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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table: 13th of August 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post. The last two day (Friday and Saturday) I have been helping my friend Simon move. He is returning back to the Milton Keynes area from a village in the middle of nowhere. This will mean we (myself and our mates) will be seeing him more.

OK, last week I showed off the first of my display cupboards. So let us move on the second, starting with the bottom shelf.


This shelf holds my three MechWarrior figures (one hidden behind the next thing), a figure of the Yu-Gi-Oh figure Launcher Spider, Planet Express Ship from Futurama, USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D from Star Trek, an Enforcer Accuser Interceptor from Mantic's Warpath and silver PVC Conehead Decepticon Seeker.


The middle shelf (two pictures due to sheer numbers) has a ton of my 7TV and Doctor Who stuff. However, the Doctor Who figures have been moved out and boxed for Doctor Who Exterminate. The 7TV stuff are based on the Black Knights from Code Geass, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, James Bond, Section 9 from Ghost in the Shell, the Silicon Lords and Hive Master from my old stories and Cyborg characters from a team based on WWE Wrestlers.

Due to the huge gap left by the Doctor Who miniatures, I am thinking of move the remaining stuff to the top two shelves of the first cupboard and placing one of my Warmachine force in instead. If I do this I will post updates after doing all the areas I plan on covering.


On the top shelf has a large Tomahawk toy from Robotech (Macross) and my a chunk of my Decepticon Seeks.

Next week I will be the third cupboard.



Painting

This week I have managed to finish off Astrid from Reaper Miniatures Bones, the 2015 Salute figure, Sephera (cannot remember where she is from and I cannot find her on an internet search), Peter Pan from Tale Of War Miniatures, the Gate for my castle terrain, Smiley from Arcadia Quest, a figure based on the 10th Doctor from Heresy Miniatures (sadly the do not sell his any more so I cannot get a name), Hedgehog Girl from Sphere Wars, a tower from my Castle terrain, (oops, will be on next weeks), Surprised Faceless from Arcadia Quest and four Monster Fruits.


I am currently painting two Tengu Harrier and a Tengu Mage from Stonehaven and Surprised Faceless and Serious from Arcadia Quest.





Gaming

Doctor Who Exterminate!

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Doctor Who Exterminate with Bob. This was our first time playing the game. Sadly there were not much how to play or game play videos on YouTube. As it was the first game we did not use the Adventure Card and we use the example forces the were in the beginning of the second book. I played as Dalek while Bob was the Cybermen.

I managed to Exterminate a chunk of his team. However, Bob was extremely lucky with his V Tokens and he won with twelve victory points to my seven. Overall it was an enjoyable game, however, there were a couple of problems.
  • It is not that clear if Armour has a factor in Close Combat. We did play it that it does not.
  • A large chunk of Warlord's Doctor Who ranges currently do not have rules as the figures do not come with them (apart from the two expansion packs) and the Starter set only covered what was in it, both Doctors sets and three Alien packs. They have stated that there will be PDFs rules for them in the future.
  • The force cards do not have any lists of Weapons that are/can be equipped with or clear statements of that Faction(s) they work for or list of what is in the faction in the books (eg. army listing). Also, there are some inconsistencies in the cards. The three man Dalek Patrol in the Dalek expansion has a Fate Token while the three Dalek Patrol in the core game does not.


HeroClix

On Thursday I went down to York House for some games of HeroClix. This week's build was 900 points, five Actions, no figure above 250 points, no ATA's and no bases larger than peanut sized.

I decided to make an Avengers themed team, more because I made a mistake and only realised the night before as I was about to go to bed (thinking it was 500 points). The team ended up being:

Iron Man (002 Marvel What If) 100
Thor (005 Marvel What If) 110
Iron Rick (010 Marvel What If) 55
Iron Punisher (023 Marvel What If) 100
Black Panther (007 Marvel Avengers/Defender War) 30
Captain America (011 Marvel Avengers/Defenders War) 50
Warmachine (004 Marvel Captain America Civil War) 105
Hawkeye (002 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 85
Echo (010 Marvel Avengers Assemble 96
Firebird (011 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 105
Justice (014 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 64
=900 points

For some unknown reason, Michael did not turn up. Adrian even could not get a hold of him. As the rest of us turned up, we decided to play anyway. It just means one of us had to take the bye each round.

On the first round, I was up against Adrian who was using an X-Men themed team. This was a nightmare game where his defense from range was twenty (my team was range based), his attacks were twelve at a minimum and a ton of hypersonic. and Power Cosmic. All this was due to Cannonball and Emma Frost. I was creamed, losing the game. I was not expecting to do good, but those very high values compared to my average values made the game very unfun.

On the second round, I got the bye. So it was Darren S verse Adrian. Adrian won this game, but it was a lot more of a close fight.

