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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Neoscream's Gamer Life: 25th to 31st of July

Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Gamer Life" post. This is my weekly post of life and gaming. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the first Lion Knight.



"Life"

On Monday evening I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for my first ever game of Mark three Warmachine. I was using a modified version of my classic Captain Kara Sloan Force. Due to points changes and the fact that you can only field one attachment to your Battle Group now, I had to drop the Squier. Also after hearing how well Hunters work with Captain Kara Sloan, I decided to drop the Black 13th for my second Hunter (and buy a third). Here is the new look force:

Captain Kara Sloan (-28)
- Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator (4)
- Defender Heavy Warjack (16)
- Hunter Light Warjack (11)
- Hunter Light Warjack (11)

Arcane Tempest Gun Mages unit (11)
- Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Captain (4)

Greygore Boomhowler and Co uint (17)
- Captain Jonas Murdoch (4)

I was up against Glenn who was using a Retribution Force led by the new Warcaster Magister Helynna. It was a long, but good game. Sadly I lost, however I now know the changes they have done a lot better.

With Pokemon Go this week I have manage to get to level nineteen and I now have eight 1k Pokemon (I only had one before last week).

Due to working on Sunday (which I had off for several weeks), I could not get as much as I wanted done in my room. However it was ready for this Monday.

On Sunday night I got a brief game of L4D2 with Richard and Simon. The computer was behaving itself this time. The reason it was brief was that I miss the message as I was busy helping my dad got the living room ready for Monday.



"Thursday Night HeroClix"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was 500 points, no figure over 100 points (yes I did a typo in last week’s post). I building a Marauders themed team that I been wanting to try out. The team was:

Blockbuster (010 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 65
Harpoon (011 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 50
Lady Mastermind (012 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 45
Riptide (014 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 45
Scrambler (015 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 30
John Greycrow (017 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 60
Vanisher (018 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 40
Sabretooth (031 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 75
Mister Sinister (060 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 95
=505 points

On the first round I was up against Adrian who was using a Pro-Registration themed team who were:

Iron Man (002 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Ms. Marvel (004 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Spider-Man (014 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Radioactive Man (016 Marvel Civil War event) 70 + Thunderbolts (ATA) 8 = 78
Taskmaster (026 Marvel Civil War event) 80 + Thunderbolts (ATA) 8 = 88
Mach-IV (028 Marvel Civil War event) 90 + Thunderbolts (ATA) 8 = 98
=504 points

I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael. On the second round I was up against Darren S who was using a Heroes For Hire themed team who were:

Daredevil (014 Marvel 2015 Prize Support) 90
Moon Knight (010 Marvel 2015 Prize Support) 75
Shroud (012 Marvel 2015 Prize Support) 40
Luke Cage (011 Marvel Civil War event) 70
Silver Sable (011 Marvel Deadpool) 100
Falcon (023 Marvel Civil War event) 70
=445 points

I must be missing something here, most likely a figure that I cannot remember that was missing from the photo I took. Anyway, like normal against Darren S, I lost. Also Adrian won his game against his brother Michael. On the third and final round I was up against Michael who was using an Anti-Registration themed team who were:

Captain America (001 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Vision (003 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Luke Cage (011 Marvel Civil War event) 70
Spider-Man (013 Marvel Civil War event) 80
Goliath (029 Marvel Civil War event) 90
Night Nurse (105 Marvel Civil War event) 20
Punisher (103 Marvel Civil War event) 60
=480 points

I ended up winning this game Also Darren S won against Adrian.

This week there is no HeroClix.



"Luck and Logic/Force of Will Tournament"

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Luck and Logic Tournament. There was also meant to be a Force of Will tournament too. Shell was not able to make it, however according to her Liam was meant to be running things, which I thought was odd as Liam said to me that he would not be at the tournament last week. However just before I got there (just past 11am), Liam left leave Matt in charge with no prize support. Something important must have come up or he was only there to give Matt the prize support got there and then needed to, forgot to give Matt the prize support. Anyway, sadly we did not get the turn out that was needed to run a Tournament for ever game (six players). So it ended up being a general free fight. I go a gaming in with my Sena deck which I won and some Cardfight Vanguard games borrowing Matt's decks as I left my decks at home as I thought I would not need them.



"Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Watched: WWE Battleground.

Tuesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Wednesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episodes 35 and 36 of Pokemon XY.
Brought: A third Cygnar Hunter Light Warjack.

Thursday
Received: July's Loot Crate.

Friday
Watched: Episodes 37 of Pokemon XY.

Saturday
Watched: Episode 35 of Cardfight Vanguard G Stride Gate and that week's episode of Weekenders.
Brought and Received: Six boosters of Luck and Logic booster set one "Growth and Genies".

Sunday
Watched: That week's episode of Weekenders XLBS.

Still in the post or soon be should
My third Hunter.



“Gaming News”

This is my brief weekly news section from the world of of war, board and card gaming (plus some other games). This up-to-date to when I post this than to Sunday night like the rest of the post.

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Luck and Logic Friday next week will see the release of its first ever Extra Booster set "Tokonatsu Luck" in Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. Since last time we got previews of: Mephisto and Devil Dinosaur from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man; and Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson and Doctor Octopus from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man Fast Forces.

Now for the Miniatures Wargaming The Movie news. Since the last post they have not unlocked anything. The next stretch goals are "French Subtitles" at £17.5k and a "German Cameraman" miniature at £20k.

Next is the Mantic news. With the DreadBall 2 they have unlocked/added since the last post: A Deluxe Ultimate gaming mat as an add-on; Roster pads as add-ons; Return to Azure Forest Galactic Tour pack as an add-on; Twelve players for the new Matsudan team was added to the Striker pledge level and above; a new pledge level called "Most Valuable Play" which includes everything from the Striker, the Deluxe Ultimate gaming, Return to Azure Forest Galactic Tour pack, an extra Dice Shaker, a set of custom dice and Decal Sheet; five Draconis All-Star Robot player, one Draconis All-Star Robot Prone Marker, four Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Yndij players and a Dice Shaker was added to Stiker level and above; Draconic All-Stars team as an add-on; a new pledge level called "Team Colours" which comes with everything from Most Valuable Player however all the miniatures will be painted; the KickStarter Exclusive Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Yndij Captain was added to the Striker pledge level and above; Three extra players and three prone markers for the Night Moon Tree Sharks Yndij was added to the Striker pledge level and above; and Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Yndij team as an add-on.
The current stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Elmer and Dobs KickStarter Exclusive commentary team will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at 1,750 backers; five more players and a prone marker for the Matsudan Substitutes will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $160k; and the KickStarter Exclusive Matsudan Substitutes Captain will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $170k.

