Sunday, 12 July 2009

War Against The Zombies

As my zombie horde grows and grows, so will my collection of survivors. I've already divided the latter into 4 different groups, reflecting different types of games:

1) Law Enforcement - the first phase of the outbreak. Streetcops & SWAT teams battle to contain a threat that they don't truly understand.

2) Military - the National Guard, or Regular formations are called in, equipped with armoured vehicles, and bristling with guns. As Max Brooks describes in "World War Z", firepower & technology doesn't necessarily guarantee victory.

3) Science - The source of the outbreak, or the last chance for the human race? Biohazard teams capture specimens for testing, and try out new weapon systems to combat the zombie threat. Pictures of some of these already elsewhere in my blog, but there will be more to come.

4) Survivors - can appear on the table alongside any of the other groups, or be all that is left of civilisation.

The following photos are part of my military group - obviously the larger the group becomes, the more zombies I need to balance up the game, and so on....

The green NBC troopers are from TAG, as are the bereted troops (although they have had a head swop from Westwind WWW2 head packs). The bodyguard on the bottom right is from Hasslefree, and the troopers in US Digital camo, and the bike troops are from Eureka.

The Humvees are from TAG (turtlebacks), and Fenris (soft-top pickups). The Strykers are from Company B, the fuel truck is a converted Force of Arms model, and the Abrams are Hobbymaster diecasts (all in 1/56th or similar).