A small pause from Napoleonics to concentrate on another project: Judge Dredd.
I've always been a fan of the character, and the recent Dredd movie rekindled my passion for that universe, so I figured that was more than enough reason to start yet another wargame.
These minis are produced by Mongoose and Warlord Games. For what I understand, the partnership between those two companies involve Mongoose producing the miniatures and Warlord designing the rules.
Now, I quite like Warlord Games' rules. I already play their excelent Black Powder, for Napoleonics and Musquet gaming in general, and also like their ruleset for Roman Period - Hail Caesar - which I might start playing next year, once I get my Napoleonics' gaming in good shape.
The Game Jugde Dredd is similarly well designed, though I have yet to play a game, in paper it seems to work very well.
The miniatures, on the other hand, are not so great. Quite honestly, those are among the poorlest sculpts I've ever collected, but lack of options determines that I either play them or don't play in Judge Dredd universe at all. The only other 28mm Judge Dredd minitaure I'm aware of is from Heroclix, and that sculpt scores just as low on my standards.
Precisely because the sculpts themselves are somewhat disapointing, I strugled to make them stand out with a careful and dedicated paint job. In the end, I think they look nicely enough, and I'm more pleased with them than I first thought I would be.
I purchased 2 kits to start playing the game. A Heroes of Mega City set and a Lawmaster Squadron set. These give me Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson both on foot and motorized, as well as 4 spare judges to lend to my gaming friends and/or include in play for larger actions against the savage criminals of the post-apocaliptic future.
I also gave careful attention to the bases. I put the bikes on street basings, and the judges on foot where based (pinned) on plastic bases representing the dirty and degraded urban sites of Mega City.
I intend on putting those tough fellows in action soon, and will probably be using some of my Deadzone rebels as proxies for gangsters/lawgivers-target-practice of Mega City. We will see.
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