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Friday, 14 November 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 14th November 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 of is the Dragon Tides KickStarter. The KickStarter ended this week.  They managed to make $101,999 and had 742 backers. Since last week they have managed to unlocked: A prequel storyline for Luke Elba with a double-side location board and tokens has been added to all levels; the Soda Pop Miniatures character Candy Kunoichi as an add-on; the character Lion Sloane has been added to Jade Dragon level and above; the Greater Than Than Games character The Operative as an add-on; the characters Colt Booker has been added to Jade Dragon level and above; the Marrow Production (Journey: Wrath of Daemons) character Zhi Lan as an add-on; the character Casey Storm has been added to Jade Dragon level; and two new sculpts for the  Henchmen.
The stretch goals that they could not make were: Unique artwork for each of the signature moves at $105k; the Japanime Games character Oscar Kass as an add-on at $110k; and the character General Fang will be added to Jade Dragon level at $115k.

Next is the new version Paranoia news. Over the week they managed to unlock: The Secret Society expansion deck. The Stretch Goals that still going on: An extra adventure added to Ultraviolet at £135k; and the Game’s Master’s Scream at £150k.

Now for the Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting KickStarter. Sadly it is still being funded, however they have added a bunch of new backer levels and add-ons.

Next is the Privateer Press news. Next Wednesday will see the release of Skorne Epic Cavalry Battle Engine Warlock Xerxis the Fury of Halaak, the Minion Farrow Warlock Helga the Conquerer and issue 57 of No Quarter magazine. Also the re-release of the ten man Flameguard Cleansers Protectorate Unit, the fifteen man Blackbane's Ghost Raiders Cryx Character Unit, the six man Strider Blightblades Legion Blighted Nyss Unit, the six man Strider Rangers Legion Blighted Nyss Unit, the ten man Praetorian Keltarii Skorne Unit and the ten man Praetorian Swordsmen Skorne Unit.

Mantic's Forces of the Abyss
Now for the Stonehaven Miniatures news. This week we got an image of the green for the Half-Orc Ranger.

Next is the Mechadrome Heavy Metal Combat news. They have now officially finished sending all pledge orders. In fact I received a message after last week’s post saying that my copy of the rulebook is in the post. Sweet.

Now for the Last Saga news. It has been delayed to until mid-December at the earliness.

Next is the Mantic news. The Kings of War Mini Kickstarter will be starting today. Durring the week they have been given us some art work for the new army they are doing, Forces of the Abyss. You might recognise the basic design from Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest.
Mars Attacks has hundred percent finished shipping to backers. We also got previews of more DreadBall Xtreme stuff.

Now for the HeroClix news. In may they will be releasing a new marvel set called Avengers Assemble. This will be linked with the new Organized Play Storyline called Age of Ultron which will come with its own event boosters too.

Next is the Dust: Operation Babylon news. Shipping is currently being delayed due to complications with the others and how they organised things.

Now for the Mechabrick news. They have almost fix all the foreseen company based problems they have been having and they are hoping to got things rolling again soon. Due to the year wait they will be doing all stretch goals that they have not been able to unlock and a winged jet pack too to make it up with the backers.

Next is the Shadows of Brimstone news. Shipping is going very slowly. Due to shortages in delivery of Red minis and problems with shipping from China at the moment, only half of the UK will be getting the Red minis. The rest will have to sadly wait until wave two for theirs, which is currently meant to ship in August 2015. Wait a nine month wait for half of the UK for something everybody else in the world is getting. I am glad I was only watching this KickStarter and had not backed it (over $1) or I would have been super pissed with this news.

Lastly is the current Hasslefree Miniatures Sculpting Contest news. Still no news, but I have e-mailed them last night.

“KickStarter Dates”

·         “Kingdom Death Monster”, “Mechabrick”, wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics”, wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme” and wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping, but I feeling that they will be sometime in 2015
·         “Arcadia Quest” from all but the European hub, wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone”, wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” and “Mechadrome” should have (or soon will) started shipping
·         “Dust Operation Babylon”, the digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook, 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), “Arcadia Quest” from the EU hub, wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" and hopefully the physical copy of “OVA” are meant to start shipping sometime this month
·         Both "Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting" and “Paranoia” KickStarter will end on the 3rd of December
·         The physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook, wave one of “DreadBall Xtreme”, wave three of “Deadzone” and “Last Saga” should hopefully be shipping in December 2014
·         Both “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King” and “Guild Ball” should be ship in January 2015
·         “StarCrawlers” Episode One is listed to be done and out by February 2015
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should ship in February 2015
·         "Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting" should ship in April 2015
·         Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” should ship in April/May 2015
·         “Half-Orc Adventures” and the PDFs for “Paranoia” should ship in May 2015
·         “Paranoia” should ship in June 2015
·         “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, “Demigods Rising” and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” should ship in July 2015
·         “Dragon Tide” should ship in September 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 things are back to normal. This week I have for you two more Primitives, two more Samaritan Trooper, a Strider and two Rebs Sorak Swordbrethren.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's figures for 7TV
All three Primitives for 7TV together
This week's Deadzone and Sedition Wars figures
Strider with the the alternate weapon layout

Next week there should be two Rebs Sorak, a Rebs Yndij, a Standard Zombie Runner, a Standard Zombie Fatty, a Dog Companion and three Standard Zombie Walkers.

I have not really done much painting this week.

Until next time, Keep Rolling.