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lancelot
01/25/2010, 01:47
http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=669&pictureid=7912

Featuring:
THE SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPERVILLAINShttp://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/comic-covers/Post-Crisis-Covers/Specials-2005/villains-united1.jpg

One of the few DC villain teams that has gotten plenty of makeovers throughout the years with their vast roster of supervillains, click on FULL ARTICLE and take a look inside at this specific incarnation of the DC universe's worst evils!

lancelot
01/25/2010, 01:48
This go-around of the SSSV is actually the 4th version of the ages-old villainous team ups. This time around, it was Alexander Luthor posing as Lex Luthor and gathering heavy hitters to take down the superheroes for once and all during the most recent DC Crisis. Since the team's origin goes all the way back to the Silver age, you can read more about them here: History of the Secret Society of Super Villains. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Society_of_Super_Villains)

Reflecting the squad shown on Villains United #1, this 600 point team brings the hurt...a lot. A nasty mix and match combination of Stealth, HSS, MC, Perplex, and Outwit up the gazoo makes up the contingency of this team.

Let's begin with the mastermind behind the scenes, Lex Luthor:
http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/lex-luthor-20051029024319757_640w.jpg
cj089 U Lex Luthor
Team: Superman Enemy
Range: 0 :bolt:
Points: 69
Keywords: Celebrity, Metropolis, Politician, Superman Revenge Squad
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Definitely the worst version of Lex Luthor out there on the Heroclix market, yet very representative of Alexander Luthor working behind the curtains, orchestrating one of the biggest lies in the history of the DC universe, the power set here works very well: Leadership for his ability to recruit and control a multitude of super-baddies for his own purposes; Perplex for his brilliant if evil tactical mind, banding together highly volatile and unsteady supervillians; and, however redundant it is with the Superman Enemy TA, the final two clicks sports Outwit should he find himself on his lonesome self. Push off Leadership quickly, though, to get to the Perplex and help out your allies better. However, he shines on this team for one reason only: lending the Superman Enemy TA to the 3 wildcards: Deathstroke, Dr. Psycho, and Calculator. Lex should survive on the field long enough via his Mastermind and having at least two flunkies to shirk damage off to: optimally Talia and Calculator at worst. Believe me you, the opposition is going to constantly ignore Lex...until they realize it's too late.

Through Lex Luthor's immense knowledge of the DC universe, his shadowy positioning and aggressive recruiting, he builds a core inner circle that constantly strikes fear into the hearts of the opposition. Headlining the attack force is one of DC's premier supervillains: Black Adam:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/blackadam52.png
cr053 U Black Adam
Team: No Affiliation
Range: 4 :bolt:
Points: 254
Keywords: Justice Society, Monster Society of Evil, Ruler
m-winga-fistd-normalg-starburst101118511111851112184121118310101738917499173991638916388163KOKOKOKOKOKOKOKO(Attack) Wisdom: Black Adam can use Perplex, but he can modify only his own combat values.
(Damage) Power of Aton: Black Adam can use Exploit Weakness and Flurry.

Easily your main beatstick and the possibly the focal point of your opponent's main force, freeing up the rest of *your* secondary attack force to tear apart their main attackers since they would more likely than not dedicate their attention on Black Adam. Don't be afraid to push onto HSS: Black Adam has 4 consecutive clicks of 18 Defense. Coupled with a Perplex or two, it's all of a sudden 19 or 20, more than enough to stand up to most attacks. Mid-dial, Shazam!'s foil gains Exploit Weakness & Flurry by way of Power of Aton, allowing him to have the options of charging and go through damage reducers with EW or attacking twice through Flurry or busting open tight formations with Quake. As soon as his AV begins to flail, Black Adam gains self-Perplex with Wisdom, allowing him to Perplex his AV back to double-digits or deal more damage. With damage reducers all the way down the dial, he will be a beast to put down, requiring a focused and committed attack effort by your opposition which is usually more than enough to get the rest of your attack force ignored. Just don't forget the 4 range...it will surprise opponents more often than not. Although be sure to mind the Battle Fury on the first two and last three clicks.