Now for the Giga-Robo KickStarter news. They have unlocked/added since the last post: A KickStarter Exclusive Phoenix Wing Chogoking miniature as an add-on; and the "Assault of the Armada" expansion at $52.8k.
The current stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The "Warrior of the Wastes" expansion at $62k; plastic buildings to replace the card ones in the core set at $70.5k; Unique art for every card at $77k; all twelve Ultimate Technique cards from the core set will be upgraded to full foil cards and $79k; two-hundred double matte sleeves feature exclusive artwork and 50 sleeve pack as add-ons at $84.5k; a fifteen track Original at $89k; and a digital "Giga Robo! The Zoider War" Lore/Art book at a social goal also five lucky random backers will get a physical hardcover copy.

Finally some Pokemon Go news. During the weekend there was a major change to Pokemon spawning locations and they rolled out the first of the fortnightly updates to the game which was very controversial.
Spawn locations for many of the rare Pokemon have changed. For example places where Pinsir were commonly found, you can now catch Electrabuzz.
The update was big, but was not in the way people were hoping. First thing now customise your trainer outside starting the game. Sadly no new options yet.
Next they moved Transfer a Pokemon into a menu button instead of being at the bottom of the page. Some people like this some people hate this. In my opinion I think it's a good move that will save time. Also Favoured Pokemon not not be transferred until you unfavour them.
There was a massive re-balancing of moves, were special attacks are much better now and are worth using.
Due to the three step bug and other things, they have removed the step system. They are currently working on a new tracking system. On top of this Niantic, the creators of the game, are shutting down third party apps like PokeVision as they are add more stress
Lastly (there are more but I need to get this finished. most of are bug fixes and new graphics/animations) catching pokemon has became more difficult and curve balls are harder to throw too. This was not covers in the updates list. Both this and the removing of the step system has really pissed of players (as well as iOS user lessing the battery saving system). Niantic lack of communications to players did not help. A statement has just came out from them, however it only really covers the step system and removal of third party apps.



“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 three of “Infinity RPG” (October 2016) and wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” (June 2016) has or will soon start shipping.
  • “Myth Journeyman” (June 2016), wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016), "Teenage Mutant Turtles: Shadows of the Past" (July 2016), "Odyssey Argonauts" (July 2016), wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War", wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016) and "Dropfleet Commander" (June 2016) and "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016) should be shipping this month.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" will be ending on the 7th of August 2016.
  • Both wave one of “Warpath”, “Demigods Rising” (July 2015) and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • “Conan” board game (February 2016), "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Both wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) should ship some time between October and December 2016.
  • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
  • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017.
  • Wave two of "Warpath" should ship some time between January to March 2017.
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017.
  • Both "Dark Souls: The Board Game" and "Massive Darkness" should ship in April 2017.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in April to June 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.
  • "DreadBall 2" should ship in July 2017.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" should ship in November 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) and now Thursday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Wargames and Boardgamers night.
  • Every Tuesday and Friday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Magic the Gathering nights.
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
  • On Saturday the 6th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 7th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 21th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running an Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 27th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 4th of September 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Monday the 5th of September 2016, will be the eighth 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.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge. With non-tournaments you will also need to pre-book a table for

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments 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.


Until next time, enjoy life.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Neoscream's Gamer life: 18th to 24th July 2016

Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Gamer Life" post. This is my weekly post of life and gaming. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the Gryphon.



"Life"

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of the Star Wars Imperial Assault. This time we were playing Biv Bodhrik's personal mission. Sadly we ended up losing on the last turn, however I was very close.

I was planning on doing a updated team
image here, however DropBox  is not
updating at the moment.
I have not done much Pokemon Go due to problem blog writing, parents being off work and room tidying. However I did go on a work with Liam and Crawford of Tuesday and I managed to get to level eighteen.

The internet is now back to normal, however the Ethernet ports do not seem to work. To cut down on cables and to be a quick fix my parents decided to got the wireless adapters for the Sky box and the Xbox 360.

Recently my parents have redecorating the house. Several weeks ago they got a bunch of new furniture for the living room and now last week we got a new bathroom fitted and my day painted their bedroom, the bathroom and the entrance way. Oh and removing the carpet and lino throughout the house apart from my room (and for unknown reasons the kitchen too) was take up as we are getting new carpet and lino at the beginning of August. Due to the amount of stuff in my room and needing somewhere to store stuff during the re-carpeting, my room is not getting redecorated or carpeted. My room will most likely be done next year. However due to the need to store stuff in my room, I have been tidying/sorting out my room so there would be room. I manage to get rid of another box of stuff as well as a bit of draw space. I just really need to do the mean work surfaces and the area at the bottom of my bed/behind my chair.

During the week I have had problems with my computer speaker this week. The day after (not on the day) a major power cut, the main speakers stopped working and sound is coming out of the tinny speaker of the monitor. I decided to leave working out what was the problem until I have done the work surfaces of my room. Then on Friday night I was getting set up for a game of L4D2 with my friends. I unplugged my speakers and plugged in my headphones like I normally do, However I the sound was still coming out of the monitor. I then plugged the headphones into the headphone port of the monitor, but still the sound was coming out of the monitor's speakers. As I was in a rush I decided to move the mic away from the computer and as close in me as possible. I later learnt that this was a bad move as it place the mic as it was where I rest my elbow while using my mouse. Sadly this was not the only little I had. As my surfaces still in a massive mess, I had to play with the keyboard on my lap. On top of that I was having connection problems with my keyboard. It was nothing new, however it was not this bad. Thought it was due to distance, so after having tons of problem moving around, I managed to cleared a space. However I was still having the problem and the keyboard was closer to the computer than it normally was. I tried changing batteries just in case that, even tho the low battery light was not on. At first it seemed to work, but it soon started to act up again making the game unplayable. On top of other bugs with Window I know I have to try and fix one day, I had to quite. The next day I picked up a new wireless keyboard and mouse and the new keyboard works great. Oh and I have fixed the speakers too. It was a simple software problem that never happened to me with this computer.



