Sunday, 4 October 2015

Zomtober 2015 - The Introduction...

Well, it's that time again! As promoted over on the Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer (go here for the rules and to join up!), it's Zomtober 2015! Jeez, that year flew by! I haven't even bought that many new zomb-apoc miniatures, shockingly! Following up on last year, I'm actually getting very close to the finish on my modern zeds and survivors, so I'm actually adding a few Lovecraftian gribblies and fantasy undead into the mix - here's what is potentially coming up this month, culminating in a zomb-apoc wargame scheduled for Hallowe'en itself!
The not-too-small horde...
Fresh meat for the grinder - these are the latest figures, assembled in late September specifically for Zomtober 2015! The wonderful ex-Tengu Miniatures figures now available from CP Models - I've just now noticed that they have another couple of packs available, so I'll probably pick them up (and end up painting them for Zomtober '16...).
The very last of my Studio Miniatures plastic zeds! These make up the majority of my horde and I've enjoyed working on them over the years. Also note the random Horrorclix, another range I've exploited over the years.
Survivors! These were started last zomtober and didn't get very far, obviously! These were supposed to represent the kind of non-Chaotically Evil humans that Rick Grimes and co. would be likely to pal up with - I must get these completed for the games planned at the end of the month. The trenchcoat girl is a Hasslefree Miniatures' survivor (certainly not meant to be Selene from Underworld) and was picked up for £1 at Vapnartak and the dog is from the Zombies!!! boardgame - I plan on necromantically reviving the dog to join the survivors. I probably have other survivors kicking around here and there that will join the painting queue too.
Finally, a mix of creatures - two of the "Undead" figures from Fenris Games (sold in metal through their site, but these came from eBay from the Cthulhu Wars boardgame, so are in plastic, as is the sorcerer that the flash obliterated at the front), two Dimensional Shamblers (at least, that's what I'll be using them as!) from CP Models, a couple of Cultists from Pure Evil Miniatures and finally an escaped loon with an axe from West Wind Games.

Fun times ahead! Stay tuned for more!

20 comments:

  1. That lot should keep you busy! I do like the ex-Tengu miniatures, I'll need to pick some of them up too.

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    1. Should do! Not sure that I'll be attempting to finish them all in October but I'm going to try to do a bunch from each group :) the Tengu ones add more female zeds and special infected to my horde, so that's a positive!

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  2. Wow, what a cracking assortment of zed-goodness, Chris. I'm not sure what I liked the most as many I've never seen before and they all looked utterly fab. I'll be following from now on to ensure I don;t miss any more of your undead :-)

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    1. Welcome aboard! I just recently started following your blog via Feedly too, I'll be commenting soon!

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  3. What a good way to start.

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  4. Everybody loves a good zombie paint up!

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    1. Indeed! It's probably my most-completed collection, courtesy of zomtober!

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    1. Absolutely! I may also work on some graveyard terrain too :)

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  6. Zombies! Get the nailbat and shotgun!

    Good hunting mate!

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    1. Hah! Nailbat gets stuck in too easily./.

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  7. Good lord, that's a pile of stuff to work on! They'll look great though all painted up!

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  8. Very cool horde to work on dude!

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    1. Cheers Bob, hope I can conquer them!

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  9. You have a lot on your plate, sir.

    Nice to see someone else working the fantasy-undead side of the fence too.

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    1. Hah indeed! Not sure if you noticed, I borrowed your adherer conversion for one of the Fenris undead :) love your blog!

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