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Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Inspirational stuff!

I always loved the Adeptus Arbites! I have the old Necro books and even the one with the Arbites list and picture of that Mike McVey RPC.

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Lieutenant Colonel






did you have to buy all the arbites with sheild as part of the bigger set?
or did you get them individually?

i really just want the sheild models and dont want to buy 10 models for 1 I want

 
   
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Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

The penal troops look great!
   
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Folkestone, UK

I'm curious to know how that chopper of yours worked out?

 
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

I broke out the Arbites again for a few games at The Overlords birthday bash in London. They failed to defend the beaches against some Necrorks and some Traitor Scum!











   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Lost Wages, Nevada

Love the Arbites!

I've been making mine out of SM Scout legs and arms and Cadian torsos.

   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

CaptainStabby wrote:
Love the Arbites!

I've been making mine out of SM Scout legs and arms and Cadian torsos.


Brilliant. I have some made like that too - my Scout bikers were done that way, and there are a squad of Snipers coming who are made the same way. I press-molded the heads and shoulder pads of the originals to make them look the same and it works pretty well!

   
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Lost Wages, Nevada

Yeah I have a couple bikers like that I have been experimenting with. Sadly I find the Cadian torsos are slightly too narrow for the scout arms so I need to greenstuff or plasticard the gaps and it can look a bit off.

Oh, also I have found that the cultist leader from the DV set makes a great Arbiter/Judge.

Spoiler:

   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Just a little bump as I broke out the Arbites to play a few games in our Badab War campaign.

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++ To: Inquisition Baston 3-2/44xx, Badab Sector ++
++ ADEPTUS ARBITES ASSAYANCE FLEET 404/D ++
++ AFTER ACTION REPORT Stardate 0183002104M40 ++

By the glory of the God-Emperor and his most holy Lex Imperia, Arbites Assayance Fleet 404/D dispatched under the command of Judge Ian with a warrant for the arrest of the entire Lamenters chapter, pending their inevitable guilt in the eyes of the law (Lex 41033206X0/F Tithe Avoidance).

His most glorious forces were assaulted by the guilty party on Rock 844DF7703/A (Lex 110554/E4 Common Assault, Lex 110554/E5 Assault with an Exploding Ballistic Weapon, Lex 1701/AA4 Actions Leading to Improper Procedure in a Low Oxygen Environment) requiring immediate action be taken and terminal defensive manoeuvres be implemented (Lex 10402 Interfering with Approved Plans of the Imperial Arbites).

Initial actions with Suppression Teams were repressed before cyberhound reinforcements apprehended the criminal (in the eyes of the law, praise be the God-Emperor) infantry elements. (Lex 2744026/AH Resisting Arrest, Lex 1103475 Refusing to Fall Over when Apprehended by Arbites Equipment, Lex 3201/TT Wilful Damage to Arbites Equipment sp/teeth). Lamenters Dreadnought elements hindered the operation before being laid low by Arbites heavy siege equipment (refer to: Lex 1033.4/A/M Health and Safety in a Low Ceilinged Environment, M34 - Section 402: Maximum recommended height of robot stomping equipment)

An assault was made by a Lamenters Terminator squad lead by one Chaplain Stanley Deiros (203, Male, no fixed address), the entire squad seeming to be in a state of heightened duress and emitting battle-cries from their armour augmitters. (Lex 1033.2/R Breaching of The Peace, Lex 99204 Verbal Abuse of an Arbites Officer).

The terminator sergeant has been apprehended by our suppression teams and awaits questioning and 'trial' at your earliest convenience, where his guilt will no doubt be confirmed in the eyes of the Lex Imperia.

Praise be the God-Emperor.

++ Transmission ends ++






   
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Missionary On A Mission





GTA

Yes!!! I've waited so long for this to be bumped

Please keep updating this thread

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@MrFlutterPie - That's not currently a service we offer, but you can purchase quality miniatures from us..

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Good to see you back buddy!

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Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
Best battle report ever!

Panic...

   
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[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I feel it necessary to point out that if either the game had ended one turn earlier, or my scout sergeant had passed a 4+ save with the very last roll of the game, I would have won.

Grrrr!!! GRRR!!!

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

THREE YEARS LATER

It’s 2018 and I think the Arbites are due a bit of an update. I’ve been playing them regularly in the yearly Silent War narrative events organised between HATE Club and Bristol, and I even took them to the 40k doubles last year. Since 8ed was released I’ve been using them as DKoK with ministorum allies (DKoK Grenadiers being the only shotgun, carapace and ‘veteran’ stat models out there, and their special rules fitting pretty well for Arbites).

I’m gonna update their vehicle pool first, and then start repainting the models as my painting style has changed a lot in the past few years. I’m also planning to convert some generic female Arbites bodies so my army can be as mixed as all the books suggest they are. This might be a slow grow, though, as I’m expecting a set of GW rules for basic Arbites squads the minute they’re released in Necromunda!