"Thursday Night HeroClix"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was "Ladies Night". 400 points, Female Characters Only. I ended up I ended up building an X-(wo)Men themed team who were:

Storm (003 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 50
Emma Frost (005a Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 80
Kitty Pryde (023a Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 45
Rachel Summers (010 Marvel X-Men Day of Future Past) 76
Dazzler (008 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 75
Jean Grey (017 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 40
Nocturne (034 Marvel Super Nova) 35
=401 points

On the first round I was up against Darren S who was using a Lady Liberators team who were:

Wasp (008 Marvel Civil War event) 70
Scarlet Witch (055 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 75
Spider-Woman (055 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD) 90
Invisible Woman (102 Marvel Marvel Chaos War) 80
Tigra (040 Marvel Civil War event) 80
=395 points

Like normal against Darren S, I lost. Also Michael won his game against his brother Adrian. On the second round I was up against Adrian who was also using an X-(wo)Men themed team who were:

Storm (003 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 50
Pixie (056 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 75
White Phoenix Hope (103 Marvel Avengers versus X-Men) 175
Emma Frost (010 Marvel Avengers versus X-Men) 100
=400 points

I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael. On the third and final round I was up against Michael who was using a Femizons themed team who were:

Songbird (024 Marvel Civil War event) 70
Superia (032 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 140
Lyra (016 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 88
Thundra (012 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 88
=383 points

I am not sure I am right on what he used as I sadly never got a picture of his team. However I do know that the first two figures are correct. Also I forgot to note down the results. I have a feeling I won my game and Darren S won his game against Adrian, but I am not a hundred percent sure.

This week's scenario is 500 points, no figure over 500 points.



"Cardfight Vanguard Tournament"

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament. I decided to go with my Nova Grappler deck as I have be using my Cosmic Heroes deck quite a lot lately. It was a Extreme format Tournament, meaning you can cross clans. Four timed rounds of best of three games followed by top four play off that are single game with no time limit. Draws are classed as a lost for both players. Due to the format I decided to swap the Nova Grappler G-Guardians for the new Dimensional Police ones.

On the first round I was up against a Pale Moon player. Sadly it ended up being a draw.

On the second round I was up against Jasper who was using an Oracle Think Tank deck. Sadly with one game win each and only like two minutes left we had to call it a draw. Afterwards we stopped for a lunch break.

On the third I was up against a Shadow Paladin deck. Sadly it ended up being a draw again.

On the fourth and final round before the top four cut off, I was up against Wai-Yin who was using a Pale Moon deck for the first time. I oddly managed to win this round quite quickly. Sadly with only one win I did not get into the top four.



"Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Nothing.

Tuesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw and episode 11 of Supergirl.

Wednesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episode 12 of Supergirl.
Brought: Ten card storage boxes.

Thursday
Nothing

Friday
Watched: Episode 13 of Supergirl.

Saturday
Watched: Episodes 7 to 15 of Pokemon X and Y and Star War The Force Awakens.
Brought and Received: Six mini deck boxes for Zombicide, a new Keyboard and Star War The Force Awakens.
Received: Ten card storage boxes.

Sunday
Watched: Episodes 16 and 24 of Pokemon X and Y, episodes 30 to 34 of Cardfight Vanguard G Stride Gate, that week's episode of Weekenders and that week's episode of Weekenders XLBS.

Still in the post or soon be should
July's Loot Crate.



“Gaming News”

This is my brief weekly news section from the world of of war, board and card gaming (plus some other games). This up-to-date to when I post this than to Sunday night like the rest of the post.

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Cardfight Vanguard, this Friday will see the release of G Clan Booster Three "Blessing of Divas" in English.

Next is the HeroClix news. Since last time we got previews of: Chameleon from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man.

Now for the Miniatures Wargaming The Movie news. Since the last post they have unlocked the "Spanish Subtitles" extras has been unlocked. The next stretch goals are "French Subtitles" at £17.5k and a "German Cameraman" miniature at £20k.

Next is the Mantic news. With the DreadBall 2 they have unlocked/added since the last post: Romeo Blue the KickStarter Exclusive Captain of the Draconis All-Stars was added to the Striker pledge level; the Jack pledge level which comes with the rulebook, the team Guide, the cards, the tokens, the new ref bot with new balls and digital copy of the books, ideal for people who have backed the original game; old team and figures as add-ons; a bunch of other minor add-ons like dice and bases; and 3D counters was added to the Jack pledge level and above.
The current stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: Six players for the new Matsudan team will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $140k; Six more players for the Matsudan team will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $150k; Two extra players and prone markers for the Night Moon Tree Sharks will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at 1,500 backers; and Elmer and Dobs KickStarter Exclusive commentary team will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at 1,500 backers.

Now for the Force of Will English news. This Friday will see the release of the Vingolf fixed cars set in english.

Next is the Giga-Robo KickStarter news. They have unlocked/added since the last post: A 93mm KickStarter Exclusive Iron Fusion stage three version of Ayzn miniature as an add-on, a KickStarter Exclusive Premium O-Gun vs. Dai-Raijin V playmat as an add-on; and a KickStarter Exclusive dice bag as an add-on. OK the add-on might have been around during the last post, however I was in as rush to get the post up.
The current stretch goals that are still going as I post this are: The "Assault of the Armada" expansion at $52.8k; the "Warrior of the Wastes" expansion at $62k; plastic buildings to replace the card ones in the core set at $70.5k; Unique art for every card at $77k; all twelve Ultimate Technique cards from the core set will be upgraded to full foil cards and $79k; two-hundred double matte sleeves feature exclusive artwork and 50 sleeve pack as add-ons at $84.5k; a fifteen track Original at $89k; and a digital "Giga Robo! The Zoider War" Lore/Art book at a social goal also five lucky random backers will get a physical hardcover copy.


