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Friday, 29 April 2016

Gaming News from Neoscream: 29th April 2016

Welcome to the “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 Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, this week sees the release of the Power Up set for Idol Master in Japanese. Also next week will see the release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya extra booster set in English.
With Cardfight Vanguard, this sees the release of the second G Legend Deck "The Overlord blaze: Toshiki Kai" in English and the "DAIGO Special Set G" deck in Japanese. Also Saturday will see the release of the "Fighter's Collection 2016" booster set in Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Jean Grey, Iceman and X-23 from Marvel The Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces.

Now for the Cryptozoic news. The Ghostbusters The Board Game 2 KickStarter is still going on, however it is still going slow. Since the last post they managed to unlock: The exclusive "Get Real Pack" expansion as an add-on; the exclusive ghost Gimme Grabber was added to the "Ghostbuster" pledge level and above; and the Ghostbuster Kylie Griffin was added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The exclusive ghost Humanbuster Egon will be added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above at $650k.

Next is the "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures news. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: Expanded art budget.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Expanded 'Prominent NPCs' section by fifteen pages at $55k; a Male Kaltoran miniature at $60k; GM Screens at $65k; and expanded Science, Technology, Psionics and Factions sections by ten pages at $70k. Please note that this is in Australian dollars, not USA dollars.

Lastlt there is the Steamforged Games LTD news. Their Dark Souls: The Board Game KickStarter is still going strong. So strong that it is the ninth biggest "non computer" game on KickStarter. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: The Asylum Demon boss expansion; Executioner's Chariot boss expansion for retailers; the Black Knight armour set player character; five Frost Knight Behaviour cards; the Catarina armour set player character; five Titanite Demon Behaviour cards; the Havel's armour set player character; the Crimson armour set player character; the Dark armour set player character; the Gold-Hemmed Black armour set player character; the Guardian armour set player character; and the Set of Favor armour set player character.
The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The Maneater Mildred mini-boss at £1.8m.



“KickStarter Dates”

  • Wave four of Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), wave three of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave two of “Infinity RPG” (July 2016), wave two of  “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016), “Dragon Tide” (September 2015) and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) are all currently shipping.
  • The "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" KickStarter will be ending on the 7th of May 2016.
  • The "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" KickStarter will be ending on the 9th of May 2016.
  • The "Dark Souls: The Board Game" KickStarter will be ending on the 16th of May 2016.
  • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016) and "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) should be shipping in May 2016.
  • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016), “Myth Journeyman”, "Dropfleet Commander", "Arcadia Quest Inferno" and wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015) should ship in June 2016.
  • "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain”, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" should ship in July 2016.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War" should be shipping in August 2016.
  • Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 2016.
  • Both “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • Both wave three of the “Infinity RPG” and "Rail Raiders Infinite" should ship in October 2016.
  • Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) should ship some time between October and December 2016. 
  • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 2016.
  • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017. 
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017. 
  • "Dark Souls: The Board Game" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.



"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.
  • Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) night at Wargames Workshop MK is there Wargames and Boardgamers night.
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
  • On Saturday the 30th of April it will be International TableTop Day.
  • On Sunday the 1st of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Jury's Inn MK. There will also be a Maliflaux tournament there too knownot as "Cow Wars".
  • On Monday the 2nd of May 2016 (note this might change to the 9th due to the bank holiday), will be the fourth part of the Frostgrave campaign being played at Wargames Workshop MK. We will be meeting up once a month on the first Monday of the month for ten months. For details please check the "Frostgrave: The Beginning" Facebook group.
  • On Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th of May 2016, Campaign will be happening at the Centre MK.
  • On Saturday the 14th of May 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit" Facebook group for details.
  • On Sunday 15th of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton. (this might be the last 2nd edition tournament in Northampton).
  • On Saturday the 28th of May 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit" Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 18th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. (this will be the last 2nd edition tournament in Milton Keynes).

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge.
    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 normally only take the yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The hall officially opens at 7PM for us gamers, but normally people start arriving about fifteen minutes early to grab tables.



    "Painting and Converting"

    This time I have for you all both version of Mitch and Adam from Zombicide.


    On Tuesday's post I should have for you all the massive Phoenix from Kingdom Death Monster.


    Until next time, enjoy life.

    Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Neoscream's Life: 18th to 24th of April 2016

    Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Life" post. This is my weekly post of life, what games I have been playing, what I have been painting and what I have watching and reading. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the Manhunter.



    "Life"

    On Monday evening I went down to Wargames Workshop MK to try out Dungeon Saga which I brought at Salute. Both myself and Bob tried out the first two trial adventures. We did both of them with Bob as the Heroes. He won the first game, however he last the second game. We swap roles and as the Heroes I managed to win. We later realised we played the Wizard wrong as he play two minor spells as one action and he does not loss dice with his spells when injured.

    On Saturday after coffee with Darren H and Lisa, I want to a pub in Shenley Church End called the Toby Carvery, where I meet up with Shell, Liam and several other Cardfight Vanguard players for some game of Vanguard and Force of Will. A very enjoyable day.



    "HeroClix"

    On Thursday like normal I went to York House for HeroClix. The scenario this time was week three of Countdown to Civil War "There are other movies". 400 points. No figure from Captain America Civil War line-up. Team or characters must have previously appeared/been mentioned in a Superhero movie, TV series, Animated series/movie.

    I went for a Arrow/Flash CW universe team using the Justice League keyword who were:

    Black Canary (003 DC Batman Streets of Gotham) 62
    Green Arrow (007 DC Justice League 52) 95
    Firestorm (010 DC Justice League 52) 105
    The Flash (017 DC Justice League 52) 88
    Vixen (009 DC Collateral Damage) 44
    =394 points

    On the first round I was up against Darren S who use using a Batman V Superman universe team using the Justice League keyword who were:

    Batman (001 DC Batman V Superman) 85
    Superman (002 DC Batman V Superman) 135
    Wonder Woman (003 DC Batman V Superman) 105
    Green Lantern (004 DC Justice League 52) 72
    =397 points

    Sadly like normal against Darren S I lost. Also Adrian won his game against his brother Michael. On the second round I was up against Michael who was using a Brotherhood of Mutants themed team based on the X-Men films who were:

    Mystique (018 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 82
    Toad (006 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 40
    Sabretooth (040 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 93
    Magneto (053 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 189
    =404 points

    I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Adrian. On the third and final round I was up against Adrian who was using an X-Men themed team based on the X-Men films who were:

    Rogue (021 Marvel WizKids Prize Surport) 99
    Cyclops (009 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 100
    Wolverine (005 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 75
    Jean Grey (017 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 40
    Storm (048 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 86
    =400 points

    Sadly I lost this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael.

    This week's scenario will be week four of Countdown to Civil War "Civil War is Here". 500 points. You most use the figure of your chosen character from the first week. No one else can use that figure, however people can use the character. Only characters from the film and your character's side.
    As a reminder for people, I am Iron Man (201 Marvel Invincible Iron Man), Michael is Warmachine (029a Marvel Invincible Iron Man), Adrian is Black Panther (037 Marvel Captain America). And Darren S is Winter Soldier (024 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD).



    "Cardfight Vanguard Tournament"

    On Sunday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament. Before I talk about the event, I would like to talk about a bit of personal Cardfight Vanguard news. I am planning on going to the nationals team play this year with another Robert (a friend of Adrian and Michael who has played HeroClix with us a couple of times) and Jackie (who has joined in on some games of Kingdom Death Monster). We have came up with a team name (that I thought of), MechanicalGearSword.

    OK now back to the tournament. I decided to use my Nova Grappler deck as I am strongly planning to use that deck at team Nationals. On the first round I was up against Jasper who was using an Oracle Think Tank deck. Sadly this round ended with a draw due to time.

    On the second round I was up against Martian who was using a Pale Moon deck. I ended up losing this game.

    Sadly my mind as gone blank here. I can not remember if there were if there were four or five rounds before the top four play off. All I can remember is that I was up against Jackie who was using her new Aqua Force deck on the final round before the play-off. This ended up as a draw. Sorry about pulling a blank here. Sadly I did not make it to the top four. Well hopeful I can get the needed cards to improve the deck and get more use to using it.



    "Painting and Converting"

    For this post I have for you all is another both versions of Uncle Honk from Zombicide.


    During the week I managed to finish painting fourteen more ships for the XCOM board game and then a Zombie and four Treasure tokens for Frostgrave. I also undercoated the Zombie, all six treasure tokens, a Robotech RPG Tactics figure and three Dungeon Saga figure.

