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Friday, 4 September 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 4th September 2015

Enforcer Interceptor
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: Nick Fury (originally version), Clay Quartermain, Eric Koenig, Dum Dum Dugan and Steve Rogers from Marvel Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Now for the Mantic news. Mantic have be showing off the work that is going into their Enforcer Interceptor for Warpath. It look get and a lot like the Skyranger from XCOM. I Might have to pick one up to go with my XCOM board game.
With DeadZone this week we got CAD images of the Kalyshi.
With Kings of War this week the Kickstarter is over halfway through shipping wave one to backers.

Next is the Wyrd Games news. This Monday we got a preview of the Ghoul Pursuit from the upcoming Through the Breach expansion book Under Quarantine.

Now for the Bushiroad news (now including Weiß Schwar). For Cardfight this month will see the release of G Comic Booster One “Vanguard and Deletor” in Japan on the 26th. Sadly there are no English releases this month.
With Weiß Schwarnth this month will see the release of the Booster Pack “Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-” in English, in fact it is out today.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. They have added a PDF copy Paranormal Exterminator Programme Guide for 7TV to their web store. It costs £4.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. With Blood Rage most of the products are on ships heading to the warehouses. Please note that the rough dates I am about to say are the ships docking and not arriving at the warehouses. The USA and the rest of the world stuff should arrive early to mid October, the Canada stuff should arrive end of September, the EU stuff should be mid September, the boat(s) with the Australia and New Zealand stuff have not left China yet and with Asia the stuff should be shipping to backers this month.

Next is the Guild Ball news. A couple of pre-orders for Season Two will be starting soon (today). The Season Two releases will be split up throughout the rest of this year and the whole of next year. There will be forty new models which I will go into more detail in a moment, Season 2 Token Sets, a Campaign Packs and Season 2 Rulebook. The forty new models for Season Two will be: Eight new Captains, eight new Mascots, nine new Additional Players, seven Veteran Players and the Hunters Guild which has eight Players. With the Season Two models they plan on releasing one every two weeks. The first will be Sakana, a Fisherman's Guild player who is out on the 25th of September and the second being Tenderiser, a Butcher's Guild player who is out on the 9th of October.

Now for the Megacon Games news. Due to the Pledge Manager they have added ten Infected models to both Hero and Minion pledge levels.

Next is the Kingdom Death news. After two months of waiting we finally got a full update on the KickStarter page. Wave one shipmen is worldwide, however it is being sent from their studio in the USA than the warehouse. So there might be changes. Because of this every reward box has a gift of the White Speaker in it and if you are not getting survivor level rewards, then your gift will be included the Twilight Knight too. Survivor level backers will get the gift Twilight Knight in their survivor reward box.  Oh, to make things clearer wave one is the pinups, promos, dice, extra heads, resins, t-shirts and armour kits. It does not include the core game, survivor level rewards or expansions.
The Challenge Scenarios and promo rules have not been sent it wave one, but will be sent to Resin Beta Backers this month to do some final tests. They should be sent to backer as a PDF in November 2015.
For wave two (and hopefully ware three) there are four global warehouses which are located in Canada, Australia, EU and the USA. The EU warehouse will be handling rest of world, with the following exceptions: Asia Rewards are being shipped directly from Hong Kong, New Zealand rewards are being shipped from Australia and they are personally handling South America. We got rough dates of when wave two and Resin Beta Backers stuff will ship to backers (please note customs might make this longer). Resin Beta Backers rewards will shipped speed directly from their USA base in New York sometime between the mid to late this month. The USA Backer stuff should start shipping via USA warehouse sometime between the start to mid October. International Backers stuff should start shipped via EU, CAN and AU Warehouses sometime between mid October to the start of November.
There is not set date for wave three yet.
They have also shown off images of the expansion stuff especially the Gorm one, images and videos for Gencon 2015 and work on the Nightmare Ram expansion which is not a KickStarter expansion for the game.

Now for the Wild West Exodus news. They have made a PDF version of the rulebook available for download.

Lastly there is the Modiphius news. With the Thunderbirds board game, it is on the ships to the warehouses. No real dates yet.

“KickStarter Dates”

·                     Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) and “Paranoia” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
·                     Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), wave one of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015), “Last Saga” (November 2014) and wave one Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013) has been shipped or is shipping soon.
·                     “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” (August 2015), “Slaughterball” (June 2015), “Mechabrick” (April 2014), “Blood Rage” and wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (August 2015) are might to ship this month.
·                     The “Battle System Post Apocalypse Terrain” KickStarter should be starting mid-September 2015.
·                     “Bombshell Babes II” KickStarter should be starting on the 14th of September 2015.
·                     “Bombshell Babes II” KickStarter should be ending on the 28th of September 2015.
·                     “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), wave two of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Ghostbusters the Board Game” and “Home Raiders” should ship in October 2015.
·                     Wave three of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015)/”Demigods Evoltion” and wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should ship between October to December 2015.
·                     Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) should ship between October 2015 to March 2016.
·                     Wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015) should ship late November to early December 2015.
·                     Wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game”, “Ninja All-Stars”, “Zero Agents” and “Zombicide Black Plague” should ship in December 2015.
·                     “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System”, “Deadzone Infestation” and “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” should ship in January 2016.
·                     Wave one of the “Conan” board game should ship between January and March 2016.
·                     “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.
·                     Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 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 Youth Centre 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 5th of September 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Sunday the 6th of September 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·                     On Saturday the 12th of September 2015, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Rules of the event will be on the “CFVanguard and Weiß Schwarz M.K.” Facebook group.
·                     On Sunday the 19th of September 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Saturday the 20th of September 2015, there will be a Weiß Schwarz Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Rules of the event will be on the “CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K.” Facebook group.
·                     On Saturday the 3rd of October 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Sunday the 11th of October 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing UK Team Championship at Jurys Inn MK. Sadly this has already sold out.
·                     On Saturday the 17th of October 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Saturday the 21st of November 2015 will be a Mantic Open Day.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a booster pack (Magic/Yu-Gi-Oh/Vanguard) unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr. Weekday events normally start at 6/7PM.

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 (unless you are a child or unemployed where it is £1) 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”

For this post I have for you all a Battle Zone terrain sprue and the Troll from Arcadia Quest.

With the next post there should be the Dread King (which I entered in to the Wargames Workshop MK Painting Contest) and The Nameless from Arcadia Quest.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.