So, before Silent War 2018 kicks off, lets get some Arbites vehicles built! Here’s two Aquila Landers I’ve had sitting in a box for ten years! Like all old FW kits, they’re an absolute arse to put together, but once they’re built they look pretty good!




   
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Never mind that... what happened to the siege tank?

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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HATE Club, East London

 Flinty wrote:
Never mind that... what happened to the siege tank?


Ha! Um...that might have been repurposed in the intervening years....


   
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Ironbeak Warsphere

Most excellent! Glad to see another Arbites player out there. Redoing my Arbites army is way down the queue, probably next year, but this should give me plenty of inspiration. Can’t wait to see more.

Just a hard-luck Kroot trying to make his way home. But there’s so many interesting people to meat.

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Affton, MO. USA

Those look great. I think they’ll make excellent arbites patrol crafts.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Excellent paint job on the tank. Looks well used and the hazard stripes are super crisp. Did you mask them?

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Excellent to have you back in action!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Denver, CO, USA

Man, this is a gorgeous army. Really beautiful craft on top of thoughtful unit selection. Nice job!

   
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Cackling Chaos Conscript





Birmingham

Hi ArbitorIan, I’ve followed this blog for ages and it’s great to see it back! Can I ask what kind of list you are thinking of using in 8th? I have a small force of Arbites I need to repaint as well but can’t think how I could use them in 8th. I like the Krieg Engineers but unfortunately about half my arbiters have Boltguns.

Check out my Karloth Valois themed 40k/Necromunda thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/406750.page 
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Flinty wrote:Excellent paint job on the tank. Looks well used and the hazard stripes are super crisp. Did you mask them?


Yup, totally masking taped. And then with all the weathering gunk brown at them. There’ll be more of all of that coming on the Chimeras.

Doombiscuit wrote:Hi ArbitorIan, I’ve followed this blog for ages and it’s great to see it back! Can I ask what kind of list you are thinking of using in 8th? I have a small force of Arbites I need to repaint as well but can’t think how I could use them in 8th. I like the Krieg Engineers but unfortunately about half my arbiters have Boltguns.


Yeah, it’s an absolute fether at the moment. As far as I can tell, the options are:

- Militarum Tempestus Scions : veteran stats & carapace armour. However, you have to pretend ‘hotshot lasgun’ means ‘executioner ammo’ and the deep striking you’re paying for is actually a bit useless. You’d have to ride around in Tauroxes to get any benefit, as Chimeras means you lose the MT doctrines. No bolt guns unless you give all the boltgunners riot shields and use them as Sisters of Battle, who have the same stats, but then you end up with a load of confusing special rules as one half of your army have different rules and transports form the other. Use crusaders for suppression teams, as always.

- Astra Militarum Vets - as above, except you lose carapace armour and gain shotguns.

- DKoK Engineers - the best all round option. Veteran Stats, special shotgun ammo, thematic gas grenades and their special regimental rules actually work really well for Arbites. Again, you have to use chimera-based vehicles and all the sisters stuff applies. To get bolt guns you have to take sisters and give them all shields or something for the 3+ save. The other big issue here is that, in matched play, they’re Elites choices and thus can’t be taken more than three times!

- Space Marine Scouts - ok, you get carapace armour, shotguns, bolt guns, bikes, rhinos AND snipers, and even land speeders if you want. As far as I can tell, this is the only way of getting shotguns and bolt guns in the same army where the models have the same rules and stats, but the major downside is that they’re all astartes stats, which is really unfluffy. Plus, there’s no good way of including suppression teams as crusaders would now be totally different (weaker) models than the rest. I guess they could be Vanguard Vets with storm shields, but they still end up a bit overpowered.


Also, PROGRESS!

I’ve assembled four Chimeras and two old Artemis-pattern FW Hellhounds (water cannon, innit?) using the Chapterhouse wheeled conversion kits. This actually took ages and required a lot of grinding and filling as those kits are very old and don’t really fit properly. However, I now have six vehicles ready to roll.




I wanted to make the Chimeras similar to the old Mike Mcvey conversion, so there not gonna have turrets - just pintle-mounted heavy bolters. As such, I’ve attached the headlights to the pintle too, to serve as magnet points,


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Denver, CO, USA

I've always preferred the look of wheeled transports for guard, but haven't built any myself... I'm bummed to hear the switch isn't easy, as I currently have a Chimera in parts awaiting assembly. I'll be watching to see how these come together!

   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

 MacPhail wrote:
I've always preferred the look of wheeled transports for guard, but haven't built any myself... I'm bummed to hear the switch isn't easy, as I currently have a Chimera in parts awaiting assembly. I'll be watching to see how these come together!


