Dredd 3d was a big success at least in my eyes, and Mongoose games seems to be heading for the same success.
New For Dredd
The Judge Dredd miniatures game Kickstarter has enabled Mongoose games to bring a whole host of new models to the game, and new bits and pieces are starting to flow into our office already. We thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the new items that will be coming out within the next month or so.
There is a real mix coming, from characters and additions to existing forces, to brand new forces that play very differently in the game! to begin with, here are some familiar faces from the pages of 2000AD.
Dredd’s own faithful robotic companion, Walter the Wobot has been exquisitely rendered in 3D and then prototyped into the final model you see here.
First appearing in the renowned The Pit storyline, set within a corrupt Sector House, Judge DeMarco is a most capable street judge, but always had problems keeping her emotions in check. This model will look stunning when painted (complete with freckles), and we are also working on a DeMarco figure to represent her as a Private Investigator when she left the Justice Department. Also on their way – Travis Perkins (DeMarco’s simian sidekick), Psi-Judge Anderson, Chief Judge Hershey, Fergee (King of the Big Smelly), Judge Giant, and many more!
The ordinary Street Judge has not been forgotten, with this model being added to the range – for when just one Lawgiver is not enough! If even more firepower is required…
… then the Special Weapons Judge will be just what you need, armed here with a Widowmaker – a combined shotgun and SMG. And the Justice Department will have need for such weaponry, as there are many new enemies coming to Mega-City One.
For a long time now, the Zombie Mistress has been one of our most popular figures in this range. Finally, she will now have her own zombie horde to follow her! These models use the plastics from our very good friends at Mantic Games as a base (supplied in the box set!), with new Mega-City One parts to give them suitable heads, bodies and fashionable (but rotting) kneepads! And if you are looking for a bit more protection for your zombies…
Perhaps even more dangerous are the Citi-Def, the citizen soldiers of Mega-City One. True weekend warriors, these guys have seen way too many action vids and are now living out their fantasies with high-powered weaponry! Often more trouble than they are worth, they stand ever ready to defend their block against invading forces. Which brings us neatly to the next new force.
For the first time, we are proud to present a new force I know a great many of you have been looking forward to – the East Meg Invasion Force, straight from the pages of the Apocalypse War story. Left-to-right and top-to-bottom, we have a Satellat, a small robot assigned to high-ranking officers and agents as a floating bodyguard, followed by two Sov Judges, one armed with a Heavy Carbine the other with a Flamethrower. Then we have the mighty Sentenoid, a rampaging robot designed to break the back of an enemy in an assault – equipped with two Spit Guns, a Flamethrower and crushing robotic arms, it is capable of exactly that!
On the bottom row, we have two Sov Judges armed with their Krashnikov sidearm, as they might appear on the streets of East Meg-1, and what I think will be many people’s favourite in this force, a Senior East Meg Judge. Finally, an East Meg Officer, someone more interested in politics than war, but nevertheless holds the fear of all men who serve under him!
More new forces are being put together right now, including the Demonic Cabal (full of frightened cultists who have no idea what they are doing!), the Dark Judges, Mechanismo robots, Judges from other Mega-Cities, biker gangs, and much more. Stay tuned, as life in Mega-City One is about to get very interesting!
The long-awaited model of the iconic bike of the Justice Department, the Lawmaster has finally arrived! You can grab this lovely model right now, either with a male judge riding it, or a female judge.
As much a signal of the judges’ ultimate authority as their uniform or Lawgiver firearm, the Mk III Lawmaster bike is a high adaptable vehicle. Heavily armoured to endure a great deal of punishment, heavily armed to destroy almost any other vehicle on the street and yet still fast enough to pursue any perp, the Lawmaster is perhaps the ultimate crime-fighting tool after a judge himself.
The Mk III Lawmaster bears a Cyclops Phylon TX Laser Cannon and twin bike cannon as standard armaments, together with a holster for an auxiliary scattergun. The on-board bike computer is a multi-functional device that allows a judge to access any Justice Department resource quickly and easily, whilst also possessing the capability, through the use of gyroscopic stabilisation, to actually drive the bike without a judge on board, and even fire its weapons! Even the patented Firerock tyres are a triumph of design, for they are able to maintain a strong grip at all speeds, in all conditions, and yet are completely bullet-proof. Two storage pods slung either side of the rear wheel permit a judge to carry a great deal of equipment with him at all times, but the Notron 4000 cc V8 KT23 engine can propel this heavily laden machine to speeds well in excess of three hundred miles per hour.
Based on the heavy duty street cannon of other Justice Department vehicles such as the Pat-Wagon, the Lawmaster’s bike cannon are lethal weapons, fully capable of bringing a stop to the largest vehicle with ease. Each bike cannon stores a single flare round within its firing mechanism, which may be launched on manual or verbal command.
The Synitron GK13 auto-pilot computer forms the heart of the Lawmaster, and is responsible for keeping a judge on his bike and active, even in the most adverse of conditions. In order to achieve this, the bike computer’s gyro logic units make the entire vehicle both light to control and yet very stable as they constantly make corrections to the bike’s speed and position on the road. The bike computer is sophisticated enough to control the Lawmaster without a judge’s input altogether. Linked into the Likron GS 4T telecommunications unit, the bike computer is also capable of connecting its judge with virtually any resource of the Justice Department quickly and easily, with the minimum of interaction from the judge itself. The Likron GS 4T has a maximum range of well over 160 miles. Just like the Lawgiver, the bike computer can accept verbal commands from its judge, and relay information either verbally or on its high-resolution screen.
The Lawmaster has a very distinctive front end, dominated by a large plastisteel eagle and its array of five headlamps. The main headlamp is perched between the handlebars and, at full power, is capable of illuminating targets over a mile away. The secondary headlamps are automatically switched on by the bike computer when travelling through smoke or fog, or when the judge requires as much light as possible.
Mounted behind the bike computer on every Lawmaster is a quick release emergency button. Upon activation, this will send out a Priority One (Code 99 Red) Judge in Distress call to every Justice Department unit within 5 miles. In addition, all Lawmasters carry a high-powered siren to alert citizens of a judge in hot pursuit of a perp. The maximum power setting of a Lawmaster’s siren is deafening, having a clear range of about a mile, though this is of little discomfort to a judge wearing his helmet. Senior judges are sometimes permitted to alter the tone and frequency of their sirens so as to create a distinctive sound, allowing perps to know just who is tracking them down.