Sunday, 5 April 2015

NEW STUFF AT THE BUNKER.

What's occurrin' then?

Lots of new things this week, here at the bunker. My Zombicide season 3 kickstarter package arrived, I've done a little painting and we've got a new guard dog.

Before we crack on, it would be remiss to neglect our weekly attempt to bring some culture to the zombie genre. Standards are being kept high with another delightful piece from warped mind of Bryan Baugh. This fabulous example is entitled Dirty Dead. Enjoy!

DIRTY DEAD.

So yeah, my Zombicide season 3 kickstarter arrived last Monday. I only got in at infected level and didn't buy any add ons. Still very pleased with my haul. Now just have to paint it all.

SEASON THREE HAS LANDED.

Managed to get a game in on Wednesday with the WNI, we've been playing Zombicide for ages, we all know the score. Stick together, work as a team and most of the time you'll complete the mission. Some how all the excitement of getting a new edition made everybody forget the basics, we split up, people got left behind, skills on the player dashboards were forgotten. In other words a right shambles, so inevitably the mission went tits up. Never mind try again next week.

The kids wanted to play on Saturday, who was I to refuse them. This time we even remembered to take a few photo's. Well, at the beginning anyway.

BOARD SET UP, READY TO GO.

A CLOSE UP OF THE NICE NEW BOARD. SHINY.

THE SURVIVORS WE USED, IN THE STARTING POSITION.

MY OWN CUSTOM FIRST PLAYER TOKEN.

What did we think? Well, it's still a great game, the new mechanics ran very smoothly but are different enough to offer even more of a challenge, the new spawning rules make things really unpredictable now. I can see this giving us hours more entertainment, that's without using any of the other add-ons that came with this season such as the V.I.P. zombies.

Simon, who runs Brummies Wargaming Blog asked me for a photo of last weeks dogs with some 28mm mini's for scale. Here you go hope it helps.

MARTENS AND GASPARD WITH A COUPLE OF POLICEMEN.

I've even managed to paint a couple of my new zombies. These are four of the new walker sculpts that come in Rue Morgue. The figures are just as good, if not slightly better than season 1. These are skinner zombies, they haven't eaten in a while, less humans to snack on.

MY FIRST FOUR SKINNER ZOMBIES.

I suppose some introductions are in order. First in line is Iago, he's a bit of an Iggy Pop lookalike. Next in line is Maelona, looks like she's wrapped up warm. Following her is Caddoc, once a bit of a ladies man. Now he just likes to bite ladies. Lastly comes Olwydd, the less said about him, the better.

STILL PAINTING THE BACKS OF THEM.

The wonderful Mrs. K was missing our Tia more than the rest of us. Something had to be done. We invested in a new guard dog. This particularly nasty piece of work, who will eventually be trained into a killing machine is called......Poppy.

She is too bloody cute for her own good, but she makes the Mrs happy and that's what counts.

OUR NEW LITTLE HEARTBREAKER.

Before anyone asks here's a picture of her with one of the policemen.

IT'S A 28MM FIGURE FOR SCALE REFERENCE.

Before I forget Happy Zombie Jesus Day!

I guess that's all I got for now dudes and dudettes. So until next time, keep doing what the DUDE does and "take it easy".



28 comments:

  1. Great now models Bob, and clearly a worthy new addition to the family :-) I think those Rue Morgue walkers are some of the best paintjobs you've done. Very nice indeed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bk.
      The new figures were very nice to paint. The new addition will become a valuable asset when the apocalypse happens.

      Delete
  2. Yep, those are cracking good paint jobs! I love the colour you've painted the female's puffer jacket thingy.

    You'll now not only be keeping an eye out for zombie contagions, but also for canine biohazard.
    Good luck with the housetraining ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Roy.
      That colour is called "Toxic Boils" it's from the Zombicide Toxic paint set.
      It's all good, she's not our first puppy.

      Delete
  3. That's a right terror of a dog you've got there Bob.I was about to say were are your painted zombiecide figures but these new skinnies are really well done. I think you got the right amount of strong tone on these and that paid off.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rob.
      I got a little distracted by new zombies, the rest of the dogs will make an appearance eventually. That strong tone is the new "Zombie Shader", I really like it.
      Poppy is a tiny little girl, we haven't heard her bark or growl yet.

      Delete
  4. Nice haul! Great figs! And a proper scary dog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gordon.
      Yes, it's all good at the moment.

      Delete
  5. Great post, Bob, with so much to admire. Just how cool is Zombicide season 3? Fricking awesome, I'd say. Poppy is just soooooooooooooooo cute! Thanks for posting a pic of him with a 28mm scale cop figure to give a true sense of his size.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bryan.
      Yep, Zombicide season 3 is pretty awesome. I couldn't believe the amount of figures that came with it. It plays great as well, not too many changes for us veterans but enough to freshen up the game a bit. The new survivors are great too.
      Poppy is a very cute little girl, she already knows how to melt my heart.
      The picture with the cop was just my little joke, glad you liked it.

      Delete
  6. More hour of endless Zombicide fun - see you at Xams maybe ? -There looks to be a lot there to keep you going that long and what with puppy training too... well you get my drift.
    Nice paintjobs on the ew arrivals btw.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joe.
      Yes many hours of Zombicide fun and many more hours of painting. I was a little worried about how much this will impact on my ATZ progress but so many things cross over I might be OK.

      Delete
  7. Congrats on the new addition, Bob. As you say, too cute.

    The skinners look great. A nice muted, dirty quality to their colors, like they've been out in the elements for a while.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Finch.
      She's a little angel.

      The backstory to the skinners is that it's been awhile since z-day, so less victims hence the skinnyness and they've been shambling around outside exposed to the elements. I thought that lighter tones might show they've been faded by the elements. A good wash to make them grubby helps too.

      Delete
  8. Wonderful new addition to the family :) we also have a dog called poppy but at 11 yrs old is slightly bigger! Kickstarter package looks a lot of fun and more zombies are always welcome. Have fun with all the new arrivals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks CW.
      Coincedence! Yeah, the kickstarter is great. There's plenty more zombies to come.

      Delete
  9. I love dogs to..... we are going to get one more soooon :)
    More nice looking zombies and survivors great work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Andre.
      We are most definitely dog lovers.
      There's lots more zombies to come.

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. Thanks Mathyoo.
      Always more zombies.

      Delete
  11. Great looking game and figures Bob, love the poses on the two dogs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ray.
      It is a great game and it came with tons of figures.
      The dogs are pretty cool, useful too.

      Delete
  12. Aww what a cutie! Get the inductions to gaming in asap there a good fella! Thanks for the pics there bigger than I thought but still useful I feel. Cool to see you got a some games and Its been nice seeing plenty of ks packages landing all over plenty more painting to be done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Simon.
      She's way cute.
      No worries on the pics, I think Zombicide is 32mm rather than 28mm.
      Games have been great fun so far.
      Loads of painting to do.

      Delete
  13. Nice job with the painting and great new guard dog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mike.
      The new zombies are nice to paint and the guard dog is settling in nicely.

      Delete
  14. Awwwwwwwwwww ... sooooo cute! Look at those eyes! The dog not the zombie. Nice work on the zombies by the way in not obscuring the details of the bones showing through skin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      She's a real cutie. These zombies are really skinny so lots of bones showing through skin.

      Delete