Greetings HeroClix fans!
Today, we take a closer look at two starships with ties to the Deep Space Nine space station! First, let’s open all hailing frequencies and request permission from Captain Benjamin Sisko to board the U.S.S. Defiant!
Regarded by Starfleet Commander William Riker as a “tough little ship,” Defiant comes in at 100 points and has the Federation and Soldier keywords. The ship has a range of eight with two targets and the Federation team ability, which allows it to boost its defense by +1 when it is attacked by a ship that already has one or more action tokens.
Defiant was built to fend off Borg attacks and is capable of reaching warp 9.2. This speed is represented on Defiant’s dial through Running Shot on its first two clicks. Offensively, Defiant appears unassuming but starting on its third click, it opens its primary phaser array to blast away at multiple enemy ships. This attack is shown on Defiant’s dial as Energy Explosion.
As part of an agreement between the Federation and the Romulan Empire, Defiant was the first Federation starship equipped with a Romulan cloaking device. This is represented defensively on Defiant’s dial as Super Senses on its opening click.
Once Defiant is off its first click, it ditches the cloaking device in favor of heavy ablative armor that allows it to withstand multiple hits from enemy ships. This is shown as Invulnerability on Defiant’s next three clicks. Late-dial, Defiant again changes defensive tactics and relies on its deflector shields (Energy Shield/Deflection) for protection!
Finally, the Defiant can confuse opposing ships thanks to the experience of its Executive Officer, Worf! This tactical advantage is shown on Defiant via mid-dial Perplex.
Speaking of Worf, let’s peek into the mirror universe and turn our attention to Regency 1!
Commanded by Regent Worf, Regency 1 is a Negh’Var-class flagship of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. Regency 1 comes into play at 150 points and has the Flagship, Klingon, and Warrior keywords, and also has a range of nine!
Regency 1 is capable of reaching a sustained speed of warp 9.6. This is represented on the ship’s dial via Hypersonic Speed on its first three clicks. Mid-dial, Regency 1 switches from Hypersonic Speed and gains Running Shot.
As the flagship of the Klingon Empire, Regency 1 possesses the Indomitable combat ability, which allows it to ignore pushing damage! The ship also has Impervious on its starting click. Once Regency 1 is off its top click, it uses a cloaking device that was stolen from our universe and brought to the Mirror Universe! This cloaking ability is represented on Regency 1’s dial as Super Senses. Mid-dial, Regency 1 loses its cloaking device and Super Senses becomes Impervious once again. Late-dial, the ship relies upon its shields (Toughness) to keep it in the fight!
Regent Worf’s battle experience helps Regency 1 get through tough fights. This experience is shown on Regency 1’s dial via Leadership on the ship’s first two clicks. Mid-dial, Regent Worf shows his benevolent side and Leadership becomes Support on Regency 1’s next two clicks. Late-dial, Regency 1 takes the fight into close quarters and gains Close Combat Expert!
On one notable mission, Regent Worf led Regency 1 into battle against Terran rebels for control of the Terok Nor space station. Early-dial Quake represents Regency 1’s vicious attacks against the Terran rebels. Once Regency 1 gets close to an enemy ship, it unleashes a startling array of weapons. This is shown via Blades/Claws/Fangs on Regency 1’s next two clicks. Mid-dial, Regency 1 focuses its ranged attacks by using Penetrating/Psychic Blast!
We hope you enjoyed today’s preview! Be sure to join us next time when we continue our journey aboard the ships of Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics!