Shhhh… It’s okay to be afraid.

So as Halloween weekend closes in, I have finally settled on what I will be playing in the Batman miniature game. I debated playing good guys or bad guys for quite sometime.

I liked Commissioner Gordon and the cops but in the end they fell a bit bland as minis for me.

I wasn’t a fan of Joker’s clowns. I even considered painting them in a realistic ”I created a mask of my face by mutilating myself”, but the sculpts weren’t good enough to try that.

I was bummed that Riddler has robots and not actual henchmen

and Penguin’s crew felt like just dudes in parkas.

I was strongly leaning towards Bane but then I found out they had a pack one of my favorite Batman villain:

Zsasz! The psychotic serial killer who tallies his kills on his skin.

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I have no dysfunctional family background. I suffered neither childhood abuse or trauma. I kill for ONE reason only, doctor — because I CHOOSE to. I kill because I want to kill. Because I choose to kill.
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Unfortunately this Arkham Asylum inmate can’t be taken as a Leader in the game….

but then who would crazy enough to use this deranged coldblood killer to further his own end?

Of course, the answer was clear:

Jonathan Crane, famous psychiatrist and master of fear aka Scarecrow.

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Scarecrow with Militia

I’m not a fan of the militia guys, they will probably replaced by some Asylum thugs/Inmates/Crazies using these guys:

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So my backstory for this group of villains is that the Scarecrow unleashed the inmate he has been experimenting on to help spread fear and chaos on Gotham hoping to undermine the Bat itself.

There’s however a twist to this plot, Although the Scarecrow thinks he’s acting on his own volition, he’s actually getting his strings pulled from the shadows by the real true enemy of Batman, the man that hates him more than anyone else:

Thomas Elliot! aka Hush.

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I recommend that you take the time to read Batman: Hush which is one of my over favorite Batman story line.

So there you have it, that’s my Batman miniature game crew. I will be collecting them over the course of the upcoming month.

Now as we ran around today to figure out all the last minute details for Halloween, I stopped at the game store and got myself these guys:

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The pilot will be my HVT for the time being until I get an actual Lizard TAG. The Intruder is a model I have been looking at for quite some time now. He’s just in a badass pose and such a cool looking sniper.

I also finally got my half of this:

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So I that’s 10 guys to assemble and paint ASAP before we start the campaign. I guess I have my work cut out for me for the next couple of days…

And now the real question: What will my Halloween costume be!?!

Here’s a peek:

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Shhhh… It’s okay to be afraid.