Recon by Fire! #1

Published by: Heat of Battle. January 1999
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Introduction:

This first issue of RECON focuses on the HASL release of BLOOD REEF: TARAWA from MMP! The HASL that makes Red Barricades look like a Prom dance!

Inside, you will find a fascinating article about how the BRT Campaign Game Victory Conditions were designed...and why the CVP Caps were included as a major function of the CG!

Also included within these "48 pages of pure ASL" is a Terrain Chart for your soon-to-be-blood-covered BRT HASL map (art by Don Petros). This chart will increase your TARAWA playing time exponentially!

Rich Summers and Rob Banozic have provided us with CROSSFIRE featuring the ASL scenario "Blazin' Chariots". This article alone will teach you more about Armor vs. Armor tactics than ten scenarios will!

Rob Seulowitz shares with us some interesting insights on how to prepare for an ASL tournament!

In addition to many awesome articles from some of your favorite ASL writers, HOB has put together a set of eight challenging scenarios. To give you a great variety in this inaugural issue of RECON, we have included scenarios designed by some of your favorite ASL groups such as The Paddington Bears, the Bounding Fire boys, and, of course, Heat Of Battle.

These scenarios cover the full specter of ASL with actions taking place with the Australians fighting the Africa Corps in the desert, to the GIs attacking Italians in Italy, to the Russians steam rolling through the German lines in the summer of 1944.
RBF 1 Cover

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
RBF 1: Weather the Sturm01 7.50North of Dubrovno, RussiaETORussianGerman8.2 hrs67% Russian1%
RBF 2: Aggravation at Agrigento014 5.50Agrigento, ItalyMTOAmericanItalian4.3 hrs64% Italian18%
RBF 3: South Park08 6.00Sonenchamps, BelgiumWTOGermanAmerican3.9 hrsBalanced10%
RBF 4: Used and Abused02 5.75Mokmar Airstrip, Biak, the Schouten IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican5.2 hrs76% American3%
RBF 5: Paper Line00 Orp le Grand, BelgiumETOGermanFrench6.4 hrsUnknown0%
RBF 6: Desert Fortress02 6.67Tobruk, LibyaDTOAustralianGerman5.5 hrs83% German3%
RBF 7: Into the Cauldron015 6.00Stalingrad, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.1 hrs60% German19%
RBF 8: Germeter by Meter02 5.50Hurtgen Forest, GermanyWTOAmericanGerman3.6 hrs82% German3%

 * 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: 5.15hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.13

Total playing time: 42.2hrs

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