Sticking with the the theme of Gangers to use in your zombie apocalypse games here's a look at two packs of Yardie Gangstas from Wargames Foundry 28mm scale Street Violence range - SV051 Doc Friday's Yardies and SV027 Garfield's Yardies.
Now we come to his entourage, starting with his most trusted lieutenant, Eugene Mayfield. Eugene is armed with a pump-action shotgun with underslung torch and has a 5.56mm Colt Commando assault rifle slung over his right shoulder. He wears a long leather coat that trails all the way down to the ground. I made him Doc Friday's second in command because he has an alert look about him, plus he is exceptionally well armed.
In the centre of the group is Curtis "Chucky" Brown. He is also armed with a 5.56mm Colt Commando assault rifle. He is dressed in a combination of combat pants and casual clothing and it seems unlikely that he'll ever rise above the rank of foot soldier.
Gideon Downie is the name of the tall guy dressed in faded denims. Just check out the length of his dreadlocks, which run all the way down his back! He is armed with one of my favourite assault rifles - the 7.62mm Heckler and Koch G3. I'm a fan of most Heckler and Koch firearms. Slung over his right shoulder is a disposable rocket launcher, so he's toting some serious firepower!
The only female in this group of figures is called Sharelle Lawrence. I should point out that the names of these Yardie Gangstas are a combination of those given to them by Foundry (either a first name or surname or in the case of Chucky, a nickname) and those that I have added to them. Sharelle, wearing a long leather overcoat and a massive hat is armed with some kind of sniper's rifle fitted with scopesight. I'm afraid I can't identify what make the rifle is as I'm not too knowledgable about sniper rifles. She also has a pistol sticking out of the left side pocket of her overcoat.
Next up is Winston Taylor, a standard foot soldier armed with just a 9mm Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun. He has a pair of headphones, which are plugged into a large "boom box" that is slung over his right shoulder. At least he has the good sense to listen to his music through his headphones.
Such is not the case with the next Yardie in line, "Jammin' Trevor" Warren. His "boom box" is much bigger than Winston's and he has hoisted it up to his shoulder. His weapon of choice is a variant of the 5.56mm Steyr AUG assault rifle. Note that his dreadlocks are as long as than those on "Chucky." He wears denim dungarees and a denim jacket. His sunglasses have been shoved up to his hairline, presumably to make him look cool.
Delilah Griffiths, the first of two females in this group, was painted as a blonde-haired Caucasian woman on the Foundry website. Not for me, I thought. She has to be a native, dark-skinned Jamaican, just like the rest of the gang. She stands in a relaxing pose, holding a 9mm Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun. Note that she also has a pistol in a holster strapped to her right thigh. Her fishnet tights are as badly holed as those worn by the Scabies Punks that I reviewed last time and were "painted" using the same method.
Finally, is Rosemary Climbie, a hard-faced woman who is primed ready for action. She holds a katana in her right hand and a 9mm Heckler and Koch MP5KA5 machine pistol in her left hand. You can tell she means business because she has rolled up the sleeves of her long leather coat. Her thigh length leather boots and cropped catsuit are a kinky addition to her wardrobe. I wouldn't want to mess with her!
Each set of five figures costs £10.00 from the Wargame Foundry website. I must admit that I don't know how big a threat the Yardies are in America. Certainly, they are prevalent in the UK, especially in London. Whatever the truth is, I will certainly use them as one of the gangs of Mayhem City in my own ATZ campaign. I'd question whether these are true 28mm scale figures, as they all seem larger than that but they are not too oversized and are well worth checking out.