    In the next "Gaming News from Neoscream" post I should have for you all both version of Mitch and Adam from Zombicide.

    Below is an image of my painting table at the end of last Sunday night or the start of Monday morning.




    “Watch, Listen and Read”

    Monday
    Brought and Received: A Cardfight Vanguard G booster of G-BT06 "Transcension of Blade and Blossom".

    Tuesday
    Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw, episode 20 of Cardfight Vanguard G GIRS Crisis and episodes 7 to 12 of Digimon Fusion.

    Wednesday
    Watched: Episodes 13 to 18 of Digimon Fusion and the new Jungle Book.

    Thursday
    Received: The Flower Knight expansions for Kingdom Death Monster.

    Friday
    Watched: Episodes 19 to 24 of Digimon Fusion.
    Received: The Monkey King from Journey: Wrath of Demons.

    Saturday
    Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and that week’s episode of Weekenders.
    Loot Crate April 2016
    Received: April 2016's Loot Crate.

    Sunday
    Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS and episodes 25 to 30 of Digimon Fusion (sadly Netflix only has the first session).
    Brought and Received: Two Cardfight Vanguard G boosters of G-BT06 "Transcension of Blade and Blossom".

    Still in the post or soon be should
    My Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters stuff.


    Until next time, enjoy life.

    Saturday, 23 April 2016

    Gaming News from Neoscream: 23rd April 2016

    Welcome everyone to the “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 Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, this week sees the release of the "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works volume 2" Booster Set and Meister Set in English and "Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 2nd Season" Booster set in Japanese. Also on Friday next week we will see the release of the Power Up set for Idol Master in Japanese.
    With Cardfight Vanguard, this sees the release of the second G Start Deck "Knight of the Sun" in both English and Japanese.

    Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: Leatherhead from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; "Sabertooth and Wild Child" and Proteus from Marvel The Uncanny X-Men; and Surfing Batman, Shark and Hawkman conversation exclusive figures.

    Now for the Ninja Division news. Their KickStarter, "Rail Raiders Infinite, has ended. They managed to make $339,724 with 4,649 backers. Since the last post they managed to unlock: The "Old Tyme Religion" expansion as an add-on; a new pledge level called "Raiders" that includes everything from "Space Cowboy" plus both expansions; the raider Rhinestone was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; Rail Raiders Infinite card sleeves was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; the raider Canton Cobb was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; two Lawbot Preachers and three Lawbot Pallbearers was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; the raider Typhoon was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; a second sculpt for the Lawbot Pallbearers; ten more Poker Dice and rules for the spin-off game that uses the dice called "Huckleberry's Riverboat Roll" was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; the raider Chuy was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; a Collector's Dealer Chip will be added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above; and the Law Bot Lock Box was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level and above.
    All of the stretch goals finished.

    Next is the Privateer Press news. I have more information on the Battlegroups due to online preorders. First off I was wrong about a couple of things. The Warjacks are the same sculpts and are in their plastic resin but coloured in the faction's base colour. Also not all the warjacks are the same as the old Battlegroups. I made this mistake thinking the Firefly was a new Charger.
    Also previews of several state cards have been revealed.

    Now for the Cryptozoic news. The Ghostbusters The Board Game 2 KickStarter is still going on, however it is still going slow. Since the last post they managed to unlock: The ghost Bug Eye was added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above.
    The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The Ghostbuster Kylie Griffin will be added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above at $600k.

    Next is the Mantic news. Pre-orders for Deadzone second edition is now up. Sadly there is no word if it has officially started to ship to backers yet.

    Now for the Odyssey: Argonauts news. The KickStarter has finished now and they have managed to make £6,039 with 88 backers. Since last time they have managed to unlock: A Wrist Mounted Weapons add-on set; a Head and Shoulder plate add-on set; a Head and Shoulder add-on set; a Wrist Blades and Shield add-on set; the Odyssey Scrap-Book(let) as an add-on; the "Argonauts Assemble" pledge level that comes with eight Argonauts, Jason and two of each add-on set; "The Last Stand" KickStarter and Show exclusive damaged Argonaut figure as an add-on; and the Odyssey Scrap-Book(let) was added to "We Three Kings" pledge level and above.
    Sadly the stretch goals that they did not make were: The Final add-on set at £70k.

