Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Zombie Shark!

Yes, it is nearly impossible to write 'Zombie Shark' without my brain setting it to the tune of 'Baby Shark'. With that out of the way, here is the newest entry in my Ghost Archipelago bestiary! 

The zombie shark is a Reaper Bones miniature. When I first got it, I thought I would slice away the bottom half and model it come up out of the water. Then I thought I might set it on a short flight stand so that it looked like it was swimming under the water. Finally, I realized I was too lazy to do either, so I just painted it up and will plop it on the table when and where needed. In truth, I think it'll look fine whether it is supposed to be swimming on the surface or underwater. 

The paint job was quick and easy, just some layers of grey with washes, a bit of white for teeth and bones, various purples and pinks for exposed icky bits. 

Fun, easy, and not-too-expensive. In truth, I might need two of these...

Here are my suggested stats for Frostgrave, Ghost Archipelago, and Rangers of Shadow Deep.

Zombie Shark

Occasionally, if an item of powerful necromantic energy sinks to the bottom of the ocean, it can taint the nearby waters, causing dead sea creatures to reanimate. Most of these are still quickly devoured by the other animals in the area, but larger creatures such as sharks and whales can carry on in this zombie form for some time. In the case of sharks, the zombie hunger just replaces their normal, living hunger, so their behaviour doesn't change a whole lot. The only major difference is that living sharks will generally avoid their undead counterparts, so when a zombie shark attacks, even if it draws blood, it will not general attract other sharks. 

Although aquatic, zombie sharks don't need to breath, and thus suffer no damage from being on land, however, if on land, their Move is reduced to 1. 
















Undead, Large, Aquatic, Large Bite (+2 Damage) 


  1. A Ghost Shark could be nicely creepy. One that swims through water, land and air.

    1. I was going to comment the same thing! Put it on a flying base so it can attack people on land.

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  3. You’ve got to love a zombie shark 👍 I do remember one Christmas watching a film called sharknado where they fall out of the sky so anything is possible !

  4. Zombie shark do-doo-duh-do-duh-doo! Looks awesome. Cool model and great paint job. Even if simple it's very effective. Rules look sweet too.

  5. Don't know if you remember Moorcock's Corum, but the Ghanh was a flying chaos shark, in zombie form after being summoned back by the Hand of Kwyll