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Title: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 11, 2017, 09:48:29 PM
Hi Guys,

I have just bought the Warlord Zombie game and wondered if anyone out there has any hints or tips?

Ideally I would like a dedicated board-should this be 2 or 3 foot square?

In the past I have used the Frothers Arse rules which are just great so the asking price was worth it for the figures alone....what have you Chaps been doing with your sets?
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: dadlamassu on February 11, 2017, 10:08:34 PM
We have found Project Z quite a reasonable game though some mechanics take a bit getting used to.  We play it regularly - Grandad (me), our son and our grandchildren.  We have a few house rules/changes so that we can use some of our other figures.  Our games are usually 4 feet by 3 feet though smaller games are better for starting out.   I would say that 2 feet square is a bit small once you get used to the rules.  We do not use dedicated boards for our games so cannot advise on that. 

Some of our modes are here http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=94263.0 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=94263.0)

Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 11, 2017, 10:19:26 PM
Thanks dadlamassu! I just read your post about the game-a great idea to get the family involved! I will go for the 3 foot square board for the moment, I already have zeds from this company and zombicide so there will be a bit of mixing.

Thanks again for the link and the info.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: dinohunterpoa on February 12, 2017, 03:06:49 AM
I really don't like the rules, but the Project Z bikers are very nice!

(http://www.warlordgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/bikers-600x309.jpg)


I would use them with Mantic's The Walking Dead: All Out War game; free rules here: http://www.manticgames.com/free-rules.html (http://www.manticgames.com/free-rules.html)

 ;)

Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 12, 2017, 09:05:22 AM
Thanks for the link Dino....I may end up buying the Mantic set for the rules and game board. The bikers do look good...Warlord certainly have improved on Wargames Factory stuff
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Sbloom141 on February 12, 2017, 09:16:45 AM
I have a reasonably large horde of zombies from when the moulds were owned by WGF.

The female zombie sculpts are brilliant. The males were not so good, but work well as a horde. I'd be interested in getting some at some point.

I have a few of the male and female survivors also. WGF were very generous with them, with 3 sprues to a box. So lots of conversion. I even made one trench coat guy into a Han Solo for a Star Wars imperial assault campaign!

The bikers were on the cusp of being released by WGF if I remember rightly. I would like a box of those too.

The rules don't particularly interest me too much.

I'm also disappointed that the models don't scale particularly well with Mantic's TWD which I'm loving at the moment. Well, the old zombies don't, anyway.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 12, 2017, 09:32:55 AM
The new male zombies scale quite well, but are not quite in the graphic novel style of TWD.
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hpSCAjC4pIY/WDH1CgEfFKI/AAAAAAAABms/yZJTgk_3xBAqxbIljSzQejUhsEFy3HDOACLcB/s1600/walkingdead1.png)

I picked up the box set at Salute, the rules and cards were not quite right.

The rules are available from Warlord's website, and if you have bad cards,  email them and they will send you replacements (tell them which ones are bad).

I bought the Factory box sets as they came out, the reissues are more expensive. Unfortunately the figures build into very distinctive models, which is a disadvantage if you are building lots of them. The fat woman with RPG is both a bad figure and not very convertible.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 12, 2017, 09:49:56 AM
TWD figures are very nice! I wonder if their zombies will ever be released as a seperate set?
The chap in the middle is interesting, who makes him please?
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 12, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
TWD figures are very nice! I wonder if their zombies will ever be released as a seperate set?
The chap in the middle is interesting, who makes him please?


He is the Crooked Dice William Killian (Killian) figure.

http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/in-praise-of-william-killan.html (http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/in-praise-of-william-killan.html)

He may not be currently available, but hopefully he will return (like Heresy's Girl in some clothes) at some point (possibly added to a new mould).
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 12, 2017, 01:11:41 PM
Thanks for the info Ultra-hard to believe but I have never looked at Crooked Dice before! What a useful website!
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 12, 2017, 02:04:00 PM
Thanks for the info Ultra-hard to believe but I have never looked at Crooked Dice before! What a useful website!
Your wallet will hate me...