Finally some Pokemon Go news. By now the game should be officially to most (not all) of the world. There will be fortnightly updates to the game to ever fix bugs or to add new features. The first new feature planned should be trading. They also plan on adding things like battling other player, major changes to the tracking/near-by system and customising gyms and players. They are also planning on adding the other generations of Pokemon to the game as well. One every six months. The second generation of Pokemon should be getting added in December time.



“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 three of “Infinity RPG” (October 2016) and wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) and "Frostgrave: Into The Breeding Pits" is shipping or will be starting to ship soon.
  • “Myth Journeyman” (June 2016), wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016), "Teenage Mutant Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" should be shipping this month.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War", wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), "Dropfleet Commander" (June 2016), "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016) and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” (June 2016) should be shipping in August 2016.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" will be ending on the 7th of August 2016.
  • Both wave one of “Warpath”, “Demigods Rising” (July 2015) and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • “Conan” board game (February 2016), "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Both wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) 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.
  • Wave two of "Warpath" should ship some time between January to March 2017.
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017.
  • Both "Dark Souls: The Board Game" and "Massive Darkness" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.
  • "DreadBall 2" should ship in July 2017.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" should ship in November 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) and now Thursday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Wargames and Boardgamers night.
  • Every Tuesday and Friday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Magic the Gathering nights.
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
  • On Saturday the 30th of July 2016, there will be both a Luck and Logic and Force of Will tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Monday the 1st of August 2016, will be the seven 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 the 6th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 7th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 21th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running an Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 27th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 4th of September 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge. With non-tournaments you will also need to pre-book a table for

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments 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.


Until next time, enjoy life.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Neoscream's Gamer life: 4th to 17th July 2016

Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Gamer Life" post. This is my weekly post of life and gaming. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the Gold Smoke Knight.



"Blog News"

Sorry for no post last week. I have sadly had some major home Internet problems since Thursday the 7th due to problems. For more information see both the Life sections. Also sorry about being late with the post, been having problems writing the post for last week.

I have split the Life section into two, one for each week. This is because I have already written the first week's post. Also there is no "Painting and Converting" section due to the lack of space to take photos and time.



"Life: 4th to 10th of July"

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Frostgrave. We played the six scenario from the  Thaw of the Lich Lord book with five players on one 3' by 4' board. Sadly my warband only managed to only get one treasure token like normal and my Wizard Holica only gained two levels. I up her Health to seventeen which in turn up my Apprentice's Health to thirteen, plus I made Elemental Bolt easier to cast.

On Wednesday morning (UK time) Pokemon Go was finally released. However it was not released world wide like everyone hoped for. It was only released in Japan and Australia (and the USA the next day). However there was a way round it that most people (including people from the USA before it was officially released in there) were using. APK Pure is an official Android App (but not from the Play Store) that lets people download Android apps regardless of their region. Myself and a ton of friends from Wargames Workshop MK (mostly the card game players) picked it up from there and have been playing it ever since. I even created a Milton Keynes Pokemon Go group on Facebook as it would have taking over Shell's Card Circuit M.K. group. In fact there is over seventy members by the end of the week and the game is not officially out in the UK. Wow.

For these who do not know, Pokemon Go is an augmented-reality game that involves you walking around the real world and catching Pokemon within it, your phone being your lens between the two realities.

There have been some problems with the game's servers. On both Wednesday and Thursday the game went down from four hours at about 7 pm and on Friday it went down for over five hours from about 4:30/5 pm. Due to high demand by the look of things on the servers. Hopefully things will improve over time. Also there has been an awful amount of bugs in gym battles which are most likely to do with the Server problems (also Nintendo blocking UK Pokemon trainer accounts until the game is officially out in the UK does not hope ever at those gyms are locked too). Due to these problems, the official release to the rest of the world is on pause until the problems are fixed. Oh, it eats up battery power like made mad and you need internet and GPS to play the game.

Despite the server problems and gym bugs, it is a very fun game, especially if you are a fan of the original generation. Plus it gets you out and about. Hopefully with all the extra walking I have been doing because of the game I can loss weight. All the walking to and from work and eating salad buns for lunch at work instead of a large fried chicken burger, has only lost me a couple of inches and no weight.

Now back to non Pokemon Go stuff. On Thursday BT came over to move to phone port for the internet to a different wall. They did it, however they never physically moved/reconnected the hub or tested it as the line had to be left alone (unused for about twenty minutes). I had to rush back home while out playing Pokemon Go with Liam to move and reconnect the home hub. However the broadband was not working. We phoned up BT. They said that there was a fault in the line (their end) and that it could take up to forty-eight hours to clear. The next day they phoned up saying that the fault in the line was cleared and that we needed to reboot the hub again. We have reboot and reconnected it several times and we still have no Internet. They are meant to be coming Tuesday to fix it. As this blog is meant to be about last week and not this week, I will leave it there. Apart from this post "should be posting the day after I get home internet access back to my computer. This is due to I prefer to writing the Gaming News side, the teams for HeroClix, labels and pictures on computer than phone. Oh and as I could not watch YouTube or Netflix while printing, I have not done any printing sadly.



"Life: 11th to 17th of July"

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for the first game of the Star Wars Imperial
Assault campaign we are starting. Bob was playing as the Empire while myself, Ian and one other person (I am bad at remembering names) the Rebel Heroes. Ian was Jyn Odan the Sly Smuggler, I was Mak Eshka'rey the Bold Renegade Sniper and the other player was Biv Bodhrik the Vengeful Guerrilla. We played the first mission where you have to destroy the computer terminals. We just managed to do it on the last action of the last turn.

