Ushanka Security

“We got you covered.” After a pair of near- disastrous jobs, Yuri Bonyev, the Exclusion Zone’s premier tour guide, decided to shift his operation from a one-man outfit to a full blown salvage and security crew. For all its danger, the Zone is a busy place: Scientists, Corporations, Traders, PMCs, Criminals, Cultists, Loners… So many […]

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Merry Christmas

To enter the Zone doesn’t mean you’re lost, just that you’re still searching. May Ded Moroz bring you the courage and comrades, the ammunition and gear, the smarts and the luck you need to make it to the Wish Granter in the coming year. St. Strelok watch over you. My heartfelt appreciation to every one […]

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In the Zone

*the following is an edited version of my recent interview in Miniature Wargames magazine. It offers an overview on ZONA ALFA development and game play. Can you introduce Zone Alfa? Zona Alfa: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone leans heavily into the fictional STALKER/METRO 2033 settings. If you’re not familiar, think Post-Apocalypse Soviet-style, in […]

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Two new STALKERS

A couple new crew members for Zone runs, one a head swap on a Mongrel Miniatures Russian, the other on a fig from The Assault Group. Here are several shots from today’s game. An experienced STALKER crew happened to be in the neighborhood when a recon UAV went down in the town of Yoshkav-Ola. A […]

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Not Miniature Monday

Spent the last three days slammed with work and a fever, so the miniatures-related post is delayed for a few days while I get back on my feet. Until then, here’s a couple shots of some recent brushwork, plus a couple maps and some banners I ran across while scouring the interwebs. (all excellent and […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Monday, another war band, Good Guys this time from Reaper’s Dungeon Dwellers line, and Metal King Studio. We’ve got a typical Knight in Armor, an Alchemist, a Fire Wizard, another armored Warrior with an extra pokey spear, and a Ranger/Archer in a heroic pose. A solid, all human Dungeon Crawling party. I really like […]

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Cinder King: Skraeling’s Fork

The ride back from the mines was subdued. Our heroes had succeeded at securing a supply of Black Powder but at a hefty price. The bodies of your fallen soldiers were carefully loaded into one of the carts for proper burial back at the camp, mostly out of respect and tradition, partly because you did […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Monday and the tide of evil continues to roll in. Today’s war band consists of a creepy Necromancer who apparently still gets his hands dirty digging up his own material. (It’s hard to find good help these days. Apprentices sign on, think they can skip Cadaver Assembly and go straight to Reanimation. *tsk, tsk, […]

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Miniature Monday

It’s Monday, time for more miniatures. Here’s another war band for the forces of darkness, led this time by a Tiefling Sorcerer. He’s backed up by a demonic barbarian, two hell knights, and a vampire assassin. This is a nasty crew in close quarters or on a crowded table where cover negates long ranged attacks. […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Monday warband, Baddies this time. These guys never got named in our previous games and I’m fighting the urge to get alliterative right now and call them something like “Ruinwyrm’s Red Raiders” or “Cryptwail’s Crimson Company”. All Reaper, all metal, there’s a chunky, massively armored warrior with a commissar helmet on the left. Political […]

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