Zombies


My April Submission to the OWAC2.

Hi All,Well I finally got my skeletons and Zombies finished.Here they are.10 Skeleton "archers" from Skull and Crown: Triumph of DeathAnd 20 of the plastic boxed set of Zombies from Games Workshop. Which they still sell here.I thought I'd give you a close up of the banner as well. In the next few days I'll do a post on how I did it. I call it paint by numbers, as I can't draw very well. It involves stitching together various line art in GIMP or Photoshop and then printing it out on paper and coloring within the lines.The skeletons were once again base coated white and then slathered in a mix of yellow and brown ink before being drybrushed with the Reaper Bone Triad. The zombies were base coated grey and painted with Reaper's Undead Skin Tone Triad. I tried to use some color desaturated with grey, it was so so in my opinion. I also painted some areas that were intended to be flesh as cloth, such as the banner bearers legs. The exposed muscles and guts got a wash of Purple and Red ink, with the guts getting an

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Good Dog, Bad Zombie Review

In our Good Dog, Bad Zombie review, we look at a cooperative game about a group of dogs that are attempting to save some humans during a zombie apocalypse. The post Good Dog, Bad Zombie Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Supply Markers

The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead by Mantic Games is my favourite apocalypse game at the moment but nuclear war (especially Fallout) and other forms of zombies are pretty close. Does that sound a little insane? Maybe I am a little insane. I am comfortable with that :)Anyway, I like the idea of skirmish gaming and post apocalypse skirmish gaming is particularly appealing. TWD:AOW is still drawing me in although I have only played a few games of it. I keep looking at it and want to buy more of it.What has been on the list of things to do for a while is the supply counters.Supply counters, or something like it, seem to be a facet of a lot of skirmish games. I was looking at doing something like this for Scavenge, Skirmish, Survive. This made me think I should put some effort into these thinking I might use them in other games as well. If nothing else they will do as scatter terrain. The bases are either basically painted green or sand. Over time I have developed a box of basically green and basically sandy terr

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Gaslands - Petrol Heads and Zombies

For our 2017 Christmas game the members of THAGG (that's the The Honourable Arbroath Gamers Guild) decided to play Gaslands which had not long been released by Osprey as part of their Blue Book Wargames series. Children's toy boxes were duly looted and spare bits boxes raided to create a selection of wacky and weird over the top vehicles.The kingsleypark meat wagonThe ArenaMuch mayhem ensued, if I remember rightly I don't think I made it past the first corner and if memory serves me right, I think Gary the Shark won, although Roo seems to remember that everyone's cars ended up wrecked. Anyway we all agreed it would be good fun and that we would have to play again soon.Best laid plans and all that.......So dawns 2019, and with the THAGG long running D & D campaign finally finishing and Kev and Paul more inclined to spend their Wednesday nights playing some online game rather than taking part in the pure art of tabletop gaming, the committed THAGGers decided it was time to dust down the motors and so i

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Modernish Barricades

The post apocalypse is never far from my mind, at least in a gaming sense. Despite Bethesda recently ruining my gaming experience, I do not feel that the world is about to end. I think my interest goes back to reading The Postman by David Brin after reading a review in White Dwarf of all places. A quick reading and rereading of Day of the Triffids and I am kind of a fan of the genre. Zombies and nuclear war seem to be my preferred way to end the world. The Walking Dead and Fallout out gave been my most recent influences in tabletop gaming but I have a lot of love for ideas from the old RPG Aftermath and almost anything done George Romero and a number of other books and computer games.Finding players has been hard in the past so I haven't pushed it. In there here and now things are not so bad on that score.  So I am looking at this as a possibility again so I figured it might be time to do something about it. I don't have many figures left to paint and those that I do have I can't find. What I can find is

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Tiny Epic Zombies Review

In our Tiny Epic Zombies review, we take a look at a horror game in which humans are trying to kill zombies and complete objectives. The post Tiny Epic Zombies Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 103: The Girl with all the Gifts (3 STARS)

