A couple of years ago, I wrote up a number of Golden Age characters on 250 points, under 5th Edition. Now I am going to attempt the same under 6th, except at 400 points. This should allow me to fill in some of the gaps my original attempt left.
I am going to initially limit my focus to JSA members, specifically its final Golden Age membership. That means: the Atom, Black Canary, Doctor Mid-Nite, Flash, Hawkman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. (Possibly Hawkgirl too).
This is a nice line up of favourite characters, without awkward ones like the Spectre and Johnny Thunder, or the ring-ins who only appeared in a couple of adventures. Thus no Superman, Batman, Wildcat, Mr Terrific, or Red Tornado. In practice, no Doctor Fate , Hourman, Starman or Sandman either.
My original characters were based very strictly on the characters as they first appeared. This isn’t really appropriate for the period I am modeling, where only Black Canary was anything close to being a rookie. I’ll therefore definitely have to avoid some of the shortcuts I took. Despite this, I am going to focus fairly narrowly on the core functions of the characters.
A bench check suggests that the characters should vary in their point totals, rather than be shoehorned into a single total. Specifically, I suspect that they would vary, from highest to lowest totals, in the following order: Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Atom, Doctor Mid-Nite, Black Canary.
In fact, I suspect that I could reasonably fit the last three into 300 points, and the two above them into 400 comfortably. WW and Hawkman would need to be trimmed to fit into 400. Hawkman in particular has a lot of “stuff” outside his core functions, which would probably attract the razor.
Naturally I will start with Wonder Woman.
This project will, of course, take place subject to my time and interest.