grippli Anurarch, the Half-Orc Spellblade, a dead Half-Orc, the Grippli Pickpocket, three Half-Orc kids, the Hengeyokai Messager and a Corgi.
With their Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit KickStarter, their sepia pdf are now available for backers to download, however only four of the buildings are available on A4 as they are still in the process of transferring them to A4 format. OK now I need to get some card.

New Convergence stuff! Does this mean
 we will be get new stuff in the miniatures
game next year? Other than the missing
Battle Engine. 
Now for the Privateer Press news. Wednesday saw the release of the Cryx Ally Unit Cephalyx Mind Slaver with Drudges, the Legion Light Warbeast Nephilim Protector, the new High Command box set “Faith and Fortune”, High Command Faith and Fortune Expansion set called “Escalating Conflict”, Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon and LEVEL 7 [INVASION]. The High Command release will break the bank balance on Monday as I will also need some new card sleeves.
I have been forgetting to say that they have revealed their December releases. These will be the Cygnar Character Heavy Warjack Dynamo, the Trollblood Trollkin Unit Scattergunners, the Trollblood Trollkin Unit Krielstone Bearer with Stone Scribes, the Trollblood Unit Trollkin Highwaymen, the Skorne Unit Praetorian Karax, Minion Farrow Character Solo Maximus and the Warmachine High Command Faith and Fortune expiation pack called “Engines of Destruction”.

Next is the Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master news. Since the last post they have managed to unlock for Bronze level: The Level Up Pack one; and elven Alternate art cards. For Silver level: Two Forest Map Tiles and the Fox Kami deck for the Forest Expansion (Meaning the whole expansion is funded and in the pledge level); threeFairytail” promo masters that are backer voted; and the first of the Snow Expansion Master (figure and cards). And also an “Arcane Wonders” promo Master (with deck and figure) as an add-on.
Stretch Goal that were still going when I posted this post were (several goals were change since the last post): Foil Card Set three (each Foil Card Set comes with ten cards) will be added to Silver level at $75k; two new Kami decks will be added to silver Level at $80k; the second Snow Expansion Master will be added to Silver level at $85k; Level Up Pack two will be added to Bronze level at $90k; two Snow Map Tiles and a Kami deck for the Snow Expansion will be added to Silver level at $95k; four Alternate art cards will be added to Bronze level at 725 backers; two Alternate art cards for every 100 likes on Board Game Geek (from 200); and two Alternate art cards for every 100 Facebook Shares (from 400).

Now for the Mantic news. With DreadBall Xtreme, the Plegde Manager has now been closed. With Mars Attacks we got more painted previews of yet unseen miniature. They have also started shipping. According to them about half the backers should have their stuff shipped by this coming Monday. However they are sending the small orders with the box game (4kg in weight, which is roughly orders of under $200). The rest of the orders as well as retail will start shipping in October and should take two to two week to be packed and dispatched. However orders that contain the Giant Robot will be delayed as they currently have two right legs each.

Next is the Shadows of Brimstone news. It has started to ship for everywhere apart from the EU, while the EU stuff should ship in mid-October.

Now for the HeroClix news. This week we got a preview of a 2014 Monthly DC Organized Play figure of Sarah Rainmaker and from Yu-Gi-Oh Series Two we got Magician of Black Chaos.

Next is the Ninja Division news. With Robotech RPG Tactic, the second Container has in the USA and should be at their warehouse on Tuesday. The third Container is set to land at port in the USA on Monday, the fourth a week after and the fifth later that week..

Now for the Kingdom Death news. We finally got a new update this week. We got a first look of the hard plastic version of the Lantern Armour Kit, Stone Face Base insert, Masks, Screaming Antelope, Hand and Scribe. There are a bunch of bonuses too. There is TWO extra unrelieved models on the Screaming Antelope and Hand sprue. We also got previews of pages from the book and of the cards from the Dung Beetle Knight expansion. Oh and work has started of a Hard Plastic Lion God (currently there is a PVC version). Production of all of the resins apart from Twilight Witch, Silk Assassin and Ann the Explorer of Death are done.
Looking at the photos, I have a feeling that they might be doubling the number of Stone Face Base inserts. This is because the box game is listed to come with ten and they are being selling them in sets of ten, however the sprue has twenty on it.
Please note the three images for are at the largess size that will appear on the post. To see them more clearer you will need to click on them or open the image in a different window.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. Sadly due to problems the Arcadia Quest has not begun shipping yet due to several problems with shipping rates. If all goes to plan it should start shipping next week. Due to the delay there is a gallery of the promos up on the Arcadia Quest website

Lastly there is some news from Hasslefree regarding the Sculpting Contest. They have begun to or done making moulds of the winners and runner-ups as was as a select bunch of others. At least one of my three entries has been chosen to be casted. Everyone who entered has been given a code for 25% off an order that ends on the 1st of October. This includes the models being casted from the contest, however you have to e-mail them for these figure and we are currently waiting for images of them (they were meant to be up Wednesday night/Thursday Moning, however we are still waiting). They will include your entry and all the prizes from the contest with your order. This will be any castings of your figures (if they made castings) and a copy of all the winning and runner up figures).

“KickStarter Dates”

·         “Kingdom Death Monster”, “Mechabrick” and wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” all have been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping
·         Both wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone” for all apart from Europe and "Mars Attacks" should have started shipping
·         “Dust Operation Babylon”, the digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook, “Arcadia Quest”, the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook, wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics”, wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons and wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone” for Europe are meant to ship in October 2014
·         The “Deadzone” wave three survey should end on 5th of October 2014
·         The “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” KickStarter will end on the 15th of October 2014
·         “StarCrawlers” is listed to be done and out by November 2014
·         Wave three of “Deadzone”, wave one of “DreadBall Xtreme”, “Last Saga”, the coloured ran of “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit”, “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (comes with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks) and hopefully the physical copy of “OVA”  should all be shipping 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 as well
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should ship in February 2015
·         Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” should ship in April/May 2015
·         “Half-Orc Adventures” should ship in May 2015
·         “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, “Demigods Rising” and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” should ship in July 2015
·         Both “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” should ship in August 2015

“Painting and Converting”

This week we have what I have painted for the second week of the Wargames Workshop MK Warmachine/Hoard League 2014.

All the figures front view
All the figures rear view
My second Daughters of the Flame Unit
My Deliverers Unit
As the figures I picked up in a bundle deal on eBay only three packs of the two figures unit expansion boosters, I did not have a figure to use as a Unit Leader. So I bulked out the chest and added hair to make it look feminine.
Plus added a feather to the hat and painted the hat blue instead of red to make it MORE clear that she is the Unit Leader. 
A Dervish Light Warjack
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance
High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza

In next week’s post will be what I have painted for the third week of the Wargames Workshop MK Warmachine/Hoard League 2014.

“Wargames Workshop MK Warmachine/Hoard League 2014 Painting Challenge Day 11 of 28”

Here is what my paint table looked like last night before going to bed.

Here is a closer look of the five I am focusing on at the moment.

And Here are the figures I have finished yesterday.

No new points from yesterday, due to time and wait for the resin bases. There will not be a post tomorrow as I was be busy posting in the morning and I will be going out straight after work from role play. I will not be back until very late (most likely past midnight) so I will not have time to do any painting (the main reason why I did a lot of painting on Wednesday).

Until next time, Keep Rolling.