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Recently, with the sudden deluge of heroclix products coming out I have been realizing that There are a great number of peices that are collecting dust simply because I opt to play something different. So now I am embarking on a quest to use all of the keywords. After one team gets it's moment to shine, they will be retired until I have gone through everything else. It will he a harrowing journey through lackluster and underdeveloped teams (ie Knights of Wundagore), with a few bright lights of teamwork along the way (ie X-men).
A few addendums:
1) Generic Keywords are stupid and smelly and I will try to avoid those if at all possible. Some generic keywords are being comandeered into a specific keyword (ie Armour=Latveria, Robot=Sentinel).
2)A few keywords will be split into two (ie Gotham city=Gotham City heros/villians
3) I will try to make themes in sealed matches, however they will not go into the results list proper
Acolytes (1-1) Robot Girls + Cosmic bling bling = Disaster
Agency X (0-3) Oh, Deadpool.
Agardian (Heroes) (2-1) Odin needs to keep better track of that Gauntlet
Atlantis (2-1) Like Blood in the Water
Avengers (2-0) R.I.P Stingray. The World is Poorer Without You
Central City (2-1) Fully enjoying their legs
Elders of the Universe (3-0) Watching Gardens Grow.
Fantastic Four (3-0) Exacerbating Cancer in Everybody!
Frightful Four (1-2) Wingless Wizard flies and makes other #### fly
Green Lantern Corps (3-0) We Don't Need Ryan Reynolds
Gotham City (3-0) Squad cars have kryptionite bumpers. FYI
H.A.M.M.E.R (1-2) Punch Norman in the face: check!
H.A.T.E (1-2) Imma watch TEE VEE
Hellfire Club (3-0) Dedicated to the nameless pawns who gave their lives
H.I.V.E (2-1) We love BooBees!
Howling Commandos (2-0) Takin' it to those dirty Ratzis
Injustice League (3-0) Surprise!!! Felix Faust isn't worthless!
Intelligencia (2-1) No Love For The Glove
Justice Society of America (3-0)Terrific's Tips Take Title!
Lady Liberators (3-0) She Hulk's best day EVAH!!!
League os Assassins (2-1) Need to stab Better.
Legion of Doom (2-1) We just want pants!
New Gods (3-0) Metron, you make me feel dirty.
Phantom Zone (2-1) Genuflect in the area directly in front of Zod!
Shadowpact (3-0) Definately cat-people
Skrulls (2-1) The Silver Bullet for eveything is Pulse Wave.
Soldier (1-0) Flash Kickin' For Freedom!
Teen Titans (2-1) Making chumps out of captains
Universal Church Of Truth (2-1) Fearing nothing except Space-Gods
X-Men (2-1) Avengers Be Damned!
Avengers (1-2) Praise be to HCO!
Thunderbolts (2-1) Genis-Vell is a dirty masochist.
The first Keyword to try and win a place in history was none other than the exceptionally sparce Acolytes. UNfortunately I only got a chance to run two games as Supremacy league interfered with the third one.
GSX Karime + Guantlet(SPT)
MuMo Fabian Cortez
The foe to earn the ire of the Acolytes was the interstellar despot and sometimes whiner; Vulcan who was sporting an infinity guantlet with the soul gem. Not one to travel alone he was accompanied by two shi'ar borderers and a shi'ar Admiral. The battle takes place in the laboratory and after a few walls get blown down and a little posturing on the side of vulcan the first shots are fired. Vulcan attempts to run in and take a preemptive strike on magneto who is sitting in a piles of debris, so naturally his energy blast is deflected by a heroic cinderblock. Following the attack on Eric, Karime charges in and takes a shot at vulcan which is enough to make him start running at subsonic speed again.
Following that, the shi'ar soldiers come bounding in and get all up in karime and magneto's grill. Magneto can't abide this and attempt to rid the galaxy of a Borderer. But wait! What the heck is a borderer? does he board ships? Is he particularly good at manipulating plywood boards? Magneto doesn't know and ends up smacking himself in the head while trying to figure out what the hell a borderer is. (Later he googled it and found "Noun 1. borderer - an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England"))
After that embarresment Fabian takes out the Shi'ar-Scot-Englishman and is in turn taken out by vulcan. Karime manages to get rid of the admiral and is now beyond mortal limits (She's a robot so d'uh). After acouple of whacks on vulcan she is Approaching apothesis and is super close to being a god, but she knows that if she tries to tempt fate, she will have about a .66666666666666666667 chance of becoming normal again.
After punching each other around, vulcan is hurting and probably complaining about how much he hates Charles or D'ken or something else, but nobody really cares. Additionally, he is now an ultimate god (Probably the ultimate god of rediculous sibling plot devices) Karime is feeling pretty decent, and magneto is also still ready to go. unfortunatly Karime's wiring must have gotten mixed from one too many plasma blasts, and due to muscle memory and brain glitches blows past her own chance at divinity, but hey, she can tk again. After this Vulcan goes on a whiney "My mother got killed by birdmen rampage" and blows magneto and karime into tiny chunks.
The Second game was against an X-force team. The acolytes were feeling pretty bad after the space debacle and decided to take their frustrations out by whipped garbage at mutants in tombstones. which was successful and restored a bit of magneto's bruised pride.
All In all, The acolytes pulled their weight despite not being a real theme team. The only problem was karime being stupid and rolling guantlet for absolutly no reason at all.
Acolytes (1-1) Robot Girls + Cosmic bling bling = Disaster
It looks like next week's game will be 500 points and each character has to come from a different group (LotR, DC, Marvel, Top Cow etc.)
This means that I will be forced to rely on a generic keyword this time around. Seeing as I only have three lord of the rings figures and two halo peices I am thinking it will probably be a "Soldier" keyword
These are the two peices that will be on the team for sure
LOTR007 Gorbag 40 pts
Halo023 Master Chief (Plasma Pistol/SMG) 106
Who else is a good soldier? Who Else never sees any play? Who would you put on the team?
NEWS FROM THE FRONT!!!
Last Wednesday my venue ran a 500 point "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" tournament where no two figures could be from the same universe. Even though I am loathe to play generic keywords I opted for a "Soldier" keyword. My Battalion of fine fighting fellows consisted of
Flash Kick Guile
Wall Bounce Cap +IG(SPT)
Master Cheif (SMG/Plasma Pistol)
Captain Ben Daimio
Guile convinced the rest of the team that they would have to punch M. Bison right in the schnoze, For America! Due to their marvelous synergy they were able to start the fight on their own terms and opted to attack the Dojo. Once there, the enemy was revealed as:
V Abby Chase
Nightcrawler + Armour Piercing
Orlando Bloom + Endurance
The battle started with Master Chief going on point, hiding under a table(or sacrificial alter or something, I don't know) and doing some recon. While Master Chief was scoping things out the rest of the team was circling around to the side and heading up into the rafters. All of a sudden, in a hellish fart cloud, Masterchief was BAMFed out from his hidey hole under the sacrifice table and placed two feet to the left, which was not under an ill defined table. Before M.C. could get his bearings Orlando Bloom used his might endurance to prance around from a corner and try to shoot three arrows at once, which was totally unnecessary, but looked kinda cool. One was aimed and M.C. The other at Gorbag, and the third at the poor Ben Daimio. Gorbag ended up getting shot in the knee, which would no doubt end his days as an adventurer.
In retaliation for the assault Ben took a shot at Orlando and missed, It was as if the elf had some kind of super or heightened senses. Sgt. Rock was all too ready to teach the green Mr Daimio how to shoot and shot Mr. Bloom's pretty stomach. Additionally, Master Cheif didn't like the idea of being molested by something he couldn't even see because it was hiding under the same table that was once his. He went on to empty a clip under the table, and judging by the the large amount of german cursing and bleeding that followed, A bullet or two probably hit home.
It was at this time that M. Bison finally started to take matters into his own hands and entered the fray. He flys in, attempts to smack captain America, fails and then sits there utterly ashamed. Also Abby chase and question manuevered into position. Orlando Bloom tries another arrow, which misses, promptly has a stroke, and dies.
At this point Guile flash kicks Renee in that area on her no-face where her mouth would normally have been and cap charges in, flurries M. Bison (thanks to the guantlet), and shows him what He thinks of despots. After that, Guile flash kicks M. Bison. Guile gets sloppy in the fight against his nemisis and M. Bison desposes of him swiftly.
From this point the soldiers play mop-up. Cap finishes M. Bison and Question off, Ben Daimio and Sgt. Rock take out Abby Chase, despite being momentarily distracted by her wiggling chest. Gorbag proves that there is a reason for his 2 range and kayoes nightcrawler from slightly farther away than it would have been to punch him. The day that M.Bison fell to Captain America was the worst day of his life; For Cap, it was a Wednesday.
In the end Gorbag's enhancement helped almost everybody, and the leadership circle between Rock, Daimio, and Gorbag allowed for actions almost all the time, and cap (as always) delivered Democracy and Freedom (his left and right fists) right to the face of evil.
Unfortunatley, due to supremacy league I was only able to play one game with them. However I did manage to walk away with the last horseman I needed. Which was fittingly enough War.
Next tuesday It looks like I have a 700 point Avengers Vs. X-men game. Any ideas for a fun X or Avengers related theme team?
This week was a 700 point Avengers Vs. X-men scenario. At least one figure had to have the avengers TA or the X-men TA. The scenario was based around the 80's Avengers Vs. X-men story so each board either had Crimson Dynamo or Ursa Major Flying around and working for both teams.
I've been itching for an excuse to use the Gambit/Rogue duo so I decided to go with 90's Cartoon X-men
GSX Professor X
GSX Storm (IG P)
SN R Jubilee
My first opponent was:
600 Ziran (Stunning Blow, Repulser Shields, IG (SPT))
I believe this team was from that short run where Ziran joined the X-men because he and Esme were dating but then Scott kicked him out because he kept overflowing the pool and drinking the last soda and leaving the empty carton the fridge. But I could be wrong I'm not a huge X-fan.
Firstly The X-men were tested thrice. They passed the first on thanks to Gambit/Rogue's force blast but then failed the next two due to the lack of defend and less than 5 unique rings. The damage was immediately healed thanks to the x-men's commraderie and everyone was happy again.
Anyhoo the game after that went exactly as expected, The x-men ran out, shot him a little bit and then got Multi action-stunning blowed to death.
The second opponent to face the x-men was an avengers team consisting of
Target Iron Man
Target Hulk (IG SPT)
Target Nick Fury
Wall bounce Cap
First off the avengers moved into position shouted about how their movie is better than the x-men's. To which storm replied "we don't even know that yet" and shot Iron Man. Additionally, Cyclops was going on about how it would be racist if he didn't shoot falcon first and shot him in the legs, earning the moniker Captain Hate-Crime. The rest of the team eased into position.
Then the Hulk ate Jubilee
Wolverine, Beast, and Gambit/Rogue were being tied up by captain america and the hulk while cyclops and storm proceeded to roll tony stark. Captain Hate-Crime was eventually taken down by falcon and nick fury but was avenged by Storm.
Then Hulk ate Wolverine and Beast
at this point the Hulk Threat was just too great and the rest of the team along with Crimson Dynamo succeded in taking down the jolly green giant, but not before Gambit/Rogue were also eaten.
The Final Match was also against an Avengers team, but this time Robert Downy Jr. an Samuel L. Jackson decided to take a sabbatical.
HoT Cap (Contingency plan)
SI Dr. Strange (Brilliant Tactitian)
Silver Centurion Iron Man (Stunning Blow)
Av Scarlet Witch
SI Iron Fist
Firstly the avengers get into position, and are all like "We're on ur islandz taking ur Hopez." Jubilee sneaks around the courner and allows Professor X to use her as a human sniper rifle who proceeds to give Dr Strange a migrane. Storm also runs in, says something about toads and lightning which nobody really gets, and zaps falcon. The others take offensive positions. Spiderman get all up in Jub Jubs's grill and iron fist runs at Rogue/Gambit with little success. Beast deftly dodges captain america's shield while proctecting storm with his body.
Wolverine decides that spiderman has a few too many feet of intestinal tract and stabs him in the chest despite spidey's super duper spider senses.
eventually spiderman decides to chase down the Charles "The Migrane Machine" Xavier, but ends up getting run over by chucks hoverchair.