On the third and final round, I was up against Darren who was using a Crime Syndicate themed team. I lost this game (like normal against Darren), but it was a much more fun game than the one against Adrain.

As there was no Michael, we will be using the same build next time. However, I will be using a different team and Adrain will hopefully try a different team than the cheesy one he was using.


Future Games
  • On Monday the 14th of August I will be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Mansions of Madness.
  • On Thursday the 17th of August, I should be going to York House for some games of HeroClix.
  • On Saturday the 19th of August, there will be a Future Card Buddyfight Tournament happening at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Monday the 21st of August, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster.

Well, that is it for this post. Until all are one with the Lantern-Spark.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table: 6th of August 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post. As the back log of painting is finally done. I want to move on to something else. I have decided to show off a part of my on display collections/work space each week. Let us start with the first of the four display cupboards above my bad, the one on the left. This cupboard contains most of my large gaming miniatures and some small special ones. Let us start with the bottom shelf.


This shelf holds my large Kingdom Death Monster figures. Lion King, Sunstalker (at this point in time it is not there as it is waiting to be under coated) and Phoenix. Both the Gorm and the Lonely Tree did live in here until it was painted. Now it is boxed up to travel with the game. I normally keep the Gorm, the White Lion and the Screaming Antelope in the core box as these were the most commonly hunted figures and as the Lonely Tree is/can be used as two bits of terrain, it is useful to carry around too.


The second shelf has the rest of my KDM Monsters that are not in the core box, or on the bottom shelf. The only exception is the Spidicules (due to size) and the Forsaker (as I forgot to put him back after doing the back log photos).


The third shelf has a bunch of smaller random figures. A couple of characters and a banner from my old Warhammer Fantasy Chaos army (the only things I kept), the Ninja KDM figure (as the umbrella is too delicate and big to transport with the other survivors), my Neoscream mascots figure, a Battletech Axeman figure (bought as a reminder of the Battletech cartoon), Knight Miniatures Iron Man, a figure I made based on Lily Rain Eve from CosmicBreak, two large Arcadia Quest figure, and a Demi-Gods.



On the top shelf was my Inquisitor stuff (well most) and the Poison Dragon from Arcadia Quest.

Next week I will be the middle cupboard.



Painting

This week I have managed to finish off: I am currently painting Trista from Reaper Miniatures Bones; Scooper from Sphere Wars; and Tinkerbell from Tale Of War Miniatures.


Sadly it was not much this week. However, I have been building Darleks and Cybermen for Doctor Who Exterminate, which I will be playing against Bob next week. I am currently painting Astrid from Reaper Miniatures Bones; the 2015 Salute figure; Peter Pan from Tale Of War Miniatures; Sephera (cannot remember where she is from); and four Monster Fruit.




Gaming

Kingdom Death Monster WWMK

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster. Adrian, Michael, and Bob turned up. There was no Wai-Yin, but she gave a reason why. We went up against a level two Gorm. This was the first time we went up against a level two monster in this campaign. Seeing the traits of the monster, the group began thinking it was a was a bad move. However, we did take it down in two turns. We did suffer some injuries, but they were mainly due to events than attacks.

The Settlement event was Glossolalia, where we got a good result due to a life time reroll. The Story event was Principle of Society, where we picked Barbaric and luckily we did not get the result that meant that we would have lost all our resources. Our innovation this time was Beds. We also build two more Leather Shields and a Weapon Smith.


HeroClix

On Thursday I went down to York House for some games of HeroClix. This week's we continued the 'Teenage Kicks' scenario. 400 points. It is time to find the most Kickass Teenage Supergroup. Six teams enter the arena in a battle to find the ultimate champions. All players will play each team at least once. Darren S supplied the teams and the teams are Runaways, Young Avengers, New Mutants, Teen Titans, Ravagers and Initiative. The image next to this is of the team lists.

On the first game of the day, I was up against Michael. We were using the remain two teams needed to use, him as Teen Titans versus me as Runaways. I managed to win this one. Also, Darren won his game against Adrian in their friendly.

Darren decided to do a top four playoff of the top teams. Young Avengers, Runaways, New Mutants and Teen Titans. On the semi-finals, I was up against Darren. I ended up with the New Mutants team while Darren ended up being the Young Avengers team. Like normal against Darren and the Young Avengers, I lost. Meaning the Young Avengers move on to the finals and New Mutants will be in the third place playoffs. Also, Michael won his game against his brother Adrian.

On the final game of the play, I was up against Adrian. We were using the teams to determine who will be in fourth place. I was using the Runaways while Adrian was using the New Mutants. I managed to win this one. Also in the finals, Darren who was using Teen Titans won his game against Michael who was using Young Avenger.

