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“My Side's Clear, Krowe.”

“Converge on Krowe! Now!”

This 28mm scale metal miniature of a Cadet Judge was produced by “Mongoose Publishing” and formed part of my rewards from the company’s 2012 “Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War” Kickstarter. The now long out of production (OOP) figure was later made available by “Warlord Games” as Code JD20013 Cadet Judge 1, and could apparently also be found inside the Nottingham-based manufacturer’s The Justice Department: Mega-City Judges boxed set code JD001.


“Usually inducted into the Academy of Law at the tender age of five”, this model was undercoated using a double-helping of “Citadel” Abaddon Black, before having his boots, kneepads, belt, elbow-pads and gloves ‘picked out’ with “Vallejo” Heavy Grey. All of these areas were subsequently shaded using some “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green.

Having faced Judge Death, Judge Dekker tackles a Mob Blitzer who has been gunning down Street Judges

The Cadet Judge’s belt buckle, helmet badge and shoulder-pads were given a layer of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna, and then later treated to a combination of Gold and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. I also used some “Vallejo” Gunmetal on the miniature’s lawgiver, and subsequently washed the firearm in “Citadel” Nuln Oil.


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With my the first of this year’s Zomtober challenge entries finished, I recently paid another visit to the LVL Up Gaming Store in Bournemouth in order to continue play-testing some homemade 28mm Judge Dredd rules. The two scenarios used various figures taken from my collection of painted “Judge Dredd: The Miniatures Games” by "Mongoose Publishing", and used some of the excellent Industrial Range scenic pieces produced by “TableScape” to represent Mega-City One.

Judge Dekker and Judge Giant battle a horde of flesh-eating zombies

Our opening game saw Judge Dredd and some additional Street Judges having to swap the contents of a couple of randomly located safe houses. Judge Giant definitely took on the lion’s share of this ultimately successful mission, which was much needed considering just how many of his colleagues a lone Mob Blitzer somehow managed to gun down throughout the conflict.


We then played out a straightforward zombie invasion similar to “Judgement Day”, which saw a horde of brain-hungry cadavers making their way through the streets of Mega-City One. Judge Dredd simply had to hold a number of strategic objectives within a certain time frame, but this proved easier said than done as the zeds started to dismember the Street Judges around him. In the end, the battle was only won by the Justice Department on the very last dice roll of the confrontation…

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planetmut
Oct 12, 2021

The cadet Judge looks great, and I have to say those white helmets are pretty cool. Nice to see the zombies almost pulled off a victory against the protectors of Mega City One :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 12, 2021
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Cheers Matt. I have a few more cadets at various stages in the painting queue. But I'm hoping to do some Mega-City One citizens for the next Zomtober posting, as I rarely paint such minis ordinarily - albeit I think these ones are Juve criminals.

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undercoat2670
Oct 11, 2021

Another nice cadet judge, I really like these a lot. Nice clean painting that looks very good indeed.

The games sound close, so the rules balance must be pretty good!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 11, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. Hopefully I'll be able to take you through the rules next time we get to game together.

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wsd50
Oct 10, 2021

Nice work on your Judges (painting and playing) Simon, I have a couple more people who have shown an interest in Zom'tober (along with Dave's "Apoc Me" Challenge too, they are....


Dave (Guru Pig)


https://phillipislandgamingsociety392176732.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/apocalypse-me-plans-for-this-month/


& Skinflint Games


https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2021/10/


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 11, 2021
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Excellent stuff, Roger. I seem to recall thoroughly enjoying your paint-jobs on Olley's Scrunts before. I've already set aside a suitable quartet of figs for the challenge in the hope you'd agree, so looking forward to it enormously.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 10, 2021

Great work on the Judge Cadet Simon, sounds like the games were close, which must have added to the thrill of playing them, and Judge Giant being a legend is no surprise.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 10, 2021
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Thanks Dave. It was somewhat disconcerting in the first game to watch a lone Mob Blitzer gun down a handful of Street Judges over time tbh. But Judge Giant (the original I might add) was excellent, as was Judge Dekker.

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