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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.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table: 22nd June 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post. An old friend of mine, Roxy, come down to Milton Keynes during the weekend due to the F1. We managed to meet up on Sunday evening and watched Spider-Man Home Coming. It was a great film that was made greater with Iron Man being in it.

Also, I received my prizes from the Beast of War. However, it was not what I expected which was the starter sets for Doctor Who Exterminate and Test of Honour. It was a huge bundle of Doctor Who stuff from Warlord Games (£233 worth of stuff) which you can see in the image to the right. WOW. But sadly there was no Test of Honour. I really do not know if I should contact Beasts of War about it or not?


Painting

This week I have managed to finish off the Necromancer, Banshee, Zombie Troll Shaman, a Tomb, two Tables, a Weapon Rack, four Barrels, a Throne, Well, a Sorcerer's Cabinet with a Book, a Bookcase and a temporary replacement for the Undead Dwarf King from Dungeon Saga as well as three ruins from Lord of the Rings, a fix up/rebased for my T'au (the new way to write Tau) Commander Wing Zero from Games Workshop (conversation based on Gundam Wing Zero from Gundam Wing) and a scales from Hero Quest. I also finished off the crystal on the Wizard's staff.

Dungeon Saga Characters

Dungeon Saga Terrain

Lord of the Rings Terrain

Commander Wing Zero (Kai)

I am currently painting the Cleric Hero, Blaine, a Bookcases and the spar Necromancer from Dungeon Saga and Chaser from Wargame Exclusive which will be used as a Cadre Fireblade for my T'au.


For the backlog, I was going to do some Kingdom Death Monster and Warmachine figures. However, I will live the two Warmachine figures until next week. For Kingdom Death Monster there is the female Intimacy character, Halloween Pinup Twilight Knight, Messenger First Story, Phoenix Armour Pinup and a Rebased Forsaken.


Well, that is the backlog finally done.



Gaming

Kingdom Death Monster at Simon's

On Friday evening myself, Richard and Darren H went down to Simon's for a game of Kingdom Death Monster. It was Lantern Year Seventeen. So damn close to the Watcher. We were going to hunt a level three White Lion until the group bottled out and decided to hunt a level two instead. During the hunt phase, we found a Lion Cub just before hitting the Overwhelming Darkness. We decided to kill it for the resources, plus it would most likely start the Showdown phase before we hit the Overwhelming Darkness. We ended up rolling for the Enraged mother. As I am writing this I realised we made a mistake. We forgot it was an Ambush. Opps. However it was too easy and it would not have done much, unless of VERY unlucky dice rolls. We regret not hunting a level three now, but with the way things were, a level three could have been deadly. Level Three Enraged Ambushing White Lion.

During the Settlement phase, we draw the Haunted event. Our original roll would have meant that we would not gain any endeavours and could not innovative either unless we excel our less experienced survivor. We decided to use their once in a lifetime re-roll. They ended up being Possessed.

We first spent an endeavour to innovation and choose Storyteller out of the ones we draw. We used two endeavours to use Storyteller, which boosted the Survivor Clark but both his arms ended up being broken. Luckily we do have Beds. However, we decided to use the last endeavour to make Leather so we could make another set of Leather Armour. We also built a Cat Gut Bow for our Blue Savior. With her current lineup (changing a Spear to a bow) the bow will have a ten square range. Sweet.

So now we are on Lantern Year eighteen. We were planning on playing this coming Friday, but Darren cannot do it. So we are plan on playing on ever the 4th or the 5th of August.


Kingdom Death Monster at Wargames Workshop MK

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster. There was no Wai-Yin and we all dealt that we will see her again for Kingdom Death Monster as she has been very unresponsive. However, Roxy joined us for this game. It was Lantern Year Nine and we decided to hunt a level one Phoenix. This was the first time either of my groups has hunted a Phenox. It was a lot harsher than what we first thought. A bunch of the hit locations has a wound effect called "Rewind". It basically undoes the whole attack and moves the survivor five squares away if you had an Age Token on you. It did not help that it Ambushed us and it attacks twice with most of its attacks places an age token on the target. Sadly we lost a survivor, the one that Roxy was using which was my backup, Tharja. C'est la vie. Oh, and my main survivor, Marth, lost his genitals. But we did manage to defeat the Phoenix.

