Thursday 25 October 2012

NEW- Batman Miniature Game from Knight Models (updated with more pics)

As regular readers know, I'm abit of a Supers fan. Being a mini gamer as well, any game with Supers in grabs my attention.
Earlier on I checked out the Facebook page of Knight Models. A supporter of ToaTS.
What did I find? The picture above, and links to another page....
The new Batman Miniatures Game!

I'm not really a DC fan (more of a Marvel fan tbh) but I decided I wanted to find out abit more about the new games.
It didn't take long as Knight Models then posted explanations of the game, game play and some more pictures!
Quoted below-

"Batman Miniature Game is a skirmish game based on the broad Batman universe. You can command one of the most famous criminal bands in Gotham City to expand your territory and control the underworld, or stop their evil plans with the Dark Knight and his allies.

The game includes the most important characters created by Bob Kane, like Batman himself, Robin, Nightwing, etc. aided by the Gotham City

Police trying to stop the gangs led by the most infamous criminals and psychopaths of the DC Comics universe, like The Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, the immortal Ra´s al Ghul and many others.

Knight Models team has created incredible detailed miniatures to accurately portray these characters and their sidekicks, 30 mm scale ready to assemble and paint. This is a licensed and official DC Comics product.

Batman Miniature Game is an innovative and original game system, easy to learn and tactical deep, that features thrilling combats and frenzy action, where bands of 5 to 12 characters fight to achieve their objectives in games of 40 to 60 minutes duration.

Choose side and get ready for the ultimate battle to control the streets of Gotham City!."

"Batman Miniature Game is a skirmish turn-based miniature game.

The first thing is band creation, you will love this part because there will be a lot of possibilities.

Batman universe has a very rich and detailed background, with over 65 years of comic-books, tv shows, movies, etc.

The idea is that there will be bosses like the Joker, Penguin, Two-Face .... and they can fight each other as well

. On the other hand many characters of the Batman Universe are not so important to form their own band, these are called "free agents" and will ally to one side or the other according to that point of the story and their background. Each boss can have sidekicks and lackeys, or be replaced by one of them, these sidekicks will modify the way you play with that band.
Each character will have a Reputation value (is the equivalent to what other games call "cost" or "points"). Also some characters will cost USD because they have some special rules or expensive equipment. Dollars will be used to buy additional equipment for your lackeys as well.

Turn will be divided in several phases, first Plan Preparation. The Motivation score will determine the number of actions each character can take each turn, in this phase you will distribute this tokens forming your plan. The plan is open so the opponent can see where you place your tokens, making a very tactical and deep game

Then comes the activation phase of the miniature, each player take turns activating the abilities of the characters following the previous plan, p.e. Batman can use the Batclaw or throw a Batarang, Bane can use a Titan dosis, a Clown his Insane Laughter... as we release figures you will discover the potential of each character and their rules. Each character will be special and charismatic so the player can feel the resemblance to comics, video games and movies of this wonderful world.

After activation phase the turn is over and any effect or recovery of the characters is resolved (yes!, characters can recover from KO or heal injuries).

There will be scenarios (we want it to be an spectacular game!), but I prefer to tell no more, we want you to discover many surprises when the game is available"

This looks great. Definitely my sort of game.
Being the same scale as Pulp City it means I will also be able to cross models over between the 2. Twice the fun for 1 model is never a bad thing.
Speaking of models, the ones in the above pics look stunning. Cant wait to see some clearer pics of them.
Looking forward to seeing some more about the Batman Miniature Game and giving it a try. I'm pretty sure I will be picking it up though no matter what.
That's all for now. You will definitely be seeing more about this game on here soon though (along with a couple of other games)

Until then,
Hendybadger awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


  1. Can't wait. Bats is my fav!!!!!! Hope Mr J isn't reading this.

    1. Does that mean I will have an opponent?

      Mr J?

  2. It is a very cool concept, the only thing I dislike is the scale they went with. It was clear they didn't want their figures crossing into other supers games due to their size.

    I am also a Marvel fan more than a DC tastes was always towards Watchmen, Infinity Inc and Suicide Squad (ie the more darker comics) which looks like they won't see the light of day unless this picks up and they expand the system.

  3. It was rumoured they were going for 35mm but they have gone for 30mm instead.
    Should fit fine with other Super ranges. Crossover, Chronoscope, Pulp City and Superfigs are all 28-32mm.

  4. I've been hearing tidbits of this for a bit, and glad to see if advancing.

    1. Looking forward to seeing what else they do with it


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