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Friday, 27 November 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 27th November 2015

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.

“Gaming News”

First off we have the HeroClix news. We got previews of: Abominable Snowman from their Winter Prize Support.

Now for the Bushiroad news. With the WeißSchwarz side, today sees the release of the KanColle 2nd Fleet Booster Set in English.

Next is the Wyrd Games news. Do not forget that the Black Friday promotional has started on their webstore. For details please check last week's post or their webstore.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. The Arcadia Quest Inferno KickStarter is still going externally well. In fact they have beaten what the first KickStarter did and now they are on uncharted teruatry . Since the last post they have managed to unlock: The KickStarter exclusive heroes of Kragor, Julie, Mercury (the hero version Harpy), Tyrek and Tyndall; the KickStarter exclusive monsters Kragor, two Daemon Captains; Viola and Crash hero versions of the Daemon Captains as a non KickStarter exclusive add-on; the expansion Pets with the KickStarter exclusive pet Cerby as an add-on; the KickStarter exclusive Pet Nixon; the Angel "The Fallen Angel"; a Pet Pack add-on that contains three new pets; and dice bags for all the guild old and new as add-ons.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The KickStarter exclusive pet Bones at $830k; and two Hellcat monsters at $870.

Next is the Hawk Wargame news. Their KickStarter for Dropfleet Commander still continuous and since last week they have managed to unlock: An Activation Card Pack as an add-on; KickStarter Exclusive Battlecruisers for Scourge, Shaltari and PHR as add-ons; and a deluxe rulebook upgrade.
Stretch Goals that still going as I post this were: 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.

Now for the KickStarter "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" news. Sadly they have next unlocked anything this week. The next stretch goal is a Sorceress on a tiger at £7.5k. ThisKickStarter will be ending this coming Monday. Let us see how well they do.

Next is the Modiphius news. Sadly wave two of the Thunderbirds Co-Operative Board Game has been delayed by six weeks. However they have revealed that they have added a bonus item to the Hood expansion, Lady Penelope's home Creighton-Ward Manor.

Now for the Dragon Tide news. This KickStarter has started shipping to backers.

Next is the Guild Ball news. They have just released two more Season Two figures, the Brewer's Guild player Mash and the Mortician's Guild player Bonesaw.
Also for Black Friday they are selling a bunch of resins, most are the alternate Leaders from KickStarter.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. Three years ago today Kingdom Death Monster hit KickStarter which made over $2m. Now the game has been sent to backers and now they are just waiting for the expansions which they have no clue on when that will ship. So I dealt it will ship this year now.
They have finally added to the website the build instructions for the figures from Kingdom Death Monster and added a Resources section with FAQ and Beta rules for the Challenge Scenarios.
Oh and because its Black Friday the store was restocked with a ton of deals a a price change. So much it is hard to list them all individually. They have added all (or most) of the armour kits apart from Unarmoured. They are $50, however for today only they are $25. All the pin-ups and promos from the KickStarter, Dice Stone Face bases and a ton of plastic and resin figures related to Monster. Please check out their store for all the stuff in detail. Oh and the price change is that the RRP of Monster is now $400 instead of the $500 I thought it was.

Next is the Frostgrave news. Last week saw the release of the "Thaw of the Lich Lord" expansion and stuff for it.

Next here are other Black Friday sales happening in the gaming world that I know of. First Battle Foam are running sales till the 30th between 15% and 60% off a range of their products.
Hero Forge
Warlord Games are running several deals. Two major ones I like to point out are until 30th, buy any three vehicles from a selected list and get 20% off them. Also 50% of Plastic Sprues.
Battlefront are having a 33% off all of their Flames Of War range until December the 1st.
Hero Forge is doing a 20% off on their deal on their custom tabletop Miniatures if you enter the code "BLACKFRIDAY" in the checkout. I have been thing about testing this out for sometime now, especially since I started to look into Frostgrave. I have orders three figures today with this deal. Lets see how they come up look.

This last one might not be for the faint hearted. The one gaming company that no one expected to join the Black Friday deals has joined. Games Workshop. WTF. However it is only bundle deals ranging from £95 to £485 than reduced prices on individual items.
Also there was a bit of news from last week did not report about, however to my knowledge then it was just a rumour, but it was confirmed. Their Specialist Game section is returning with most if not all the old game. Necromunda and Blood Ball being two of the major games that will be returning. However they will be apart of Forge World instead of Games Workship. Please not this is still in the early planning so will take at least a year or two to see anything and we do not know how the old games will return (compete news, updated rules, reprint of the old rule, free PDFs, box game, hight cost hardback like 30k).

“KickStarter Dates”

  • Wave three of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013), 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), “Home Raiders”, “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.
  • “Demigods Rising” (July 2015)/”Demigods Evolution”, wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) ,wave one of “Mechabrick” (April 2014), “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 3rd of December.
  • The "Arcadia Quest Inferno" KickStarter will end on the 9th of December.
  • “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System”, “Deadzone Infestation”, “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” and wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” (December 2015) 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 28th of November 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 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 12th of December 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 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 two Torakage from Maliflux plus Sonja and Montoys from Arcadia Quest.

On Tuesday's post I should have for you all Koba and Hitch from Arcadia Quest.

Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.