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Friday, 2 October 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 2nd October 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: Red Tornado (a female version), Huntress, Power Girl, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman Robot, Ulysses, Superman II, Superman Blue and Harmes from DC Superman/Wonder Woman.

Not including all
the stuff that have
been unlocks
Now for the Mantic news. With their Warpath KickStarter they have managed to unlock since the last post: Hard plastic Plague 3rd Gens; the Plague Battlegroup; three Forge Father Tanks as a Battlegroup; Heavy Weapons options added to the new Plague 3rd Gens; Veer-myn Tunneler; three Veer-myn Tunnelers as a Battlegroup; BattleZone terrain a add-ons and Pledge Levels; Hard plastic Asterian Infantry; an Asterian Battlegroup; a Brandr Urban Assault Vehicle upgrade for the Forge Father Sturnhammer Battle Tank; a five man Enforcer Heavy Support Team were added to the Enforcer Battlegroup and the two player starter set; four Asterian Weapon Drones were added to the Asterian Battlegroup; and a Veer-myn Weapon Platform was added to the Veer-myn Battlegroup.
As I post this the stretch goal that are still going are: Reinforcements 2 which adds eiught Plague Mortars with crew options to the Plague Battlegroup and starter set, Heavy Weapon options added to the Asterian Infantry and both a Forge Father Jotunn Heavy Hailstorm Cannon and a five man Enforcer Peacekeepers unit will be added to the two player starter set at $300k.

All the extras unlocks for the "City
Block" pledge
Next is the Battle System news. Their Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain KickStarter started last Friday. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: An extra Settee, an extra Armchair, an extra Dining Table, two extra Chairs and an Aluminium Ladder were added to the City Block pledge level; and a Fire Station add-on set.
As I post this the stretch goal that are still going are: An extra Double Bed, a Green Armchair, an extra Wardrobe and an extra Makeshift Barrier will be added to the City Block pledge level at £105k (just off as I am about to post this); and an extra Road Barrier, an extra Works Barrier, an extra Fence Panel and two extra Pallets will be added to the City Block pledge level at on un revealed amount.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. With their “The Others: 7 Sins” Kickstarter they have managed to unlock since the last post: The Envy Controller; twenty Envy cards; the Envy board; six Envy Abominations in three sculpts; a 7 Sins dice bag; the Envy Avatar; three more Sins Dice; the Bruiser Hero Kanga; the KickStarter excusive Sniper Hero P.H.D; plastic tokens as add-ons; the KickStarter excusive The Apocalypse expansion set as an add-on that adds the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to the game; the Gluttony Controller; twenty Gluttony cards; and the Gluttony board.
As I post this the stretch goal that are still going are: Six Gluttony Abominations in three sculpts at $860k; and the Gluttony Avatar at $900k.
“The Others: 7 Sins” KickStarter will be ending early Wednesday morning, so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.
With their Blood Rage KickStarter, it has begun to ship to backers.

Next is the Modiphius news. With their “Infinity Role-play Game” Kickstarter they have managed to unlock since the last post: The PanOceania Faction Source Book; a Fabric Map of Paradiso; the Dire Foes RPG Adventure book; and the Dire Foes Mission packs as add-ons.
As I post this the stretch goal that are still going are: The Aleph Faction Source Book at £185k; the Yu Jing Faction Source Book at £200k; the Haqqislam Faction Source Book at £215k; and at 2000 backers the Corvus Belli team made adventure and premade characters will be made into a 40 page book and backers of the physical copy of the Core Book will get a physical copy of it.
With the Thunderbirds Board Game, a PDF version of the rulebook is up for download.

Now for the Bushiroad news. With the Cardfight Vanguard side, today we see the release of the G Booster Set 4 “Soul Strike Against The Supreme” in English. I get six boosters worth of cards at the Sneak Peek and plan on picking up a booster box tomorrow. Also in October the 23rd we will see the release of G Clan Booster 2 “Commander of the Consecutive Wave” in Japanese. The UK Nationals is happening next Saturday at the Play Expo in Manchester.
With the WeißSchwarz side, in October we will see the release of the Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls booster set of the 16th in Japanese, both the Log Horizon Trial Deck and booster set in English on the 23rd and Charlotte booster set on the 30th. The UK Nationals is happening next Sunday at the Play Expo in Manchester.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. They have just released their first Villainous Archetypes set which includes a Despotic Dictator, an Otherwordly Invader, a Sinister Mystic and an Underworld Boss. And they have also release four army privates armed with rifles.