So due to the top four playoff, Young Avengers lost their throne to Teen Titans who were third in the campaign before the top four playoff.


Simon's

On Friday evening, I went down to Simon's with Darren H. As there was no Richard, we did not play KDM. Instead, we mainly chatted and played four rounds of Exploding Kittens. Three with the NSFW deck and one with the standard deck. If memory services me right, Darren won two games (first and last) and both myself and Simon won one game each.


Card Gaming

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Future Card Buddy tournament. However, we did not have enough players by starting time. So it ended up being casual Bushiroad card game. I traded for so extra cards for my Chouchou deck, an X-tiger (finally) and another Hero World deck for Buddyfight. I got a ton of Cardfight Vanguard and Buddyfight games with Crawford and Matt, as well as watching a game of Bushiroad's new card game, Dragoborne. It was an enjoyable day, apart from the long bus journeys home.


Future Games
  • On Monday the 7th of August I will be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Doctor Who Exterminate.
  • On Thursday the 10th of August, I should be going to York House for some games of HeroClix.
  • On Saturday the 12th of August, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament happening at Wargames Workshop MK. However, sadly I will not be going to it as I will be helping my mate Simon move back to Milton Keynes.
  • On Monday the 14th of August, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game.

Well, that is it for this post. Until all are one with the Lantern-Spark.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table: 29th of July 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post. Ok, not much to talk about in life so here is a bit of personal Warhammer 40,000 news.

Last weekend, a new FAQ for 8th edition Warhammer 40k was released. In it, they have finally made T'au Shield Drones useful again as they now have a 5+ save against wounds. Hippy, I can use them again.

For those who are interested here is a list of all the T'au stuff I currently own.

  • One Ethereal. (An old conversion using Games Workshop bit).
  • Two Commanders.
  • One Cadre Fireblade (not official miniature) which could be pushed to two if I use the nude sniper.
  • Commander Shadowsun (not official miniature) with no Command drone.
  • Four nine man Strike Teams. I just need a couple of extra figures to make it ten man teams.
  • Two fifteen man Kroot Carnivores teams.
  • Six Kroot Hounds.
  • Two Kroot Shaper.
  • Two three man XV25 Stealth Battlesuit teams with one figure extra.
  • Three three man XV8 Crisis Battlesuit teams with one figure extra. Can be used as XV8 Crisis Bodyguards.
  • An XV104 Riptide Battlesuit.
  • Two MV84 Shielded Missile Drones.
  • Two eight man Pathfinder Teams. Might be able to push to three six man team.
  • An MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone.
  • An MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone.
  • Two MB3 Recon Drones.
  • A TY7 Devilfish.
  • Twelve MV1 Gun Drones.
  • Seven MV4 Shield Drones.
  • An MV7 Marker Drones.
  • An XV88 Broadside Battlesuit.
  • Something like five Big Gun Drones which are useless without the Forge World Xenos Index.
I do plan on building another Ethereal based on an idea I have thanks to Gundam Seed and all of Macross. A pop princess. Nothing to with the new deck I have for Cardfight Vanguard. The basic idea is to find a female singer figure with a long skirt that covers the feet so I do not need to replace the feet and has a fringe that covers the forehead (but I could always green stuff a fringe).



Painting

This week I have managed to finish off: A Sorcerer's Cabinet with a Book (ok these were meant to be in last week’s post, but I forgot to put them in the photo), a Bookcase, the Cleric Hero, Blaine and the spar Necromancer from Dungeon Saga; Three Ruins from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings (however, as it is a second copy of the ones I did last week painted in the same way, I will not be doing photos of these); a female Storm Giant (painted to be a Frost Giant for Frostgrave) from Reaper Miniatures Bones; rebasing and updating of my Commander Heavyarms for my T'au army; and Chaser from Wargame Exclusive which will be used as a Cadre Fireblade for my T'au army.

Dungeon Saga (oops the bookcase was upside down)

T'au

Frost Giant

I forgot to state last week that I had removed to Shield Generator from Commander Wing Zero and added a magnet to the arm. This will allow me to add an extra weapon to Wing Zero based on what I need. I have also done the to the right thruster of Commander Heavyarms too.

I have also been working on (not painting) some T'au stuff I bought from eBay like a Riptide Battlesuit. I am currently painting Trista and Astrid from Reaper Miniatures Bones; Scooper from Sphere Wars; the 2015 Salute figure; and Tinkerbell from Tale Of War Miniatures.


For the backlog, I have for you all two Warmachine figures. These are the Trenchers Officer and Sniper for Cygnar. I have converted the Sniper to be a blue haired female Sniper. My standard for most snipers.


Well, that is finally it for the backlog. All officially done now.



