Recently I posted up my slowly growing Arbite force, and finally I can add a unique unit to it; the Detective!
Detectives are Arbites generally distrusted by the lower ranking members of the Adeptus Arbites, and seen as a necessary evil by the higher ranking members. Unlike the investigators who rarely leave the precincts, detectives regularly go out into the field, generally by themselves, and a constantly operating under cover to solve crimes that require leg work per say. Due to their constant exposure to the local populace the lower ranking members of the Arbites distrust them, thinking them to be contaminated and not as impartial as an Arbite needs to be.
Despite this distrust, Arbites who are in Execution Squads don’t mind them, as they themselves are distrusted due to the fact they are not fully loyal to the local command hierarchy and are known in times of corruption of a Precinct to bare their arms on their own to root out heresy. But that’s another story.
<please note that this is a tad made up on my behalf using the ideas gathered from official sources and unofficial sources who are trying to fill in the gaps!>
The model that I’ve decided to use is an Urban War militia with pistol. Urban War is a range that has been on my radar for a while however I never realised they were slightly smaller than GW minis. I chose the bald headed one from the pack as I was going to use him as my Dark Hersey Arbite Seeker character who was a former Delaque house member.
As the pistol itself wasn’t very 40K, and in that unofficial codex detectives are armed with bolt pistols, I did a simple gun swap.
Oh and I bought the Virdian commander and gave her a plasma pistol because reasons. No seriously this is an amazing female military figure…going to use her maybe as an Inquisitorial acolyte or something!