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Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 5:33 a.m. PST

Some of our club members have the Zombie bug and are considering some rules. Anyone have a good set for mass 15mm zombie games? I believe the last one we used for 25mm was "No More Room in Hell"

Cherno13 Nov 2012 5:56 a.m. PST

All Things Zombie: Final Fade Out of course :)

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Mick A Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

I recently got hold of 'Pike & Shot & Zombies' which is a great system that gives the feel of survivors in a zombie infested world but it is set during the 17th century (but I did find it very easy to convert to modern day though… :) ).


45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

I like Ambush Z

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 6:54 a.m. PST

There is a good set for free on yahoo The Dead Walk, I would suggest. They are designed for 28mm but I don't think 15mm would ruin the conversion.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 7:10 a.m. PST

Empire V?

David Gray Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

All Things Zombie: Final Fade Out

richarDISNEY13 Nov 2012 7:44 a.m. PST

I assuming Modern gaming.
Ambush Z is a hoot for 'mass' games.
Also Red Ops 5 is decent.
Why change from "No More Room in Hell'? Those are solid rules too.

If not modern, try Pike and Shot and Zombies. Lots of fun in those rules.

6milPhil Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 7:57 a.m. PST

Total AR:SE zombie rules… totally free via

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 10:16 a.m. PST

Another vote for ATZ.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 10:20 a.m. PST

Since you asked for "mass zombies" I would go with "Undead States of America". Its the largest scale Zombie game around. It uses multiple Zombies on bases for the mass effect.

There are some reviews of it here at TMP.

SpuriousMilius13 Nov 2012 12:29 p.m. PST

I use THW's ATZ for all of my Zombie Gaming needs.

David Gray Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 1:16 p.m. PST

>Why change from "No More Room in Hell'? Those are solid rules too.

I found them to be rather cludgy.

Maxshadow13 Nov 2012 3:33 p.m. PST

I can only vote for the ones I'm using ATZ
They can be as simple or not as you like. If your group just wants a once off run around the table with simple rules they can learnt in about 2 minutes then ATZ will do it. If you want a long running campaign with reaction tests for nearly every situation then ATZ does that too.

Personal logo Moe the Great Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 4:36 p.m. PST

I have used:

Undead States of America
Ambush Z (My Favorite)
No Room Left in Hell (Second Favorite)
and for games using 1000 or more zombies I use Flames of War rules. (Tweaked of course)

I find Ambush Z easier to learn and a quicker funner game.

ATZ is good if you want a campaign game.. (with characters etc)

my $.02 USD

magokiron13 Nov 2012 7:52 p.m. PST

I second AKULA's free rules.

They are simple (2 pages), but have solid move, combat and shooting mechanics that can be learned in a few minutes.

Plus, they include 5 kind of zombies, from the "classic" shamblers, howlers, fast and Tank zombies, or a zombie horde.

Moreover, the rules are infinitely expandable, as with just a little effort you can adapt ANY "special zombie" from your favorite movie, TV series, comic or novel.

Link a couple of post above.

Hope that helps.

GoneNow Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

Usually I stick to shambling zombie games (ATZ: BDtZ).
But we really enjoyed the head to head "mass battle" games of Apocalypse Z. You need a copy of one of the Battlefield Evolution rulebooks to play it. Also the ApocZ book needs a heavy editing job, but we worked our way through it.

You get a pretty neat "survivor" army to choose from. Also if your using the Modern Combat rulebook you can field any of the armies from there with a little modifier to the points listed.
The undead army is very entertaining though. You have basic zombies, spitting zombies, toxic zombies, zombie soldiers, zombie super soldiers, zombie animals, and even a zombie overlord to lead the horde. Plus you can add mutations to some of the zombies to increase the variety.

If I was going for a human vs human game with zombies tossed in, I would go for ATZ. But if your looking for a human vs undead game ApocZ is great fun for a game with 3-12 units on the table (about platoon level to company level).

Kyn ell Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 6:02 p.m. PST

USE ME zombie dawn is good too, from Its simple and works great. I did a review here (with pics)

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART14 Nov 2012 6:53 p.m. PST

ATZ-FFO 1) Good game for opposed groups.
2) Good game for co-op play.
3) Good game for solo.
4) Good game for campaign.
5) Good game for one-off games.

One size fits all…..

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Nov 2012 4:07 a.m. PST

We use ATZ with some slight modifications and Red OPs 5 of course :)

vojvoda Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 6:56 a.m. PST

ATZ for the win. Although the free ones are good as well. I do not have FFO yet but will when I have more then a little time on line to order and one place for them to be sent since I am on the road the past few months and right now.

James Mattes

freewargamesrules21 Nov 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

For skirmish games Fear and Faith by Ganesha games is good (youtube review here: YouTube link

and I also like Akula's rules and they are free.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2012 2:01 p.m. PST

Thanks for the Akula tip. Those look fun.

Loki7705 Dec 2012 1:59 a.m. PST

I am Looking for a FUN Modern era Zombie game that plays almost RPG style, i.e. I want to do a multiplayer game where each player only controls 1 possibly 2 characters with different skills and/or attributes. Looking at playing with 4 6 players
Which ruleset would best serve please?

Maxshadow05 Dec 2012 4:37 a.m. PST

I can't say which would be best. I can say that the one I'm using ATZ.FFO link would do the job.

Amalric Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 8:00 a.m. PST

I use ATZ and love it

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