We’ve answered enough questions about Mission Packs, that I’ll reiterate some of those answers in an update.
Each Mission Pack is meant to be used with either of the base games. The Mission Packs provide a different faction, more specialist employees, unique missions, and one or two special tiles. Many mission packs come with a special rules sheet that pertains to that mission pack. A little over half the missions in the packs are special connected events and have specific setups.
The goal of the mission packs is to provide players MegaCon choices and unique tiles to include in their overall Recon experience. Each Mission Pack provides MERCS that can also carry over to the TT game. Faction cards are NOT included in the mission packs.
I was going to wait and talk about the Hunter when we unlocked it... but backers have begun to request it so I can give a preview.
The Hunter is a hybrid ranged/melee Hero. He does NOT share the Archer's LOS special ability. His deck mechanic is pretty cool. He plays Ongoing "mark" cards. If the Hunter kills the mark the mini is placed on the card and he receives big attack bonuses to killing the same monster-types. He can double up his bonus with another mark card.
Regardless, when the Hunter marks a monster-type, other monster-types have bonuses to hurt him. The Hunter can dump the Ongoing card like the Apprentice. As he grows into Journeyman and beyond, he can mark more than one monster-type.
The Hunter was created as we designed the dual-wielding game mechanic last year (he dual wields).
Long-trenched in the underpinnings of power in old Europe, EU Inc is a strong MegaCon with a lot of money. Their strength is staying close and organizing the order of their activation. They have the best MERC when it comes to interacting with locations in the Analyst. They also have the best leadership combination which allows EU near the Leader or Sergeant to expend more command points.
To check out the EU faction video CLICK HERE.
I also wanted to show you some big shots of the EU in the base game. The only one not present is the Medic.