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Friday, 15 May 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 15th May 2015

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

“Gaming News”

First off we have the HeroClix news. We got previews of: B. Skull Dragon, Magician of Faith and Witch of the Black Forest from Yu-Gi-Oh Series Three; and She-Hulk and Black Panther from Marvel Age of Ultron Event.

Now for the Ninja Division news. With Ninja All-Stars, the pledge manager is up now.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. With Blood Rage, we got some images of first wave of production proofs, three figures from five of the clans.
With Zombicide Season Three, the missing container as arrived and now the remaining American and Canadian stuff should be shipping soon.

Now for the Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game news. We finally got images of the new look board for the game.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. June will see the release of their Heroes Archetypes based on classic movie and TV characters.

Now for the Mantic news. First off is Dungeon Saga.  Last week we got previews of what the cards and rulebook pages will look like.
They were hoping to start shipping DreadBall Xtreme wave three by the end of May. But due to problems with the deluxe DreadBall pitch and the customisable DreadBall Xtreme pitch, it will most likely be the end of June. We also got painted image of the Crystallans team.
Mantic is also doing a BIG reveal week starting Monday. I have a strong feeling that it will be Warpath.

Next is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. There were still greens that they had not shown us yet, and now they have shown off the remaining greens or at least most of them.

Now for the Guild Ball news. They have posted organised play documents from running tournament now.

Next is the Dragon Tides news. This week we got images of the named characters from the box game. They are looking nice.

Lastly let us talk about a new KickStarter that started last weekend, Home Raiders. A 1:1 scale model game (they are not really miniatures due to the scale) where little folk from the Inner-space sneak in your home to battle for dominance! The model game for all ages and levels of expertise. There is only really one pledge level, Portal, that comes with the two player starter set and the KickStarter exclusive Gremlin figure RAF the Pilot.
SO far they have unlocked: The Game was funded; Lilliput Biker as an add-on; Gremlin Climbers as an add-on; foam packing added to the Two Player Starter Set and most likely the Faction Starter sets; the Faction “Lords of Dust” with their faction starter set as an add-on; a Lords of Dust Booster with the Priest and the Mummies as an add-on; the Faction “Fair Folk” with their faction starter set as an add-on; and a Fair Folk Booster with the Leprechaun and some Fauns as an add-on.
The stretch goal that was still going when I posted this was: The faction “Freeloaders” with their faction starter set as an add-on.

The new look board for the Thunderbirds
Co-operative board game
“KickStarter Dates”

·         Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook (March 2014) and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
·         Wave one of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for everyone apart from Asia and New Zeeland is being shipped to backer.
·         O nthe 20th of May 2015 the “Anime Miniatures” KickStarter will finish.
·         The digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook (December 2013), the physical copy of “OVA Second Edition” (Dec 2013), “Last Saga” (November 2014), “Half-Orc Adventures” and the PDFs for “Paranoia” should be shipping this month.
·         The “Zombicide Black Plauge” KickSgtarter should should start towards the end of this month.
·         Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), “Mechabrick” (April 2014), the physical copies of “Paranoia”, “Slaughterball”, wave one of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for Asia and Zeeland, wave two of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) and wave three of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014) should ship in June 2015.
·         The “Home Raiders” KickStarter will end on the 7th of June 2015.
·         The “Demigods Rising Evolution” KickStarter will start in June 2015.
·         “Kingdom Death Monster” (Dec 2013), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, wave one of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master”, “Kings of War Second Edition” and “Exploding Kittens” all should ship in July 2015.
·         “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest”, “Dungeon Architect Cards” and wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” should ship in August 2015.
·         “Anime Miniatures”, “Dragon Tide” and “Blood Rage” should ship in September 2015.
·         Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Conan”, “Ghostbusters The Board Game” and “Home Raiders” should ship in October 2015.
·         Wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should ship between October/December 2015
·         “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” and “Ninja All-Stars” should ship in December 2015.
·         Both “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System” and “Deadzone Infestation” should ship in January 2016
·         “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.

"Up and coming Events"

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 Saturday the 16th of May 2015, there is the Mantic Open Day.
·         On Sunday the 17th of May 2015, there will be a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 30th of May 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 6th of June 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 19th of July 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

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 post I have for you four Standard Zombie Walkers, two Standard Zombie Runners and a Standard Zombie Fatty.

This post's figures front view
This post's figures rear view
Wave 13 of the Standard Zombies

The next post should be five Standard Zombie Walkers and two Standard Zombie Runners.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.