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I was curious about giving this game a try myself. Probably start with the hero stuff in general, particularly something with Nightwing and Damian unless for some reason that's just a terrible idea.

On that subject, what chaff should I look to include? It looks like there's 2 sets of standard police, the Swat team with Gordon, Aaron Carter's group, and Commission Loeb seems to have some guys (but probably is lowest on the list).

Anyway, I'm sure I'll pick them all up eventually, but to get started I was wondering which ones I should prioritize.
   
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The two packs of basic Cops are a good starting point, each set has a dirt cheap one for just objective-sitting (the two with Batons) and a more useful one (the Taser and Pistol guys, the latter being the more useful generally). The Quick Response set with Aaron Cash is also a good choice for some harder-hitting stuff with fancy toys, though naturally they're more expensive in-game as well. The SWAT/Gordon and Loeb sets are probably the least useful; the former cost a lot of in-game Funding and require Gordon to take more than one of them in a list, and Loeb/Branden can't be taken in a Batman list full stop.

You'll probably also want another hard-hitter, Nightwing is a badass but pretty fragile and lacks versatility and Damien is much more of a support fighter, so throw in someone like Batwoman, Azrael or Huntress who can dish out the damage

With that in mind, a good initial shopping list might be
Nightwing AK
Damian Wayne
Batwoman, Azrael, Huntress or Red Hood
Packs of GCPD Cops

That gives you the building blocks for a decent 300 Rep list, the lower end of standard game size, the Cops will also be handy if you feel like branching out into a Green Arrow or pure Law Forces crew down the line and will fit in most good guy lists somewhere.

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Cool, thanks. I was actually curious about the original/AK versions of Nightwing. Which would you suggest?

I also currently have Green Arrow and the AK Batman. I picked them up for the DCU game since I couldn't resist a game that let me play Hal (and wanted a model to replace Batfleck). Of the two Nightwings which would pair up best with AK Wayne?
   
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Police Agent Set 2 is a big one, that contains probably the one police model I always field, Agent O'Connell. - He's one of the best goodguy combat henchmen. Additionally, the female police officer is the cheapest model the goodies can field.

Commissioner Loeb's set has the Detective, who is a really very useful and important model for tournaments but, the rest of the guys are pretty rubbish.

Gordon's set comes with the SWAT, who are good, BUT unless you field Gordon (or Branden or Loeb) in your team, you can only have 1 SWAT guy at any one time. I'd put it on a "keep an eye on but not essential first purchase" list.

Aaron Cash's box though, is the latest release and is a really a great set, I think. Cash is a free agent if Batman is in the game. And the 3 other characters are pretty darn useful - the sniper is a great support model, the assault carbine guy can be handy (I've used one with my Two Face gang before and he killed Catwoman) and the last guy is a relatively cheap all round model.

Maybe something like this, if you have the Suicide Squad box set? Or, alternatively, if you have the "Dark Knight Rises" Batman.

http://hero-builder.net/batman.html?code=BT40346037900910360003400351179117510001176118111741139

Dark Knight Rises Batman - Upgraded Batsuit, Kevlar Cowl, Hidden Magazine
Arkham Knight Nightwing - Martial Arts Training
Robin (Damien Wayne)
Agent O'Connell - Intensive Training, Street Guy
Gotham Policewoman
Quick Response Team 3 - Magazine


There's also things you can swap out too. - You could replace Damien with Aaron Cash, for example, meaning you'd need one less purchase.

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 LunarSol wrote:
Cool, thanks. I was actually curious about the original/AK versions of Nightwing. Which would you suggest?

I also currently have Green Arrow and the AK Batman. I picked them up for the DCU game since I couldn't resist a game that let me play Hal (and wanted a model to replace Batfleck). Of the two Nightwings which would pair up best with AK Wayne?


All the rules cards are free to download on the product pages, so it's really down to which models you prefer. Since AK Bats is so expensive, I'd take the cheaper Nightwing; you lose a bit of synergy as you can't make use of Teamwork that the AK Bats/NW share, but the extra points you save will get you most of another cheap Cop, which is important when you're spending 2/3 of your points on heroes.

