ASL 14 - Hakkaa Päälle!

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. December 2014
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Introduction:

Hakkaa Päälle! (Advanced Squad Leader Module 14) provides the ASL player with the complete order of battle for the Finns, including every major vehicle, gun, and squad type that saw combat during World War II. Chapter H distills years of research into pages of detailed notes on the guns and vehicles involved. Included along with three new Finnish squad types are the revised Chapter A rules to handle them.

Finnish ordnance and armor throughout this period are represented from the single Landsverk armored car that was the only combat-worthy Finnish AFV at the start of the Winter War, through the end of the Lapland War, when Finnish armor included captured Russian AFVs and Sturmgeschuetz purchased from Germany. Modern tanks like the T-34/85 or StuG IIIG were in the distinct minority, however, and the Finnish player will often find himself equipped with obsolete tanks such as T-26s and T-28s when facing the enemy.

The Soviet Union was Finland’s chief adversary, and Hakkaa Päälle! also contains new vehicles and Chapter H notes for the Russians. Fan-propelled sleds (aerosans, both armed and not), ad-hoc armed LANO trucks, early war versions of the T-26 (the two-turreted T-26 M31 and the flamethrower-armed OT-26, among others), up-armed T-28s, and the experimental SMK and T-100 tanks are all included. Additionally, a number of Lend-Lease Vehicles (Lee, Matilda II, Valentine VIII, Churchill III, etc.) now see Russian counter form. To simulate the lackluster performance of the Russian forces during the Winter War, SSR-invoked rules for Russian Early War Doctrine are included.

Captured French tanks such as the 38H 735(f) and the 35-S 739(f) used by the Germans in Finland are included in German colors, along with similar German AFV counters whose availability to ASL players was previously limited.

Player aid dividers include the National Capabilities Chart with the new Finnish squad types and other updates, backed by the standard OBA flowchart. Also enclosed are new rules for Prepared Fire Zones and Light Woods, transforming the battlefield for mapboards old and new. The heavily wooded mapboard 52 completes the package.

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
161: Arctic Crossroads025 5.22Yläluostari, FinlandETORussianFinnish10.8 hrs70% Finnish3%
162: Armored Car Savikurki069 5.78Perkjärvi, FinlandETOFinnishRussian1.9 hrs63% Finnish8%
163: Stopped Cold0124 5.96Kirvesmäki, FinlandETORussianFinnish6.7 hrs58% Finnish15%
164: Torment at Tormua051 5.56Tormua, FinlandETORussianFinnish10.7 hrs58% Russian6%
165: Nothing But Courage032 6.54Honkaniemi, FinlandETOFinnishRussian10 hrs84% Finnish4%
166: Skiing in Lapland033 6.18Heteoja, Petsamo, FinlandETORussianFinnish6.2 hrs60% Finnish4%
167: Breakout From Prääzä021 4.67North of Prääzä, Karelia, RussiaETOFinnishRussian9.7 hrs60% Russian3%
168: Forest Bastion047 6.90Niiniselkä, west of Prääzä, RussiaETOFinnishRussian5.7 hrs60% Finnish6%
169: Night Fans023 6.00Metchishori Island, Lake Segozero, RussiaETORussianFinnish7.6 hrs77% Finnish3%
170: 11th Company Counterattack0119 6.16Kivisilta, western suburb of Vyborg, FinlandETOFinnishRussian2.3 hrsBalanced14%
171: Retaking the VKT Line036 5.33Southwest of Tali, FinlandETOFinnishRussian18.9 hrsBalanced4%
172: The Last Attack018 6.80Marjamäki, FinlandETOFinnish / GermanRussian8.8 hrs65% Finnish / German2%
173: Father Sunshine047 6.23Portinhoikka, FinlandETOFinnishRussian3.7 hrs72% Russian6%
174: Lagus Assault Guns0110 6.88Vuosalmi, FinlandETORussianFinnish5.3 hrs63% Russian13%
175: Hunters at Ylimaa044 6.78Ylimaa, FinlandETOFinnishGerman7.2 hrs59% Finnish5%
176: The Only Way Out014 5.67Vennivaara Hill, 5 miles north of Rovaniemi, FinlandETOFinnishGerman8.3 hrsBalanced2%
177: Anabasis019 6.14Särkiniemi, FinlandETOGerman (SS)Finnish10.4 hrs56% Finnish2%

 * 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: 7.6hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.05

Total playing time: 134.2hrs

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