Thursday, 9 April 2015

Someone called the police?

This is the other part of the earlier post this week. When I opened the box with the Chaplains in... I found a stash of Beakie Marines! I got them long time ago at Lead Adventure Forum, but were shamefully relegated to a box while I was in the middle of other projects.
Anyway, once I saw them, and being on the Chaplains, I immediately thought of a crazy idea. What about some Field Police? (Oh, c'mon, go back to the RT manual):

These guys
What about some full squads of Field Police, led by Chaplains? Would that make any sense, given that now I had six Chaplains? Well, made sense enough for me so... Field Police it is!

I had 18 of them, so I painted them all in a row, just while I was painting the Chaplains too. This is what I got:

Beige weapons, as the rest of my Ultras
Some clever conversions on the flamers, I got those when I purchased the minis
I painted the tanks green, to depict them as web guns
An example of a hunt squad, ready to discipline some lost brother:

Come here, brother, we won't hurt you. Well, maybe just a little...
I like the idea of these guys as fully operative squads, looking upon discipline within the Chapter. Being black armoured gives them some coherence with the Chaplains, which in fact makes sense. It's a Shame GW never developed any fluff for these, I guess being Field Police is the first step to make your way up in the Reclusiam ranks and the most gifted among them will at some point be promoted to Chaplains.

Hmmm, I bet some of you are already coming with some ideas for scenarios. I can advance you will have something about that coming next week... ;)

18 comments:

  1. You can tell a world is grim dark when police forces are equiped with chainsword baionettes mounted on Sub machine guns and guys holding missile launchers !

    Wonderful bite of RT here Suber ;)

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    1. :D :D
      I should have made one holding traffic signs :D

      Thanks, glad you like'em!

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  2. This is so awesome.....got my self in a Retro-trip...wont rerurn at all!
    Very nice and they look superb, as pro painted figures!

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    1. Thank you! This piece of fluff was in a forgotten corner, I thought these guys deserved some love, hehe.
      During early paint stages they looked a little bit weird with some strange colour combination, but later on it wasn't that bad :D

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  3. I always thought that they were needed to keep the psychotic, drug fuelled, super ex-cons that made up space marine chapters in their proper place during war time.

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    1. Yup, the whole interpretation of Space Marines is totally different this way, ain't it? I can recall the RT book illustration depicting The Fang Fortress with brigs and so, which in fact is coherent with that approach. Field Police was totally in order then. Ahh, how much has been lost...

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  4. Wow! This is excellent! What a great idea and very tempting to do such a squad myself....

    I look forward to seeing the scenario involving these menacing chaps :)

    Warburton

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    1. Thanks! They are a nice option, adding different possibilities for scenarios. I believe I'll have a battle report involving these guys by monday :)

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  5. I absolutely love these guys. I've been meaning to do some for a while, it's a shame GW didn't expand their background further!

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    1. Thanks! Right, I believe there is much to their fluff it could have been developed. Manhunter squads within the Chapter... Imagine the chances for scenarios: Purges in the ranks of the Legion during Horus Heresy; mass riot control on a rebel industrial hive; chasing marines on their way to join the Red Corsairs (who may appear at some point of the game)... Endless possibilities!

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  6. Suber, un aplauso, una de mis paginas favoritas de RT, ... Y si te haces una escuadra del apotecarium... Y unos lexicanos liderados por un codicero?... Lo siento es culpa de esta colección tuya tan envidiable. =)

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    1. ¡Jaja, muchas gracias! Tengo que pintar unos pocos Apotecarios y Tecnomarines, y también tengo Bibliotecarios que rescatar de mis cajas olvidadas y repintarlos. Tengo que ver las posibilidades que ofrecen... :)

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  7. Argggh ... evil bird men. For some reason I never liked the bird shaped helmets ... made the space marines look like some extras on a low budget scifi movie set. Cool painting nonetheless Suber! :)

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    1. Hahaha! I know what you mean, hehe. But if you think about it, you just defined the original scope of Rogue Trader, that's how WH40K started until it evolved to what we know today :D
      Thank you!

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  8. What a great idea for a squad. That and they turned out stella. Very cool idea. Not that I have looked, but did they ever come with any rules?

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    1. Not that I know of, I believe the above illustration was the only thing actually released about the Field Police. But as I commented above, I think there are quite a number of possibilities around these guys!

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  9. Classing the Field Police as neophyte Chaplains is a fun approach. The painting on the models is nice too, the colour scheme and patterning is RT but its a little tidier and more modern in execution.

    Great stuff Suber, you churn painted projects out at an impressive rate!

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    1. Thank you! These were a speedpainting job, I painted them along with the Chaplains (all black, you know); they needed some more additional work later for details, but didn't spend that much time on them.

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