For my sins I’m a big horror film fan, especially the sleazy 70s/80s exploitation ones; I’m also old enough to remember the bad old days when Britain’s films were heavily censored…
… accordingly, when I saw this model I had to get it. It reminded me of one of my favourite Zombie films and would be perfect for an oft talked about campaign I want to run.
Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombi 2 (Lucio Fulci, 1979) was to serve as a sequel of sorts to the Night of the Living Dead. It was quite notorious in its day for its gore and became added to the “Video Nasties” list in the early 80s in the UK.
In one scene a topless woman is shown preparing for and then undertaking a scuba dive… so far so typical of that sort of film… sure enough a shark is shown approaching closer and closer to the woman. Seeing it she feels to find and underwater Zombie shuffling along the seabed. The shark and Zombie then have a massive underwater fight allowing the woman to escape….
So how does this fit into a wargames campaign? Well, Evan and I have long planneda Zombie Survivors type campaign wher we ewach run rival groups of survivors holed up somewhere trying to make it through the apocalypse. His group was to live aboard a large boat that he has made, mine in a prison… So I mashed the film together with the campaign idea and figured that the Zombies can go in the water and fight the aquatic life so perhaps the shark became a Zombieshark and I could use it to menace Evan’s survivors on their boat.
Well that was the excuse for buying the model and I’m sticking to it.
The model is a Reaper Bones one; they do a few more large fish ones that I may well get to go along with this one, I’m sure I could work those into the campaign too.