For today’s DC HeroClix: Batman preview, we take a look at a vehicle in the DC Universe that is arguably only surpassed by the Batmobile in terms of recognition and popularity. We present to you Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet!
Wow (not a good wow). Every vehicle preview reinforced my dislike for this new element. Just so we're clear – for a little over 100 points, you get a huge piece on the map, that can't have a line of fire drawn to it from more that 5 squares away, carries 3 figures and a pilot 10 squares using phasing, if that pilot happens to be a Wonder Woman (pretty likely), then she can then take a non-free action after being carried (Brave and the Bold WW with flurry and super-strength pops into my head), and THEN, the Jet places a 6-square barrier as a free-action. The jet itself sports a 15-click dial (for 106 points!!!!), 4 clicks of regeneration and 8 clicks of shape change. HOW IS THAT A BALANCED PIECE?
BROKEN!!!!!! And I don't use that term lightly.
In short – vehicles suck. I'm avoiding them like the plague. A super-heroes game should be about the Super-heroes, not their toys. Like the gauntlet, they gave an inanimate object more game-changing potential than the characters (for whom we play).
I give Wizkids three thumbs on this one - two thumbs down, and be creative with what you do with the third one.
I hope I dont see too many of these in play. I dont like the vehicles. They are too cheap, too damn big and too complex and definitely exploitable.
Wizard World Texas 2008 King of the Hill 1st Place
GenCon 2011 King of the Hill 2nd Place
GenCon 2012 Street Fighter 2nd Place 12-4 in BR
GenCon 2013 King of the Hill 1st Place
"Strike first, strike fast, strike hard."
Whatever vehicles I get will be for display purposes only.
...although considering there are probably hundreds, if not thousands of better sculpted Batmobiles out there by actual model vehicle company...
Whatever I get is strictly trade fodder.
This is far, FAR too broken for me to consider playing.
I honestly hope there is something we haven't been told about vehicles yet. They aren't tourney legal. Or something. If not - they either have chimps playing VS cats as playtesters - or the playtesters tell GD "Hey this is ridiculously overpowered" and GD says "No it's not I/we are smart, have huge egos, and are never wrong."