ASL 13 - Rising Sun

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. August 2013
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Introduction:

Rising Sun is Advanced Squad Leader’s long-awaited return to the jungles, islands, and atolls of the southwest Pacific.

Multi-Man Publishing has combined the original ASL modules Code of Bushido and Gung Ho! into one package. Rising Sun includes the entire Japanese, Chinese, and United States Marine Corps orders of battle; a 2nd edition of Chapter G, which covers the unique rules needed to play ASL in the Pacific Theater of Operations and incorporates all the current errata; and an updated Chapter H for the Japanese and Chinese vehicles and ordnance and for landing craft.

Also included are 32 updated scenarios, combining the original Code of Bushido and Gung Ho! scenarios with 16 out-of-print PTO scenarios that originally appeared in the pages of the GENERAL, the ASL Annual, and the ASL Journal. From the ASL ‘93b Annual comes the Gavutu-Tanambogo campaign game (Sand and Blood), a new 17˝×22˝ Gavutu-Tanambogo map, and Chapter Z pages. Scenario errata have been incorporated, and new errata has been issued for the older scenarios to reflect the balancing changes made to the updated scenarios.

The package is rounded out by seven 8˝×22˝ geomorphic mapboards (boards 34-39 and 47) and dozens of overlays, all updated to match the latest style of boards. Both the rules and the counters benefit from a larger, more readable font.

Rising Sun is not a complete game; ownership of the Advanced Squad Leader game system is required to play the scenarios herein.

Rising Sun contains:

- Revised Chapter G; Chapter H for Japanese, Chinese, and Landing Craft; and Chapter Z (Gavutu-Tanambogo Campaign Game)
- 1,300 ½” counters and 592 5/8” counters (1,892 total)
- boards 34-39, 47, Gavutu-Tanambogo HASL map
- overlays 1-5, B1-B5, Be1-7, Ef1-3, G1-5, M1-5, O1-5, OC1-4, OG1-5, P1-5, RP1-5, Wd1-5, X6, X11, X25-X29
- 32 scenarios:
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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
59: Smertniki065 5.506 miles north of Mutanchiang, Manchukuo CBIRussianJapanese10.3 hrsBalanced3%
60: On the Kokoda Trail0125 6.17Deniki, Papua New GuineaPTOJapaneseAustralian7.8 hrs63% Japanese6%
61: Shoestring Ridge065 5.29Damulaan, Leyte, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican8.5 hrsBalanced3%
62: Bungle in the Jungle071 6.33Payagyi, BurmaCBIBritishJapanese10.8 hrs68% Japanese3%
63: The Eastern Gate083 5.8311 miles northeast of Maungdaw, Burma CBIJapaneseGurkha10.4 hrs58% Gurkha4%
64: Hazardous Occupation047 6.00Tamparan, Mindanao, PhilippinesPTOJapanesePartisan5.7 hrs60% Partisan2%
65: Red Star, Red Sun02 5.008 miles southwest of Nomonhan, ManchukuoCBIRussianJapanese12.5 hrs100% Russian0%
66: The Bushmasters089 6.1312 miles southeast of Sarmi, New GuineaPTOAmericanJapanese16.4 hrs67% American4%
67: Cibik's Ridge043 6.64Bougainville, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)3.6 hrs56% American (USMC)2%
68: The Rock086 6.80Corregidor, PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)13.1 hrsBalanced4%
69: Today We Attack070 6.836 miles north of Toungoo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese15.8 hrsBalanced3%
70: KP 167076 7.633 miles east of Mauban, BataanPTOFilipino / AmericanJapanese18.9 hrs59% Filipino / American4%
71: Jungle Citadel074 7.00Bhamo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese11.4 hrsBalanced4%
72: Sea of Tranquility044 7.83Peleliu, Palau IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese7.6 hrsBalanced2%
73: Hell or High Water054 6.29Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese14.8 hrs57% Japanese3%
74: Bloody Red Beach053 8.00Guam, the MarianasPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese23.9 hrsBalanced3%
145: Shanghai in Flames0120 6.95Shanghai, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese5.4 hrsBalanced6%
146: The Drive For Taierzhuang043 6.25North of Taierzhuang, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese10.2 hrs58% Japanese2%
147: A Stiff Fight0245 7.10Asun, MalayaCBIJapaneseGurkha3 hrsBalanced12%
148: Ramsey's Charge025 7.29Morong, PhilippinesPTOAmericanJapanese4 hrs63% Japanese1%
149: Grabbing Gavutu024 6.25Gavutu, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese17.3 hrsBalanced1%
150: Tanambogo Nightmare07 7.00Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese11.6 hrs100% American (USMC)0%
151: Take Two014 7.00Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese10.5 hrs69% Japanese1%
152: Munda Mash021 6.63Near Laiana, New Georgia, Solomon IslandsPTOAmericanJapanese5.6 hrs64% Japanese1%
153: Totsugeki!0354 7.52Near Kantau, BurmaCBIJapaneseChinese4.3 hrs57% Japanese17%
154: Orange at Walawbum081 6.50Walawbum, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican4.7 hrs60% Japanese4%
155: Smith & Weston0123 7.22Near Warong, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican5 hrs56% American6%
156: Broken Bamboo0104 6.41Maelu, BurmaCBIGurkhaJapanese3.4 hrsBalanced5%
157: OP Hill046 6.25Near Mawlu, BurmaCBIJapaneseBritish9.8 hrs66% British2%
158: Last Of Their Strength021 6.92Charpate, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese3.7 hrsBalanced1%
159: White Tigers0108 7.62Ningthoukhong, IndiaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)11.9 hrs58% Gurkha (British)5%
160: Battlin' Buckeyes045 5.43Tacondo Barrio, Luzon, PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican7 hrs64% American2%
GT CG: Sand & Blood019 8.00Gavuta-Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese229.3 hrsBalanced1%

 * 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: 10.2hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.65

Total playing time: 538.2hrs

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