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GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

It seems that there is a reluctance of figure designers to foul the bastion of the hobby. Is there any other period that is off limits to zombiefication?

Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Nov 2012 8:14 a.m. PST

nah……why do you think Nappy had one of his arms inside his jacket….it would have fallen off otherwise……

Mwah-hah-hah!!!! (le brainez, le brainez!!!!)

how about STAR WARS 'zombies'….no, wait…they've already got those…..DARN!

richarDISNEY Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

I don't think Zombies care about the color of their buttons… wink

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 8:34 a.m. PST

And what would you call these


Zombie Soldiers in Greatcoats? 's 55508 Zombie Line Infantry


Happy Little Trees Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

How would that be different?

Zombies shamble forward relentlessly, disregarding their casualties.

Napoleonic armies shamble forward relentlessly ignoring their casualties. (At least that's how the generals hope they act.)

MajorB14 Nov 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

They already have …

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

Flintloque, been there done that.

Chris Palmer14 Nov 2012 9:21 a.m. PST

There were a couple Zombie Retreat from Moscow games at this past Cold Wars. One was put on by Greg Priebe, who made the zombies by combining parts from Victrix plastic French and Mantic plastic zombies.


More photos here:

le Grande Quartier General Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 9:33 a.m. PST

Lord forgive me for saying so, but that skirmish above looks like fun.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 9:34 a.m. PST

Wow, I should have guessed there were some out there-this hobby is fully developed.

Maxshadow14 Nov 2012 9:34 a.m. PST

Look at the Officers bald head in those conditions! Brrr put your hat back on!

vojvoda Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Is nothing scared anymore?

Zed now and forever!
James Mattes

Murvihill14 Nov 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

"Is nothing scared anymore?"

A Freudian slip?

The Man With Two Bryans14 Nov 2012 10:54 a.m. PST

From TMP, back in 2011: TMP link

11th ACR14 Nov 2012 11:33 a.m. PST

F--- NO!

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 11:40 a.m. PST

How about midget zombie napoleonics?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 11:45 a.m. PST

Half the people who infest the Napoleonic Discussion Board and get tossed in the can for bad behavior are zombies anyway. You could look it up. It was in all the papers.

Mardaddy Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 11:46 a.m. PST


SJDonovan Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

"A Freudian slip?"

No, that's just a slip of the non-Freudian kind. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and you mean your mother.

captainquirk Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

>Is nothing scared anymore?

I don't know what they'll do to the enemy; but, by God, they frighten me…

epturner Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

Playing Empire III through V could turn you into a Zed just waiting for your turn…


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 2:07 p.m. PST

Not to go off O.P, but as far as historical zombies, I'd rather see the following before Napoleonics:

WWII Japanese (yes, Ive seen the ones out!),
Modern Middle East civies…

Edwulf14 Nov 2012 3:03 p.m. PST

Isn't there a book series about a zombie plague during the Napoleonic wars.

Chris Palmer14 Nov 2012 4:39 p.m. PST

I forgot to mention Eureka does some called The Napoleon Blownapart set:


Note: The two on the left, and the fourth from the left, are conversions, and not part of the set.

spontoon14 Nov 2012 5:36 p.m. PST

Wasn't Grouchy a Zombie?

dmclellan Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 5:53 p.m. PST

Isn't there a book series about a zombie plague during the Napoleonic wars.

There is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 6:19 p.m. PST

Thank you for posting the picture Chris.
The figures will have an official release in the next few months along with some Pride and Prejudice civilains for them to menace.

Nic Eureka Miniatures

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 7:12 p.m. PST

Wasn't Grouchy a Zombie?

No, just bad tempered.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 7:13 p.m. PST

Pride and Prejudice civilians?
Eureka makes the best civilians.

Gustav14 Nov 2012 8:01 p.m. PST

Pride and Prejudice civilians?

Excellente !

Inkbiz Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 8:50 p.m. PST

Why zombies when there's Russians? ;)

M C MonkeyDew14 Nov 2012 9:42 p.m. PST

Surely the Flintloque zombies date from the early 90's or before. That would make Napoleonic s one of the first historical eras to include them.

epturner Inactive Member15 Nov 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

Or Austrians…


GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

I stand corrected. The Napoleon Blownapart figs are cool.

Von Greg Inactive Member16 Nov 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

The Zombie game at Cold Wars 2011 was mine. I had Paul Revere fighting Werewolves at this past Fall-In. Yes. I have a problem :)

If anyone is interested, I do have some how-to pictures from the "zombification" process on the Victrix/Mantic conversions.

@Nic Robson – I was wondering when someone would actually do minis for "Pride and Prejudice & Zombies". Consider them on my buy list! I guess you'll need to do Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter next :)

vojvoda Inactive Member16 Nov 2012 3:09 p.m. PST

14 Nov 2012 9:53 a.m. PST
"Is nothing scared anymore?"
A Freudian slip?

Ha Ha no just rushing and thinking/typing too fast. Do not know about Napoleonic other than the ones posted here but there are several F&I war Zombie movies and Conquest does Zombie Indians. I would think Zombie rules from any Horse and Musket era would work from flintlock to ACW.

James Mattes

imrael20 Nov 2012 3:56 p.m. PST

I've run a Sharpe Practice zombie game at a pre-christmas club night – was fun although one french detachment spent the night in the village inn slurping brandy.

FatherOfAllLogic21 Nov 2012 10:55 a.m. PST

Zombies? That would be the death of Napoleonic gaming…..

Spreewaldgurken Inactive Member21 Nov 2012 2:03 p.m. PST

I'm sure it will rise again.

Maxshadow21 Nov 2012 4:22 p.m. PST

Boom Boom

spontoon21 Nov 2012 4:53 p.m. PST

@ Inkbiz;

Hear! Hear!

Nasty Canasta Inactive Member28 Nov 2012 5:08 p.m. PST


I imagine that since most zombies appear to be dressed in ratty clothing, have unkempt hair, and bad breath, we would be looking at Napoleon's Army of Italy. You could simply paint their faces an ashen color.

Then of course most zombies seem to walk funny, and one cannot have a zombie in a wheelchair (unless its mandated by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), so we might have to throw a few crippled figures (i.e. crutches, colostomy bags) in the mix to show our diversity.

And lets not forget the grunting they all seem to do in order to communicate. A fun rule would force players to belch orders to one another.

Is there zombie cavalry too?

How about zombie artillery, all the wheels and spokes must be broken?

Really this opens up an entire new field. How about Mayan Zombies for the solstice!

Like syphyllis, some gifts just keep on giving…

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