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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play Strategy Article

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP- Thunderbolts Team

Greetings HeroClix fans, and welcome to a team building exercise featuring one of the signature Pro-Registration teams from the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play Event! Today, we’re looking at a group of “reformed” villains intent on working with the government to correct their misguided ways – the Thunderbolts!

There are a lot of options for Thunderbolts characters in this set, and we’ve put together a team for a 300-point constructed game with a good mix of characters and playstyles. Three of these characters were at one-time part of the core Thunderbolts team, with Songbird and Atlas joining at the start, and Radioactive Man coming aboard soon after. As they were all dedicated to improving themselves and leaving their lives of villainy behind, they all share a trait called Justice, Like Lightning, which you may recognize as the tagline of the comic. This trait states that after actions resolve, during which one of those characters damages one or more opposing characters with an attack, roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled. On a result of a 5 or 6, you may remove an action token from a friendly character with the Thunderbolts keyword within five squares. This trait can help the Thunderbolts to keep pursing their targets!

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Up first is Dr. Chen Lu – the Radioactive Man! A 70-point piece with 5 clicks of life, Radioactive Man is designed to inflict a lot of damage to characters in close situations. He starts with a special power called Nuclear-Level Radiation that gives him a different take on Poison – as long as he is next to an opposing character at the beginning of the turn, Radioactive Man can deal 2 damage to each adjacent character, or instead deal 1 damage to all other characters within 3 squares! He has a solid mix of standard powers as well, bringing Sidestep, Poison, Toughness, and Invulnerability to the table, along with a range of 3 squares, and a natural 3 or 4 damage value throughout his dial!

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Joining him is one of the most iconic members of the Thunderbolts, the former Screaming Mimi, Songbird! Much like Radioactive Man, Songbird is a 70-point character, who is able to attack two targets from 5 squares away. She possesses 1 attack special power, which appears on her first two clicks called Sonic Constructs, which gives Songbird the ability to use Force Blast, Incapacitate, and Telekinesis. Access to these powers makes her a natural board controller that can move, freeze, and place characters. Songbird also has a myriad of standard powers, including Sidestep, Force Blast, Running Shot, Energy Explosion, Pulse Wave, Barrier, Super Senses, and Leadership.

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Our next team member towers above the rest of the ‘Bolts, and features the Giant Reach, Great Size combat symbol – it’s Atlas! At 90-points, Atlas is a brute force attacker who is suited to bring in the midst of the fight. Like both Radioactive Man and Songbird, Atlas also possesses one special power, appearing on clicks 2 and 3 of his six click dial. Just Like When We Invaded the Mansion grants Atlas the ability to use both Flurry and Sidestep. Additionally, when you use Flurry, after actions resolve, you may place any hit characters adjacent to him! Atlas also has a mix of standard powers suited to his more in-your-face approach, including Charge, Sidestep, Quake, Impervious, Invulnerability, Toughness, and Close Combat Expert.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP - Thunderbolts Team - Jack O'Lantern

Our final team member was a new recruit during the Civil War, while the Thunderbolts were tracking down and imprisoning unregistered heroes. Jack O’Lantern gave the team another sets of eyes in the sky.  His Improved Targeting – Ignores Hindering Terrain, allows him to see though any Hindering Terrain and so opposing characters trying to hide with Stealth are in trouble. As a straightforward attacker, Jack O’Lantern has a mix of powers that include Running Shot, Sidestep, Energy Explosion, Penetrating/Psychic Blast, Toughness, and Exploit Weakness. Use him to deal some nice penetrating damage near the end of his dial.

And with Jack O’Lantern, we bring to a close our 290 point Thunderbolts squad! There are a lot of options in this set for you to customize your Thunderbolts to suit your needs – swapping in characters like Bullseye, Taskmaster, MACH-IV, Venom, or Jester, can swing this team in any direction to suit your play style.

That’s all for today, ‘Clix fans! Join us next time for more in-depth looks at the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play characters! Until then, visit the WizKids Info Network to find events near you and don’t be afraid to push!

