|Vampirella and scary giant bat by John Bolton|
Mathyoo and I played a lot of zombie games but sadly, we did not get to play ATZ-FFO. We both agreed that it would take too long to set up and play. In a way, this was a shame as i am sure I could have persuaded him what a great game it is, but on the other hand, we did play a lot of Zombicide games, with both of us becoming addicted to the game. We managed to play eight of the scenarios in the rulebook. We also played a few games of Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games and Car Wars the Card Game, also by Steve Jackson Games, both of which could be played quickly in a matter of minutes.
I plan on doing a lot of posts about Zombicide next month, including a detailed review of the game as well as lots of photos and reviews of the figures that I've painted for the game. May will be Zombicide month.
By the end of his stay, Mathyoo had become an adopted Geordie (a resident of Newcastle) thanks to the teachings of Joe and me. He now knows what plodging is and what a stottie is!
On the painting front, I am currently painting the fourth and final batch of 25 zombies from my Victory Force 28mm scale zombie horde set 1. These have been waiting to get painted for far too long. Once they are done I'll be able to fill quite a few posts as I review all 100 figures from this horde.
In other news, Ed from THW has announced that he is going to do an ATZ crowd funding project. Initially I was sceptical about this as he was offering zombie figures, survivor figures and buildings in 15mm scale, which immediately put me off. But I received this notification from him recently -
"Just an update, looks like a May 1st launch. Will include humans, their zombie counterparts, smart zombies, ragers, city deck, zombie deck, supplement for ATZ and rumors of vampires, werewolf, and mages plus rules for them."
Extra rules for ATZ, vampires and werewolves has me very interested, so I'll probably end up funding it.
In my Monthly Musings for 2013 I haven't mentioned any films I have seen at the cinema and I haven't said too much about what novels I've been reading. The reason for the lack of cinema news is that I haven't been to the cinema this year. I've missed a few films that I wanted to see due to being snowed in. Have I mentioned how much I hate snow? I am hoping to see the remake of The Evil Dead and possibly, Iron Man 3 next week. As for my reading, I have read a lot of crime thrillers recently, which were not worthy of mention in a blog dedicated to the undead. However, I have started reading A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison. This is volume 10 of her Rachel Morgan series and I am a huge fan of the series. Rachel is a witch who lives with a female vampire and a family of pixies in Cincinnati. Supernatural creatures live openly alongside humanity in this world. I have little doubt that I shall enjoy reading Rachel's further adventures, as the series is going from strength to strength.
That's all for this month. Take care, folks.