Zona Alfa: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone

Zona Alfa is a strategic, quick-play skirmish where your crew, be they mercenaries, bandits, or military, must explore and fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic future. Taking cues from the classic Stugatsky’s Roadside Picnic, Garland’s Annihilation, and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, your objective is to secure artifacts hidden inside the Exclusion Zone. The rules are by Patrick Todoroff and published by Osprey Wargames.

Brutal Cities started developing 15mm kits early this year, as Zona Alfa allows play in either 15mm-28mm scale. While the 15mm range is under development, some kits are available for preview via this blog post. These kits are designed with value in mind, and the scale is suitable for many cold war games, including Team Yankee.

The rules are easy to learn, lending more time to assemble a team for skirmish matches. The narrative potential when running campaigns with the Brutal Cities’ terrain will enhance your immersion into the post-apocalyptic environment of the games' Chernobyl setting.

The game mechanics use alternate activation. Cover is cumulative, so the more terrain pieces between your Stalker and the NPC bloodsucker, the harder it is to hit. Zona Alfa requires D10 dice, adding to the granularity while still being simple and quick to pick up and play.

Zona Alfa Terrain Design

Inspiration came from the photographs in Chernobyl: A Stalkers Guide, authored by former Zone tour Guide, Darmn Richter. A highlight, which features in the release, is the Chernobyl city welcome sign. Not as sleek and modernist as the famous Pripyat sign you have probably seen before, but still very Soviet and graphic.

This release includes the lesser-known Pripyat sign (at least in the tabletop wargaming world) located in a secondary route to the city, graffitied in the Ukrainian flag colours.

Ukraine Fundraiser

Due to the invasion of Ukraine, the profits from this MDF terrain kit will be donated to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The Red Cross is a non-denominational organisation providing international support. There are currently severe shortages of water and destroyed pipelines that provide for over 1 million people. Proceeds will go to providing shelter and humanitarian aid to those displaced through giving food, water and medical support.

You can read more below.


Please note kits will be shipped from the 23rd of March.

Other Accessories

The Zona Alfa Collection features some new kits, tokens and a bundle to help you get started if you want to try out the game.

Zona Alfa / Exclusion Zone Terrain Anomalies

Zona Alfa - Red Forest / Radiation Signs

 Zona Alfa Acrylic Templates