    Next is the "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures news. Since the last post they have managed to unlock: All the miniatures will now come with a hand signed premium quality art cards.
    The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Expanded art budget at $50k; expanded 'Prominent NPCs' section by fifteen pages at $55k; a Male Kaltoran miniature at $60k; GM Screens at $65k; and expanded Science, Technology, Psionics and Factions sections by ten pages at $70k. Please note that this is in Australian dollars, not USA dollars.

    Now for a new KickStarter that has hit the internet like a storm, Dark Souls: The Board Game. It is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for one to four players board game based on the computer game Dark Souls, which Kingdom Death Monster gets compared to all the time. It is being done by the British company Steamforged Games LTD, the people who made Guild Ball. There was a demo of the game at Salute which I missed out on, however a friend of mine did play it and it was quite interesting and really deadly like Kingdom Death Monster. It was funded in just three minutes, made $1m in just under twenty-four hours and 1m backers and £1m in two days. Sadly I have a strong feeling from past game that is the $1m and games based on other properties, this huge successes will be its undoing. There is really only one pledge level, Souls Pledge. This comes with the box game and all stretch goals unless noted otherwise. There is also a retail level too (I do not normally cover retail version).
    Since starting they have managed to unlock: Funded; a Pyromancer Player Character; five Dancer Behaviour Cards; a Cleric Player Character; five Executioner Behaviour Cards; a Sorcerer Player Character; a Thief Player Character; five Legendary Weapon Treasure Cards; a Mercenary Player Character; five Lothric Encounter Cards; the Pursuer Boss Model; five Anor Londo Encounter Cards; a Deprived Player Character; ten Item Treasure Cards; three Firebomb Hollows figures; three Dancer Heat Up Cards; five Gravestone 3D terrain tokens; three Executioner Damaged Cards; three Silver Knight Lancers figures; the Sir Alonne Boss Model; four Barrel 3D terrain tokens; the Bonfire 3D terrain token; four Treasure Chest 3D terrain tokens; four Large Barrel 3D terrain tokens; Spin Dials for Core Game Mini Bosses; the Smelter Demon Boss Model; five Smelter Demon Behaviour Cards; three Alonne Sword Knight figures; give Legendary Weapon Treasure Cards; three Ironclad Soldiers figures; five Spell Equipment Cards; five Iron Keep Encounter Cards; three Alonne Katana Bow Knights figures; the Gaping Dragon expansion as an add-on; the Black Dragon Kalameet expansion as an add-on; the Guardian Dragon expansion as an add-on; five Invader AI Cards; three Smelter Demon Damaged Cards; Trap Cards; Spin Dials for the Pursuer, Sir Alonne and Smelter Demon; two Mimics figures; two Crystal Lizards; the Last Giant boss expansion for retailers; the Manus, Father of the Abyss boss expansion for retailers; the Four Kings boss expansion as an add-on; the Black Iron set player character; five The Pursuer Behaviour Cards; five Winged Knight Behaviour Cards; the Adventurer set player character; and five Gargoyle Behaviour Cards.
    The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Executioner's Chariot boss expansion for retailers 200 Retail Backers; and an un-revealed armour set player character at £1.2m.
    I have only back this at £1 to get the updates. However if I have the money, room and time for another game, I would be backing this at "Souls Pledge".

    Lastly there is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. All the sculpting for their Halfling Adventurers Miniatures KickStarter are now completed. Casting based on the past will take about a month and shipping should be starting mid to late May. Backers all receive a survey next week.



    “KickStarter Dates”

    • Wave four of Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), wave three of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
    • “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016), “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), “Slaughterball” (June 2015) and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) are all currently shipping.
    • The "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" KickStarter will be ending on the 7th of May 2016.
    • The "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" KickStarter will be ending on the 9th of May 2016.
    • The "Dark Souls: The Board Game" KickStarter will be ending on the 16th of May 2016.
    • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016) and "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) should be shipping in May 2016.
    • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016), “Myth Journeyman”, "Dropfleet Commander", "Arcadia Quest Inferno" and wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015) should ship in June 2016.
    • "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain”, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" should ship in July 2016.
    • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War" should be shipping in August 2016.
    • Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 2016.
    • Both “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
    • Both wave three of the “Infinity RPG” and "Rail Raiders Infinite" should ship in October 2016.
    • Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) should ship some time between October and December 2016. 
    • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
    • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 2016.
    • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017. 
    • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017. 
    • "Dark Souls: The Board Game" should ship in April 2017.
    • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.