On Friday night I went to Simon's for a game of Kingdom Death Monster with Richard and Darren H. We hunted a Level one Screaming Antelope. We did consider hunting a level two Screaming Antelope, however due to time because of doing the previous lantern year's Settlement phase and the news on the attempted coup in Turkey, we decided against it. The fight was quick and easy. The Settlement event "Murder" might have cost us two Survivors, however this was not a bad thing as the Killer was retired due to a disorder and this person who got killed had the Sleeping Virus Flower. As there ended up being two Nemesis events (that is if we retaliate against the King's Hand) this Settlement phase, we decided to call it a night and do them next time we play Kingdom Death Monster.

During the weekend I have been keeping up with Pokemon Go, managing to get to level seventeen. However apart from going on a large group walk on Saturday I did not do much during the weekend as I was busy tidying my bedroom and other stuff. However the group walk on Saturday was a great time.

There were also so chaos with the Pokemon Go MK Facebook Group that really got me stressed out. I will not go into detail, just that it was mainly due to my horrible miss reading a message from Shell on Friday evening. I was in a rush trying to get my Kingdom Death Monster stuff before Richard and I was running late due a phone call.

I got back into tidying my Bedroom on Sunday. It is still a bit of a bomb site, however I managed to get rid of over a box and a half stuff and that is after transferring a ton of stuff into boxes too. I still have more work to do. Just have to remember that the floor needs to be clear before the 1st of August so my parents can store stuff in my room while we get new carpets laid throughout the house (not including my room.

Now for the Internet chaos. When the BT engineer came they worked out the problem. For some unknown reason BT had changed us from fibber line to copper line broadband even though we are still paying for. This meant our Hub was not picking it up due to the Openreach modem. He reconfigured the Home Hub setup without the Openreach modem and we had internet back again, however it was damn slow. About 1.1mb/s. BT contacted us to apologise about the mistake. They will swoop us back to fibber on Monday and will send us their newest up to date Home Hub, the Home Hub 5, as compensation for the trouble they caused. (As I was finishing this post off the post I learnt that it was not the newest one as they release a newer model earlier this month.) Due to the slowness, I decided to leave posting a post that week and make this week's post a double size one, as I did not want to deal with the poor quality connection. I later found out that the connection was not as bad as I first thought (but it was still crap). Dropbox was slowing things down as there was about a weeks worth of Pokemon Go pictures to download to the computer and Laptop.



"Thursday Night HeroClix 7th of July"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was "Mr and Mrs". 500 points, three Actions. The team must contain the male and female variants (i.e Hulk and She Hulk, Hawk Man and Hawk Girl etc.) or a famous comic book couple (Scot and Jean, Lois and Clark etc.). I ended up I ended up building an X-Men themed team who were:

Storm (003 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 50
Professor X (034 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 70
Nightcrawler (044 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 60
Colossus (014 Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past) 150
Shadowcat (204 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 70
Wolverine (001 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 100
=500 points

On the first round I was up against Robert Adams who was using a Yu-Gi-Oh team who were:

Dark Magician Girl (018 Yu-Gi-Oh Series Two) 140
Mystical Elf (044 Yu-Gi-Oh Series One) 50
Dark Magician (055 Yu-Gi-Oh Series One) 175
=365 points


They is a figure I am missing (and maybe Trap and Spells) however oddly I do not have a picture of his team (must have done Darren's team twice by mistake). I managed to win this game. Also Darren S got the bye and Michael won his game against his brother Adrian. On the second round I was up against Michael was using an Assassin themed team who were:

Lady Bullseye (029 Marvel Deadpool) 72
Bullseye (036 Marvel Deadpool) 110
Lady Deadpool (037 Marvel Deadpool) 112
Black Widow (003 Marvel Captain Ameria Civil War) 95
=397 points

Looks like I am missing something, however the photo of the team I have matches with what I have here and I cannot remember if he had any more. I won this game by white wash. Also Robert Adams got the bye and Darren S won his game against Adrian. On the third and final round I was up against Darren S who was using an A.I.M. themed team who were:

M.O.D.A.M. (049 Marvel Age of Ulton event) 131
MODOK (050 Marvel Captain America) 160
Proteus (057 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 35
Dreadnought (204 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 75
2x Dreadnought (006 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 50 x 2 = 100
=501 points

Like normal against Darren S I lost. Also Adrian got the bye and Michael won his game against Robert Adams. For anyone is interested here is Adrian's team, it is a Fantastic Four team:

Storm (020 Marvel Heroclix 10th Anniversary) 98
Mr. Fantastic (101 Marvel Chaos War) 90
Joe Fixit (036 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 115
Black Panther (024 Marvel Avengers) 92
She-Hulk (007 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 105
=500 points



"Cardfight Vanguard Tournament"

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Tournament. I decided to stick with my Cosmic Heroes deck. Due to having an odd number of players, fifteen, one player round had to take the bye. It was the standard Cardfight Vanguard Tournament rules. Four timed rounds of best of three games followed by top four play off that are single game with no time limit. Draws are classed as a lost for both players.

On the first round I was up against a Shadow Paladin player. I managed to win this game.

On the second round I was up against Liam who was using a Gold Paladin deck. Sadly I lost this round. Afterwards we stopped for a lunch break.

On the third I was up against Jasper who was using an Oracle Think Tank deck. Sadly with one game win each and only like two minutes left we had to call it a draw.

On the forth and final round before the top four cut off I got the bye. Sadly I did not make the top four cut off. While the top four was happening, myself, Jordan, Wai-Yin and one other did a little bit of Pokemon hunting on Pokemon Go.



"Thursday Night HeroClix 14th of July"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was "The Unusuals". 600 points, four Actions. Only unusual 'Named' Theme Team Only! So no (plain) X-Men, (plain) Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Justice League, Sinister Sindicate, Justice League, Bat Family etc.. allow. Teams like West Coast Avengers Fine, Secret Avengers, Justice League International and Batman Inc are all fine. I decided to go with a Marvel Knight's themed team who were:

Black Widow (001 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 110
Dagger (003 Marvel Amazing Spiderman) 45
Cloak (022 Marvel Amazing Spiderman) 55
Moon Knight (032 Marvel Amazing Spiderman) 109
Daredevil (021 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 75
Luke Cage (014 Marvel Captain America) 98 + Thunderbolts (ATA) 8 = 106
Black Cat (023 Marvel Clobberin' Time) 32
Shang-Chi (012 Marvel Avengers) 58
=590 points

On the first round I was up against Darren S and like normal against him I lost. Also Adrian won his game against his brother Michael.