The game wraps up after several avengers bit the big one and only wolverine ends up dying on the xmen side in a giant pile of Avenger-Gang-Beat.
Overall even without the use of Nightcrawler and the Frostitute grinding on Charles and Scott, the X-men end up being pretty darn awesome.
This week for the Infinity Guantlet Month 5 event I decided to go with the Universal Church Of Truth. My team of pure space-belief looked something like this.
Magus (IG SPTSp)
Cardinal of the UCT x6
My first round was against a strange smattering of people, most notably:
IH Winter Hulk
IH Black Bolt (Skrull)
The Cardinals moved in to try and convert these lumbering behemoths to the doctrine of the space-church. Magus sat in the back, scheming, TKing, and figuring out that darned guantlet. After the Cardinals had softened everybody up and a few had even gone on to the great space-reward in the space-sky Cardinal Raker ran in and started going crazy on all of the nonbelievers, hacking their atheist boddies to ribbons. eventually Magus figured out how to work the guantlet and just started pulse waving everybody everywhere, friends included. After all, the church could use a few space-martyrs in there never ending search for space-converts.
The next foe to face the UCT was:
Ziran (Stunning Blow, Repulser Shield, etc)+(guantlet SPTSp)
Turns out Magus is fairly bad at math, Science, and Women's Studies, Which caused him to fail all of the tests ziran handed out. The Church realized that they wouldn't be able to do anything against Ziran but they could go and hassle the two groupies following him around. It was then that the holy crusade against medics and hookers began. After they were dispatched everybody pretty much lined up to die by ziran's stunning blows.
Finally the Church faced off against the Infinity Watch, consisting of:
Pip the Troll
R Adam Warlock
These fools decided to side with that milksop Adam Warlock, so there would be no space-conversion, only execution. As soon as the battle began, the UCT knew they had to take out the crux of the team: Pip the Troll. After succeeding to do this, a few of the cardinals got smacked around a bit. Drax ran up to stab Magus but ended up embarressing himself in front of the awesome power of the Magus. Moondragon was apparently having some mental issues about Phyla-Vell not being there and everything she attempted to do was fated to backfire on her.
Drax was swiftly dispatched and some cardinals were sent to bother adam warlock who kept attempting to outwit Cardinal Raker. All the while, thanos kept punching the Cardinals and laughing while they attempted to regenerate but couldn't because thanos is just so darn nihilistic. Eventually both teams whittled each other down and it was just Adam Warlock and the vastly superior Magus. Adam warlock was then slapped in the mouth, which caused him to retreat to his Coccoon. This was no problem for Magus who simply lit it on fire and secured the UCT's place in history.
Overall a very fun team to play and they probably could have gone all the way if it weren't for the feated up space-god (this is beginning to seem like a recurring happening).
Next week, I get to play twice actually. The first is a 1700 point game, that I think I will be running the Justice Society. The second is a 600 point game where there must be at leat three figures. Any ideas for teams for the second game?
My 1799 point team for this week was based off just how much I love to play Target hulk. In order to use him I went with Avengers (which manages to pass 8 of Ziran’s tests BTW). This is how it would have looked except that Rick Jones decided to go AWOL leaving his friends high and dry on the cool-looking-jacket front. And Aaaron Stack promised he wouldn’t be a total #!@& with the infinity gauntlet, so we gave it to him.
SI Dr. Strange
CA Black Panther
CA040 Captain America
SV Machine Man (IG SPTSp)
AV Scarlet Witch
IH Rick Jones
MU Iron Man
My first match was against a fully powered Master Mold joined by Bastion and two Sentinel Troopers. The map was chosen to be the Green Lantern Sciencells.
The Melee was first joined by hulk charging in and busting up the TRU Sentinel that had popped up and Namor trying to teach Bastion that he shouldn’t mess with the recently ret-conned mutant prince of Atlantis. The battle went back and forth with Spiderman and hulk being to first casualties. In Spiderman’s case it was particularly embarrassing as he was taken out by a R Sentinel Trooper, no respect I tells ya! The battle wore on with Master Mold birthing Sentinel after Sentinel and the avengers being slowly whittled down. As time was called Aaron Stack was drunk in the corner, hitting on the Omega Prime Sentinal, Captain America, Namor, Hercules, and Quasar stood still fighting the good fight. Fortunately they had dismantled more robots than Master Mold had disassembled Avengers and managed to win the day.
My second opponent was against a skrulls team (with pretty much every skrull ever, I’m not typing out the list) lead by Superskrull Illuminati with the Infinity Guantlet and took place in the Anura Temple.
The battle took place on three separate fronts. The first was Iron Man’s team that consisted of Siderman, Quicksilver, Starfox, Hulk, Aaron Stack and Hercules; facing Skrull emperor, spiderwoman, super skrull, sue storm, illuminati and a warskrull. Hercules ran in and started swinging foom toes at the warskrull and K’lrt while Iron man shot energy explosions at people. Despite my advice hulk charged right into the middle of all of them and crushed the skrull emperor who threw one of his supporters in the way. Aaron ran in and got shoot by sue and spiderwoman. Hulk got beat down hard, but quicksilver managed to punch a couple of guys.
The second front was lead by Dr. Strange and Black panther, along with Jarvis, and scarlet witch and namor were playing back up. They faced off against Ms. Skrullvell, Skrullbolt, Xavin, Warskrull and Super Skrull Avengers. This battle went more in the way of the avengers as skrullbolt and skrullvell couldn’t lay a finger on the sorcerer supreme or the scion of Atlantis.
The third front was perhaps the most impotent front of all and consisted of Captain America, Hawkeye, and Sting Ray facing an x-men skrull, Skrullojacket. Basically Captain America went in and took out the x men skrull while hawkeye shot arrows at a cloud, or a funny patch of water, but definitely not at any skrulls. Eventually the battle consisted of cap and stingray fighting the warskrull while Clint was off being a stupid carnie in the corner. Near the end the skrulls appeared to be behind and resorted to a final act of vengeance. Warskrull turned and decapitated Sting Ray with a devastating blades roll and forever crushed the hearts and souls of Earth’s heroes.
Victory was ours, but at what cost?
After the resounding success of the Avengers, I decided to not only show DC some love, but also those lovable misfits, the Legion of Doom. For those of you that don’t know, they were fighting for pants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfvR4hl-Gzw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfvR4hl-Gzw). My Team:
FFSA Lex Luthor (IG S)
AA Solomon Grundy
AA Black Manta
CD R Captain Cold
My first match was against a team consisting of IH Hulk, FCBD Thor, Super Skrull and a few others. The battle went down in the Prison and ended up being fought in the middle hallway. Bizzaro totally sucked and missed hulk, which didn’t heal him of 5 clix, because he was totally not being enhanced by Lex Luthor (wow, Bizzarro talk is irritating). In response to this Thor and hulk decided to gang beat Giganta and then Solomon Grundy. All the while Black Manta is sitting in the back psychic blasting Thor and Hulk. It eventually ended with Super Skrull hiding under a table while what was left of the Legion punched him to death.
My second opponent was fielding Hulkbuster, Thorbuster, Iron Spider, and SI Doc. Strange. The battle started in much the same way as the previous one, except iron spider was smoked in the mouth with a foom toe, courtesy of Giganta. Then the murders started. First Giganta was removed with very little trouble, followed by Bizarro. After captain cold fell, Solomon Grundy realized that it was all up to him to save the day and delivered another foom toe to the terrifying Thorbuster. He then proceded to punch the shiny metal man into oblivion but was then taken out by the Hulkbuster and Iron Spider. A few blows later and it was Black Manta and Lex Luthor alone against Strange and Hulkbuster. Luckily it was just as Black Manta bit the big one that Lex managed to attain godhood. He proceeded to take out Dr strange by hiding in a desk and poisoning poor Stephan. It was all down to the battle of the billionaire, power suit-owning, industrialists. Luckily Lex’s knowledge of power suits, combined with his newfound glove gave him the edge needed to eek out the win.
The Final Battle was against the JLA. Led by that damn alien Superman, DC75 Kyle Rayner and AA Wonder Woman looked on menacingly. Superman decided to take Giganta down hard and fast, and hit her in the mouth which apparently made her a bit smarter. Seeing a golden opportunity to eliminate the meddlesome alien the entirety of the legion dog piled superman, with the exception of Soloman Grundy, who distracted Wonder Woman for a while. Eventually, Superman was taken down, but then his friends came with a vengeance. Wonder Woman, who also had a magic glove, was stealing everybody’s souls and the Legion of Doom was finally defeated, their diabolical quest for pants prematurely ended.
Legion of Doom (2-1)
For my Tuesday game, it was a 400 point “Lady’s Night” theme, so no boys allowed. Naturally, I thought to teach those male chauvinist pigs a lesson by playing the Lady Liberators
She Hulk (IG S)
My first game was against an Avengers group consisting of SI Ms. Marvel with a gauntlet sporting all of the current gems, Echo, V Mockingbird, AVM Black Widow, and another that I can’t think of. We were playing in the courtyard and eventually the battle began with She Hulk smashing black widow in the face with a hot dog cart. Afterwards, she used her super-lawyer powers to slap a restraining order on Carol Danvers to keep her from hypersonic speeding. After a few more rounds of fisticuffs, Medusa emerged from the nearby freak show tent after hair-murdering mockingbird. It was then that the team decided to gang beat the newly deitized Ms. Marvel which went rather well due to Thundra using her head and telling everybody to hit Carol in the face, which is her weak spot.
My second game was against Emma Frost, Storm, Psylocke and three Cuckoos. This was on the bridge and really just proved an excuse for She-Hulk to go a rampage and beat up puny psychic girls. The other Liberators helped a bit, but really only as meat-shields and backup to the charging-lawyering-quaking-jade-giantess that was she hulk. She even got to do some Spiderman role play. She-hulk was being green goblin and storm was Gwen Stacey.
Finally, The Ladies faced a pseudo-hand team mad up of two SI Elektras (one with the IG SPTSp) White Tiger, Domino, X-23, and somebody else. Opting to end the night in a grand manner the Liberators took the fight to the Nexus of reality and position on one side of the apathy void. Much like the other games this one started with she hulk flattening X-23 with the ever popular Whiz-dog cart. The two Elektras, realizing that they were just a little bit outside of charging range, due to the equally as popular Kirby-dots, did two things. The first move up into she hulks grill anyhoo, and the third sat in to dots and waited for thundra to be TKed into her face. This ended poorly for both elektras and eventually the lady liberators mercifully finished off White Tiger(twice, as it turned out).
These Ladies were much more effective than I thought, and thundra was amazing when paired with Invisible Woman Who took care of her only weakness: a lack of movement.
Lady Liberators 3-0
My second Clix excursion this week came in the form of a 500 point match where all figures had to be less than 90 points. I wasn’t really feeling a swarm team so instead I opted to go with the Teen Titans. I ended up a bit short because I had planned to use the gauntlet but when I arrived, nobody else was. So I decided to forego it, after all: You Can’t Hug with Infinite Arms.
DC75 Donna Troy
DC75 Bart Allen
DC75 Beast Boy
AA Miss Martian
AA Kid Devil
LG V Ravager
My first game was against an almost avengers team with both Yellow-jacket and Ant-man pogs, HoT Cap, AV Giant-man, Bart Allen, Kid Zoom, and BB Talia. The match was on the Ferris Air Force Base and began with the judge teasing the titans about how they planned to hit Ant-man’s 20 defense. The answer to this was brought about by Donna who smashed a motorcycle into Talia’s face, which was then masterminded into ant-man. That’s how you hit ant-man. After that, kid zoom had run into one of the corner offices after smacking Bart around. Dick, seeing the opportunity, stood right outside the doorway, blocking Kid Zoom’s exit, and wouldn’t let him out until he had thought about what he had done. As it turned out, his time out wasn’t that effective and he was put down by the entirety of the team in a massive teen-dog pile.
