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Skinflint Games26 Apr 2023 12:35 p.m. PST

With 10th looming, let's take a look at gaming in the other end of the financial spectrum…

skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2023/04/25/forgotten-classics-combat-zone

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2023 12:46 p.m. PST

Great Game – and the forerunner Killzone was good too. I ought to get it out and have another game!

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2023 5:49 p.m. PST

Good times. Good times.

Sergeant Paper26 Apr 2023 7:00 p.m. PST
Zephyr126 Apr 2023 9:21 p.m. PST

"and the forerunner Killzone"

If I'd gotten a look at the Combat Zone rules beforehand way back when, I would have saved myself $40 USD by not buying it (as the rules are pretty much Killzone, which I also owned at the time…)
YMMV

Starman6827 Apr 2023 1:34 a.m. PST

I have down town millitarised zone.

Darrell B D Day27 Apr 2023 4:47 a.m. PST

If I'd gotten a look at the Combat Zone rules beforehand way back when, I would have saved myself $40.00 USD USD by not buying it (as the rules are pretty much Killzone, which I also owned at the time…)

Killzone was a squad based (funnily enough, I used it for a quick game last week – a 1920s Prohibition Agents game). Combat Zone was much more individually based. About 10 years ago, I played the same scenario first with Kill Zone then with Combat Zone. Two very different games.

DBDD

Striker27 Apr 2023 6:40 a.m. PST

Need to dig that out.

Skinflint Games27 Apr 2023 2:42 p.m. PST

Wow, I had no idea about the expansions and Chronicles – will be checking these out. Cheers guys, glad this little game garnered a decent following, it deserves it!

David Johansen28 Apr 2023 6:35 a.m. PST

I have both, and liked Killzone better. The Combat Zone figures are still available from EM-4.

I've often wondered what the story behind Combat Zone was. Was it a Grenadier project that got picked up by someone else? Why did they go with the terrible arms for the otherwise decent figures? Why clutter up Kill Zone's quite decent rules?

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Apr 2023 8:07 a.m. PST

I ran Combat Zone several times. Huge game once. Zombie outbreak, Predator, gangs, cops, Special Unit 2 and more. Great fun. I am a fan of Killzone but didnt get them until later.

Thanks

John

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2023 2:56 p.m. PST

IIRC Killzone was put together to support Nic Lund's SF sculpts for Grenadier.

I've also got both I played Killzone more. But then I had it first…

I think Combat Zone was put together to be a WH40K like complete package in a box – but those figures were a pain to put together.

Goober29 Apr 2023 5:19 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure I met with the originator of Combat Zone a long time ago – maybe at an old (Kensington Town Hall) Salute when it was brand new. IIRC it was a private venture that was later picked up by EM-4.

Skinflint Games06 May 2023 2:55 a.m. PST

I reckon I must have had Kill Zone ASAP sprog but damned if I can track it down online- anyone got any links to throw my way?

Skinflint Games11 Jul 2023 7:57 a.m. PST

Taking our first steps painting the contents of EM4s "Combat Zone" box set with some Corporate Security Troopers

skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2023/07/10/into-the-combat-zone-pt-1-musks-marauders

Skinflint Games15 Sep 2023 3:13 p.m. PST

Returning to the Combat Zone, here are the OPFOR to Musk's Marauders, and a quick write up of our test game:

skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2023/09/11/into-the-combat-zone-pt-2-the-ginger-ninjas-a-test-game

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