Specialist Judge Spotlight – The Cadet!

Coming this November, Judge Dredd: The Game of Crime-Fighting in Mega-City One brings Ian Livingstone’s classic board game back to the tabletop. This new edition has been updated to offer the ultimate Judge Dredd experience, including the introduction of the brand new Specialist Judges expansion.

This optional expansion allows players to take control of one of six unique Judges from throughout the history of Judge Dredd, each with special abilities to offer new ways to approach the game.

So far we’ve looked at the Mechanismo and the Wally Squad, now let’s take a closer look at the Cadet!

The Cadet

Cadets are Judges in training at the Academy of Law. They begin their training at age 5 to prepare for a lifetime of serving the law, unless they fail in their final assessment.

Still in training, the Cadet has the lowest strength of any of the Judges (a measly 4!). However, they can rely on extra support to help them out as they learn what it takes to keep the peace on the streets of Mega-City One.

The Cadet starts the game with 7 Action cards, and can always go up to that as their maximum hand size. To help keep them well-supplied, they draw one additional Action card during the refill phase, unless they are already gaining a bonus from the Sector they are in.

This means the Cadet can afford to throw out more cards each turn, whether that be to buff their own Actions and Arrest attempts or to sabotage their opponent’s plans. With their own Combat strength at just 4, they’ll need all the help they can get!

Will you be calling in extra support as the Cadet in Judge Dredd: The Game of Crime-Fighting in Mega-City One? Preorder your copy today!