First things first, I'd like to apologize for not
reviewing the last two MOTDs. This is mostly because
as school started up, my life has been becomming
more and more hectic. With that said, please excuse
me missing a few reviews every now and then.
On to Bossk... the old Rebel storm one. Not much can
be said about him. Unlike Boba Fett and 4-LOM, Bossk
never really saw much play and its really obvious to
know why. While he really isn't a bad piece to say
the least, he certianlly isn't a good, solid, or a
piece that could dish out a large ammount of damage.
At best, he's a 17 point backup piece, which isn't
bad, just not good either.
40 hitpoints is terrible, even for 17 points. 17
defense is average, as is the 20 damage, but +7
attack is even on the low side. Add that to his
Bounty Hunter to make him a +11 against Uniques, but
it still doesn't look too great, does it?
The only thing that seperates himself from other
bounty hunters is Double Claw Attack which is
basically a Double Attack that can only be used on
adjacent enemies. Best case senario is that your
opponent moves his Vader or Bane up to you and
somehow doesn't kill Bossk (this is assuming your
sucks) so you can make two +11 attacks, with a grand
total of 40 damage (usually 20, or even 0 against
Please, pass this guy up. He didn't make a big
difference during Rebel Storm, he sure as heck won't
make a big difference here, either.
100 points: 1/5 Ew.
200 points: 1.5/5 Yay, a little more support. Almost
every piece is better in 200 than 100. What else is
Sculpt: 2.5/5 While it isn't bad at all, it
certianlly is the best sculpt ever.
Back in the Rebel
Storm days, the bounty hunters were pretty hot
stuff. There was King Boba, the mighty IG-88, the
extremely efficient 4-LOM, the almost as efficient
Dengar, and the amusingly inexpensive Greedo. They
were all quite useable back then, though some have
fallen by the wayside nowadays. Bossk was always on
the wayside, though. His shtick to distinguish him
from the others is that he gets two attacks if he's
next to you, but even before Twin Attack and Damage
scores of 30+ it was pretty easy to kill this guy
long before he got close. Given that Dengar was two
points cheaper and had a slightly higher Attack
rating, it was never really a contest.
There's a new
Bossk in town (reviewed tomorrow). He's completely
superior to this one, and I'm still not sure he's
playable (more on that tomorrow). Don't bother with
this guy unless you're really pushing a theme.
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Unique, Bounty Hunter +4, Double Claw Attack
With the release of the new set, most bounty hunters
now have 2 or three versions. This version of Bossk
pales in comparison to the BH version, but we’ll get
to that tomorrow. Today is RS Bossk’s day so here we
Pros: Overall, he’s not a bad bounty hunter. Against
Uniques, he’s Atk is +11 which is pretty good.
Double Claw Attack isn’t quite as good as Double
Attack, but its good if you can get adjacent. Just
be careful, with only 40 HP he won’t last too long.
He is a follower though, so look for CEs that will
help him. If you’re gonna run this guy, give him
something to work with.
Cons: Low HP and mediocre Atk. 2 hits and he’s out
and chances are, he won’t do much damage before that
happens. If you use him, protect him.
100pts: Not good for this format. His cost is good,
but he lacks the punch that a 100pt squad needs. 2/5
150pts: He’ll be better here. Just find a commander
who can give him some help and he may do well.3/5
200pts: Same as 150. Give him some help and set him
Hit Points: 40
Bounty Hunter +4
Double Claw Attack
I remember watching Episode 5 a long time ago when I
was a kid and liking this guy a lot. He does nothing
but stand there with a bunch of other bounty hunters
and take a speech from Vader, but how cool is a
lizard with a gun right? Unfortunately in the minis
game he isn't anything special. His hit points for
the point cost is pretty standard. Defense is decent
enough to where grunts are gonna have a hard time
hitting him if he's in cover and such, but
beatsticks will take him out easy. His attack is
lower most would like at +7 but turns into an ok +11
against uniques. Double Claw Attack is just a poor
man's Double Attack in that not only do you have to
stand still to use it, but you also have to be
adjacent to the enemy. Bossk is mostly useful to
take out some of the smaller, pesky commanders and
some grunts. Even then he'd struggle a bit because
of no accurate shot. All in all Boba Fett, Young
Mercenary is a much better option for the 17 points
if you just HAVE to put in a small bounty hunter.
That Accurate Shot goes a long way. And if you just
HAVE to play a bounty hunter from Rebel Storm then
go with Dengar. For 2 points less you gain +1 Attack
and lose Double Claw Attack which is probably gonna
be worth the trade off.
In 100: He's not really worth playing here unless
you need a filler and can't find any better way to
spend 17 points. 1.5/5
In 200: Still not all that playable here since he'll
get taken out pretty easily. He could last longer,
but probably won't do much anyway. 2/5
(For fun, if you decide to play a Jabba team, you
could do what I do and bring him in along with
Greedo for 29 points. Not really worth it, but it
looks cool, and let's be honest...if you're playing
Jabba you aren't really expecting to win anyway.)
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