Batman Miniature Game Accessory Blues
Hey, I can finally break out my because Dota article to explain why I haven’t been blogging much lately. I finally upgraded my computer and am enjoying playing some of the video games that I haven’t been playing lately. While it is true that I have been indulging myelf there is more to my resistance to painting than merely shiney new graphics for Dota II.
I’ve been painting miniatures for the Batman Miniature Game and between too-glossy paint and noticing that I can’t focus as closely as I once could things have been slow and much more difficult than I am used to. I wrote before about how I was going to push through and get things painted. I haven’t done this as much as I would like, mostly due to the new computer but also, I realized recently, for another reason.
The Batman Miniature Game is a game which requires a lot of accessories. Of course there are the miniatures, dice and measuring tape required by every* miniature game. Each player also needs three sewer and three lamppost markers, unless their crew requires more. There are also 10 possible objective tokens which must be a specific size. Each model requires stun and blood markers equal to their endurance and generic tokens equal to their willpower. There are a few game state tokens liked knocked down, K.O.d, poison, etc. Finally, counters are required to determine who acts first in a turn. This can be supplied by either player as the tokens must be tactically indistinguishable from each other..
I don’t have most of these things and it is a constant irritant whenever I think about getting in a game of BMG. Being able to see myself playing a game is a great incentive to keep painting and these accessories are ruining that for me. Before I start my next miniature, and maybe before I finish the Joker, I am going to get all the accessories I need in hand. Many of them are easy enough although the sewers and lampposts need to be actual terrain pieces. I think this will encourage me to finish painting secure in the knowledge that once the miniatures are done I can actually use them.
How about you. Ever have a game you wanted to play but lacked the required accessories. Let me know in the comments.
*Not every, but feel free to list the exceptions in the comments.