Black Plague – Kickstarter Heroes

So with Halloween coming up fast it’s appropriate to show some Black Plague Zombicide heroes figures. Here we have another 9 that I have completed and that are ready for the table. All these are from the Kickstarter bonus heroes so are an unusual bunch of characters. I have tried to keep the figures in the same colours as the artwork on their cards. This makes it much easier to spot them on the table. It also makes it a little more challenging for me as a painter as I try to make the figs recognizable.

So the first set have three, and even I think can identify the sources of these. The first is Bowie from the Labyrinth movie. The mage is from the Holy Grail movie and then I think Sean Beam from some movie or other – maybe Lord of the Rings. Yes I’m not very good at this fan montage identification of the figs and actually really don’t care! Below are the backs of the first set. I must admit I liked that these all had very different colours and styles which allows them to stand out on the table.Next set of models… Hmm not sure what happened with the figure on the right. I also have no clue what it’s meant to be – I suspect it might be from the highlander movie but it could be something else. The red skin should be a give away but it’s not to me…Actually I can’t name any of these but heck I painted them to match the cards.Below is the back of these. It’s nice to see a standard lady who is not super armored or not ‘cheesecake’ as well in this type of game. So the middle fig is cool for that alone.img_7433I include a shot of the front of the red figure. Still not sure who/what it is though and if still did not come our well… the dark red skin is hard to photo.CMON Kickstarter like to go on theme’s with these bonus figs for the fans. For this and the follow on Green Horde game, that was the Monty Python crew from the Holy Gail movie. At the top is the mage is from that, but the three figs below are all based on that movie as well I believe. Personally, I liked the movie and Monty Python in general (I used to know all the Sir Robin song by heart), but have not seen it for a long time. However, most of these bonus figs kind off leave me cold, still they make for more free (well free’ish as I’m sure their price is built into the Kickstarter calculations) models and more options for us as players.I may have gone over the top with blood on these a little, but at the same time they are not based on ‘normal’ figures and the artwork on the card does have a large amount of blood splatter as well. So I’ll keep it.So that’s your lot for this post. Some interesting extra heroes for the game if nothing else.

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About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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6 Responses to Black Plague – Kickstarter Heroes

  1. Faust says:

    I think in the second group, the one on the far left is Evil Ash from the Army of Darkness movie.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/evildead/images/c/c8/Eash_screencap01.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20100903174831

    On the far right, is Vlad the Impaler from the 1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The ‘red skin’ is actually red armor. It looked like it might have been leather. Really nice visuals in the movie, and great performance by Gary Oldman.

    The lady in the middle looks a bit too generic to tell, but maybe someone else can say.

  2. Argentbadger says:

    I really like the work you’ve done on these.

    I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Dragons of Lancasm blog (https://tarmor21.wordpress.com), but they posted a massive number of the Zombicide: Black Plague heroes a while ago and were always careful to point out the supposed inspiration for each.

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thanks for the compliment and I was not aware of that blog. Will have to have a look. As mentioned not being the biggest film/tv watcher it does not shock me that I don’t know the sources of the figs.

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