The Boy(tm) and I have been playing a fair bit of Necromunda of late, so I decided to update and 'rehabilitate' my few remaining figures. First up is a custom Adeptes Arbites (Space Cops for those of you lucky enough to avoid a GW addiction at any point in your wargaming career. Or better yet "Totally Not Judge Dredd" -GW edition) gang I cooked up. I used the few available models available and my hobby knife and some putty to knock out my own group around 1995-97 -ish.
My list was significantly different from the late 'enforcer' list that GW would come up. The concept was fairly simple: These guys represent 'Judges in training' sent to the underhive to get seasoned before going out on the galactic stage. They basically worked like Van Saar with two exceptions:
- You have the option to start with Armor: Judges can purchase Mesh or Carapace armor, trainees can purchase flak or mesh.
- No heavy weapons, special weapons only.
The basic models were a leader and the same cast of 'trooper' with a bolt gun, shotgun, or grenade launcher.
|I can see no disadvantages to a law enforcement officer wearing that helmet in the field.|
To fill out the group I did some simple conversions using new heads, weapons, etc.
|I believe that is an old Wood Elf head. Along with some green stuff to provide the stereotypical 'bust armor' so prevalent in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I moved her badge to her leg, because it looked weird on the new chest. (it was the 90's, I was young....)|
|This is the head from an old IG Rough Rider, and a poorly kitbashed plasma gun.|
|I preserved the old heads to use as slung helmets on their belts. The Plasma Gunner also got a power pack with cables to charge his weapon. (Helps with those failed ammo rolls)|
|Modified a bolt gun with some spare parts to make a futuristic automatic shotgun. Shotgun with 1 sustained fire dice.|
|This Grenade Launcher model was modified to create a flamer.|
|Tubes and backpack to help with those Ammo Rolls.|
I also used some off-brand future-cop models to fill the role of 'Juves' in this group.
|No idea of the source. The one on the left had a number of brass rod pieces scattered on her base to represent spent brass I think.|
Finally I added some personality to the leader as the gang grew and he got some better equipment
|Powermaul (part of a Man O War plastic mast) and a Plasma Gun|
|Original Sculpt on the left|