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Friday, 4 December 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 4th December 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: Steppenwolf, Brutaal, Parademon, Brimstone, Artemis and Amazon from DC Superman/Wonder Woman.

Now for the Bushiroad news. With the WeißSchwarz side, next Friday will sees the release of the "Love Live! Volume 2" Booster set, the "Love Live! Volume 2" Master set and the "Love Live!" Trial Deck featuring "festival idol in school" all in english.
On the Cardfight Vanguard side next Friday will be the release of "G Clan Booster 2: Commander of the Incessant Waves" booster set. Then will be a Sneak Peek event at Wargames Workshop MK this Sunday. Please check the "CFVanguard and WeißSchwarz M.K." Facebook group for more information and how to sign up for it.
Next is the Wyrd Games news. This Monday's preview was of the renders of the Fermenter River Monk minions for Ten Thunders.

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 Master Pim and the good version of Vexia from Pets; the expansion Chaos Dragon with the KickStarter exclusive hero Nina as an add-on; the KickStarter exclusive pets Bones and Gadget; a second Pet Pack add-on that contains three new pets; the Whole Lotta Lava KickStarter exclusive expansion which includes rules, two Hellcat monsters, Ignos monster and the previously unlock Fallen Agel; the heroes Anvil and Valma as an add-on; the KickStarter exclusive Poison Dragon; the heroes Yona and Kuruk as an add-on; and a Plastic Token Pack with Exploration, Door, Portal and Spawn tokens.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A Game Tile and tokens to go with the Poison Dragon at $1,075k; and cards and a box to finish off the KickStarter exclusive  Poison Dragon expansion at $870.
This Kickstarter will be ended Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Let us see which they can unlock between now and then.
On other Cool Mini or Not news, Zombicide Black Plague has started shipping to backers.

Next is the Hawk Wargame news. Their KickStarter for Dropfleet Commander has just finished making £629,222 with 3,918 backers. Since last week they have managed to unlock: UCMF Admiral, UCM Faction, Scourge Faction, PHR Faction, Shaltari Faction and a KickStarter exclusive DFC t-shirts as an add-ons; digital screensaver; Civilian Cruise Liner was added to the Captain level pledge and above; Eden Prime Map Pack as an add-on; Resin Deluxe Cluster pack as an add-on; Dropfleet Commander poster as an add-on; a free Frigate Sprue of each race was added to all level pledges at; a UCM Dog Tag will be added to all level pledges; Resin Scourge Scenery set as an add-on; a KickStarter exclusive 2-Up PHR Cruiser as an add-on; a Hawk pin was added to the Captain level pledge and above; and a set of Activation Card was added to the Captain level pledge and above.

Now for the KickStarter "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" news. The KickStarter has finished now and they have managed to make £7,015 with 209 backer. Sadly they did not unlocked the Sorceress on a tiger.

Next is the Demigods news. The resin figures for Evolution (their second KickStarter) and rules parts for the Demigods game are almost done, which means Demigods Evolution will ship soon. However the plastics for Rising (their first KickStarter) has been delayed and will most likely ship July 2016 or later now. This is due to a bunch (or a lot) of people who only backed Demigods Rising complaining about being treated as "Second class citizens" as they were not getting the new sculpts from Evolution. WTF! The Evolution backers paid at least twice the cost for a hell of a lot less figures so they could have the new sculpts and to get their figures in resin. Anyway they have decided to change the plastic to the new sculpts and sadly this has pushed should take them to July 2016 and now the Demigods Evolution backers will get their stuff before the Demigods Rising ones. This massive delay and the fact that Evolution will ship before Rising has really pissed me off. I am a backer of Rising and I never upgraded to Evolution. I hated that fact that it would cost me a ton more for less, but I had no problems with getting the old stuff. It was my decision not to upgrade. It is nice to get the new sculpts, but I would FAR prefer to get then before or at least when the Evolution stuff ships, not over half a year after the Evolution.

Now for the Mechabrick news. They have started their Upgrade crowd funding, however it is on Indiegogo instead of KickStarters. It contains upgraded kits and painted parts. This has unlocked so far: Funded; and two Printed Nanofigs added too all pledge levels.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A Shield of Fire will be added to all XL pledge levels at $4k; a Golden Sword will be added to all XL pledge levels at $6k; a Neon Black Printed Shield will be added to all  pledge levels at an revealed amount; and a Neon Black Print Mech will be added to all  XL pledge levels at an revealed amount.

Next is the Ninja Division news. With their Ninja All-Starts KickStarter, all pledges are pack and are now being packed into containers to ship to fulfilment centres.

Now for the Modiphius news. The Pledge Manager for the Infinity RPG is basically ready and they are sending invites to backers. I have not checked my e-mail yet to see if I got it. 

Next is the Mantic news. Wave two of Kings of War is expected to ship on the 14th of December.

Now for the Vesper-On news. I received my box game this week. I brief look how ever it is being saved until Christmas However thee game and figures are much bigger than I expected. Also the gbox game has now hit stores.

Lastly the Shadow of Brimstone news. Due to delay on major bits, wave 1.5 has been push back to January 2016. 



“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), “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), “Zombicide Black Plague”, wave one of “Kingdom Death Monster” (December 2013) and “Home Raiders” and “Blood Rage” are all currently shipping. 
  • Wave two of “Kings of War Second Edition” (July 2015), “Slaughterball” (June 2015), ”Demigods Evolution”, wave two of “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015), “Ninja All-Stars”, “Zero Agents”, should ship in December 2015.
  • The "Arcadia Quest Inferno" KickStarter will end on the 9th of December.
  • Wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Mechabrick” (April 2014), “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.
  • The "Mechabrick Upgraded" Indigogo will end about the 4th 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.
  • Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) should ship between February and March 2016.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded", "The Others: 7 Sins" and "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" should ship in March 2016.
  • “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.
  • “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), 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 Pluck from Arcadia Quest and both version of James Terry from Zombicide.


On Tuesday's post I should have for you all both versions of Travis from Zombicide.


Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.