I find the original Nightwing a really useful and reliable model, his damage output can be insane and his weapon rules means he hits and wounds very consistently (re-rolls to hit and auto-damages on a 3+) so he's a great offensive model (if fragile defensively).

There's also the whole Which Batman debate, but that's really down to preference. AK and AO bring all the toys, but there's a decent chance they won't get to use them all, AC and Batfleck are your all-rounders, Animated and Adam West are your budget options and Modern/Miller are dependable but lack the tricks of the more expensive ones (but will often let you pack an extra Cop or two with the savings).

My go-to Nightwing/Batman combo is AC Batman or Batfleck and the original Nightwing; very reliable, not horrifically expensive so leave plenty of room for other stuff.

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North-East UK

Hey Guys a new BMG BatRep and Arkham File for you all









Dark Mechanicum (30/40k): WIP
Night Lords (30/40k): WIP
Orks: 6000pts
Batman Miniatures Game: Mr.Freeze, Joker, Bane, Scarecrow, Wonderland, Court of Owls and the big, bad Bat!
Dr.Who Miniatures Game: The Dalek Empire! 
   
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Sydney, Australia

Ran a tournament in Sydney yesterday, got some pictures down below. For a bit of variation, I decided to run each game in a different city using the rules and scenarios from the Flash/Arrow book. Game 1 was Fight for Gotham, Game 2 was Hard Fight in Star City, Game 3 was Streetfight in Central City. Hard Fight was a crazy scenario, because the deployment zones are right up against each other it heavily benefits combat based crews. Central City I expected to be a lot more imbalanced because of the daylight (I rolled once for everyone, and got a 6 so it was all lit up)

Top 3 results were Black Mask, Wonderland and Riddler, which I will be speaking about more on the Bat-Pod podcast soon! During the tournament I was contacted by the creator of the Bat-Pod and invited on to speak about the tournament, so that is looking to be recorded in the coming week
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Pittsburgh, PA

A quick question for everyone, where do you find the stat cards for the batman miniatures to use in the DC universe miniatures game? I looked on Knight models site but couldn't find them.
   
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They're in the back of the DC Universe rulebook download. Not all Batman models have Universe cards, but those that do are there.

Alternatively there's the online builder which has everything:
http://bmg-builder.com/mudcu.html

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Thanks a lot Paradigm.
   
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That's me go a 60 point Justice League team painted up for DC Universe.

Classic Superman - 16 points
Wonder Woman - 13 points
Supergirl - 11 points
The Flash - 10 points
Batman - 9 points
Justice League of America - 1 point


The plan is to have Superman and Wonder Woman with Defensive Teamwork acting as the hammer punching people. Between the both of them, they should be able to take down Doomsday or Darkseid. And Big S' Bodyguard should really help keep Wonder Woman and her magical attacks alive.

Supergirl races off to deal with any mid-low tier badguys and support pieces.

Flash handles objective running.

Batman should be able to be a bit of a wild card, either doing objectives, or doing fire support throwing kryptonite at people, or general flanking stuff like Supergirl.
   
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Sydney, Australia

Thread necro, but seeing as no one has spoken about it what does everyone think about 2nd edition BMG? I've been playing more than ever, and my local group has grown massively with both BMG and now DCU, but I'm interested to see what everyone here on dakka has experienced. I'm finding the rules pretty great as well, it's a lot smoother so we can get 3-4 games in a single day if we're dedicated (usually it'll only be 2-3 though because we waste a lot of time )

On the models, I've found some of the casts to be a bit hit and miss, but the actual sculpts are pretty great IMO, and the defects I've had are pretty easily fixed (minor mold slipping and the like). I've enjoyed painting a lot of the newer sculpts, with the new Ezra Miller Flash being my favourite (the rules are great too)

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I’m hoping the drone tanks that are in the Arkham Knight campaign book get released, they appear to be of the wood cut sort. But as with Knight Models, you never seem to know what they’re doing so I’ve no idea if we’ll ever get them. It’s been a while now.
   
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Personally, the 2nd edition knocked a lot of wind out of my sails. I think its a much better version overall, but it tripled down on the problem the game has with too many versions of things. I don't mind the revamped models, but giving them new rules while sticking nearly identical versions of them with their old rules leaves me feeling like they're just making stuff to buy rather than curating a game system.
   
 
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