MK HeroClix House Rules

Friday, 13 January 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table - Warmachine January 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another "Neoscream's Painting Table". This week I have for you all a bunch of Warmachine miniatures. It was meant to be four Cygnar Trencher Infantryman, two Cygnar Warjack Wreck Tokens, two Cygnar Hunter Light Warjacks and Taryn di Rovissi. However, I have decided to add the whole Trencher Infantry unit minus attachments and all third of my Hunter Light Warjacks as it is easier to do this as the new ones have been mixed with the old ones for months for Tournament play. I do have the Officer and Sniper attachment painted for the Trenchers as they were converted and painted ahead of my painting schedule due to Tournament play. However, you will have to wait for my next Warmachine painting post to see them. Oh and the Wreck Tokens were painted just before it was revealed that third edition will not be using Wreck Tokens anymore. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Well, at least I can use they could be uses as terrain. And yes I did forget them in the group photo.


On a bit of sad news, there will be no more Steam Roller Tournaments for Warmachine and Hordes from Guardians of Tyr at Wargames Workshop MK. But Guardians of Tyr are still running their Steam Roller Tournaments at Wargames Workshop Northamption.

Now for what gaming I have been doing since the last post. On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK to play a game of The Walking Dead with Bob. It is a miniatures game by Mantic based on the "The Walking Dead" comics (note not the TV series). This was Bob's game as I do not own a copy. We played the second tutorial scenario as I was new to the game and there is only one real scenario in the core game. It was an enjoyable game, however not one I will be getting. If Bob wants to run more games of it, I will most likely play if I am not busy playing anything else. Oh, I did lose the game, due to some of the tactics in the game that can make guns quite nasty. It is run behind an opponent making sure the opponent is between you and the Walkers, then fire the gun at ever a Walker or an opponent. All the Walkers (but not the ones engaged or knocked down) within 10" of you will move 6" (their movement) in a straight line and stop if they hit something that is not another Walker. As the opponent is between you and them they should be stopping adjacent to the opponent, becoming engaged with the opponent. A nasty trick which I knew about.

Due to work, there was no HeroClix this week. However, I forgot to talk about the previous week’s games last week so I will cover them here. It was the first week of our villains series of games. The build was 300 points, villains teams only, Blades/Claws/Fangs deal one extra point of damage. Teams only count as villains if they are working against the government/law. So teams like Thunderbolts, Suicide Squad and Weapon X are not classed as Villains in this, but teams like Captain America's anti-registration team is considered a Villain team. Anti-Heroes are still sort of classes heroes still. I went for a Marauders team who were:

Sabretooth (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 031) 75
Lady Mastermind (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 012) 45
Riptide (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 014) 45
Scrambler (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 015) 30
John Greycrow (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 017) 60
Vanisher (Marvel Uncanny X-Men 018) 40
=295 points and three re-rolls

I managed to win all three games. I  think it is more due to good dice rolls on my side and terrible dice rolls from Darren S.

The next scenario for HeroClix will be 400 points, villain teams only, no character over 200 points, Characters with the Scientist keyword gains Mastermind.

Up and coming games planned are Kingdom Death Monster on Saturday with Richard, Darren H and Simon, Vanguard Tournament at Wargames Workshop MK on Sunday, Kingdom Death Monster with at least Bob and Adrian on Monday at Wargames Workshop MK and HeroClix hopefully on Thursday. Oh, and next week’s post theme will be "Odds and Ends" post.

Until all are one with the Lantern-Spark. (If no one gets the reference it is based on a quote on Transformers, but I have given it a Kingdom Death twist).

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Neoscream's Painting Table - Kingdom Death January 2017

Hi all and welcome to the all new "Neoscream's Painting Table". Yes I did say I would be calling it "Neoscream's Life" on my returning post, however I  decided as I started writing this give it a more suitable name. Oh and the label will be "Painting Table".

This week I will continue with the Kingdom Death Monster theme with my three Knights. I had posted the Lion Knight before, however as I am doing his Court and the other two expansion Knight I decided to re-post him too. Sadly as you may notice, the Dung Beetle Knight is missing his right hand. It dropped on the floor when I was building the Dung Beetle Knight (over six months ago) and I have never found it since.


