So in the ever-growing team of S.H.I.E.L.D. we now have a REV
that has flight. The Sentinel Troopers are a group of S.H.I.E.L.D.
operatives who wear armor fashioned after the larger Sentinels killing bots
(who they have stopped making by the way, so get yours now). The suits
allow them to fly and carry another figure, which makes them a handy
addition to the S.H.I.E.L.D. heroclix team.
The Sentinel Trooper comes in at 20, 25, and 28 points
respectively. The starting Speed over each version goes up one starting
with 6 on the Rookie up to 8 on the Veteran. Combined with Flight a move of
6 is a little short with the Rookie, but the Experienced and Veteran will
work well as a taxi.
The Rookie has a starting Attack of 7 with a Range of 4,
while the Experienced and Veteran both have 8 with a Range of 6. With all
having a starting Damage of 2 they will do ok damage, but you might be
better off using the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability to pump up the damage of
whomever you are carrying.
Their starting Defense of 13 for the Rookie and 14 for the
Experienced and Veteran is below average, but I’ve noticed a lot of
S.H.I.E.L.D. figures have low damage. The nice thing is that they all start
with Toughness, which I consider a requisite for a Flyer. That way your
enemy can’t use Energy Explosion to hit both of your figures (unless they
Perplex it of course.)
Overall I love how the Ultimate expansion has really added
flexibility to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team and its nice to have some Flyers that
can be used. I think the Rookie is a little weak, but good for pumping up
the Damage of whomever he carries. The Experienced and Veteran are good
solid taxis for the price. Combined with the Mandriod Armors the
combination of Flyers and Telekinesis will make my S.H.I.E.L.D. team a lot
The Limited Edition Sentinel Captain is 1 point more then the
Veteran, but his Speed, Defense, and Attack are all lower. He still has
Toughness, but the only gain is two clicks of Leadership. Leadership is
nice with a large S.H.I.E.L.D. force, but Nick Fury already has it. Overall
I’m just not really impressed with the Captain.
Overall Score: (Out of 10. Score of: 4 = horrible, 5 = below
average, 6 = slightly above average, 7 = great, 8 = outstanding)
Rookie Sentinel Trooper – 6.0
Experienced Sentinel Trooper - 6.5
Veteran Sentinel Trooper – 6.75
Limited Edition Sentinel Captain – 5.5