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C3V Wave 22 - Pack 1 Released!

Posted April 29th, 2020 at 02:10 PM by truth
DISCLAIMER: This is not official. This is a fan made custom project.

C3V Public Announcements Thread
This is where you can go to get started with C3V (Classic Customs Creators of Valhalla).
This thread lists all the units C3V has released: C3V Books of Index.

C3V brings you wave CV9, otherwise known as:

Wave 22!

Scourge of Apollyon

Pack 1
Clawfoot Interceptor - Jandar
Red Mantis Blade Dancers - Aquilla
Honor Guard of the Blasted Lands - Einar


Clawfoot Interceptor

Noble cousins of Einar's Quorik raven-folk, these powerful eagles are mobile, brave, and strong. Let them scout out the enemy, and prey upon your opponent's more vulnerable forces. Combine them with their other Raptorian allies and let the Interceptors carry them to battlefield tactical mastery.

The figure used for this unit is a D&D Attack Wing figure from the Aarakocra Troop set.
This figure is also available as a D&D figure from the Tyranny of Dragons set. Its name is Aarakocra.


Red Mantis Blade Dancers

Little is known about these mysterious, agile insects - other than their near-unmatched grace in their combat maneuvers, earning them the title Blade Dancers. They defended their jungles with stealth and finesse, and now bring that skill to Aquilla's jungle home.

The figures used for this unit are Pathfinder Battles figure from the Crown of Fangs set. Their names are Red Mantis Assassin: Male and Red Mantis Assassin: Female.


Honor Guard of the Blasted Lands

Dedicated and disciplined, only the Tyrrans could survive the wastelands known on their homeworld as the Blasted Lands. They bring their coordinated and tactical maneuvers to Valhalla under Einar's banner, ready to brave the land of the Kyrie in his name.

The first two figures used for this unit are Star Wars Miniatures figures from the Revenge of the Sith set. Their names are Utapaun Soldier - 52 and Utapaun Soldier - 53.
The third figure used from this set is a Star Wars Miniatures figure from the Clone Wars set. Its name is Utapaun Warrior - 40.


We in the C3V know that it's a crazy time in this world, and we hope that you're happy and healthy wherever you are. We hope you take some time to enjoy these new units, and keep helping us playtest as we get more releases ready. We've got Demons and Cultists and Lovecraft stuff coming, as well as more historical units, fantasy mainstays, and creepy crawlies. We're coming up on 10 years of C3V, and we hope to keep going for many more years (and your playtesting helps!).

Happy 'Scaping,

C3V Artist and Admin
Total Comments 20


Seb from space's Avatar
Thanks. Very happy to see a new wave ! Good job ! ;o)
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 04:05 PM by Seb from space Seb from space is offline
superfrog's Avatar
I love these all, but I'm especially proud of the Honor Guard here. Give them a try, they're a blast (pun intended).
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 05:08 PM by superfrog superfrog is online now
Captain Stupendous's Avatar
Great work as always! The mantis look especially fun to play. I'm also curious what planets the mantis and Honor Guard are from...
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 08:19 PM by Captain Stupendous Captain Stupendous is offline
superfrog's Avatar
Check the basic sides in the gallery or the PDFs
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 08:20 PM by superfrog superfrog is online now
P_J_Keller's Avatar
GD You folks do great work. Thank you C3V
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 09:13 PM by P_J_Keller P_J_Keller is offline
Taeblewalker's Avatar
Great work as always!
Posted April 29th, 2020 at 10:50 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
Looks like fun!

Clawfoot interceptor seems like he could make a decent filler even in an army without synergies. 5 attack and flying is a really solid offensive for a 50-point hero, and 4 life 3 defense means he's not going to be super easy to kill either. Claw Grab is just an extra bonus.

The blade dancers don't impress me as much. 40 points for a 1 life 4 defense melee figure just feels like a lot, particularly because their offensive output isn't really any better than other comparable melee squads. I could see them being really annoying with good stealth armor rolls, though.

The Honor Guard are probably my favorite. Their abilities look like they'll yield lots of interesting positioning decisions, and a squad getting to attack with auto skulls seems quite strong. I don't really like the Kozuke Samurai style wording on "Protective Repositioning", though. I always thought it would be a lot less confusing to say "must move adjacent to..." instead of "must be able to move adjacent to...". I'm sure this was already debated, though :P
Posted April 30th, 2020 at 12:12 AM by Knight of Scape Knight of Scape is offline
jedilou's Avatar
Great to see a new wave! And so soon after the special release! These units all look fun and bring interesting options to the table. Thanks for such continued, great work.
Posted April 30th, 2020 at 04:18 AM by jedilou jedilou is offline
Scytale's Avatar
@Knight of Scape
There's really no good way to say it. "Must move adjacent" doesn't work, because it's conditioning the movement on something that may fail to happen. For example, a Guard may die from a leaving engagement attack while moving with Protective Repositioning, and thus fails to move adjacent to a friendly, and thus cannot have used Protective Repositioning, and thus would not have died in the first place... The Charging Assault wording is really awful, but it has an official FAQ rulings describing what it actually means. By using the same wording, we get the advantage of coverage from the same rulings, as opposed to writing out a long, complex power to handle all the cases.
Posted April 30th, 2020 at 09:21 AM by Scytale Scytale is offline
TheAverageFan's Avatar
Honor Guard are really cool. I've always loved adjacent-positioning powers as they add strategy while also kinda helping to reduce the board control most squads offer since they can spread out.

Clawfoot Interceptor seems pretty strong for a good cheap pricetag. Unless I'm reading it wrong, Dive Bomb's gonna give him 5 Attack almost all the time—the power name had me thinking it'd involve moving and attacking from higher ground but that might be considered too Customy:
When attacking an adjacent figure that Drevelec was not adjacent to at the start of this turn, roll 3 additional attack dice. You may only use Swoop Attack when attacking a figure on a level lower than the level Drevelec began its turn on.
The basic side card says they're from Marr, which makes the picture of them fighting Vipers pretty clever

Posted May 1st, 2020 at 08:06 AM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is online now
superfrog's Avatar
Yes, the Clawfoot can use its Dive Bomb whenever, basically. The catch is that if it starts engaged, it must leave engagement to use its flying special power, even if it doesn't move away. So if you want to risk the LEA, it's absolutely possible to get 5 attack any turn.

Throw in Rannveig, though....
Posted May 1st, 2020 at 11:35 AM by superfrog superfrog is online now
NecroBlade's Avatar
Kinda wish Dive Bomb said non-flying. Still need to find someone locally to split a pack with, though, when games can start up again...

Honor Guard look like fun to play. Look like they'll be my style.
Posted May 2nd, 2020 at 05:17 PM by NecroBlade NecroBlade is offline
bmon's Avatar
Nice work all! Glad to see new stuff still coming out and as solid as ever!
Posted May 6th, 2020 at 02:51 PM by bmon bmon is offline
Shiftrex's Avatar
Clawfoots look insane. Saw them played to great effect by sir heroscape
Posted May 6th, 2020 at 05:13 PM by Shiftrex Shiftrex is offline
Yodaking's Avatar
All 3 units look pretty fun and interesting. Nice job guys!
Posted May 8th, 2020 at 11:30 PM by Yodaking Yodaking is offline
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