I am going to start this post with a quote. This is Warren Zevon paraphrasing Schopenhauer in the VH1 Inside Out documentary:
We buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.
Well, to put my own situation into perspective for you, allow me to change this quote ever so slightly:
We buy miniatures because we believe we’re buying the time to paint them.
This was going through my mind even as I picked up my first miniatures for the Batman Miniature Game.
Batman has seen a lot of play at our local club and although I was not initially interested, seeing the procession of amazing miniatures that Knight Models have put out has certainly turned my head. It also helps to have seen a few games at the local club, played out on great boards full of really cool terrain.
There are loads of cool models for this game particularly when it comes to the villains. The models that I picked up are not the most stunning or interesting models in the range, but I like them and they did capture my imagination. My first set features one of my favourite villains, The Riddler, and his bots:
I love this scruffier, less camp version of the Riddler, and although I don’t really know how the game works yet, I think I will like how he plays, with the placement of clues and whatnot. I’m looking forward to painting him, and he is currently sitting near the top of my pile of shame, perhaps just below finishing my Joker-themed Viktorias crew for Malkifaux and my Aleph for Infinity.
As an aside, I purchased these models on a recent visit to Inverness (who says you can’t mix business and pleasure?). They have a new game store that opened about three months ago, called Ellerium Games:
Despite being a very new store, it’s really well stocked, with a decent-sized miniatures section, loads of board games and a little RPG section. There are also the obligatory CCGs and a surprisingly large gaming area tucked away in the back. You should check them out if you’re ever in Inverness and, in the mean time, you can take a peek at their website by clicking here.