Sunday, 11 June 2017

Batman Miniature Game Emperor Penguin

Another batman character finished this week. This time it the Emperor Penguin a new leader character for the Penguin crew. I hadn't heard of him before . After his family was murdered he joined and climbed through the ranks of Penguin's establishment

 Emperor Penguin real name Ignatius Ogilvy or sometimes called Emperor Blackgate was one of the Penguin's right hand men firmly becoming a favourite. When the Joker returned to the city Cobblepot was rounded up to help with his plan at Arkham Asylum. Leaving Ignatius in charge he decided to not just manage but to take over the Penguin's operation for his own ends.

Taking up on a debt owed him by Poison Ivy Ignatius used a combination of Bane's venom, Man bat serum and some of Ivy's own manipulation created turned him into a hulking blue monster of a man with superhuman strength and durability.

In game terms Emperor Penguin is very much a close combat character. Emperor Penguin's stats are very good he cost 111 reputation which is a big chunk but he is worth it. Willpower 7 and Strength 3+ is very good, Movement 3, Attack and Defense 4 are all high end. Endurance 9 is brill he can take some real punishment and the usual 3 special everyone gets.

The only weapon is a chain which has is single stun, has reach (3cm range for melee) and is heavy (increasing his strength to 2+ when using it.)

Traits are as follows, Fast allowing to reroll movement dice, Dirty Money adding $300 funding to equip/recruit people into the crew. Master Fighter gives him +1 to hit with unarmed attacks, Regeneration allowing him to recover 1 damage each turn for the cost of a special counter. Reinforced gloves meaning his unarmed attacks do double stun. Scheming 1 allowing you to hold back a character during the planning phase allowing you to work around your opponents plan. Finally he has tough skin which is -1 to damage rolls against him.

As you can see he is quite a tough package and totally different to the smaller Penguin leaders who require protection and are much slower. Allows you to get stuck in I am going to pickup Sickle the Penguin's bodyguard as he would suit this leader better being able to keep up with him and dish out the hurt in combat as well as potentially absorb some attacks from his bodyguard trait.

I am going to return to playing with a Penguin crew my grasp of the game is much better now and I now understand the idea behind the Penguin play style a bit better. Penguin's crew has weak henchmen in comparison to many other crews but has bonuses for chaining activations. This leader doesn't have it but both the Versions of Penguin (Comic and Arkham Knight) have the mob rule giving +1 to lets go meaning a Henchmen can activate straight after another on a 3+. Utilising radio's or keeping them near Sickle also gives a reroll to this. Most henchmen also have the mobster rule allowing them +1 attack when outnumbering someone. This will require a lot more planning on my part but I have though up some good combo's and as Penguin's crew being larger than most I can get away with activations still. Though my opponent will still get more passes but as there is no way of adding in Informer I can't change that either way.





28 comments:

  1. Nice and blue, Simon. I especially like the subtle contrast between the colour of his three-piece suit (blue-grey?) with that of his robes. Nice strong pose to the sculpt too :-)

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    1. Thanks dude. I just copied the studio job as best as I could. The trousers are Black/Dark Grey. His over coat is Black/Black Prussian Blue mix.

      I love the sculpt and its got me in the mood to bring the crew out of its box and played with.

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  2. Very nice work on Emperor Penguin mate. :)

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  3. What a brute, great job Simon.

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    1. Cheers Michael there are plenty of big guys coming up to accompany him to.

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  4. Hm, you've done a nice work with the colours, each one of them complementing the others. I reckon this wasn't easy with such dark tones, but you really got it perfect!

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    1. Thanks Suber I enjoyed the experimentation with him especially the mixing of the colours. I did paint the chain round his waste incorrectly as I thought it was a sash until I shaded it and twigged it was a chain!

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  5. Nice work. I am loving the blue skin.

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  6. Even after seeing the one Pulpcitizen painted, I can't get used to the weird looking blue skin.
    You did paint him in nice complementary colours though.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. Yeah it felt very odd painting blue skin and I struggled to get convincing highlights tbh. But it will do for know

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  7. More comic book goodness I know nothing about.

    But looking very sharp.

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  8. eh, if only penguins would rule the world, we'd all live da slow and easy life

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  9. Blue skin? Interesting. He sounds like a really cool character, though I'd never heard of him until now.

    Lovely work as ever mate.

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    1. Yes indeed blue skin. No nor me. Its dues to the concoction he took that turned his skin blue.

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  10. As I mentioned to pulpcitizen before, his blue skin tone and blonde hair just freaks me out. (And weirdly Mystique doesn't ... go figure) That being said, nice work on the paint job!

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    1. Lol indeed I suppose it is very alien looking. The blue of my other penguin henchmen will tie in nicely though.

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