    "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.
    • Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) night at Wargames Workshop MK is there Wargames and Boardgamers night.
    • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
    • On Sunday the 24th of April 2016 (it was always on the Sunday, I was the one that posted the wrong day), there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit" Facebook group for details.
    • On Saturday the 30th of April it will be International TableTop Day.
    • On Sunday the 1st of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Jury's Inn MK. There will also be a Maliflaux tournament there too knownot as "Cow Wars".
    • On Monday the 2nd of May 2016 (note this might change to the 9th due to the bank holiday), will be the fourth part of the Frostgrave campaign being played at Wargames Workshop MK. We will be meeting up once a month on the first Monday of the month for ten months. For details please check the "Frostgrave: The Beginning" Facebook group.
    • On Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th of May 2016, Campaign will be happening at the Centre MK.
    • On Sunday 15th of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton. (this might be the last 2nd edition tournament in Northampton).
    • On Saturday the 18th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. (this will be the last 2nd edition tournament in Milton Keynes).

    Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge.
      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 normally only take the yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The hall officially opens at 7PM for us gamers, but normally people start arrived 15 minutes early to grab tables.



      "Painting and Converting"

      This time I have for you all another Samurai from Malifaux as well as Monkey Queen, Queen of Beggars, King of Thieves and Black Newt from Arcadia Quest.


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


      Until next time, enjoy life.

      Tuesday, 19 April 2016

      Neoscream's Life: 11th to 17th of April 2016

      Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Life" post. This is my weekly post of life, what games I have been playing, what I have been painting and what I have watching and reading. There is no Kingdom Death opening pictures this week. This was done to make room for pictures from Salute 2016 as I decided to not do a Salute post.



      "Life"

      On Monday evening I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for another game of Kingdom Death Monster. This time Bob, Adrian and Michael turned up. We hunted down another level one White Lion. It was a slippery bugger, but we managed to kill it in the end without losing anyone or anyone suffering for any major injuries during the Hunt, Showdown or Settlement event. There was not any real Settlement phase other than the Settlement event (which was Dark Trader) as the Butcher turned up. Sadly we did not have the time to fight him on the day. So we have to wait until next time.

      On Friday my mum somehow accidentally reversed back into the shed, destroying it. Facepalm. By the look of things the content of the shed is OK, however we cannot safely get into it to double check things properly. Lucky her cat was fine.

      On Saturday I went down to London for Salute. It was good time. I got to play a home made table top XCOM Enemy Within game, which was great and they should be e-mailing me the rules. Sweet. I always went ed to play XCOM as a miniatures game, it was the reason I brought the board game. Now I need some suitable alien miniatures.

      I also picked up a couple of great bargains at the Troll Trader stand. Dungeon Saga for £30 instead of the £49.99 RRP and the Temple of the Dawn with bonus figures for Malifaux for £24 instead of £32.99 RRP without the bonus figure. Sweet and curse you Troll Trader for making me spend money. LOL.

      The only problems I had was I sadly do not see any of the Beast of War crew or Bob all day. I wished at least one of my close friends, Richard, Darren H an Simon could come as it is quite lonely travelling and hang at the conversation on my own. Plus I wish I had more money to spend.

      After I got back to Milton Keynes and had dinner at home, I went to the Xscape for some bowling to celebrate a friends birthday. It was a good night.

      On Sunday morning before work my mum gave me some terrible next. My Uncle (her brother) had sadly died on Saturday. It was sadly expected to happen. He had been fighting cancer for over a year now. At least he is not suffering any more. He will be missed.



      "HeroClix"

      On Thursday like normal I went to York House for HeroClix. The scenario this time was "Avengers Assemble". 500 points, must be a Avengers themed team (which includes things like West Cost Avengers). You cannot use characters from the Captain America Civil War film.