With Black Adam running interference and attracting the opponent's atttention, flitting about and sniping from the shadows is Deathstroke:
http://www.mensxp.com/UltimateEditorInclude/UserFiles/)%20-%20aninja/300px-Deathstroke.jpg
cr028 U Deathstroke
Team: Calculator
Range: 8 :bolt:
Points: 156
Keywords: Martial Artist, Soldier
m-boota-fistd-normalg-starburst91118381018381017381017389172791627916278162KOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKO(Damage) Master Tactician: Deathstroke can use Outwit. Modify Deathstroke's attack value by +1 for each adjacent opposing character. When Deathstroke makes a close combat attack, he can compare the attack roll to the defense value of any number of adjacent opposing characters (minimum 1); the damage dealt by the attack can be divided in any way among the successfully hit targets provided that all damage dealt is divided among them.

A master of all kinds of combat, his dial reflects his ability to snipe from stealth, take a hit up close, and return the favor...in spades. His Master Tactician SP coupled with Charge allows him to engage multiple foes in close combat and split up damage as he sees fit. It gets better when he lands on the first BCF click with Charge or pushing it even further, the Flurry/BCF click has potential for dealing uber damage to adjacent opponents. Outwit will allow Deathstroke to get rid of damage reducers and ensure even the lowest damage gets through. A good roll on his mid-dial Regeneration will get him back to his Charge clicks and a roll of 6 would get him back top-dial. Ditching close combat as a last measure of desperation, Slade gains Leap/Climb, Psychic Blast, and Perplex...quite a lethal combination that allows him to get wherever he needs, pumping up AV or Damage and snipe away at his pursuers with Willpower. A threat from start to finish, treat Deathstroke with care as he will be your main ranged attacker, opting for close combat only when the opponent brings it into his grill. Just don't forget you can still gain and use Outwit on the Perplex clicks if you copy the Superman Enemy TA.

Perhaps quite more overlooked due to his small stature and how opponents tend to view Mind Control as a whole, this man just might be the catalyst for your team, Dr. Psycho:
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/wonderwoman/images/thumb/8/8c/DrPsycho.jpg/250px-DrPsycho.jpg
cd089 U Dr. Psycho
Team: Calculator
Range: 10 :bolt::bolt::bolt:
Points: 100
Keywords: Psychic
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Laugh all you want; ignore this man and you will pay a price. A terrible price. A Mind Control specialist, take advantage of his 10 range and 3 targets to pull the opposition closer to Black Adam and Deathstroke. Psycho does not require finesse to use, only a little help by way of Perplex towards his somewhat low AV. Try and avoid MCing multiple targets as he has below-average Defense and gains Battle Fury halfway down his dial. Should you find him on Battle Fury, it's time to play him with abandon: send him in front of your exposed figures, tie up the opposition, hoping to Incapacitate them on his back dial. At 100 points, he isn't exactly a throw-away figure so play him with care at first, setting up for long range Mind Controls and luring the opposition closer to your main threats.

Manning the computers and network of criminals is Lex Luthor's right-hand man, Calculator:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/43/BirdsOfPreyCv87.PNG
aa043 U Calculator
Team: Calculator
Range: 0 :bolt:
Points: 55
Keywords: Society
m-boota-fistd-normalg-starburst79161691516815158141KOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKO(Attack ) In Contact with Calculator: Calculator can use Perplex. He can use it normally, or he can modify the same combat value (except damage) of all friendly characters 6 or fewer squares away by +1 or -1 until the beginning of your next turn.
(Damage) Obsessive: Calculator can use Outwit. When he does, roll 2d6 and subtract the greatest number of characters from the opposing force that share a common keyword; if the result is 4 or less, at the end of your turn deal Calculator 1 unavoidable damage.

In no way an attacker, Calculator fills a huge support role with the ability to assist your team on the whole through his In Contact with Calculator. Through timely uses, your team should always be offensive with pumps to Attack or defensive with pumps to Defense. His single-click, front-loaded Stealth allows him to get into the best position to multi-Perplex his allies. Coupled with Mastermind, he is quite tough to take down from either at range or up close. His Outwit by way of Obsessive is quite handicapped: use it after the opponent's team has been thinned out some so you don't risk a low roll and give up free clicks on such a shallow dial to your opponent. His Wildcard status is handy in a pinch, allowing Lex, Psycho, and Deathstroke to gain Outwit when copying the Superman Enemy TA. Just sit him back, Perplex Attack/Defense, Outwit when you HAVE to, and watch the carnage unfold.

