One of my 2019 projects was to paint up a bunch of Nazi Zombies for our yearly Weird War II game at Council of Five Nations. I picked up a couple boxes of Studio Miniatures Die Verdammten, plastic Nazi Zombies. At the time they had a bundle that included two twenty zombie boxes, some alternate metal heads and a metal Nazi officer mini. I was excited to have cheap ‘multi-pose’ plastic miniatures so I could fill the table without breaking the bank.
While they’re technically multi-pose there is only two bodies, one alternate head and three sets of arms per sprue, so the actual range of poses is limited. I used the alternate heads and left over bits from my Warlord figures to increase the variety. The Warlord figure were also very usefully for using up the left over arm and head bits from the Zombie sprues, leaving little waste and ‘fleshing’ out the horde.
In order to speed up placing and moving a horde I made several multi-based groups, sing 40mm and 60mm bases, three or five to a base. I was not looking forward to grabbing fist fulls of minis to move them quickly.
The poses tend to be stiff and awkward, but they’re zombies so it’s not that big of a deal. The torsos have an acceptable amount of detail, with buttons, belts, torn clothes etc… The details can be soft in spots but is generally pretty good, considering the price and the (mostly) single piece construction it’s hard to complain about it.
I’m planning on picking up some more this year, partially to finish the horde and partially to get some parts so I can make US zombie troops. They’re well worth the price!