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War Monkey06 Apr 2013 7:39 a.m. PST

saw this and thought why not share with others


he had a great idea and it seems to work

Todd63606 Apr 2013 8:05 a.m. PST

You can never have enough zombies!

Rassilon06 Apr 2013 8:30 a.m. PST


War Monkey06 Apr 2013 9:18 a.m. PST

Your right there's no such thing as too many zombies, can't wait to get on this project myself.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2013 9:40 a.m. PST

I'll have to look at that as I envision having at least 300-500 zombies on the table.

Cacique Caribe06 Apr 2013 10:07 a.m. PST

79thPA: "I envision having at least 300-500 zombies on the table."

Wow! Seriously?

By the way, check out what LuckyJoe did a while back:

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War Monkey06 Apr 2013 10:50 a.m. PST

@ CC nice link didn't know someone else had brought this up already, but nice to bring it back from time to time, Thanks

Reading the first blog about the kids, having a bunch of kid zombies in groups would be great, if your group had to get around a school, or just trying to take a school over for a survival outpost,nothing like fight of hordes of hip hugging knee bitters,

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2013 11:11 a.m. PST

@CC, Yes, seriously. To me, zombie games require hundreds of zombies just to get the right look. I'll probably mount them on DBA horde bases.

Kyn ell06 Apr 2013 11:52 a.m. PST

I was thinking about this a while ago, but now having seen this, I'm sold on the idea!

Right I'm off to ebay now to get a load!

War Monkey06 Apr 2013 5:18 p.m. PST

Yeah, if you have a town of 2000, 1950 have to be infected, the other way around wouldn'd seem much like a zombie plague,
Seems to me if I remember right there's even soldiers just standing around bet you can find those miltary figures so you can do a whole infected base thing too. I'm on the hunt for them can't have the survivors just waltz on to a militry base like nobody is there

War Monkey06 Apr 2013 6:30 p.m. PST

Ok how about this a mix of these textIGPRSUNP&Featured="link
and these
mixed in together with the right modern paint job they would look great as an infected army

bluebirds4006 Apr 2013 9:43 p.m. PST

cool zombies.

Kyn ell17 Apr 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

Inspired by all these great ideas, I too got some of these and my efforts were also rewarded with lots of lovely little zombie swarms!!

other pics here

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2013 5:50 p.m. PST

Very nice!

War Monkey17 Apr 2013 6:30 p.m. PST

Nice write up and nice zombies too.

Kyn ell17 Apr 2013 7:19 p.m. PST

Thanks! I have decided that I'm going to need loads more of these little bods, I think I'll try 1/87 scale this time, they seem to be slightly different poses that will fit my normal human crowd mobs as well as zombies, maybe try and see if they'll look ok mixed with the others (I'll just get a load of them and experiment!)

On the same idea, since pendraken will be releasing the 10mm zombies soon, I notice that you can get N scale figures like these too, maybe its worth trying the same technique with them for 10mm games! Looks like I'll be trying that too!!

War Monkey17 Apr 2013 7:36 p.m. PST

I also liked the idea of using the sitting ones as munchers, Great Idea!

Cacique Caribe18 Apr 2013 3:24 p.m. PST

Kyn ell: " I think I'll try 1/87 scale this time, they seem to be slightly different poses that will fit my normal human crowd mobs as well as zombies,"

I thought that we WERE talking about HO (1/87) for 15mm games!


Kyn ell18 Apr 2013 4:10 p.m. PST

These ones I got were 1/100 (Thats like proper true 15mm I thought) while most newer stuff is closer to 17/18mm and thus 1/87 is more or less the same size.(I think!)

Its a slight scale difference in HO scales in the UK and US I believe, I'm not really a model railway man so I don't know the details (I'm sure someone will fill us in about it though!)

