Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
| Lackey Vet
Ahh scrubs. You know, you’ve got 8 points left for a team, you want
something. So you go for scrubs. Con-Artist, Cops, Thieves, and Lackeys. We
don’t review them often, because, well, they’re scrubs. The only ones worth
mentioning are the medics, which are staple characters. But every now and
then, we need to look at some scrubs, so today we’ve got Lackey Veteran.
Cost: 11. Health: 6
SSADD: 7/7/15/2. Powers: None.
Well, what do you expect for 11 points? RCE and Perplex? I think not.
Anyway, use when needed, though for my points, I’d rather get someone with a
ranged attack, like the Easy Company Soldier, or a medic.
I’m not even going to discuss prices for Lackey Vet, because, well, he’s a
scrub, and scrubs are a dime a dozen.
Playability 1 of 5
Collectability 1 of 5.
Next week? Dunno yet, since I’m writing this two weeks from when you’re
reading it, I’m good, but I’m not clairvoyant.
Range 0; 1 Target
4 clix of life
Every good villain needs a few good lackeys to do the dirty work right? Well
in heroclix, the same can often be said for good heroes as well. The lackey,
at a mere 11 points, is certainly one of the cheapest pieces in heroclix.
And look at all you get (insert sarcasm here). A starting attack of 7. A
starting speed of 7. A grandiose defense of 15. And top it off with a damage
of 2, which only is around on his first click, and then you can rename him.
To what you may ask? Well, there are quite a few names, including mobile
terrain and “rounder”, but I prefer the term cannon fodder.
I really don’t have too many reasons to use this particular fig, as there
are better mobile terrain and cannon fodder pieces out there. As cannon
fodder, I prefer guys with 5 clix of life, as they can generally take a hit
(or be Mastermind-ed onto) and still be alive in order to heal up). As
mobile terrain, I think it’s pretty determined that the Moloid rocks at
doing that (and he’s cheaper). There are just better options out there for “rounders”.
The only way I could see using this guy is if you wanted a cheap, close
combat, generic attacker in a 100 point game. Even then……
100 points: 1.5 out of 5
200 points: 1 out of 5
300 points: .5 out of 5
400+ points: .5 out of 5
Same as thug. Use him to plug and important hall or staircase, or even
better used as Mastermind fodder. But these are the only reasons you want
him. Think about it this way; if you can afford him, then you can afford a
rookie Easy Company Medic.
100: Well, he isn't too expensive I guess.--- 2/5
200: For fodder purposes, there are better, but he does his job well.--- 2/5
300+: In the high point games my fodder material is Dr. Doom next to a Vet
Hulk. And Dr. Doom copies the Batman TA, so you have to get next to him (and
Hulk)to do damage which gets soaked up by Hulk, who gets stronger, and then,
well, yoiu get the idea.--- 2/5
Sealed Box: Uh, okay, I guess?--- 2/5
The Bottom Line: 2/5
|| Vet. Lackey – DC HeroClix
When building DC teams, there are some times when you have a small points
gap that needs closed. Many players will reach for the cheapest medic they
can find and try to fill gaps with these valuable figures. Some teams,
however, want to fill these gaps with what I like to call “expandable
munitions”. The Veteran Lackey is one of the best “expandable munitions” in
The Lackey can be used to power several different tactics. You can run him
into battle to block line of sight, protecting your figures for a turn or
two, which gives you time to heal, fight or run away! Or you can use these
figures to tie up an opposing grounded figure by going base to base with
them (remember, a hovering figure can still make a ranged attack on any
figure within range, even though they are base to base with an opposing
figure). This is helpful when you are battling a larger / stronger figure
and need time to set up around them, without being attacked first!
His dial is 4 clicks deep, so he can take a good punch and still stick
around! His defense is nothing impressive, but on a weakened figure, it can
be somewhat hard to hit! His starting damage is a 2, which is very good for
a figure that only costs 11 points to field.
He’s never going to be the most popular figure in the game or the most
played. But if you see one on the other side of the battle field, make sure
you keep an eye on him, and don’t give him a chance to ruin your day! If you
have an 11 point gap on your team, try fitting the Vet. Lackey in there, see
how you like him!
Point cost – 4/5
Playability – 2/5
Attack – 1/5
Defense – 2/5
Damage – 2/5
| Is "Veteran Lackey" an oxymoron? I
mean, I'd figure if a guy is a veteran he'd be able to shed the lackey
label. Anyhow, if for some reason you're playing with some Bat-villains that
have Mastermind (most of whom are 50 points are less), you want a couple of
lackeys. That doesn't get into the fact that the likes of Penguin and
Riddler just aren't worth playing in general. The only other use for these
guys is as tie-up pieces. Have one of your fliers tote them around to base
your opponents' ranged combatants.
Otherwise, there's no reason to have 'em on your team. If you need to fill
up the points for your team, look to a medic or upgrade one of your primary