I have 40 Zombies (some have coffin lid shields), about 50 Skeletons with spears and shields, more than 30 Skeletons with hand weapons and shields, and 10 Skeletons with crossbows.
I also have several 20 mm x 20 mm and 40 mm x 40 mm bases that feature undead in various stages of crawling out of a grave. Click here for a picture.
The emerging creatures are painted with a combination of the color schemes that I used for the Zombies and the Skeletons.
The 40x40 bases take up the same space as 4 Zombies or Skeletons. Dropping one or two of these into a unit is faster than setting up individual models. Iíve received many positive comments about the bases. No one has objected to me using the emerging creatures models (at tournaments or elsewhere).
I have started using the 20x20 bases as wound markers. Like most people, I have used dice to indicate wounds taken on multi-wound characters or creatures. And like most people, the wound dice get picked up along with all the other dice as the battle progresses. Iím less likely to try to roll a gravestone to cast a spell, so the markers tend to stay where they are needed longer than just dice.