Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we will continue our preview of Star Trek Tactics HeroClix Series III with some of the most terrifying foes the Federation has ever encountered in their many travels, the Borg! Utilizing a collective “hive-mind”, the Borg are deadly adversaries who assimilate other cultures and technology and can respond to threats with an almost immediate adaptation!
Of course, before the Borg can assimilate they must first investigate, and that’s where the Scout 608 cube comes in!
The Scout 608 flies in at only 50 points, making it an easy addition to team building. Scout 608’s dial starts out with its special damage power called Your Systems Have Been Infiltrated. Your Systems Have Been Infiltrated states that Scout 608 can use Perplex, but may only target opposing ships. If the target ship is marked with an Assimilation Token, it may modify the chosen combat value by an additional -1. This allows you to take extra advantage of the Borg Team Ability.
Scout 608 also starts out with Energy Explosion and Toughness. Scout 608 also has a range of 6 to take advantage of the Energy Explosion. Scout 608 ends its dial with Plasticity and Steal Energy. This is a very handy combination that allows Scout 608 to keep an opposing figure near it while it tries to heal itself.
The Borg, Robot, and Spy keywords ensure easy them team building and consistent combat values allow you to use the Scout 608 as an effective harassment or tie-down piece while its bigger Borg brothers attack from a distance!
Speaking of, our next Borg ship is the Queen Vessel Prime which flies in at an impressive 200 points.
Queen Vessel Prime starts out with a trait called Ruthless Efficiency, which says When Queen Vessel Prime hits with an attack, damage dealt is penetrating. This trait is particularly devastating considering the Queen Vessel Prime’s two targets and 8 range, and initial damage value of 4(!).
The Queen Vessel Prime also begins play with a special damage power called The Queen. The Queen says that Queen Vessel Prime can use Leadership and Outwit. When it uses Leadership, it may use Probability Control, but only for that roll. Phasing /Teleport allows the Queen Vessel Prime to travel unhindered by both terrain and opposing ships, while an initial click of Impervious protects it from its enemies’ attacks.
On the second click, Queen Vessel Prime gains both Incapacitate and a special power called All is In Service to the Collective. All is In Service to the Collective lets the Queen Vessel Prime use Invulnerability and Mastermind, and when it uses Mastermind, friendly ships with the Borg keyword within 4 squares and line of fire are considered adjacent! Careful positioning will allow the Borg to always be ready to protect the Queen Vessel Prime thanks to this special power! Late-dial, Queen Vessel Prime’s dial then ends with Perplex and Regeneration.
At 200 points, the Queen Vessel Prime is a hefty investment in a 300 point game, but with the right support it will be a devastating adversary for your opponents thanks to its consistent (and impressive) combat values, the Borg Team ability, and both its Ruthless Efficiency trait and All in Service to the Collective special power. The Borg, Robot, and Ruler keywords allow for thematic team building in a variety of strategies as well.
That’s all we have from the Borg Collective today, but please keep checking back for more previews from the Star Trek HeroClix Tactics Series III! Until next time keep your phasers at stun!