Lastly but not least, rounding out the squad is the daughter of Ra's Al-Ghul, Talia:
http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/627/627227/talia-al-ghul-20050619064725979_640w.jpg
lg010 R Talia
Team: No Affiliation
Range: 6 :bolt:
Points: 36
Keywords: Martial Artist
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Talia serves one and only one purpose: Mastermind fodder. Yet, she can still fill in the role of secondary attacker with her 6 range, Willpower, and Incapacitate. Even Flurry is useful if she ever finds herself in a situation against a soft target. Mid-dial, it doesn't matter how tough the target is for Talia sports Exploit Weakness then and will make sure anybody that chooses to engage her will somewhat get a taste of her retaliation. The basic set up with her is to position her well enough that she clogs up paths to Lex, Calculator, and Psycho which allows the trio to use their Mastermind and shirk damage off to her. Take your shots with her and Incap whenever you can and she'll have paid off her paltry 36 point cost when she bites the dust.

After review and build, the team comes out looking like this:

U CJ Lex Luthor w/ Alias 69 + 3
Black Adam 254
Deathstroke w/ Automatic Regeneration 156 + 12
U Dr. Psycho w/ Mental Shields 100 + 15
Calculator 55
R Talia 36
----------
700 points on the dot.

Quite thin on the feats but they serve the team very well: Alias to deter attacks towards Lex to get rid of the TA; Automatic Regeneration to give Deathstroke a boost towards healing AND still be able to fight in the same turn; and Mental Shields for Dr. Psycho so he can remain top-dial for as long as possible. However, don't be afraid to turn off Mental Shields if there's a juicy triple-threat MC looming that could possibly implode your opponent's team...go for it. You basically will want to use Psycho to lure the opposition within Deathstroke's range and Black Adam's HSS swing, all the while keeping the Wildcards grouped to chain the Superman Enemy TA: this way, you could have FOUR potential Outwitters on any given turn. Don't forget to take your potshots with Talia whenever you can, she just might make all the difference between KOing a figure or pushing them with Incapacitate to strand them for follow up attacks by Black Adam and Deathstroke. This team packs a lot of power, so don't be afraid to push and give up a click to turn an opponent's figure into paste.

Look here in two weeks for another installation of DC Comic Accurate Theme Teams where I will tackle a team more recognizable!

Iceman425
01/25/2010, 01:52
I wish more than one of these guys actually had the "Society" keyword.

Repulsor rage
01/25/2010, 02:02
Thats a really cool team. It might be better off going for the old school cheese Nanobots vet Black Adam. Also Black Adam needs outwit protection. My beef with most of these figs is in the mastermind they need some fodder or play them as point sinks and just psychotically throw them at opponents then have the real tanks Black adam and Deathstoke tactifully destroy.

Pepsirox08
01/25/2010, 03:33
Hey!!! whats deadpool doing on this thread?? oh wait... *backs away slowly*

Made a smaller version:

Lex Luthor 161
Deathstroke 156
Black Adam 102
Dr. Psycho 100
Calculator 55
Talia 20
Total 594 (feats possible, lucky break or vendetta, or 2 aliases)

JoeGualtieri
01/25/2010, 03:44
If you're not matching keywords, use Alpha Talia instead. You get a much scarier bodyguard for whoever she's acting as Mastermind fodder for at a lower cost.

For the 16 points saved with Alpha Talia, you could then put CP on Luthor and... off the top of my head, Inside Info wouldn't be a bad choice for Slade or Adam.

