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Title: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on August 31, 2021, 06:40:46 PM
Teaser pic
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wxzxB8hLfkg/YS5298wVdbI/AAAAAAAAHh4/p17hwG9igrwrXWPriifqOasDmGY-KLPWACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20210831_203538.jpg)
Hello everyone,
I started playing a campaign using two different rulesets : ATZ (from TwoHourWargames (https://www.twohourwargames.com/)) for the barter/recruitment part (mainly human interactions at settlements or when meeting other neutral/friendly people) and ZA (from Osprey (https://ospreypublishing.com/zona-alfa)) for the combat (during missions and raids against mutants/bandits). Some of you may recognize the LA minis used as all these were acquired here  ;)
Blogposts are both in french and english, scroll until you understand what's written  :D

First post explaining why, who, etc... (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/08/deep-into-zone-stalker-inspired.html)
Prologue (first AAR) (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/08/deep-into-zone-prologue.html)
Artem, Nikolai and Grigory (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/09/deep-into-zone-story-of-artem-nikolai.html)
The rainbow team is passing through... (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/09/deep-into-zone-just-passing-through.html)
Pointman Uncle Vanya (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/09/deep-into-zone-watch-your-steps.html)
NEW POST >> A whisper in the Red Valley (http://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2022/02/deep-into-zone-whisper-in-red-valley.html)

Teaser pic
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bXLdptd9UaU/YS3rCzjBNfI/AAAAAAAAHgk/d6b0cesmTWMzASKyqqBA3imQE70B4_ATwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/map%2Boverview.jpg)

Will keep this post updated with new AAR. Thank you for your attention  :)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: CookAndrewB on August 31, 2021, 07:02:50 PM
That is one helluva table!
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Dentatus on September 01, 2021, 11:59:36 AM
That's gorgeous. (in a scary, irradiated, mutant-infested way) Looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: blacksoilbill on September 01, 2021, 12:31:28 PM
That is an awesome looking table!
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kourtchatovium104 on September 01, 2021, 01:12:23 PM
The mix of the two rules works well (I'm using them for cold war games). What a great table, I'm going to follow your campaign  :-*
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Skipper on September 02, 2021, 09:59:15 PM
I too really like th everyone 8dea of Zona Alfa, but feel it needs more RPG lite.  I also want a little granularity so am stealing ideas liberally from the Originalctraveler RPG.

I too will be following you progress,,,,,

Skipper
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: has.been on September 03, 2021, 06:57:24 AM
Very nice table.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: AKULA on September 03, 2021, 07:38:20 AM
Great to see you posting more Ulu - great looking table  :)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on September 03, 2021, 09:05:52 AM
very cool
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 04, 2021, 03:54:38 PM
That's a great table.  Great use of the rock filled squares for a wall.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on September 06, 2021, 07:40:45 PM
@CookAndrewB, @Dentatus, @blacksoilbill, @Kourtchatovium104, @Skipper I can only agree with you, Zona Alfa is great but lacking a bit for the RPG part we love in STALKER games (kinda recreating the A-life system)., @has.been, @AKULA, @Kikuchiyo, @Sinewgrab I have a lot more of Hesco barrier thanks to my love for modern warfare  :-*
Thanks gentlemen for all your kind comment.  New AAR added (link in the first post) using the same table (lazy or genius ? a bit of both :D), next one will be a totally new one (later this week) !
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: dadlamassu on September 06, 2021, 09:34:25 PM
Great looking terrain and games.  My son and I have played several games of Zona Alfa and are about to try out Kontraband.  In the Zona Alfa games we have added a bit of role play by giving a few character traits and temptations/motives mainly through scenario briefings.  It looks like Kontraband will lend itself more to this.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 11, 2021, 05:56:53 AM
Where did your Hescos come from, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on September 15, 2021, 05:31:24 PM
Where did your Hescos come from, if you don't mind me asking?

I got them from 6milPhil/Slugs Industries IIRC. I also have an Hesco guard post but still in its packaging.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on September 15, 2021, 05:34:21 PM
New AAR online // link added in first post 15/09/2021 (played two games last weekend but needed time to write the report). Next one should be up this weekend.  8)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 16, 2021, 11:10:53 AM
Brilliant tables and it sounds like the games were great fun! Too bad about those civilians though.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on September 26, 2021, 07:15:34 PM
New AAR online // link added in first post 26/09/2021, have a good read !  ;)

Next games will be on a brand new table (never showcased most of the scenery/buildings I plan to use) !
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 26, 2021, 08:30:28 PM
I really like the “flock of crows” objective marker idea.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on September 27, 2021, 07:12:21 PM
I really like the “flock of crows” objective marker idea.

