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Federation Tank, Assault Leader
Review by: Carl 'Mike' Hardy, The Flight
Leader, Red 32
At ComicCon just
before the release of Enhanced Menace Of Darth Maul, I got to talk with
some of the guys from Decipher about it. They talked a little about
how great the cards were and how they'd shake up the way we'd build decks.
They also said the Tank Decks are going to get even nastier before something
is done about them. Per Evan Lorentz, "Tanks decks will get worse
before they get any better."
Worse as in cooler
for the Sith... Bad, very bad, for the Jedi.
Of Darth Maul releases with a new tank for the Armored Vehicle fold...
The Trade Federation Tank Assault Leader.
A Destiny of
SIX!!! Holy Moly! This tank now sports the highest destiny
in the game. A welcome addition to the Destiny hungry tank decks
we all know and love (hate). With a very cheap deploy of 3, you get
a base power 4 unit that works anywhere on Naboo (talk about versatility)
and, if you lose it, only has a damage of 3 (even less if it's touting
the Tank Laser Cannon).
game text states that if it's carrying a Tank Laser Cannon, you can knock
off 2 point of pain if you have to lose it in a battle. That means,
it's only a damge one unit now! How great is that! It's also
non-unique, a benefit that makes tank decks so cool... So, you can
put them on any planet, no matter what you've left behind.
that this card, being a Wild Card, has no color dot. It, like other
Wild Cards found in the Enhanced Menace Of Darth Maul set, can be placed
in any color dot, even all six. That means for you tank deck lovers
out there, you can have a total of 24 tanks in you deck!
Red 32's Power Ratings:
Looks = 4.0
The pic could
be better. I close up of the front canopy with the Gungan shield
domes in the background. Not too bad, but, I'd like to see the entire
Offensive Capacity = 8.5
For only 3 deploy,
you get a base power of 4 (that's almost as good as Aurra Sing!).
Defensive Capacity = 7.0
If it get's beaten,
it won't hurt bad at all. Especially so, if it's armed with the Tank
Flexibility = 10.0
The Wild Card
aspect to this card makes it so flexible in deck building. It's high
destiny of 6 and great offensive and defensive capabilities make it a must
for any deck builder.
Red 32's Combos:
Death From Above + Blaster Rifle + Trade
Federation Tank = Destiny 5's and 6's all around!