As the spooky season is upon us, well it is October and the North American Stores and TV now are working hard to tell us that anyway. Those that have not started the run up to Christmas already of course…<sigh>, That’s a different pet peeve but not for now. I have not gone to a Halloween party in a few years, but do make the effort and hand out candy to the kids at the door. It can be nasty weather though at times and it’s been cold/wet the last few years. I also try to have a few games of Black Plague as it does fit nicely in with the season so to speak. It may be a more challenging this year with work and other factors but its a plan at least.
So, because of that it seems appropriate to focus on the Black Plague items which I still have to do. For this I have finished the Black Plague Skeleton archers. These are all ready for gaming. You can see all of them below.
The box I have says there are 20 but there are actually 21, 7 of each pose which I suspect was what was intended. These are a bit of a stretch from the original Zombie concept to me in the game, but heck why not. I already have crows and wolves done. Added to that the next iteration in the game, Green Horde adds all sorts of extra’s such as ghosts so this is ok with me. Supposedly this box is a little hard to get these days but I got it as part of the original kickstarter.
The first pose is of the Skeletons firing a bow. I kept roughly to the colour scheme on the actual box – dull greens and reds which does work for these models. That works nicely with the bone and so I’m quite happy with how these came out. I still did a muted effect overall. I just don’t really get to brightly coloured undead, after all they are likely not known for focusing on cleaning or have a lot of pride in their own appearance! Note, see my Rum and Bones guys for bright dancing undead crew. I did it but that’s a different none horror game.
These provide another set of nasties for our Zombicide games – not as if we need them… We seem to be able to die fairly well in games without these but heck, that’s a part of the reason why I like Zombcide: Black Plague is in the fact a game that can be tough to win in. Losing usually gloriously in a ‘mega disaster’ is par for the course and I like it. I and the others in our group often get a laugh out of the failures and there are better stories from those loses than a victory.
These guys can shoot at heroes from up to three spaces away which means that they will be awkward and very annoying in the game. That will especially be a factor in the late game when we are trying to avoid the waves of bad guys coming at us. But it may be an issue in the early game as well.
So there we are. This completes all the enemies for my Black Plague set I believe. I have a few more boxes of heroes to finish off – which I will do to complete the ‘set’. When we play with all these baddies in the draw set then it will make for a very big deck for the monsters.