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Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Preview

Marvel HeroClix Deadpool: Bullseye!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In today’s Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool preview, we bring you a sinister villain who once masqueraded as an Avenger! During Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign, this assassin and enforcer came into conflict with Deadpool and both were lucky to survive the experience! Of course, we could only be talking about Bullseye!

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As the World’s Greatest Marksman (in his mind at least), Bullseye possesses the Improved Targeting combat ability allowing him to ignore the effects of hindering terrain, other characters, and even adjacency when making ranged combat attacks! Combined with his early-dial Running Shot and 8 range with three targets, World’s Greatest Marksman almost assures that Bullseye will always have a valid target within range!

Bullseye also begins the game with Precision Strike which guarantees that he will do at least one click of damage to his target, and should he miss (unlikely, we know) his Probability Control ensures that he gets another shot (no pun intended)!

While the first half of Bullseye’s dial seems to be more focused on sniping his foes and whittling them down, his late-dial is almost dedicated to dishing out a lot of damage! Mid- to late-dial, Bullseye switches tactics slightly and trades in Precision Strike for Energy Explosion and picks up Ranged Combat Expert for a few more options as well!

Defensively, Bullseye is made for running up to his enemies and making ranged combat attacks point blank with little fear of reprisal thanks to his Combat Reflexes! (which adds +2 to Bullseye’s defense in close combat)  Late-dial, Bullseye picks up Super Senses allowing him to potentially avoid attacks altogether!

With extremely competitive and consistent combat values and a fantastic offensive power set, Bullseye is a great addition to any HeroClix force at only 110 points.  The Assassin, Dark Avengers, and Thunderbolts keywords ensure that Bullseye can contribute some ranged muscle to theme teams as well!

That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us next week for a pair of bail bonds-agents turned Heroes-For-Hire! Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!

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Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Preview

WizKids Games is Pleased to Announce Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Prep your wittiest one-liners and arm your Sheep-Guns! This spring, WizKids Games heads over to the wilder side with the latest Marvel HeroClix release, Deadpool!

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The “Merc with a Mouth” takes center-stage in this latest Marvel HeroClix set, with sub-themes focusing on the Deadpool Corps and the Deadpool’s rogues gallery!

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If that weren’t enough to delight Marvel HeroClix fans, other sub-themes in the set include the all-new Thunderbolts, the Heroes for Hire, and MORE!

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With over 80 figures to collect, the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool five-figure booster set includes:

  • 19 Common figures (plus one Prime)
  • 19 Uncommon figures (plus one Prime)
  • 19 Rare figures (plus one Prime)
  • 15 Super Rare figures (plus one Prime)
  • ??? thematic Chase figures – TOP SECRET (but stay tuned!)

Next up, we switch the spotlight over to the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool 24 Ct. Gravity Feed display!

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As with previous displays attached to a large release, the Deadpool Gravity Feed includes 24 foil packs and 10 different characters, each with a new dial-design found only in this product.  The Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Gravity Feed display will release before the main set, and offers stores and players a taste of the exciting action to come with the main set release.

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Not to be content as just a sub-theme to main five-figure booster release, the all-new Thunderbolts are back in their own six-figure HeroClix Fast Forces Pack!

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In this latest 6-figure HeroClix Fast Forces offering, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross has assembled a whole new strikeforce bearing his name! As the Red Hulk, Ross leads Deadpool, the all-new Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and the mysterious Mercy into battle!

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Last but certainly not least, the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Organized Play (OP) Kit includes everything stores need to host multiple HeroClix events.  Each Deadpool Organized Play kit includes the following:

  • 12 Limited Edition figures (three copies each of four different figures)
  • 30 Limited Edition 3D special objects (10 copies each of three different 3D special objects)
  • 10 double-sided maps
  • One Organized Play Addendum/Instruction sheet with suggestions on how to run Organized Play

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As with prior Organized Play kits, this OP kit is marked “Not For Resale” and is available while supplies last.

Lastly, as a special treat, here’s a bonus preview from Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool, the man himself: Deadpool!

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And let’s check out one of the Word Balloons from Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool as well:

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Leave your foes counting sheep with the Sheep Gun!and look for more exciting previews to begin soon!

Be sure to pre-order your Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool at your friendly local game and comic stores today! Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool will be available in stores everywhere May 2014!

