Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Super Soviets

The Super Soviets

Just the other day our buddy was lamenting how he didn't want to paint another army anytime soon. He jokingly said, "Just give me a game where all I need is three minis." Well, we already have said game, it's Scott Pyle's Supersystem. The figs are inexpensive, and look great, plus, they paint up fast. I did the three above just this morning. If you click the Supersystem tag below, you'll see just one battle report last year, which is too bad, this game really is a blast to play. I'd really like to play it more, ahem.

Captain Kremlin (aka Dark Templar)

Captain Kremlin leads the nefarious Russian team known only as the Super Soviets. His age is undetermined and he appears as powerful today as he did when the team first made themselves aware to the world at large. The Super Soviets are one of Earth's oldest known groups of supers, making their debut years well before the start of World War II. Their goals often run counter to that of other nations. They find themselves fighting other supers as often as they do protecting their own citizens. They are known for keeping within their own borders and consistently turn down invitations to join the Global Super Alliance. Once, during the Terrax alien invasion of Earth in 2002, the Super Soviets refused to assist smaller Eastern European countries that did not boast supers of their own.

The Antagonista (aka Mindhawk)

The Antagonista is powerful telepath able to subdue and assault her victims through mental blasts and concussive force waves. She is also able to produce force barriers that shield her allies. She was identified at the tender young age of five by the KGB and whisked away to government test labs where her powers were explored and refined by scientists, it is theorized that experimental augmentation was performed as well. She has faithfully served Mother Russia for the last fifteen years.

Colossus (aka Ox)

Piotr "Peter" Rasputin was born on a Soviet collective farm called the Ust-Ordynski Collective near Lake Baikal in Siberia. He lived there with his mother Alexandra, father Nikolai, and sister, Illyana. Peter's superhuman powers manifested during his adolescence while saving his sister from a runaway tractor. At first, Peter was content simply to use these powers to aid the other people of the collective; however he was soon contacted by Captain Kremlin and persuaded to become a member of the team.

(Yes, this is the same Colossus as the X-Men hero of the same name. I was going for a kind of "what-if" alternate history if Peter had been found and recruited by the Kremlin first before Charles Xavier ever came into the picture. Being the on the cutting edge of supers science that they are, they've also enhanced his size and strength even further beyond his already impressive superhuman parameters.)

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