Zombie Outbreak

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Oct 7th, 2014
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Mantic’s webshop is overrun with zombies!
Seems this time of year this sort of thing happens a lot… I wonder if there’s a connection…

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From the announcement:

Zombies. The brain-dead scourge of mankind have returned to wreak havoc, feasting on the flesh of the living.

New and affordable multi-part hard plastic sci-fi zombies!

The new 28mm scale Plague Zombies combine military-themed components with a mix of civilian and science team figures to create a diverse horde of Plague-ridden, shambling zombies, perfect for your sci-fi wargame of choice.

The kit has been designed to be flexible enough to be suitable for any sci-fi game, from commanding the plague-ridden legions in a mass-battle sci-fi wargame to fighting against the scourge in your zombie-killing game of choice.

As well as the individual sprue (just to give you some bits to convert your figures with!) and the set of 20 Plague Zombies, we also considered that you can’t just have a few zombies. You need lots of zombies to build a horde.

So in true Mantic fashion we’ve put together a humongous, great-value-for-money bundle of Zombie sprues, where you can build over 75 figures!

The new Plague Zombies have the same fittings as our Kings of War fantasy Zombies and Ghouls, and with this bundle you can combine the sci-fi zombie sprues with the ghouls and Kings of War zombies to convert and customise your figures with the legs, heads and arms for even more variety and flexibility amongst your horde!

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  • 4tonmantis

    I’m normally pretty hard on Mantic, but I do own some of these and they are part of the reason I’m not upset about how horrible I personally find Deadzone and the restic miniatures that are associated with it. Part of that is that these are hard plastic and not restic, but moreover, Mantic made visible efforts to ensure that there were hard details in these miniatures and that they were interesting enough to actually warrant putting them together. Aside from the Mantic Tiny Feet Syndrome, the anatomy is convincing(ish) and the poses are really nice. The only problem I see with them is that some of the poses and models are actually keyed, meaning you really don’t get a choice as to how the model is posed, so you will end up with extremely similar models (dupes) in your horde. Likewise, many of the parts are socketed if they aren’t keyed and this creates other limitations in assembly. There are options for putty on a few of the figures though so you can work in some variety if you’re clever. Also, because they are hard plastic you can use plastic weld or hobby acetate variations to expand your possibilities a bit. If you want sci-fi zombies and don’t mind the stuff I mentioned, I suggest picking these up. Outside of the Sedition Wars figures from the boxed set, this is probably the best deal you’ll find on something like this.