AH:ASL Annual `97

Published by: Avalon Hill. January 1990
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Introduction:

Nhpum Ga is a historical module for Advanced Squad Leader that appeared in ASL Annual 97.

Nhpum Ga (pronounced "N Pum ga") is the name of a remote mountain village in Burma. In March 1944, the American 5037th Composite Unit (Provisional), part of the famous "Merrill's Mauraders", attempted to block the advance of Japanese units, who were threatening the flank of the Chinese 22nd division. In the course of the battle from March 28 to April 9, the American unit was completely surrounded by Japanese forces in the small 6 hut village (called "Maggot Hill" by the Americans). The vicious fighting under horrendous conditions ultimately produced nearly 400 casualties for each side. However, the Japanese advance was halted.

Contents include a full color 16.5" x 20.5" Nhpum Ga mapsheet, 4 scenarios (A115, A116, A117, A118) and a 3 page background article. All of these were part of the ASL Annual 97 issue.

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
A Cavalry Primer for NeighsayersMichael J. PuccioAnalysis4-11
Series Replay: Scenario G28 - Ramsey's ChargeJeff Coyle, Matt Noah, & Carl FagoAfter Action Report12-22, 44
Red Death for Scouts in FlamesPete ShellingAnalysis23-24, 44
Debriefing '97Rules and Strategy27-28
The Road to Nhpum GaChuck PowersReference Material38-42
Vive La France Encore!: Croix de Guerre Scenario Review (Part II)Mark C. NixonAnalysis45-57
What Do You Do When You Don't Have A Can Opener?Tate RogersRules and Strategy58-63

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
A 105: Police Action034 6.13Kamienna, PolandETOPolishGerman11.9 hrs64% Polish3%
A 106: Debacle at Korosten04 5.00Along the Kiev Road, USSRETORussianGerman9 hrsBalanced0%
A 107: The Red Wave0169 6.46Lushno, USSRETORussianGerman (SS)3.8 hrs64% German (SS)13%
A 108: Sudden Death0104 7.06Orneset Beachhead, NorwayETOFrenchGerman2.3 hrs57% French8%
A 109: Scouts Out0176 6.67Filstrof, FranceWTOAmericanGerman5.3 hrs56% American14%
A 110: Shanghai in Flames0128 7.31Shanghai, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese5.3 hrs64% Chinese10%
A 111: Cattern's Position074 7.60Soupta, New GuineaPTOAustralianJapanese3.9 hrs62% Japanese6%
A 112: Gift of Time049 6.78Kasserine Pass, TunisiaDTOGerman / ItalianBritish / American9.6 hrs58% German / Italian4%
A 113: Then Things Got Worse070 5.44Denée, FranceETOFrenchGerman5.9 hrs63% French5%
A 114: Hamlet's Demise0100 5.30Jauche, BelgiumETOGermanFrench3.1 hrs76% German8%
A 115: Blockbusters087 6.20Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese2.8 hrsBalanced7%
A 116: Tangled Up in Blue078 7.38Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican3.4 hrsBalanced6%
A 117: Maggot Hill061 8.00Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican11.6 hrs57% American5%
A 118: The Waterhole078 8.60Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican2.1 hrs60% Japanese6%
A 119: Showdown in Syria047 5.83Mezzeh, Syria MTOVichy FrenchIndian6.4 hrs60% Vichy French4%
A 120: Uncommon Valor038 5.40Aglajavi, FinlandETOFinnishRussian7.2 hrs66% Finnish3%

 * 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: 5.3hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.57

Total playing time: 93.6hrs

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