The Settlement event was Clinging Mist and we had Birth of Colours as a Story event too. With the six endeavours we have Innovated, Purified one of Adrian's survivors, active the Sauna Shrine to gain Strength tokens and armour and bread twice with Adrian's and Bob's characters as the main breeding pair can no longer bread. These newborns are more powerful than any in the past as the Innovation we got was Clan of Death. Clan of Death, Saga and Survival of the Fittest are an amazing combo.

The next game should be on the 31st of July.


HeroClix

On Thursday I went down to York House for some games of HeroClix. This week's (and at least next week’s) scenario was 'Teenage Kicks'. 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 round, I was up against Adrian. I ended up with the Young Avengers team while Adrian ended up being the Ravagers team. I managed to win this game. It felt a little one sided. Also, Darren won his game against Michael.

On the second round, I was up against Darren. I ended up with the Ravagers team while Darren ended up being the Young Avengers team. The opposite of my last game. Like normal against Darren, I lost. I have a feeling that the balance between the two teams is off. Also, Michael won his game against his brother Adrian.

On the third and final round, I was up against Michael. I ended up with the Teen Titans team while Michael ended up being the Young Avengers team. Sadly I lost this game. Just could not hit them. Also, Adrian shockingly his game against Darren.

We will be continuing with this next week.


Future Games
  • On Saturday the 22nd of July, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament.
  • On Monday the 24th of July, I will be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Malifaux.
  • On Thursday the 27th of July, I should be going to York House for some games of HeroClix.
  • On Monday the 31th of July, 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.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table: 13th June 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post.The last couple of days I have been looking after my parents after their operations. Apart from my dad's operation being delayed by a day (which meant he was in overnight), everything has gone well. Sadly my dad is in a lot of pain, but that might because he is not used to being sick and weak.

I managed to sort out my drawer in my shed again. Tring to make room and organising them more as well as looking for figures I forgot about. I also did a ton of repair work on my Kingdon Death Monster Survivours as the foam trays turned out to be a BAD move as the glue was CRAP which causes the figures to brake MORE. Because of this, I have transferred the Survivours to the old plastic case a from Poundland.


Painting

This week I have managed to finish off both versions of Audrey, an A-Bomb Abomination and five Skinner Zombies Walkers all from Zombicide as well as four Treasure Chests, two Zombie Trolls and the four starting Heroes from Dungeon Saga.

Zombicide

Dungeon Saga

As I post this I realised I forgot to do the crystal on the Wizard's staff. I will sort that out and retake pictures of him in next week's post. I have also found I had made a mistake on my new painting system which meant that Zombicide stuff was MUCH higher on in the priority than it should have been. This means that the rest of the first wave of Skinners will be done at a much later date. Also, I found out why my Dungeon Saga set was so cheap. It came with two Necromancers and no undead Dwarf King. Beep. I have dug out a random Dwarf to use as the King for now (see him in the photo below) and I will keep an eye out for a much better figure in the future.

I am currently painting up the remaining villain characters and a table from Dungeon Saga.


This week's backlog, I have for you all some Kingdom Death Monster figures. There is Before the Wall, Adam, Anna, Paul, Snow, Twilight Knight, Aya and male Intimacy character.


Next week will be the last of the backlog and I will have for you all some more Kingdom Death Monster minutes and a couple of Warmachine miniatures too.



Gaming

Cardfight Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight Causal Play

Due to a Magic the Gathering release, Cardfight Vanguard was pushed to Sunday. However, Shell did try to set up a Vanguard/Buddyfight tournament at the Toby Carvery at Shenley Church End for those who cannot make Sunday's tournament. The reason why I did not change my day off. Shell is the one who runs the who runs the Vanguard, Buddyfight and Force of Will tournaments and casual play at Wargames Workshop and is a part-time employee of the store. Sadly on Friday she that she had to work on Saturday. More to cover breaks and to cover staff setting up the Magic tournament. So it was changed from a Tournament to just casual play sadly. There was a go turn out, at least eleven of us by the time Shell turned up, which was around 3:30/4 PM.