On the second round I was up against Michael and I won that game.

On the third and final round I was up against Adrian who was using a Black Lanterns themed team and I somehow managed to win the game.

Sorry for the lack of information and teams lists. I oddly forgot to take pictures and I only noted down half of the results,

This week's scenario is "Ladies Night". 400 points, Female Characters Only.



"Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday 4th
Nothing.

Tuesday 5th
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw.
Received: The Druid from Kingdom Death.

Wednesday 6th
Received: Pokemon Go.

Thursday 7th
Nothing

Friday 8th
Watched: Episodes 1 to 4 of Pokemon X and Y and episode 9 of Supergirl.

Saturday 9th
Brought and Received: Two Luck and Logic BT-01 "Growth and Genesis" booster packs.

Sunday 10th
Watched: Episodes 5 and 6 of Pokemon X and Y.

Monday 11th
Received: My Frostgrave Into The Breeding Pits stuff.

Tuesday 5th
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw and episode 10 of Supergirl.

Wednesday 6th
Received: Pokemon Go.

Thursday 7th
Nothing

Friday 8th
Watched: Last Saturday's episode of Weekenders.

Saturday 9th
Watched: Last Sunday's episode of Weekenders XLBS and that week's episode of Weekenders.
Brought and Received: The current local map.

Sunday 10th
Watched: That week's episode of Weekenders XLBS.

Still in the post or soon be should
July's Loot Crate.



“Gaming News”

This is my brief weekly news section from the world of of war, board and card gaming (plus some other games). This up-to-date to when I post this than to Sunday night like the rest of the post. I will be trying to get back into posting Privateer Press, Malifaux, Force of Will and Crooked Dice Games news.

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, last Friday saw the release of the "Rinne of Boundary" extra booster set in Japanese. Also today sees the release of the booster set "Kantai Collection European Fleet" in Japanese.
With Cardfight Vanguard, today sees release of G Technical Booster Two "The Genius Strategy" in Japanese. Also next Friday will see the release of G Clan Booster Three "Blessing of Divas" in English.
Also with Future Card Buddyfight, last Friday saw the release D Trial Deck one "Dragon Emperor of the Colossal Ocean" in both English and Japanese. Also today sees the release of D Booster Set Two "Roar! Invincible Dragon!!" in English.

Next is the HeroClix news. Since last time we got previews of: Venom, Anti-Venom, Hydro-Man, Stilt-Man, Morlun and "Power Man and Iron Fist" from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Also the set will included rare Sketch Variants of several of the figure the spots alternate dials. Sounds like a new version of primes to me.

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. The Massive Darkness KickStarter has ended and made $3,560,642 with 22,361 backers. Since the last post the following Stretch Goals have been unlocked: The Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Low Troll; the KickStarter Exclusive Hero Lil'Ned Bonecrusher; the KickStarter Exclusive Bonecrusher Class Sheet Pad; the Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Graz and Prug the two-handed Ogre; the Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Hellsbane; five KickStarter exclusive Artifact cards; and the Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Chromatic the mad Unicorn.

Next is the Frostgrave news. The Nickstarter (or Gnickstarter which they are calling it) stuff for "Into The Breeding Pits" has started to ship. I have received stuff.

Now for the Miniatures Wargaming The Movie news. Since the last post they have unlocked the "Behind the Scenes" extras has been unlocked. The next stretch goal is "Spanish Subtitles" at £15k.

Next is the Mantic news. DreadBall is BACK on KickStarter today. This time is is for its second edition. There is currently only one real one pledge level at the moment, Striker. This level gets you the new base game that comes with two band new teams (Draconis All-Stars Robot Team and Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Yndij Team), the Team Guild which has rules for all twenty-seven teams with their Captains and MVPs, the DreadBall 2 Ultimate expansion (now no longer contains giants) and two KickStarter Exclusive Coaches (Fergus and Tracer).
As I post this they have so far unlocked: The game is funded; and two extra players and two prone markers for the Draconis All-Stars was added to the Striker pledge level and above.
The current stretch goals as I post this are: Romeo Blue the KickStarter Exclusive Captain of the Draconis All-Stars will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $120k; and 3D counters will be added to the Striker pledge level and above at $130k.

Now for the Force of Will English news. Next Friday will see the release of the Vingolf fixed cars set in english.

Next is the return of the Crooked Dice Game news. Last week saw the release of this month's new release. This time we got four new villains to lead your casts with (the Double Agent, Faithful Lackey, Insidious Industrialist and a Jack Booted Sadist and two new criminal minion packs (Criminal Firm which has four criminals and their boss, and a Criminal Dog Handler.

Last there is a new KickStarter I like to report about, Giga-Robo. It is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat, where two to four players duel across a fully destructible 3D city. There is two main pledge levels, Giga Core and Giga Premium. Giga Core comes with the Giga-Robo core game, the KickStarter Exclusive bonus pilot Med'racht Singh and all applicable stretch goals. Giga Premium is basicly Giga Core, however the four figures of the mecha will be pre-painted (only $15 extra).
As I post this they have so far unlocked: The game is funded.
The current stretch goals as I post this are: The "Assault of the Armada" expansion at $52.8k; the "Warrior of the Wastes" expansion at $62k; plastic buildings to replace the card ones in the core set at $70.5k; Unique art for every card at $77k; all twelve Ultimate Technique cards from the core set will be upgraded to full foil cards and $79k; two-hundred double matte sleeves feature exclusive artwork and 50 sleeve pack as add-ons at $84.5k; and a fifteen track Original .



