Welcome to another Heroclix post. This week wad a scenario called The Big Five. 500 point, 3 actions, a minimum of 250 points must be pre Legion of Super Heroes. Also due to the recent nerfing of Stealth, Darren has decided to removed Skrull Ms Marvel from the banned list. Which means only the feat Warband is banned. For this week I dicided to play a Exiles team. It was not my first choose however Excalibur does not really work as of Captain Brittan's super poor defence value. We really need a new one. Well the team I used were:
Spider-Man (Fantastic Forces) 92
Proteus (Mutations and Monsters) 190
Power Princess (Supernova) 107
Longshot (Mutant Mayhem) 66
Blink (Mutant Mayhem) 45
=500 points and four re-rolls.
I had to borrow Longshot from Darren as I do not own him. With the two Probability Control and two TKers, I thought the team will fine. On the first round I was up ageist Adrian. He was using a huge non thremed teamed who were:
Black Panther (Universe) 27
Mystique (Universe) 34
Psylocke (Armour Wars) 45
HYDRA Footsoldier (Sinister) 15
Jessica Jones (Sinister) 45
Tessa (Supernova) 39
Photon (Supernova) 138
Red Ghost (Supernova) 59
Doombot 5953 (Secrete Invasion) 40
M-11 (Hammer of Thor) 59
=500 points and no re-rolls.
Due to the ton of Outwit and state modifying abilities I was not able to do much and ended up lost the game. On the second round I was up ageist Adam. He was using a Mutant. I wanted to check it as not all X-Men characters have the mutant keyword, in fact most do not as it was dumped due to over use. Darren said we well let it go for today as Darren did not get round to printing the new list. Here is Adam’s team.
Storm (Danger Room) 40
Quicksilver (Avengers) 49
Forge (Sinister) 84
Multiple Man (Sinister) 32
Spider-Man (Armour Wars) 72
Proteus (Mutations and Monsters) 190
Domino (Mutant Mayhem) 35
=502 points and four re-rolls.
When I got home I found and remembered the Domino does not have the mutant keyword in any of her versions. I need to found out where he is getting the list of keywords as it is very wrong. However, it was a close battle but I manage to win it. In the third round I was up ageist Darren. He was using the Defenders team who were:
Gargoyle (Avengers) 58
Namor (Secrete Invasion) 150 + Protected (Feat) 8 = 158
Valkyrie (Sinister) 71
Nighthawk (Sinister) 60
Hellcat (Ultimates) 38
Dr. Strange (Infinity Challenge) 71 + Protected (Feat) 8 + Force Field 10 = 89
=474 points and four re-rolls.
Sadly Darren destroyed my team with ease. Due to Adrian feeling tired and time we cut it at three rounds this week. For those who are interested, Michael used a Fantastic Four team who were:
Reed Richards (Fantastic Forces) 72 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 77
Ben Grimm (Fantastic Forces) 123 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 128
Sue Storm (Fantastic Forces) 49 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 54
Black Panther (Universe) 46 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 51
Spider-Man (Secrete Invasion) 50 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 55
Human Torch (Secrete Invasion) 100 + Fantastic Four (ATA) 5 = 105
=470 points and four re-rolls.
Well next week starts the month of villains. Next week will be 400 points, villains only, no figure must be over 125 points include extras (e.g. Feats and ATA). I have no idea what I will field yet.
In HeroClix news, two new conversion LEs were reviled, Moonstone and Wonder Woman, their reviled the Comic Book day figure, Green Lantern and finally they have started the previews of four of the new Green Lantern set for the film, Hal Jordan, his alter ego Green Lantern, Salaak and Kilowog. Both Salaak and Kilowog are great figures. Also the list for Modern Age tournaments has been changed to Batman Alpha or newer sets only and the keywords of some of the very one figure have been fixed.
Well now to Dreamclix. In this week's DreamClix I am doing dial designs for the FBI Agent generic from Death Note, Byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach, Cecilia Alcottone from IS: Infinite Stratos, the Detective generic and Omega Red from the Wolverine anime. And design ideas for Black Star/Tsubaki and Shadow Weapon Meister Black Star from Soul Eater, Chōji Akimichi from Naruto, Sutherland, Purist Faction Sutherland, Foot Soldier and Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass, Cyclops on Motorbike from the X-Men anime.
First off are the dial designs for the FBI Agent generic, the long awaited Byakuya Kuchiki, Cecilia Alcottone, the Detective generic and Omega Red.
