ASL Journal #14

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. May 2023
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ASL Journal 14: Aussie Special Edition is a 56-page magazine for Advanced Squad Leader that features articles, scenarios, and a Historical ASL Campaign Game completely authored and designed by our friends Down Under. At the heart of J14 is the "Sparrow Force" HASL, featuring a map, mini-Campaign Game, and scenarios designed by Simon Spinetti and Andy Rogers (Hatten in Flames) covering the action between Australian and Japanese forces in and around the village of Babau on the island of Timor in 1942.

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Board: SF

Articles and Resources:

The Umpire's ViewThe Executive EditorsAnalysis2
Aussie and Kiwi StoriesAndy RogersReference Material4
Battle for CreteAl PalazzoReference Material9
AP161 ANZAC BoysAaron Cleavin and Andy RogersAfter Action Report12
DebriefingThe EditorsRules and Strategy22
The Magnificent SevenAndy RogersDiscussion23
Hatten in Flames RevisitedAndy RogersAnalysis24
Bringing a Mk IV to a Tank FightAndy RogersAnalysis26
Hatten in FlamesAndy RogersAnalysis27
Hatten in Flames: Map GenesisAndy RogersReference Material29
Sparrow Force StoriesAndy RogersReference Material36
Sparrow Force DefenseAndy RogersReference Material36
All the King's EnemiesAndy RogersReference Material38
Dingos at Damour Scenario BreakdownAaron Cleavin, John Knowles and Alan SmeeAnalysis40
Aussie and Kiwi StoriesMurray McCloskey and Andy RogersReference Material47
Sparrow Force Mini-CGAndy RogersReview54
BibliographyReference Material55


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J223: Latecomers015 7.16Séez, FranceMTOItalianFrench4.3 hrsBalanced7%
J224: Posts 9-1103 6.60Bardia Perimeter, LibyaDTOAustralianItalian5.7 hrs67% Australian1%
J225: At the Feet of Zeus03 4.00Olympus Pass, GreeceMTOGermanNew Zealand4.3 hrsBalanced1%
J226: Drawing the Kroh03 4.50Retimo, CreteMTOGermanAustralian5.4 hrsBalanced1%
J227: Another Frustrating Day010 7.11Heraklion, CreteMTOGermanBritish/Greek3.8 hrs67% German5%
J228: Flying Samurai03 7.25Babau, West TimorPTOJapaneseAustralian3.5 hrs60% Japanese1%
J229: Tasmanian Devils01 7.00Babau, West TimorPTOAustralianJapanese5.1 hrs100% Japanese0%
J230: Battle for Babau01 7.50Babau, West TimorPTOJapaneseAustralian5.7 hrs100% Japanese0%
J231: Cooking Up a Storm04 6.67Babau, West TimorPTOJapaneseAustralian4.7 hrs80% Japanese2%
J232: Aussie Spirit08 7.00Babau, West TimorPTOAustralianJapanese2.8 hrs60% Japanese4%
J233: Roff Riders07 7.00Babau, West TimorPTOAustralianJapanese5.6 hrs71% Australian3%
J234: Buckley's Chance07 5.43Babau, West TimorPTOJapaneseAustralian3.8 hrs56% Japanese3%
J235: Irksome Rearguard00 Eora Creek, PapuaPTOAustralianJapanese13.1 hrsUnknown0%
J236: Deadly Dexter04 6.75Lababia Ridge, New GuineaPTOJapaneseAustralian3 hrs75% Japanese2%
J237: Commandos at Kaiapit05 6.00Kaiapit, New GuineaPTOAustralian Japanese3.2 hrs83% Japanese2%
J238: Derrick's Show02 5.50Sattelberg, New GuineaPTOAustralianJapanese3.8 hrsBalanced1%
J239: Shoot or Shovel08 5.25Cape Eboshi, New BritianPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)3.4 hrs67% Japanese4%
J240: Hurricane Biak08 7.75Biak Island, Dutch New GuineaPTOJapaneseAmerican3.3 hrs56% American4%
J241: It's a Battlefield019 6.58Ducy-Sainte-Margeurite, FranceWTOGermanCommonwealth6.3 hrs56% German9%
J242: Courage of Cowan011 6.75Jansbach Creek, BelgiumWTOGerman (SS)American4 hrs64% American5%
J243: Sore Thumbs04 7.25Offendorf, FranceWTOAmericanGerman (SS)6 hrs67% German (SS)2%
J244: Bowden's Wood016 6.88Kurtzenhouse, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American3.7 hrs64% American8%
J245: Factory Fodder011 7.00Kaltenhouse, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American6.8 hrs80% American5%
J246: Loser Takes All05 6.80Dég, HungaryETOGerman (SS)Russian6.4 hrs57% Russian2%
SP CG: Sparrow Force (SP) CG046 9.00West TimorPTOJapaneseAustralian100% Japanese23%

 * 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: 4.3hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.61

Total playing time: 117.7hrs

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