In December of 2015, just before Christmas, I received my boxed set of Zombicide: Black Plague, an expansion for the popular zombie apocalypse board-game. Only this time, instead of being set in the contemporary era, Guillotine Games set this expansion in medieval times in a fantasy setting. When and where it takes place is undefined. I recently finished painting all of the 71 figures that came with the game (6 Survivors and 65 Zombies) and I'll be reviewing them all over the next few weeks. I'll start off by featuring the 6 Heroes of the game.
Next up is the human Wizard called Baldric. It is hard not to associate such a named character with the oafish, Baldrick from the Blackadder TV series, but note the different spelling of his name. Rather appropriately, Baldric's starting Skill is Spellcaster, which grants him a free Action per Turn, which may only be used for a Magic Action or Enhancement Action. I usually find in my games of Zombicide: Black Plague that Baldric almost always kills the most Zombies in a game. Magic is very powerful!
This being a fantasy setting, other races apart from humans exist. Samson is a dwarf blacksmith with a deep hatred of the Zombie scourge. As befits the archetypal dwarf fighter, he is very tough and tenacious. His starting Skill is Iron Hide, which allows him to make armour rolls with a 5+ Armour value, even when he does not wear an Armour item on his body slot. Wearing Armour, Samson adds 1 to the result of each die he rolls for Armour rolls. The maximum result will always be 6.