GtB: Miniature Manual #81 – Optimus Prime – G1 Version (Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So here we go – Now it’s Optimus’ turn… More than meets the eye… 🙂

Close Combat Bonus: +1

Ranged Bonus: +2

Other Miniature Bonuses: +20 Good/Bad due to height.

Suggested Powers: All of them. It’s Optimus Prime for goodness sake – he can do anything 🙂

Website: www.hasbro.com/transformers/en_GB/

Note: You could also transform him in game and then move to the Nice: the Expansion Vehicle rules!

GtB: Miniature Manual #80 – Port-o-bella (My Little Pony – Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So he we go – first up it’s the My Little Pony… Friendship is Magic, but GtB is better 🙂

 
 
 
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0 (unless it throws love or some other girly thing)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad due to height, Hairstyle bonus (only if you spike the hair up!)

Suggested Powers: Good karma, Good Luck, Coward, Really Good

Website: www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #79 – Macross Destroid Monster (Ban Dai)

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Saw this. Giggled like a little girl. Want one now.

Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +4 (at least)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad ‘cos it’s massive, Easier to hit

Suggested Powers: Monster, Good Quake, Good Shot, AARGH

Website: http://15mm.co.uk/Macross_Destroid_Monster.htm

(you could also use it with the vehicle rules if you’re playing Nice: the Expansion – then you’ll get loads of pluses on the weapon damage…)

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #78 – Legs (Kromlech)

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Remember, any miniature can be used in games of GtB, they don’t have to even be complete beings! No doubt the prime attack of these limbs would be a standard kick, but you could easily get a run up and go two footed flying straight into the face of your opponent (assuming they’ve got a face…)

legs
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Nuffin’ – it’s a pair of legs for goodness sake!

Suggested Powers: Goody-Two-Shoes, Haste, Sturdy, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.kromlech.eu

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #77 – Broodmaster (Urban Mammoth)

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It’s like Tyranids should be – eight legs, four claws, a dirty smile, nom, nom nom… I first reason I bought this was to win playing Urban War, the second was to win at GtB!

Broodmaster
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: +5 Good/Bad for Height

Suggested Powers: Haste, Doomed, Subterrainian-portation, I see You, Combat Lock

Manufacture Website: http://www.urbanwarthegame.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #76 – Lord of Pestilence (Avatars of War)

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OK, so it’s not ‘an Avatar’, but it’s made by Avatars of War, so it sort of counts. Just look at this miniature – it’s got a proper mace for mashing, and a shield that could also be used for mashing, along with his feet, fists and face which all can be used for mashing – that’s a lot of mashing…

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Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Reduced damage for shield, Reduced damage for Armour

Suggested Powers: Stench, Darkness, Really Bad, Bad Karma, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.avatars-of-war.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #75 – Avatar (Privateer Press)

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The second reason I started playing Warmachine (the first was the Judicator) – just look at it! Tiny head, great big everything else; perhaps he was subject to that Beetlejuice spell…?

AvatarofMenoth
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad for height, Reduced damage for shield

Suggested Powers: Slow, Nigh-Invulnerable, Good Quake, Hand of Good, Sturdy, Really Good

Manufacture Website: http://privateerpress.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #74 – Avatar (Games Workshop)

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Thanks to GtB you can relive the heyday of GW’s 2nd Edition Avatar (‘cos that’s when it was best and could destroy everything, including entire armies, and it couldn’t be killed by anything other than pretty much a blood-thirster…!) by giving it loads of powers and going on a big rampage…

avatargw
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad for height, +15 for his hair!

Suggested Powers: Combat Master, Nigh-Invulnerable, Fire Ball, Good Quake, Hand of Good, Sturdy

Manufacture Website: http://www.games-workshop.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #73 – Avatar (Corvus Belli)

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Thought I’d do a comparison of the different ‘Avatar’s’ from all the different games, by looking at them as they can be used in GtB. First up it’s the one from Infinity; which I took on a stomping spree last night, and did, indeed, make a big mess of my opponents’ forces 🙂

avatarinf
Close Combat Bonus: +1

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad for height

Suggested Powers: Desolation, Good Bomb,  Recharge, Darkness, Combat Lock 

Manufacture Website: http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #72 – Autohusaren (Hinterland Miniatures)

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Saw this yesterday on TGN, and couldn’t resist adding it to the Miniature Manual; A mechanical Hussar bodyguard, something about him looks particularly familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on it… 😉

Autohusaren
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +2

Other Miniature Bonuses: Reduced Damage for being made of armour

Suggested Powers: Nigh-Invulnerable, Remote, Explodo-Ma-Gig, Good Shot 

Manufacture Website: http://hinterlandminiatures.weebly.com/storecart.html