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Friday, 23 January 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 23rd January 2015

Welcome to the newly restructured “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games, my painting and now includes upcoming local events.

“Gaming News”

First off is the HeroClix news. This week we get previews of Blue Devil, Green Lantern, Power Ring, Frankenstein and Zatanna from DC Justice League Trinity War. The set is now slated for a mid-February release.
Thursday’s HeroClix game at York House was pushed back by a week due to the fact Adrian could not make it (because he was playing Magic).

Next is the Privateer Press news. This week for Warmachine Tactics, they have added four Mercenaries characters. These are: Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios; Greygore Boomhowler; Jarok Croe; and Cutthroat. Also they are hope to finish off and sent out the digital art book and PDF map pack  in the next six to eight weeks.

Now for the Mantic news. I have now received my wave three of Deadzone stuff. Also wave two of DreadBall Xtrme has began shipping this week. Brute Force Is listed to be In wave two however I have sadly not seen a figure of her yet, paint or unpainted.

Next is the Ninja Division news. With Robotech RPG Tactics due to trouble on the sea the Europe stuff is being delayed by almost a week so far. This might sadly get worst when it hit the main seas. So currently it is late February now.

Now for the Stonehaven Miniatures news. This week's green from their Half-Orc Adventurers KickStarter was the Grippli Pickpocket.

Next is the Knight Miniatures news. This week they have released four new figures. The first being the TV Arrow revealed last week, Swamp Thing, Loki (Marvel) and the Jason Todd version of Red Hood. We also got some previews of an Arkham City Warning Signs terrain set.

Now for the Dragon Tides KickStarter. The Pledge Manager is now online and they have done new stretch goals based on the extras stuff sold in the Pledge Manager (and from new backers). A set of two Showdown Dice will be added to the Jade Dragon Level at $10k; the Japanime Games character Oscar Kass as an add-on at $15k; a Suited Up version of the character Ivan Castle will be added to the Jade Dragon Level at $20k; the Shingo Games character Rabid Skunk as an add-on at $25k; a new Ninja sculpt added to the Henchmen at $30k; the Japanime Games character Domino Bonaparte as an add-on at $35k; an alternate version of the character White Moon will be added to the Jade Dragon level at $40k; and the character General Feng will be added to the Jade Dragon level at $45k.
After watching Kill Bill Volume One on Wednesday, I am now really wanting to get this, sadly I have to want until September at the earliness for it. 

Next I would like to bring up a new KickStarter from Monolith Board Games LLC that started last week called, Conan. I was planned to post about it last week, but never got round to. This KickStarter was funded in just 5 minutes and 37 seconds and has just gone past the $1m mark yesterday in just eleven out of the thirty days run. WOW! It is currently in 14th place in the twenty non-computer gaming KickStarters. Sadly I am not backing it due to money and space. I bear have space with what I have without including what I am still wanting for. Robotech RPG Tactics, Kingdom Death Monster, Zombicide Season Three, Dragon Tides, Yashima Legend of the Kami Master, Demigods Rising, the rest of DreadBall Xtrme and a bunch of extra figures from other ones. OMFG! However I will be following it from now as it looks great, it is a fantastic deal and has done so awesomely in just under two weeks. My only worry is that in is too successful and end up running year(s) late like Robotech RPG Tactics, Kingdom Death Monster, Shadows of Brimstone, Journey Wrath of Daemons and Deadzone due to the work load and quality control (which they stated on Beasts of War these will be high quality like Journey Wrath of Daemons).
There are two basic plague levels: Barbarian Pledge and King Pledge. Barbarian Pledge contains the Box game and all the stretch goal. While King Pledge comes with the game in a KickStarter excusive deluxe box, four addition scenarios, a KickStarter excusive Thog, three KickStarter excusive heroes, a KickStarter excusive ally, fifteen KickStarter excusive Skeletons; ten KickStarter excusive Mummies, cards for all of these, six extra dice and all the stretch goal.
Since starting the goals they manage to smash and new add-on they added were: The game was funded; ten Picts; ten Skeleton; the KickStarter excusive hero called Pallantides; five Pirates; five Guards; a KickStarter excusive Man-ape; ten Mummies; the KickStarter excusive leader Natohk; five chests; five cases; a doublesided gameboard with four new scenarios; the hero Olgerd Vladislav; three tables; ten stools; the KickStarter excusive hero Conan the Mercenary; a Hyperborean Primitive; five Tentacles; a Giant Spider; the leader Constantius; the KickStarter excusive hero Savage Bêlit; a KickStarter excusive Conan dice bag; a Swamp Daemon; a Bookcase; two Piles of skulls; the leader Akivasha; a Sarcophagus; the KickStarter excusive hero Kerim Shah; the KickStarter excusive hero Conan the Warlord; a poster map of the Hyborian Continent; a character based on Robert E. Howard; the Khitai Expansion as an add-on; a Campaign/Art book with fifteen new equipment cards as an add-on for only people who backed at King Pledge level; the KickStarter excusive leader Baal Pteor as an add-on; a the KickStarter excusive Sabretooth-tiger as an add-on; the Brom Boxx Conan and Bêlit as an add-on.
The Stretch goals still going when I post
this were: A Giant Scorpion at $1.05m.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. There should be a BIG update next Friday. The long wait is due to things happing, good things.

