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WNT Blog Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 1:43 a.m. PST

I know several reviews were already posted but I finally managed to take a closer look at the latest release from Wargames Factory, the Male Apocalypse Survivors! And before we continue this boxed set must be my personal favorite due to the amount of bits and the detail of the sculpts and used hard plastic. These 28mm plastic survivor miniatures are extremely useful for a whole array of wargamers as they can be used as zombie survivors, rioters, gangsters, African militiamen and so on. These multipart plastic miniatures certainly fill a significant gap. Enough talking up to the content of the boxed set.

Interested in the full review including pictures of some assembled miniatures, sprues and comparison with other manufacturers? Take a look at my blog here: link

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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART22 Jun 2013 3:36 a.m. PST

I have them and agree with the review. They truly
are one of the most useful groups of figures I own.

ordinarybass22 Jun 2013 4:11 a.m. PST

Nice Review. Good to see that they're trying to reestablish a uniformity of scale.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 6:31 a.m. PST

I agree when your review states there are way too many assault guns as in real life there should be more handguns, shotguns and hunting rifles than assault weaponry but in our wargaming world all the players want to carry full auto assault guns (who can blame them)

We played a zombie game once with the provision that you could only be armed initially with whatever you really had in your home. Only 1 player in the 8 had an assault gun.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 6:32 a.m. PST

All the same I do love the set

Grelber22 Jun 2013 7:28 a.m. PST

I thought the sculpting was very good.
Having just watched a foreign (to the USA) movie, would there be any interest in providing weapons more appropriate to other countries, say cricket bats, hockey sticks, or machetes, or foreign guns, SMLE or FN?
I suppose this could get into the whole PC, stereotyping thing.
It also struck me that having a box of Males implies that a box of Females s coming. Anybody know anything about that?


WNT Blog Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 8:39 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the comments!

@Grelber: I think that a box of female survivors won't be released in the near future as I think the market is not as large as for male survivors. The next miniatures to be released from Wargames Factory are their world war two russians in summer gear.

@Rdfraf: Great rule must remember that!

@Ordinarybass: They certainly managed to uniform their scales and the detail in great!

@Captain beefheart: they are most certainly the most useful modern plastic miniatures around for a whole array of interesting conflicts and settings (think of riot games, Ak47 republic, …)


Ark3nubis Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 10:31 a.m. PST

I'm just surprised you know someone that actually owns an assault rifle… <+_+> (I'm in the UK so no surprise there…)

Yeah Rdfraf we did the same, so as people living in a town (country folk more likely to have small bore shotguns and rifles only) the best weapons we have around our homes are; kitchen knives, tyre iron, crowbar, dustbin lid (shield), hammers and screwdrivers. Nothing terribly formidable and no ranged weapons.

Must admit that is a great set of minis, looks like about 4-6 SMGs, 7 x SA80/A2, 8 x M16, 9 x AK47/74 assault rifles, but I'd agree defo needs more shotguns and rifles, fantastic buy though, my birthday next month, hmmm…

HammerHead Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 10:44 a.m. PST

I am glad they are a good quality box loads of bits…might get me a box.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 11:15 a.m. PST

I will get this just for the spare weapons and arms and heads to make conversions.

What troubles me most is that the join points are flat. This makes gluing difficult as you have to hold pieces together. How difficult is it for the manufacturer to make tabs and slots and pegs to allow attachment without holding.

Robert66622 Jun 2013 3:31 p.m. PST

Oh dear.

DrHaustellum Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 6:07 p.m. PST

Yes, the arms are difficult to glue. Especially the Zombie Vixens are extra difficult with those skinny, fiddly limbs. At one moment, when my fingers got glued together for the tenth time I tought: Oh, man, why did I buy these??? In the end though, the effort was worthwile: these Survivors as well as the Zombie Vixens look really great when assembled., especially for that price. I'd buy a female survivor pack without hesitation…

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 5:54 a.m. PST

Personally I hate these. Why? Cause you need to put all the bits together. Some guys like this aspect of it, yet I hate it. To each his own. Also, some poses look stiff and unnatural: My opinion. Thoguh I guess since they are zombies it is fitting, right? God bless if you enjoy it. Too much trouble…

WNT Blog Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 6:15 a.m. PST

Hi, thanks for all the comments.

@Arknubis: Same over here in Belgium, few people actually own a firearm, more common would be all the weapons mentionned by you. But face the fact who wants to play the role of the zombie survivor only armed with a screwdriver! :)

@HammerHead: The box is worth purchasing alone for the bits and pieces.

@BobGnar: The joins are indeed flat but I haven't experienced to much problems with the assembling, the vixen however are like mentionned by Dr Haustellum more a problem due to fiddle arm parts.

@Combatpainter: I understand that people don't like to spend time glueing miniatures together, but if you like the assembly and conversion possibilities, they are really nice and especially cheap.


chuck05 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jun 2013 7:45 a.m. PST

I had some of the zombie boxes but ended up selling them as I felt they looked too scrawny next to my other figures. Judging by the picture Im guessing they are going to be too small for my needs.

WNT Blog Inactive Member04 Dec 2013 1:49 p.m. PST

They are indeed quite small as they are sized non-heroic such as most of their other ranges. Kind regards

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