Heroclix has been around a while now, in various forms and ranges, though the Superhero lines tend to be the most popular and long lived.
Strange as it may sound I have played Heroclix before, though I have heard plenty of things about it in the past, so I thought its about time to take a deeper look at the models, and follow our journey in to game.
The Pack contains six figures, and a special model (in this case a weapon pod from Batman) and all the cards you need for your characters. Heroclix boosters are bought blind, as in boxed so you are never sure what you are getting, but with this Fast force, you can see the characters clearly, and can see the theme.
Its a mixed statement really. The Fast Forces do not contain a play map (which you need to play on), dice (not a problem really for most gamers) the rules and powers and abilities card (which can be downloaded here) and the tokens for objects, and effects.
If you are just getting into it with some friends, or yourself then this may not be the best way to start, but if its played in your local store, and you want to jump into the organised play scene (you can find your local store here) then is a very good start, as you can download the rules and stats for free, and this provides plenty of options for a themed team to jump in and play.
So lets take a closer look at the models..........
Next up we have Lex Luthor, Superman's classic rival. At 50 points he is a cheap choice (standard team games seem to be around the 300 point mark)
Again the model is nicely detailed, with a good paintjob. I do not know too much about Nightwing as a character, but between this and other Superhero games such as Dice Masters I am certainly catching up.
Again it is a nice model. I particularly like the half Batman half Superman shirt, that's a nice touch, and the paintwork is well done.
Now onto my favourite Superhero, Superman. The sculpt is the classic pose, and of course he is in his iconic suit. Weighing in at either 100 or 150 points, he is a beast. He hits hard, has great defence, moves fast with flying, and of course has plenty of other abilities, and a long range attack as well.
I really like the pack, the fact you get Superman, and Batman as well as two iconic villians makes this a great starting pack, and with a good points spread value makes it really easy to build themed teams to get playing.
Find your local store here, and grab a pack. With an RRP of £14.99 it is a good addition to your forces if you already a collector, or a good way to start jumping into organised play.
Stay with us to see more of our journey into Heroclix, including boosters and seeing it in action on the table top.