ASL 1 - Beyond Valor (3rd Edition)

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 2006
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Introduction:

Beyond Valor was released in 1985 as the first core module to the ASL game system. In addition to the complete countermix for Germany and Russia, the module included all necessary system counters, as well as partial orders of battle for the Finns and Partisans. The module is necessary for play of all other modules with the exception of Paratrooper. The 1st version was released in a standard "Bookcase Game" size box (the same size as that in which Squad Leader had been contained), and was the only game in the ASL line so released - future modules were released in slightly larger boxes.

Mapboard 1 from SL and mapboard 8 from GI were necessary to play four of the ten printed scenarios, which were sometimes criticized as lacklustre, centring on urban combat in keeping with the four new mapboards issued with the game.

2nd EDITION: BV2 provides additional counters for rules added in Chapter E (now included in ASLRB2), has the Finnish in a new colour-scheme, but most significantly now includes the HASL module RED BARRICADES (and all necessary maps, counters, scenarios and rules, in the form of Chapter O). RB is no longer available as a separate product.

3rd EDITION: BV3 was release in 2005. It includes additional scenarios (123-136) reprinted from the ASL Annuals and The General. RED BARRICADES was removed in the third printing. The module uses the new style boards (1-5, 8, 20-23).

Map board(s):

Board: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 20, 8, 21, 22, 23

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
01: Fighting Withdrawal0820 7.26Sestroretsk Road, Terijoki, FinlandETOFinnishRussian4.9 hrsBalanced18%
02: Mila 180280 6.6418 Mila, the Warsaw Ghetto, PolandETOGerman (SS)Partisan (ZOB)4.1 hrsBalanced6%
03: The Czerniakow Bridgehead0283 6.53139 Solec, Warsaw, PolandETOGermanRussian / Partisan (AK)9.8 hrsBalanced6%
04: The Commissar's House0233 6.84The Barrikady, Stalingrad, USSRETOGermanRussian9.9 hrsBalanced5%
05: In Sight of the Volga0236 6.78Stalingrad, RussiaETOGermanRussian (NKVD)/Russian10.6 hrs66% Russian (NKVD)/Russian5%
06: Red Packets0257 6.18Zhabinki, USSRETOGermanRussian3.2 hrs57% Russian6%
07: Dash for the Bridge0118 6.43370 Warzyngota, Warsaw, PolandETORussianGerman (SS)6.6 hrs65% German (SS)3%
08: The Fugitives0244 6.74Berlin, GermanyETOGermanRussian9.2 hrs59% Russian5%
09: To the Square0127 6.36Most Slaski Bridge, Warsaw, PolandETORussianGerman10.4 hrs57% Russian3%
10: The Citadel0241 7.73The Citadel of Brest-Litovsk, BelorussiaETOGermanRussian15.8 hrs57% Russian5%
123: The Borders are Burning054 5.71Kuhmo, FinlandETORussianFinnish15.7 hrs61% Finnish1%
124: On the Borderline064 6.38Artahuhta, FinlandETORussianFinnish12 hrsBalanced1%
125: First Crisis at Army Group North0109 6.44Northeast of Raseiniai, LithuaniaETORussianGerman5.5 hrs72% German2%
126: Commando Schenke0308 7.17Liepaja, LatviaETOGermanRussian4.3 hrsBalanced7%
127: Land Leviathans090 6.64Lipki, RussiaETORussianGerman5.4 hrs61% Russian2%
128: The Defense of Luga036 6.74South of Leningrad, USSRETORussianGerman24.1 hrs75% German1%
129: Slamming of the Door0172 6.84Ban'kovo, Oblast de LĂ©ningradETORussianGerman6.4 hrs58% Russian4%
130: Debacle at Korosten031 6.55Along the Kiev Road, USSRETORussianGerman7.9 hrs60% German1%
131: The Penetration of Rostov0104 6.67Rostov, Russia ETOGermanRussian7.5 hrs58% German2%
132: Hill 253.50222 7.08Near Ponyri, RussiaETOGermanRussian8.3 hrs56% Russian5%
133: Block Busting in Bokruisk0172 7.00Bokruisk, USSRETORussianGerman8.4 hrsBalanced4%
134: Counterattack on the Vistula0158 7.11Near Wola Chodkowska, PolandETOGermanRussian7.5 hrs61% Russian3%
135: Acts of Defiance098 8.04Breslau, GermanyWTOGermanRussian7 hrsBalanced2%
136: The Agony of Doom0108 6.38Muncheberg, GermanyETORussianGerman9.4 hrs69% German2%

 * 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: 8.1hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.76

Total playing time: 213.9hrs

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