      My time was:

      Echo (010 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 96 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 99
      Firebird (011 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 105 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 108
      Hellcat (012 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 73 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 76
      Justice (014 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 64 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 67
      Living Lightning (015 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 80 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 83
      Tigra (036 Marvel Chaos War) 57 + Avengers Response Unit (ATA) 3 = 60
      =493 points

      On the first round I was up against Adrian who use using:

      Firebird (011 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 105
      Yellowjacket (007 Marvel Age of Ultron event) 85
      Wolverine (029 Marvel Chaos War) 90
      Dr. Strange (021 Marvel Fear Itself) 145
      Iron Fist (007 Marvel Fear Itself) 80
      =505 points

      Sadly I lost this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael. On the second round I was up against Michael who was using:

      Moondragon (029 Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy comics) 85
      Thor (038 Marvel Chaos War) 200
      Beast (010 Marvel Giant-Size X-Men) 95
      Wonder Man (028 Marvel Chaos War) 118
      =498 points

      I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Adrian. On the third and final round I was up against Darren S who was using:

      Jarvis (034 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 40
      Abyss (043 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 139
      Red Wolf (051 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 80
      Venom (034 Marvel Deadpool) 96
      Professor X (008 Marvel Avengers verses X-Men) 150
      =505 points

      Sadly like normal I lost this game. Sorry I cannot remember who won between Adrian and Michael.

      This week's scenario will be week three of Countdown to Civil War "There are other movies". 400 points. No figure from Captain America Civil War line-up. Team or characters must have previously appeared/been mentioned in a Superhero movie, TV series, Animated series/movie.



      "Painting and Converting"

      For this post I have for you all is another Regult Battlepods from Robotech RPG tactics and an Oiran, the LE Katanaka Sniper and a Samurai from Malifaux.


      During the week I managed to finish painting three Kingdom Death Monster figures, four new based and three figures for Warmachine and six ships for the XCOM board game.

      In the next "Gaming News from Neoscream" post I should have for you all another Samurai from Malifaux as well as Monkey Queen, Queen of Beggars, King of Thieves and Black Newt from Arcadia Quest.

      Below is an image of my painting table at the end of last Sunday night or the start of Monday morning.




      “Watch, Listen and Read”

      Monday
      Brought and Received: Six Cardfight Vanguard G boosters of G-BT06 "Transcension of Blade and Blossom".
      Received: The Birthday gift for my mum and more folder sleeves for the Kingdom Death Monster gear cards.

      Tuesday
      Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw.
      Brought: My Salute 2016 ticket.
      Received: The Birthday gift for the Headache.

      Wednesday
      Watched: Episode 3 of Legends of Tomorrow and Halo: The Fall of Reach.

      Thursday
      Brought: A return train ticket to London for Salute.

      Friday
      Watched: Episodes 12 of season two of Flash, episodes 1 to 3 (all) of Cyborg 009 verses Devilman, episodes 1 to 6 of Digimon Fusion and Hotel Transylvania.

      Saturday
      Brought and Received at Salute: Dungeon Saga £30, Temple of the Dawn with free bonus model for Malifaux £24, a set of two resin Lion objects £1, a clear plastic small fire daemon for DnD (to use with HeroClix Pyro) £2 (sadly), Chisel from Guild Ball £9, the Frostgrave treasure tokens £6 and twenty tiny dice to use as cat chokers markers for Malifaux £2.
      Received at Salute (freebies): The 2016 Salute miniature, the 2016 Salute magazine, a 2016 Salute dice, two Maelstrom' Edge figures and three Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop.

      Sunday

      Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown.

      Still in the post or soon be should
      Both the Dung Beetle Knight and the Flower Knight expansions for Kingdom Death Monster.
      April 2016's Loot Crate.


      Until next time, enjoy life.

      Friday, 15 April 2016

      Gaming News from Neoscream: 15th April 2016

      Welcome everyone to the “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 Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, next Friday will see the release of the "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works volume 2" Booster Set and Meister Set in English and "Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 2nd Season" Booster set in Japanese.
      With Cardfight Vanguard, next Friday will see the release of the second G Start Deck "Knight of the Sun" in both English and Japanese. To my knowledge this will be the first time something is released in both English and Japanese at the same time. I think the new starter sets are a English thing and as the game in Japanese, a Japanese version was rushed out (as a cheap Trial deck then a Starter deck). Shame they cannot to world wide releases for all the sets.

