Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Frank Gallagher" Miniature

Ok guys, another quick post today as I’m still recovering from the mantic weekend of madness that was the daughters 2nd birthday! So up today is “Frank”, another one of my zombie survivors from Hasslefree miniatures. This sculpt is definitely one of my favourites of theirs, and one of the first miniatures I just had to pick up when I first discovered Hasslefree miniatures. Frank is obviously based on the Frank Gallagher character from channel 4’s “Shameless”. Again I have to praise the quality of sculpts from Hasslefree miniatures as this one in particular is such a great likeness, it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it!

Again, I hope you all like the miniature and hopefully the posts will pick up a bit again now I’ve got a few real world things out of the way and am now able to devote a bit more time to gaming again!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Shaun of the Dead" Minatures

Only a quick post today, as I have some real world stuff I need to be getting on with, but none the less, I’d like to quickly show off a couple of my zombie survivors from Hasslefree miniatures. I painted these a while back now, but being as one of them appeared in my recent batrep, and the fact I had already previously taken the pics, I thought I’d quickly post them.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

First Zombie Bat Rep

So last night I sat down and managed to get in another quick zombie game. This time I decided to take notes of the game as well as some pics, and try my hand at an actual bat rep this time. The rules used for the game were a slightly modified version of Akula’s AR:SE rules, with a few bits taken from ATZ thrown in.

So first up, we’ll meet the scenarios cast. From left to right we have Dave VanDam, armed with his trusty shotgun and a backup handgun. Next we have Alf (A.K.A Mr D), armed with a sawn-off shotgun and lucky cricket bat. The third member of the group is Alf’s hillbilly cousin Sammy D who is armed with both a crossbow and hunting knife, while the last adult of the group is Gabby. Gabby is armed only with his trusty satchel, which knowing Gabby, probably contains a packed lunch of some sort! Lastly we have DVD’s missing daughter Bella.

The idea of the scenario is that my daughter has recently gone missing from our base camp, and I’m out searching for her with the most able bodied of our group……. and Gabby.
Upon entering each building, before rolling to see if any zombies are inside, a roll of 1d6 would be made with a score of 6 meaning that instead of zombies, we would find Bella safe and sound inside. Should Bella be found, the group would then have to escort her back the way they came, and off the table to safety!

Above is the entire setup, with Team VanDam and the initial zombies already placed upon the board. The four points where the roads leave the table act as possible spawn points and may or may not churn out new zeds at the end of each round, while noise from gunfire and such could also result in more zombies entering from random edges of the board.

Team VD would enter the fray from the road leading off of the left side of the board, whilst unbeknown to them, a little way down the road hordes of zombies lie out of sight of our unsuspecting heroes!

Two groups lie up the street from Team VD, hidden between the first and second buildings on the left.

Meanwhile another two groups lurk around the first building on the right. In total there where 29 zombies initially placed on the board.

Now that that’s all out of the way, let’s crack on to the actual game!