Tim Drake
01/25/2010, 04:35
What Joe said. :-)

Cyaegha
01/25/2010, 04:40
Pretty cool version of the SSoSV. My favorite, comic accurate, is still this one
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/thumb/a/ad/Secret_Society_of_Super-Villains_Vol_1_1.jpg/381px-Secret_Society_of_Super-Villains_Vol_1_1.jpg

E ht Gorilla Grodd 76
R or Copperhead 60
R cd Captain Cold 40
E lg Sinestro 124
jl Star Sapphire 119
E or Mirror Master 58
E or Shadow Thief 47
jl Captain Boomerang 78

TOTAL = 572 points, which leaves 28 points for Feats, so there's a lot of options.
Feats I usually play, with variations according to the points : Trick Shot on Sinestro (but it's expensive, so I don't try this one often), Entangle+Takedown on Copperhead, Double-Time on Mirror Master...

tidge
01/25/2010, 06:30
I played a variant of the team as the "bye" for a "Traitor" Scenario:

150 V Black Adam
113 Alexander Luthor
100 U Dr. Psycho
58 V Deathstroke
55 Calculator
20 Alpha Talia

= 496 points

Shockingly, the team won, despite Black Adam turning traitor! IIRC, SI Iron Fist was the Society's "secret weapon".

Riksheare
01/25/2010, 06:37
Awesome article!

I made an awesome scenario based on the Society vs. the Freedom Fighters. The Freedom Fighters lasted 3 pages, how long can you survive? Did a full blown 1000 version of the Society (All of the above and including Zoom, and Cheetah). Opponents create a 300 point unrestricted team and play. 100 points for every round you survive. bonus 100 points for every member of the Society that you manage to KO. Once the game is over, switch and play again. winner is the one at the end of both games with the most points.

Had a lot of fun with it.

elfholme
01/25/2010, 07:54
I love the Society (actually I prefer the old-school SSoSV); it's too bad WK never has. I would love to be able to field the team that Cyaegha has indicated, with keywords. If there were better keywords, maybe Wizkids could have made a The Society feat that actually keyed off them, instead of off of a TA that none of the newest clix that were in the Society have... :(

Nice article though. I, like the others, would have chosen the R Alpha Talia. Of course, I probably would have chosen the JL Lex as well, though that forces you to play 800 pts if you want the full inner circle.

I'm actually more likely to play the Silver Age team...though with that one I need more points too, as I prefer to use bigger versions of Sinestro, Grodd and Copperhead (LOVE that Vet!), and I prefer the Len Snart LE to the other versions of Captain Cold. :)

mr-coffin
01/25/2010, 08:26
All three of the venues I play at the judges house rule keywords as long as you can prove that they are comic accurate. I think its worth checking with your judge if you ever want to deviate from the 'official' list (which still has Cable listed with the New WARRIORS keyword instead of the New MUTANTS keyword)

Rurouni KJS
01/25/2010, 10:53
I did a feature and battle report on the Villians United team (http://heroclixin.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/my-favorite-teams-villains-united/) on my Heroclixin' blog (http://heroclixin.wordpress.com), except I used the JL and Crisis Luthors instead (never owned Armani Lex).

Cyaegha
01/25/2010, 10:55
Another one I like to play is this one

http://www.asitecalledfred.com/comics101/images/2005/mar9/jla195.jpg

Which can be done either in 300 or 400 points

Ultra Humanite 80 (Unleashed) or 177 (Arkham Asylum)
Floronic Man 47
Psycho Pirate 70
R Killer Frost 32
E or V Icons Cheetah 45 or 55

You have a team that goes respectively 274, 284, 371 or 381 points, which leaves plenty of rooms for feats.
The only drawback? The 300 points versions lacks a bit of OOMPH!!, with Cheetah roughly your only fighter...but she gets a lot of support (2 Barrier, 2 Incap', 1 Mind Control, Outwit, some TK,...)

PS @ Rurouni : want Armani Lex? i got one on trade^^

SmittySue
01/25/2010, 11:24
Nice article but...I would go with

Vet Unleashed BA- Fortitude, Nanobots, and AP.
Vet CJ- Deathstroke-
Rookie Intergang Medic (6 AV, but everyone on that team goes down to 13 defense or even lower. Plus it allows for some more outwit)
Rookie Intergang Agent -Better cannon fodder and gives even more outwit

Arsenalroy2k
01/25/2010, 11:39
I'm not sure I'd ever want to play the Villains United Society at anything less than 800 points. At least if I'm using Crisis Black Adam, anyways. Playing 200+ figures that aren't Quintessence/Power Cosmic without Fortitude is kind of a gamble. I'd probably play them with the following:

Deathstroke (Cr) w/ Auto Regen & Running Start
Dr. Psycho w/ Contingency Plan
Calculator w/ Contingency Plan
Black Adam (Cr) w/ Fortitude
V Talia (Leg)
Alex Luthor

800 exactly. If you're going for a lower build, yeah, old CJ Lex, Alpha Talia and Unleashed Black Adam would probably be more beneficial (Maybe old CJ V Deathstroke too).

