CHARACTER SUMMARY: TOAD (Mortimer Toynbee)

At long last we come inexorably to the last of the 2020 Brotherhood releases, Toad. How to translate Magneto’s loyal lackey into the game? How to make someone dressed like a medieval court jester a desirable model to reach for? Let’s see. STAMINA – 5, decent enough. MOVEMENT – Medium, surprising given that he is…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: SABRETOOTH (Victor Creed)

It’s time to move onto the penultimate Brotherhood of Mutants character now, namely Sabretooth. Some people call him crap-Wolverine, but is that true? And how have AMG translated him into the game? Let’s see. STAMINA – 6, nice and chunky. MOVEMENT – Sweet, nourishing, wondrous long. SIZE – 3, which surprised me a little. But…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: MYSTIQUE (Raven Darkhölme)

Mystique has the potential to be a tricky one design-wise. After all, how on earth do you design a character who can be anyone? Let’s see if AMG managed it… STAMINA – Mystique has a respectable 5 stamina. MOVEMENT – Long, woohoo! SIZE – 2, as expected. THREAT – 3. DEFENCES – A classic 3-threat…

THEME TEAM: Mystical Machine Gun

As regular readers of this blog (I know you’re out there – thanks for your support) may have noticed, my output has dropped off a lot over the past few months (life reasons, let’s not get into it here), and I may be ever so slightly, the teeniest smidge behind on character summary articles. To…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: MAGNETO (Max Eisenhardt)

This is a big one, and I, like many others, was intrigued to see how AMG would represent Magneto in the game. He is, after all, extremely powerful in Marvel lore; so have AMG managed to meet our expectations and given us a powerful yet balanced character? Is Magneto one of the best minis to…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: BEAST (Henry McCoy)

And now we come to it, the last of the X-folk for the time being. This mini was a joy to paint (except for the inside of that metallic column, urgh), but is Beast a joy to play? Let’s see… STAMINA – Beast has a nice chunky 6 stamina. MOVEMENT – Medium, but on a…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: WOLVERINE (James Logan Howlett)

He’s the best at what he does, and blah blah blah blah blah – you know the score! Like Star Wars, clickbait and coffee shops, Wolverine is everywhere; but does he justify his place on the gaming table? Let’s see… STAMINA – Wolverine starts off strong with a whopping 7 stamina which, considering his threat…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: STORM (Ororo Munroe)

It’s time to take a look at the Uncanny X-Men’s second affiliation leader, and on/off wife of T’Challa, the Black Panther – Storm. What does Ororo bring to the table? Let’s see… STAMINA – 5, not as good as 6, but not as bad as 4… MOVEMENT – An entirely average medium. SIZE – 2,…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: CYCLOPS (Scott Summers)

At long last we have made it to the mutants, and where better to start than the mono-ocular target of sibilant alliteration, the X-Men field team leader – Cyclops. What does the great visor’d one have to offer? Let’s see… STAMINA – With 6 stamina on his healthy side, Scott is no slouch in the…

CHARACTER SUMMARY: BULLSEYE (Benjamin Poindexter)

After what seems like several decades away from my keyboard I have returned triumphantly to discuss the next character in line, namely Bullseye. That’s all the intro you’re getting for now, let’s take a look! STAMINA – Benjamin has a respectable stamina of 5. MOVEMENT – A massively human medium. SIZE – A thoroughly human…