Next we have Black Star/Tsubaki from Soul Eater. Black Star is one of the main Meisters that the series follows. Black Star is the only survivor of the infamous Star Clan. The Star Clan (also known as the Clan of the Star) where an infamous family of ninjas who were descended from a long line of assassins. It is reputed that they would do anything for money, making them enemies in numerous places. Eventually, this led to them following the path of becoming Kishin, as they became ever more obsessed with power. The group contained nine members, this included Black Star, his mother, and father White Star. So far the rest remain unknown but it appears that each member bears a Star mark either on their clothes or body which explains the star on Black Stars’s shoulder. However, due to their actions, thirteen years ago, the entire clan was exterminated by Shibusen, while Black Star, who was just a baby then was taken in by Sid, and he grew up at Shibusen leaving him as the sole survivor. His Demon Weapon partner is Tsubaki Nakatsukasa. He is a Shadow Weapon Meister. Tsubaki Nakatsukasa is Black Star's Demon Weapons partner. A part of the Nakatsukasa Clan, a famous family of Japanese Demon Weapons, she can change into multiple ninja weapons, plus a katana. Subsequently, she is known as a Demon Shadow Weapon. The Nakatsukasa clan is an established family of weapons descending from the first Demon Weapons created by Arachne 800 years ago. It is due to this that they can be regarded as one of the oldest clans in the Soul Eater. The Nakatsukasa clan is a unique clan in that every single member of it is classified as a Demon Weapon, likely due to the fact they are the descendants of the first Demon Weapons. Tsubaki, her brother Masamune and their father are the only know members of the clan in the series. Tsubaki is unique in that she inherited the entirety of the family's weapon heritage, thereby having the ability to transform into all of the clan's weapon forms, which comprise of a kusarigama, a smoke bomb, a five pointed giant ninja star, and a short ninja blade the size of a katana. Masamune, however, only gained the Demon Blade form and thus envied Tsubaki for the abilities she had been granted. They should have Duo symbol to show that there are more than one character, a Trait called "Morph (Tsubki)" so Tsubaki can change to her wepon forms, Stealth as Tsubki should be able to control Black Star more in human form, Close Combat Reflexes for they ninja reflexes and Expolit Weakness for Black Star's Soul Wavelenght attacks.
Morph (Tsubaki): Give this character a move action that deals no pushing damage. After the action resolves, replace them with any character with this trait on the same click number. Existing action tokens and action tokens for the action are applied to the replacement.
They should have about five or six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 10, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 0. Their TA should be Soul Eater and their keywords should be DWMA, Martial Artist and Teen.
Next is Shadow Weapon Meister Black Star from Soul Eater. In this form Tsubaki is in her verisus weapon forms, not including her Deamon Blade mode. In this form Black Star should have a Trait called "Morph (Tsubki)" so Tsubaki can change to her weapon forms (same as above), a special called "The Star has arrived" so show he can be easry be a stealthly ninja if he can keep his BIG mouth shout, another special called "Daemon Weapon" to show Tsubaki different forms, Close Combat Reflexes for they ninja reflexes, Toughness for his personal psyical trainning and Expolit Weakness for Black Star's Soul Wavelenght attacks.
The Star Has Arrived: At the begning of a turn roll a standard six sided dice. On a roll of 4 or 5 Black Star can use Stealth and Leap Climb until the begning of your next turn. On a roll of 5 or 6 Black Star can use Charage until the begning of your next turn. Powers an stack.
Daemon Weapon: Black Star can use Smoke Cloud, Blades and Super Senses. If Black Star can use Stealth, he can use Smoke Cloud as a free action.
He should have about five or six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 10, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 8 with one target. Their TA should be Soul Eater and their keywords should be DWMA, Martial Artist and Teen.
Next is Chōji Akimichi from Naruto. Chōji was born as a member of the Akimichi clan, and is slated to become the sixteenth head of the Akimichi after his father, Chōza. When Chōji was younger, he was often put down for not being good at a child's game called "Ninja", which appears to be a cross between tag and hide and seek, often using shuriken made out of cardboard. His peers were always berating him, telling him that any team that he was on was bound to lose. One day, they simply refused to let him play at all. However, Shikamaru stuck up for him, saying that the teams would be uneven if Chōji did not join them. This gave Chōji a little hope, although, in the end, they still refused to let him play. Chōji and his father were later seen talking on the roof of a building where Chōji was still upset over the way he was treated by the other children. His father told him that few people have a heart as kind and caring as his, and one day he would meet someone who would see that in him and respect him for it, and that eventually they would be the best of friends. Soon after, Shikamaru walked up the stairs. Chōji recognized him as the one who had defended him earlier. He asked Shikamaru why he was not playing the game, to which Shikamaru responded that it was a drag. He then told Chōji that he liked to come up there to watch the clouds and that Chōji happened to be sitting in his spot. Chōji moved over to give him room. Shikamaru proceeded to lie down before telling Chōji that he should watch the clouds with him. This delighted Chōji, and he eagerly asked Shikamaru if he wanted to eat some snacks that he had brought. Shikamaru took him up on the offer, causing Chōji to be overjoyed, and then Shikamaru said, "This is the best, watching clouds and eating chips". From that day on, the two became best friends. During Chōji's time at the academy, he was often caught eating in class otherwise getting into trouble along with fellow 'Dead-Lasts' Shikamaru Nara, Kiba Inuzuka, and Naruto Uzumaki. Together, these four would cut class or otherwise be testing the patience of Iruka Umino, their Academy teacher. He should have two specials, one called "Human Bullet Tank" And another called "Formation Ino-Shika-Chō", Stealth, Super Strength and Toughness.
