Game Report: Zone Alfa.

Been rather busy recently with uni work so not had much time to do as much hobby stuff but I know where my priorities lie. As such I’ve not bneen gaming much. There was a brief window where people from 2 different households could meet inside before my  area was subject to a localised lockdown… in that gap I managed to get a small game of Zone Alfa (Osprey Games) in with Joe. I painted up some more minis for it which I’ll put up soon.

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We had planned to get a Zone Alfa campaign up and running at the club, but Covid put paid to that. I had, however, started to get a few bits and pieces for it in 28mm so that is the scale I played against Joe with. I know I was planning to do 20mm Zone Alfa at home, and I still am, but we were being sensible and socially distanced; so we only touched our own toys, tape measures and dice and so on.

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My previous game of Zone Alfa degenerated into a rather bloody gun fight as the factions we both played were mutally atagonistic. This time as we both ran military teams so were cautiously allied. We could have rolled to shoot at each other but neither of us decided to.

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In the end this worked in our favour as it was a good refresher on how the exploration,  anomalies and zone hostiles worked.

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We weren’t using the game as part of a campaign- where Zone Alfa shines- more as a rules refresher. I think in the end Joe’s forces would have looted more stuff than me but I’d have got mnore experience for my team as I killed more.

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It was really good to get to roll some dice again and get new figures on the table. Shame that the new lockdown has already got in the way of 2 games that I had planned. It was also nice to have some of my 3D printed terrain on the table too. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long until my next game now.

 

Cheers,

 

Pete.

 

 

24 comments on “Game Report: Zone Alfa.

  1. Looks really good, Pete! 🙂 Well done on getting at least one face-to-face game in – sounds like you were being pretty sensible about it as well!

  2. Jeff Groves says:

    Nice that you were able to get a game in, Pete!

  3. tehlulzpare says:

    Take the games when you can! I’m lucky that my area could open almost fully with masks on, so we can get games in, but before it was a precious time, every chance we could! Hopefully people behave so you can get back to playing again! Masks on, own tools, very sensible and safe! Good on ya!

  4. Sorry to hear you are back in lockdown Pete and hope you get some more games in soon.

  5. Sounds like a good game, and total bummer about another lockdown

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks- it was great fun- I was sufficiently enmthused by it to pick up some more bits. for it. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the next one.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  6. Hi Great looking game Pete:) Looks like it was a lot of fun:) How you and your Girl are doing well? Stay safe my friend:)
    God Bless.
    Dave In USA / CSA

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Dave- was a great game. Can’t wait to go with a full campaign for it.

      All good here ta. Very busy with uni work.

      Hope you are well.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  7. I’m glad you could get a game in during these mad times man and it’s good you did the distancing thing. The game looks great. Could I make a request and ask that, in your next games, could you get a few shots on the ground (Table) level? Hehe. I like seeing everything up close. Good luck with the Uni work mate

  8. Great post and game Pete!

  9. Azazel says:

    Good to see you were able to get a game in, Pete! The table looks great as well and the game sounds like a lot of fun.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks- was great to roll dice in anger again. It is a nice little system that is great for narrative style play.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

      • Azazel says:

        I can see that. I’ve been luckjy enough to have managed to play a fair few boardgames (inc “miniatures boardgames” over the last months and even dip into a card game (Marvel Champions) which has never been a genre that interested me, but damn I’m chomping to play a “proper” miniatures game on a table full of terrain….

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        The chance will come again and it will be worth savouring.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

  10. Jurjen says:

    Covid lockdowns…hate them more and more, now that so few are hospitalized these days. We just cancelled a Dutch 30-tables wargame event in February 2021 because the situation is so unpredictable. But we can still organize smaller club events in Amsterdam. I keep my fingers crossed

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      The situation is very fluid. I know some clubs relatively local to me have opened up with restrictions but others remain shut. I hope that your event comes together in the end though.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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