ZONA ALFA

The Delta Zone

I was looking for a set of rules to take our rather basic (but very enjoyable) zombie games to another level with a bit more role play without affecting the game play.  I read several reviews and settled on Osprey's "Zona Alfa" by Patrick Todoroff.  I had a short e-mail conversation with the author.

Why?  Well it was far less expensive than its competitors, had some rather nice games on the internet, had a relatively simple set of game mechanics and an easily modified background.  All that said a major factor was that it is not tied to a manufacture's range of figures.  This meant that all my "Dedburgh" figures could be used along with monsters from my fantasy collection.  All I had to do was move the Russian setting to the UK. 

Very importantly the games can be set up and easily played on Zoom during priods of COVID-19 Lockdown.

What did I need for a game when we come out of Level 4 Covid restrictions?  A background that moved Chernobyl to the UK near our zombie infestation in Dedburgh.  This is still being worked on and will come soon.  We call this the Delta Zone.

A few bits of post apocalypse terrain.  A search of the spare bits and the tub of "useful bits" that gets all of the "that might be useful one day" broken models, packaging and stuff revealed bits to make ...
A wrecked Humvee:
https://i.imgur.com/eyB63pK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wQdT9YE.jpg
A contaminated pool
https://i.imgur.com/bJtGWOZ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aWfsMKr.jpg
A car and some debris
https://i.imgur.com/h6OhpG5.jpg
A fallen pylon and another car
https://i.imgur.com/jLZ8mm6.jpg
A fallen robot
https://i.imgur.com/3u4Dd2C.jpg

 

I started laying out terrain for the next game and decided that I needed some specific terrain pieces.  I also looked to the next few after that and made up a list.  The results are below:

A couple of dead Zone Runners made from zombie bits, some scrap and a few stones
https://i.imgur.com/toEeglU.jpg

An assortment of bits that may be "Points of Interest" or "Hot Spot" markers - a Kinder Egg, a blown car headlamp bulb, some bases and a thing I found that had 4 "ears" and springs
https://i.imgur.com/0z8tHYl.jpg

An odd thing that I found out walking with a hatch made from a 25mm base and scrap.  No idea what it it is but now it has become a vent and entrance to somewhere underground:
https://i.imgur.com/ZjQogtf.jpg

A couple of scrap piles:
https://i.imgur.com/Llhcgj5.jpg

A couple of leaking drums of toxic stuff:
https://i.imgur.com/OAKi2Ny.jpg

A ruin or rubble shack
https://i.imgur.com/cVdrkPC.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MxVJlxP.jpg

Containers for robot toys donated by grandson Nathan and repurposed into towers or drop pods or whatever else I may need them for.
https://i.imgur.com/pWhNbgT.jpg

A battered tower made from a "Quality Street" chocolates carton donated (empty) by Mrs H.
https://i.imgur.com/abnJ2tj.jpg

A toy used without any work at all
https://i.imgur.com/UcTeB4z.jpg

And finally some "Anomalies" made from broken Christmas decorations and tinsel found in the bottom of our box.
https://i.imgur.com/INUI7Uw.jpg

Zona Alfa Intro and Terrain

The Crossroads

A walk through Tiddybar Woods

A Visit to the Oraks Factory

The Research Station

ZONA SANTA - a Christmas Game