Posts Tagged ‘marvel’

The Brick Fury Boys Are Back, and this time they’re chatting about which powers have been buffed, nerfed or changed by the new rules update:

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The boys are back, to test out the new starter set!

And here’s the gameplay footage!

Brad, Joe and Ian unbox, discuss, test and review the latest Fast Forces for Heroclix, the Marvel Knights set. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones are joined by Elektra and The Punisher!

Plus, full, uncut gameplay!

Joe, Ian and Brad are back to discuss, unbox, test and review the Deadpool and the Mercs for Money Fast Forces set for Heroclix! Check out the review above, and check below for the uncut playtest footage: 

Joe, Ian and Brad are back, and this time they’re unboxing, reviewing and discussing the new Guardians of the Galaxy set for Heroclix. 

For the full, uncut play test footage: 

Brick Fury’s back with the latest Fast Forces pack: Uncanny X-Force! Featuring Deadpool, Wolverine, Cable and more!

Check out the review here: 

And full, uncut gameplay here: 

Mystery, secrets, and betrayal. Marvel Legendary’s twelfth expansion steps into a universe where superpowers are replaced by gritty stories. This hundred card small box expansion hosts Heroes, Schemes, and Villains in a way never before seen in the Legendary universe. This is Legendary: Noir.

It seems a fair while since there has been an expansion for Marvel Legendary, and this one is rather a strange one. This time, it’s focused on the Marvel Noir universe – a parallel timeline of the multiverse that sets everything in a 1920s Noir setting, with some steampunk thrown in for good measure.

At a hundred cards, Legendary: Noir feels substantial enough to add some character (and characters) to your games, without getting stretched too thin (something the Secret Wars double pack was criticised for). The artwork is all nicely evocative, and suits the mood of the set, yet is no so different that it seems jarring alongside your other cards.

The five new heroes are new takes on Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Angel; although Spider-Man is probably best known, due to his prominence in the Spider-Verse crossover a couple of years ago. The new heroes do synch well together, and you’ll have fun with their combinations.

The Masterminds are Noir versions of The Green Goblin (here envisioned as a mob boss), and an evil Charles Xavier. They have some tough combat abilities, and their accompanying gangs of Sinister Six and the X-Men are nicely done and highly thematic.

The new Investigation ability, which allows players to examine, draw and rearrange the top cards of their decks is a very nice one, and is perfect for helping to set up combos of superpowers later in the game; especially if combined with Phasing.

Unfortunately, what holds the expansion back is what a niche area of the Marvel Universe it covers. Secret Wars was a massive event, covering every character, running for months. Ditto for Fear Itself and Civil War. Noir, as great as it was, was several years ago and only ran for a short period. As a result, the more casual Legendary player may struggle to find much of interest here.

That’s a real shame, because the card art and the mechanics absolutely nail the Noir theme. It’s just that that theme will likely only appeal to Marvel zombies and legendary completists.

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Brad Harmer-Barnes is a games journalist and comedy writer from Kent, England, and has written for (among others) Miniature Wargames magazine, Fortress: Ameritrash, Emotionally14.com and Suppressing-Fire.Com, which he also edits. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @realbradhb

Joe and Ian duke it out in this latest episode of Brick Fury! 

Joe Crouch, Ian Harmer and Brad Harmer-Barnes return in a brand new episode of Brick Fury, discussing what the best colossal Heroclix are, and what makes them work so well.


The Devil made me do it.

Guess what series I’ve finally gotten around to watching?


I recently bought myself a really good Daredevil Heroclix, to use in an inspired, fun little squad I’ve thought of, but the model was a horrible bright red. Yeah, I know, I know, “That’s how he’s supposed to look!”. I just prefer the modern, armoured Man Without Fear from the current series, ok? If I was going to be hiding in shadows and dodging bullets I probably wouldn’t vote for bright red Lycra either, and trust me, I know a bit about wearing it.

I started out trying to replicate the crimson/black pattern that The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen wears, but soon discovered that the cool action pose, whilst making him look awesome, doesn’t lend itself to the exact style of it; Parts that are solid metal would need to be bending. Instead, I simply went with something “in the style of” the series. Pretty pleased with it. Even if I did go in blind (Sorry).


As a side note, this era of Heroclix (around “Incredible Hulk”) used a horrible shiny paint that is almost impossible to adhere other paint to. He currently has three layers of maroon on him, and it rubs off super easily, so he’s going to have to have a nice coat of varnish to hold him together. I don’t want him shiny, so I’ll probably go for a Matte (Murdock) (Sorry again).

Ömer Ibrahim is a regular contributor to Suppressing Fire and you can check out his modelling work at Can’t Sleep, Must Paint.