      Next is the HeroClix news. This week we got previews of: All four Turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starter set; and Magneto from Marvel The Uncanny X-Men.

      Now for the Ninja Division news. Their new KickStarter, Rail Raiders Infinite, is still going. Since the last post they managed to unlock: Double the number of Lawbots and the downloadable scenario "Shadows of the Star Express" was added to the Space Cowboy pledge; the raider El 'Cola was be added to the Space Cowboy pledge; a second sculpt for the Lawbot Cavalries; the raider Jr Dallas was added to the Space Cowboy pledge level; a set of plastic Double Dollar tokens were added to the Space Cowboy pledge level; the Old Tyme Religion expansion as an add-on; and two Lawbot Cavalry Captains and three Lawbot Cavalry Soldiers will be added to the Space Cowboy pledge level.
      As I post this the stretch goals that are still going are: The raider Rhinestone will be added to the Space Cowboy pledge level at $165k; Rail Raiders Infinite card sleeves will be added to the Space Cowboy pledge level at $180k; and the raider Canton Cobb will be added to the Space Cowboy pledge level at $200k.
      It will be finishing on next Friday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.
      On other Ninja Division news, we got images of the SDF-1, Armored Valkyrie and YF-4 prototypes which they had at AdeptiCon for wave two of RoboTech RPG Tactics.

      Next is the Privateer Press news. Their have revealed that they have been working on a third edition of both Warmachine and Hordes. The new edition of their games will be released at their event, "Lock and Loaded" that happens in June and also general release to retail stores late June early July. This will be a massive update to the games which will change a lot the mechanics. There will be used stat cards all the units and the way that Focus and Fury works is changing also the infants Tucson battlegroups is increasing as soon as I've always wanted to see large battlegroups. Units will be roughly doubling in points costs and the didcound Warlocks and Warlocks have to their battlegroup should be increasing from about six points to about twenty-one points. In theory this will basically cover all the Warjacks/Warbeasts in a Battlegroup box box set so that a battle group box will be zero points. The rules are meant to be easier for new players to get into. In the initial wave of releases we should be getting new rulebooks for both games, new Battlegroups for all or just the main factions and new card decks which will contain new unit cards that will replace the current cards like what they did when second edition was released.
      Looking at an image of the new Cygnar Battlegroup box, the new Battlegroup box sets by the look of things will contain the same Warjacks/Warbeasts as the old ones but in new dynamic sculpts, an all new Warcaster/Warlock (confirmed for all Battlegroups), what looks like a cut down rulebook, what looks like a Faction Listing book, a paper play mate, dice, tokens, a ruler and terrain. Also by the look of things the figures will be in coloured hard plastic, that is coloured to the factions prime colour.

      Now for the IDW games news. The pledge manager for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game is now online.

      Next is the Cryptozoic news. The Ghostbusters The Board Game 2 has hit KickStarter and it was funded in two hours. They are two main pledge levels. The first being "Ghostbuster" which comes with just the game. The Second was "Proton Slinger" which comes with the game in a deluxe box, the Tully expansions and Glow in the Dark Ecton dice.
      Since it started they have managed to unlock: The game was funded; the Lady Liberty vehicle was added to the Ghostbuster pledge level and above; the ghosts Brain Matter, Soar Throat and X-Cop were added to the Ghostbuster pledge level and above; the ghost The Grindel was added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above; the Ghostbusters Garrett Miller and Roland Jackson was added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above; and the Roylance Guide box and five new equipment cards were added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above.
      The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The ghost Bug Eye will be added to the Proton Slinger pledge level and above at $550k.
      I have only backed this at $1 to receive the updates.

      Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. The production of the second wave of Zombicide Black Plague is finished and now they are waiting to ship the containers to the warehouses.

      Next is the Mantic news. Shipment of Deadzone Infestation should be starting in the middle of next week.