DaeRave
01/25/2010, 11:44
Bah. Nice idea, but theres no way I'd play that Lex Luthor version. I'd sooner play any of the others and round out the points with a feat or two. The fact that it rounds out to a nice and pretty 700 doesnt warrant me actually playing that terrible figure.
Otherwise the pics were pretty much what I think most of us would play.

I'm a bigger fan of the group that tore apart the Uncle Sam and his crew. Black Adam, Sinestro, Bizarro, Deathstroke, etc.

lancelot
01/25/2010, 11:53
Thats a really cool team. It might be better off going for the old school cheese Nanobots vet Black Adam.
Exactly what I'm not...cheese. SHOCKER!

Truth be told, I only use Nanobot on Robot, Armor, and/or Iron Man figures.

That's it.

I'm that HARDCORE theme :laugh:

If you're not matching keywords, use Alpha Talia instead. You get a much scarier bodyguard for whoever she's acting as Mastermind fodder for at a lower cost.

For the 16 points saved with Alpha Talia, you could then put CP on Luthor and... off the top of my head, Inside Info wouldn't be a bad choice for Slade or Adam.
Man, forgot all about Batman Alpha!

I did a feature and battle report on the Villians United team (http://heroclixin.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/my-favorite-teams-villains-united/) on my Heroclixin' blog (http://heroclixin.wordpress.com), except I used the JL and Crisis Luthors instead (never owned Armani Lex).
What team have you NOT blogged on?! :laugh:

theanalogkid
01/25/2010, 11:59
Another one I like to play is this one

http://www.asitecalledfred.com/comics101/images/2005/mar9/jla195.jpg

Which can be done either in 300 or 400 points

Ultra Humanite 80 (Unleashed) or 177 (Arkham Asylum)
Floronic Man 47
Psycho Pirate 70
R Killer Frost 32
E or V Icons Cheetah 45 or 55

You have a team that goes respectively 274, 284, 371 or 381 points, which leaves plenty of rooms for feats.
The only drawback? The 300 points versions lacks a bit of OOMPH!!, with Cheetah roughly your only fighter...but she gets a lot of support (2 Barrier, 2 Incap', 1 Mind Control, Outwit, some TK,...)

PS @ Rurouni : want Armani Lex? i got one on trade^^

This is this team I've been running in the FLE Fantansy League for the past two years. In the Start up year I played with Professor Zoom and Chronos and lost in the first round of the playoffs, this year I have Clayface as my Ragdoll sub (Copperhead got stolen from me) Harpoon as my Monocle sub, Red Ghost as my Mist, the LE Henchmen for Arkham as my Signalman sub and Despero as my Brainwave sub. I barely missed the playoffs again!

Joeshane86
01/25/2010, 12:07
Didnt Bizarro get involved when they were fighting the freedom fighters? I remember somebody pounding on the human bomb.

lancelot
01/25/2010, 12:36
Didnt Bizarro get involved when they were fighting the freedom fighters? I remember somebody pounding on the human bomb.

Yep, that was Bizarro. Also where he lost his #1 necklace. Funny.

gatharion
01/25/2010, 13:11
After review and build, the team comes out looking like this:

U CJ Lex Luthor w/ Alias 69 + 3
Black Adam 254
Deathstroke w/ Automatic Regeneration 156 + 12
U Dr. Psycho w/ Mental Shields 100 + 15
Calculator 55
R Talia 36
----------
700 points on the dot.