I have two magicians for Frostgrave to build from Crooked Dice figures...
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 12, 2017, 04:05:46 PM
Haha your not wrong! What an interesting site.....I have a little book to keep a list of my wants in and a new page has now been started. Thanks again for the link
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Sir_Theo on February 12, 2017, 04:15:29 PM
TWD figures are very nice! I wonder if their zombies will ever be released as a seperate set?
The chap in the middle is interesting, who makes him please?


You can get some of them separately already

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/the-walking-dead/boosters/product/walker-booster.html

Not sure if you'll see the other sculpts released separately in a similar way. They are lovely models. TWD stuff are Mantics best models by some way IMO
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 12, 2017, 05:18:35 PM
There is a PDF with the wave 1 releases (and a poster in the Days Gone By expansion set), though the PDF lists non figures as well.
http://www.manticgames.com/SiteData/Root/File/FREE%20RULES/TWD%20-%20AoW%20-%20Component%20List%20Wave%201.pdf (http://www.manticgames.com/SiteData/Root/File/FREE%20RULES/TWD%20-%20AoW%20-%20Component%20List%20Wave%201.pdf)
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Manchu on February 12, 2017, 09:46:02 PM
I own two Project S starter boxes and 1-2 of each expansion box plus the recent Specs Ops scenery pack. There is so much value in those boxes, can't recommend them enough. And the ruleset works fine, it just had the misfortune of coming out in sync with Mantic's The Walking Dead miniatures game; more on that below. Project Z is a straightforward gang v gang type game. I plan to expand it with a homebrew Visitor (i.e., "gray" alien) faction in the future.

I have had zero problems with component quality re: Project Z. If there were problems with cards, this has been straightened out as of Q4 2016.

Project Z is more about customizing your gang than clever zombie-maneuvering tactics. It reminds me a lot of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The reverse is true of Mantic's TWD, a game that is really about using the zombies to obstruct and kill your opponent's survivors. It is a really fun game but very different from Project Z.

There is no reason not to get both - both are eminently affordable and the miniatures from each can be used with both!
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 12, 2017, 11:49:36 PM
I love the project z minis, I know they are more work than TWD set but they allow customization of your game. Also as has been said it's a gang v gang game fighting over supplies or whatever, with the zombies there as a hinderance although a lethal hinderance.
I purchased the spec ops set as it allows you to set the minis as a British Army unit your not stuck in America and that for me us a big plus.
As for the rules I know some folk don't like them though I have yet to read a reason why. The game developers wanted players to use there own rules and add scenarios to the game so kept it simple. The minis are not heroic scale more realistic so don't stack up with some other sets. But I don't see it that way either. Anyway welcome aboard and keep us posted with your paintng and game playing.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 14, 2017, 07:49:10 AM
Thanks for the information Chaps. It seems a lot has happened in the Zombie gaming world....next months gaming budget is already spent with the Mantic scenery-I am hoping that the trucks will double as technicals for my modern figures. I will post some pics when the first figures are completed.
Thanks again for the links, so much more that I never realised I "needed"
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 14, 2017, 08:42:51 AM
Be aware that the vehicles have front end damage.

http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/walking-dead-all-out-war-scenery.html (http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/walking-dead-all-out-war-scenery.html)
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Wachaza on February 14, 2017, 10:04:11 AM
I found the paper of the rules and playsheets for project Z to be very thin and prone to damage. Given how anal I am about avoiding folding and creasing these were a pain.

The Walking Dead vehicles are also hollow with no underside which limits their usefulness a bit.

Both are also good games.