I managed to trade for the GB8 Nova Grappler Stride and a second copy of the new Dimension Police G-Guardian.

I got a bunch of games with my updated Nova Grappler deck, even got to use a GB8 for the first time. I also got several games of Buddyfight in too. I really need to change my buddy from Red Ranger to Gold Ranger (OK that is not the card names).

Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon of card gaming.


Warhammer 40,000

Commander Wing Zero
I do plan on doing some major work to his as well as rebasing him to the
current 60mm base size for commanders instead of the 40mm base from
2nd edition.
On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK like normal, but this time I was playing my second game of Warhammer 40k eighth edition. It was another 1,000 point game, but this time I was up against Bob. I had made several to the line-up which was:

  • Wing Zero - Commander (76) with 2 Plasma Rifles (11x2), Shield Generator (8) and Advanced Targeting System (8) = 114
  • Heavyarms - Commander (76) with 2 Burst Cannons (10x2), Missile Pods (24x2) and Marker Drone (10) = 154
  • Cadre Fireblade = 42
  • 6 Tau Strike Team (8x6). Shas’ui with Markerlight (3) = 51
  • 6 Tau Strike Team (8x6). Shas’ui with Markerlight (3) = 51
  • 6 Tau Strike Team (8x6). Shas’ui with Markerlight (3) = 51
  • 5 Tau Strike Team (8x5). Shas’ui with Markerlight (3) = 43
  • 10 Pathfinders ((5+3)x10). Shas’ui with Pistol. One with Rail Rifle (22-3). Two with Ion Rifle ((7-3)x2). Plus, a Recon Drone (12), Pulse Accelerator (8) and Grav-inhibitor (8) = 135
  • 4 Crisis Battlesuits (42x4). One with 2 Fusion Blasters (21x2) and Drone Controller (5). Two with 2 Fusion Blasters (21x2) and Multi-Tracker (2). One with 2 Plasma Rifles (11x2) and Multi-Tracker (2). Plus 4 Gun Drones (8x4) = 359
=1,000

I decided to drop the Shield Drones as they were not as good as I remember. I added a Cadre Fireblade to boost the number of shots from Pulse weapons. I changed the Crisis Bodyguards to Crisis Battlesuits and swapped out their Advanced Targeting Systems for Multi-Tracker. I also upped the number of Pathfinders to ten with a second Ion Rifle. Please also notes, like before, the Striker units were armed with a mix of Pulse Rifles and Pulse Cabins based on what the figures have on them.

Bob decided to use his Necrons as he was using his Space Marine in his previous game. We played the "Secure and Control" scenario with the "Search and Destroy" deployment. It turned into my Strike Teams and Pathfinders lead by the Cadre Fireblade versus Bob's Scarabs, and my Crisis Battlesuits and Commanders versus the rest of Bob's army. The game ended on the sixth turn and I were left with two Fire Warriors (members of a Strike Team) left while Bob only had lost over half of his Scarabs and a couple of Warriors as everything resurrected.

I still need to work on my force and I have done a couple of adjustments based on stuff on YouTube. One change is to drop the special weapon on the Pathfinders and split them into two teams, as well as drop the number of Strike Teams, but up the number in each team. I have also picked up the rulebook (which you can see in the opening image) as it is back in stock and so I have access to advance rules and scenarios (as the core rules are free).


HeroClix

I could not make HeroClix on Thursday (today) as I was looking after my parents. Darren S decided to run a special scenario that will run for several weeks. Heroclix 'Teenage Kicks'. 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 supply the teams and the teams are Runaways, Young Avengers, New Mutants, Teen Titans, Ravagers and Initiative.


Future Games
  • On Friday the 14th of July, I will be going to Simon's for a game of Kingdom Death Monster.
  • On Monday the 17th of July, I will be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster.
  • On Thursday the 20th of July, I should be going to York House for some games of HeroClix.
  • On Saturday the 22nd of July, I should be going to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament.
  • On Monday the 24th of July, 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.