Quite thin on the feats but they serve the team very well: Alias to deter attacks towards Lex to get rid of the TA; Automatic Regeneration to give Deathstroke a boost towards healing AND still be able to fight in the same turn; and Mental Shields for Dr. Psycho so he can remain top-dial for as long as possible. However, don't be afraid to turn off Mental Shields if there's a juicy triple-threat MC looming that could possibly implode your opponent's team...go for it. You basically will want to use Psycho to lure the opposition within Deathstroke's range and Black Adam's HSS swing, all the while keeping the Wildcards grouped to chain the Superman Enemy TA: this way, you could have FOUR potential Outwitters on any given turn. Don't forget to take your potshots with Talia whenever you can, she just might make all the difference between KOing a figure or pushing them with Incapacitate to strand them for follow up attacks by Black Adam and Deathstroke. This team packs a lot of power, so don't be afraid to push and give up a click to turn an opponent's figure into paste.

Look here in two weeks for another installation of DC Comic Accurate Theme Teams where I will tackle a team more recognizable!

The only serious mistake that I think you're making here is Auto Regen on Deathstroke. With only two clicks of Regen the likelyhood of those 12 points being useful there are slim. I think that you would be MUCH better served to turn those 12 points into Contingency Plan on Lex. Remember, it works with Mastermind too.

Looks like a fun team!

MooKow
01/25/2010, 14:17
or try this

CJ089 Lex Luthor 69 +
SIF006 Alias 3

CR053 Black Adam 254

CR028 Deathstroke 156 +
MMF001 Automatic Regeneration 12

CD089 Dr. Psycho 100 +
SVF007 Mental Shields 15

BA018 Talia 20 +
HAF003 Vampirism 12 +
SVF004 Sunder 3

AA043 Calculator 55

= 699

Not a perfect 700 but 1 point less for more fun

Tim Drake
01/25/2010, 14:33
Like Cyaegha, Ultra-Humanite's Secret Society would be the one I would want to play most. Psimon would have to be my Brainwave substitute, and I'd probably use Icicle in place of Killer Frost (considering I own the former and not the latter). Never thought of Red Ghost for Mist, that'd probably work OK. :-)

SevenBlueSeven
01/25/2010, 16:18
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to lancelot again. *sigh*

Freaking awesome write up.

The other versions of the Society that people have posted are great too. I am impressed with these additions from the rest of the realms community.

m0rpheus
01/25/2010, 17:06
If you're not matching keywords, use Alpha Talia instead. You get a much scarier bodyguard for whoever she's acting as Mastermind fodder for at a lower cost.

For the 16 points saved with Alpha Talia, you could then put CP on Luthor and... off the top of my head, Inside Info wouldn't be a bad choice for Slade or Adam.

First thing I thought of. Why use an inferior version when the better version is cheaper?

Droenix
01/25/2010, 17:27
Sweet! Here's the Secret Society of Super Villians team I played against my friend's Xavier led Mutant team. (All theme) Probably not comic accurate, but keyword accurate.

500 points
Lian Harper bystander (maybe she was a captive?)
Mirror Master Exp (Origin #50) w/ Double-Time
Psycho Pirate (Crisis #52)
Captain Boomerang (Justice League #26)
Trickster and Pied Piper (Crisis #27) w/ Sidestep
Vandal Savage (Origin #91) w/ Automatic Regeneration & the Society

Game stayed VERY VERY close for the longest time, but the second half of the game Vandal Savage and Trickster & Pied Piper started to turn it on.

Cyaegha
01/26/2010, 02:56
Your fault, your fault all of you!!^^
After all this, I've decided to try another Secret Society yesternight on a friendly game (I'm french, which explain that it's morning here right now). It was based on the few DC comics that have been translated in my language, as Marvel is definitively the thing around here (Marvel has been translated since 1969, while DC has really got some correct and complete translation with monthly comics since...2005^^. So, most of what I own in comics are in english)...and I'm forced to rely on the Net to get some HoT :/

Anyway, here it is : Crisis Of Conscience Society

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/f/f5/SecretSocietySuperVillains01.jpg

Unleashed Despero 144
Floronic Man 47
Chronos 77
Star Sapphire 119
Felix Faust 96

Makes for 483 points

For my comic accuracy yesternight, I added
Abra Kadabra as The Wizard 100
Element Lad as Matter Master (not sure of the english name : it's the one-armed guy which seems to be an Hawkman foe) 70