Oh and I have included old image of the Lion Knight below to compare the change of quality using the Mini Photo Studio has brought. Please note I am still using the camera on my Samsung Note 4.



Now for some non painting Kingdom Death stuff. The Kingdom Death Monster 1.5 KickStarter has now finished. It made almost $12.4m with over 19k backers. This has made it the fourth biggest KickStarter ever. With a whooping sixteen new official expansions (basically not including things like the Gamblers Chest or Super Survivors) and thirty new hard-plastic Pinups (including the two Manhunter ones).

Yesterday I started a new solo campaign as I wanted to try out the People of the Sun campaign from the Sunstalker expansion as well as trying out some of my other new expansions which I got at Christmas from the Black Friday sales. The founders Nick, Holica, Louisa (named after Foxes) and Jessus (I only just realised it is spelled wrong, but I will stick with it) took on the prologue White Lion and won with Louisa taking down by the throat with her bear hands. Louisa help set up the settlement. After that (and some printer problems, they headed on their first hunt which was a level one Gorm. This was a LONG fight as for most of it I had a LOT of bad dice rolls and several draws of the trap card. However Louise managed to lay the killing blow again. Sadly Holica was killed by the Gorm and the "Rivals" Story Event from the Spidicules expansion killed of Nick. But luckily to random survivors Frank and Amy had a child called Sky (after burning both of their re-rolls).

Next week I plan on posting a ton of Warmachine miniatures. Until next time, Till all are one with the Lantern-Spark.

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Return

Hi all. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and an awesome New Year. OMG there were far too many deaths in 2016, let us hope 2017 will be better. Sorry for not really posting since the start of August. To be honest I started to lose enjoyment on making the posts and it became too much of major task to get posts written up on time.

I had planned on returning sooner, however due to delays (more motivation) I ended up deciding to leave it until the New Year to return.

I plan on only doing one post a week, which will mainly be a painting post. But I do plan on writing about what games I have played during the week and maybe a little bit of gaming news (most likely Kingdom Death Monster and maybe Pokemon Go) in the post too.

The post will have the "Neoscream's Life" name, but I will try not to board people or course trouble with life stuff. However, an odd bit might get into posts at time, most likely major things like birthday, girlfriend(s), marriage. Mostly for friends and family to know. Sadly please note that this was examples, I am still single and never had a girlfriend sadly. Life Sucks. Also I will not be using the "Neoscream's Life" label. Instead I plan on using a new one that I still need to decided on.

I plan on doing the first real post this weekend or sometime next week if there are delays. I need to get around to gathering the miniatures for the the first post and taking the photos of them. On a note of photos, I have now finally gotten myself a mini photo studio. The should improve on my photos by a ton. There is no real set date yet, however I do plan on doing a post a week.

As a final note, I would like to let people know about a MONSTER of a KickStarter that started on Black Friday and will be ending tomorrow. It is Kingdom Death Monster 1.5. This was a KickStarter to: Get the MASSIVE board game back into paint as it and several of the original expansions are sold out; update the base game; to bring some advance rule to the game; and to possible add some more expansions. The KickStarter has exploded. It was funded within minutes, it beaten the original KickStarter that made just over $2m (which was HUGE backing then and still is considered big nowadays) in two hour, made $5m during the first week and as I post this it has made over $10m. This makes it the biggest gaming KickStarter ever and the fifth biggest KickStarter ever, just over one day left. There is currently fifteen new expansions, not including the Gambler's Chest (the advanced rules) or large expansion like promos like the Super Survivors (a DragonBall Z inspired promo set). As well as twenty-four new Pinups which now includes male pinups. If you want into this KickStarter you better back it quick as there is just over one day left as I post this. I personally backing this at Black Friday Silver Lantern level and I plan on at least getting the three original expansions that I do not have, the Super Survivors set, Campaigns of Death expansion and the Zombicide Crossover figure Goth Amy, with a strong maybe on the Silver City expansion and the Pathfinders of Death set.

Hopefully there should be a new post soon. Until then, hmmm! Till all are one with the Lantern-Spark.

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.