Not that I mind subtle slight scale differences, since miniatures are meant to represent what they are for me, more or less…These are just smaller scrawnier zombies…!! :)

Cacique Caribe18 Apr 2013 9:25 p.m. PST

"Its a slight scale difference in HO scales in the UK and US I believe,"

Hmm. That would make sense.


chironex22 Apr 2013 2:41 a.m. PST

No, there isn't. The UK use a different code which refers to a different scale. There is no separate British HO, only a Japanese one (1/80). British HO would be simply every other HO, but for the fact that they cling to OO scale (1/76.2) such that every time one tries to market British outline HO it receives no consumer support at all, well not enough to justify making it. It's like American O and that bloody third rail.

chironex22 Apr 2013 2:45 a.m. PST

Anyway, I've tried this at Euro Rail Hobbies and more, months ago, with a Preiser unpainted set. No word yet on whether it's been ordered for me. Maybe I'll have to go with the Chinese ones on Ebay (or Model Power?)

Gaz004522 Apr 2013 3:54 a.m. PST

Inspired by the "hordes" pictured above I have just based 100 or so in fives,threes and singles…..and ordered a pile more for a big crowd/horde!!
The first batch were EBay sourced for about £5.00 GBP, found some different ones on EBay again-so ordered two packs-another 100!!
Also want to try this shading/dipping malarkey with both hordes…….

Kyn ell22 Apr 2013 10:33 a.m. PST

Chironex: Thanks for that, I've never been a railway man so thanks for clearing the scale thing up! The chinese ones off ebay got to me pretty quick, 10 days from ordering, so if you still get messed around, I'd certainly get some from China!!

Gaz0045: I hope your going to share the finished pics when your done!! I must admit I wasn't convinced they were going to come together in just one night, but the shading/dipping/washing is just right for a quick transform!

chironex13 Jun 2013 4:47 p.m. PST

Well, I did it- I got some 1/100 and 1/75 figure packs. A fiver each, with free delivery. Saved a little by getting them unpainted…

Duke4213 Jun 2013 5:29 p.m. PST

Nice zombie hordes. If anyone is going to be at Historicon this year my friend and I are putting on a 28mm Zombie game with 400 zombies on the board. The game is Thursday at 7pm.

Duke4213 Jun 2013 5:36 p.m. PST

Nice zombie hordes. If anyone is going to be at Historicon this year my friend and I are putting on a 28mm Zombie game with 400 zombies on the board. The game is Thursday at 7pm. Anyone that is interested stop by and we will try to work you into the game


War Monkey13 Jun 2013 6:33 p.m. PST

400 ZOMBIES! Wow wish I could be there to see that, please tell me someone will be taking pictures for you to post for us all to see, Thanks

War Monkey27 Dec 2014 5:42 p.m. PST

Rising from the dead but not forgotten!

Just ordered two packs of 100! Allin all for under $14.00 USD

2015 will be the year of the Zombies!!

Who all is with me!! :D

ced110627 Dec 2014 7:51 p.m. PST

Well, if you're going to necro… (:

Reading the 2011-2012 All Things Zombie campaign session from the above linked blog. Great stuff. Pretty impressed how tweaking a few rules can simulate civilians not yet realizing the dead are rising!


From day 2:

Turn 5 (Zombies 4, Humans Inactive)

Zombie Move: Zombie Officer J begins feasting on Nurse Sams. All the humans in LOS take a "See The Feast" test. Dr. Salvena isn't shocked and stands her ground. Dr. Epping turns and locks himself in the X-Ray room, whimpering. Nurse Thomas screams and runs back to the Employee Lounge. She locks the door and begins piling furniture against it. The body of Nurse Davis stirs and rises.

War Monkey27 Dec 2014 9:13 p.m. PST

Another rule one could add is "Bystander Effect", in which all humans see a zombie attack and do nothing but move about their daily routine, expecting someone else to step up to be the Hero to handle it.

It's like self denial that it is happening.

So you can have more humans on the table going about their routine and you can roll to see if anyone will do anything. this would work for areas where you woud have more humans stores, malls, etc.

1 reacts to situation
2-6 continue to move about their business

Then you coud roll "See the Feast" for those that reacted to step in to help.

Amalric28 Dec 2014 11:34 a.m. PST


<<Reading the 2011-2012 All Things Zombie campaign session from the above linked blog.>>

Garren's Lazarus campaign is a great read and wonderful ATZ inspiration!

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