ASL 13 - Rising Sun (2021)

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. October 2021
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Rising Sun is Advanced Squad Leader’s long-awaited return to the jungles, islands, and atolls of the southwest Pacific.
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.

Included are 16 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. Also included from the ASL ‘93b Annual comes "Sand and Blood" a Gavutu-Tanambogo campaign game with a 17"x 22" map and Chapter Z pages and from the Operations Special Edition #3 comes the Hell's Corner HASL map and it's 5 updated scenarios.
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.

Rising Sun (2021) contains:
32 Updated Scenarios from Code of Bushido, Gung Ho!, The GENERAL, ASL Annual, and ASL Journal.
5 Updated Scenarios from Hell's Corner HASL from Operations Special Edition #3.
Sand & Blood: Gavutu-Tanambogo CG
- 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 (GT) and Hell's Corner (HC) HASL maps
- 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

Map board(s):

Board: 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, MMP:GT, HC

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59: Smertniki058 6 miles north of Mutanchiang, ManchukuoCBIRussianJapanese10.5 hrsBalanced3%
60: On the Kokoda Trail0116 Deniki, Papua, New GuineaPTOJapaneseAustralian7.8 hrs64% Japanese6%
61: Shoestring Ridge059 7.00Damulaan, Leyte, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican8.5 hrs83% Japanese3%
62: Bungle in the Jungle060 Payagyi, BurmaCBIBritishJapanese10.8 hrs63% Japanese3%
63: The Eastern Gate074 11 miles Northeast of Maungdaw, BurmaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)10.2 hrs86% Japanese4%
64: Hazardous Occupation041 Tamparan, Mindanao, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseMuslims5.3 hrs67% Japanese2%
65: Red Star, Red Sun00 8 miles SW of Nomonhan, ManchukuoCBIRussianJapanese12.5 hrsUnknown0%
66: The Bushmasters079 13 miles SE of Sarmi, Netherlands New GuineaPTOAmericanJapanese16.4 hrs57% American4%
67: Cibik's Ridge027 7.33Bougainville, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)3.6 hrs64% Japanese1%
68: The Rock077 Corregidor, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)13.1 hrs100% American (USMC)4%
69: Today We Attack058 6 miles North of Toungoo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese15.8 hrs75% Chinese3%
70: KP 167063 3 miles East of Mauban, BataanPTOFilipino/AmericanJapanese18.9 hrs60% Filipino/American3%
71: Jungle Citadel064 Bhamo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese7.8 hrsBalanced3%
72: Sea of Tranquility037 Peleliu, PalauPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese8.4 hrs67% Japanese2%
73: Hell or High Water044 Cape Torokina, BougainvillePTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese14.8 hrs100% American (USMC)2%
74: Bloody Red Beach046 4.00Guam, the Mariana IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese23.9 hrsBalanced2%
145: Shanghai In Flames088 8.33Shanghai, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese5.4 hrs60% Chinese5%
146: The Drive for Taierzhuang040 7.00North of Taierzhuang, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese10.1 hrs64% Chinese2%
147: A Stiff Fight0218 7.00Asun, MalayaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)3 hrs64% Gurkha (British)12%
148: Ramsey's Charge00 Morong, The PhilippinesPTOAmericanJapanese4 hrsBalanced0%
149: Grabbing Gavutu016 Gavutu, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese17.3 hrsBalanced1%
150: Tanambogo Nightmare05 Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese11.8 hrs67% American (USMC)0%
151: Take Two012 Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese10.5 hrs60% Japanese1%
152: Munda Mash08 Near Laiana, New GeorgiaPTOAmerican / American (USMC)Japanese5.6 hrs73% American / American (USMC)0%
153: Totsugeki!064 Near Kantau, BurmaCBIJapaneseChinese4.3 hrsBalanced3%
154: Orange at Walawbum016 3.50Walawbum, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican4.7 hrs56% American1%
155: Smith & Weston097 Near Warong, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican4.8 hrsBalanced5%
156: Broken Bamboo076 Mawlu, BurmaCBIGurkha (British)Japanese3.4 hrs58% Gurkha (British)4%
157: OP Hill042 7.00Near Mawlu, BurmaCBIJapaneseBritish9.6 hrs88% British2%
158: Last Of Their Strength018 6.50Charpate, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese3.7 hrs56% Japanese1%
159: White Tigers094 Ningthoukhong, IndiaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)11.9 hrsBalanced5%
160: Battlin' Buckeyes031 7.50Tacondo Barrio, Luzon, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican6.9 hrsBalanced2%
HC01: First Matanikau033 6.71Matanikau Village, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese3.7 hrs59% American (USMC)2%
HC02: Bailey's Demise043 5.00One Log Bridge, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.8 hrs69% American (USMC)2%
HC03: Samurai Sunset014 6.50Near Matanikau Village, GuadalcanalPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)5 hrs92% American (USMC)1%
HC04: Whaling Good Time00 10.00Hill 75, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.5 hrs68% American (USMC)0%
HC05: The Sand Spit014 Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)9.2 hrs56% American (USMC)1%
GT CG: Sand & Blood00 Gavutu-Tanamgogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese228.5 hrsBalanced0%

 * 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: 8.45hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.67

Total playing time: 557hrs

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