Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Three down, three to go! We begin the home stretch for DC HeroClix: Batman No Man’s Land Organized Play by taking a look at the territory up for grabs during month four, Robinson Park! Maps for Robinson Park are included in the Month Four OP kits for the No Man’s Land OP series. Like the three previous maps in the series, Robinson Park features pre- and post-quake sides. (Click on images below to enlarge.)
Robinson Park (pre-quake) is an outdoor setting that features an abundance of trees, bushes, and a few well-placed benches which provide hindering terrain. Both starting areas have some foliage within their boundaries but not enough to become a true hindrance. Near the center of the map is a gazebo which provides a small elevated platform for ranged attacks.
Another piece of elevated terrain appears near the gazebo in the form of the roof of an enclosed botanical garden. Water fountains are also found near both elevated structures and offer small sections of water terrain. On the opposite side of the map from the botanical garden are a wooden foot bridge and a small pond that provides more water terrain. Nearby, a pair of statues offers some blocking terrain.
Robinson Park (post-quake) retains most of its basic layout but now drawing lines of fire becomes a lot trickier. Several sinkholes have formed on one end of the map and have ravaged the starting area on that portion of the map. Now, the majority of the map that was considered elevation level 1 is now level 2. The sinkholes are now designated as elevation level 1. The roofs of the gazebo and botanical garden are now elevation 2. Some of the sinkholes also contain small sections of water terrain.
Poison Ivy’s green thumb is evident throughout Robinson Park as strange plants have sprouted and provide blocking terrain. The pond near the foot bridge is nearly devoid of water. Bizarre roots and vines snake their way across the pathways, creating a nightmarish landscape in which to traverse.
Like the other maps in the No Man’s Land OP series, Robinson Park has a suggested scenario that is included on the instruction sheet for the Month Four OP kit. The scenario reads: QUAKE: At the end of each player’s turn, that player rolls 2d6. On a result of 3 or less, replace this map with the Robinson Park (post-quake) map. Characters are placed in the same square they currently occupy on the new map. Any character that now is illegally placed is dealt one (1) unavoidable damage and is moved to the next closest square(s) it can occupy by its controller.
Again, prior to the event players must declare their allegiance to one of the six No Man’s Land gangs: GCPD, Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc or Black Mask. Each gang is represented by its own unique symbol. At the completion of the event, the gang with the most accumulated event points has conquered Robinson Park for their gang and tags that location on the laminated Gotham City map with their Gang Token. It seems the Joker’s Gang is currently in the lead on our global No Man’s Land Gotham City map but can they capture Robinson Park? Stay tuned!
Thank you for joining us today for this special DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land map review! Please join us in a few weeks when we tour another territory in Gotham City!