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Run from the Dead

When I first began exploring the world of tabletop miniatures gaming in early 2016, one of the several possibilities that piqued my curiosity was the idea of staging games in a zombie-infested survival/apocalypse setting. Since my first terrifying encounters with the George Romero movies Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I've had a special fondness for stories involving small bands of hunted humans surviving the zombie hordes.

I also knew, however, that most of my miniatures gaming was going to be in other settings (fantasy realms or early 20th century locales suitable for pulp adventure and Lovecraftian games). The idea of accumulating all of the necessary terrain and figures for a modern setting was daunting until I discovered that many people play these games out at 15mm instead of 28mm. Not only would this scale be a lot cheaper for acquiring the miniatures and having them painted, but it meant I could reduce the storage commitmen…