The second opponent was also fought in the air force base and consisted of an almost x-force team. Tabitha Smith was representing the old days, with X-23, Warpath, Wolfsbane and Domino from Logan’s tenure. Archangel was calling it in from the more recent adventures, and finally Nightcrawler made his bothersome self known. The first casualty was beast boy who got ripped to pieces by x-23 and Wolfsbane. Miss Martian got shot in the stomach but then decided to be really fast. At this point she and Bart were zooming around the board slowly whittling down the X-forcers. Kid devil and nightwing were preoccupied taking out warpath and Tabby. Nightcrawler hadn’t really made any sort of an impact as he was mostly bamfing in and out, swinging and missing. At the end of the match all the mutants tried to take out nightwing and ravager, but dick’s bat-fu was strong and deftly defeated all combatants.
Finally the titans were facing a soldier team consisting of Captain Metropolis, Classics Nick Fury, Peanut Cap, Sgt. Rock and a bunch of Easy Co guys, and AVM Bucky on Tamarata. The fighting started with the ladies hiding in the tank while the Bart and kid devil hid behind some rocks. Bart then punched capt. Metropolis while kid devil was gunned down. Captain America then ran in, expecting beast boy, but instead found a dinosaur. With Nightwing’s help that dinosaur chomped Cap and devoured his entrails. After that, the rest of the team put up a good fight, and ended with nightwing valiantly defending the tank until he was shot in the spleen.
Teen Titans 2-1
This week was simply a 400 point match and Nick Fury was hankerin’ to blow up some of Norman Osborn’s property. So, obviously, H.A.M.M.E.R was the team of the week! That fool Osborn thought he was well protected with his five cronies; unfortunately for him three of them were only in it to see Norman get punched in the jaw (as they were undercover Secret Warriors).
H.A.M.M.E.R. Elite Operative
Slingshot (Secret Warriors ATA)
Quake (SW ATA)
CA Nick Fury (SW ATA, Alias, Armor piercing)
To start things off, the team was situated in the underbelly of the S.H.E.I.L.D Helicarrier that was now being used by those H.A.M.M.E.R cowards. The New Fantastic Four stood across from them and were to be their first opponents. After everyone maneuvered up, the bomb that H.A.M.M.E.R Agent Fick Nury had set up exploded, taking out much of the underbelly, killing the H.A.M.M.E.R agent, and wounding ghost rider and Joe Fixit. Quake proceeded to quake knocking wolverine back and throwing Spiderman out of the window. The back and forth continued with Norman and Nick outwitting everybody, and quake doing what she does best. As a last gesture Joe Fixit threw Slingshot off of the command center, and was then taken out by the brave H.A.M.M.E.R Elite operative.
Next on the list of things to blow up were the Helicarrier’s turbines. Fick Nury Set up the second bomb, and an iteration of the Horsemen of Apocalypse showed up, this time consisting of Death, Death, Death, and Pestilence (Archangel, Caliban, Wolverine, and Pestilence). Apparently War and Famine simply weren’t apocalypsey enough. Norman fired the first shot clipping Archangel in the wing, which Caliban responded to by charging down the H.A.M.M.E.R agent. The bomb went off, disabling the twin turbines, and most of the helicopter. After that, Archangel was taken out and H.A.M.M.E.R. decided it didn’t need to try anymore. Wolverine was hurting badly and yo-yo decided to take him out and run, but ended up having her hands cut off and went to bleed in a corner. Norman had his head cut off and nick was cut into tiny bits.
Finally, Norman ventured into a second helicarrier as the first one had been blown out of the sky. This was also in the underbelly, but unbeknownst to Fick Nury another or dastardly bomb had been placed by HoT Ultron, Victor Mancha, Skull buster, and a phalanx soldier. The second bomb caught most of the agents in the blast which left them open for robo-attacks. Due to the entire area turning into a shooting range H.A.M.M.E.R did not fare well. Nick and Yo-Yo were able to dog-pile Ultron to death but were then murdered by his Latino son.
Overall it was a resounding success for the Secret Warriors, who managed to blow up two of Norman’s helicarriers. The loss was exactly what they were going for and were not due to poor strategy and dice rolls :rolleyes: (nuh-uh, no way, definitely not.) :rolleyes:
Love this thread and your project.
I have a slightly similar project, to play every single figure I own.
By my estimate it should take about a year of weekly play -but then, I'm sure to buy more figures in the meantime. How long do you expect your journey through keywords to take?
But I mostly posted to say this:
[In this AvX scenario with special rules for fun and accuracy] my first opponent was:
600 Ziran (Stunning Blow, Repulser Shields, IG (SPT))
This guy? This guy is everything that's wrong with HeroClix. Just unbelievable.
This guy? This guy is everything that's wrong with HeroClix. Just unbelievable.
He actually hasn't shown up for the last couple of weeks, so we've been able to enjoy games again. However he says he plans to show up for the IG events so he can sell the figures off. :ermm:
But thanks for the support! I actually havn't even thought of how long it will take, but I've done 9 in about 2 months so proably quite a while.
I need to convince my places to run lower point games so I can get some of the three figure keywords out of the way. I'm Looking at you Madripoor :angry:
My LCBS has begun a marriage themed month. However it was not in honor of Northstar tying the knot, it just kinda happened at the same time (I was very surprised to hear that nobody even knew he was getting married to whats-his-name). But anyhoo, Teams had to have at least one married couple represented. One of my favorites has always been Big Barda and Mr. Miracle, in addition to my love of New Genesis and Apokolips in general. So I decided to play New Gods. Additionally, I feel that I might be the only person to play Metron in a comic accurate setting (Feel free to tell me otherwise!).
Metron + IG (S)
The first struggle was against Ma and Pa Kent pogs, who brought along their friends Nightcrawler, Uatu, some SHIELD guys (who brought a gamma bomb), and Ziran. I chose Knowhere, which trapped Ziran in a room for a few turns (Itís like I planned it). The Gamma Bomb was placed in such a way as to allow the back row of the map as a safe bunker. Metron floated out and tried to disarm the bomb and failed. While he was sitting there grumbling, Nightcrawler ran up and tried to punch Metron but failed and ended up sitting right next to him. Metron was having none of that and pulsewaved Kurt to death. After that everybody retreated to the safety line and waited for the bomb to go off. At that point Ziran moved forward and incinerated the Parademon and Barda, whose 15 defense was not sufficient. At that point Metron sat in hindering and psychic blasted everyone to death except Uatu. Kalibak got to have fun punching his big head over and over again.
The next battle took place in the Anura Temple against an Atlantis team centered on BD Aquaman, Mera, and a Mera pog. After our forces took point, Metron crashed into Ocean Master and kicked his shin a lot. While this was happening, all the other Atlantians decided to gang up on poor kalibak. Luckily his endless health kept Aquaman and Tempest busy for a while. Oberon attempted to punch Dolphin, but only managed to drown himself instead. Metron finished off ocean master and Garth, which took a lot longer than it should have because he was being really lazy and couldnít land a hit. Eventually, he got his act together and pulsewaved down the rest of the team, but not before Barda and the parademon were taken out as well
Finally, the New Gods battled Mr. Ultron and Mrs. Ultron (Danger) while uatu watched and M-11 played clean up. This was on Tamarata (which kinda look like apokolips). Kalibak decided he needed to take out the big baby again and was TKed out adjacent to Uatu. Unfortunately he was unable to attack that turn due to First round immunity, but he vowed that next turn he would have his revenge. Apart from kalibak ripping M-11 apart to get at Uatu, the rest was a fairly straightforward shoot-out Ultron and Danger Killed Barda, the parademon, and Oberon. Metron proceeded to kill Danger and Ultron.
Overall a resounding success, however I won so handily that it wasnít really rewarding. I blame it entirely on Metron. I was excited to play him because I figured having other lackluster pieces would compensate for his cheesiness. However I learned that NOTHING compensates for Metronís Cheesiness
Wow. Didn't expect Metron to defeat even Ziran. Well done!
Wow. Didn't expect Metron to defeat even Ziran. Well done!
As I said earlier Nothing tops metron's cheese.
And Now. Without further Ado...
This was probably the best week ever for Infinity Guantlet fun, much nicer than last monthís colossal suck-fest (see what I did there)? Anyhoo, I had been planning my teams diligently trying to find a good theme that I hadnít already used. Alas, no avengers for me. However, the Green Lantern Corps stepped up to the challenge. Our venue happened to be OP-less and I forgot my Honor Guard card so I was about 30 points down. All of my games were very close; however they were a bit uneventful. This is due mainly to well played games where the silly ridiculous events were replaced with expertly thought out moves.
GLGF Salaak 100
GLGF Abin Sur 70
FFGL Sinestro 100 (IG PSTSp)
FFGL Tomar Re 75
The first foe to fall before the awesome might of the GLC was a metropolis team with Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Hope, and Clark Kent AE. To start, Salaak researched cyborg supes and found that his MO is trash eating, so the first two turns were filled with blowing items up all across the board. Tomar Re was then feeling gutsy and shot eradicator, while Abin Sur charged blindly into the fray shooting and missing everything. Tomar Re managed to get another shot in on Eradicator before being beaten up by Hope. Abin Sur ended up finishing off Eradicator and then got shot by cyborg superman. By this time sinestro had figured out how to us the Infinity gauntlet and pulsewaved his way to victory.
Next up was an Avengers team lead by Target Nick Fury, Iron Spider, SI spiderman, AVM Tony Stark, and Wall-Bounce Cap equipped with the gauntlet. After both teams advanced Tomar Re stood on one elevated bit staring down Iron Spider and Abin Sur was on another staring down Nick and Spiderman. Salaak and Sinestro were standing in the middle planning on giving Cap the business. Once again Tomar Re got punked and Abin Sur failed to hit anything. Sinestro and Salaak did manage to ping captain America, however his Time gem made the whole point moot. Tomar Re ran back to convene with his friends, and was then hit in the face with a shield. Then The GLC welcomed Cap to the gangbang and proceeded to shoot, punch, and throw a gumball machine at him which rendered him unconscious. The following slugfest lasted until time was called, and fortunately Sinestro was able to get off a flurry attack on Tony stark which was enough to eek out a victory by a margin of about 30 points.
Finally, the Corps was face to face with the Hellfire club lead by magneto and Norman Osborn with two or three Hellfire club guards playing back up. Much like the battle with Cyborg Superman, this one started out with people destroying as many objects as possible. Abin Sur managed to kill a club guard which unfortunately left Tomar Re open to being pumpkin bombed in the chest by Storminí Norman. Abin Sur bravely threw himself in the way but by then magneto had thrown the only remaining newsstand at the space-chicken which was more than enough to finish him off. After whittling down the club guards sinestro decided to punch magneto in the mouth a few times which worked, except that Magneto began to poison Sinestro slowly. At this point both megalomaniacs knew that things were to be settled with an Infinity Guantlet slap fight. Sinestro managed to pull out the victory due to Salaakís control of probability.
Green Lantern Corps (3-0)
Having won the previous IG challenge, I was not as pressed to have an exceptionally potent team. With this in mind I decided on Central City. Even though the Collectorís ship has almost nowhere to hide I felt that a team comprising entirely of speedsters would be enjoyable.
DC75 White Lantern Flash (IG SPTSp)
BB Max Mercury
CR Kid Flash
My first opponent happened to be my buddy who had come in second with Magneto the night before. Like me he had chosen a slightly less competitive team consisting of GSX Cyclops, GSXFF Wolverine, GSX Professor X, WoS nightcrawler, and the gamma bomb. Right off the bat, kid flash ran out and disarmed the bomb, because apparently he is an expert at such things. It then followed that Jay, Max and Barry all ran up and punched Cyclops 563 times in the mutant-groin. Barry, who wasnít satisfied with simply beating up on person, ran up to professor x, talked about how much fun having legs that work is, ran around him a few more times and then critically hit him into a wall. After that Nightcrawler and Wolverine were easy pickings. This entire game lasted about 10 minutes as I was incapable of rolling under a 10 and my opponent couldnít seem to get more than a five. We then played again during the down time, which was a much more even match, however Barry still managed to crit hit Professor X and show off his legs
The next match was against a guy who usually only shows up for IG nights and brings teams like a feated up Ziran or Nightcrawler-Metron. This time he was fielding the Gotham team with Green Lantern with guantlet, Edward Nigma, Question, Deadshot, and Holiday Killer. The first thing I decided is that I didnít want Nigma letting Alan spin the gauntlet every single turn so I made it my goal to take him out. I managed to do this, but lost Max Mercury to a telekinesed Deadshot. The next gothamite to feel my wrath was Holiday killer who got on the wrong end of a Barry Alan fist several times. Unfortunately this meant that Wally and Jay were busy tying up Question, Green Lantern, and Deadshot. This resulted in them getting slapped around a bit and they both ended up getting kayoed at about the same time jay managed to take out Renee. At this point Alan had progressed far enough up his gauntlet to where Barry needed to be on the offensive. Unfortunately his super senses and shape change failed and he got shot off of the balcony.
