Thursday, 20 April 2017

Joker (Arkham City)

Joker was started many months ago (early September 2016), with a view to building up a new crew to be able to play with. I got side-tracked (as usual) so that hasn't really materialised - I certainly have a playable Joker crew, but not necessarily one I would choose to play if that makes sense?

As the mini had been part-painted for some time, it was recently finishing Prisoner 05 that motivated me to want to clear this one too. This Joker is my 60th painted BMG mini, and I hope to clear some other part-done minis from the range in the next few weeks.

Arkham City Joker recently saw a cost increase via FAQ/Errata which I think has been long overdue, simply because he bends four major areas of rules (initiative and game length; counter allocation for his Henchmen; being able to shoot around corners; a universal re-roll via Luck). I have faced Arkham City Joker crews a few times and it has always been the fact he bends so many areas of rules which I found frustrating to play against, so I am more than content with the cost adjustment even if I end up fielding this version of Joker myself.

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 270 (added: nothing since posting Prisoner 05)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 22.2% (60 models)

12 comments:

  1. Oh, one of my favourite dark star! great work!

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  2. Very nicely done and I was interested to read about the change in cost, that does seem to be a better balance as there is nothing more frustrating than playing a character that can literally break the rules.

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    1. Thanks Michael. :)

      The strangest thing ias that KM are pretty patch-happy with their characters, but this one took a long time in relative terms for them to address. The difference is only 15 rep, which means losing a high cost Henchmen for a low to mid cost one, but a good change nonetheless I think.

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  3. It almost looks as if he's leading and orchestra. You haven't chosen the easiest colours to paint him with (yellow and purple) but I think you absolutely nailed this paintjob.

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    1. Thanks a lot Wouter. I am pretty happy with how he turned out. :)

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  4. Very nicely done mate. I sense some painful games in my future

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      With my luck against you I suspect you will be fine! :)

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  5. Great work PulpCitizen. Blimey you're really starting to crank these minis out. This is a top paintjob imho, on one of my fave "DC Comics" characters.

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    1. Thanks mate. :)

      I have been able to catch up on some of the painting momentum I lost during February and March which has felt positive.

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  6. You have really captured the otherworldly nature of the Joker's mental state with the sinister and deranged look on this minis face.

    Nicely done.

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