When my computer died a couple of weeks ago I had a load of free time on my hands. One of the things I did whilst my computer was being repaired was take lots of photos. A few years ago, an American-based figures company, Victory Force, had a sale on in which you could buy a horde of 100 28mm scale zombie miniatures. I forget how much they were but I bought them, painted them and never got round to photographing them. Shame on me! Well, that oversight on my part has been rectified and over the next few weeks I'm going to showcase my complete Victory Force zombie horde.
I'll tell you right now that these are not the best sculpted zombies you'll see. They are rather crude when compared to the likes of Studio Minis or Zombicide's zombies. Also, no pun intended, they are rather lifeless as they lack animation and appear very static. But this doesn't bother me. These figures are meant to represent a horde. They are not meant to be personality zombies (although thanks to my paintwork, some most certainly are personalities!). As horde zombies they work very well. Put your best looking zombies from other ranges in front of them, sit back and say, "yes, now that's what I call a horde!" Let's take a look at the first twenty. In this zombie horde the males outnumber the females by three to one. I have tried to group them so each set of five share a common theme. For the most part this tactic works well.
Mum 2 is another African//American. Her brightly coloured blouse has been stained with blood from a bite to her neck. She was also bitten in the lower right leg.
Mum 3 worked as a secretary before a zombie bit her in the left shoulder and transformed her into one of the walking dead. She was a bit of a rebel, having dyed her hair bright red and shaved her hair from around her ears.
Mum 5, at the far right, has broken her left arm at the elbow, which is why it hangs at an odd angle. Blood smears around her mouth indicate she has been feeding recently.
Hoodie 2 is also wearing a Onesie and a scarf. He has a bite on the side of his right thigh and both of his hands are smeared with blood.
Finally, Hoodie 5 is an African/American who wears a black hoodie over a red sweatshirt. He got shot in the centre of his chest
Biker 2 is a muscular African/American, who has also been stabbed in the upper chest and presumably bled to death.
Biker 3 is another aged biker. He is clearly overweight and has been clawed across his stomach, bitten in the right leg and bitten in the right arm.
Biker 5 is the only one wearing a leather jacket. He has also lost his right arm just below the elbow.
Negro 2 was an office worker who suffered a small cut to his right thigh and a large bite to his left thigh. His hands are smeared with blood and blood around his mouth and neck suggests he has been feeding recently.
Negro 3 was another office worker. He died of blood loss when his right arm was torn off at the elbow.
Negro 5 is dressed in smart casual clothing and has suffered a massive bite wound to his left thigh, which has bled profusely.