My final fight was against a team comprising a feated up Blackbolt and Medusa (This was an illegal build, but was still allowed to participate even though he would be out of the running for prizes.) This was another game like the first due to Blackbolt and Medusaís lack of move and attack. I felt kind of bad due to the fact that he only got to roll an attack a few times in-between getting nickel and dimed to death by all the HSS guys.
Overall Central city did quite well for me, though if I had faced a team with heavy damage reducers this could have easily went the other way as WL Flash was my only way of getting through Invulnerability.
Central City (2-1)
Next week is another wedding theme. One's team has to have
1) something old (past keyword)
2) Something new (future keyword)
3) Something borrowed (75 points to be given to opponent)
4) Something blue (something blue)
I'll probably be running INjustice League, but what are your ideas out there?
The first tournament this week was a 500 point battle royal. I really wanted to use WoS Deadpool on a team I hadnít done before. Turns out the points didnít work out too well for my original Frightful Four team so I had to swap out for the GSX Deadpool, but by then my ADD had me focusing on the awesomeness of Wingless Wizard.
GX103 Deadpool 140
IH016 Lyra 88
CA029 Klaw 127
UL055 Electro 33
SN025 Wingless Wizard 51
Gamma Bomb 5
Jewel Kryptonite 5
All of the games were played on the cosmic racetrack with each of us in a corner. My guys started by moving out ever so cautiously (which is to say none at all.) This was due mainly to me being right next to a Gauntlet wielding Cosmic-Spiderman and a silver surfer/magus/Loki team. Spiderman flew up a little bit and Magneto did likewise. Then for no reason at all silver surfer decides he is going to shoot the living bejeezus out of wingless wizard. Then Magus was also a jerk and shot Klaw. Not cool Magus, not cool! After my turn of running and hiding, with deadpool being a total loser Cosmic Spiderman runs in and takes out wingless wizard. At this point he is stopped close enough to everyone that they all decide to team up and take out cosmic spidey, which is rather easily completed. Electro managed to mind control Spiderman (Like a BOSS) with the jewel kryptonite to run spidey into the arms of Magneto (I just now realized that this wasnít legal, but Electro is just too much of a BAMF to care about something as stupid as the rules.)It was at this point that Cosmic-spideyís owner walked around complaining about how he was teamed up on and that everybody was a coward that was too afraid of Spiderman to let him get godhood. Shortly after that, the game was over with the Frightful four scoring no points. The winners were magneto and the silver surfer team.
The following match was against an IG-imperiex team, the same IG-cosmic spiderman team, and a Blackest Night team. In similar fashion I waited like a cobra, ready to strike. Imperiex shot Hal Jordan at us who then missed his shot. Cosmic spidey ran up and disarmed the bomb, and the lite-brite corps moved forward. For his insolence in thinking that he could harm the Magnificent Mind that is the Wingless Wizard, Hal Jordan was promptly shot by deadpool and had a lamppost shoved somewhere unpleasant by lyra. Somewhere during this the imperiex and the cosmic spiderman got into a fight about whose team was stupider, which resulted in Imperiex RCEing poor Space-Peter for a ridiculous amount of damage. Cosmic Spiderman then ran in front of the BN crew and got incinerated, and klaw simply followed Imperiex around showing him what being a single target pulse wave victim feels like. Score one victory for the Frightful Four and the Blackest Night.
Finally I was up against the Magneto and Surfer teams from the original game. The frightful four fared quite a bit better and even managed to kill Magus and his stupid love-glove. But then Magneto ran in after all the fighting was underway and cleaned up all of the leftovers.
While not the best out there these guys are definitely fun to play. Especially if you like explaining who the Wingless Wizard is every single match
Frightful Four (1-2)
The next tournament was another marriage themed one this one requiring something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. This is actually rather difficult to make a theme team around especially since I couldnít use Avengers or X-men. So I decided to do something I donít normally do and run two of the same figure (Itís okay though, heís a time traveler) and run Injustice League.
JL024 Chronos 77 (Something old ďpast keywordĒ)
JL024 Chronos 77 (Something new ďfuture keywordĒ)
AA036 Zoom 130
OR025 Shadow Thief 38
CD085 Felix Faust 96
IO004 the Joker 41
UN047 Killer Frost 54 (Something Blue)
UN056 Queen Bee 84 (Something Borrowed)
First off, the Injustice league faced a team of misfits comprising Max Mercury, Bart Allen, BB Wonderwoman, Ares, and Matter Eater lad. The league used their insidious mind swap ray to switch the bodies of Queen Bee and Wonder Woman before taking the fight to Hawkworld. To start out Chronos and Chronos took point floating above the chasm ready to lend a hand. Joker ran out and hid in a phone booth which was incredibly perplexing and Faust, Zoom, Wonder Woman and Killer frost advanced. Showing a bizarre level of competency both chronos and the joker managed to hit queen bee, which resulted in a dead matter eater lad. ZoomthenchargedinandmadeBartAllenbetter. In response to this, Ares charged in at shadow thief and swiftly decapitated him, Max Mercury managed to punch Joker off of a ledge into freefall which, in a pac-man like manner, landed him back where he started. It was at this point that Ares was deemed to dangerous to be allowed freedom, so Felix and Frost began to contain him in a force field of Magic and Ice (allowing wonder woman to get a few hits in naturally). The rest of the battle continued like that; ZoomranoverandmadeMaxMercurybetterthroughnutpunches, and Ares was contained in his magic ice prison.
Next up was rather uneventful. The league faced Wall Bounce Cap, Rojhaz, Mr. Bones, FF wolverine, Flashpoint Wonder woman, and Weapon X. Wonder Woman had the gauntlet so ZoommadesuretomakeherbetterfirstfollowedbyCaptainAmerica. The rest of the team then seemed to have a lot of trouble with being cut into ribbons by the wolverines who murdered everybody except Zoom and Killer Frost.
Finally the team faced off against an X-men team consisting of Cyclops/Phoenix, MuMo Bishop, XP Apocalypse (who was swapped for queen bee) Northstar, Lockheed, and FF wolverine in the dirty streets of Madripoor. AlmostinstantlyZoomranoutandmadeCyclops/Phoenixbetter. The Chronoss (Chronosees, Chronosi?) flew around and had fun on their sun dials. Killer Frost, Joker and Apocalypse walked casually into the fray. Scott and Jean, (with the help of some of their x-friends) managed to take out Felix Faust, but fell prey to his vicious mystical nature. Apocalypse, who is well known for is alarming allergy to bees, crushed queen bee under a delicious Whiz-dog cart. ZoomwashidinginanalleybutthengotshotbyBishop. The loss of their friend incited a killing rage in both the chronosi and the joker who payed Bishop back with interest (namely Northstar). The final blow was struck by Apocalypseís extendo-hand when he punched the tiny floating dragon to death.
In the beginning I wasnít expecting to win any of the matches. But after the first game I realized just how amazing a perplexed up Zoom can be. Also having 3 or even 4 probs from the chronosi, zoom, and faust (in addition to theme team probs) totally made up for their lousy attacks and defenses
Injustice League 3-0
Also next week is a 1200 point match with no limits. Who should I use; Justice Society or Parliament of DOOM! (armor keyword)?
Justice Society! At 1200 points you can really do them justice, with Spectre, Shazadam, and the whole gang.
Not to mention, they're viciously effective for a theme team of mostly older figures. And with Dr. Mid-Nite on the team, you should have a fighting chance against Ziran.
(Seems like he shows up a lot in big games at your venue.)
My Justice Society is based off of the newer stuff. it turns out 1200 points is just shy of being what I wanted. I didn't put hourman or power girl on the team, them and their "awesome" dials were told to stay at home.
The hardest part was not putting sandman on, but he'll have to wait for All-Star Squadron. Now where did I put Ma Hunkle
I have had a severe case of the lazyness (Which may or may not be due to the amount of time I have been spending yelling at the HCO dice roller) and havenít written down my last report. Additionally, I only have had one chance to play for the last two weeks because our country decided to have its stupid birthday on my heroclixing day and made me work on my other clixing day, lousy Founding Fathers! But anyhoo here it is; 1200 points Justice Society.
SM054R Black Adam 100
SM041 Starman 99
AN049 Green Lantern 145
BB055B Shazam! 140
AA056 The Flash 120
CR059 The Spectre 234
GI001 Atom Smasher 97
CD024 Dr. Mid-Nite 58
UN016 Hawkgirl 27
UN069 Jesse Quick 68
HT033 Hawkman 48
LG016 Mr. Terrific 58
The first team to fall prey to the awesome might of the JSA was an X-men team with an Infinity Gauntlet wielding Juggernaut. Deathís realm seemed like a good place to be and after both teams moved more to the middle, the fun could begin. A series of broken walls and, Mr. Terrificís terrific idea to hit Juggernaut really hard allowed Shazam! To punch poor Cain hard enough that his helmet was lifted off his head by a Pinocchio-esque bump with little Angels (the X-man, not the cherubs) circling around it. Storm then shot Hawkman right in the face which left him a little worse for the wear. Juggernaut was then finished off by another blow, this time by Black Adam. Apparently Wolverine was a fan of Mr. Marko as he took his frustrations out by horribly murdering Hawkgirl. Additionally storm was only too happy to send Hawkman to join his girlfriend in reincarnation. From then on it was pretty much downhill for the X-men. Xavier got some good shots off but that was about it. Dr. Midnight made sure that the hawks were the only casualties of the game.
The second bout-to-knock-the-other-guy-out was against an Avengers team that was one shy of being a real theme. Did I mention that it was all iron men? Because it was totally all Iron Men (IW/WM, SI IM, Thorbuster, Hulkbuster, AVM Tony Stark, AVM IM Target IM). The fight this time was in Shadowland as the Iron Men really scared the JSA; seriously, Black Adam peed a little. In a similar fashion to the first match, Mr. Terrific came up with the terrific idea of hitting IM/WM really really hard, which Shazam! Was only too happy to do. After Tony felt the flaming green heat of a man surfing in a girder, the Iron Men were bothered by Jesse Quick who ran up and made sure that everybody could only focus on how bothersome she was. Black Adam then flew in and helped by figuring out a way around the ďInvincibleĒ part of Iron Manís name. In the final JSA gang-beat against thorbuster, Thorbuster managed to smash Hawkgirl into a fine goo, and pulsewaved Jesse quick into a wall.
Finally, Gotham City decided to show up and challenge the JSA. They were a haughty bunch who boasted that they would be the ones to choose the battleground. This didnít turn out to be the case and the battle took place in Deathís Realm again. This resulted in a Thermopylae style bottleneck beat down of the caped crusader and hit brooding friends. The first around the murder-corner was Arkham Asylum Joker, DKR Gordon, and John Blake. Joker and Gordon were dispatched quickly but John Blake managed to convince the JSA that he was a member of the team and lived a bit longer. Blake was also instrumental in Spectre getting almost beaten to death as without his Quintessence Spectre is an easy target. Spectre managed to run back to Dr. Midnight who patched him up. Shazam! Had taken it upon himself to go and crush the old men in the background (Lucius Fox, Alfred, and Alfred). Eventually Jesse Quick got slapped down as did Hawkgirl, again, but it was too late for the Gotham folks as Atom Smasher smashed all of there atoms. Every. Single. One. (He was there for about a week after the game ended).
Overall a wonderfully effective team. One thing that made me laugh was that Black Adam was pretty much just an extra outwit, he didnít really punch much of anything.
