Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Here we are with another exciting preview from the upcoming Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III! Today we continue our previews by visiting an alternate dimension where the Borg’s assimilation of the Alpha Quadrant has progressed a lot further along. The U.S.S. Enterprise has managed to remain mostly free from the Borg, but has become Assimilation Target Prime!
Firstly,we notice that Assimilation Target Prime possesses a trait called Scavenged Borg Technology, which says that when it uses the Borg team ability, it may place the Assimilation token on its own character card. When it is hit with an attack, you may remove Assimilation tokens from it and modify the attacker’s damage value by -1 for each removed token.
The front half of Assimilation Target Prime’s dial begins with a special power called Fighting on the Run, which allows it to move up to three squares after it resolves a range combat attack. An opening click of Toughness will give it a bit of damage reduction, before switching to a couple clicks of Energy Shield / Deflection for a bit, making it harder to hit with range combat actions. This section of the dial also has Outwit, allowing Assimilation Target Prime to deprive an opposing ship of a key power until your next turn.
On the back half of its dial, Assimilation Target Prime has a run of Pulse Wave, allowing it deal penetrating damage to all ships within 4 squares. A couple of clicks of Toughness are back, before switching to a closing click of Energy Shield / Deflection. Throughout its dial, the indomitable combat ability will let it act without fear of pushing damage. And an impressive 8 range will give Assimilation Target Prime a long reach to make range combat attacks, or to use its Outwit. Assimilation Target Prime can be played on some solid theme teams using its Borg, Federation, Robot, and Warrior keywords.
Assimilation Target Prime has the Federation team ability, allowing it to modify its defense by +1 when attacked by a ship having one or more action tokens. It also has the Borg team ability, letting it put an Assimilation token on any opposing ship it hits with an attack. And remember, an Assimilation token can be removed for each click of damage it would be healed, instead of being healed. And when action tokens are removed, roll a d6 and remove an Assimilation token on a result of 5 or 6.
Thanks for joining us, and be sure to join us next week for more previews from Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III!