Time to review the third type of zombie from the Zombicide board-game - the Fatties. These obese zombies are a lot tougher than the Walker and Runner types. It takes two wounds to kill a Fattie and it is an all or nothing deal. If you have a weapon that only inflicts one point of damage, Fatties just shrug it off. You have to be armed with a weapon that inflicts two points of damage to kill a Fattie. As if this wasn't bad enough, whenever a Fattie arrives on the board at a Spawn Point, it brings with him, two Walkers. So now you're facing three zombies instead of just one. Fatties are quite a threat to the survivors. Fortunately, they are quite rare and there are only 8 in the game, all the same sculpt. Here are the first four that I've painted.
The Fattie at the far left has a wound to the right side of his belly. He wears orange coveralls, suggesting he might have been a former prisoner. Incidentally, this is the colour scheme of the Fattie that is illustrated in the rulebook.
To his left is a Fattie wearing dark grey coveralls. He shows no wounds but his hands are smeared in blood and blood has trickled from his mouth when he fed on a victim.
At the far right of this group is an African/American Fattie and he too, has been feeding upon a victim. I gave him orange overalls just like the first Fattie in line but his gloves are black, not leather coloured.
I must admit that I love these sculpts. I have always had a soft spot for obese zombies and these are so cool. For once, I cannot criticise the sculpting of them. They are damned near perfect.
Until I bought the Zombicide game, I always associated the term "Fatties" with the world of Judge Dredd. Now Mega City One Fatties really are obese. Just think of the legendary "Two Ton Tony" Tubbs! Yes, that was his weight! These guys might not match up to the obesity levels of their futuristic namesakes, but I still like them.