Also, for those that care, here is a list of the Spectre's Ironic Punishments:
Emma Frost was bludgend by breasts
Storm was strangled by her own hands, which were broken off
Wolverine got beaten up by a Samurai, a Ninja, A Soldier, A Cowboy, a Professor, the Karate Kid, a Father-Figure and a Wolverine because spectre couldnt decide which incarnation of wolverine to punish
Iron Man was steamed flat
Batman died of throat cancer
To start off, I would like to humbly retract any statements I have ever uttered against the HCO dice roller. Over the course of my two IG sealed events, the HCO gods struck down upon me with great vengeance and furious anger. Before the match, a buddy and myself were talking about how we felt the HCO roller was a little messed up (I donít share that view anymore, praise be to the HCO gods!). I mentioned something about how Iíve had bad games, but never had games where I only hit once. After opening my boosters I decided on an Avengers Theme. I passed up using a Kang as I wanted to use the Hanks and keep a theme
During the first match, which was against another Avengers team consisting of Wasp, Quicksilver and Wolverine, My team managed to get the first shot off against Wasp, It would be my only hit the entire evening. Quicksilver continued to destroy my team and wasp eventually died due to Victoria hand being a traitor, but that was it, wolverine pushed a couple of times to peel Tony out of his shell and Hank ran around having a nervous break-down.
My second Match was equally terrible. This time I was facing Hank Pym/Antman, Captain America, Tony Stark, and the heroic Black Knight. The only hits I managed to cause were from Ant-Man poisoning an opposing Hank Pym. Black Knight ran Iron Man through and Captain America got punched a bunch by the opposing Cap.
To make matters worse the next round was a bye round so I never got a third chance to be embarrassed.
The next night I was sure that it was just a fluke and this night I would be rocking the house. Having got all my bad rolls out of the way I was looking forward to a night of 9s and 10s. Again, the HCO gods punished me for my arrogance. This time I decided to go with a thunderbolts theme and run:
My first game went well. I faced a severely under built team of Captain America, Heroic Black Knight, and Wolverine. Genis-vell ran around pulsewaving and Zemo got to dance with Cap. Cap ended up with a bullet in his brain, and Wolverine was blown to bits. I was in high spirits and I knew my bad luck was over. Oh how wrong I was.
My Second match of the night was against a team consisting of Donald blake, wonderman, Dinah Soar, Tigra, and Madam Masque. Again the HCO gods punished me for my harsh words and I managed to hit exactly one person the entire game. Near the end, after Zemo was shot to death by Masque, Genis-Vell attempted to pulsewave, which ended in a crit-miss. The next time around was another crit-miss. Then my opponent decided to rub salt into the wound and finish him off with a crit-hit. Oh the Shame.
My final game was more like the first and Zemo and Genis-Vell beat the living daylights out of that carnie Hawkeye, proceeding then to take out his Avenger friends.
All in all I learned my lesson and I will never again mock HCO and I will appreciate every six that I roll from this point on.
Due to work and life getting in the way I havenít been playing or posting very much. Here are the ones that never got posted. I figure I should put these up before the IG8 Tournament (wish me luck). For some odd reason the point total that week was 675. My first thought was that the guy who came up with the scenario had a special team in mind, but that wasnít the case. The special rules this time around were that any alter-ego figure could choose to have: trait-prob, trait-perplex, or double range. Because of this I was determined to play the maximum amount of AEs that I could. I couldnít do Avengers, and I didnít feel like going with several Bruce Waynes, so I opted with The Intelligencia. Additionally, it gave me an opportunity to play a comic accurate gamma bomb; which doesnít occur very often. My team that week was:
CW Egghead 50
IH The Leader 110
IH A.I.Marine 50
IH A.I.Marine 50
IH Humanoid 40
IH General Thunderbolt Ross 42
IH Doc Samson 108
CA MODOK 160 + Automatic Regen + Ambidextrious (Gen-Con 2011 LE)
Red Kryptonite 5
Gamma Bomb 5
On a side note, I only own on AIMarine Hulk and no Red Hulks, so as long as Ross never got his and the marine did it in turns I would be all right.
The first match-up was against an Avengers team with every conceivable Avengers AE in existence. We were facing off from either side of the Avengers front lawn. First off Rick Jones attempts to disarm the gamma bomb and is met only with failure. Many of the other avengers decide to climb on top of the roof while Donald Blake leads a strike team through the street. MODOK apparently hates doctors as his first move out is to one shot kayo the good doctor. Every body else postured and looked smart. A few turns later and it is all up to quicksilver to try and disarm the gamma phallus. He fails to do so about five times, due to scarlet witchís magic and the sheer power of teamwork, until he manages to figure out the ďoffĒ switch. From there Doc Samson and a couple of the AIMarines take the fight to the roof, with MODOK shooting from the ground. Leader managed to convince captain America that Scarlet Witch was a threat and Cap put an American fist right into her gypsy stomach. Eventually, both the AIMarines and Doc Samson Fell to the might of the Avengers, but the day had already been won by the Intelligencia.
The second foe the Intelligencia needed to put down was another Avengers team; however this one had giant-man and the Future Foundation. Despite having the smartest, most malleable man around the Avengers decided to ignore the Gamma bomb and instead try to skirt around it. This ended poorly as Scott Lang got shot in the face and poisoned to death by the Humanoid. Following that, the gamma bomb went off, killing Donald Blake and injuring most of the remaining Avengers. The Thing decided enough was enough and clobbered Gen. Ross and the humanoid quite soundly, and Giant Man stomped right into the middle of the Intelligencia. MODOK had been missing pretty consistently throughout the first part of the game, but he managed to take out a Scarlet Vision. Egghead showed that he was a true foe to the tall and the small by missing Hank despite his large stature. Eventually Leader Mind Controlled Him into turning into just some guy at which point he was horribly punched by the good Doctor. This spelled the end of the fight, with the Intelligencia showing just how smart they were.
The final battle was against A Kang wearing a gauntlet, An Immortus and some space phantoms. Throughout the match Space phantoms just kept throwing themselves on the bomb and it never actually went off. Most of the fight boiled down to a shooting match between Kang and MODOK. The Intelligencia managed to beat Kang until he was threatening to regenerate, at which point everyone attempted to finish him off. First MODOK took a shot, however Kangís glove warned him of the attack and he evaded. Then AIMarine landed a punch, but due to the gauntlet it was anticipated! Egghead decided he needed the time for action was then and socked Kang in the jaw, or at least he would have if not for the gauntlet warning of the attack. Finally the humanoid also took a swing which was evaded by Kang as well. After that, Kang killed the humanoid which put him nearly up to full power. This angered Gen. Ross so much that he stuck his finger into the eye socket of a Space Phantom, Killing it instantly. MODOK fought valiantly, but wasnít able to get Kang back to near-death when the Battle ended.
Intelligencia are super fun to play simply for the taunting that one can dish out at their opponents. Oh, if only one of those shots against Kang hadnít been super sensed, stupid gauntlet.
The Format For this battle was simply 700 points, all bad guys. Iíve always had a soft spot for the Hellfire Club even before the brutally efficient Magneto joined their ranks, so it was natural that I would pick them for tonight. I think my love for them stems from the Foppish laugh that I cannot help but adopt whenever Harry Leland graces the board. Unfortunately, I was unable to put Armor Piercing on Donald Pierce, which resulted in quite a few less puns than I would have preferred. But nevertheless, my team looked like this.
GX Emma Frost
GX Hellfire Club Guard
GX Harry Leland
GX Trevor Fitzroy
AW Black King
MM Donald Pierce
CM E Selene
UL R Hellfire Guard
UL E Hellfire Guard
Fittingly enough the first team that drew the ire of the Hellfire club was none other than the mutant hating mechanism himself: Mastermold. MM was accompanied by another sentinel as well. Deciding that lazers were not something the club wanted to contend with the fight took place in the dojo. After creeping up and MM birthing a few little baby sentinels everything fell into place nicely. Black king got shot once in the chest giving him awesome Kevin Bacon powers, and Magneto was sitting in a destroyed pillar chilliní like a villainí. The rest of the battle worked like clockwork with MM making robots, who would run inside and get ripped to bits by Black King, Magneto, and Emma Frost. Unfortunately Donald Pierce paid the ultimate in membership dues and was blown up quite thoroughly. Among the dead were Nameless Pawn #1 and Namless Pawn #2.
The Following battle was against that accursed Kang (see The Intelligencia as to the source of my hatred) accompanied by Sauron, The Witch King, and an Oolig Hai. The first blows were dealt when the horrible Oolig-Hai stomped all over Harry Leland and Donald Pierce. The Witch King ran up and attempted to stab Harry, but failed. He was then mind controlled to go hid in a pile of boxes, which removed him from the game for a while. The rest of the Hellfire club destroyed the horrible ogre and Kang as well, but not before Donald Pierce got disintegrated again. Sauron then moved in and swung at Magneto who valiantly deflected the blow with a hellfire guard. Like the Oolig Hai, was brought down by the power of teamwork and friendship. Then The Witch King Rejoined the battle and was promptly dispatched as well. Once again the dead were Donald Pierce, Nameless Pawn #3 and Nameless Pawn #4.
The final battle was against Chanos, Ched Skull, and Choki (That means Thanos, Red Skull, and Loki with Cosmic Cubes). This was played in Arkham Asylum and could have been an intricate match full of nuanced moves, but instead it was a giant brawl inside Calander Manís Room. There were two battles going on. The first one consisted of Magneto, Black King, Donald Peirce, the guards, Emma and Selene versus Chanos and Choki. The Second Battle was Harry Leland and Trevor Fitzroy against Ched Skull. The former was perhaps the most engaging and amazing battle ever, because is consisted mainly of Harry Making Ched Skull fat while they waited for Emma to run over and psychic blast. Due to its slap fight nature the larger brawl had a large amount people doing very little, except killing Donald Peirce and the guards. Only near the end of the match did they finally manage to beat up Chanos, which left Choki exposed. Ched Skull was eventually defeated, and then the entire teamed swarmed on Choki, which he was not able to resist and fell to the Foppish power of the club.
Like I said earlier, I love playing the hellfire club and I encourage everyone to do the same. They are super fun and super effective.
Glad to see a 3-0 Hellfire Club run! I, too, enjoy this team from time to time. :)
For our final Infinity Gauntlet tournament the venue decided to have a scenario, which was the only deviation from the suggested format we engaged in throughout the entire Infinity Gauntlet Campaign. The scenario was ďThe Death of Captain Marvel.Ē Each person could choose one of his opponentís pieces to be dying of cancer. The chosen figure could not reduce damage below zero, he could not be the target of support, and additionally any time a second action token was placed the figure would receive an unavoidable damage before pushing damage. Only figures from IH, GG, or CW were allowed, their respective FFs, and for some reason BFCs and feats. Our venue was lucky enough to have two Thanosi; so there were two tournaments going on; One for people who used the gauntlet and one for those that went without it. In total, there were six people who didnít use the gauntlet, and five people who did. With this knowledge, I made a Fantastic Four (who happen to be one of my favorite teams) group which I thought would be able to stand up to the Chanosi and the Ventries. Driving up to the store, I listened to Joe Espositoís ďYouíre the BestĒ six times, just to get pumped.
CW Mr. Fantastic (Avengers Heroic Age ATA)
IH Wolverine (Disassemble feat)
IH Joe Fixit
IH Ghost Rider
BFCs: Ordinary Day, Exhaustion, Deep Shadows
Special Objects: Gamma Bomb, Mailbox, Lamp post
The first foes to contend with the Fantastic Five were none other than those dastardly knaves; Dr. Dang, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, and Mockingbird. Kang and Doom contracted Cancer, as did Ghost Rider. This was an exceptionally exhausting battle and the F5 started inside the temple. Being the selfish egoists they are, Kang and Doom ran up and left their allies behind to deal with the bomb. The F5 inched their way up and Joe Fixit grabbed the lamp post nervously. Then like a bat out of hell, Doom and Kang ran up the stairs and let a horrendous barrage of energy flying at the webhead. After the smoke cleared, there was a small dark smear where Spidey once stood. Dr. Dang on the other hand seemed a little worse for the wear as a mixture of Ghost Riderís magic and a Future Foundation induced malignant tumor were tearing through their bodies. It was at this point that Joe Ran in and hammered Hawkeye (Itís a well known fact that Joe Fixit hates carnies) with the lamp post knocking him into the side of the temple. A few shots were fired then Dr Dang teleported next to Ghost Rider and attempted to duo attack him. Unfortunately for the Kang, the Lion of Latveria betrayed him halfway through the attack and they were only able to hit Ghost Rider once before doubling over due to cancer pains. The gamma bomb then went off and killed mockingbird and scarlet witch, Joe Fixitís coat got a little singed as well. Now that Doom was standing before them, outwitting everybody, Reed stepped in and showed that he was the smartest man in the room by penetrating Victor to death.
