TTS season 5 part 2 Roster swap!

So Brotherhood is dead, long live ?? No idea!

Let’s go back to the models again, there’s a few new additions:

New models I really want to playOld models I like playing withNew models I wouldn’t mind trying outModels I want a break from
She-Hulk
Scarlet Witch
Angela
Enchantress
Quicksilver
Medusa
Lockjaw
Mr sinister
Mystique
Cable 
Domino
Deadpool
Venom
Valkyrie
Black Panther
Hawkeye
Shuri
Modok
Storm
Crystal
Magneto
Kingpin
Sin
Viper
Taskmaster
Bob
Luke Cage
Iron Fist

Magneto
Angela

I bottled playing She-Hulk in 3 games, so going A-force seems Silly. Also, better to go for a Non-Angela affiliation, so Asgard is out also.

And I’m still ruling out Black Order, Guardians and Spider-Foes.

So that leaves:

  • Avengers
  • Cabal
  • Inhumans
  • Syndicate
  • Defenders
  • X-men
  • X-Force
  • Wakanda

I need to throw some more out. I don’t fancy any more 6 threat leaders, And Strange is basically that, so Defenders are out. I can’t bring myself to play Black Bolt, and I also don’t want to play the same few models every game trying to make affiliation (BB, Medusa, Quicksilver/Lockjaw = 12 threat) so Inhumans are out. 

So which factions have different cores So I’m not always playing the same?

  • Avengers – Plenty of choice. 2,3,4,5,6 threat models to play with.
  • Cabal – 2 leaders. Good 3 and 4 threat characters. Tempting to just crutch on Modok though.
  • Syndicate – Awkward core. Need to take Kingpin and both Crossbones and Tasky, or 1 of them and Modok or Killmonger (10,11,12 threat). Bullseye is awful, I can’t take him. That doesn’t leave much room for variety in the rest of the list.
  • X-men. 6 models now, but I’m not sure I would take beast, so really only 5. But with 2 leaders and a mix of 3,4,5 threat there’s variety here.
  • X-force. Only 5 models here, but the leader is 5 threat, and then 2 4s and 2 3s. That’s not great for roster building.
  • Wakanda. I would always use the same 3 models for 9 threat. Which means I can put other models in easily…

I feel like only playing models I haven’t used. No Okoye, Modok, Valkyrie, Venom, Panther. That rules out Wakanda.

Can i still be competitive? I didn’t feel competitive in first 3 games but I won 2. Taking better tactics might help for a start!

I’m currently toying with a couple of different ideas;

One thought is Avengers, but with Ghost rider. I like the idea of bodyguarding people so you can’t hit who you want and ghost rider punishes you. But it will only work on certain secures. Can add another X force model (deadpool) for 2 affiliations.

Another thought is an X-force, X-men list. But add in Iron fist and Wong to in theory make Iron fist attack more viable. Again I’m not sold on this.

A combined Syndicate / Cabal list but only with Sin. SINdicate if you will.

It has tanky models to sit on points, or can go wide. Mr Sinister has 3/4 targets who can either ignore his damaging tactics card or heal it back. But unfortunately then he wouldn’t have a proper 2 point option to bring in, so I have to go for a 3 threat.

Or I forget dual affiliation and just run straight up Sin and the crazy gang. Throw in rocket as a Cloning target, or maybe nebula. Is Sin’s leadership any good? I’m not sure, but no-one would expect it. Can also drop Taskmaster for someone else. And maybe swap Killmonger for Zemo. Or possibly Bring in Cable and Wolverine for more healing and X-force dual affiliation.

So I think I’m getting closer to a new roster. Come back next week when I should have an answer (because I have to submit it!!)

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