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Friday, 20 November 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 20th November 2015

The Scourge Fleet from Dropfleet Commander 
Welcome everybody to this week’s “Gaming News from Neoscream” post. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs and some card games, as well as my miniatures painting and upcoming local events.



“Blog News”

After seeing another blogging last Saturday during her spare time I wanted to retry writing the blogs of Blogger than on Word processing software than copy and paste to Blogger. This added a crap ton of HTML code that made formatting the posts a nightmare. I did try doing it in Blogger back when I first got a HTC Flyer years ago, however there was a dating issue I did not like. The post would be dated the date I started to write it instead of the date I posted it. Luckily it looks like this error over time has been fix and I will be retrying again. However I will still need to do images on a computer than on my phone as the Blogger app still does not allow me to place them where I wait. Let's hope it will work this time.



“Gaming News”

First off we have the HeroClix news. We got previews of: Three different versions of Wonder Woman from DC Superman/Wonder Woman.

Now for the Bushiroad news. With the WeißSchwarz side, today sees the release of the Symphogear GX Booster Set in Japanese. Also next Friday will be the release of the KanColle 2nd Fleet Booster Set in English.
With the Cardfight Vanguard side, today sees the release of G Comic Booster 1: Vanguard and Deletor in English.

Aiomus, Lord of Time 
Next is the Ninja Division news. Ninja All-Stars is currently being packed up in China and should be on the water headed towards fulfilment centres soon.

Now for the Wyrd Games news. This week they revealed their Black Friday promotional figures. First the special edition models available during Black Friday sales are Nightmare Coryphee for $35, Kaeris's crew in translucent orange for $50, Jakob Lynch's crew in translucent purple for $45, Kaeris's crew in dayglow orange for $50 and Jakob Lynch's crew in dayglow purple for $45. If you buy $150 or more of stuff from their web store during Black Friday you will get an alternative version Firestarter and an alternative version Francisco. If you buy $300 or more of stuff from their web store during Black Friday you will also get an alternative version Barbaros and Dr. Dufresne who counts as McMourning. Next they have a ton of stuff on early release during the sale (sorry I am not listing them) which includes a 10th Anniversary of Maliflux, the twelve soul stone Outcast Mercenary called Aionus Lord of Time. Their Black Friday sales will last for one week.

All the original sculpts from the Inferno boxset
Next was the Cool Mini or Not news. The Arcadia Quest Inferno KickStarter started on Monday and it has been doing well. There is only one backer level which is called "Hell of a Pledge" and it comes with the new game, the KickStarter exclusive hero King David III and all on add-on stretch goals.
They have managed to unlock so far: The expansion was funded; a KickStarter exclusive Dice Bag; an extra sculpt for both the Harpy and Demoness minions; the KickStarter exclusive heroes Lucas, Annika, Lord Tyron, Tigris, Annabelle, Tao, Dris, Gabriel, Britney (a hero version of the Demoness), Thornwood, Johnny and Sarya; twenty sculpted wound tokens; twenty sculpted death tokens; twenty sculpted plastic coins tokens; four sculpted guild tokens for each of the four new guilds; one attack die four each of the new guilds; two defence dice; thirty sculpted damnation tokens; The Fall of Arcadia campaign download book using stuff from the original game and Inferno; the Frost Dragon box expansion with the KickStarter exclusive hero Hilda as a add-on; Hellfire Token pack; classic Arcadia Quest stuff as add-ons; metal coin add-ons; one attack die four each of the new guilds and two standard defence dice; and the Heroes Mamba and Rosh as an add-on.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: KickStarter exclusive hero and monster version of Kragor at $600k.
As I had backed the original KickStarter and have been playing game (and enjoying it), I have backed this one.

Now for the Hawk Wargame news. Their KickStarter for Dropfleet Commander still continuous and since last week they have managed to unlock: One free PHR Frigate Sprue that makes up four Frigates was added to the Captain level pledge and above and one free PHR Cruiser Sprue that makes up one cruiser was added to all level pledges.
Stretch Goals that still going as I post this were: An Activation Card Pack as an add-on at £370k; deluxe rulebook upgrade at $390k; UCMF Admiral t-shirt as an add-on at £400; digital screensaver at £415k; Civilian Cruise Liner will be added to the Captain level pledge and above at £425k; Eden Prime Map Pack as an add-on at £440k; Resin Deluxe Cluster pack as an add-on at £460k; Dropfleet Commander poster as an add-on at £475k; a free Frigate Sprue of each race will be added to all level pledges at £500k; and a UCM Dog Tag will be added to all level pledges at 3k backers.

Next is the Mantic news. They are close to finishing shipping Dungeon Saga. In fact I received the two figures I backed it for. Tyrant King Blaine and Venetia Beriassor the Human Cleric.

Also this week I backed the KickStarter "Warbear
s and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures". It is a small KickStarter for two mounted figures with several other figures as infant add-on. The figures are a Princess on a stag and a Roman like generic guy on an armoured bear. Since starting they have funded the two figures and a third figures. The third figure a female archer on a bear.
The next stretch goal is a Sorceress on a tiger at £7.5k.
I have backed it for the female archer on a bear as it reminds me of Laura Bailey's character from Critical Role, Vex'ahlia (Vex). Now that is an idea for a paint scheme for this figure.



“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.
  • “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” (August 2015), “Blood Rage”, wave one of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013) and “Home Raiders” have been shipped or is shipping soon.
  • “Dragon Tide” (September 2015) and wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015) should ship this month.
  • "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" KickStarter will end on the 30th of November.
  • Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) should ship between December 2015 and March 2016.
  • Wave three of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015)/”Demigods Evolution”, wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) ,wave one of “Mechabrick” (April 2014), wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game”, “Ninja All-Stars”, “Zero Agents”, wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zombicide Black Plague”, “Slaughterball” (June 2015) and wave two of “Mechabrick” (April 2014) should ship in December 2015.
  • The “Dropfleet Commander” KickStarter will end on the 4th of December.
  • The "Arcadia Quest Inferno" KickStarter will end on the 9th of December.
  • “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.
  • Both “The Others: 7 Sins” and "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" 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.
  • “Warpath” should ship in September 2016.
  • Wave three of the “Infinity RPG” should ship in October 2016.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 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 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 Sunday the 22nd of November 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 28th of November 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running Android Netrunner UK Team Championship 2015 at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 5th of December 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Saturday the 19th of December 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Saturday the 6th of January 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 17th of January 2016, 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 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 30 minutes early.



“Painting and Converting”

For this post I have for you all are a full set of a Valkyrie and a Valkyrie in Guardian mode from Robotech RPG Tactics.


On Tuesday's post I should have for you all a Valkyrie in Battleroid from Robotech RPG Tactics, plus Ototo and a Torakage from Maliflux.


Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.