      Lastly there is two KickStarters I have backed that I want to advertise here. First is "Odyssey: Argonauts". This is a KickStarter to add Argonaut figures to Odyssey's range of figures and to add opinions for them. Odyssey is a range of resin Greek mythology meets sci-fi figures. At least year's Salute I brought one of their old figures that was on clearance. The figure was Cirae and was a highlight in the goods I brought at Salute. Sadly I have not painted her up yet.
      There are three main pledge levels. The first being "The Argonaut" which is just one Argonaut. The second is "We Three Kings" which is three Argonauts of your choice. And the third one is "Jason and the Argonauts" which comes with four Argonauts and their new Jason of Iolcos figure.
      Since it started till now they have managed to unlock: Funded; three new alternative poses with new weapons/arms; a Shoulder Plate add-on set which one was also added to the "We Three Kings" pledge level and above; and a Head and Shield add-on set which was also added to the "Jason and the Argonauts" pledge level.
      The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: A wrist mounted weapons add-on set at £4.3k; and a Head and Shoulder plate add-on set at £4.6k.
      I have backed this KickStarter at "We Three Kings" level. It will be finishing on Thursday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

      The other KickStarter was "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures". This is a expansion to the Fragged Empire role-play game. I have only backed this for a couple of the figures and not the game. From my experience role-play games on KickStarter are a total nightmare (Mekton Zero and Paranoia).
      Since starting they have managed to unlock: Funded; and Expanded 'Locations' section by fifteen pages.
      The stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: All the miniatures will come with a hand signed, premium quality art-card at $47.5k; expanded 'Prominent NPCs' section by fifteen pages at $55k; a Male Kaltoran miniature at $62.5k; and expanded Science, Technology, Psionics and Factions sections by ten pages at $70k. Please note that this is in Australian dollars, not USA dollars.



      “KickStarter Dates”

      • Wave four of Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
      • “Dragon Tide” (September 2015), “Slaughterball” (June 2015) and “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master” (July 2015) are all currently shipping.
      • “Deadzone Infestation” (January 2016), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016) and "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016) should be shipping this month.
      • The "Odyssey Argonauts" should be ending on the 21st of April 2016.
      • The "Rail Raiders Infinite" KickStarter should be ending on the 22nd of April 2016.
      • “Halfling Adventurers Miniatures” (January 2016) should be shipping in late April to May.
      • The "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" KickStarter will be ending on the 7th of May 2016.
      • The "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" KickStarter will be ending on the 9th of May 2016.
      • "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) should be shipping in May 2016.
      • Wave one of the “Conan” board game (February 2016), “Myth Journeyman”, "Dropfleet Commander", "Arcadia Quest Inferno" and wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015) should ship in June 2016.
      • “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain”, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" should ship in July 2016.
      • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War" should be shipping in August 2016.
      • Wave two of the “Conan” board game should ship between July and September 2016.
      • Both “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
      • Both wave three of the “Infinity RPG” and "Rail Raiders Infinite" should ship in October 2016.
      • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
      • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 2016.
      • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017. 
      • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017. 
      • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.



      "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.
      • Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) night at Wargames Workshop MK is there Wargames and Boardgamers night.
      • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
      • On Saturday 16th of April 2016, Salute will be happening at the ExCel London. This year's theme is Steam Punk.
      • On Sunday 17th of April 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
      • On Sunday the 17th of April 2016, there will be a Weiß Schwarz Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit" Facebook group for details.
      • On Saturday the 23rd of April 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit" Facebook group for details.
      • On Saturday the 30th of April it will be International TableTop Day.
      • On Sunday the 1st of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Jury's Inn MK. There will also be a Maliflaux tournament there too knownot as "Cow Wars".
      • On Monday the 2nd of May 2016, will be the fourth part of the Frostgrave campaign being played at Wargames Workshop MK. We will be meeting up once a month on the first Monday of the month for ten months. For details please check the "Frostgrave: The Beginning" Facebook group.
      • On Saturday 7th to 8th of May 2016, Campaign will be happening at the Centre MK.
      • On Sunday 15th of May 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
      • On Saturday the 18th of June 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. (I am guessing this will be the last 2nd edition tournament in Milton Keynes). 

      Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge.
        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 normally only take the yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The hall officially opens at 7PM for us gamers, but normally people start arrived 15 minutes early to grab tables.



        "Painting and Converting"

        This time I have for you all the other Owebear and the Warhound from my Frostgrave and two Regult Battlepods from Robotech RPG tactics.


        On Tuesday's post I should have for you all another Regult Battlepods from Robotech RPG tactics and an Oiran, the LE Katanaka Sniper and a Samurai from Malifaux.


        Until next time, enjoy life.