Next to vie for the Gauntlet was the mad Titan himself, Thanos, along with Cosmo, Donald Blake and an Ultimate Nullifier toting Reed. This time it was Reedís turn to have cancer alongside Thanos. The Mad Titan had also set up a gamma bomb, but wolverineís time on the bomb squad made short work of it. After Logan diasassembled the bomb, the F5 waited a bit to hear their own bomb go off. However, the opposing Reed managed to disarm it as the clock ticked down to 1. At this point they charged in and ghost rider and spiderman ran in and made short work of the opposing Reed. Donald Blake transformed into Thor, ran out, hit spiderman and had a magical Future Foundation induced aneurysm. Thanos put up a bit of a fight which ended with Ghost Rider giving him the Penance Stare and causing him to feel the pain of half the Galaxy. The Joe hit him with a lamp post. Cosmo made a very convincing argument which resulted in wolverine and ghost rider attempting to hit reed. Wolverine, discovering that he had been mislead by a dog ran in and decapitated the mutt.
The final foe facing the Fantastic Five was none other than the hated Sentry/Void with his friends, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, and Sharon Carter. Sentry/Void became stricken with butt-cancer and ghost rider had a minor case of skin cancer. Being the well educated folks that they are, the F5 knew that Ventry was planning to perch in the giant skulls and be all mean and stealthy. Spiderman and Joe moved up to attack anybody foolish enough to try and disarm the bomb, eventually, as the bomb ticked down it became apparent to Spiderman that hawkeye was going to try and disarm it with the aid of Scarlet Witchís magic. Good Olí peter knew exactly what he needed to do, and crawled on top of the bomb so that Hawkeye couldnít get his grubby, puke-covered, Carney hands on it. Then in a blinding flash, it blew up leaving Wanda dead, Spidey severely injured, and Hawkeye getting killed by a lamp post again. It was then that Wolverine and Spiderman went on point in the rubble of the two gigantic skulls in order to dissuade Ventry from hiding in it. Ghost Rider, Mr Fantastic, and a slightly bruised Joe Fixit went to take down Sharon and her boyfriend(s?). Due to Ventryís butt-cancer and Mr Fantasticís wiggling, a few hits were done to both the big guy and the blonde. Eventually Mr. Fantastic was taken out, but the joke was on Ventry as his second attack at Joe resulted in him stabbing himself. From then, it turned into a brawl as Spiderman and Wolverine joined the fray. Eventually, Spiderman was taken out in a pulse wave emanating from Ventry. This injustice lead Ghost Rider to do what was necessary, and he turned the penance stare towards Ventry. Due to all of the murders and such, Ventryís head understandably imploded with righteous pain. Wolverine dished out some justice as well by gutting Sharon Carter.
I honestly couldnít be happier with the way that night went. Not only did I manage to beat the hated Ventry and win a Thanos, but I did it while also using a theme team that I really liked. I figured that Reed would be potent, but I didnít realize just how potent. He would be pretty good even without the special cancer scenario. All in all, it was a very good night that ended at Arbyís. On the way home I listened to Joe Esposito about eight more times.
Fantastic Four (3-0)
Well, Iím back after my work/Gen-Con induced hiatus. My first event back was another final Infinity Gauntlet tournament. This time however there were no special rules and it was run according to the Wizkids suggested format (including gauntlet and fast forces). As I won my first IG8 I felt no special urge to try particularly hard (ie Ventry or Unspoken). That being said, I didnít want to get completely rolled by people who were giving it their all; so I decided to play with some figures that I liked and went with Skrulls. While I normally donít break highlander rule, these are evil alien shape shifters, so I feel like it was okay (rationalizing).
IH104 Black Bolt (plus full gauntlet)
IH104 Black Bolt
GG202 Skrull Assassin
The first group of folks to face off against the Skrull Empire was their old enemies the Avengers. Morgan le Fay was wielding the gauntlet and leading Wasp, Hawkeye, Donald Blake, Scarlet Witch, and Mockingbird into battle. The Skrulls broke into two teams. One pair of Xavin and Black Bolt went to one antechamber while the other went of to the opposite antechamber. The Assassin took point and chillaxed in a chair. In their lust for bloodshed, the Avengers misunderstood how stairs worked and as such waded somewhat clumsily into battle. Once they had themselves good and surrounded, the tricky skrulls sprung their attack. By screaming in such a way that only Morgan Le Fey could hear (the acoustics in Deathís Shrine are zany), she was quickly dispatched. From there on the rest of the avengers got picked off. One Xavin managed to be such a derp as to hurt herself into almost dying at which point wasp finished the job.
The next opponent was Chanos with his three buddies Nitro, Nitro and Nitro. In order to combat this threat, the Skrulls stood around for a while glaring at their opponent. Their opponent did likewise. After the glare-off, Both Xavinís whispered some advice into their Black Boltís ears and shot them forward into the fray. In tandem, both Black Bolts ran in and screamed at their respective Nitros, leaving them one explosive hair away from death. Chanos then did what Chanos does and yanked the Black Bolts closer, where they got exploded by the remaining Nitro. This only hardened their resolve and the gauntlet wielding skrull sucked the life out of one, while the other skrullbolt screamed once more, this time bursting the eardrums of all around him. After a good deal of resting, and Chanos believing he was surrounded by two lovely lady deaths, the Skrulls were back in action. At this point it became an all out dogpile (they seriously shape shifted into dogs) and beat the mad titan senseless while the lone Nitro watched, unable to do anything.
Finally, the skrulls faced Ventry wielding the infinity gauntlet, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, and Donald Blake. Knowing that the true threat rested in the seemingly innocent doctor, the Skrulls pulled off a master alpha strike, injuring both Sharon and Ventry, and murdering the poor doctor. After that Scarlet Witch was the next to die, drowning in a cacophony of skrull screams. From that point on, they ran around trying to catch ventry, with little success. Sharon Carter was eventually murdered by an angry Xavin. But in the end the underdog Ventry pulled it out (just like at the movie theatre).
I was rather pleased with the Skrulls performance, while they lost to Ventry, they won against a Chanos and an Avengers team (this player in particular was hilariously unhappy about it.)I made almost no Skrull TA roles, except for against Chanos, and my gauntlet granted super senses failed quite a lot as well, but all in all pulse wave made everything easier.
Thanks to the Infinity Gauntlet being over and the Chaos War OP kit being handed out once, play has come back to a more casual style at my Wednesday venue. Even though we have a significantly smaller number of players the teams are more fun and I prefer quality over quantity anyhoo. This week was just a straight 200 point battle. Simply hearing that point limit got me thinking of one thing only: H.A.T.E. Before the IG events this keyword sat at the awkward 159; but now, due to the glove of love it comes out to being 199. Perfect!
CA104 "Successful" Dirk Anger
CA047 Dirk Anger plus full Gauntlet
The first foe to tangle with the Dirks was a couple of mutie freaks: Weapon X and a gauntlet wielding Sabertooth. After a rather ridiculous amount of positioning (enough so that Weapon X busted out of his tube) in the dojo, the battle was finally joined with Weapon X running up and slicing a bit of zombie dirk’s chops. He eventually bit Logan, healed up a bit (undoubtedly due to H.A.T.E’s wonderful drugs) and was carried a little bit out of reach my regular Dirk. This dance of dirks continued on for a little while until sabertooth realized that his shiny glove had taught him how to administer first aid. He did this and healed Weapon X back to full health. After a little hypersonic laser blasts from regular dirk, Sabertooth gutted both of them in short order. He’s Dirk Anger and he says @#%$ all of you Weapon Xers.
The journey to blow up America (for freedom) led our intrepid adventurers to the rooftops of Gotham City. It was here that they were met with FF52 Batman and FF52 Green Lantern. While batman swung around and bothered successful dirk anger, Original Dirk was launching a full on Drop-Bear assault on green lantern. It was at about the same time that batman had decapitated Zombie Dirk, that the Armageddon horn finally managed to off green lantern. This put Batman next on the chopping block and dirk chopped his head off (with his buttocks).
Finally, on Paradise Island, H.A.T.E. came face to face with 52 Batman and 52 Deathstroke. The enemy had cleverly hidden a gamma bomb in front of dirk, but that posed no problem since he, the master of disarming, quickly defused the problem. It was then that, Dirk managed to convince Batman to go punch Deathstroke by pointing out that Slade kills parents, leaving orphans. After running up and remeurdering zombie Dirk, Deathstorke was then convinced to murder batman, as it was then pointed out to him that Bruce had his money. Finally, going for the hat trick Deathstroke killed Dirk anger granting him the release he so dearly craved. But whatever, he looks like dried buttskin anyway
Hey All! I’m back, with the first of two weeks that went together as a sort of “mini-campaign”. The first was New 52 based, 600 points, and all figures had to be from DC sets. Having finally received a Non from the Gen-Con battle royals, I was itching to run either a Kryptonian team or a phantom zone. Knowing that we probably won’t get any new phantom zone pieces, as opposed to possibly getting some new Kryptonians (I have my fingers crossed for Speeding Bullet Bats, though I know it would be a chase), I went with Phantom Zone.
FFSM005 Kryptonian Renegade (Kryptonian ATA)
SM031 Non (Kryptonian ATA)
SM044 Ursa (Kryptonian ATA)
SM053 Zod (Kryptonian ATA)
The first battle was against the Green Lantern Corps featuring Ryan Reynolds. This took place amidst the ruins of an alien spaceship (Abin Sur can’t drive worth a darn). A few opening shots were fired before Kilowog came charging at Non wielding a tank turret. Luckily, due to the reality altering power of teamwork, he was able to duck out of the way and come back with his own tank turret for a crippling blow, proving that Non was no poozer. A few more shots were fired and Tomar Re was vaporized by Ursa. This was answered by the remaining Lanterns to focus fire on her removing Zod’s girlfriend from the battle. Driven by vengeance, Zod then focused all his might on murdering the Green Lantern’s most beautiful officer, and thus Ryan Reynolds was defeated. Then, as if some cosmic mother was calling for dinner, both parties left the battlefield leaving the Phantom Zone as the winners, I guess.
Our intrepid band of ne’er do wells then ventured to Paradise Island where they were met by none other than the awkwardly named Justice League Dark. Unfortunately for the heroes the rogue Kryptonians managed to get of the first strike and remove John Constantine from the battle before it had even really began. Non attempted to critically hit Zatanna with his companion the Tank but was thwarted when she teleported away at the last second. This however was only a stay of execution as the Justice league was then taken apart rather handily. Especially considering all the kneeling they were doing. The only hiccup came when the renegade decided to attack Non, but I suppose that’s what renegades do.
Finally, it was a rematch against the Justice League Dark, however this time they ditched Mindwarp and Brought Hal Jordan along for the ride. Determined to make up for the last battle the first attack was Non swatting Zatanna into near earth orbit with the tank turret (too bad in space no one can hear your backwards talking). After a little back and forth Ursa bit the big one and were joined by Deadman and Constantine. Unfortunatley, this is where the plans started to unravel as Zod, Non, and the Renegade were unable to do any lasting damage to Enchantress. Whenever Non would rip an arm off, she would just regain it. Eventually Hal and Xanadu were dispatched, but no amount of Kneeling ultimatums was going to pull this out for poor Zod who eventually shot Enchantress and died of a magical heart attack.
Overall they were a fun-ish team to run. Perhaps a little too “point-and-click” for my tastes, but only because they were all so good at doing what they needed to do. However, Non with a super heavy object is simply too much fun to pass up.
Phantom Zone (2-1)
Genuflect in the area directly in front of Zod!
