Thursday 29 March 2018

Zombicide Deadeye Walkers: Skeleton Hordes for your Dungeon

The Adventurers battle the first wave of a horde of mindless skeletons

Running into hordes of mindless skeletons are hallmarks of dungeon crawls.  In these situations, the party's cleric shines, with her ability to turn these undead foes.  The fighters step forward, providing a protective shield around the cleric so that she could draw her powers from her deity to work her magic against these foes.

"Lass, put away your bow", the veteran dwarf says to his young henchman.  "I have fought these foes before.  Arrows are ineffective against this enemy.  Draw your warhammer instead."

The defiant dwarf stands ready for the wave of skeletons

If you are playing your dungeon crawl on a tabletop, encounters will a mob skeletons could involve twenty or more skeleton miniatures.  This could cost you a pretty penny (as RPG Gamers there's always a new rule book we want to buy).

An affordable way to field a mob of high quality skeleton miniatures is the Deadeye Walkers box set from Guillotine Games' Zombicide board game.  As with all of the Zombicide products, the Deadeye Walkers are of the highest quality.

I paid around $30 Canadian for my box of Deadeye Walkers.  The box contains 21 skeleton miniatures, in three different sculpts (there are seven of each sculpt).  This works out to roughly $1.50 per figure.

You may notice the box in the background says 20 miniatures.  There were
in fact 21 miniatures included.  This was likely an older version of the box, 
as the box on the Zombicide site lists 21 miniatures.

I glued my painted miniatures on a 30mm base.

If you are a Game Master who wants to quickly get his or her miniatures on the table, with the minimum amount of prep, then these miniatures are ideal for you.  The skeletons are ready to use right out of the box; no assembling or gluing required.  Each of the skeletons sits on a 25mm round base, which makes these miniatures ideal for the 1 inch gridded gaming mat.

Size comparison left to right: well-known miniatures company, deadeye walker,  
deadeye walker glued onto a gaming base, Reaper miniatures. 

The deadeye walkers are of the 32mm scale.  In terms of size and scale, they scale well with Reapers Miniatures line of fantasy miniatures.  However, they may be slightly big in comparisons to other 25/28mm miniature manufacturer ranges.

Reaper Miniatures engage the Deadeye Walkers

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