Human Bullet Tank: Chōji can use Hypersonic. If he does he suffers a -2 to his Defence value until the begining of your next turn.
Formation Ino-Shika-Chō: If there is a friendly character name Shikamaru Nara within eight squres of Chōji, Chōji gains a +1 to his Attack value. If there is a friendly character named Ino Yamanaka within eight squares of Chōji, Chōji can use gains a +1 to his Movement value.
He should have about five clicks of health and starting states of Movement 8, Attack 9, Defence 16, Damage 3 and Range 0. His TA should be the Naruto one and his keywords should be Kid, Konohagakure and Team Asuma.
Next is the Sutherland Knighmare Frame from Code Geass. Designed and developed after the conquest of Japan/Area 11, the RPI-13 Sutherland is in many ways a refinement of its predecessor, the RPI-11 Glasgow. Though it's an advanced and effective design, much of the Glasgow's success comes from Britannia's overwhelming numerical and economical superiority to Japan. Further, the Glasgow is designed primarily to combat tanks and other "traditional" ground combat machines; this proves to be a liability, as its own success means that nations such as the Chinese Federation and EU began seriously pursuing Knightmare design. Thus, the Sutherland is created with the possibility of battles with other Knightmares in mind. They should have the Giant symbol, a trait called “Knightmare Frame”, Running Shot, Charge, Invulnerability, Toughness and Close Combat Expert.
Knightmare Frame: Sutherland can use Leap Climb and Energy Shield Deflection.
They should have seven clicks of health and the starting states of Movement 12, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 8 with one target. They should have Bbritannian TA and the keywords Robot, Knightmare, Britannian and Black Knights.
Next is stansard Foot Soldier from Code Geass. The use of footsoldiers within the Empire is fairly unknown, and only a few instances of them being deployed are shown, usually when a Knightmare would be too large to use. When they are, squads of Honorary Britannians and Britannians are likely to be used, as "grunt work", like hunting down rebels in a ghetto. Britannian foot soldiers are typically outfitted with assault rifles, pistols, body armour, and helmets with electronic visors. They are well trained and very loyal to the Empire. They should have Stealth, Smoch Cloud and Toughness. They should have about three clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 8, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 6 with one target. Their TA should be the Britannia one and their keywords should be Britannia and Soldier.
Next is Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass. Suzaku is the son of Japan's last prime minister, Genbu Kururugi. His existence was kept a secret from the public until after the war. Suzaku met Lelouch Lamperouge and his sister Nunnally when they moved to the Kururugi residence as a diplomatic peace trade. At first, Suzaku despised Lelouch because he thought that he was a prince who did not care about anyone. As time passed by, however, he came to know Lelouch better, and they soon became best friends. They become separated when Britannia invaded Japan, but are reunited in the Shinjuku Ghetto. When Britannia began its invasion of Japan, Suzaku was mortified by the violence and his father's belief that resisting to the bitter end was preferable to surrender. Unable to change his father's mind, Suzaku murdered him during a heated exchange. The incident was covered up and Suzaku's life was spared, while the government was thrown into disarray and surrendered to Britannia. Lelouch believes that, had Genbu lived, Japan would have likely been torn apart by war once the other major powers decided to intervene. His guilt over the incident causes Suzaku to constantly place himself on the frontlines in the hope of atoning for his actions with his death. It also inspires his belief that the ends achieved by using the wrong means are meaningless, since he created peace through murder. He should have Charge, a special called "Uncanny Reflexes", Toughness and Perplex.
Uncanny Reflexes: Suzaku can use Super Sense and Plasticity.
He should have about four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 9, Defence 18, Damage 2 and Range 6 with one target. His TA should be the Britannia one and his keywords should be Britannia, Teen and Soldier.
Lastly we have Cyclops on a motorbike from the X-Men anime. In episode 2, both Wolverine and Cyclops battled the U-Men foot soldier on there motorbikes. As I have done a version of Wolverine on a motorbike from the Wolverine anime, I will not be design another one for him, however here is Cyclops one. He should have the Transporter symbol, Running Shot, Psychic Blast, a special called "Missile Blast", Toughness, Energy Shield Deflection, Leadership and Range Combat Expert.
Missile Blast: Cyclops can use Psychic Blast and Eneregy Exposion. He also has target threeq as well.
He should have about seven clicks of health and starting states of Movement 14, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 8 with one target. His TA should be the X-Men one and his keywords should be X-Men and Vehicel.
Next time in DreamClix will be a bumper special as I off work next week. I am planning on doing dial ideas for some more characters from the X-Men anime as well as Shikamaru Nara and Sasuke Uchiha with his eyes from Naruto, Namu from Dragon Ball, Buchi from One Piece three more CosmicBreak characters and the last two IS: Infinite Stratos. With dial designs I am planning on doing three more ShounenClix, Winberrl from CosmicBreak, the Glasgow Knightmare Frame from Code Geass and three more characters from the Wolverine anime. Until next time, have fun.