Welcome to another Heroclix post. First off, a bit of site news, there will be no CosmicBreak update post this week as there were none due to the problems in Japan. Well back to Heroclix. This week we are doing 400 points, only four figures. No more, no less. I had been iffing and umming all week on what to do. I decided to look for a figure from Secrete Invasion that I have not or rarely used. I ended up picking Punisher. Looking at his keywords I went for Marvel Knights and ended up with this team.
Punisher (Secrete Invasion) 83
Cloak and Dagger (Secrete Invasion) 109 + Double Time 5 = 114
Power Man and Iron Fist (Secrete Invasion) 136 + Protected 8 = 144
Shang-Chi (Avengers) 58
=399 points and two re-rolls
They might be good, they might be crap. Let us see which they are. As Michael never came this week, it was only three rounds. On the first round I was ageist Adrian's Teen Titens team who were:
Captain Marvel, Jr. (Crisis) 157
Nightwing (Crisis) 79
Robin (Crisis) 79
Liberty Belle (Crisis) 84
=396 point and two re-rolls.
My dice rolls were awlsome and I creamed Adrain's team. Where I say alwsome dice rolls I mean tons of double 5s and other high roll. Well is the second round I was up ageist Darren with his Cosmic team who were:
Ultron (Hammer of Thor) 174
Gamora (Secret Invasion) 73
Phoenix (Ultimates) 86
Moondragon (Clobberin Time) 71
=404 points and two re-rolls.
He wiped the floor with my team using Ultron. Ultron is a very nasty figure with his 12 attack and 4 damage. On the last round I was up ageist Adam's non themed team who were:
Superman (Crisis) 238
Jason Blood (Brave and the Bold) 44
Question (Rook Origin) 40
Cosmic Boy (Legion of Super Heroes) 70
=392 points and no re-rolls.
Superman wipe the floor with my witha little hand from Cosmic Boy. Sorry 12 attack and 5 damage with Super Stength, far too much to handle. Over all my team was crape. As we had time as the games went quite fast, we repeated the first two round but we swooped teams. The first game was close but I manage to win it and the second I won with easy, however ever I was rolling high again.
Next week we will be 600 points Mojo game. I will post the rules for it when I can.
Just after last week's post and durring the weekend there were previews for Giant Size X-Men were of Blob, the Jamies Madrox brick figure, and the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak special object. Blob is intreasting, Jamies very colourful and the gam is quite nice. However, HCRealms posted the whole set in its Units section. Domino is great, she does what her old REV did and is powered up to today's Heroclix standard. The Wolverine is a lot like the Web of Spider-Man but has the Avengers TA and keyword on top of the X-Men ones. The mystary colousal figure was a Frost Giant, who is a Thor character than an X-Men character. On other Heroclix news, there is a lot of information of the set coming up this year and the start of next year.
First off is the Green Lantern set. The Fast Forces set is confirmed for a May 15th release and will be selling at $15.99. On top of the six figures, it will include a double sided map and dice but no rule book. Sadly there is no news on the single boosters.
There is also a Thor Fast Forces pack to go with the Thor movie. However there is no news about the set other than that.
For the Captain America Movie, there will be two releases. First is, the Gravity Feed. This will be the single booster set and will be release on June the 15th at $2.99 per booster. There will also be a main set being released on June the 29th. Currently there will be 63 figures in set, including ones with removable components.
Street Fighter is currently scheduled for an August release, but that could well change depending on Capcom's wishes. There are 33 figures in the set, representing 24 characters. These will be sold in 1 figure boosters; however the set is collated so that if you buy a 12 booster brick of them, there are no dupes. And if you buy a case, the dupes should be kept to a minimum. These will be rules to allow one on one fighting game like gameplay, however they still will be useable in Heroclix.
With Lord of the Rings, it will be released in a couple different formats. It will be compatible with Heroclix, but like Street Fighter, it will also have its own unique rules to run a rings-like, simulation skirmish. There will be a deluxe set, similar to Watchmen set, called the Campaign Box. It will have a similar price point. For those who want the figures but cannot do it all at once, there will be a starter and some single figure booster packs as well. They all should be out sometime this year.
