March 11, 2015 by brennon
On a couple of occasions now we’ve discussed about making a tabletop based on Gotham City for the Batman Miniatures Game by Knight Models. While there are a lot of good terrain kits out there for giving your city that flavour of the blighted city that Batman protects the guys at Knight Models make a series of good terrain sets themselves…
For example if you were going to try and recreate the scene from the first Nolan Batman film where he’s zipping around the dockyard taking out bad guys then you could make use of the cool looking Boxes and Containers above to give you some different heights and such to play with as well as lanes of fire to try and trap Batman.
If you’re looking for a more built up feeling then how about using the Construction and Dumpsters sets to make a busy industrial complex in the middle of the city which could have been re-purposed by the Joker and his cronies as some kind of temporary base. While they look good plain you could easily go to down with the likes of graffiti and such to give it a more distressed look and add a bit more character.
Talking of character and danger these Warning Signals would be great for not only use as blocking terrain but setting up a foreboding tabletop where the criminals have escaped much like in Arkham City the video game. What’s great about these kits, and you can see it in the MDF sprue behind the finished examples, is that the detail is burned into the flat surfaces so you can paint them on and follow the lines!
If you’re in a pickle maybe you’d be calling on Superman and those Phone Booths provide an ample way for Clark Kent to get changed. However, in the absence of the boy in blue maybe you’d settle for just using them as cool cover for adorning a street with and giving you some cool tactical engagements.
Last but not least is the SWAT Police Van which could be bought a couple of times over and then used for road blocks and other more narrative based scenarios where more cops might start turning up.
How about a scenario where your gang are robbing a bank and as time goes by more and more of these SWAT Vans start popping up disgorging even more police men making your escape harder and harder. Risk or reward? Who knows, after a while maybe Batman himself would turn up!
Have you picked up any of these pieces?
"...make use of the cool looking Boxes and Containers above to give you some different heights and such to play with as well as lanes of fire to try and trap Batman"
"How about a scenario where your gang are robbing a bank and as time goes by more and more of these SWAT Vans start popping up?"