ASL Action Pack #13 Oktoberfest XXXII

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. September 2017
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Introduction:

The ASLOK XXXII pack builds on the success of the ASL Oktoberfest XXX pack, and highlights the design and playtesting talents of Ohio's finest. Guided by veteran playtesters and tournament directors Bret Hildebran and Bill Hayward, the expert scenario designers Bill Sisler and Pete Shelling bring us eleven scenarios ranging from 1939 Poland to 1945 Hungary, with stops in Ukraine, Russia, New Guinea, Burma, Italy, France, and Belgium along the way. Place names like Vistula, Balta, Luga, Bougainville, Myitkyina, Elba, Caen, Falaise, and Bastonge will all ring a bell. These scenarios will stretch your tactical knowledge and skills, with many different situations (although no night actions – so sad). Some are infantry only, one is armor only (almost), but most feature combined arms. Assault engineers with all their toys are featured, and the King of Battle makes its appearance in the form of offboard artillery in several scenarios. Along with the “typical” Russian, German, and American battles, these scenarios also involve Poles (both 1939 and 1944 versions), British, Japanese, Chinese, the Free French, and the SS (of all different squad types).
The two new boards bring added flexibility to the system and are integral to most of the scenarios. Board 78 is a true wilderness board (no buildings) featuring a brush covered ridge along its length. Board 79 provides a new river, three to five hexes wide, with a village strung out along both banks. Both highlight the steady skills of Charlie Kibler and are sure to see wide use in future scenario design. With great boards and great scenarios, Action Pack #13 is sure to be a big hit.

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
AP123: Busting in Balta04 6.40Balta, UkraineETOGermanRussian8.2 hrsBalanced1%
AP 121: Along the Vistula04 6.20Warsaw, PolandETOGermanPolish8 hrs69% Polish1%
AP 122: Mechanized Sacrifice09 5.69Lutsk, UkraineETORussianGerman6 hrsBalanced2%
AP 124: Lunch in Luga09 6.00Luga, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian5.8 hrs78% Russian2%
AP 125: Ambush on South Knob031 6.67Bougainville, New GuineaPTOJapaneseAmerican3.4 hrsBalanced8%
AP 126: Maryuma's Stronghold05 6.40Myitkyina, BurmaPTOChineseJapanese4.6 hrs100% Japanese1%
AP 127: The First Virtue019 6.88Elba, ItalyMTOFree FrenchGerman4.2 hrsBalanced5%
AP 128: Flight of Fancy010 6.60Herouville, FranceWTOBritishGerman6.1 hrs74% German3%
AP 129: A Polish Battlefield010 7.09Hill 262, FranceWTOGerman (SS)Polish7.6 hrs67% Polish3%
AP 130: Mageret Morning08 6.64Mageret, BelgiumWTOGerman (SS)American7.2 hrs68% German (SS)2%
AP 131: Crickets in Spring0103 7.54Aranyos-Puszta, HungaryETOGerman (SS)Russian8.8 hrsBalanced26%

 * 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: 6.1hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.56

Total playing time: 69.9hrs

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