In what was probably the last in person game for Brother B. and me for the next few month (he had a baby a couple of days ago) Crimson Dynamo brought his Winter Guard to hold of a rampaging Hulk and his Avengers friends in the dessert.
Dynamo, Red Guardian, Dark Star, Taskmaster, Crystal and Nebula
Steve 1, Hulk, Iron Man and the Amazing Spider-Man
On Montessi Formular and Cosmic Invasion at 18 threat.
I had priority but going 6 wide against 4 meant that was first round and first round only.
The board state after round one. Books were picked up by ASM, Iron Man and Crimson Dynamo. Leading to an even 3:3 score.
After Hulk failed to daze Taskmaster he just threw him off of the point when he was already activated. Red Guardian was able to reach it to keep it contested though.
Steve had joined Peter Parker who had taken quite a beating from Dark Star to secure the point for B. Making it a 7:5 score after two rounds.
Overall this game was a lot of fun. While B. didn’t give me a single condition I could have used my leadership on, at least the cute interaction with Cosmic Invasion and the second part of the leadership worked out extremely well. I got a lot of power but never got pushed from the Crisis as I managed to roll the leadership trigger every time it would have happened.
What went wrong? I should have sent Nebula and possibly also Red Guardian/ Taskmaster after Tony Stark. He ended up scoring 10 of B.s 18 VP by just standing around. His Helios against RG was also back breaking in the already hard Avengers swing back turn.
Overall I think all three WG members, especially Dark Star who I fell in love with, are very good individually. I don’t know how well I like them as an affiliation though. I don’t believe this is a particularly hot hot take but I think I like them more as splashes. That said Sovereign Strike is a beyond awesome tactics card.
Next time we’ll look at different routes to roster creation.
See you then and cheers from Germany 🍻