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Author Topic: ZONA ALFA: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone (Assorted Crews 20 Nov.)  (Read 13883 times)

Offline Dentatus

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Does Osprey release things on WGV?

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Does Osprey release things on WGV?
I got an impression that all of them wargaming titles are showing on WGV sooner or later.
Also they usually sell pdf's through Osprey's own site but it has an interface looking as it goes straight from 80's of the century past which makes me very reluctant to buy pdf's from them.

Offline Dentatus

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Looks like Amazon will have it for Kindle  - it that helps.

Regardless, between Chris C's editing and Sam Lamont's art, they turned my scribbled notes into a good looking rule book.

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I got an impression that all of them wargaming titles are showing on WGV sooner or later.
Also they usually sell pdf's through Osprey's own site but it has an interface looking as it goes straight from 80's of the century past which makes me very reluctant to buy pdf's from them.
While I prefer to have everything in one place (i.e. WV) I've purchased a few PDFs on Osprey website because their 25% off when you buy both PDF and physical. I experienced no technical issue.

Offline Manchu

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I am looking forward to Zona Alfa quite a bit!

Can you give us some description of how Hot Spots and throwing bolts work in the game?

Offline Dentatus

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The short answer is that Hot Spots (and the mission's Objective) are Risk/Reward locations. Typically centered on a scenic item, (a radio tower, an abandoned vehicle, a stack of crates...) they contain valuable salvage and occasionally Anomalies/Artifacts. Getting close also causes Zone Hostiles to spawn who will attack the nearest player models in LOS.
These locations/the spawning can also be triggered by tossing a bolt into that reaction radius. (same rules as throwing a grenade) This is handy if your opponent happens to be in the open as the hostiles will spawn and attack them instead of you. (assuming you were in cover)


Offline Manchu

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Sounds like a fun twist and of course perfectly thematic.

I have begun to gather my forces ...

Offline Dentatus

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For you Wargames Illustrated Prime members:
https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/zona-alfa/

Offline Manchu

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marketing behind a paywall has never made sense to me

Offline Dentatus

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Me neither. But that's not my call. (I'm not a WI Prime member either)

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Inspired me to get some LA figs I was thinking of. Thanks.

Me too. :)

Offline Manchu

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LOL same here. I have held off for years but this was the final straw.

Plus, excitement for Zona Alfa finally motivated me to read Roadside Picnic!

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LOL same here. I have held off for years but this was the final straw.

Me too. Also. :)

Offline Cypher226

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Really looking forward to this but I'm going to be different - I'm actually looking to use a US setting (per Roadside Picnic), mainly as most of my collection of minis lends itself better to hot climes. I'll start a thread for STALKER: New Mexico when I dig out some minis.... (going to use Los Alamos instead of Chernobyl as the centrepiece/deus ex machina).

Offline Manchu

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I have also been toying with doing a Southwest Apocalypse, although in my case not really "Zona Alfalfa" so much as a hot weather zombie outbreak loosely inspired by (the beginning of) Resident Evil 5. But anyhow, I have been eyeing Sarissa's South of the Border range for this purpose:

https://sarissa-precision.com/collections/south-of-the-border-28mm

May fit what you're thinking, too, Cypher226