Tuesday, 16 October 2012

SELWG Zombies!

As I mentioned a zombie game at SELWG yesterday I thought I should cover it in more detail. The game was in the main hall and run by the SEEMS club (South East Essex Military Society, Web site: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/SEEMS/) Only met them in passing, but they were very approachable on the day. And as it was a Zombie game I thought it deserved a special mention. Firstly the two I did talk to were not aware that there was a Zombie Bloggers Association (ZBA), but at least they do now.
The game was a participation game set in an alternative WW2 where Britain had been invaded by the Germans and somehow zombies had come into being. They did not have any hand outs or I would have nabbed one, but they had a very brief historical recap of how the Zombie Virus and Germans had managed to arrive in England. Not that I was so keen on the details I just wanted BRAINS! If you have very good eyesight you should be able to pick up some details from the history to the right. If like me your eyesight is not so good or if you don't want to read it that's OK I did not on the day either.

I am not sure of the rules they were using but it was a "you-go-I-go" Mechanic and being participation was bound to be quite simple. The game, like so many participation games, suffered from the Wargames creche syndrome, by that I mean younger players were playing perhaps dumped there by parents who wanted to spend their cash without being pestered to buy "Chaos spiky ninja space troopers" or some such. I mean no offence to of GW games, oh who am I kidding yes I do!.
A nice board, obviously using things from other club games, which I applaud. The buildings for example are from PCM (PMC I forget which) that you can get straight from eBay at a reasonable price and do a very good job. You can see by the bases of the trees that they are from another game as well. Let's be blunt we all use what we have and what we are familiar with so I think it's really good that they did not go overboard and instead represented a more achievable looking game.

Most of the action, (when I was stood at the game) seemed to be centred around the ruined buildings with the forces of Good (the British of course) both exploring and defending the area.

A couple more close up pics just to show a little more detail and to prevent eyestrain.

Lastly for today, I would like to thank Fran the angry (hedge hugger) Lurker for giving me one of the "Posties Reject" d6. I am told that I have been entered in the draw, for both his a Rays, competition despite the fact that I asked not to be. They both said tough and that I was in it. Which is really nice of them and I do appreciate it. So thanks guys. I am sure you have already come across their blogs, but just on the off chance that you haven't. Fran at
http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/  and  Ray at http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/


That's it for today I shall do a very brief post tomorrow, just to get back into the rhythm I had established. This was a special post for the ZBA.
So that's it for today take care roll dice, laugh and avoid hedges.

Post Script: Postie has asked me to mention Hedge Hugging and Fran a few times on different Blogs. And a promise is a promise so I consider it done now, at least until Fran posts next!

All the best Clint

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pics Clint. Was it 20 or 28 mil? I can't really tell ... and did the creche members have fun?

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    1. 28mm and I think they had fun. They were noisy enough!

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    2. Always a good sign! (unless you're next to them of course ... ) So the zed-gaming infection spreads! and well done for spreading the word of the ZBA!

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  2. That looks rather good, Clint. I wish I'd been there to give it a closer look. Good for you on spreading the word about the ZBA.

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    1. Thanks mate. No reason not to menton the ZBA. At the worst they think i'm a **** and do nothing at the best a few more join the ZBA. I can live with either result!

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  3. Kiss my hedge hugging ass, well attended and popular game it was!

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    1. Thanks for the Dice Mate, very much appreciated. And have a good night at work with Ray.

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  4. T'was a great looking game Clint! And thanks for the link back, wonder who's gonna win?????

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    1. Everyone will win. Because for a short while everyone will feel they have a chance and that will lift their spirits. So everyone wins.

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  5. Great close up photos! Thanks for this. Also the history was quite a read ( zoom in on chrome is your friend! ). Glad you had fun with it, though downside with the daycare mentality. Argh to that..

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    1. Not my game so no hassle to me at all. But as a zombie Blogger I have a special liking for zombie games. Which is why I posted this one seperatly.

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  6. Thats a great looking game there and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Good looking game, thanks for the pics.

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