“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 three of “Infinity RPG” (October 2016) and wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) and "Frostgrave: Into The Breeding Pits" is shipping or will be starting to ship soon.
  • “Myth Journeyman” (June 2016), wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016), "Teenage Mutant Turtles: Shadows of the Past" and "Odyssey Argonauts" should be shipping this month.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War", wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), "Dropfleet Commander" (June 2016), "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016) and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” (June 2016) should be shipping in August 2016.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" will be ending on the 7th of August 2016.
  • Both wave one of “Warpath”, “Demigods Rising” (July 2015) and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • “Conan” board game (February 2016), "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Both wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) 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.
  • Wave two of "Warpath" should ship some time between January to March 2017.
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017.
  • Both "Dark Souls: The Board Game" and "Massive Darkness" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.
  • "DreadBall 2" should ship in July 2017.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" should ship in November 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) and now Thursday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Wargames and Boardgamers night.
  • Every Tuesday and Friday night at Wargames Workshop MK is their Magic the Gathering nights.
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
  • On Saturday the 23rd of July 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 30th of July 2016, there will be both a Luck and Logic and Force of Will tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Monday the 1st of August 2016, will be the seven 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 the 6th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 7th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 21th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running an Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 27th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 4th of September 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge. With non-tournaments you will also need to pre-book a table for

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments 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.


Until next time, enjoy life.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Neoscream's Gamer life: 27th June to 3rd July 2016

Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Gamer Life" post. This is my weekly post of life and gaming. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the Frogdog.



"Blog News"

OK there was no "Gaming News from Neoscream" post last week. This is because after posting last week's "Neoscream's Life" I decided I will from now on do ONE big joint post. This will make it easier for me to work on the posts as I would be working on both sides at the some time instead of working on 'Life' on the weekend and Monday (and Tuesday) where I end up forgetting things and then working on 'Gaming' on Wednesday to Friday. The only problems that there will be is the space for Labels. I had to drop the Labels "WWE, "Foxes", "X-Men", "Game of Thrones", "TMNT" and "Anime" from this post. However this will be the last post to use the "Game News" tag.

Imagine this image of Foxes in Kingdom Death Monster
without the shorts.
If anyone has any ideas for a better layout for this new combined post please let me know in the comment, on Facebook or on Twitter.



"Life"

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster. This was the first time I had tried out wipe able character sheets and a spreadsheet style record system for characters. They seem to have worked fine. Bob, Michael and Robert turned up to play this time so I could play as a character instead of being the Monster controller. We hunted down another level one White Lion. Due to the fact that we could not re-equip my character who I created back during the beginning of the campaign called Louisa (named after Foxes), got heavily damage due to a deep froze as she only had a Lion Coat as she lost the the Cloth skirt she had during the last game. Anyway we mage to defeat the Lion with ease and the Armoured Strangers left us a Statue while a humanoid Lion statue appeared in the middle of the settlement during the Settlement phase.

Oh the double post of last week's "Neoscream's Life" post and the Tweeter delay. When I posted last week's post, Blogger sent me to a blank new post. I went to the posts page and spotted the top post was a draft and it was the post I was trying to post. So I went into the post again and tried to posted it again, but I got a blank new post again. I went to the posts page again again and there was still a draft copy of the post on the top. However I noticed below it was two posted copies of the post. Facepalm. I checked the blog and there was two copies of the post. I tried to delete one of the posts and the draft, however Blogger just jams up. As I had to delete one post, I decided to play it safe and wait until I had deleted the double post as I do not wait to link the one that gets deleted. It was still jamming up on Wednesday too. However I manage to delete them on Thursday, however it maybe due to the face that this time I deleted them individually instead of together.

There was a plan on a game of Kingdom Death Monster on Friday, but sadly it was cancelled.

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for some Luck and Logic. I got another booster box and get in a bunch of trades. My Mejiko and Sena decks are both close to being finished, however I am still missing a lot of cards for my Aoi deck. I might give up on trying to build an Aoi deck as I miss a lot more cards due to rarity and the fact that there is a lot of people trying to build her deck. I sadly only got half a demo using my Sena deck game before I had to leave, due to Shell and Liam being busy with other demo games of Luck and Logic as well as playing Force of Will. According to Liam, the way it was going I would have most likely won as I had destroyed a lot more gates than what he did.

During the weekend I have been doing a bit of tidying of my bed room. Sadly after about three bags of rubbish it still looks like a bomb site. Well at least I can walk in it earlier now. Hopefully things will improve this weekend when I continue with the tidying.



"Thursday Night HeroClix"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was  "The 'New' Fantastic Four". 400 points, four figures no more no less, no figure with the Fantastic Four Keyword. After trying to build several teams (like Alpha Flight and a Days of Future Past Sentinels) I ended up going for a Stark Industries themed team who were:

Silver Centurion (001b Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 161 + Secret Avengers (ATA) 5 = 166
Rescue (002 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 65
War Machine (029a Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 125 + Secret Avengers (ATA) 5 = 130
Bethany Cabe (102 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 39
=400 points

On the first round I was up against Michael who was using a SHIELD themed team who were:

Agent Ward (012 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD) 55
Radiance (041 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD) 65
War Machine (026 Marvel Age of Ultron) 200
Satana Hellstrom (034 Marvel Amazing Spider-man) 82
=402 points

I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Adrian. On the second round I was up against Darren S who was using a Circle of Four (who the hell) themed team who were:

Red Hulk (004 Wizkids Marvel 2016 Events) 100
X-23 (037 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 100
Venom (034 Marvel Deadpool) 96
Ghost Rider (026 Wizkids Marvel Events) 99
=395 points

Like normal against Darren S, I lost the game. Also Adrian won his game against his brother Michael. On the third and final round I was up against Adrian who was using an Avengers themed team who were:

Spider-Man (014 Marvel Civil War) 80
Wolverine (029 Marvel Chaos War) 90
Black Panther (007 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 100
Iron Man (009 Marvel HeroClix 10th Anniverary) 125
=395 points

It was a tight game, however I just managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael.

This week's scenario is "Mr and Mrs". 500 points, 3 Actions. The team must contain the male and female variants (i.e Hulk and She Hulk, Hawk Man and Hawk Girl etc.) or a famous comic book couple (Scot and Jean, Lois and Clark etc.).



