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Friday, 7 November 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 7th 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. Since last week they have managed to unlocked: Four foil Character Combo Cards added to all tier levels (with physical rewards); a prequel storyline for Viktoria with a double-side location board and tokens added to all tier levels (with physical rewards); the character Muscles Hawk (Jackie Chan) was added to Jade Dragon level and above; the Level 99 Games character Cherri Senca as an add-on; a set of extra map boards as an add-on; and a new Expansion set as an add-on called “The Internal Affairs” it comes with the characters Lady Yo, Phoenix Lim and Oscar Khan.
Now as the game has finally be funded, here are the stretch goals that are still going: A prequel storyline for Luke Elba with a double-side location board and tokens will be added to all levels as well as the Soda Pop Miniatures character Candy Kunoichi as an add-on at $65k; the character Lion Sloane will be added to Jade Dragon level and above at $70k; the Greater Than Than Games character The Operative as an add-on at $75k; the characters Colt Booker will be added to Jade Dragon level and above at $80k; the Marrow Production (Journey: Wrath of Daemons) character Zhi Lan as an add-on at $85k; and the character Casey Storm will be added to Jade Dragon level at $90k. Yes there was a major change around here.

Next is the new version Paranoia news. Over the week they managed to unlock: Nothing, but they have added more add-ons and all levels now have the PDF version of the pledge.
The Stretch Goals that still going on: The Secret Society expansion deck at £120k.

Crooked Dice Games
Now for the Mantic news. They will be starting a new KickStarter next week. It will be the second Kings of War KickStarter. This will be to fund the second edition of the Kings of War rulebook which will include ALL the army lists, several new units, updated rules and a ton more background. They are also trying to fund for at least a new army.

Next is 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.

Male Visionary
Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. They have released their November releases during the weekend. It was a new starter set based on the Australian TV show "Danger Five". In fact it is an official licence product and not the standard "NOT" they normally do.
There is also a mini sale that ends today.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. Friday night/Saturday morning sure a bunch of new stuff added to the store. These were: a male, a female and a female Pinup Visionary; and a Halloween Special Pinup Twilight Knight. The Halloween Special Pinup Twilight Knight was only on sell during the Halloween weekend and most of the new stuff are sold out now apart from the male Visionary. The stuff left in the store as I post this were: The male Visionary, the female Great Game Hunter, the Pinup White Speaker, the 54mm Pinup Preacher, the Great Game Hunter Rogue, the Adult Sunstalker, the People of the Sun set, the Pinups of Death Hard Plastic Collection set.
The Halloween Special Pinup Twilight Knight
I have not yet brought any of the new stuff, but I am heavily tempted to get the male Visionary, but I will wait until numbers dump a lot more or until Black Friday as I have a feeling that there will be some deals happening then.

Now for the Privateer Press news. This week we got a break down of the releases of November, a list of what is coming in January 2015 and a bunch of previews of up and coming stuff.
First off, the November releases. There will only be one release date the month which will be the 19th. These will 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. As well as the re-release of the ten Flameguard Cleansers Protectorate Unit, the fifteen man Blackbane's Ghost Raiders Cryx Character Unit, the six 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.
Next is the January 2015 releases. January will see the release of the Blight Wasps Legion Warbeast Pack, the Zuriel Legion Character Nephilim Heavy Warbeast, new Area of Effect Ring Markers for both Warmachine and Hordes and issue 58 of No Quarter magazine. We also getting the re-release of the Kriel Warriors Trollblood Trollkin Unit (now with three Weapon Attachments) and the Farrow Bone Grinders Minion Farrow Unit.
It does not look as boot like as the artwork, thank AJ
Next is the new Warmachine previews. There were Infantry wound marker trackers, Quick Measuring sets, a new sculpt for Major Markus “Siege” Brisbane, a new sculpt for Fiona the Black, a new sculpt for Koldun Kommander Aleksandra Zerkova, new sculpts for Captain Sam MacHorne and the Devil Dogs unit and the LONG AWAITED Convergance Battle Engine the Transfinite Emergence with Permutation Servitors. Also Extreme versions of the Khador Heavy Warjacks Juggernaut and Destroyer. Extreme versions are larger premium versions of excessing figures.

Next is the Ninja Division news. With Robotech RPG Tactics this week we got more Container news. Container four is stuck with customs at the moment, they are hoping it will be at the warehouse by the end of the week. Container five should be arriving to the warehouse this week too. Containers six and seven are in the USA and should be at the warehouse by the end of next week by the way things are going. Container eight has also just arrived in the USA and Container nine is still at sea, but due to problems there is no ETA on when they will arrive at the warehouse. The way things are going I a strong dealt that I be getting it this side of Christmas, which would be bad as it was meant to be my Christmas present, from last year.

Lastly is the current Hasslefree Miniatures Sculpting Contest news. Still no news. Also normally I would have my top twenty non computer game KickStarters, however due to the fact that there were no changes, there will not be doing it this month.

“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 shipping, but I willing to bet they will be sometime in 2015
·         “Arcadia Quest” from all but the European hub, wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone” for all apart from Europe, 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, wave one of “Shadows of Brimstone” for Europe, wave three of “Deadzone”, “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), “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 this month
·         Return of the Dragon aka “Dragon Tides” will end on KickStarter on the 12th of November 2014
·         "Wireless Power Board Game Terrain and Miniature Lighting" KickStarter will end on the 3rd of December
·         Both the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook and wave one of “DreadBall Xtreme” 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” should ship in May 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 a be a Ver-Meen Keeper, four Ver-Meen Players, a Prone Z’zor player, a Workerdroid, Apothecary and a Primitive.

This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's DreadBall figures
This week's figures for 7TV

Next week there should two more Primitives, two more Samaritan Trooper, a Strider and two Rebs Sorak Swordbrethren.

I have not really done much painting this week.

Until next time, Keep Rolling.