ASL Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 2nd Edition

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 2021
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Introduction:

Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 2nd Edition is an updated version of the original SKEP #1. SKEP #1 2nd Edition includes the three boards (q, r, and s) and eight scenarios (S44-S51) from the 2011 release. In addition, it now includes board p and the three scenarios from the Beyond the Beaches ASL Starter Kit Bonus Pack (S41-S43) and one from Special Ops #6 (S59). Several of these scenarios have been updated for errata and balance. The original eight scenarios include actions pitting the Poles against the Slovakian army, Russians advancing against Germans, Americans in their struggle against the Italians, and the Free French forces defending against a sudden German counterattack. The four additional scenarios all feature actions between American and German forces in Normandy. SKEP #1 2nd Edition also includes a half-sheet of counters, two Quick Reference Data Cards, one Hedges Example of Play/ASLSK sequence of Play card, one Vehicle and Ordnance Historical Notes book, and one rulebook.

Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 2nd Edition is not a standalone product and requires ownership of ASL Starter Kits #1, #2, and #3 to play all the scenarios herein.

Fight your way across the tactical battlefields of World War 2 using the men and equipment available historically. Only this time you can determine the outcome!

ASL Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 2nd Edition contains:

Four 8"x22" geomorphic mapboards (p, q, r, s)
One half-sheet of counters
One rulebook
One Vehicle and Ordnance Historical Notes book
Two Quick Reference Data Cards
One Hedges Example of Play/Starter Kit Sequence of Play card
12 ASLSK scenarios (S41-S51, S59)
ASL SKEP #1 2nd Ed

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
S41: Sink's Encouragement036 6.50St. Côme du Mont, FranceETOAmericanGerman1.6 hrs77% German12%
S42: One More Hedgerow028 7.00Couvains, FranceETOAmericanGerman1.4 hrs57% American9%
S43: Clearing Carentan033 Carentan, FranceETOAmericanGerman1.6 hrs58% American11%
S44: Across the Border036 7.43Tylicz, PolandETOSlovakianPolish2.6 hrs71% Polish12%
S45: Contested Settlement051 8.30Zabrese, PolandETOPolishSlovakian3 hrs61% Polish17%
S46: Where the Winter Lingers025 7.00Lapland, FinlandETORussianGerman4 hrs56% Russian8%
S47: Not So Disposed017 6.33Gela, SicilyMTOAmericanItalian4.2 hrs82% American6%
S48: Converging Assaults013 6.00Gela, SicilyMTOItalianAmerican4.7 hrsBalanced4%
S49: Cooks, Clerks and Bazookas01 6.50Meximieux, FranceWTOGermanAmerican5.4 hrs100% German0%
S50: N-463023 6.50Seppois, FranceWTOGerman (SS)Free French4 hrs70% German (SS)8%
S51: Enter the Young028 Merode, GermanyWTOAmericanGerman3.9 hrs57% American9%
S59: Mopping Up07 8.00St. Laurent, Normandy, FranceWTOAmericanGerman2.5 hrs75% American2%

 * 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: 3.45hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.96

Total playing time: 38.9hrs

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