Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Marvel Universe Miniature Game - An Intro

It's here! It's finally here! The Marvel Universe Miniature Game is coming from Knight Models.
Above you can see the first teaser which has already spread around the internet like wildfire. I'm not surprised as comic / tabletop fans like myself have been waiting for years to see something like this.

I am going to be posting all sorts of info on the MUMG over the next couple of weeks and answering any questions I can.
How about we start with a little intro into the game?

What is the MUMG?
This game is a small scale skirmish level game where Superheroes and Villains face off against each other in a 3D tabletop set up. It could be a city, the Wakandan desert, the Savage Lands, the blue area of the moon or anything you like. In Marvel they fight anywhere.
It is played on a 36" x 36" board so will fit on most tables without a problem.

In a game you will usually have between 4-7 characters on your team. Each of these characters act individually using their own Power to carry out different attacks and use Special Powers.
Many can help or hinder each others though with boosts and actions like a Fastball Special.

The aim of the game is to win set scenarios by completing different tasks and scoring Victory Points. These could be anything from take down / save the highest Level model in the team or rescue and keep a Cosmic Relic.

Each character comes with their own Stat Card which shows everything they can do. Attacks, Defence, Skills, Power, Damage and such.
These are then used in a 2 D8 mechanic during the game. For example, 2D8 plus Attack Stat vs Defence Stat or 2D8 against your own Agility.

The first wave of the MUMG will include 3 Starter set of four models each. Avengers, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as an additional character for each faction and a miniature rulebook in each starter set.

A couple of questions that have come up already-

Is it compatible with the Batman and Spider-Man games?
- No. The MUMG is a completely different rules set. But, I do expect to see the main Spider-Man characters get rules.

Can I buy this in my local store?
- Yes! The MUMG will be available to anyone that stock Knight Models products.

Tomorrow I will have a closer look at the main rules and some of the more interesting and different mechanics.

If you have any questions, post them below or check out the Official Marvel Minis group on Facebook HERE

Until next time True Believers!
- Hendybadger


  1. Very disappointed to hear that it's a completely different game from BMG and SMG. Glad to hear that it's not online only though.

  2. Glad to hear that the rule set is different. I don't think there was enough scope in the Batman rule set to do justice to the truly super level characters that MUMG will portray.

  3. Hoping that for long time collectors like myself I won't have to get the starter sets to pick up new figures - and ideally stat cards available somehow

  4. I'm definitely interested in this game, though I really only have two questions: when will it be available for purchase, and who are the characters in each faction that will be available from the get-go.

    1. Soon, waiting to hear a set date. I'm talking weeks here not months.
      Who? That will be answered in the next few days.


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