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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 9:05 a.m. PST

Is there anything out there for mass combat involving zombies? I mean hundreds of zombies on the table -- not individual zombies and individual dice rolling -- but, rather, 4-5 zombies on a stand. Civilian stands would have 1 to 5 figures, who will probably be based on skill level. So, maybe a hero type figure would be individually mounted, while a mass of screaming civilians might be 4 or 5 figures.

Anything thoughts, or anything out there? I am kind of thinking HOTT might work.

Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

So a zombie apocalypse survival game but on a large scale?
Sort of an initial outbreak, mass panic, '28 Weeks Later' kind of game?

I'd convert the Exploit Zero/Nightwatch dice mechanics to stands of multiple miniatures, then make the individual heroes solo Agents with an action dice pool.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 10:08 a.m. PST

Yes, an initial outbreak with plenty of people still running around wondering what to do.

I am not familiar with Exploit Zero/Nightwatch.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 10:52 a.m. PST

2 hour wargames has a Zombie mass combat game.

FungusTheBoogeyman23 Aug 2021 11:50 a.m. PST

link this is a great game.

Takeda1x23 Aug 2021 12:08 p.m. PST

Hey 79th,

Do a search on TMP message board for "battle of Yonkers AAR. I think this is what your after, looks like they used flames of war rules modified.

Hope that helps.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 1:46 p.m. PST

What about Ambush Z?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 1:59 p.m. PST

What about Dragon Rampant? It's fantasy but includes recyclable-horde types already. It includes wizards, and a hero would be easy to stat up.

It assumes single mounting but I do Zulus in 6mm where one stand = 2 figures.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 5:48 p.m. PST

2e BattleSystem, $4.99 USD for the PDF. It is mass battles, one Zombie represents 10 Zombies, while heroes are 1:1 ratio. Zombies, being Undead, trigger Morale Checks when they get close to non-hero figures. Not much adaptation required, it has stats for peasants and Zombies. Morale is critical in the rule system.

The rules are comprehensive. You can use them for much more than just Zombie mass battles. Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

Good ideas. Thanks. The Yonkers battle looks great.

Dave Gamer25 Aug 2021 11:00 a.m. PST

Yes, HOTT would work. The latest version of HOTT (v2.1) has sample army lists for "Generic Zombies", "Forces of Law and Order", and "Post-Apocalypse Survivors".

Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy25 Aug 2021 12:49 p.m. PST

Mass Hysteria – All Things Zomnbie


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:42 a.m. PST

Thanks, Ed, I just bought it.

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