Lastly there is the Shadows of Brimstone news. Wave 2 is now currently estimated to ship in Fall 2016 and Wave 1.5 estimated to ship sometime between now and the end of the year. Wave 1.5 should include: Caverns of Cynder OtherWorld Expansion (including Lava Men); Frontier Town Expansion (including Bandits); Scourge Rats (including Rat's Nest as a free bonus); Serpentmen Warriors; Serpentmen Shaman; Void Sorcerers (was just a single Sorcerer in the KS, but we are including extra 2 Void Sorcerers as a free bonus); Void Hounds; Undead Outlaw Gang; The Undead Gunslinger; Trederran Raiders; Harvesters; Custodians; Targa Pylons; XL Dark Stone Hydra; Scafford Gang; XXL Beli'al; Dead Man's Bounty Game Supplement; Treasures of the Void Game Supplement; Badlands Expedition Game Supplement; Prospector Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures; Orphan Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures; Drifter Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures; Outlaw Hero Miniatures - Male and Female; Doorways Into Darkness Set - including Into the Darkness Card Set as a Free Bonus (Minecart or Add-on); XXL Burrower (Minecart or Add-on); Dark Stone Brutes (Minecart or Add-on); XL Guardian (Minecart or Add-on); Colonel Scafford (Minecart or Add-on); Trun Hunters (Add-on); Targa Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on); Jargono Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on); Cynder Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on); Blank Card Set: Threats (Add-on); Blank Card Set: Mine (Add-on); Blank Card Set: Jargono (Add-on); and Blank Card Set: Targa (Add-on).



“KickStarter Dates”

·                     Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014) and “Paranoia” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
·                     “Last Saga” (November 2014) and “Blood Rage” has been shipped or is shipping soon.
·                      “The Others: 7 Sins” KickStarter should be ending on the 7th of October 2015.
·                     “Warpath” KickStarter should be ending on the 11th of October 2015.
·                     Both the “Infinity RPG” and the “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” KickStarters should be ending on the 18th of October 2015.
·                     Wave two of “Mechabrick” (April 2014), wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (August 2015), “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” (August 2015), “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), wave two of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Ghostbusters the Board Game” and “Home Raiders” should ship this month.
·                     Wave three of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015)/”Demigods Evoltion” and wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) should ship between now and December 2015.
·                     Wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015), wave two of “Mechabrick” (April 2014) and “Slaughterball” (June 2015) should ship in November 2015.
·                     Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) should ship between November and March 2016.
·                     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.
·                     Both wave one of the “Conan” board game and wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) should ship between January and March 2016.
·                     Wave one of the “Infinity RPG” should ship in February 2016.
·                     “The Others: 7 Sins” should ship in March 2016.
·                     “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.
·                     Both wave two of the “Infinity RPG” and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” should ship in July 2016.
·                     Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 2016.
·                     Wave three of the “Infinity RPG” should ship in October 2016.
·                     “Warpath” should ship in 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 3rd of October 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Saturday the 10th of October 2015, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard and Weiß Schwarz Casual event at Wargames Workshop MK. Rules of the event will be on the “CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K.” Facebook group. This will not be a tournament and there will not be any prize support due to the Nationals happening that weekend.
·                     On Saturday the 10th of October 2015, there will be the Cardfight Vanguard UK Nationals at the Play Expo in Manchester. For more details please check the Bushiroad website.
·                     On Sunday the 11th of October 2015, there will be both the Weiß Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight Nationals at the Play Expo in Manchester. For more details please check the Bushiroad website.
·                     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 Sunday the 25th of October 2015, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Rules of the event will be on the “CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K.” Facebook group.
·                     On Saturday the 7th of November 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Sunday the 8th of November 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
·                     On Saturday the 21st of November 2015 will be a Mantic Open Day.
·                     On Saturday the 21st of November 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·                     On Saturday the 28th of November 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running Android Netrunner UK Team Championship 2015 at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

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 the Zombivor version of Bear from Zombicide and the Thief from Kingdom Death. This was a change of plans as for some weird reason I cannot find my Kingdom Death/Wrath of Kings crossover Twilight Knight.


With the next post there should be the Sword Master from Kingdom Death.


Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.