Leviathron

 

A place for discussing one of the lesser seen Monsterpocalypse Monsters.  Championed by, yours truly.

a Breif history of me and the game and my monster of choice....

I stumbled upon this game via the d6Generation (http://www.thed6generation.com//premium/size/10/?search=monsterpocalypse). By the time I managed to actually play a game over Vassal it appeared to have been at it's peak. Now that I have more time to play and have had a chance to see some wonderful beast smashing Kaiju movies in the last five years the game has been shelved by Privateer Press for the foreseeable future.

To begin with, I need to be honest: I've always been a squid guy. Giant squid have been my thing ever since I could hold a pencil and doodle. Bring a girl back to the pad, show her my squid book. When they first got that video of the giant squid with that ROV camera, I got goosebumps. My young daughters, now, they know what daddy loves, and it's the Kraken. When I was just getting into this game however, Krakenoctus had a champion by the name of Nathan Camp and from what I could tell he was doing far better than I could. So my second runner up for cool underwater critters has always been the Hammerhead, though I know far less about them in real life. Imagine my surprise when no one seemed to be writing about Leviathron or playing Leviathron. Here was a wicked looking figure - Building sized Jaws meets Wolverine, what a meating eating terror and no one was playing it.

Delicious.

 

Comments   

+1 # CommanderDoug 2015-01-15 22:57
It's nice to have such a passion for a specific theme!! When I started playing, I really liked the "Mothra" feel of the Terrasaurs. Played them for a while but realized bug were more my play style.
# Kingbobb 2015-01-16 11:43
I played a series of games against Nathan's Krakenoctus...my General Hondo vs. his giant squid-thing. They were very fun games, with Hondo coming out on top in the end.

Leviathron and Hondo were my two Must Have monsters from their series, but while I fell in total love with Hondo, I could never figure out how to play Leviathron...and that would go on to include all the Tritons, despite me really trying to like Anglax. Since playing a number of games against Leviathron, I think I've come to understand his game a bit better. Dangerous offensive potential that relies too much on getting Pathfinder to work, and like Hondo, suffering from low DEF and health. But has the means to literally eat it's way across the map, and with good city planning, can do so relatively safely.
# KidKraken 2015-01-17 16:09
Well it feels like I'm learning things about this monster but it's a rough battle every time. I am starting to really see that despite the Armoured, this is a beast that needs to know when to go in for the hits. Armoured isn't bulletproof and the hazards are something I've really had to watch. Giant Shark really made me thing that this was a completely aggressive beast that needed to get stuck in as soon as possible and finish the fight quickly.

Leviathron doesn't have the means to deal that sort of damage nor the health to last the protracted fight. What is available, like Bobb said is the potenial to get through screens or at least force some extra screening by your opponent for the "just in case Leviathron goes for it". I think there is some great back to back ability with the radial attacks generating some extra dice during the first attack.

Like Bobb has pointed out in our current game using the Spiral Relay to grant some movement triggers and monster moves needs to be part of my plan.

BTW: Is there away to edit the original blog article?
# KidKraken 2015-01-17 16:44
Never mind, found the edit. :-*
+1 # Kingbobb 2015-01-29 17:23
Ulgoth is a brawler's nightmare. And he gives power attackers fits,too. Levi actually has a decent answer for volatile, in radial attack on brawl. Since reactions only trigger on the target or when an ally of the figure with volatile is the target, Levi can brawl a building while adjacent to Ulgoth, triggering radial attack, but not activating volatile. Brawl high occupancy buildings to heal as a bonus.
# KidKraken 2015-01-29 17:38
Ok, I gave the rules a read and see where you are coming from. Reactons don't trigger off of damage but rather being the target of an attack. Stomp, as the rules say has no target, so the reactions from monsters and units don't kick.
# Kingbobb 2015-01-30 09:40
Along those lines. There aren't many things for which Levi is a counter to...Ulgoth just happens to be one of them. But it's not much of a counter, as you're likely getting pelted by units while Ulgoth uses Cthul healing...however this goes, there isn't likely to be much city left standing.

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