Gaming

Cardfight Vanguard Tournament

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament. There was sixteen of us. Some new faces and some returning. I had brought the new Bermuda Triangle Chouchou deck and a couple of boosters of the new Bermuda Triangle set. I was treated to try out the new deck, but I decided to use the deck I was first thinking of using. Exxtreme Battler Nova Grapplers.

On the first round, I was up against Nana who was also using an Exxtreme Battler Nova Grappler deck. It was a close game, but I managed to win.

On the second round, I was up against Pete who was using a Shadow Paladin. Sadly I lost this round.

We stopped for lunch and I managed to get a game of Future Card Buddyfight with Bredon. I was using my Quartet Five Hero World deck while Bredon was using a Chaos Dragon World deck. I sadly lost the game. We did try to do a second game. However, we ran out of time. Sadly it looked like I was winning.

On the third round, I was up against Wai-Yin who was using our beloved Touken Ranby. Damn it, I wanted to use my Blaster Royal Paladin deck against her. She managed to win this round. After the game, we chatted and managed to fix things between us. So we are friends again. She is just VERY BAD at communication and has some major problems.

On the four and the final round, before the top eight playoffs, I was up against Sadie who was using Dark Irregulars. I managed to win this game.

Sadly I did not make it to the top eight playoffs. However, this was due to the strength of schedule. Pete ended up winning the tournament. Maybe due to no Shell as she was away.

During the top eight playoffs. I teamed up with Wai-Yin in a duos match against Jordan and Alex. I was using my new Bermuda Triangle deck (borrowing some Bermuda Triangle Strides from Jordan), Wai-Yin was using an upgraded Pale Moon deck, Alex was using a Granblue deck and Jordan was using a Tachikaze deck. We managed to win against them. I still need to get used to how the deck works more and improve it beyond the Trail Deck. Sadly that means dropping the Cute stand trigger "Chouchou, Namig". WTF! One of my decks without stand triggers.


Malifaux

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Malifaux. I was playing against the local main man for Malifaux (who is a Henchman for Wyrd Games), David Brown. He was trying out a new crew (for him) lead by Brewmaster. We decided to use the Gaining Grounds 2017 Schemes and Strategies deck. The strategy was "Guard the Stash" and the Schemes I picked were "Eliminate The Leadership" and "Frame For Murder". I might have the wrong name for the second Scheme as I do not own the card and could only find a list of names with very little rules without buying and downloading the cards, which I might do next week. I decided to go with Misaki. For those who do not know, I am a Ten Thunders player. My team ended up being:

Misaki with Stalking Bisento and Recalled Training
Shang
Ototo with Call of Thunder and Recalled Training
Samurai with Favour of Jigoku
Katanaka Sniper
Oiran
Two Torakage

It was a good and somewhat close game. However, David won with ten victory points to my seven. There was a funny moment when David took control of Ototo for an action and had him kill my Oiran which I stupidly had too far in the face that she was the target of "Frame For Murder". It was a good fun game. I can not wait for Simon to move back to Milton Keynes and join in with Malifaux and other games.


HeroClix

On Thursday I went down to York House for some games of HeroClix. This week's we continued the 'Teenage Kicks' scenario. 400 points. It is time to find the most Kickass Teenage Supergroup. Six teams enter the arena in a battle to find the ultimate champions. All players will play each team at least once. Darren S supplied the teams and the teams are Runaways, Young Avengers, New Mutants, Teen Titans, Ravagers and Initiative. The image next to this is of the team lists. Last week I played as Young Avengers, Ravagers and Teen Titans, so that leaves the other three teams for this week.

On the first round, I was up against Adrian. I ended up with the New Mutants team while Adrian ended up being the Young Avengers team. Sadly I lost, but I did give the young Avengers a run for their money. Also, Darren won his game against Michael.

On the second round, I was up against Michael. I ended up with the New Mutants team while Michael ended up being the Teen Titans team. Due to the problem of randomising teams, I had to use a team I have already used. Due to this, this round was a friendly game. I managed to win this round despite rolling four critical misses. Also, Adrian won his game against Darren (by cheating).

On the third and final round, I was up against Darren. I ended up with the Initiative team while Darren ended up being the Runaways team. Like normal against Darren I lost. Also, Adrian won his game against his brother Michael.

As I still need to play Runaways and Michael still needs to use Teen Titans (officially), this will be continuing next week. Or at least for the first round. However, we do have an overall winner and an overall loser already in teams as well as an overall winner player. Young Avengers is the best team, Ravagers are the worst team and Darren is the best player (as always).


Future Games
  • On Monday the 31st of July, I will be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster.
  • On Thursday the 3rd of August, I should be going to York House for some games of HeroClix.
  • On Saturday the 5th of August, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a Future Card Buddyfight Tournament.
  • On Monday the 7th of August, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game.

Well, that is it for this post. Until all are one with the Lantern-Spark.