IntroductionIt's been a while since I posted much in the way of zombie or apocalypse-related miniatures. Looking through my boxes of figures, I noticed these rioters and thought that they were worthy of a public airing. They're perfect for some of the games in Haven, the scenario book that can be bought as an add-on for the All Thing Zombies rulebook. As well as their value in forming a mob, I've also used some of these as individual characters in my games. So, without more ado, here are some 28mm rioters...
The first 5 figures are all from Wargames Foundry. Four of them are from SV055 Street Thugs; I don't recall which pack the other figure was in (but I'm fairly sure that he is indeed a Foundry model).
There are no great surprises when these miniatures are seen from the back. Bomber should be familiar to anyone who has followed my ATZ campaign; he's one of the 2 principal characters and has proven to be a very tough guy.
For custom-made rioter figures, Offensive Miniatures is the place to go! All of these models come from Offensive's "Hairy Mob"; they've mostly armed themselves on the spur of the moment with whatever they could find. This is in contrast to Offensive's skinhead mob, who appear to have come on to the streets already prepared for trouble!
From the back, their names are clearly visible, as is the tyre which Mickey is wielding.
Here are another 5 models from the same set; mostly tedious hippies or revolting crusties. Again, most of their weaponry suggests that the riot was not premeditated.
So what has caused these decent, upright citizens to become so angry? I don't know; I'm not even sure that they know themselves! As Marlon Brando's character in "The Wild One" says, when asked what he is rebelling against: "What have you got?"
Both Foundry and Offensive Miniatures produce further rioter figures, or at least low lives who could be used in a rioting mob. This article is just an introduction to the subject, not a definitive list!
It's also worth mentioning that there are other manufacturers of such 28mm models as well. The most obvious one that comes to mind is WarmAcre's "No Go Zone" line of miniatures.