Sunday, 31 May 2015

Blackgate Prisoner 04 (Henchman)

After yesterday's post of Black Mask, another Henchmen down, and one that can be used for either my Poison Ivy crew or my planned Black Mask crew.

Prisoner 04 is probably closest to the first Goon for comparison purposes among the minis I have painted so far. Prisoner 04 costs 2 Reputation more between the two. Both are equipped with Brass Knuckles and have the same Willpower, Movement, Attack, and Defense. Goon has better Strength (more likely to injure targets) and Prisoner 04 has better Endurance, meaning he lasts against Damage a little longer. However  Prisoner 04 benefits from Criminal, meaning *if* he can KO or remove an enemy as Casualty, he increases Willpower by 1 point, which is very useful. He also has Bodyguard, allowing him to take hits for better models.

To benefit from Criminal he needs to get the decisive blow, and more importantly, in trying to do that he is less likely to Damage than the Goon. In all, I think Goon is simpler option, and because of that, the kind of model I will get more in-game value out of I suspect, until I get to grips with the game more. That said they will both get table time, but I already suspect Goon will be slightly more effective for me at first.

More importantly, I am another step closer to having a playable Black Mask crew.

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 108 (added: a few characters arrived just before this was finished - Lady Shiva box and Commissioner Loeb box...)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 13.9% (15 models)

14 comments:

  1. Great job mate. I really like the poses and sculpting of the later addition prisoners more for some reason.

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    1. Cheers mate. :) I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

      I do like the pose, although I wonder if every model with Brass Knuckles will end up with the essentially the same basic pose! LOL. :) (see the Goon I posted recently).

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    2. Lol yes I see what you mean.

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    3. I will have to look at the other Affiliation's Henchmen armed with just Brass Knuckles and see if they follow suit!

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  2. Looking good. I find that I fly through the prisoners - and it seems you're having the same experience.

    Don't underestimate Bodyguard. It allows you to take more risks with your Boss, who is often the best model in the crew.

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    1. Thanks Kieron. :)

      Good point about Bodyguard: so really I ideally need to tag-team, this guy with Black Mask?

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    2. Given that Mask's gun is short range, I'd say yes. He needs to get close to the enemy.

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    3. See, that is why I post these things, to subtly gather helpful hints. :)

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  3. Great job dude! Love his haircut and chains.

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    1. Thanks Bob. :)

      The chains were a little awkward, but once they were done, finishing the model was pretty straight-forward. :)

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    2. You are fair rattlin' through these BM figures.

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    3. Mainly due to another tournament coming up. :)

      I think once the next 3 or 4 are done, maybe 5, they will die down in productivity. :)

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  4. He looks like he could be a bit of a handful - lovely job.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Kind words sir. :)

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