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Marvel HeroClix 10th Anniversary Preview

The New Color of Evil: the Green Goblin!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

This August fans everywhere will be celebrating 10 years of Marvel HeroClix with (the aptly named) Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set.  Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary is a standalone set of 24 ALL-NEW, unique sculpts and dial designs for 12 fan-favorite Marvel Comics’ characters.  Each character has early- and modern versions that are connected via a special Battlefield Promotion game mechanic.  This special Battlefield Promotion ability allows the early appearance version of the character to transform into its more modern era counterpart.

We continue our series of previews for the Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set as we visit Spider-Man’s most fearsome arch nemesis: the Green Goblin! 

 The Green Goblin #004 is inspired by one of the most loved versions of the character, from Marvel HeroClix: Fantastic Forces, Norman Osborn #201Green Goblin begins play taking the fight to your opponent with Running ShotWillpower will allow Green Goblin to act again next turn with no fear of pushing damage.  On his second click, and continuing into his mid-dial, Green Goblin gets some solid use of his 6 range with two targets while throwing pumpkin bombs as he gains a string of Energy ExplosionOutwit will allow Green Goblin an advantage by denighing use of a key power to your opponents force, and Toughness will protect him from some return fire.  Denigh denigh

Late-dial, Green Goblin shows how hard to pin down he is with two closing clicks of Leap/Climb.  Willpower is back as he shows that he is willing to push himself to the limits to get his rival.   Green Goblin also breaks out his knock out gas in the form of Incapacitate for the rest of his dial.

Green Goblin has the Celebrity, H.A.M.M.E.R., Scientist, and Thunderbolts keywords, giving him plenty of theme team options.  For 75 points, Green Goblin is a solid secondary attacker with some great crowd control powers, and multiple targets to use them.

As with all classic appearance figures in the Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set, Green Goblin possesses a Battlefield Promotion ability;  “Battlefield Promotion: Green Goblin: When Green Goblin hits one or more opposing characters, after actions resolve, place a Promotion Token on his character card. You may then roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled and add 1 for each Promotion Token on his character card; on a result of 8 or higher, you may replace this character with Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary  #018 Green Goblin on the same click number.”

Not too shabby at all.  Now let’s take a look at Green Goblin #018.

This Green Goblin is so focused on destroying Spider-Man, that whenever he is on the map, (friendly or opposing) Green Goblin gets +1 to his attack and -1 to his defense via his trait, appropriately called I Will Kill the Arachnid!   Green Goblin begins play using Running Shot to take the action to the opposing force.  His special power, Goblin’s Tricks, allows Green Goblin to use Super Strength, and Energy Explosion, with the added benefit that damage dealt is penetrating.  With two targets at 5 range, this power can cause some mayhem!  Toughness will protect Green Goblin from counter attack.  On his second click, Green Goblin starts showing his mad genius as Outwit shows up for a couple of clicks.

Mid-dial, Green Goblin gets knocked off his goblin glider and gains Earthbound.  While off his glider for two clicks, he trades his special power for a run of Blades/Claws/Fangs.  Green Goblin exchanges Outwit for Perplex, and switches to Energy Shield/Deflection for defense.

At the end of his dial, Green Goblin gets back on his glider and uses Charge to go head to head with his opponent, still utilizing Blades/Claws/Fangs, while Perplex will help his attack or defense.   Green Goblin gains Plasticity on his last two clicks to keep his foe close to continue to use Blades/Claws/Fangs, or make it easier to get away to set up for the return of his Goblin’s Tricks special power.  Willpower makes sure Green Goblin doesn’t take pushing damage as he goes out fighting.

The modern Green Goblin possesses the Sinister Syndicate team ability, sharing his attack value with friendly figures using this team ability.  Green Goblin also has a plethora of keywords to fit onto theme teams, if that is your thing, including Dark Avengers, H.A.M.M.E.R., Scientist, Sinister Syndicate, and Thunderbolts.  At 117 points, Green Goblin will be a great asset to any force he is included on.

Thanks for joining us today, be sure to check back again soon as we continue to spotlight more exciting content from upcoming HeroClix releases!