The Dark Knight Rises coming soon. Knight Models

There have been a good few superhero miniature games over the years, some have been pretty amazing, while others have fallen by the wayside and been all but forgotten.

One game that has really stood out in recent years is Batman the Miniature Game, an offshoot of the DC Universe Miniature Game from Knight Models.

This Spanish company produces some amazingly detailed and accurate miniatures based on characters from both film and comic books and has been a great hit with fans.  Now we have a new starter set about to be released that will allow players entry into the exciting world of superhero miniature gaming and will for the first time contain vehicles.

From the press release!

The Story so Far…

This thrilling boxed game follows the exploits of the Batman as he faces his greatest challenge yet. The mercenary known only as Bane has arrived in Gotham, planting bombs all over the city and cutting it off from the outside world. Unknown to Batman, Bane has a secret accomplice in his
mission, one with a very personal reason to destroy not only Gotham City, but Bruce Wayne too…

The Heroes

In the Dark Knight Rises box, you will find a complete crew for the Brave and the Bold faction,

Batman (Dark Knight Rises): Having witnessed his parents’ death at the hands of a mugger, Bruce Wayne traveled the world to train and understand the criminal mind in order to combat it.
Mentored by Ra’s al Ghul, Bruce later returned to Gotham and challenged the city’s crime lords,
employing an array of gadgets, weapons and tactics as a mysterious black-garbed crusader known as Batman.

Catwoman: Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise, better known by her
alias as ‘the Cat’. She is cunning, devious, and cynical, but is in search of a fresh start in life. She
targets Gotham’s wealthiest in her schemes. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed
high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lockpicks.

GCPD: The Gotham City Police Department is the principle law-enforcement agency in Gotham. Its officers face a constant battle against organized crime, and time and again put their lives on the line in pursuit of justice. Their love/hate relationship with Batman has caused the Dark Knight headaches in the past, but with the arrival of Bane, they must put aside their differences and work together to defeat a common enemy.

The Villains

To face off against Batman, the Dark Knight Rises set also contains a complete Bane Crew, ready to break the bat!

Bane: Possessed of incredible strength and cunning, Bane is a field commander of the League of
Shadows, and sworn protector of Talia al Ghul. One of the few villains to have defeated Batman in
single combat, he has vowed to bring Gotham to its knees. Bane’s identity is hidden behind a grotesque his mask, which inhibits the excruciating pain that wracks his body, allowing him to focus on his mission.

Talia al Ghul: Following the death of her father, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia took up his mantle and patiently sought Gotham City’s destruction with the aid of her ally, Bane. She manipulated Bruce Wayne while masquerading as wealthy businesswoman and philanthropist Miranda Tate.

Bane’s Mercenaries: Bane arrives in Gotham City at the head of his own personal army. Bane’s
mercenaries are highly trained militiamen, including several members of the League of Shadows.
Utterly devoted to their cause, and skilled in urban warfare, they pose a lethal threat to the city’s
police force.

The Hardware

For the first time, you will find resin models of two powerful vehicles, along with the full rules for
their use in the Batman Miniature Game:

The Batmobile: A prototype armored tank designed as a bridging vehicle for the military, the
‘tumbler’ (aka the Batmobile) includes sophisticated weaponry and jet-boost capabilities.
When Bane and his soldiers detonate a device beneath Wayne Enterprises’ Applied Sciences
Division, they make off with three Tumblers left in storage. These prototypes are equipped with
retractable dual-barreled cannons and a multiple-tube missile launcher.

The Batpod: The Batpod was intended as an escape pod integrated into the Tumbler, but also served as an auxiliary high-speed pursuit vehicle. Armed with dual front-mounted cannons, machine guns and grappling hooks, the Batpod affords Batman greater mobility at the cost of some protection.

The Dark Knight Rises is available from April 16 th 2019. The fate of Gotham City is in your hands!

Published by Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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