Another zombie movie, I'm a little bored with zombie movies these days, well never fear in this one they are called "hungries", a fungal infection zombie movie, the story set 20 years after the outbreak on a British outpost manned by military/scientists, experimenting on zombie children who have not yet descended too far into the zombie infection, outpost is then breached, journey to find safety, etc.....Melanie who is our zombie girl/star and does steal the show ahead of everyone else ( even Gemma Arterton), the movie follows a predictable story line except for certain ideas like our smell (big issue), the fungus and maybe the ending (bloody fungus)......Paddy Considine plays a world weary British army sergeant..........Glenn Close plays rabid scientist trying to save humanity......All in all worth a watch if you like the genre, based on a 2014 book by M.R Carey!A fungus is a eukaryote that digests food externally and absorbs nutrients directly through its cell walls. Most fungi reproduce

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Raxxon Review

In our Raxxon review, we take a look at a cooperative zombie-themed cooperative card game from J. Arthur Ellis and Plaid Hat Games. The post Raxxon Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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WIP War rig

Hi guysThis is my WIP war rig for all Post Apoc scenarios, sorry, forgot to take pics before I base coated it, I masked the flames of the original cab because they were just to cool to waste, the drivers cab actually looks like the bonnet of that car, it has a cage over the windows, the prime movers cab and engine are an amalgamation of 2 Matchbox/Hotwheels cars, the wheels and undercarriage of the cab and trailer is from a WWII 1/72nd Trumpeter Dragon Wagon, the trailer upper is from a cheap truck trailer and a Matchbox van cut in half for the fighting compartments, one of the pics has the seat area for the van with MG and gunner, I also have a couple of loose figures to man the trailer defences (that are among my survivor conversions in an earlier post)

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Coming Soon – Resident Evil 2: The Board Game

Here we take a look at Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, an upcoming co-op from Steamforged Games based on the popular video game. The post Coming Soon – Resident Evil 2: The Board Game appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Review-Dark Alliance Stalker set 2

Hi guysReview of set 1 can be seen hereI will be calling this the "funnies" set, set 1 contained mostly generic foot soldier types, set 2 contains some specialist types, the body proportions, poses and sculpting are all as good as set 1, and has the same firm sand coloured plastic, again with 12 poses for 48 figures.The breakdown of each 12 man sprue of set 1 wasAssault rifles - 6Shot guns - 3pistol totters - 1 (double pistols)sword swingers - 1 (double swords)mini gunners - 1 (massive guy with a cigar and mohawk)males - 11Females - 1gas masks - 4The breakdown of each 12 man sprue of set 2 isAssault rifle - 1Sniper rifles - 2arrow shooters - 2 (1 bow 1 crossbow)LMG - 1Grenade launcher - 1Shotguns - 3pistoleros - 1 (also has an axe)Machete swingers -1 ( also has a machine pistol)Leader with Binos - 1Males - 11Females - 1exoskeletons - 2gas masks - 3Set 1 had a few figures that could be used for modern PMCs of special forces, set 2 has a much more sci fi/Post apoc feel, although the 2 sets fit perfectly with ea

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Review-1/72 Dark Alliance Stalker set 1

Hi guysThis is the first in a 4 part review series of the Dark Alliance 1/72nd scale Post Apocalypse sets, Stalkers 1, Stalkers 2, Survivors, and Rednecks, this is the Stalker 1 set, there are 12 poses and 48 figures (this is the same for all 4 sets). The poses are excellent, all useful and nothing is wasted IMHO, the figs all have good physical proportions and all look natural, interestingly they are all of different heights and proportions but do not look out of scale with each other, the largest figure is the mini gun guy 25mm from soles of feet to eyes, the others range from 21-24mm, 1/72nd plastics have certainly come a long way, the sculpting on these guys is sublime, and they do not have that horrible 2D flatness that a lot of sets have.The plastic is a sand colour, I have sprayed white and given a black wash to pick out the detail for you, I have not trimmed any flash, so the moulding is excellent, they are a brand new release, so lets hope this continues on for a long time, the plastic is quite firm,

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