Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Batman Miniatures Game Tournament AAR

Titan Games Batman Tournament Part Deux
The Second Batman Miniatures Game Tournament held at Titan Games in Lichfield and again I took my Penguin Crew. This was mainly due to time constraints getting a new gang together and mainly part skintness! The next tournament I will definitely be using a completely different crew.
The start of the day saw 18 intrepid players all turn up to be crowned champion and win a coveted Limited Edition Joker Cover Rulebook.
It was nice to again meet some old faces from the first tournament, and to meet some new players. The write up is a brief generalisation of what happened – not a completely blow by blow account ( I didn’t have enough time to write so many notes)
The Two Face Menace
Game 1 - vs Stephen and his Two-Face crew including Victor Zsasz and Deadshot
Board – Amusement Mile, Scenario – Plunder
Both crews deploy with Penguin and Catwoman quickly gaining some Loot, with a TwoFace Mook doing the same. Ice Penguin camps out on an Ammo crate waiting for the perfect shot with his Shotgun whilst Sickle and his Elite Henchmen try and flank the TwoFace crew.
TwoFaces crew move into position controlling an Ammo Objective and also a TwoFace Mook moves up on the opposite side of the board and solves a Riddle but is summarily gunned down by Royal Penguin. Deadshot using his vantage point slaughters Blue Penguin with the Axe and a large melee is entered into in the middle of the board.
Sickle charges in but is taken out by concentrated efforts from TwoFace, Zsaz and Deadshot! Ice penguin is KO’d off the Ammo Objective but it’s quickly retaken by Emperor Penguin, whilst both Elite Penguins cause damage to Zsasz and TwoFace.
The game ended and TwoFace retreated leaving the Amusement Mile in Penguins possession. 
Minor Victory.
Attack of the Batman
Game 2 – vs Dan and his Batman Crew, including Nightwing and Canary plus GCPD.
Board - Arkham Asylum, Scenario - Patrol
Penguin and his crew were patrolling the edge of his territory and came across the Batman and his Allies whilst they were patrolling the Arkham Asylum grounds. Both crews were diagonally positioned from each other but Canary had managed to hide herself near Penguins area.
Straight away Conqueror Penguin tries to put the hurt on Canary but misses and she skips away and screams Shocking Blue Penguin and Catwoman. Ice Penguinmoves up and shoots Canary getting some lethal damage on her.
Sickle sprints towards some Loot and looks to get into position to move towards Batmans deployment area (gains extra VP’s at end of game) Canary screams again and again Shocks Blue Penguin. Catwoman agile as ever acrobats herself over to a Loot Objective and claims it.
Penguin tries to use his Umbrella Gun to shoot Canary but she dodges away easily but ends up in range of Conqueror Penguin who KO’s her. A GCPD Officer collects some Loot whilst Batman and Nightwing get into good areas to threaten the majority of the Penguins crew.
Canary screams for a third time shocking Conqueror Penguin and Sickle charges Agent Ron who has moved into an open doorway and made himself a target, Sickle manages to KO the luckless Ron.
Penguin attempts a last ditch attack at Batman but completely fluffs it and Batman retaliates, KOing the Penguin. Nightwing and Sickle both manage to get into opposing deployment areas and a GCPD SWAT moves over with his handcuffs and arrests Penguin.
A very tight game throughout and in the end honours were even.
Revenge of the Penguin.
Game 3 – vs James and his Watchmen Crew
Board – The Narrows, Scenario – Skirmish
Anyone who has read my previous Batman Tournament post will know I got absolutely mullered by the Watchmen in my last game of the last tournament, so I was a bit apprehensive playing the Watchmen again even though with the new rulebook and erratas, Rorsarchs objective grab trick has been nerfed.
Catwoman started the skirmish by scooting ahead and claiming a Look Objective. Rorsarch hidden deployment saw him pop up in Penguins backfield and pump up on Titan!
Emperor Penguin moves forward and throws a grenade blooding Rorsarch as Royal Penguin shoots down Niteowl as he drops from his ship right into his sights. Niteowl was attempting to attack Catwoman but completely fluffs it and Catwoman’s return strike is just as ineffective. Blue Penguin drops down into the sewers.
Comedian attempts to shoot Ice Penguin but misses and Emperor Penguin attacks Comedian who has come into range and knocks him down with a Power Strike. Silk Spectre following up Comedian, charges Emperor Penguin and stuns him. Sickle who has been hanging back waiting for an opportune moment now charges Comedian and kills him!!!
Niteowl and Ozymandias gang up on Catwoman who deftly dodges out the way then uses her climbing shoes and scampers up a wall and escapes. With Catwoman out of reach Niteowl and Ozymandais drop to the ground and threaten Penguin and a few henchmen. Rorsarch is attacked by Conqueror Penguin but it’s a stalement. Blue Penguin emerges from the sewers and claims the Ammo Objective in the Watchmens deployment area.
Sickle charges Ozymandias and bloods him then Penguin shoots him and causes more damge. Ozymandias is then KO’d by further concentrated attacks from Penguins crew.
Silk Spectre takes out Ice Penguin but it’s too little too late, as the Penguin crew has a huge majority of the Objectives and take the day.
Major Win
So all the results were in and I had managed to achieve 3rd Place (extremely surprised) the prize for which was a Limited Edition Talia Card and a Ozymandias Watchmen Blister (very fitting)
I had a cracking day and been very lucky running my Penguin crew. Next time I will now be using a completely new crew.
Some of the crews involved:



  1. Nice report, and it was good to see you again Carl.

    How different was it playing the tournament having used the crew before? Do you think you had a better handle on their capabilities and limitations?

  2. Yeh I definately had a better idea of how to run the crew and the main learning curve was making the most of Sickle. I still think he is a glass cannon and you have to be careful and pick his fights.

  3. Great stuff. Really enjoyed this. Terrific photos and minis. Hoping to get into this ruleset post Salute, having played an awful lot of superheroes using "7TV" in the past. Looking forward to the next posting :-)

    1. Iv played lots of superhero rules such as Super System and Pulp City but the batman rules really capture the ambiance of Batman. You should really enjoy them.

  4. Great report mate. I am painting my own Penguin Crew this month I may be nicking some ideas for colours of you! Looking forward to Sunday and maybe getting a game in :)

    1. Nick away and cheers mate. Yeh looking forward to Sunday. Relics is certainly far removed from the batman game !

  5. Congrats on coming 3rd Carl - great write-ups :)

  6. Well done Carl. Delighted you got a revenge game in there and it probably felt very rewarding to smash it up