Here’s my Necromancer’s Zombie. He keeps getting summoned every game, so I needed a dedicated mini for him and dug out an old GW Zombie to put together.
I twas trying to name (and re-name) him, but my Zombies die or get re-summoned so often, that it was a chore coming up with new names all the time.
I had fun painting him though, following some tips from a GW vid. I think I would go a bit greener next time or choose some different colors. This also might be the first non-Blood Bowl Zombie I’ve ever painted!
These old GW Zombies are a little goofy looking, but I still kind of like them. The old models were much easier to customize and mix/match parts which is pretty fun.
I didn’t get many pictures this time around, but here’s the rundown.
I setup the board for us again. Since I knew the scenario called for Wraiths (see last week’s post), I put down some tombstones in the center to make something like a small graveyard. Added the usual ruined building pieces and a few snowy trees I had picked up and based. The scenario was a Wraith guarding the central treasure, but additional Wraiths might pop up when other treasures are picked up. You also have to make a Will save when you have a treasure or start moving back towards the center. Like a ghostly summoning. That proved a bit tricky for us.
So last time around, my Son had stomped my team. We were missing some spell power from our Apprentice dying and also meant we couldn’t do anything during the ‘Apprentice phase’ during the turn order.
Combine that with the Wraiths seeming to want to only attack me, and I didn’t fare that well. My son got the central treasure plus 2 more, and I managed to get out with 2 treasures. Unfortunately that wasn’t enough to buy back another Apprentice, so next game won’t be ideal either.
The one dumb mistake I made, was summoning a zombie at the start. You can only control one creature at a time, and I had thought about using Control Undead to net me a Wraith. Well, I figured I’d just get rid of the Zombie by sending him to fight a Wraith and then I could cast Control Undead. Nope, it took me 2 turns to get the Wraith/Zombie to start fighting, and then my Zombie refused to die (again).
Oh well, it was still fun and an interesting encounter. Combined with having the right monster minis for once, made it pretty nice all and all.
Next Up: Blood Bowl for reals!