In response to the last tournament (Nu52) the next event was ďMarvel NowĒ. It was 600 points and had to be completely from marvel. Whilst pondering which team to run I was poking around in the ATAs and ran across Howling Commandos. Since my abysmal pulls at Gen-Con 2011 I have been slowly adding to my army of howlers, and somehow have never run them until now. Turns out that it was worth the wait as giving Dum Dum a shotgun makes everything better. I had a few extra Howling Comandos that didnít meet draft requirements and got to sit off to the side and act as my USO. Unfortunately we were only able to play two games this night as the judge was distracted by the DC10th anniversary set (he hates Marvel with a passion.)
CA040 Captain America
AVM017 Bucky Barnes
AVM026 Dum Dum Dugan
CA023 Nick Fury
CA103 Gabe Jones
CA201 Howling Commando
CA002 Howling Commando x5
Howling Commando ATA x11
In their first skirmish the Howlers were storming the beaches of Paradise Island and were met by a group of avengers. White Vision, Steve Rogers, Sharon Carter, Eric OíGrady, and Quicksilver with the Infinity Gauntlet were determined to put a stop to the Howlers and Democracy. Never were the stakes so high! After positioning a bit Bucky and cap were down to the beach while Nick Fury and the rest of the gang took the high road. Vision crept up right and the rest of the avengers slowly followed suit. Starting things off with a mighty howl captain America charged in and slammed that robot (who was probably a Nazi) right in his fascist face. A few of the other howlers got there shots in too, but only Nick made a dent as well. Future Steve Rogers, who was obviously brainwashed by the Reich took a shot at cap and made our star spangled hero stumble. While a lesser group of patriots might have let him fall by the wayside, the howlers never abandon one of their own and promptly patched him up with some first aid. The battle raged on, with a few howlers giving the ultimate sacrifice for their country in order to stab the Vision to death. The tide finally turned in favor of the allies as quicksilver was mercilessly gunned down by Gabe Jones. The Howlers then played clean up and Dum Dum shotgunned Eric OíGrady in the face.
Next in line was another Avengers force, this time featuring CW Iron Man, CW Captain America, Speed, Cyclops, Wonderman and Bucky cap (who are all probably evil fascists as well). This time around, Captain America decided to pick up the cosmic cube and use its cosmic energies to lay waste to the foes of freedom. By moving in tight ranks the howlers were able to first demolish Wonderman, then, with Bucky constantly giving cap a pep talk they punched everybody else. Also, Dum Dum shotgunned Iron Man in the stomach.
Overall one of the most fun teams Iíve run. Every single character on the team felt like a badass. Additionally, my first opponent made the mistake of saying that he hated the howling commandos, which revealed him as a commie-nazi and was thus ridiculed for the rest of the night.
Howling Commandos (2-0)
After the all marvel week and the all DC week we now ventured into the Amalgam Age of Comics.This was a 700 point night where 350 had to be from marvel and 350 had to be from DC. This made my decision very straightforward as I had to choose a keyword that exists in both of the universes. To the best of my knowledge there is only one: Atlantis. When choosing who to pick, I decided on Hulkmariner as opposed to the SI Namor which is usually my go-to Namor. I had just traded for the Amphibious Rex and was really excited about trying out the reversion power. Also, just to get you in the mood hereís a little tune Iíve grown to love:
IH033 Tiger Shark
JL52005 Aquaman + New 52 ATA
JL52008 Mera + New 52 ATA
AN027 Ocean Master
The first battle was against a smattering of foes, most notably: Etrigan, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Nightcrawler and Dr. Manhattan. The battle took place amid the ruins of the Anura temple, which went just swimmingly for us. After moving around a bit, Tiger Shark is able to pick up the Soul gem and prepare for massive slaughter. Aquaman swims up and gets into Deadpool and Dr Mís faces while Tiger Shark, just for the halibut, runs up and guts Etrigan, leaving him bleeding in the water. Blows are traded back and forth while hulkmariner gets dragged away from the fighting by Nightcrawler. Eventually Etrigan falls prey to the jaws of Tiger Shark. The king of atlantis valiantly gave his life in order to save Mera, as did the Ocean Master. Then, right as Hawkeye was about to bite the big one, everybody got up and left the battlefield. Apparently Etrigan is less valuable than Orm and Orin, and Atlantis went into the next skirmish eager to repair their honor.
The next folks to go up against the Legion of the Lagoons got swept up so quickly that there was little to say. Tiger Shark once again picked up the soul gem and Hulkmariner had some fun with the Dumpster. After people were sufficiently beaten up there was a feeding frenzy on the poor Supergirl who happened to be wading by.
The Final battle was another rather uneventful one. It started out as most of the other games with Tiger Shark picking up the soul gem and baring his teeth menacingly. Additionally, Attuma managed to pick up the Nova Helmet and began flying around having a grand old time. The opening blow was initiated by Mera telekinising Mulkmariner up to Hawkeye, who he promptly turned into a puddle of chum by mashing him with the tank turret. Attuma let off a few tidal waves that smoked Steve Rogers and Nick Fury who were standing by the edge of the water and tiger shark played clean up by eating everybody else.
I actually love Atlantis and play them quite a lot. I have about six of the Atlantian soldiers that I didnít get to use. While all three of my games were on the Anura temple the team up of Tiger Shark who gets bonuses for starting in water and Tempest who makes water is really fantastic
That's a nice Atlantis team!
Also, is it just me or do you tend to have great luck with picking up relics and disarming Bombs?
Ya know, now that you mention it, I have had fairly good luck with the bombs and objects. I don't play with them too often as I wrote them off as I wrote them off as an Improbablw waste, but i suppose a 1/3 chance isn't too terrible.
Also I need help deciding on teams for my next two tournaments. The first is a 1200 pointer and I'm torn between Black Lanterns and Exiles. Following that is a 400 one that I havn't decided between Winter Guard or Agency X. WHAT SAY YOU FELLOW PLAYERS?!
Exiles at 1200 lets you build a GOOD 800 point build and add Nemesis at 400.
Power Princess 107
1194 Exiles. Fill in the other 6 points how you like. If it's Golden Age, add a Dumpster, Bookcase, and Computer Terminal for pain. I ran a Gamma Bomb instead of the Computer Terminal the other night.
I ran the 799 point version of this (Gamma Bomb instead of Computer, with no Nemmie on the team) Saturday night on the Madripoor map. The triple-TK (Psylocke, Proteus, and Blink) was amazing for mobility with Spider-Man and Mimic. X-Team meant that the one time Mimic did have to push to flatten someone, Blink healed him right up. Psylocke pushed once. Nocturne was flattened after putting up a nice tie up role against various Monster keywords.
So one 65 point loss (the Gamma Bomb was disarmed fairly early on), and the Exiles barely got scratched by a horde of incoming Monsters and 47 point Mole Man.
I would have said Black Lanterns, but Roderick's Exiles team does look nice.
For 400 points, I'd say Winter Guard. It's the only point level you can really play them at. Whereas Agency X would probably be better at 300:
Xplosion V Taskmaster
Thunderbolts ATA on Taskmaster
And 26 points of feats.
Calamity on both accounts! I found out just minutes before leaving for my tuesday game that it was 1500 points instead. But make no mistake the next 1200 pointer that pops up will undoubtedly be the Exiles.
Additionally, I didn't see your post in time and went with Agency X. Long story short, Deadpool was a total Derp the entire night. (I'll explain in full later)
And now for something completely different; We will be starting the third and final Supremacy League next Wednesday. The rules are: 300 points golden age, Each Player must buy a pack (5 figures) and choose one that has to be on their team.
My pack was a DKR brick and contained: Miranda Tate, Catwoman(which actually had two catwomen in the box), Harvey Dent, Shadow Assassin, and Henri Ducard. I chose Henri as my figure to keep. What would a good 300 point team look like that is preferably a martial artist theme team?
Came here looking for the Rainbow Brigade! Instead I see nothing but shenanigans also your Marvel vs DC judge sounds like a Dink!
For the entire week leading up to this night, I was under the impression that it would be a 1200 point match. I had my Exiles ready to go and everything was wonderful. Then, about an hour before I was set to leave it was made clear to me that the point value was actually 1500 points. So, being generally lazy, I rounded up all the Elders of the Universe and walked out the door.
IG002 In-Betweener + gem
IG003 Champion + gem
IG004 Gardener + gem
IG005 Runner + gem
IG006 Collector + gem
IG007 Grandmaster + gem
IHS101 Gamma Bomb
BBS003 Yellow Lantern
Elders of the Universe ATA
First off, the austere Elders of the Universe faced a roguish bunch of Lanterns. Comprising the Lite-Brite Corps were BL Batman and Superman, WL and YL Sinestro, FF Atrocitus and Larfleeze, The Atom, VL Wonder Woman, and some others I forgot. Seeing as this was the Grandmaster's game, the battle was waged on the Mental Plane. After everybody scooted up a little, the gamma bomb was disarmed, and The Gardener planted some flowers. The first shot was fired by Sinestro who was trying to keep anybody from being collected. However this backfired as it turns out the collector was able to out-fear Sinestro, in addition to ignoring a blast from Hal as well. The In-Betweener then started his private vendetta against Atrocitus and blasted both him and WL Sinestro. A couple more fights broke out, the gardener grew some more plants and the Champion devastated Larfleeze with a computer terminal. Throughout this entire ordeal, the runner is zooming around and being all together worthless. As the battle neared the close the Grandmaster finished off Sinestro and the Gardener donked Hal Jordan on the noggin for good measure.
Next up on their list of zany adventures, the Elders traveled to Paradise Island and sparred with some Amazons (some = 22 of them). Almost immediately, the bomb was disarmed. This meant that the Elders had to take sanctuary on higher ground, while gardener started to grow up some barricades to delay with the Amazon tide. After a few shots from the Grandmaster, the few amazons that could fly carried enough of their friends over the vines to start harassing the champion. Unfortunately for poor olí Tryco, the Amazons began to ďleapfrogĒ the dumpster (because apparently Themescara has a lot of trash) into him with one charging in, then another, then another. After taking a few of the sisters out he was eventually brought down which left the rest of the Elders shaking in their space-boots. Thankfully, the battle was called right as the remaining Elders were going to be brutally murdered, but while they were still ahead.
Finally, the Elders arrived in Asgard just in time to run afoul of Apocalypse and his nine horsemen. This game, the bomb never went off, however it was never disarmed either, even though the Horsemen tried hard to do so. Most of the fight was Nemesis charging up the middle of the pool and getting into a blast-off with the In-Betweener. Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister sat in the back and used their brilliant tactics to sway the battle in their favor. The first player to leave the battlefield was, fittingly, Archangel when he felt the cold kiss of computer terminal delivered by the champion. The Champion was then shot within an inch of his life by the coward Apocalypse and stabbed by ninja-suit Wolverine. He was eventually shot to death (With MIND-BULLETS!) but not before taking wolverine out and smacking Polaris in the chops. At this point Pestilence decided to fly over and make her presence known. She was eventually beaten up and delivered her soul to the In-Betweener, who had been getting zapped an awful lot by Nemesis. Eventually, as the battle was winding down, the remaining Elders were able to crack Nemesisí containment suit and only needed a hero to deliver the killing blow. While his desperate teammates watched, the intrepid Gardener stepped up to the plate and proceeded to give himself a bad case of poison-sumac. Luck, however, was on their side as Nemesis proceeded to explode, harming nobody with the exception of poor Polaris who died of cancer. As a final act of proving he wasnít pointless, the runner ran up and shoved gambit off his tower which resulted in Remy breaking his back.
When I went in, I was expecting to get my butt kicked pretty handily. However, these six actually worked very well together. Even though I forgot it most of the time the championís trait really helps when he isnít the one getting punched. Grandmaster being able to take away the opponentís prob helped out a lot too, especially in the final round. Additionally, it was fun watching the Runner and the Gardener derp around for most of the game.
Elders of the Universe (3-0)
This one will be a relatively short one as Agency X died as swiftly as a fat guy at a zombie convention. Basically I just wanted to play Agency X because I just recently received the new and improved taskmaster. Additionally, Bob is just all around fun.
