Tag Archives: Marvel Crisis Protocol

MCP: Pointless Affiliation Bracket, Round 1

Having listened to the Alfredo’s Taco truck episode where they compare ALL the models in a bracket (and then pick their #1 choice at the end) I decided to do the same, but for affiliations. So I created a bracket, and randomised the seedings until none of the “top-tier” affiliations were in the bottom 4. […]

MCP: Defenders Roster Review

From the last post  “The change to Crisis selection has hampered Defenders even more than the nerf to pentagrams. I want a high threat, but narrow missions. Previously they had a better chance of getting Demon Portals (the one crisis I won on), but now with it being random you can get awkward crisis combinations […]

MCP: Nick Fury character card Review

Having had the X-23 and Gabby cards I thought we might get a break, but nope, straight into the Nick Fury cards! I haven’t even had time to talk about Grunts. Here he is: So he’s a Leader and he gets a new special rule in Grunts. Is he any good? The Great: The Grunts […]

MCP: Elysium Wargames January event

So after quite a long break (mostly due to the holidays and Christmas stuff) I went to an event this weekend! It was back at Elysium Wargames in Pontefract (less than 40 minutes away!). There ended up being 10 people so it was going to be maybe 4 rounds. I’ll try and actually make this […]

MCP: Honey Badger Character Card Review

This is another character that a load of people didn’t know of that I did. A few moves ago I was reading the Hellfire Gala X-men issues on Unlimited and there was a Gabby character. I didn’t know who that was so I looked her up and then went and read the All-New Wolverine run […]

MCP: X-23 Character Card Review

After a 2 Week break, we’re back! Another X-person! So excited! Will she be as poor as the rest? At this point, I don’t care, just happy to have some more X-Men. So she’s an assassin I guess? Shares a lot of Wolverine’s card, although doesn’t change on 2nd side like he does. The Great: […]

MCP: Gambit card review

Unlike Rogue and Collossus who I love as characters, Gambit is meh. I literally dislike everything about him except the throwing explosive energy stuff. Let’s check the card. I expected him to be like Moon Knight but his strike is worse and his ranged attack is better…well it does more dice but has no rapid […]

MCP: Baron Zemo Review

So I’ve tended to review characters as their cards drop, but there are plenty of characters out there I never reviewed. So starting today I’m going back and looking at some older characters, beginning with the lord of the dance himself, Baron Zemo He can do a lot. Support, extract runner, damage dealer. The Great: […]

MCP: Colossus card review

One of my favourite X characters! I’m not sure why, he often a bit dull in the Comics and is usually surrounded by more interesting characters. But he was in the team when I first came across the X-men in the original Secret Wars and turning into metal just seemed cool. Let’s see what the […]

Review of The Year: MCP Highlights (and lowlights)

I was going to do a month by month year in review, but not much happened for about 6 months of the year, so that would be a bit dull. Instead I’m looking at my MCP highlights and lowlights of the year, starting with the latter Disappointing models. Cable, Black bolt. While most models in […]

MCP: Juggernaut card review

Juggernaut was spoiled last week but the proper card dropped this week. How’s he looking? So he’s another 5 threat, good def, plenty of health and some interesting rules. The Great. He’s so thematic. He’s not standing still hitting. He should be moving, then smashing hard with I’m the Juggernaut for 10 dice, then moving […]

MCP, Were the character changes what I wanted?

So I did 2 articles on which models should get changed (here and here) knowing full well that not all would be changed. Did they change the models I suggested? Core Box wave Captain America. Buff! Yes (cheated here) Red Skull. No change. Captain Marvel. Buff! We know Binary is going down to 4. They […]

MCP: The End of Jank and Turn One plays?

I’ve written 3 previous articles about turn 1 (and beyond) jank extract grabbing plays here, here and here. But in the new update AMG seem to have got rid of an awful lot of these turn 1 plays. This is mostly because of a change to Advanced RnD. Previously this could be used by a […]

MCP: How does the update affect Affiliations?

So we’ve seen changes to characters, rules, B&R and tactics cards. I’m going to look at how I think that has affected each of the affiliations. I won’t really be considering unaffiliated picks (as that’s everyone) unless they were key to that affiliation. Before that I want to list out how I ranked the affiliations […]

MCP: Team Event

Last weekend I went to a Team event at Boards and Swords In Derby run by Rich Mid. He had organised this ages ago as way to get players from all over the country together. 2 of my local players, Alex and Owen said they would play. But then didn’t play MCP until the event. […]

MCP: Sneaky Update Changes

So I’ve already covered most of the rules changes and character changes in previous articles (look here for those) but after the big update dropped on Monday we got a bunch of extra sneaky changes! Rules Changes Thrown terrain now needs to be bigger than terrain it hits to destroy, the same as with characters. […]

MCP: The Meta? What Meta?

I still hear discussions about THE meta. But also discussions about if there is a meta. But before we get into these discussions, lets have a look at some numbers. I want to start off by looking at populations of the game starting with “content creators”.[I have to say I don’t consider myself a “Content […]

MCP: Web Warriors review

So i played 4 games with Web Warriors (5 if you count last week) and only lost 1 game… to another Web Warriors team. They’re pretty good. Miles was good to great every game. He’s fast which is good for extracts. He can hit hard. He has some control. He is one of only 4 […]

MCP: Fear in the Dark Dimension Event Review w/ Web Warriors

So after the Saturday event, on Sunday I went to Boards and Swords in Derby (only 45 minutes away) for a 16 player tournament. It was 17 but a local dropped to make sure there were no byes for people who travelled – what a guy! So this meant 4 rounds and a clear winner […]

MCP: Asgard Roster Review

So as usual after an event I’ll do a quick Roster Review. The roster is explained here and the event here. Thor was okay. Every time he used For Asgard he got damage and the stagger and he hit the throw a lot. He didn’t always have power for the terrain throw as well, but […]