Greetings HeroClix fans!
Today, we take a closer look at two starships with ties to the Deep Space Nine space station! First, let’s open all hailing frequencies and request permission from Captain Benjamin Sisko to board the U.S.S. Defiant!
Regarded by Starfleet Commander William Riker as a “tough little ship,” Defiant comes in at 100 points and has the Federation and Soldier keywords. The ship has a range of eight with two targets and the Federation team ability, which allows it to boost its defense by +1 when it is attacked by a ship that already has one or more action tokens.
Defiant was built to fend off Borg attacks and is capable of reaching warp 9.2. This speed is represented on Defiant’s dial through Running Shot on its first two clicks. Offensively, Defiant appears unassuming but starting on its third click, it opens its primary phaser array to blast away at multiple enemy ships. This attack is shown on Defiant’s dial as Energy Explosion.
As part of an agreement between the Federation and the Romulan Empire, Defiant was the first Federation starship equipped with a Romulan cloaking device. This is represented defensively on Defiant’s dial as Super Senses on its opening click.
Once Defiant is off its first click, it ditches the cloaking device in favor of heavy ablative armor that allows it to withstand multiple hits from enemy ships. This is shown as Invulnerability on Defiant’s next three clicks. Late-dial, Defiant again changes defensive tactics and relies on its deflector shields (Energy Shield/Deflection) for protection!
Finally, the Defiant can confuse opposing ships thanks to the experience of its Executive Officer, Worf! This tactical advantage is shown on Defiant via mid-dial Perplex.
Speaking of Worf, let’s peek into the mirror universe and turn our attention to Regency 1!
Commanded by Regent Worf, Regency 1 is a Negh’Var-class flagship of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. Regency 1 comes into play at 150 points and has the Flagship, Klingon, and Warrior keywords, and also has a range of nine!
Regency 1 is capable of reaching a sustained speed of warp 9.6. This is represented on the ship’s dial via Hypersonic Speed on its first three clicks. Mid-dial, Regency 1 switches from Hypersonic Speed and gains Running Shot.