As of 17th May We can play Marvel Crisis Protocol in the UK again. Technically, we could play via TTS, but that didn’t really happen for me. I played in Season 3 and it was a disaster, opponents in the wrong bracket and time zone, a bye, and so I didn’t play in season 4.
I am now signed up for two events in the next month and a half AND am looking to play in TTS S5 AND am hoping to be playing locally as well. But I haven’t played since September/October and now I have a bunch of new models. I already owned all the models and had everything up to Dr Strange painted, plus Angela and Enchantress because we got them early in the UK.
So what new models do I own that I have not used:
- X-men (Cyclops, Storm, Beast, Wolverine)
- Brotherhood (Mags, Toad, Mystique, Sabretooth)
- Inhumans (BB, Medusa, Crystal, Lockjaw)
- Scarlet witch & Quicksilver
- Sin & Viper
- Mr Sinister
That’s a lot of new models (23, plus I didn’t get to use Angela and Enchantress in competitive play, so basically 25 new models to play with). So how do I pick a roster!?
Firstly, I tend to start with models and/or affiliation and then pick the crisis. Some people go the other way, but I choose what I went to play with, then try to pick a crisis to match. So what models do I want to play with? So this is where I’m torn. There are older models i really like, but I also really want to try some new models. So I started playing with some rosters:
So first, what don’t I want to play:
- Guardians – I was looking to play them at the end of last year because they were painted and I had Angela, but it didn’t happen, and now i’m just meh on them.
- Spider-Foes, X-men, Web Warriors – All are factions I would love to play, but they have more models coming soon, so I’ll wait.
- Wakanda – With only 5 models, I feel like this is a sub faction rather than a faction in it’s own right, but maybe.
- Black Order – Just no. Tried it in TTS3, was a disaster.
So I’m considering playing pretty much everything else, but that leaves a lot of affiliations;
|A-force||Really keen on this||New models and Old models|
Good leadership ability
|6 point leader is a threat sink|
|Avengers|| Good leadership ability |
New models and Old models
|Cap is a bit dull|
Have played in previous tournament
|Cabal||2 Leaders!!||Red skull is still good|
Modok in affiliation
|Rest of Affiliation is meh|
Is Sin any good??
|BoM||2 Leaders!!||3 point leader||6 point leader|
Only 6 models in Aff.
All new models to play
|Inhumans||LockJaw and Medusa!||Blackbolt is dull.|
Not convinced by Crystal
All new models to play
|Syndicate|| Good leadership ability|
Can play 2 affiliations easily
|Is Kingpin himself any good?|
|Defenders||Have new models, but also older models I know||Played in Last tournament|
|Asgard||Played a lot, but not in tournament||Played a lot…not shiny|
I thought doing pros and cons would help me out, but not really. I’ve probably ruled out Defenders, plus they have 2 more models to come. So now I’m down to 6.
So maybe I should look at which New models I really want to play and which old models I like playing with…
|New models I really want to play||Old models I like playing with||New models I wouldn’t mind trying out|
Well A-force features highly there. But then so does Cabal, and BoM and Avengers…oh and Inhumans. So that didn’t help. I did consider trying a triple affiliation list with BoM, Cabal and syndicate, but couldn’t fit it all in. Cabal has 5 leaders in it, crazy!!
So let’s try throwing stuff out based on what’s coming and so I might be happier to play in a bit. So the next bunch of stuff is Cable/Domino, Deadpool/Bob and Luke Cage/Iron Fist. I would like to use Bob in Cabal – that would make things a lot easier threat wise. And I want to use Domino, and she can go in A-force. So I could delay having both of those factions until June 11th. I might be able to use some in the second half of TTS5, and I can definitely use one faction at the event in July. And Syndicate will be getting more models at the end of June with Mysterio. And then I’m guessing the falcon/Rhodey box will be out in july, so maybe I’ll hold off on Avengers. So I am left with 3 factions – Inhumans, Asgard and Brotherhood.
I did quickly try a dual affiliation BoM Inhumans list with Quicksilver in both, but it doesn’t seem that great.
So that’s where I am. 3 possible single affiliation rosters, and no idea which one to use…I have to pick one by 23rd for the TTS, so hopefully by next week I’ll have picked one.