Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Playtest


As mentioned previously, I am preparing for Cold Wars next week where I will be running the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies game.  In addition to the characters from the novel, it will also include characters from the Aubrey-Maturin books as well as the Sharp series.  A couple of weeks ago, we did a play test with my regular gaming group and it seemed to go pretty well.

As in the novel, the focus of the game is on the romantic travails of the Sisters Bennett with the zombie apocalypse as a mere stumbling block in their pursuit of appropriate husbands. 


The Sisters Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Bennett

The main plot involved the attempted seduction of the youngest sister, Lydia by the scoundrel Mr. Wickham.  Lydia has "eloped" with Wickham, thinking they will marry when in reality, Wickham has much less honorable intentions.  The rest of the zombie-fighting sisters led by the Elizabeth are in pursuit, aided by the wealthy but proud Mr. Darcy who hopes to win Elizabeth's heart.

In the meantime, Britain's military heroes have been recalled to battle England's Strange Plague.


The crew of the HMS Surprise is hard-pressed


That is until they lure the zombies into the path of the Army's rockets and their own powder cart.

Sharp dug in and let the rockets do his fighting.  They proved surprisingly accurate.


In the meantime, the Bennett hoped to use an acquaintance, Mr. Collins, a parson, to marry Lydia and Wickham, once they were apprehended.

The parson's wife is not looking too well.

Mr. Darcy aided by his aunt's ninjas

A damned nuisance for Mr. Wickham's seduction attempt.

The militia find themselves in an awkward position.


A certain lack of quality control at the burning fields.


The Reclaimers claimed

Mr. Darcy convinces Mr. Wickham to do the right thing.

A timely wedding.

A Zombie-off with Lady Catherine




9 comments:

Robert Audin said...

Cold Wars is not in my travel plans to be frank I haven't been to a show in years, but you Sir are making me think about Cold Wars next year!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work Jeff, I'll be sure to stop by.

Foss1066 said...

Your blog just made the rounds of our game group(thus to me) as a high ground of awesomeness!

Well gunned sir, well gunned.

We all lamented on our chaise's that we have the misfortune of living on the sunny west coast, and will not be able to gain honor (and possibly a husband) in such a grand spectacle.

Cheers
Ths

abdul666 said...

So promising that - just as with 'The Resurrection Men' - I (almost) forget and certain forgive it's not set in my beloved mid-18th C.!
Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Phil said...

Excellent! Beautiful pictures and minis, and great write-up!

bogdanwaz said...

Thanks for all the positive comments! If you are at Cold Wars, please stop by. The game will be Friday at 7:00 in the Distelfink Room. For those who can't make it, I will try to take pictures to post here.

Mark Rabuck said...

This might be one game I could get my wife (a Jane-ite of long standing) to play. Thanks for sharing your cool game and excellent photos. What manufacturer did you use for zombies? I had been considering a similar project myself, but most of the zombies I saw were either too modern or too "fantasy."

bogdanwaz said...

Thanks, Mark. Most of the zombies are from Mantic Games' Kings of War fantasy line. I used both their zombie and ghoul figures, all are plastic. Blue Moon also has several 20-figure sets of zombie - a couple of them have clothing that is a bit more generic without being too fantasy.

Gordon Richards said...

Lovely figures and great table!