Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Batman Game Bane Crew.

This past week has been really busy hobby wise. I have decided to goto the Titan Games Batman tournament after being asked a few times by Pulp Citizen I have decided to have a crack. My last batman game with my Penguin Crew things finally began to twig with the rules.

I have enjoyed learning the game with my Penguin Crew and they are far from finished but I fancied something different for the tournament and besides the large numbers make them quite unwieldy to manage. I plan to get more free agents such as Deadshot, Catman and perhaps Copperhead (I still like the model Pulp Citizen :P )

Anyway my new crew I have settled on is a Bane one. The main reason I really like the military/mercenary look to the warband. Bane is a nice imposing model and I can choose 3 flavours of Bane to lead the crew. Also with the DKR Bane I can dip in my toes with the League of Shadows.

Now someone happened to be selling a Bane starter and Merc set 2 (unpainted and unassembled) on one of the facebook groups and this was to good an offer to refuse! The crew was rapidly started :). They arrived last Wednesday afternoon and in a blur of activity I managed to get them all assembled, based and painted in 3 days finishing Bane Saturday evening. (I have been on  leave).  I still have more to add to it to bring it up to the full 350 rep $1500 required for the tournament which is on March 19th. I have another merc set on there way (hopefully arriving tomorrow). I want to add a free agent but can't decide again neet make my mind up by end of week in order to get the model painted in time.


I have had my first run out with the Crew (Borrowed Deadshot and proxied some gaps) They played quite well a lot easier and with some of their traits (Veteran on most henchmen) more forgiving when planning actions for the turn.

The main man himself I lost him in my first game I let him get pounced on by the Court of Owls Butcher and one of the O'Malley Henchmen he was knocked on his ass then stabbed repeatedly by the smaller henchmen removing him from play before I could rescue him. (Bad deployment on my part didn't help) Though the game ended with Bane 36vps to the Courts 32vps (Counts as a draw tournament wise) I was quite pleased I had managed to catch up with PC's early lead in the first few turns and started to take over towards the end I nearly could of pipped a few more VP's in the last turn but the dice gods were against me with Dallas rolling triple 1s when I really need to finish off Branden O'Malley in the final turn.

Here is the main man himself. This version comes in the starter set and is known as Origin Bane. Nice thing about this guy is that he is all one piece :)






Next up is Dallas equipped with an Assault rifle he is the ranged firepower of the group. Undecided on any extra gear for him at the moment certainly Night Vision goggles (Unlimited vision) and either extra ammo or Grapnel gun(bat claw). Dallas was probably the fiddliest to put together right arm with rifle, left arm, body and head. The arms were annoying to line up but I got him together in the end.





Next in the gang is one of my favourite miniatures out the set McGregor. This one comes in three pieces legs, body and right fore arm with machete on.





Another Melee fighter named perfectly is Smash wasn't so much fiddly to assemble bit had some awkward gaps to fill where his arms attached to hammer join his shoulders/waist.






The Starter crew completed :)

The additional blister I got was the Bane Thug Set 1 (These can only be used in a pure Bane Crew no LoS crossover)

First up is the Venom Soldier another tough melee fighter he has the bodyguard trait meaning if I keep close to Bane (which I didn't do in my first game) he can soak some of the damage from his leader. This guy is three pieces legs body and the backpack with pipes quite simple to put together really.




The second thug in the set is TNT (He is a bit special in the fact he has Elite 'Soldier of Fortune' trait which hints at least one more character like him and a special boss in order to take more  than one in of his kind in a crew) I really like this mini as well really intimidating. Sadly I can't fit him and Dallas in the same Crew they eat up all the cash leaving very little for gear or other characters. I may one day take pure Bane mercs in a friendly game and see how things work out :)




The Elite Duo

The whole crew so far.


41 comments:

  1. You suck. (but only because I've had all my Bane stuff for like, a year, and haven't painted any of it)

    You owe it to yourself to get the other merc blister. Ted and the ice-ax guy are excellent additions to the crew, not to mention great looking models.

    Nice paint work. Paint mine for me? :P

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    1. lol :P Thanks Dude. They are due to arrive anyday. Mohawk is joining the Tournament list. Not sure on Ted yet. It depends on whether I go for Catman or Deadshot.

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    2. Ted is awesome. Shotgun ROF 1 means he can move and shoot without worrying about losing effectiveness. Soften up targets for Bane before he charges in, or just shoot stuff because it's satisfying...

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    3. Yeah its a decent range as well

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  2. A beautifully painted team Simon!

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  3. I know hardly anything at all about these figures but they are certainly very well painted. I'm just not into Batman at all. Sorry!

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    1. CheerS Bryan. I know of Bane from the recent movies but other than that no very little myself. I have some gaps filled in having looked up who some are of the free agents are. Some name I recognise from the cartoons

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  4. Love the Bane figure Simon, and the rest of the crew look great too!

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  5. Great looking crew Simon, and fearsome to face on the tabletop. :)

    Fantastic work getting them done so quickly too. :)

    Yeah, take Copperhead.... :P

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  6. Never liked the bat! Especially after these latest violent movies on him. Give me Supes and Green Lantern any day

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    1. Lol he is not that violent. In the game perhaps

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  7. Fantastic job Simon and good luck with the tournament. I'm hoping to revisit the mean streets of Gotham in the summer and thinking about adding a couple of characters to the Penguin's crew. At the moment, Ivy and Riddler are favourite.

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    1. Awesome to hear. Riddler looks cools as does Poison Ivy. I think Ivy's crew are a lot trickier to get to grips with there rules are like none of the other henchmen etc

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  8. Yujust know you'll be getting the other box to join (and finish) this great gang

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    1. I'm hoping they come today and thanks :)

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  9. Very nicely finished. That Bane's a bit of a giant, isn't he?

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    1. Cheers you should see the Titan Bane version he is a beast

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  10. It shows that you are enjoying these figures in every brush stroke!

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    1. Thank Clint yes indeed they are slightly chunkier than the penguin crew figures so I am finding them far easier to do as well.

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  11. Hola
    Buena banda as echo para derrotar al murciélago
    un saludo

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    1. Greetings J.D I hope to defeat a fair few other villains as well! :)

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  12. Well...they're alright I suppose, but you took your sweet time getting them done...

    Oh, hang on, my mistake...

    ...you've done awesome paint jobs in no time at all...

    I hate you!

    ;)

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  13. Excellent! They all look ace, what a lovely paintjob!

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  14. Great looking crew Simon! Well done on getting them painted so quickly dude.
    Hope you get everything finished in time!

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    1. Fingers crossed dude. Two figures 3 sewers and 3 lamp posts just need it all to arrive!

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  15. A very productive three days, Simon. Nicely done.

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    1. Cheers Finch I am chuffed with them.

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  16. Menacing characters, Simon. The individual details always impressive.

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    1. Thanks Dean there are some excellent miniatures in this crew.

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  17. A fantastic job on a fantastic group...I like so much the cute man with his hammer...Always in love with these impressive hammers...when not against me! Beautiful job!

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    1. Cheers Phil yeah I wouldn't wanted to be smashed with his hammer either ouch!

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  18. A beautiful looking gang. I really like how you painted TNT.

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    1. Cheers dude I want him to look menacing :)

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  19. Great looking crew ... everyone of them. :)

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