Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Blogger Azazel rus a regular group challenge clicky where by you all paint/ make something according to a theme and post up the result. It is not competitive just something to get you motivated.

I’ve been meaning to join in for a while but I’ve not got had the enthusiasm for a while… until this past month. Octobers theme was to do units. This fits in nicely with my fast painting techniques so I thought I’d go for it.

I did say I was going to do some Van Saar gang members for Necromunda but I’ve yet to finish them. What I have done though is a lot of 20mm figures. This is the first of three post of my month’s work.

First up with have a mixed unit of RUC policemen and women (well woman) from Elhiem clicky . Ostensibly they are for the trouble but I intend to use them for some 70s Winter of ’79/ urban disturbance type gaming, see my earlier post about card buildings. They have a wide variety of weaponary: G3s, SLRs, Sterling SMGs as well as semi automatic carbines. This combined with the police uniform and bulky flask vest give them a different feel to modern SWAT teams.









13 comments on “Royal Ulster Constabulary.

  1. Sapper Joe says:

    Looks great. I keep think about dusting off my 20mm ‘Anarchy in the UK’ project.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      You should do- I’ve got some ideas for a nice little narrative campaign based on a homebrew rule set I was given.



      • Sapper Joe says:


        Definitely would like to hear it, even if I don’t dust off my stuff.


      • Pete S/ SP says:

        This might be a bit ambitious but I’d like to run two simultaneous but related campaigns. One would be a committee game representing the high level government/ military rsponse to civil unrest in a given area. Levels of patrolling, RoEs, curfews, what forces are deployed where etc. Then, using different players I’d run a terrorist cell skirmish game under the conditions defined by high level game. The terrorism game would feedback in and hopefully you’d get a cycle going round. Hope that makes some kind of sense.



  2. They look good, especially as they literally have hit the street (and I think that worked great for your photo Pete!).

  3. Marvin says:

    Perfect. Female officer looks a good one too.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks. It this kind of war the prescence of a female officer to search female civilians/ suspects is very useful. Nice for the figures to reflect this.



  4. Azazel says:

    Great group of models here. They certainly do look very different to the “tacticool” type ultramodern SWAT figures, or the late-80’s-early-90’s types that we usually see.

  5. […] next unit for the month is a 1970’s-early 80’s-era set of Royal Ulster Constabulary, this time from Elheim […]

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