Friday, 29 April 2016

Exclusive - Speed Force in the Batman Miniature Game

The awesome team over at Knight Models have sent over a nice preview from the soon to be released Flash / Arrow expansion for the Batman Miniature Game.
The Speed Force rules!
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So, What is the Speed Force?
In the DC Comics universe, the Speed Force is an extra dimensional energy that Superhuman Speedsters can tap into and use to perform amazing feats. The most notable of which is Barry Allen, The Flash!

How does the Speed Force fit into the BMG?
In the Batman Miniature Game, Speedsters like the Flash and Professor Zoom (shown below) can tap into the Speed Force and use Speed Counters to pull off some amazing actions.

When using a Speedster in your crew, a new Speed Phase is added to the game rounds between Take the Lead and Raise the Plan.
In this Speed Phase your Speesters can take power from the Speed Force Pool up to their Speedster Trait. 6 for the Flash and 5 for Zoom.
The Pool only ever contains 10 counters so the team with Initiative takes counters first. This could slow down your opponents.

Once all Speedsters have their counters, or the Speed Force Pool is empty, they can then spend them.
Each Speedster can do ONE Speed Power from the chart below per activation, again in Initiative order. Unless they have a rule that states otherwise like the Flash (above)
Power effects are resolved immediately and once a model has spent all the counters you want, Speedsters alternate spending between teams until Speedsters have been used.

Some characters will have additional Speed Powers they can use on their cards like Professor Zoom (below). These are used instead of the Speed Powers table.

You will notice that several of these Powers have a Paradox value next to them.
Hopefully we will get a look at what that means soon. Maybe last week?

The addition of the Speed Force to the Batman Miniature Game is going to open up a ton of options and gameplay ideas. I can't wait to get Barry running up the side of a building!

What do you think of these new rules?
Are you looking forward to speeding around the tabletop?

Let us know below.

- Hendybadger


  1. Aside that Zoom should have the same number of Speed Force counters as the Flash in my mind - looks pretty neat to me.

    I eagerly await my Arrow/Flash book to turn up now. I wonder what the stats for Black Flash will be like?

    1. Zooms Negative Speed Force could change the way his Power works.

      Black Flash will be 'interesting'. ;)


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