Posts Tagged ‘ ZOMBIES ’

Budget Miniatures Part 2 Bags O Zombies

Long before Bella and Edward made Stephanie Myers millions Twilight Creations was bringing us Zombies!!!

ZOMBIES!!! Board Game 2nd Edition

It’s a great little Beer and Pretzels board game where you and your friends race to be the only survivor of a Zombie Attack, while feeding your friends to the Zombies to help make your escape. Why we’re talking about it is that they pioneered Bags O’ Zombies. The base game itself comes with 10o zombies and 5 survivor models, and sometimes that just isn’t enough, so they sell zombies by the bags of 100 !!

Bag O’ Zombies

Sure there is only a single pose, and they are more of a 25mm or 28mm truescale, but they are about 10 cents each.

Bags of 100 retail for $9.99. They sold so well that they continued this practice with most of their later zombie releases as well.

 

Female Zombies

Female zombies were soon to follow. 100 per bag, $9.99, still a single sculpt, but a more a more detailed sculpt.

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to go wrong with 200 zombies for $20.

 

A later expansion added new rules and a new miniature for Zombie Dogs.

$9.99 for 100

Zombie Clowns

Then came the clowns. Same scale, beefier sculpt, twice the creepy, twice as expensive !

Zombie Clowns 50 for $9.99

That’s all the Bags O’ Zombies Twilight makes at the moment, but not all the inexpensive zombies they make. I’ll cover those in my next update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Miniatures Part 1 Zombies

The Zombie Apocalypse feature unending waves of Zombies, which can be tough on you gaming budget, here are some alternatives:

 

Zombie Planet  

Zombie Planet

These figures were found in Vending machines all over in 2012. I bought mine on Amazon, but you can find them on Ebay, and in bulk from Vending Machine websites.

The old man on the bottom left is sitting down, and the cheerleader needs to be based to keep her standing up, but they are pretty characterful and come painted. I personally wouldn’t use them in bulk, but adding set of them adds variety, at less than a $1 a figure.

 

Zombicide 28mm Heroic Miniatures Game

It’s a new Board Game due out in September, Zombicide. Retail is $89 and it includes:
71 miniatures (28mm “Heroic” scale): 6 Survivors, 40 Walkers, 16 Runners, 8
Fatties and 1 Abomination

If you preorder it through Kickstarter, in the next 10 days, you can get the game and 2 promo figures for $75 shipped anywhere in the US.

For $100 You get The Game, 3 Exclusive to Kickstater extra survivors, 3
Exclusive to Kickstater extra Zombies, a signed lithograph, 6 custom Black dice
(Zombie,Molitov, and bullet holes), 6 custom Glow in the Dark dice
(Zombie,Molitov, and bullet holes), a Zombicide Tshirt, a pdf with an additional
tile and scenario that uses all the extra minaitures.

If the project continues to grow in support, like it’s trending to do, it will
hit it’s additional goals and include an additional 2 fatties, 6 runners, and 20
walkers (for a total of 108 figures)

The Dice, Miniatures, and tiles are all suitable for use in All Things Zombie,
which is what got me interested in the project.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide

FREE WWII ZOMBIES perfect for ALL THINGS HORROR

Over on the CardBoarWarriors Forums Paladin and myself collaborated on some WWII Era Zombie Paper Miniatures.

I did the illustration work and Paladin did a fantastic job on coloring them and bringing them to unlife.

Click on the Image Below to get them for your collection.
Paper Minaitures,Zombies,Zombie,WWII,one MOnk,paper models,30mm

They will also be showing their hideous faces in the May 2011 Free Figure Horde.

They were made with the TwoHourWargames All Things Horror and All Things Zombie in mind, but they’ll work great for any 28-30mm Miniatures Games. If you scale them down 50% they also make an excellent 15mm Undead Menace.

Not FREE, But SUPER CHEAP $1 ONE MONK MINIATURES SALE

UPDATE – ALL ONE MONK MODELS ARE NOW FREE – UPDATE

From now, untill the end of the year ALL One Monk miniatures sets at RPGNOW will be $1 !!

