Knight Models – Batman Crews!

I’ve painted a fair bit for the forces of good in the Batman Miniature Game now and wanted to show off some of the Crews I have put together.

First up the Bat Family…

Bat-Family

and the GCPD…

Gotham-Cops-GroupThese two aren’t crews in their own rights, although the GCPD group could be. The plan was to make up a couple of crews from these two pools. Her’s what I came up with…

Crew-1

The first is a nice and simple Batman & Robin based crew, with as much GCPD back up as I could fit in and, because I adore the mini, Alfred is there to keep an eye on master Bruce.

The second crew I put together looks like this…

Crew-2

This one is based around the Robins; Nightwing, Red Hood and, well, Robin with some GCPD back up and again Alfred keeping an eye on things.

Both of these are standard tournament sized crews (350rep) as I like to make sure that’s what I’ve got to play with once I eventually get to playing the game. Although the first few times will be with a little bit less than this.

Knight Models – Red Hood Joker & Rulebook!

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My pre-ordered rulebook landed with me early last week and so did one of the coolest minis I’ve yet seen from Knight Models, the Joker Red Hood inspired by one of the most famous Batman comics; The Killing Joke…

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The model is fantastic, like everything I’ve had from Knight Models so far. Fantastic detailing and the perfect pose for the character. Really happy I pre-ordered to get him. The model comes with his own card, which is a replication of the standard Arkham City Joker just with the picture changed. I would have liked him to have had his own rules or even just a few minor differences to make him unique, but what can you do.

Rulebook-1

Whilst i can’t comment on the rules content of the rulebook yet, I can say this is one of the nicest rulebooks I have had the pleasure of reading. It feels content rich without being overloaded and makes amazing use of the plethora of Batman artwork already out there. It’s split into a few different sections, which I’ll show some examples of…

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The rules are the first thing in there, it is a rulebook after all. I’ve had a brief read through to start to get familiar with them and it’s all looking great so far. They are laid out in a good way, and I found it easy to follow and grasp a basic understanding of how things play. The rules are split into two; the basics and the advanced rules. It’s something done in a lt of rulebooks and it’s very welcome. It’s a much easier way of getting to grips with any game.

Her’s a couple of good examples of the artwork within the book…

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Following on from the rules is the scenarios…

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There’s six in the book in total, each giving a good variety of objectives and set ups which should keep the game fresh for a while. Also like any other game there is a good scope for expansion with official and fan made missions, especially with the wealth of stories behind something like Batman for some more thematic games.

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Following on from this is a gallery. This shows all of the miniatures currently available for the range (other than the most recent releases). It all looks very slick and I especially like the group shots with a themed background.

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A large chunk of the back of the book is given up to explore the background of Batman, his allies and his rogues gallery. Whilst a lot will be very familiar to Batman fans like myself, it’s good to have for an interesting read and for those less familiar with the full scope of the 75 years of Batman lore.

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Last but not least is a couple of pages of reference. This is a must for games in my opinion and if a book doesn’t have it I’d be very disappointed.

So, as you can see, it looks great and reads great. This is a definite win for Knight Models and the Batman Miniature game in general

Knight Models – Red Hood & Batwoman!

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My god I love these two! Red Hood for his sheer bad-ass-ness. The mini just oozes cool intimidation and matches the comic so well. Batwoman on the other hand has such a simplicity to her. No clutter, no ostentation, just simple. This really works for the mini especially combined with the nonchalant but confidant pose. Love it!

These two have probably been the best models I’ve had from Knight so far in regards to mold lines, with only a minor area on Batwoman and one down the inside of Red Hoods legs. Construction is pretty easy on Red Hood with only the arms needing pinned on and a wee bit of filler put in. Batwoman was a bit trickier, but only because of the left leg. This leg joins at the knee but because its a v shaped join it was tricky to pin, so needed to be roughed a bit with a file to get a good stick with the glue.

Onto some more pictures…

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As you can probably guess, and I know I say it nearly every time, but these where a joy to paint. I loved every minute. Not just two of my favourite models from Knight Models, but two of my favourite models ever!