Superman is the next main DC set which will be coming out in fall of 2011. Currently set will be 54 figures large.
Halo clix will now be making a return. However it will now be compatible with Heroclix. It will be release in summer time. There with be 40 figures and will be available is standard boosters and single figure boosters. Like with Street Fighter and Lord of the Rings there will be optional unique rules. Current there are no plans for vehicles. There will also be a 10 figure, single booster set for Gears of War 3 too, however there are no dates for it yet.
Currently by the look of things for the first half of 2012, there will be three Marvel set. These will be Hulk, Infinity Gauntlet and The Mighty Avengers. Each will be about half the size of the past standard sets. Wizkids are still in talks with DC about doing some new stuff for next year. However they would like to do a big figure set like with the Super Boosters for Giant Size X-Men for DC.
Lastly a new rule has been given to the Colossal symbol: “When this character has two action tokens, it can be given a non-free action. After the action resolves, deal it 1 unavoidable damage and do not remove action tokens from it at the end of the turn.” This is similar to a special rule that was give to most Colossal figure that was not part to the standard colossal rules. However the special use to be pushing damage than unavoidable damage that it is now.
This week's DreamClix I am doing for ShounenClix the dial designs for the third Hokage from Naruto and Oolong from Dragon Ball. There will be no MAClix this week but for MechaClix I am design ideas for the un-named IS from episode 3 and 4, Yamada Maya, generic Japanese IS and Houki Shinonono in generic Japanese IS from IS: Infinite Stratos and Zero, Glasgow and Kallen's Glasgow from Code Geass.
First off we have the dials for the third Hokage from Naruto and Oolong from Dragon Ball.
Scenario Card – Collect the Dragon Balls: Before the game starts, randomly place seven Dragon Ball tokens on the battle field. The tokens must not be placed within five square of the starting zone. At the end of the game players gain 10 victory points for each Dragon Ball they are carrying or for each in your deployment zone. If one player has all seven, they gain 100 victory points instead.
Dragon Balls: Give a character standing on the same as a Dragon Ball a Power Action. The character picks up the token. If a character carrying a Dragon Ball is dealt three or more damage or is KO, they drop the token on the square they are standing on. A character may drop the token as a free action if they do not have any action tokens on them.
Feat - Explosive Tag Kunia: If the character with this feat has no action counters on them, they can use Energy Explosion. Cost ?.
Next is the un-named IS from episode 3 and 4 of IS: Infinite Stratos. I will call this Unknown IS. It was quite powerful compared to the ISs so far. It should have a special called Dust Cloud, Psychic Blast, Indomitable, Invulnerability, Toughness and Range Combat Expert.
Dust Cloud: Unknown IS can use Smoke Cloud and Energy Shield Deflection. It can use Smoke Cloud normally or as a free action but has to start the smoke cloud from the square it is standing on.
It should have about eight clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 10, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 4 and Range 8 with one target. It should have no TAs and the keyword Robot.
Next we have the teacher Yamada Maya from IS: Infinite Stratos. Maya is the other instructor in charge of Ichika's class. She used to be an IS Japanese representative cadet. She should have the Flight ability, Running Shot, Toughness and Range Combat Expert. She should have six clicks ogf health and the starting states of Movement 8, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 2 and Range 10 with two targets. She should have the IS TA and the keywords Armour and IS Academy.
Next is the generic Japanese IS from IS: Infinite Stratos. They should have Leap Climb, Blades, Toughness and a special that give them Perplex but can only use it on themselves. They should have four clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 6, Attack 8, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 0. They should have the IS TA and the keywords Armour, IS Academy and Teen.
Next is Houki Shinonono in generic Japanese IS from IS: Infinite Stratos. Houki is a first year student at the IS academy and has been friends with Ichika since they were kids though they have not seen each other for six years. She has a very long ponytail. Her place of resident is home to a kendo dojo and she has been interested in kendo since she was young. Houki even competes in kendo competitions at a national level and was the winner of the national tournament that was hosted one year before the story of Infinite Stratos began. She is part of the kendo club at the IS academy. Houki harbors feelings for Ichika. She later pilots the custom IS called the Aka Tsubaki, however that will be another figure all together. She should have Charge, Leap Climb, Blades and Toughness. She should have five clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 6, Attack 10, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 0. She should have the IS TA and the keywords Armour, IS Academy and Teen.
