Post by Eric Farrington on Jul 20, 2020 13:34:20 GMT
The latest in the Osprey Wargaming Series arrived at my door with a bunch of other wargames. However, I had seen a lot of positive buzz about this game online so swooped in and snatched it up for the first review of the batch. As a part of the Osprey Wargaming Series, or Blue Books; I think we are all familiar with the format and the 64 page limit. That makes it a quick read.
Zona Alfa is set to take place in a Eastern Bloc country where something really bad happened. This really bad thing was corralled into an exclusion zone. Your team is entering the zone to snatch goodies and anomalies and haul them out. People often refer to this game as being themed around a series or set of genre books called STALKER, Roadside Picnic or Metro 2033. I am not familiar with any of these sources, but the author calls them out. I was thinking more along the lines of the Natalie Portman vehicle: Annihilation or the real life Chernobyl Incident. The game is agnostic enough where you can tailor the setting to fit your own needs.
Now, with a rambling pre-amble out of the way, let's get into the game.