"Painting and Converting"

After being missing for two weeks the "Painting and Converting" section is back. This week I have for you all the Zombivor version of Julien and both versions of Tiff from Zombicide as well as the Lion Knight from Kingdom Death Monster.


During the week I have not managed to finish anything sadly. In next week’s post there should hopefully be the Lion Knight's three female assistants and the Flower Knight from Kingdom Death Monster. Due to tidying there is no end of week photo of what I am currently painting.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Brought and Received: A deck box.

Tuesday
Watched: Episode 10 (final) of season six of Game of Throne and that week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Wednesday
Nothing.

Thursday
Nothing

Friday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episode 9 of Supergirl.

Saturday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders and episodes 4 to 12 (final) of Luck and Logic.
Brought and Received: A booster box of Luck and Logic BT01 "Growth and Genesis", the Warmachine mark three Convergence deck and a Force of Will deck. Due to the price difference and the fact I will also need to buy Mercenaries as well I will not be getting the Cygnar mark three deck at the moment. I will try to run on War Room for them for now.
Backed: Miniatures Wargaming The Movie.

Sunday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS. 

Still in the post or soon be should
Druid from Kingdom Death Monster.




“Gaming News”

This is my brief weekly news section from the world of of war, board and card gaming (plus some other games). This up-to-date to when I post this than to Sunday night like the rest of the post. I will be trying to get back into posting Privateer Press, Malifaux, Force of Will and Crooked Dice Games news.

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, Friday next week will see the release of the Rinne of boundary extra booster set in Japanese.
Also with Future Card Buddyfight (as I am already reporting on all the other games from Bushiroad I have decided to do this one too), Friday next week will see the release D Trial Deck 1 "Dragon Emperor of the Colossal Ocean" in both English and Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. Since last time we got previews of: Hulkling, Wiccan and Stature from Marvel Civil War; and Carnage, Speed Demon and Boomrang from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man also introduces the new character cards

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. The Massive Darkness KickStar is still going Strong. Since the last post the following Stretch Goals have been unlocked: The Hero Silence the Thief ; three Lava Tiles; the Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Fomorian; the Bloodmoon Assassins vs The Hellephant expansion as an add-on; three Crystal Tiles; the Roaming Monster Lord Tusk; the Sorcerers vs Lord Tusk expansion as an add-ons however backers are already getting it as all the content was from Stretch Goals; a new campaign using the new tiles; the KickStarter exclusive Hero Sicarus the Assassin; and the Reptisaurians expansion as an add-ons.
The Stretch Goals that are still going as I post this are: The Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Low Troll at $2,620k.
Also with Zombicide Black Plague, the first of the campaigns that were unlock from KickStarter has been posted online.

Next is the Frostgrave news. The Nickstarter (or Gnickstarter which they are calling it) has just end yesterday for their "Into The Breeding Pits". Sadly they have only unlock the second Violent Fungi since the last post. This means that the extras people that pre-ordered at Level Two or higher durring this will be: A Hyena; three Giant Rats; two Violent Fungi; and one or two wallpapers for participants computers.

Now for the JoeK Minis Odyssey: Argonauts news. They have decided to a a new add-on pack to the Pledge Manager. This add-on is a set of two large fists.

Next is the Miniatures Wargaming The Movie news. They have hit KickStarter again due to budget. They do not have enough for editing due to extra stuff they have done and a massive increase of editing costs due to the editors they were using became massive out of nowhere. They came back to KickStarter with the support of the backers. Since starting they have funded the editing and now have a Stretch Goal of a twenty minute behind the scenes documentary when they hit £12.5k.

Now for the Privateer Press news. Mark three of Hordes and Warmachine is now is stores, however only in limited numbers due to the massive demand at their event "Lock and Load".

Next is the return of the Wyrd Games news. This Monday's Sneak Peek was this year's new Malifaux Miss figure. Every year Wyrd release a Special Edition Female version of a character or a Minion that does not have a female version. These figures are available from conversation and special events like the Black Friday sales. This year's figure is Miss Fire, a female version of Willie the Demolitionist. She will be released at Gen Con.

Now for the Force of Will English news. Last Friday saw the release of the fourth and final booster set of the Alice Cluster, "Battle of Attoractia". They also revealed yesterday that there will be a "Vingolf Series" crossover set called "Valkyrie Chronicles". The set will be release on the 29th of July.

Next is the return of the Crooked Dice Game news. They have released a free Programme Guide for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for 7TV 2nd edition. Also July Madness and started. Until the 15th of July, you can get 10% off orders of £30 or more and 20% off orders of £60 or more by using the codes "10off30" and "20off60".

Lastly some Transformers Earth Wars news. Last week they have added both Nightbird and Arcee to the game though their second event, "Decoy Dash" which ended yesterday. They will be available outside the event at a later date, but will harder to get.



“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 three of “Infinity RPG” (October 2016) and wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) is shipping or will be starting to ship soon.
  • “Myth Journeyman” (June 2016), wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016), "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past", "Odyssey Argonauts" and "Frostgrave: Into The Breeding Pits" should be shipping this month.
  • "Massive Darkness" will be ending on the 8th of July 2016.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War", wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), "Dropfleet Commander" (June 2016) and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” (June 2016) should be shipping in August 2016.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" will be ending on the 7th of August 2016.
  • Both wave one of “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • “Conan” board game (February 2016), "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Both wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) 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.
  • Wave two of "Warpath" should ship some time between January to March 2017.
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017.
  • Both "Dark Souls: The Board Game" and "Massive Darkness" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" should ship in November 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 9th of July 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Sunday the 10th of July,Guardians of Tyr will be running Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Jury's Inn MK.
  • On Sunday the 17th of July 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running A Game of Thrones the card game tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 17th of July 2016, there will be a Weiss Schwarz tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 23rd of July 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 30th of July 2016, there will be both a Luck and Logic and Force of Will tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Monday the 1st of August 2016, will be the seven 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 the 6th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 7th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 21th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running an Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 27th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 4th of September 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge. With non-tournaments you will also need to pre-book a table for

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments 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.


Until next time, enjoy life.