Next is Zero from Code Geass. Lelouch is a student of Ashford Academy high school and a member of its student council. A brilliant thinker who is quite talented at chess, he lives with his younger sister, Nunnally, with their maid, Sayoko Shinozaki, at a house situated within the compounds of Ashford Academy, where they are looked after by the Ashford family. Lelouch is soon swept into the conflict between the Britannia Empire and the pockets of resistance which oppose it when he accidentally boards a truck being used by Japanese resistance operatives. Within the truck is a capsule holding C.C., who sacrifices herself to save him from the military forces trying to recapture her. When it seems as if her sacrifice was pointless, C.C. suddenly touches his hand and offers him the "Power of the King", the mythical power of Geass. The Geass manifests itself in him as the power of absolute obedience, which allows him to make people obey his orders without question. With his new power, Lelouch begins his rebellion against the Empire, forming the Order of the Black Knights and takes up the identity of Zero to lead them, becoming a revolutionary and gaining popular support amongst the people. Lelouch's Geass, given to him by C.C., grants him "the power of absolute obedience," allowing him to plant commands within a person's mind upon eye contact which they will obey without question. Activation of his Geass is visually represented by the manifestation of a Geass sigil in his left eye. Commands dictated in this state are written into the minds of the designated targets once the sigil projects from his eye to theirs. Lelouch could initially toggle Geass activation at will, but subsequently loses this control to an affliction known as Geass runaway. I will be doing the standard Lelouch at a later date, but this is him as Zero the Leader of the Black Knights. He should have a Mind Control, Mastermind, Leadership, Outwit and Probability Control. He should have four clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 6, Attack 12, Defence 16, Damage 1 and Range 6 with three targets. He should have the Black Knights TA and the keywords Black Knights, Ruler and Teen.
Next is the Knightmare Frame Glasgow from Code Geass. The Glasgow is a fourth-generation Knightmare Frame and the first mass-production model produced by the Holy Britannian Empire. It actively contributed to the invasion of Japan, providing an overwhelming tactical advantage over conventional combat vehicles. The Glasgow's armament includes Slash Harkens, Tonfas, and a handheld assault rifle or a stun gun. Its hull still serves as a template for its successors, but the model itself is phased out in favour of the RPI-13 Sutherland by the start of the series. The Britannian police force operates a modified variant called the Knight Police, apparently RPI stands for Royal Panzer Infantry.
Various Japanese resistance cells use modified Glasgow models called Burais. They also make use of a cannon built from four such units called a Raikou. They should have the Giant symbol, a trait called “Knightmare Frame”, Running Shot, Incapacitate, Invulnerability and Toughness.
Knightmare Frame: Glasgow can use Leap Climb and Energy Shield Deflection.
They should have six clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 10, Attack 9, Defence 16, Damage 3 and Range 8. They should have not TA and the keywords Robot, Knightmare, Britannian and Japanese Resistance.
Lastly we have Kallen's Glasgow from Code Geass. Kallen Kozuki, the ace of the Black Knights, used a customized red Glasgow in the beginning of the series, which is destroyed in battle against the Lancelot during the latter's first combat deployment, which is replaced by another modified red Glasgow in the episode Refrain. It should have the Giant symbol, a trait called “Knightmare Frame”, Running Shot, Charge Incapacitate, Invulnerability and Toughness.
Knightmare Frame: Kallen’s Glasgow can use Leap Climb and Energy Shield Deflection.
It should have six clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 10, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 8. It should have the Black Knights TA and the keywords Robot, Knightmare and Black Knights.
Oh and the Black Knights AT is the same as the Superman Emernies.
Next time in DreamClix I am planning on doing for ShounenClix, I will be doing Ebisu, his shadow clone from Naruto and maybe Buggy the Clown from One Piece. For MechaClix I am planning on doing two specials which will most likely be CosmicBreak and Ghost in the Shell. Until next time, have fun.