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Today our Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III preview is the U.S.S Hathaway. When William Riker took the command of the U.S.S. Hathaway it was to engage the U.S.S. Enterprise-D in a Starfleet battle exercise; little did anyone know that a party of Ferengi marauders would happen upon the scene!
U.S.S Hathaway has a trait called Underestimating Ensign Crusher. This allows U.S.S Hathaway to use Probability Control but only when it has just one action token. The U.S.S Hathaway can also use Outwit but only to counter combat abilities. This use of Outwit can seem limiting but can still give you the ability to counter a ship’s use of Sharpshooter, Indomitable or even Flight, any of which could easily swing a battle in any captain’s favor.
U.S.S Hathaway starts out with Stealth and Super Senses as Riker gets her into position for first strike. U.S.S Hathaway also has the use of Support with a 10 attack which could easily come in handy if your first strike fails and your opponent gets the upper hand and damages other friendly ships first.
U.S.S Hathaway has a special power on clicks 2 and 3 called Limited Warp. This allows U.S.S Hathaway to use Hypersonic Speed and Running Shot. When she does use Hypersonic Speed this way, she must be given a double power action instead of a regular power action. This means at the end of the action you must be able to place two action tokens instead of just one, and apply pushing damage if applicable.
Also on click 2 U.S.S Hathaway can use Energy Explosion, Energy Shield/Deflection, and Perplex. U.S.S Hathaway has a five-click dial ending with the use of Willpower.
U.S.S Hathaway has a range of 6 squares and costs 75 points. She has the Federation keyword as well as the team ability. The Federation Team Ability allows ships that are attacked by a ship with one or more action tokens to modify her defense value by +1. This team ability is Uncopyable.
Thanks for reading and continue to look toward the stars for more upcoming Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!