ASL 13 - Rising Sun (2021)

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

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

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
59: Smertniki055 6 miles north of Mutanchiang, ManchukuoCBIRussianJapanese10.5 hrsBalanced3%
60: On the Kokoda Trail0115 Deniki, Papua, New GuineaPTOJapaneseAustralian7.8 hrs63% Japanese6%
61: Shoestring Ridge059 7.00Damulaan, Leyte, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican8.5 hrs83% Japanese3%
62: Bungle in the Jungle059 Payagyi, BurmaCBIBritishJapanese10.8 hrs57% Japanese3%
63: The Eastern Gate073 11 miles Northeast of Maungdaw, BurmaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)10.2 hrs83% Japanese4%
64: Hazardous Occupation041 Tamparan, Mindanao, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseMuslims5.3 hrs67% Japanese2%
65: Red Star, Red Sun06 8 miles SW of Nomonhan, ManchukuoCBIRussianJapanese12.5 hrsUnknown0%
66: The Bushmasters075 13 miles SE of Sarmi, Netherlands New GuineaPTOAmericanJapanese16.4 hrs57% American4%
67: Cibik's Ridge021 Bougainville, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)3.6 hrs62% Japanese1%
68: The Rock076 Corregidor, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)13.1 hrs100% American (USMC)4%
69: Today We Attack058 6 miles North of Toungoo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese15.8 hrs100% Chinese3%
70: KP 167062 3 miles East of Mauban, BataanPTOFilipino/AmericanJapanese18.9 hrs67% Japanese3%
71: Jungle Citadel062 Bhamo, BurmaCBIChineseJapanese7.8 hrsBalanced3%
72: Sea of Tranquility036 Peleliu, PalauPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese8.4 hrs60% Japanese2%
73: Hell or High Water044 Cape Torokina, BougainvillePTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese14.8 hrs100% American (USMC)2%
74: Bloody Red Beach045 Guam, the Mariana IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese23.9 hrs67% American (USMC)3%
145: Shanghai In Flames084 Shanghai, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese5.4 hrs61% Chinese5%
146: The Drive for Taierzhuang037 8.00North of Taierzhuang, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese10.1 hrs67% Chinese2%
147: A Stiff Fight0209 Asun, MalayaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)3 hrs58% Gurkha (British)12%
148: Ramsey's Charge07 Morong, The PhilippinesPTOAmericanJapanese4 hrsBalanced0%
149: Grabbing Gavutu016 Gavutu, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese17.3 hrsBalanced1%
150: Tanambogo Nightmare05 Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese11.8 hrs100% Japanese0%
151: Take Two012 Tanambogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese10.5 hrsBalanced1%
152: Munda Mash07 Near Laiana, New GeorgiaPTOAmerican / American (USMC)Japanese5.6 hrs78% American / American (USMC)0%
153: Totsugeki!053 Near Kantau, BurmaCBIJapaneseChinese4.3 hrsBalanced3%
154: Orange at Walawbum010 Walawbum, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican4.7 hrsBalanced1%
155: Smith & Weston097 Near Warong, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican4.8 hrs60% American5%
156: Broken Bamboo076 Mawlu, BurmaCBIGurkha (British)Japanese3.4 hrs56% Gurkha (British)4%
157: OP Hill040 5.00Near Mawlu, BurmaCBIJapaneseBritish9.6 hrs75% British2%
158: Last Of Their Strength013 9.00Charpate, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese3.7 hrsBalanced1%
159: White Tigers094 Ningthoukhong, IndiaCBIJapaneseGurkha (British)11.9 hrs62% Gurkha (British)5%
160: Battlin' Buckeyes021 Tacondo Barrio, Luzon, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican6.9 hrsBalanced1%
HC01: First Matanikau023 5.50Matanikau Village, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese3.7 hrs57% American (USMC)1%
HC02: Bailey's Demise041 One Log Bridge, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.8 hrs73% American (USMC)2%
HC03: Samurai Sunset09 4.00Near Matanikau Village, GuadalcanalPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)5 hrs100% American (USMC)1%
HC04: Whaling Good Time016 Hill 75, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.5 hrs63% American (USMC)1%
HC05: The Sand Spit014 Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)9.2 hrs57% American (USMC)1%
GT CG: Sand & Blood010 Gavutu-Tanamgogo, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese228.5 hrsBalanced1%

 * 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: 6.42

Total playing time: 557hrs

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