Warlord also have some pretty attractive offers on Project Z at the moment.

https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/project-z/
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 14, 2017, 10:58:42 AM
Rather than paying out for the cars that the manufacturers have done raid /$ shops for 1/43 scale or take a mini along. Save yourself a fortune.
This pic is from my local store with a wee bit of work it's ok as terrain
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: spect_spidey on February 14, 2017, 11:48:24 AM
Rather than paying out for the cars that the manufacturers have done raid /$ shops for 1/43 scale or take a mini along. Save yourself a fortune.
This pic is from my local store with a wee bit of work it's ok as terrain

I do not see a picture attached to this post.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 14, 2017, 05:36:57 PM
Loops my bad
(http://)
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 14, 2017, 06:48:36 PM
I found the paper of the rules and playsheets for project Z to be very thin and prone to damage. Given how anal I am about avoiding folding and creasing these were a pain.
You can download and print your own, which is good as the ones in my box were "sub optimal content".
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Wachaza on February 14, 2017, 10:03:25 PM
You can download and print your own, which is good as the ones in my box were "sub optimal content".
Yeah, but I'd quite like the games I buy to have components which will make it through the first game intact. ;)
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 15, 2017, 07:21:57 AM
The Warlord game should arrive today...Jimmy I am loving the pickup! I have a couple similar to this and now I can use your paintwork for reference (I will copy it thanks).

I had not realised that the Mantic trucks were "hollow" or that they had damage. Maybe I will look again at them.

Thanks again for the comments it helps a lot to hear from people who have bought this stuff
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 15, 2017, 09:39:17 AM
Yeah, but I'd quite like the games I buy to have components which will make it through the first game intact. ;)
I fully agree, but then the rules in the box set I bought at Salute were unplayable so are still pristine ^___^.

I must look at the latest version of the rules and the replacement cards sent by the excellent
Warlord Games customer service.

http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/warlord-games-project-z-box.html (http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/warlord-games-project-z-box.html)
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: CarlLeyland on February 15, 2017, 10:10:09 PM
I hope their customer service is excellent Ultra as my box arrived today and it contained no rules and the cards were in French! The little sheet with the game turn was in the box and in English...oh well. The figurea are really nice quality and I downloaded the rules from the website. :-[
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 15, 2017, 10:52:55 PM
I hope their customer service is excellent Ultra as my box arrived today and it contained no rules and the cards were in French! The little sheet with the game turn was in the box and in English...oh well. The figurea are really nice quality and I downloaded the rules from the website. :-[
Email them, have a look at the Warlord forum for details.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: sundayhero on February 15, 2017, 11:07:45 PM
Yeah, but I'd quite like the games I buy to have components which will make it through the first game intact. ;)

You can use clear adhesive sheet (don't know the name in english, "laminated", I think?), and make the rulebooks covers sturdier. It's what I did and no problem so far. I also laminated the reference sheets.

I really like the game (I bought the basic core set), and the ratio price:quality of the product is excellent. I recently ordered the complete french cards set, and I plan to buy the whole range of minis, finally.

 

The zombies and  bikers (and bikes!) are particularly nice. 
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 16, 2017, 07:46:23 AM
I laminated mine, agree that they are not up to the standard of other games, but that's a minor point for me. I bought the game because the minis and game play appealed. So on balance I am very happy with the game and the quality minis.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 16, 2017, 10:06:51 AM
You can use clear adhesive sheet (don't know the name in english, "laminated", I think?), and make the rulebooks covers sturdier. It's what I did and no problem so far. I also laminated the reference sheets.
Ah, a retro-Blue Peter moment, memories of "Sticky back plastic'".

Copy shops often offer lamination services (and home laminators are available).

I put mine in an A4 display book.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 16, 2017, 02:30:05 PM
Do many/any go to the official Facebook page for inspiration?
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: dadlamassu on February 16, 2017, 04:53:22 PM
Do many/any go to the official Facebook page for inspiration?

Used to but it has gone really quiet as the grave.  I check it every so often but been no posts for ages.
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: Jimmyg on February 18, 2017, 02:28:51 PM
(http://)
Another poundland car done for scenery and the lady zombie looking for someone to give her a hand
Title: Re: Warlord Zombie Game
Post by: AKULA on February 18, 2017, 03:29:01 PM
In the past I have used the Frothers Arse rules which are just great

{cough} {splutter}{cough} not Frothers rules....just mine, although I didn't run a Frothers participation at salute using them.

I'm glad you like the rules - I'm actually thinking about a new edition of them, which will be free, just like the original set.

 :)