CA102 Bob, Agent of Hydra
WS057 Deadpool + GLA ATA
SDCC001 Stan Lee + GLA ATA
First off, Agency X faced a fully powered world breaker with a fully charged infinity gauntlet. It was fought in the Alien city. The first shot was by Deadpool who managed to hit, but the Gauntlet warned the Hulk of the impending attack and he dodged the bullets. He proceeded to kill Deadpool in one swing, followed by Bob, and Stan. Taskmaster managed to get a hit in, which was ignored due to impervious and was then destroyed.
Next up, Agency X faced the Young Avengers (minus Iron Lad of course). Everything was going well; Cassie Lang was down after running into Taskmasterís bullets, hulkling was also down due to Stan getting a few chops in. Bob was eventually punched to death thanks to an arrow from Hawkeye and a finishing blow by Speed. Then Deadpool, who had so far been doing quite well, decided he was going to get completely demolished by Vision and Stan got picked off by Wiccan. It was all down to Taskmaster, who probably had a good shot, since he was hiding in a nice bush where nobody could see him. Until he tried to pull off some Black Knight shenanigans and stabbed himself. From then on he got beat up by kids.
Finally, Agency X traveled to Soul World where they fought a savage land team consisting of the three Skrulls, Shanna and Ka-Zar. Again, things started off well enough. Deadpool managed to take out Skrullder-Man and Shanna. And Taskmaster was duking it out with Skrullverine. Captain Skrullmerica took out Bob, but not before getting force blasted into a rock by Stan the Man. Then, Deadpool decided to get stabbed really hard in the face, once again leaving taskmaster all by his lonesome. Things didnít go well for him from then on. He managed to punch skrullverine again, but was hastily put down.
Oy Vey Deadpool. Oy Vey
Agency X (0-3)
We will be starting the third and final Supremacy League next Wednesday. The rules are: 300 points golden age, Each Player must buy a pack (5 figures) and choose one that has to be on their team.
My pack was a DKR brick and contained: Miranda Tate, Catwoman(which actually had two catwomen in the box), Harvey Dent, Shadow Assassin, and Henri Ducard. I chose Henri as my figure to keep. What would a good 300 point team look like that is preferably a martial artist theme team?
Hope this isn't too late, but since it's golden age, how about a League of Assassins theme team instead of Martial Artist?
Merlyn w/Trick Shot
DKR Shadow Assassin b x2
300 on the dot. Push Henri to his second click and use Batgirl as a bodyguard. The Assassins Enhance Batgirl and Merlyn.
I can see you having trouble against Power Cosmic monstrosities, but if it's Golden Age you can use a BFC, like Armor Wars, to mitigate that.
If you don't think it's competitive enough, you can switch Trick Shot for a Gauntlet. If you just don't expect to play against a lot of Stealth, you can use the 20 points for Lunge and Armor Piercing on Batgirl plus a Gamma Bomb.
Hello there again! I am back at the keyboardd typing up more of those battle reports you were all pining away for. Due my laziness, I have fallen behind and will try my best to catch up. This installment will be a lightning round in which I attempt to rattle as many of these off as possible. The first match was from way back on Oct. 17th. The stakes were not particularly high so I decided to throw together some of my old favorites with HIVE and see how they worked in todayís game. For the second game (10/23) I went with the League of Assassins because I had just gotten my first two man-bat assassins ever. Finally I went with Asgardian (Heroes) on 10/24. Eventually I will get around to playing Asgardian villains as well.
UN055 Queen Bee
CD002 HIVE Trooper X3
CD003 HIVE Trooper
SMS102 Red Kryptonite
IHS101 Gamma Bomb
The first match was against Steel, Eradicator, and Matter Eater Lad (MEL). We fought in Deathís Realm. First off, MEL ate all of the objects. Steel and Eradicator tore the team apart for most of the game. At the end, though, one of the Troopers whipped out his gun yelled ďEat This!Ē and critically hit MEL, To which the other remaining trooper replied ďThat Had to Sting!Ē
Next up was a team of Nightcrawler with a gauntlet, Cyborg, and a few others. While Deathstroke took care of the fodder, Queen Bee was following Nightcrawler around stinging and filling him with poison. Unfortunately Nightcrawler didnít bring his epee pen and died, swollen and itchy.
Finally they faced off against a Worldbreaker Hulk and his pal Domino at the Crash Site. It started with them getting tied up in the red kryptonite for a while. Then Queen Bee decided to show Hulk her Boobees which resulted in him smashing domino into a fine paste. Afterword Deathstroke and his pit crew proceeded to blow giant holes into the Worldbreaker
DKR002 Shadow Assassin X2
DKR015 Master Bruce Wayne
DKR023 Henri Ducard
BB041 Talia al Ghul
BB026 The Sensei
BB004 League Assassin
BB011 League Elite x3
AA017 Man Bat Assassin X2
The first match was against The Future Foundation at the farm featuring doom with a gauntlet. Spiderman died a quick and merciful death and Bruce Wayne bothered Susan Richards a bunch. The rest of the assassins had a devil of a time hurting Ben Grimm who clobbered a handful of assassins, and eventually both sides decided to stop fighting and walk away.
The next match was against more Fantastic Four at the farm again, but this time there was pretty much every member going against the League. This battle was quite a bit more successful and Henri Ducard carved up any enemy foolish enough to enter the cornfield of death.
Finally the assassins faced Red king who was wielding a gauntlet, Steve Rogers, Black Widow and some SHIELD folks. The battle was long and drawn out, but eventually Merlyn was able to get shot off against Red King which created a chink in his armor big enough for the assassins to stab repeatedlty.
SI046 Thor Girl
FFGGA005 Beta Ray Bill
Asgardian ATA X9
The first battle was against Worldbreaker Hulk and Ziran the tester. Luckily, the Asgardians had prepared for such a threat and took the battle to Bizzaro World. The Heroes only failed one test, and Valkyrieís support passed to other two. Firstly, World breaker was dispatched. Then the slow conquering of Ziran began. The asgardians suffered no losses and beat Ziran half to death before deciding to pack up and leave.
Next the Asgardians fought The Brightest day crew on the cosmic racetrack. While they suffered many casualties due to fandral and Heimdall being totally useless, they managed to win the day.
Finally, they faced off against the Infinity Watch with Adam Warlock double fisting gauntlets. After a rather pathetic first charge, the gods suffered a few casualties but hit their stride halfway through the battle. They were catching up a bit towards the end, until Adam Warlock figured out how to use the gauntlet and started running around and healing all over the place.
Hello folks, Iím back from a fairly lengthy hiatus. I havenít been playing lately and the games I have been playing have mostly been sealed events for NML. But It looks like I should be able to get back into the swing of things and pick up my holy quest anew. The first match occurred right as the Spiderman set was launching and due to the large amount of evil magical beings The Shadowpact answered the call to arms.
AN024 Detective Chimp
CD045 Blue Devil
Shadowpact ATA x6
The first battle was against an Amazon team consisting of the invisible jet, Violet Lantern Wonder Woman and several Amazon sisters on their home turf, Paradise Island. After some initial posturing, Shadowpact took the high ground leaving the amazons the beach. Enchantress was doing a particularly good job at intimidating the amazons into staying put until Wonder Woman decided to hit her in the jaw with a tank turret. Thanks to a little impromptu magic the attack wasnít as brutal as it could have been, but still managed to hinder good olí June Moon something fierce. Shadowpact returned the favor by giving Enchantress some time to regenerate, but then the rest of the amazons stormed up the stairs killing Nightmaster and nightshade in the process. Blue Devil and Ragman were able to clear out most of the rank and file which left Enchantress to take down Wonder Woman. Finally, not wanting to be outdone, Detective chimp proved his worth and destroyed the invisible jet.
Next up was against a Sinister Syndicate team comprising Alyosha, Rhino (sporting a utility belt), Shocker, Electro, Vulture, Lizard and Mysterio. This took place with the Shadowpact defending Dr. Strangeís Sanctum Sanctorum while the Sin Syn ran up the stairs. At first, Alyosha sent Gulyadkin up the stairs to try and get a swipe in. However it turns out, nightshade and blue devil are cat-people and Gulyadkin, instead of disemboweling, got his tummy scratched. This made the rest of the Sin Syn angry and they all ran up the stairs with Rhino and Alyosha going for the flanks. Enchantress managed to mangle many of them (including Gulyadkin*sniff*) with her storm of witches teeth. Eventually the fighting and rhino goring ended with Enchantress and Shocker going at each other when they finally decided fighting was senseless and they walked away hand in hand
Finally, the Shadowpact went up against a Bug and about three different versions of both blue beetle and booster gold. This also took place on Themescara, but was really straight forward. Detective Chimp managed to figure out how to slow the bug down while Enchantress destroyed it with teeth. The others focused on beating up the super buddies.
I've always been in love with the Shadowpact, the new enchantress ands some serious heft to the team. Additionally, even though they are old, Blue Devil and Ragman have such long dials that the mystic feedback seriously hurts, especially considering today's shorter dials.
The Next week was the month three No Manís Land Event. We played it as suggested, 400 points 200 of which had to be from Batman, Streets of Gotham, or No manís Land. Swarm teams have always been my favorite and with the past few sets the GCPD have become a serious contender. I love it when Men battle against gods; and with the GCPD they have more than a fighting chance. Additionally, playing Gotham City gives me an opportunity to talk in an old timey irish cop accent.
DKR005A GCPD Officer
SOG001A GCPD Officer
SOGV003B GCPD Motorcycle (Piloted)
BMV004B GCPD Cruiser (Piloted)
DKR018 Rachel Dawes
DKR100 Batman (Utility Belt 13 pts)
The first battle was against an almost Justice League team consisting of Blue Beetle, Big Barda and the FFSM 150 Superman (with Utility belt and several feats). Initially the justice league brought along a meteorite and the bat-signal before they realized that they were too awestruck by the utility belt to be able to figure out how those things worked. So they got replaced by regular old objects. After a little bit of maneuvering, the Cruiser managed to run Clark over, and handcuff him to the bumper (it has kryptonite infused windshield fluid). Batman got out of the passenger seat and sat in a bush getting ready to throw some magic batarangs. Big Barda and Blue beetle both punch the car a little bit, while batgirl and Maggie Gyllinhaal watched from on top of the power plant. All of a sudden, Mr Freeze came in and made an ice castle. This didnít faze batman any as he promptly him superman in the butt with magic bat-toys, leaving him open for batgirl to finish off. After Supes went down it was a bit of a brawl and ended with the bike, cruiser, and the two officers being beaten down before Barda and Ted were apprehended.
Next up, Gotham City faced off against another gotham city team containing DC10 Catwoman, Bruce Wayne (itís really Hush, shhh), Bruce Wayne (Itís really Bruce shhh) robin, and GL Batman (with the belt). Basically the same thing happened in regards to GL. The cop car ran him over while Batman shot him from the roof. Batgirl and Catwoman got into a tussle, but with the help of Maggie, Helena came out on top. After the two other real Bruces went down. It was time for Tommy to put his impersonation skills to the test. While he was generally ineffectual at kayoing opponents except vehicles he managed to fool everybody with his clever disguise which allowed him to survive until everybody got tired of fighting and left.
Finally, a new opponent showed up, this time in the form of Omega batman, with Katana, some bats, and Bart Allen. This time the battle took place on top of the roof, instead of in the swamp. Omega batman was fist fighting with regular batman (who had gotten too cocky and punched himself in the nose right off the bat) and katana was fighting Batgirl. Bart Allen was a man on a Mission, and that mission was to beat up Maggie Gyllinhaal. After the building fell in on itself and the cop car tumbled to its death, batman took out omega bats at roughly the same time as batgirl took out katana. Unfortunately this meant that they were all free to watch Bart brutally assault poor Maggie. Revenge was swift, but unsatisfying. Batman went on to whine a whole bunch about his leg and grow a beard.
Playing the Gotham City teams I am beginning to have sympathy for people who are genuinely Nightcrawler or Sentry-Void fans. I love playing the cops, especially when they play nicely with batmen. However that darn cruiser is just so good that my plans didnít really vary depending on what my opponent was playing, which made for straightforward games. Overall I love playing them but feel a bit cheesy. Which I suppose is okay because if I hadnít gotten a hold of Clayface, I would have murdered someone and taken theirs.
Gotham City 3-0
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