They say you can’t measure an intangible like courage, only see it in action. Well Khrabrost’ (translated from Russian as ‘mettle or ‘courage’) is how ZONA ALFA measures a Zone Crew’s potential effectiveness in battle. A Zone Crew’s khrabrost’ is linked to the total available Actions among its members. It’s the main value used to […]Read More ZONA ALFA: KHRABROST’
Very quick game last Tuesday night as two small teams raided an old military bunker, each hoping to secure either the main objective, (a damaged heavy armor exo-suit) or a small cache of supplies. Played in a three by four mission area, Bandits were already present at the site and waiting on their own technician […]Read More ZONA ALFA: Bunker Raid
Last night saw the Cape Cod Wargame Commission play testing the ZONA ALFA rules. Two crews battled to control the remaining fuel in Refinery 13 in the south-west quadrant of the Exclusion Zone. A Threat Level 1 Area, or Blue area, there were two Hot Spots plus the Mission Objective. (markers are 7.62 x 39mm […]Read More ZONA ALFA: Refinery 13
Weekly Game Night has been taken up with another DnD adventure, courtesy of Other Pat, and a two trial runs of the cooperative, cyberpunk game HARDWIRED. (more on that, later) In the meantime, I’ve managed to (nearly) finish the next draft of ZONA ALFA and get some color on a second crew. Meet Lukov’s Luckless […]Read More Zona Alfa Crew 2 and Zone Hostiles
Other Pat is currently running a one-of DnD dungeon crawl for our weekly game night, so the next couple weeks won’t feature many table top photo ops. In the meantime, I managed to get some color on the first of the ZONA ALFA demo figs. A Military crew with a Guide, a Medic, and a […]Read More ZONA ALFA Crew
Crossroads at Blyatsk A ZONA ALFA PLAY TEST GAME Look under the ZONA ALFA tab up top. Or click here for more info: ZA Mission 1Read More ZONA ALFA Mission 1
Playing ZONA last night, our STALKER-flavored skirmish rules. Four STALKERs visited the town of Chistoysk near the Black Woods. The Fat Man wanted a cell tower in town repaired and was offering a wad of rubles to get it done. “Plus,” he said. “I hear one of the RMUs stashed a bit of gear in […]Read More ZONA: The Chistoysk run.
Coming off the holiday break, last night’s game session was more shooting the breeze than miniature foes. Everyone was more intent on hanging out and chatting than getting serious about a game. That said we did a quick brawl that let me put two new terrain pieces on the table: a ruined apartment building and […]Read More New Terrain and ZP pictures
I’ve been thinking about games that have durability, replay-ability, longevity. As anyone familiar with hobbyists and the hobby industry knows, “Shiny” comes and goes. Indeed the hobby industry is built on ‘shiny’ and every gamer worth his salt has a lead/plastic pile that bears mute witness to the fickle siren song of new figs, a […]Read More Games that stick.
Now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date: 16 December. St. Strelok at Amazon Spasibo!Read More A Prayer to Saint Strelok