Thursday, 8 August 2013

German Zombies

These 28mm metal models are two of the four miniatures found in blister G-SOTR05 German Zombies (A) by “West Wind Productions”. In order to ‘tie-them in’ with some previously painted “Secrets of the Third Reich” zombies I have, I returned to an old Citadel Foundation pot of Adeptus Battlegrey for their undercoat. I then gave their uniforms a second coat before washing them generously with the Citadel Shade Nuln Oil. For their decaying flesh I tried a new combination of Vallejo Heavy Kakhi with a Citadel Thrakka Green wash. This made the zombies somewhat more gangrenous than I intended, but once I treated some of the more exposed areas to a wash of Baal Red I was happy with the overall effect of putrefaction.
Despite owning the “Secrets of the Third Reich” rulebook and the “Doomsday 1949” supplement, I actually plan to use these models as part of a large Axis Force for the “Savage Worlds” setting “Weird War Two” by “Pinnacle Entertainment Group”. Our first game simply consisted of a (Wild Card) Novice British Sergeant (more or less based upon the “Allied Army & Marines” pre-generated character found here: http://www.peginc.com/freebies/WWSavageWorlds/WWIIPregens.pdf) and a British Section against a small group of four german zombies, which had stumbled upon their dug-outs.

We played with a few house rules such as zombies don’t run unless they’ve been shot at and that the Allies didn’t have to make the (one-off) mandatory Fear Roll casued by their horror at encountering the walking dead unless they were about to either shoot or move towards the zombies; so backing away from the Undead wouldn’t trigger the Fear Roll but looking down the sights of a Lee Enfield No.4 would. The game went simply enough with the Allies winning without loss. This was largely thanks to the Bren gun and its Rate of Fire (3) causing 2d8 damage. However the highlight was undoubtedly ‘British Pluck’ failing to save the Sergeant from gaining ‘The Mark of Fear’. His Section will forever be unnerved by the white streak in his hair from now on…
These Snowtroopers are by “Four A Miniatures” and are part of larger project I’m putting together for a game of “Savage Worlds” set in the Artic during the Cold War.

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