Thursday, 13 July 2017

JDMG MC1 Perps - Cyclos Street Gang 01

One thing that Mega City One is not short of is street gangs. Every sector and every citi-block has them. Here, I present another one of my many 28mm scale street gangs. This one is called the Cyclos Gang and all of these figures were produced by Scotia Grendel as part of the Nexus human faction of their Kryomek range of figures. They are still available on their webstore at £6.00 for three to four figures per pack of five packs that make up the set. There are 18 figures in total. This gang originally appeared in my old Gangs of Mega City One campaign, and was run by one of my players, Dave, who was a huge fan of the Alien and Aliens film franchises. It was he who came up with most of the names of the gang, basing them on names of characters from those two films. In this, the first of two posts, I'll review the leaders and the heavy hitters of the gang. The grunts will appear next time.
At the far left is the leader of the gang, "Yappy" Kotto. He is a Level:3 Punk Infantry Hero, armed with a Sawed-Off Stump Gun Rifle and an Electro Prod. In JDMG, if an Electro Prod hits a target, it does no damage but will automatically stun the target for one round. He has four Talents - Accurate, Brave, Luck of Grud and Voice of Command. He costs 140 Credits.
Standing next to "Yappy" is his second in command, "Ape" Apone, who is a Level:2 Punk Infantry Hero. He is armed with a Long Rifle, upon which he has written, "Rock and Roll". His three Talents are Accurate, Brave and Crackshot. He costs 115 Credits.
In the centre of this group is "Marlene" Dietrich, a Level:1 Punk Infantry Hero. She is also armed with a Long Rifle and she has scrawled "I aims ta please!" on it. Yes, she's a sniper. Unsurprisingly, her two talents are Accurate and Crackshot. She costs 90 Credits.
Second from the right is "Nosey" Parker and at the far right is "Giddy" Giger. Both are Level:1 Punk Infantry Heroes with identical stats. They are each armed with a Sawed-Off Stump Gun Rifle. They have the Accurate and Brave Talents. They cost 80 credits each.
 Next up is the heavy weapons team, who are all armed with Heavy Spit Guns. They are led by "Wetback" Vasquez, a Level:2 Punk Infantry Hero. She has the Talents - Guided Shot, Maximum Firepower and On Their Knees. She costs 170 Credits, making her the most expensive member of the gang.
Next in line is "Duck" Drake, a Level:1 Punk infantry Hero. His two talents are Brave and On Their Knees. He costs 145 Credits.
Second from the right is "Screamer" Hudson. He is also a Level:1 Punk infantry Hero and he has the Talents - On Their Knees and Swift and Deadly. He costs 145 Credits.
Finally, there is Jackie Frost, yet another Level:1 Punk Infantry Hero. She starts with the following two Talents - Luck of Grud and On their Knees. 
Note that they all have the On Their Knees Talent. This means that any Infantry model hit by their Heavy Spit Guns, must make a Will check or suffer Knockdown, in addition to any damage they might take.
I've had this gang a very long time now and I think they're a great set of figures. I particularly like the fact that they have an almost even split of males and females in it - 10 males and 8 females. They remind me of a gang of penal troops with explosive collars around their necks and neural cameras fitted to the tops of their heads. However, in my JDMG campaign, they are just another street gang, trying to make it big.

14 comments:

  1. Great job Bryan, and they really capture that "200AD vibe"!

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  2. Great looking gang Bryan, and nicely painted. The level of mix between male and female is a refreshing change

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Dave. It is unusual but very pleasing to see such a mix of sexes in a small unit.

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  3. Lovely job. Always had a soft spot for the Kryomek cyclos and they would fit into any 2000ad story line.

    A large number of miniatures in the Void, Urban Warfare & Kryomek ranges could do double duty. Especially the militia:

    http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=217_218_60_76

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    1. Many thanks, Jason. It was kind of you to send me that link for the Urban Warfare Militia but I have to tell you that I have them all! However, I've only painted half of them at present. Once I get them all done, I will review them here. And yes, you're right - they will fit in so well in Mega City One.

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  4. Another great looking gang Bryan, all tooled up and ready to give those Judges a serious time.....looks like another storming AAR to come **subtle hint**

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    1. Cheers, Andy. Subtle hint is duly noted. I'm overdue another JDMG batrep. I'll see about fixing that soon. :-)

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  5. Good work. Another force to try the justice system and no doubt fail.

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    1. Thanks, Clint. I'm sure you'll be proved right!

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  6. Very nice, good looking gang that all tie-in well to each other.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks, mate. They do tie in well together.

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  7. For a group of street punks, they're packing some seriously heavy weaponry! Let's hope they don't really know how to maintain it properly, else the forces of law and order are in trouble :-) .

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    1. They certainly are well armed, Hugh. Far better than the average street gang, that's for sure. That raises some interesting questions.

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