October 24, 2016

Knight Models: Deadpool & Hawkeye

I had some demos for the Marvel Universe Miniature game scheduled in early in October, so I wanted to put together a few teams with the figures I had. Due to the limited number of characters I actually had painted, I needed to finish up a few more to round out the teams.

Both of these figures are highly detailed, as I've come to expect from Knight Models. Neither one had much in the way of gap filling required. A bit of filing and cleanup you'd expect with any metal model, some super glue and primer and I was ready for paint.

I opted not to deviate from the studio colour schemes almost at all.

Deadpool is a versatile character for both heroic Superhuman and Mutant teams. He's effective at range and close combat, so he makes a good utility model to add to your team.

Although his "Bodyslide" ability is reactive, I'd suggest keeping Deadpool out of situations where you need to use it that way. One of my personal tactics is using it early to get him into combat with an opposing model in the first activation. If you're using Captain America, deploying Deadpool nearby to benefit from Cap's leadership will help ensure that you hit for solid damage right off the bat.

I was never a big fan of Hawkeye in the regular or Ultimate universes in the comics. I do enjoy Jeremey Renner's version of the character in the movies, but Hawkeye just feels like another archer to me. That said, this model is very high utility. I think he's currently the model with the highest number of red abilities, and he really has something for almost any situation.

You'll want to keep Hawkeye in a good position to shoot, but being careful to not take damage. He doesn't have a very long health track, and he starts to lose his effectiveness after a few hits. You really want him on the board as long as possible to make use of all those trick arrows!

I ended up using Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Panther against Captain America, Wolverine and Black Widow. Deadpool will get some time on the table soon, but for now he's waiting impatiently.

The photos don't really do the miniatures justice. I'm not an amazing painter but I am very pleased with how well these guys turned out. However I was having a lot of trouble getting good photos today. They look much better in person!