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So What Is Steamroller?

Posted May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 PM by Grungebob
Updated May 6th, 2009 at 11:09 PM by Grungebob
I have been all over Heroscapers blasting folks with Steamroller. Many of you are probably wondering what the heck is Steamroller? And an insignificant few of you are probably thinking STFU!

So anyway, I thought tonight, since I have relaxed with a glass or 3 of red wine, I would give in and let you all know what Steamroller is.

See when we are play-testing figures for Heroscape we like to try certain army builds. Some of these we build in an effort to break the system, and others we use as strong stable test choices that will create a decent challenge for any army. We like to give these armies nicknames.

When testing figures for Wave 9 there was a particular army design we like to call The Steamroller. The army got the name for two reasons.

1- This army build is powerful and can crush other armies if you're not careful. Steamroller!

2- When playing this army, it is beneficial to continually pull figures from the rear and move them to the front so that your entire army slowly rolls forward... Steamroller Baby!

Now my question is, can any of you tell me which figures in wave 9, if included in the right army, make up the Steamroller? C'mon ding-dongs! Who is gonna guess it right!
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Roland's Avatar
I am going to assume Gladiators.
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 PM by Roland Roland is offline
I'll guess the repulsors are in there.
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 PM by Land-based AE Land-based AE is offline
Soundwarp SG-1's Avatar
I'll guess the dwarves based on the pack description. Plus they're short, which is sort of like being a baby...
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 PM by Soundwarp SG-1 Soundwarp SG-1 is offline
When thinking slow but strong I think Dwarves...but after seeing the info today I am going to say the Dividers which seem to be like Agent Smith in The Matrix
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:09 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
Matthias Maccabeus's Avatar
Knights > any steamroller
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:35 PM by Matthias Maccabeus Matthias Maccabeus is offline
Grungebob's Avatar
Knights > any steamroller
We'll find out won't we?
Posted May 6th, 2009 at 11:38 PM by Grungebob Grungebob is offline
Nooblar's Avatar
My vote was going to be dwarves, but now I think the Marro could be it. That would actually be a disappointment for me, though, because the Marro are already well-established, and I want to see more reasons to play other armies.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 12:28 AM by Nooblar Nooblar is offline
rym's Avatar
I'm gonna say Tor-Bok-Ra and the Dividers, but my intial gut reaction was the Gladiators and the Braves together, along with their requisite Unique Heroes.

Actually, yeah, I'm gonna say that.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 01:07 AM by rym rym is offline
A_Train's Avatar
I'm going to guess a Repulor army with Zetacron and Omnicrons, especially if the Repulsors boost the attack of the aforementioned soulborgs.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 07:02 AM by A_Train A_Train is offline
nyys's Avatar
The one that teleports himself and his cronies.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 07:58 AM by nyys nyys is offline
I'm thinking that the Dwarves are the SteamRoller. I'm really looking forward to playing with them. Of course, if the Repulsers are hard to beat, that'd be just fine as well.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 08:54 AM by ABOMINATION ABOMINATION is offline
Aldin's Avatar
Add me to the list of votes for the Dividers. They're signed up for the "no marro left behind" program.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 09:11 AM by Aldin Aldin is offline
After reading the dividers info again I keep thinking they may work differently than anything we have ever seen.

Like...you only place 1 of the 3 in the squad on the board. After they move they can divide into 3 (or if they are a squad of 4 it would be 2 turning into 4) The new Marro hero moves up summons the dividers...they split...and form a wall across the battlefield.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 10:14 AM by Onacara Onacara is offline
2xHero's Avatar
I think it's the gladiators. After reading the description:

"The Capuan Gladiators are ready to charge forward at their leader’s side to land the first blow of any battle."

I thought of Valguard's First Assault 3. That would make it "...beneficial to continually pull figures from the rear and move them to the front..." in order to keep using a First Assault-like ability.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 12:35 PM by 2xHero 2xHero is offline
Supergeek's Avatar
I'm going to jump on the Dividers and Tor-Bok-Ra bandwagon.
Posted May 7th, 2009 at 01:37 PM by Supergeek Supergeek is offline
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