Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Batman Miniature Game Poison Ivy (Comics)

Well I have used my new brush for the first time. I was quite impressed it holds its point nicely and is good for doing both layers and fine detail such as eyes etc. I am quite impressed the real test I suppose is how long it lasts. Have ordered some brush cleaner so that will be the next test of it.

Onto the miniature itself I've finished Poison Ivy this week mainly to go in my Birds of Prey crew as I have no intention of using her as part of her own crew. I was fortunate enough to pick her up as a single miniature as this one comes in a crew box with 3 plant henchmen.

Paint scheme wise I've gone for the new 52 Version colour scheme but sticking to the layout of leaves etc that cover her body as the original pattern of green is a little different but the detail on this sculpt is far to nice to take advantage of it.

Abilities wise this one has slightly less offensive attacks to her Arkham counterpart as she only has a melee attack of toxic nails which are still nice as they do blood/stun and are handy giving re-rolls to hit. Where both Ivy's shine really is in there special traits. Confusion is a nice trait down to weaken and lock down enemies it has a range of 20cm reduces there attack/defense by 1 making them easier to block/hit (they don't lose counters though) but also prevents the target from spending special counters. Stopping them from making special attacks, running flying etc. The other trait is control pheromones which cause the the hypnotise effect. Meaning the target has to pass a willpower roll or become a member of my crew for an activation. Whats useful is you can obviously hijack a target move it about (you can't harm it though) but also allocating its counters for the next round. If you can catch a model after activating though they're yours for the next round making it good against models equipped with firearms using them to shoot there own team members wasting there ammo and or putting counters in less useful positions leaving them wide open to attack.

I gave Ive a run out the other night against the watchmen and she was quite useful dropping the free agents Attack/Defense with Confusion. Control Pheromones was less useful against the higher willpower models. I also borrowed Strix and field Black Canary, Bat girl, Katana along side Ivy and it was a fun game trying out the new characters. Strix is certainly going on the shopping list.







31 comments:

  1. Cool scheme. Like the lack of exposed flesh and instead wearing a body suit. Far more practical.

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    1. Cheers Dai. Yeah when I decided on getting an Ivy for my crew it had to be this colour scheme. This model suits it better as the other wears a sort of small overcoat and is more plant like.

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  2. Great paint-job, Simon, and as ever, your excellent background into how the character plays out is much appreciated. Terrific group shot too :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon. Its good to get thoughts out there on their uses. Especially sometimes they can be used in unexpected ways that others have thought of but aren't an obvious way.

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  3. Great work on her mate. She fits rather neatly in among your crew too. Good news on the brush, may it continue to impress :)

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    1. Thanks Christian yes she does gives me a bit of choice between games as well. Got Lady Shiva to try at some point as well.

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  4. Great sculpt, great paint. You're made good use of the new brush, Simon.

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    1. Cheers Finch. I need to get a better photo setup the pics don't do her justice really.

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  5. nice figure and very well painted. It makes me wish I was more interested in comics!

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    1. Thanks Clint. Yeah sadly a lot of the characters aren't very familiar to me either I end up having to research a lot of them. At least Ivy has had some cartoon time so am a little more familiar with her. Characters like Deathstroke and Deadshot as well as Black Mask I am less familiar with.

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  6. She should work well in concert with Katana, setting targets up for slicing.

    I'm not convinced about her own ability to contribute beyond that in a low model count crew though.

    Looks great.

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  7. Thanks Kieron. Yeah its going to take some experimenting with and playing a variety of crews will help.

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  8. Subtle colouring really suis this character and I love the group shot

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    1. Thanks Joe my Birds of Prey are really coming together now. Just a few more additions.

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  9. You do such a great job on those tiny faces. I'm slowly moving towards bigger scaled miniatures as it's easier to work on their bigger faces. Damn my non-self-magnifying eyes. :)

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    1. Thanks I found doing 15mm figures then coming back to 28mm really helped me for some reason. Though I do need glasses for close work I've taken to using some reading glasses.

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  10. Nice green just as I remember her!

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  11. Excellent work, nad I really like the adaptation of the new 52 colour scheme. She looked great on the tabletop the other week as did the whole crew. :)

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    1. Cheers dude. Ivy was kind of fun to use be interesting to see what she is like against normal henchmen.

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  12. That's a great different colourscheme. The bodysuit is genius and provides a great contrasting colour for her red hair and green leaves.

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