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Friday, 9 January 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 9th January 2015

Welcome to “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games and computer games. Sadly it was a sloe news week. Everybody is getting back from the holidays.

“Gaming News”

First off is the HeroClix news. This week we get previews of Hawkman, Vandal Savage, two versions of Doctor Light, I Vampire, Tim Hunter, Firestorm and Deathstorm from DC Justice League Trinity War.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. Everything apart from the US wave two and three of the War Paint sets from the Arcadia Quest KickStarter have shipped. The remainder is being delayed due to postal strikes in the USA.

Now for the Guild Ball news. Stewart Griffin, the man responsible for mould making and metal casting process has sadly passed away due to a heart attack just before Christmas. This may course delays as only five out of the eight teams have moulds for metals so far.

Lastly is the Privateer Press news. It was relieved the all the January releases are coming out on the 14th (this coming Wednesday). For a re-cap here is the list of release for January: the Trollblood Trollkin Unit Kriel Warriors with three Weapon Attachments, the Legion Warbeast Pack Blight Wasps, the Legion Character Nephilim Heavy Warbeast Zuriel, Minion Farrow Unit Farrow Bone Grinders, Official Area of Effect Ring Markers for both Warmachine and Hordes and issue 58 of their No Quarter magazine.
Thanks to Beasts of War and not the Privateer Press website (not saying that Privateer Press did not post them on their Facebook page or on Tweeter), there are preview images to the boxes for next month’s All-In One army deals (and you have them here too). Also after checking an on-line store the deals are listed as round £88 and are 35-point legal forces. To my mind this is a GOOD deal and a great place for players to start as it is a full usable force for Tournament play that is under £100. Here is a break down of the Khador 35-point army: Forward Kommander Sorscha Kratikoff; Spriggan; Demolisher; War Dog; Widowmakers; Winter Guard Infantry and Rocketeers; Winter Guard Officer and Standard; Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich; and Lady Aiyana and Master Holt.

“KickStarter Dates”

  • “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 “Robotech RPG Tactics” for USA and Canada (December 2013), wave one of “Dust Operation Babylon” apart from Austria and New Zeeland (August 2014), the coloured ran of “Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit” (November 2014) and wave three of “Deadzone” (December 2013) should have (or soon will) started shipping.
  • The digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook (December 2013), wave one of “Dust Operation Babylon” for Austria and New Zeeland (August 2014), “Guild Ball” (December 2014), wave two of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014), “Last Saga” (November 2014), wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook (March 2014) and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” for Europe (December 2013) should be shipping this month.
  • “StarCrawlers” (November 2014) Episode One is listed to be done and out by, plus both “Zombicide Season Three” and the physical copy of “OVA” (Dec 2013) should ship in February 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.
  • “Dragon Tide” should ship in September 2015.
  • Both “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) should ship in August 2015.

“Painting and Converting”

As there was no AJ Lee news this week, this section is being moved to the "Neoscreams's Life" post until she makes her great return. However I have finished off five Arcadia Quest heroes, seven Zombies and the base for my first Wet Nurse. I also under coated several Season Three DreadBall figures too. I also pick up some new paints today.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.