My order from Warlord Games arrived in good time and I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of their product.
Project Z is their Zombie game and range and although I am not really interested in buying the game as I already have a chosen ruleset I did want to look at the figures and paints.
Firstly the paints, £19.99 for a combination of 10 pots of paint and washes plus a brush. This is pretty cheap and although the paints seem to have less pigment than Vallejo they are a very useful mix and not just for your medieval Zeds. Instructions on the bottle read shake well so maybe I did just not shake enough to get a good mix......?
Next I opened the figures which I believe originated as Wargames Factory products until Warlord bought them out. Now I have all the old WF boxes and I have to say Warlord have transformed the figures onto a higher level of quality. All the zombies have deeper and more realistic detail and there are a few new sculpts in the box too. I particularly like the old dude holding onto his drip feed trolley....I have painted him as a survivor as he will be perfect as a scenario objective.
The pic is a work in progress as he is still waiting for some highlights but you can see the character the little model possess'. some of the female zombies are pretty hot (wierd but true) and I think a box of figures to form civilians going about their daily lives would be really useful incase anyone from Warlord is reading? There would be many uses for that box.....
The Special Operations team is fantastic and comes with options to create US, Russian or Brits, obviously I created a British squad but gave the sniper an M-4 variant as squaddies love to try out new toys....sorry kit.
Both boxes came with some good quality cards for the Warlord tabletop game but they are of little use to me unless I ever cave in and buy the game. I really would recommend these producys to anyone interested in zombie games or modern 28mm. My shelves now hold over 60 Zeds and counting, they are so easy to paint and they are so different it really is hard to stop collecting them.
Keep blogging....I need you ideas!