Who doesn’t love a a bit of a zombie fest? And what better than 15mm miniatures quite similar (but clearly not the ‘same’) as characters from one of TVs biggest hits of recent times? These guys tick a lot of boxes for me; a fondness for the TV show, zombie games, skirmish games, character miniatures and miniatures that can be used in more than one setting* – winner!
* large number of the survivors would be equally at home in a post apoc world (which the Walking Dead is basically I suppose), Sci Fi or Pulp/Modern games.
It’s been a while since I took these pictures and I’m pretty sure the girl in the blue dress in the second image is not from one of the Khurasan packs (Rebel Minis I think). I pulled her out to paint up as my Goldilocks from this older post!
A small party of Vampire Hunters / Slayers from Blue Moon Manufacturing. A little on the tall side at 18mm but my scale-tolerance levels can see passed that. I’m not a heightist!
Always like a character model that can do double duty – aside from the obvious gothic horror these not-overly-period chaps could appear in ‘vanilla’ fantasy, pulp adventures or even post-apocalyptic scenarios at a pinch. Yeah!
I bought this pack a while ago from Blue Moon Manufacturing correctly thinking that these ladies would make great characters or plot point/objectives for various skirmish periods. There are 6 different sculpts in the pack but I’ve only painted up these two lovelies so far. One your stereotypical ‘Snow White’ witch, the other more gypsy inspired.
I don’t know what it is but over the last few months I’ve been acquiring quite a few witches in 15/18mm. (I hope their curses don’t transfer to miniature representations.) I feel a comparison review coming up in the future…
Like the poor moth drawn to the nearest light, I am but a typical gamer/miniature collector drawn to the next new shiny thing.
Maybe this is more in keeping with previous thoughts on “Indian in the Cupboard” where a mash-up of all the shiny things I like can be achieved – Sci Fi, Fantasy, Pirates, Wild West and Adventure. I listened to a review (an excellent review) on Meeples and Miniatures about Pulp Alley. I had heard of Pulp Alley but dismissed it as its theme appeared to be very “Indiana Jones”. Encouraged by M&Ms enthusiasm and a bit more research that suggested the system far more ‘open’ than I had assumed, I took the almighty plunge and bought the rules. At £6.25 you can’t go too wrong.
Well, after reading I think it might well be the Holy Grail of rules that I have been looking for. Character and story driven, simple rules, fun activation and the addition of perils make for a fun combination. In addition it does not take a huge leap of imagination to seeing this system being very adaptable to other genres. Indeed, perhaps a mutli-genre world where toy soldiers come to life and live in a cupboard!
The only immediate draw back I see is the fairly tight ‘structure’ used for creating Leagues/Bands/Groups. I suspect however a bit more thinking, play testing and research will open that one up too.
It’s been a while since my last update so a few batch posts to follow now that I’ve sneaked in a bit of ‘me’ time. Here is a ‘pack’ of werewolves from Blue Moon. I like the variation in werewolf ‘types’.
Miniature figure collector and painter (in that order) and solo wargamer whose opponent has lost his gaming mojo
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