ASL Action Pack #17 Oktoberfest XXXV

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. October 2021
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Introduction:

The 1st Cavalry Division was formed in 1921 and participated in the famous Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940, where it became obvious that the days of horse-mounted soldiers were numbered. After spending 1942 patrolling the US-Mexico border, the First Team (as it was nicknamed), retired its last horses in February 1943 and shipped out that summer with all four dismounted cavalry regiments: the 5th, 7th, 8th, and 12th. Its first action was invading the Admiralty Islands in February 1944, followed by Leyte and Luzon, where in February 1945 it participated in the bloody battle for Manila (an action being depicted elsewhere). Then almost five years of occupation duty in Japan saw its training deteriorate and its combat capabilities degrade. The 12th Cavalry Regiment was deactivated, and the division was reorganized into the now-standard triangular structure. With the crisis in Korea, they hastily shipped out to the Pusan Perimeter. First Team quickly earned a reputation as second rate but just as quickly re-earned respect while first leading the breakout and then charging into North Korea. Surprised (like everyone else) by the Communist Chinese forces in November 1950, they were thrown back into South Korea with heavy losses. Reversing the momentum, First Team took the fight to the enemy for the rest of 1951, regained some of its swagger, and rotated back to Japan in December after almost 18 months of hard fighting.

These 16 scenarios tell the story of First Team across two different wars, but they describe more than just the combat results. The First Team were fighting men, and these scenarios showcase some of their individual stories. There is plenty of action in this pack, and plenty different kinds of it, more than enough to challenge every level and style of ASL play. Boards 87 and 88 included.

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
AP175: Hold Your Horses02 5.67Los Negros IslandPTOJapaneseAmerican5.4 hrsBalanced3%
AP176: Always Ready01 7.50Papitalai Mission, Los Negros IslandPTOAmericanJapanese3.9 hrsBalanced1%
AP177: A Celebratory Mood02 5.00Tacloban, Leyte, PhilippinesPTOAmericanJapanese4.9 hrsBalanced3%
AP178: Walker's Orders013 7.38Yongdong, South KoreaKWNorth KoreanAmerican4.9 hrsBalanced17%
AP179: Garry Owen!05 8.50Kumchon, South KoreaKWNorth KoreanAmerican5.2 hrs60% North Korean6%
AP180: East Bank04 7.00Wich'on-Dong, South KoreaKWNorth KoreanAmerican3.1 hrs67% North Korean5%
AP181: No Dunkirk09 7.44Yongp'o, South KoreaKWAmericanNorth Korean5 hrs56% North Korean12%
AP182: Sabres Crossed03 6.40Waegwan, South KoreaKWNorth KoreanAmerican10.2 hrs60% American4%
AP183: Patton's Ghost013 6.75Osan, South KoreaKWAmericanNorth Korean5.5 hrs77% North Korean17%
AP184: The Order Of War01 5.67Korangp'o-Ri, South KoreaKWUnited NationsNorth Korean7.4 hrs67% United Nations1%
AP185: Unsanity00 Unsan, North KoreaKWAmericanCommunist Chinese10.3 hrsUnknown0%
AP186: The Horse They Never Rode06 7.33Yongbyon, North KoreaKWAmericanCommunist Chinese5.2 hrs100% Communist Chinese8%
AP187: Home By Christmas?02 7.00Samso-Ri, North KoreaKWAmericanCommunist Chinese5.3 hrs100% Communist Chinese3%
AP188: The Cost Of A Cross00 Chipyong-Ni, South KoreaKWAmericanCommunist Chinese7.7 hrsUnknown0%
AP189: Bona Fide Effort00 Hwacheon Reservoir, Gang-Won Province, South KoreaKWAmericanCommunist Chinese6.3 hrsUnknown0%
AP190: We Are Sparta02 8.50Wyoming Line, near Sangnyong, North KoreaKWUnited NationsCommunist Chinese8.9 hrsBalanced3%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 5.35hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.93

Total playing time: 99.2hrs

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