Thanks. I like the fact they can be harmless "normal" crows or some sort of zombie/flesh eating/mutant crows (as their "intended" role in Zombicide, the game they come from). With the set of companions dogs and the pack of zombie dogs, I think they have the most possible use for modern/post apo wargaming.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on December 20, 2021, 05:33:35 PM
 :) Hello everyone reading this, I've been busy crafting/building/painting scenery and minis for the campaign. I'll showcase everything on my blog (one is already published, the second [about POI markers] will be tomorrow and the third [scientists, stalkers and mutants] at the end of the week).
Clickable link : FIRST BLOGPOST about buildings (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-batiments-mobiles.html)

TURN THIS
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiDI3fhhU1fzThEHxSVfBKoJy60sEPfKntkmIxag7kdaGAgglK7en_BEuYXTdnTayqDlv5yffFid9yPzXr7mBP_mez3N9Rxl0oCfVE_ogmXtSfkFFwjUJn1tCW7SXqmoN6hiISEtHVWP-F4u-bqkJvkT_nd_UHKvVPzV1RasfCbwEJ9y-mo0TaqG5Ch=w640-h360)

INTO THIS  8)
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjnLQH0z2OOsBVfawMHRORwvez5OxE6bhQpxiHvN36j0yf2Ui4lij4zvP3eQT35aPatMz8EqEPkAOjwIq_6MLvN6nooPRqd7YhFsuZx76Uu8IFktz0-w_v5_CAxgBWjVSs53IVtrDDR20mdIpXsAKKp6hXpp99XcW9x1tj2AqeGgfsv-sH6hfCQpn1G=s4032)



Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Bullshott on December 20, 2021, 07:26:08 PM
Nice work. I love the RPG element you've added
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on December 21, 2021, 09:16:29 AM
Clickable link : SECOND BLOGPOST about POI markers (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-marqueurs-poi.html?m=1)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgeh8P0xrIZUssPxJkPNL_eRLTLzgsdpRznyq_YLsDyyZdjocmvTbJhD4EGYTS9bcRjPiwd6tpiL1Ms0IJz2wOg3C7gzhJZRvEUVUjeNCzSYJEduCczDieRMFuw_oim39mYgQQJkALkyfObH3m2e2htTHZP4IOwYcm9KDlC1MReqhUjnNu102ZTVFnW=s4032)

Enjoy !
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on December 21, 2021, 09:35:44 PM
SECOND BLOGPOST about POI markers (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-marqueurs-poi.html?m=1)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgeh8P0xrIZUssPxJkPNL_eRLTLzgsdpRznyq_YLsDyyZdjocmvTbJhD4EGYTS9bcRjPiwd6tpiL1Ms0IJz2wOg3C7gzhJZRvEUVUjeNCzSYJEduCczDieRMFuw_oim39mYgQQJkALkyfObH3m2e2htTHZP4IOwYcm9KDlC1MReqhUjnNu102ZTVFnW=s4032)

Enjoy !

looks cool

where's the AK from?
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on December 22, 2021, 08:18:45 AM
All 3 AKs used in my Stalker graves are from MaxMini. LINK (https://maxminishop.com/collections/just-in/products/ak-guns-10)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on December 22, 2021, 09:24:17 AM
thanks
they look solid
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on December 23, 2021, 02:21:07 PM
New post about Stalkers, scientists and mutants.

Click here to read (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-scientifiques-les.html)

Usual teaser pic

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgcUAugqaiGzGgZN4iELRAUegU0Ozh6l_62qm0ARNDlgA4xJNbAHy2cCebGHroSeQlLODMTj-WELF5G7Lg_aP0BuA1uJviXLkwWRwX2LpLIo1v3X7m9ZdUKOGiKpIxRSrXi8NHn-EYsITSgZHanOvYwLwnM5It3eiIgxJIiE_p58KcHgDGuMBkb0SgO=s4032)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on December 23, 2021, 02:37:31 PM
They look great but your link just goes to LAF home page?
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: dadlamassu on December 23, 2021, 02:57:56 PM
They look great but your link just goes to LAF home page?

I think this one?
https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-scientifiques-les.html?m=1  (https://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2021/12/deep-into-zone-les-scientifiques-les.html?m=1)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on December 23, 2021, 04:55:56 PM
My bad. Link modified. Thanks for the heads up !  ;)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 23, 2021, 08:04:16 PM
Great looking miniatures, I am glad I followed the link to your blog.
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on December 24, 2021, 10:08:47 PM
My bad. Link modified. Thanks for the heads up !  ;)

very cool set
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on February 01, 2022, 10:26:07 PM
New AAR online // Link added 01/02/2022

Click here to read (http://uluelsomalien.blogspot.com/2022/02/deep-into-zone-whisper-in-red-valley.html)
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Kikuchiyo on February 01, 2022, 10:36:50 PM
Great stuff

I've been using custom POI cards but your custom table is a great take on the random encounters that make this game really work
Title: Re: Deep into the Zone : a campaign mixing Zona Alfa and All Things Zombie rulesets
Post by: Ulu Elsomalien on February 02, 2022, 12:09:26 AM
Great stuff

I've been using custom POI cards but your custom table is a great take on the random encounters that make this game really work

Thanks for the compliment. The next AAR is still on the same "map" but totally different gameplay/objectives (and a lot less POI cards used), will post as soon as I finish writing it. And I'm already planning the next two encounters, it's hard to be the writer and the spectator and manage to "surprise" oneself. Hopefully next time I'll get to play with someone or even better, just be the GM and let 2 friends game it out.