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Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 00:20
by Malcolm Orr
WHo comprises your A squad and why? Which specific figure versions do you use?


Mine is fairly predictable:

Team Leader: DUKE (Renegades) (Edges out PoC Duke with rocket pack, and Resolute)
Second: SCARLETT (Renegades)
BEACHHEAD (PoC wave 1)
SNAKE EYES (30th 'Ultimate' with visor head)
ROADBLOCK (Wave 4 Retaliation)
SHIPWRECK (Dollar Joe Blue variation)
PSYCHE-OUT (Night Force)

So, these are my seven. Probably fairly predictable. Duke is commonly seen as the leader of the main group in most interations, and Scarlett, Roadblock and Snake Eyes tend to have a higher profile. Shipwreck is also a popular choice.

I see my team much like the AF from Marvel, ie a strike team working in urban areas or contained bases usually as a small strike team. So Duke is a good 'all-rounder', Scarlett is a good tactician/covert operator. Snake Eyes is self explanatory - commando/infiltration. Roadblock for the heavy support. Shipwreck in terms of access to the battlezone, so may be subbed for Dusty or Ripcord depending upon mission, but unlike the others would be my default. Psyche-out is the man who would freak out/scare the enemy or scramble the enemies communications etc.

B Squad

Team Leader: FLINT (Hall of Heroes)
Second: STALKER (PoC)
LADY JAYE (50th anniversary)
TUNNEL RAT (Renegades)
QUICK KICK (RoC)

More of a down-and-dirty team. Flint, Jaye and Quick Kick are influenced mainly from MAF days and are similar in role to Duke, Scarlett and SE from the first team. Stalker is a great looking figure and I like this edition. Tunnel Rat is a great figure but also suits support roles in terms of demolitions etc.

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 00:20
by Malcolm Orr
By the way, not just ME Joes - do you have a mixed AF team, or vintage Joes? Or a main Cobra team?

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 09:47
by Thundershot
:baron:, :major: & :skip: are the figures I play with the most regularly.

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 11:22
by wolforrest
Palitoy SAS squad kicks Arse every time.

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 11:25
by Chopper
That's a tough one. I guess I'm with wazza, SAS kicks arse. And the Hercules is all the muscle they need. ;-)

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 11:36
by SteveD
Stormshadow. Alone. Anyone else is just along for the ride.

Or, Stormshadow, Muton & bullseye the dog...

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 17:14
by ODB
There's only one A-Team for me:

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Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 17:53
by wolforrest
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Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 15 Feb 2015 19:35
by DAMartin
:duke: (v4, Battle Corps), :roadblock: (v2) :scarlett: (GI Joe vs Cobra) :snakes2: (v3 and/or Paris Pursuit) and :afstalker: (v2) as a base team with :hawk: (v2) giving them the missions, and adding whoever is needed for a specific kind of mission (e.g. Iceberg for the arctic, SEALs for the sea, ninjas for an ancient temple, etc)

Re: Your 'A' Squad

Posted: 17 Feb 2015 21:44
by Quickfire
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