When we left off I was down to 3 affiliations: Inhumans, Asgard and Brotherhood. Of these I wasn’t that keen on Inhumans, because Black Bolt is both meh as a character in the comics and the game for me. I decided I would probably run an Asgard-A-force list for the IRL event i’m going to at the beginning of June.
This started off as an Asgard list, but I’m not that keen on Loki because I think he really needs a Gem, and don’t want to use a slot for that. So I had 5 Asgardians, all female (I made a female thor model), 2 of whom are already A-force and I thought I’ll add in some A-force models. This list also had the benefit of only needing to paint up three models; She-Hulk, Scarlet Witch and Medusa. I haven’t looked much more at this roster for now, I’ve got 2 weeks to tweak it.
For the TTS roster I wanted to use lots of models I haven’t painted yet to try them out, So started with Brotherhood. This gave me the initial 6 models. After some discussion on the MCP discord I dropped Sabretooth and added in Okoye, Angela and Valkyrie. I was then considering Mr Sinister, but again at this point realised I had 4 A-force models, so decided I may as well add in A-Force, so took She-Hulk and then I wanted another thrower, so toying between Captain Marvel and Medusa went with the latter because she is new.
For tactics cards I started off with all the character-specific cards which very quickly got me to 8 cards. But then I decided that was a bit silly and I really only wanted the absolute best affiliation and character cards, 2 restricted cards and then 2 movement cards. This way I can always have 5 cards that are useable regardless of lineup in each game. Really wish you could have more than 8 cards – it seems very restrictive.
Lastly for the crises I wanted to take advantage of Angela and Quicksilver by having F extracts if I could, and then preferring secures that you don’t need to interact with.
Do I think this roster is going to be all-conquering? Not a clue. I’m running 7 models I’ve never used and 6 tactics cards I’ve never used. It could be a complete mess. I hope it goes better than Black Order, at least I have sort of idea what I’m going to be doing! And I should be able to get a few IRL games in before I have to run this in the TTS. Next week I should be able to report back on how things are going!