Lastly there is the Last Saga news (I jokingly left this to last due to the name). They should be getting some of their figures in next week so they should be starting shipping orders that they are able to. They plan to ship rewards as they are ready than wanting for everything to arrive before shipping.

“KickStarter Dates”

I have decided to add original shipping dates in brackets of KickStarters that are running late.

  • “Mechabrick” (April 2014), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave three of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of “Dust Operation Babylon” (August 2014) 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.
  • Wave one of “Dust Operation Babylon” (August 2014), the coloured ran of “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” (November 2014), wave three of “Deadzone” (December 2013) and wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014) should have (or soon will) started shipping.
  • The digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook (December 2013), “Guild Ball” (December 2014), “Last Saga” (November 2014) and the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook (March 2014) should be shipping this month.
  • The “Conan” KickStarter should end on the 11th of February 2015
  • “StarCrawlers” (November 2014) Episode One is listed to be done and out by, plus “Zombicide Season Three”, the physical copy of “OVA” (Dec 2013) and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” for Europe (December 2013) should ship in February 2015.
  • Both wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014) and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” for Australia and the rest of the world (Dec 2013) should be shipping in March 2015.
  •  Both wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) and “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) should ship in April/May 2015.
  •  Both “Half-Orc Adventures” and the PDFs for “Paranoia” should ship in May 2015.
  • Both “Paranoia” and “Slaughterball” should ship in June 2015.
  • “Kingdom Death Monster” (Dec 2013), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, Demigods Rising”, “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” and “Kings of War Second Edition” all should ship in July 2015.
  • Both “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) should ship in August 2015.
  • “Dragon Tide” should ship in September 2015.
  • “Conan” should ship in October 2015.

"Up and coming Events"

Due to changes to the blog this section has been moved from the old "Gaming with Neoscream" post to this one. Every thing else from that old post is being moved to the "Neoscream's Life" post to replace the "Life" section. 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 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 Sundays, Wargames Workshop MK is now open. It will be for role-play and board games day on every Sunday apart from the last Sunday of the month which will be a card games day (Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic and Cardfight Vanguard).
·         On Thursday the 29th of January 2015, there should be HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. It will be an "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” scenario which is 400 points, four figures (no more no less), no figure over 100 points. One figure will get penetrating Poison, one figure will get penetrating Steel Energy, one figure will gain penetrating Quake and one figure will gain double victory points for all figures It KOs. (Yes this was pushed back a week).
·         On Saturday the 31st of January 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 7th of February 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 21st of February 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 7th of March 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 8th of March 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·         On Friday the 13th of March there will be a RPG event In Milton Keynes. Sadly I have missed placed the leaflet so I do not know the name of the event or the place.
·         Saturday the 25th of April will be Salute 2015. It is being held in the London Excel Centre and this year's theme is Agincourt.
·         The weekend of the 9th and 10th of May will be Campaign. Yes It Is back from a one year break and will be back in the Centre MK.

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.

“Painting and Converting”

This week I have for you one more Martian Player, two prone (dead) Martian tokens, X Jr, an Yndij Reb and my second Strider.

This week's figures front view
This week's figure rear view
This week's DreadBall figures
My Martians Team
X Jr. from my Bot X team in 7TV
This week's Deadzone figures
Both of my Striders

Next week there should be an Enforcer Sniper, an Enforcer Engineer, two Gun Drones, an Enforcer with a Rocket Launcher, Diva and Greensleeves.
During the week I have finished off six more Long Gunners, nine more DreadBall players from both seasons two, five more Deadzone figures and some Battlezone terrain panels. I am currently working on more BattleZone terrain panels. As well as under coat a bunch more DreadBall, Deadzone, Battlezone and Arcadia Quest figures.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.