As of January 1st Jim’s taking removing his product line form RPGNow, and no longer including the uncolored black and white sheets in his model sets. After that he will be revisiting and revising sets as he adds them for direct sale from OneMonk.Com

This is an awesome chance to collect entire armies worth of miniatures for pennies a model.

Just FYI, you can get the entire range of OneMonk miniatures for UNDER $80 while this sale is going, don’t miss it.

All Things Horror: Origins – A quick Review

I got my hands on ATH last night and couldn’t wait to read through it.

THE GOOD:

ATH:O uses the same Chain Reaction 3 core game mechanics that we’ve come to love in ATZ:BDTZ and NUTS 2.0. It’s a solid and enjoyable game engine, and ATZ and NUTS players will be able to play immediately.

The Layout is noticeabley better than ATZ. Rules were grouped together better and easier to find.

The monster stats are printed on the same page as their reaction tables. This was very conventient while playing. Zombies, Wights, and Lesser Vampires are unique and detailed.

THE BAD:

No campaign rules. The book is broken down into 3 sections. The core rules, the monsters, and the mission. The mission section details your raid of a large cargo ship in an attempt to recover a valuable painting, while trying to figure out what happened to the team they sent in before you.

It’s a good mission. It’s very well detailed, and fun to play, but it’s not a campaign. At the end of the mission it details the mission rewards, which include Fame and Fortune points. Unfortunately there is no mention of what fame or forutune points do for you.

It’s a really detailed introductory mission, but it doesn’t give you any guidance what to do with you charecters beyond that mission. On the plus side however, the system used for determining what’s on ship can easily be adapted to exploring other large scale buildings, like say a sky scraper or abandoned factory/hospital. It’s not hard to do it for yourself, but I feel that is something that should have at least been mentioned in the core rule book.

I’m guessing campaign rules will follow in book 2

THE UGLY:

The last 20 pages of the book are printable map tiles. That wouldn’t be a bad thing if they were attractive, or at least looked like the interior of the ship your suppossed to be exploring, but they aren’t. The tiles are basically 1″ graph paper with greyed out sections, presumabley crates, rectangles for doors, and the occasional odd arrow. They are functional, but so is drawing the rooms on scrap paper.

*I’ve since writing the review had the chance to talked to Ed about it, and he describes them as multifunctional, since they can be used in any setting since they aren’t specific.  In any case, I’ve agreed to design some more attractive tiles, and Ed has agreed to host them on the TWH stie. I’ll of course announce this blog when they go public.

OVERALL:

It’s a good game and I’d reccomend it to anyone who enjoys the genre.

Even without campaign rules, the exporation of the ship is randomly determined and changes the experience each time you run though it.

Be sure to check back on my blog in the upcoming weeks, I’ll be working on attractive floor tiles, and paper minatures for Agents, Wights, and Lesser Vampires

All Things Horror – Origins

It’d been almost twelve weeks since your own personal nightmare took place.
Looking back, even now, it’s hard to believe that it really happened. When most
people come face to face with a supernatural creature, they run. They also die.
Not you. For some reason you fought back. Fought back and killed it. Why you’re
not dead who can say. I guess you could consider that your interview.

Anyway, it was only a matter of days before they approached you in the hospital
about working for the Company. Smooth talking operators, with money to burn, you
fell for their pitch. Besides, did you really think you could go back to the
nine to five grind once you found at that nightmares are real?

Eight weeks of intensive training and you’re as ready as you’ll ever be. At
least that’s what Anton said as you packed for your first mission. You boarded
the chopper thinking of all the things in your life you hadn’t done and wishing
you had. What did Mark Twain say about regrets?

 Ed over at 2HourWargames has said that ALL THINGS HORROR is slated for release next week.

    It’s a complete stand alone game, with 2 books planned. The first being the core rules and detailing 3 monster types, while the second book will be more like a beasitary and detail many monster types in a fashion suitable for Modern, Weird War, and Lovecraftian fans.

     This way it can also be of use to ATZ and NUTS players .