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i got a box of zombies today for christmas and i dont have the army book yet but im getting it asap.
im very excited lol and want to put them together and paint them but i dont know which weapons to put on them, not know if one weapon is better than the other and ya bascially should i give them like all spears or what?
Zombies are braindead which is why they suck as fighters. They always go last and their WS barely registers on the "to hit" table. But you still gotta have 'em. According to rules, they carry only hand weapons. They can't upgrade to spears, so I guess if you're concerned about your models actually having what their rule sheets call for, you gotta ditch the pitchforks. Problem is, the pitchforks look so cool, especially with some gory bits puttied onto the prongs. On the other hand, I think that the Sylvanian army allows spears, or halberds, or something. And maybe other appendix armies, too. You could go for a mix of weapons, too. I mean, how can you pass up the zombie that's swinging a human leg instead of a sword?
But remember, they cause fear. That's their big advantage, especially when they're massed in large numbers, or being summoned up behind the enemy's rear ranks. So you wanna make 'em look real scary, kinda like my ex-wife's mother-in-law when she'd had too many pain pills.
They look great with blood splattered on them. I don't know what other players out there do, but I take an used, cheap toothbrush and flick red paint onto the models. It gives them that I just ate your granny's brains look.
Okay, I didn't mean to go into the zombie spiel that much. Sorry guys and gals.
Hope that helped, Macragge.
Yeah all zombie weapons just count as hand weapons so give them whatever looks cool, they are a shambling bunch fighting with whatever they can. The Sylvanian ones can be equiped with other stuff though, make a few models with spears to put in the front if you think you will want them. They still don't kill anything so its hardly woth it anyway.