With those 2 guys coming, you reach 653 points, leaving a lot of room for Feats. I play the 700 points version in a Starro scenario with some success, and the 500 points one in a classic 'Destroy Metropolis' one with a 'Infinite Crisis' event dial running on (I love to play with event dial^^) and I lost...but you should have seen what was left of the Avengers bwahahaha!!^^

theanalogkid
01/26/2010, 10:57
Like Cyaegha, Ultra-Humanite's Secret Society would be the one I would want to play most. Psimon would have to be my Brainwave substitute, and I'd probably use Icicle in place of Killer Frost (considering I own the former and not the latter). Never thought of Red Ghost for Mist, that'd probably work OK. :-)

I am a full on theme player and couldn't in good faith not play with a piece. The Floronic Man wasn't around may first year in the League so I didn't get to play with him but I was all excited to see him. I know Icicle is better, but Frost is made so I have to go with her.

Tim Drake
01/26/2010, 14:34
And I would, too. If I owned her.

Boozehound
01/27/2010, 02:17
Great article, I think your team definitely reasons why your chose that CJ Lex, and I think its a worthwhile choice of figures. Was gonna originally say that Alpha Talia would be a good replacement, but upon further reflecting for 16 more points, she has much more utility with Stealth and willpower and incap. Blades is nice, but then players will quickly gun for her since she has no defensive capabilities.

lancelot
01/27/2010, 02:29
Great article, I think your team definitely reasons why your chose that CJ Lex, and I think its a worthwhile choice of figures. Was gonna originally say that Alpha Talia would be a good replacement, but upon further reflecting for 16 more points, she has much more utility with Stealth and willpower and incap. Blades is nice, but then players will quickly gun for her since she has no defensive capabilities.

Thanks!

Yeah, if it was the JL Lex, then there would've been no TA to copy from.

And that's exactly my reasoning with R Talia: her power set was far better than a 20 point throw-away piece that would have no chance getting into combat before being sniped.

tidge
01/27/2010, 06:16
And that's exactly my reasoning with R Talia: her power set was far better than a 20 point throw-away piece that would have no chance getting into combat before being sniped.

In 500 points, I think you WANT opponents concentrating on Talia, rather than any of the other figures.

lancelot
01/27/2010, 16:03
In 500 points, I think you WANT opponents concentrating on Talia, rather than any of the other figures.

Yeah, for what, a single action? Nowadays, 4 bare and undefended clicks is just too easy to drop. I'll grant the Batman Alpha just one concession...a reasonably nice opening Defensive Value but that's about it.

tidge
01/27/2010, 18:09
Yeah, for what, a single action? Nowadays, 4 bare and undefended clicks is just too easy to drop. I'll grant the Batman Alpha just one concession...a reasonably nice opening Defensive Value but that's about it.

Better they waste time on Talia then concentrate on Black Adam!

ComicJunkie
01/30/2010, 16:35
Not a bad article, but I do have one grievance. In order for it to be "Comic Accurate" your Lex Luthor must be Alex Luthor from Crisis (who was posing as our Luthor). The real Luthor was going by the name Mockingbird and led the Secret Six from behind the scenes, opposing his faux-ny's Society. It was my favorite book during Infinite Crisis.

I know that the tailored suit is misleading, but comic accurate is the goal, right?

lancelot
01/30/2010, 16:56
Not a bad article, but I do have one grievance. In order for it to be "Comic Accurate" your Lex Luthor must be Alex Luthor from Crisis (who was posing as our Luthor). The real Luthor was going by the name Mockingbird and led the Secret Six from behind the scenes, opposing his faux-ny's Society. It was my favorite book during Infinite Crisis.

I know that the tailored suit is misleading, but comic accurate is the goal, right?

I'm well aware of the two.

However, it *is* accurate as far as the SSSV is concerned...they were bamboozled by Alex only towards the end. As far as I recall, Alex did pose as Lex for the majority of time, up to the way Lex appeared in the DC universe.

mercer888
09/28/2012, 10:48
What's the latest lineup for these villains?

So far I could come up with:

JL New 52 Deathstroke
SM Black Adam
SM Silver Banshee

did I miss anything for modern?