Scenario Designer's Handbook

Published by: tacticalwargamer.com. July 2015
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Introduction:

Scenario Designer's Handbook (ISBN 978-0-9782646-8-0) is intended as a reference for those interested in designing historical scenarios for the Advanced Squad Leader game system. The book features 216 full-colour pages with a variety of information to assist in force and terrain selection, including company, battalion and divisional break-downs of the major armies that participated in the Second World War. Additional chapters deal with scenario lay-out, publishing, researching, walk-throughs of the design process and discussion regarding the various components of ASL scenarios.

Includes four complete scenarios:
Designer's Handbook Scenario 1 EXHAUSTING BUT PRODUCTIVE
Designer's Handbook Scenario 2 SIEGE WITHOUT SHELLS
Scenario SF 1.1 SOLID GOLD REAL ESTATE
Scenario MD1 THE BRIDGE AT RAMELLE

And also includes a discussion draft scenario KRUGLOWKA RAILWAY.

All are company-level recreations of tactical combat in the Second World War consistent with the ASL series of games.

Scenario Designer's Handbook is not an official publication of Multi-Man Publishing or Hasbro and neither the author nor canadiansoldiers.com/tacticalwargamer.com are in any way affiliated with MMP.

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
ReviewIan DaglishReview
Panzer Digest ReviewRobert G. Smith, LTCReview

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
SF1.1: Solid Gold Real Estate00 Ramelle, Normandy, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American2.1 hrsUnknown0%
MD1: The Bridge at Ramelle00 Ramelle, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American2.7 hrsUnknown0%
Designer's Handbook : Exhausting, But Productive00 Mate Zuchowicze, RussiaETOGermanRussian9.1 hrs100% Russian0%
Designer's Handbook : Siege Without Shells00 Groningen, The NetherlandsETOCanadianGerman11.6 hrsUnknown0%

 * 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: 5.9hrs

Average rating of scenarios: n/a

Total playing time: 25.5hrs

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