If it’s any consolation, at least the chapterhouse kits aren’t available any more. I think there are other conversion kits out there that might be better!!

   
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Cackling Chaos Conscript





Birmingham

Thanks for the detailed reply! I think you are right about Krieg engineers, they fit best but being elites and lacking bolters is very frustrating. Hopefully Arbites come out soon as part as part of necromunda and/or kill team.

Love the chimeras and “water cannons”. Are you going to make any Centaur Assault Carriers for the engineers? I think they are oop but the rules look good and it’d be great to see you have a crack at them.

Check out my Karloth Valois themed 40k/Necromunda thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/406750.page 
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

 Doombiscuit wrote:
Thanks for the detailed reply! I think you are right about Krieg engineers, they fit best but being elites and lacking bolters is very frustrating. Hopefully Arbites come out soon as part as part of necromunda and/or kill team.

Love the chimeras and “water cannons”. Are you going to make any Centaur Assault Carriers for the engineers? I think they are oop but the rules look good and it’d be great to see you have a crack at them.


TBH, with a bunch of chimera-style vehicles AND a bunch of Rhino-style vehicles, I think I'll hold off on any other huge batches of transports until I know more. Yeah, Krieg seem to be the best bet at the moment for load of reasons - not only can you field pretty accurately-equipped squads, but Cult of Sacrifice (ignore casualties from Shooting in the Morale phase) is really fluffy. I'm planning on a 'Judge Yarrick' to mitigate somewhat the tendency to blow themselves up, though!

I think there's a few ways they could go which work better: a flexible Inquisition codex which gives you a bit more leeway in the equipment department would work - if Acolytes could take bolters and shotguns I'd probably settle for that, but even better if they can take carapace armour. They could then get in any of the standard transport vehicles without any issue, and then you truly do have an army of shotguns, bolters, suppression teams and rhinos!

Or yeah, Necromunda release the inevitable Enforcers plastic sprue. GW quickly write up a 40k data sheet and release a limited boxed set of, say, two squads and two transport vehicles (like they did with Talons of the Emperor) to cash in.

   
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Birmingham

 ArbitorIan wrote:
 Doombiscuit wrote:
Thanks for the detailed reply! I think you are right about Krieg engineers, they fit best but being elites and lacking bolters is very frustrating. Hopefully Arbites come out soon as part as part of necromunda and/or kill team.

Love the chimeras and “water cannons”. Are you going to make any Centaur Assault Carriers for the engineers? I think they are oop but the rules look good and it’d be great to see you have a crack at them.


TBH, with a bunch of chimera-style vehicles AND a bunch of Rhino-style vehicles, I think I'll hold off on any other huge batches of transports until I know more. Yeah, Krieg seem to be the best bet at the moment for load of reasons - not only can you field pretty accurately-equipped squads, but Cult of Sacrifice (ignore casualties from Shooting in the Morale phase) is really fluffy. I'm planning on a 'Judge Yarrick' to mitigate somewhat the tendency to blow themselves up, though!

I think there's a few ways they could go which work better: a flexible Inquisition codex which gives you a bit more leeway in the equipment department would work - if Acolytes could take bolters and shotguns I'd probably settle for that, but even better if they can take carapace armour. They could then get in any of the standard transport vehicles without any issue, and then you truly do have an army of shotguns, bolters, suppression teams and rhinos!

Or yeah, Necromunda release the inevitable Enforcers plastic sprue. GW quickly write up a 40k data sheet and release a limited boxed set of, say, two squads and two transport vehicles (like they did with Talons of the Emperor) to cash in.


A good inquisition codex would be great. I’m hoping inquisitors can fill a hq slot in another imperial army and buff a unit near them with their quarry rule. With those rules, they would make great “psi-judges” to go with the Krieg engineers. The inquisition annoying has no particularly useful synergy with other imperial troops at the mo. Better acolytes as you described would be great though.

Completely understand your point about the centaurs, I know you have a lot of tanks already! Storing them must be a nightmare!

Looking forward to seeing what comes next. Without wanting to derail your P&M blog, it’d be great to see the Arbites in a battle report again. Yours are always top quality

Check out my Karloth Valois themed 40k/Necromunda thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/406750.page 
   
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Good stuff!

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but rather keep watch o'er his wits.
Cautious and silent let him enter a dwelling;
to the heedful comes seldom harm,
for none can find a more faithful friend
than the wealth of mother wit.

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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Quick update! Looks like I need a bit of a hand to stop my ‘Executioner Ammo’ from blowing up in my face!

Enter Arbitor Majoris Garrick, Prosecutor of Shadyhive, armed with his Justics Claw, Stern Gaze and improbable ability to stop nearby Arbites rolling 1s.

Quick conversion from an old VOID 1.1 model..



   
 
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