Sunday, 6 March 2016

S102. Case File: Orlok the Assassin


++ Sector House 102 ++
++ All Channel Emergency Broadcast ++
++ Subject: Orlok the Assassin ++

"Emergency broadcast on all channels. Be on the look out for an armed assailant. Considered to be extremely dangerous and if encountered executed with extreme prejudice!"


Few men have plagued Mega City One's history like Orlok. As a mass murderer few come close, unless one wishes to bracket Orlok with his Sov Block masters such as War Marshal Kazan; and as a persistent foe of the west, Orlok has no equal..

As a child Orlok was heavily conditioned by the state to become its tool. His memories were selectively removed, his behaviour controlled and manipulated through exceedingly harsh discipline (such as the survival of the fittest tests in which 100 cadets would be locked in a Gulag with food only enough for 50) and an instilled desire to kill on a large scale, unhampered by remorse.Orlok can be considered Judge Dredd's equal in terms of his resilience and skill; the two men differ considerably in terms of ideology, however. Dredd might have been driven to destroy Sov Block in retaliation for the nuclear holocaust that reduced great swathes of his city to irradiated ruin, but Orlok was an instigator - the trigger for desperate measures in desperate times.
Orlok can be considered Judge Dredd's equal in terms of his resilience and skill; the two men differ considerably in terms of ideology, however. Dredd might have been driven to destroy Sov Block in retaliation for the nuclear holocaust that reduced great swathes of his city to irradiated ruin, but Orlok was an instigator - the trigger for desperate measures in desperate times.

Orlok is one of my all time favourite villains from the Dredd Universe. He's killed off major characters, jumped from Dredd story lines to Anderson to Dredd and even managed to snag a spin off comic series of his early career. Whilst in the JDMG, Orlok stats and skill are only second to Dredd's and then it would be a close match up (might have to play that out). The figure from the game was a clean white metal sculpt, needing minimal mold lines removed. It represents Orlok at the height of the Sov invasion and has Orlok in his trademark jumpsuit. But unlike the comic I choose to move away for the Sov Red and hit up a green instead, The way I went about it was with a blue undercoat and dry brushing of green on top. To me it gives it a kind of pearlescent effect which I really like. I can imagine it being able to change colour to help Orlok blend in. Main downside to this character is weapon option, just a pistol. I would have liked to have seen more, maybe a sniper option, poison or rifles. Just to make him a bit more of a range threat.

Well that's Orlok Sov-City Ones biggest and greatest weapon against the Western Capitalist machine. Hope you've enjoyed reading and if you have drop me a comment below.

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