The actual game will be a good number of weeks off, but I thought I would post some details as a teaser, and see how many potential players change their minds about playing once they see the setting.
Those players that are members of "the Board of the Living Lead" could probably guess what the setting will be, as there was a bit of talk concerning what I have in mind just after Christmas.
So, to put you all out of your misery, the game is a WW2 Pacific theatre theme.
The players will take on the role of an Australian infantry section some where in the Pacific.
This was the reason why there is only enough positions for ten players - an infantry section has ten men.
As the players will be controlling soldiers, one player needs to take the role of the Corporal, and another that of the Lance Corporal.
I am hoping some players will step up for these roles, but if they don't I will 'stab' two volunteers to do the job... and I have two in mind already. Should, in the unlikely event, a number of volunteers come forth, I will 'stab' those I have in mind to get rid of any arguments.
To make it fair as to who gets what soldier I will randomly allocate the figures to players when the time comes, with the exception of the NCOs.
Now that you know who/what the players will be controlling, it should be easy to deduce what the zombies will be.
I have just received some of Company B's Japanese zombies and they will play the part of the enemy for the game.
The game wont begin until I have painted the zombies and created the map, and given the way I am painting at the moment it will most likely be at least a month before the game can start.
So - of those that nominated to play the game now have the chance to pull out if they find the setting not to their liking. Any takers to sit out this game?
The people that expressed an interest in playing were:
Shintokamikaze (appropriate name given the circumstances)
For those that want to play; you need to come up with a name for your soldier.
I will award victory points for those coming up with good Aussie names; but I will have a penalty for those going over the top when naming. So those wanting to be known as Croc. Dundee or S. Irwin etc will most likely be eaten early in the game.
Pick a name that is nothing close to Australian and, you guessed it, 'nom nom nom'.
(Hint - google can be your friend with the right search parameters)
As for the rules - I will be using a modified version of the Bolt Action rules which are very simply to play. Don't worry if you don't have the rules as you only need to give orders and I do all the rest of the work.