DC HeroClix: Batman Preview

DC HeroClix Batman: Socialist Red Guardsman!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as we continue to explore the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set.  Today, we are pleased to present a member of the Chinese Government’s ‘super-functionary’ program, the Great Ten, making his HeroClix debut.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Socialist Red Guardsman!


Socialist Red Guardsman begins play utilizing his 6 range and two targets to do as much damage as possible with an opening run of Energy Explosion.  Invulnerability represents the containment armor Socialist Red Guardsman is forced to wear to keep his solar powers in check.  Enhancement represents the control his government keeps over all of the Great Ten.  On his second click, Toughness replaces Invulnerability for a few clicks of his dial.  Though his armor is quite heavy, shown by his low movement values, Socialist Red Guardsman gains couple of clicks of Running Shot.

Mid way through his dial, Socialist Red Guardsman trades Energy Explosion for Pulse Wave, which will cover the last half of his dial.   Damage reduction is given up for the ability to pour on the damage as Willpower allows Socialist Red Guardsman to act without fear of pushing damage for the rest of his dial.

Socialist Red Guardsman has the ability to dish out some solid damage with his printed damage values and attack powers, but his trait allows him to be even more dangerous.  Runaway Reactor allows Socialist Red Guardsman to deal penetrating damage when he uses Energy Explosion, and he can choose not to halve his range value when he uses Pulse Wave.  In either case, Socialist Red Guardsman is dealt 1 unavoidable damage after the attack resolves.

Socialist Red Guardsman possesses the Armor and Great Ten keywords, giving him a couple of theme team options.  At only 78 points, Socialist Red Guardsman brings an aggressive power set and solid stats to any force you choose to include him on.

That’s all for this time.  Thanks for reading, and as always, be sure to come back later in the week as we preview another figure from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set!