Knight Models are gearing up to release (what I believe is) the second edition of the Batman Miniatures Game (BMG). The game itself kinda flew under my radar at first, but I’d seen Knight Model’s 70mm sculpts of comic characters so knew they produced some great looking mini’s. Once I heard about the game, my interest was well and truly piqued.
BMG is a tabletop skirmish game based on the Batman mythos – and by extension, most of the DC Comics multiverse – using 35mm models to represent either villains and their gangs (“Crews”), or the heroes who defend the city against them. I’ve no idea how it plays yet, but it looks great!
One thing I’ve found pretty unique is there are multiple versions of iconic characters, representing different media/stories they’ve appeared in. For example, there’s the comic Green Arrow, or TV’s Arrow; 1960’s Adam West Batman, Batman from the Nolan films, or Batman from the Arkham series of video games… and many more! Each version has different rules, so you could, if you wanted, pit 1960’s Batman against Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight, and see who would come out on top.
The new rulebook is up for pre-order right now, and released on February 16th. In the meantime, browsing through the available materials has inspired me to a little painting project. I’ve ordered myself the TV version of Arrow, and one of the laser-cut “City Block” buildings from Sarissa Precision. If all goes well, I’ll add some more figures and buildings to the collection; I know there’s a few local gamers on the go with some Crews, so I should be able to get in some games if I like it enough.