Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

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Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby Tordelback » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:57 am

Okay, so we can all produce long lists of the characters we'd most like to see made as new miniatures (Maria, Dirty Frank, Aimee Nixon, Judge Beeny, Call-Me-Kenneth, Nimrod... need I go on?), and the Kickstarter has made huge inroads into fulfilling many long-held dreams of minis collectors.

However, wonderful as they are, individual pre-existing 'hero' minis aren't really the focus of this game, are they? At its heart it's all about the gangs/factions, and their anonymous cohorts. A bonus would be for these to also serve multiple roles as minis that could be used for the RPG or incorporated into other groups.

So what would make for some new, viable gangs or factions for future boxsets? Here's my initial suggestions, please to be joining in!

1. Terror Cell. In Dredd's world, democracy tends to be synonymous with one thing: terrorism. A mix of idealists, the disaffected and the just plain psychotic, MC-1 is infested with factions dedicated to overthrowing Justice Department and putting power back in the hands of the people, even if most of them never bothered to vote when they had the chance, and those that did voted for the Judges. You could have a mix of the hardened thugs of Rage Against the Megs, the secretive bomb-planters of Total War, malicious genetically engineered agents of the Sovs and other hostile powers, and well-meaning innocents caught up in terror's sticky web. Mercenary lists could include unproduced singles like Orlok and America Jara, and existing figures like the Agent, Bltzers and Mobsters.

2. Wally Squad. Justice Dept's Undercover Division is staffed by the weirdest of the weird, so freakishly strange as to be indistinguishable from the normal citizenry. This is a great opportunity to produce more Mega-City crazies, with Uglies, Slabwalkers, Simps, cyborgs, Blobs, muttering weirdoes and even ninja toddlers. Almost any model could work as a Mercenary, but some hero models in the shape of Aimee Nixon, Dirty Frank, Judge Mortal (a judge in the body of a baby) and Jack Point would be very welcome.

3. Undercity Denizens. A range of terrifying entities inhabit the dark concreted-over ruins of Old New York and other US metropoli. From cannibalistic Troggies to werewolves, vampires, giant albino gators, rogue droids and crazed Long Walk Judges. All sub-human life is here, just waiting to pop open a manhole cover and terrorise the world above. Mercenary lists could include Fergee, droids, Werewolves, psykers etc.

4. Wreckers. Preying on the endless pulsing flow of traffic through the great city, these masked pirates of the future smash and grab their way through the mo-pads and hovcars of the Megways, clashing with rival biker gangs and Judges as they go. An essential addition to any conflict on the ever-moving arteries of the Big Meg.

5. Ma-Ma Clan. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. :wink:
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Postby Doctor-Warlock » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:02 pm

Great Ideas!

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Postby Da Boss » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:41 pm

Box sets:

Appoclypse War Resistance Cell
Cursed Earth Monsters

Alien Tourists ;)
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Postby Deathjester » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:05 pm

Even more so. Eldster Ninja Mud Wrestling Vigilantes!
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Postby nozza_uk » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:10 pm

What about Branch Moronians?
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby chaoschild » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:56 pm

Tordelback wrote:3. Undercity Denizens. A range of terrifying entities inhabit the dark concreted-over ruins of Old New York and other US metropoli. From cannibalistic Troggies to werewolves, vampires, giant albino gators, rogue droids and crazed Long Walk Judges. All sub-human life is here, just waiting to pop open a manhole cover and terrorise the world above. Mercenary lists could include Fergee, droids, Werewolves, psykers etc.
+1 for this.
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby tnjrp » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:24 am

Was a basic full compliment of Brit-Cit Judges promised already? If not, I'd prefer Mongoose start with completing the set of the 3 "uniform plods" and the Detective Judge with some other specialists: roughly the same spread as in the MC-1 Justice Department, with the Riot guys maybe replaced by Endangered Species Squad troopers for variety (the Detecitive could replace the Psyk or not). An obvious later option would be to branch into Shok-TAC, TacArms and the Special Judicial Service sets.
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Postby squattingmouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:37 pm

Biker gang as a boxed set?
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Postby chaoschild » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:34 pm

The four biker gangs that were funded through Kickstarter will be available as boxed sets.
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Postby FinH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:34 am

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Postby Da Boss » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:50 am

Could easily have some Paranoia Trobleshooters using R+D tech to wonder into Mega City - (I recall the old White Dwarf where you had Orks versus Trouble Shooters :)

bit of cross marketing ;)

Could then have a fun R+D tech table, some vulture squadron havies and maybe a lost little warbot - latter would make good merc for renegade Robots.

Alien Mercenaries pack would be a good one - plus can use as mercs for various factions.

TOTALLY NEED some rules for Dinosaurs ;)
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Postby Greg Smith » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 am

I have a Doctor Who T-Rex - could easily be SATANUS!
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Postby chaoschild » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:45 am

Been thinking about this and I know it's not a new force but I'd really like to see a mobsters box set. With different gangster models (different weapons) and probably another blitzer model as well. Right now, the only options if you want to field mobsters are to either field a gang of clones or to use miniatures from another company.
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Postby FinH » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:48 pm

I'd like to second the mobsters thing, especially as they're a pretty common enemy for Judges in the roleplaying game.
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby havercake lad » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:05 pm

A couple of Mega City Black Ops squad ? Might include opposition of armed Simps ? Unlikely Judge Bachmann would get involved in a fight..but My Grud ! Shes deadly in a fight.
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby havercake lad » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:06 pm

Bikers ? Maybe an upgrade package to make 'em a Skorp gang ?
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Postby MTD » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:43 pm

My rough list of possible future gangs I was banging around: Uglies, Normals, Pri-Sec (lucky dips, securisquad), Crocs, Cursed Earth (nature cult, Trash cult, burger wars cult, mutancheroes, leftover robot wars), wreckers, EXO-Men, Hunter Club, Neon Knights, Daughters of the Apocalypse, Verminators, Gaxers, Simps,
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Postby havercake lad » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:29 pm

MTD wrote:My rough list of possible future gangs I was banging around: Uglies, Normals, Pri-Sec (lucky dips, securisquad), Crocs, Cursed Earth (nature cult, Trash cult, burger wars cult, mutancheroes, leftover robot wars), wreckers, EXO-Men, Hunter Club, Neon Knights, Daughters of the Apocalypse, Verminators, Gaxers, Simps,
I believe that Gaxers were purely a Gamesworkshop invention.

Mixed Alien set might be nice, Graal hitman with Feargun, Mophioso, Nosferatu etc
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby TkNyarlathotep » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:01 am

I'd like a Trapper Hag model if some aliens are released. Trapper Hag is boss.
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Re: Viable New Factions for future boxsets...

Postby commanderjase » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:09 am

how about some teen juve/punks, some early start gang members in their early teens.

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