AH:ASL Annual `89

Published by: Avalon Hill. January 1989
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Introduction:

The first periodical produced solely for ASL (and Squad Leader). Published in 1989 by Avalon Hill, editor Rex Martin presents 12 ASL Scenarios, 4 Squad Leader scenarios and a number of tactical and historical articles to support the historical insights of the ASL game system.

Includes a Topology of the available boards at the time, a chronology of war and a number of Deluxe scenarios also.

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
A Nation of WorkersCraig F. PoseyReference Material5 - 10
A Question of BalanceHoward Sylvester and Eugene MurrellAnalysis15 - 16
The Evolution of Small Unit TacticsJohn HillReference Material22 - 25
Pipers' LamentEugene MurrellHumour25
Gunned-Up in the DesertMark C. NixonAfter Action Report27 - 31
Man and SupermanCraig F. PoseyReference Material37 - 41
How To Win an ASL TournamentJohn MishconRules and Strategy48
One-Half FPJay Kaufman (mod. by Charlie Kibler and Bob McNamara)Rules and Strategy48 -49
Updating the OldiesJim StahlerAnalysis52 - 54
Another Shell in the TubeRobert MedrowRules and Strategy57 - 59

Reviews:

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A Closer look at: ASL Annual '89



Published: 1989 by Avalon Hill, this 64 page magazine was the first of its kind for ASL. It retailed for $10 and although now it can be tricky to find on ebay it commands very modest prices - the most recent one sold, went for just $6.50.

The cover features the same moody American squad as on the box of Paratrooper. They're still wa... Read full review...

Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
A 6: The Price of Impatience054 7.06Cressensac, FranceWTOGerman (SS)Partisan3.2 hrsBalanced6%
A 1: Tavronitis Bridge095 6.85West of Maleme, CreteMTOGermanNew Zealand2.1 hrs65% New Zealand11%
A 2: Bofors Bashing035 6.50Maleme Airfield, CreteMTOGermanNew Zealand4 hrs73% New Zealand4%
A 3: Descent into Hell026 6.00Maleme, CreteMTOGermanNew Zealand7.8 hrs81% German3%
A 4: Beyond the Blue Beach041 5.50Paestum, ItalyMTOGermanAmerican6.6 hrs75% German5%
A 5: Holding the Rear052 6.00Northeast of Persano, ItalyMTOGermanAmerican8.7 hrs65% German6%
A 7: Slamming of the Door0103 6.33Panikovo Forest, USSRETORussianGerman6.4 hrs63% German12%
A 8: The Agony of Doom069 6.00Muncheberg, GermanyETORussianGerman9.4 hrs82% German8%
A 9: Midnight Massacre051 6.23Uttfeld, GermanyWTOGermanAmerican4.7 hrsBalanced6%
A 10: The Borders are Burning034 7.50Kuhmo, FinlandETORussianFinnish15.7 hrs71% Finnish4%
A 11: Silent Death053 5.80Aittojoki, FinlandETOFinnishRussian3.8 hrs82% Finnish6%
A 12: Savoia!044 5.92Ischbuchenskiy, USSRETOItalianRussian10.7 hrs59% Russian5%
AD 1: L'Ecole Normale03 7.75Tulle, FranceWTOPartisanGerman2.4 hrs65% Partisan0%
AD 2: Last Act in Lorraine034 5.50Singling, FranceWTOAmericanGerman12.8 hrs59% American4%
AD 3: Back to School0143 6.42Stanichka, USSRETOGermanRussian2.4 hrs65% Russian17%

 * 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: 6.4hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.36

Total playing time: 100.7hrs

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