With the start of the new academic year looming into view, and its subsequent curtailing of hobby time, I was desperate to complete one more Zombicide Black Plague survivor. When Messrs. Templar and Feb visited Awdry Towers earlier in the month we stumbled across a hugely effective combination of survivors. Both Gentlemen have documented their thoughts and reasons behind their choices and I was determined to honour those chosen few by promoting them up the painting queue.
Genevieve is the last of the team and was brought to the table by 'Bullcher Feb' who quite rightly identified that her starting skill of +1 Damage: Ranged meant that she was able to give out a lot of punishment from the start of the game without necessarily closing with the enemy, vital for taking down larger adversaries or covering any retreat.
A compatriot of Klom form the Paul Bonner special guest box, Genevieve is another cracking little sculpt. With her fearsome looking crossbow and heavily padded gambeson she looks ready to take on the shambling horde. Her official fluff reads as follows: Genevieve is taking absolutely no guff from anyone. When the zombies attacked her home in the dead of night, she held them off while still in her nightclothes. Now that she’s in her armor and well-armed, it’s going to take a siege engine to stop her. Genevieve is a crack shot with her crossbow. She can take down a man, a boar, or a zombie from fifty yards. If they manage to get too close to shoot, she has been known to take a head clear off with her machete. Genevieve is in this war to win it.
So Genevieve completes my group and survivors and the goal is now to work through the scenarios in the core box before moving on to the Wulfsburg expansion and benefitting from all manner of additional weaponry. All is going reasonably well, but a couple of games have had to be re-run as my enthusiasm for progress often places survivors in unnecessary danger. This coupled with my re-reading of a couple of rules, most notably the extra activation awarded to a certain type of zombie if none are available to add to the board, has seen unfortunate fatalities in the dying throes of the game. Still Zombicide Black Blague continues to prove a most welcome diversion and it has been wonderful to actually play a couple of games with painted miniatures finally.