ASL 1 - Beyond Valor (3rd Edition)

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 1990
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Introduction:

Beyond Valor was released in 1985 as the first core module to the ASL game system. In addition to the complete countermix for Germany and Russia, the module included all necessary system counters, as well as partial orders of battle for the Finns and Partisans. The module is necessary for play of all other modules with the exception of Paratrooper. The 1st version was released in a standard "Bookcase Game" size box (the same size as that in which Squad Leader had been contained), and was the only game in the ASL line so released - future modules were released in slightly larger boxes.

Mapboard 1 from SL and mapboard 8 from GI were necessary to play four of the ten printed scenarios, which were sometimes criticized as lacklustre, centring on urban combat in keeping with the four new mapboards issued with the game.

2nd EDITION: BV2 provides additional counters for rules added in Chapter E (now included in ASLRB2), has the Finnish in a new colour-scheme, but most significantly now includes the HASL module RED BARRICADES (and all necessary maps, counters, scenarios and rules, in the form of Chapter O). RB is no longer available as a separate product.

3rd EDITION: BV3 was release in 2005. It includes additional scenarios (123-136) reprinted from the ASL Annuals and The General. RED BARRICADES was removed in the third printing. The module uses the new style boards (1-5, 8, 20-23).

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
1: Fighting Withdrawal0777 7.23Sestroretsk Road, Terijoki, FinlandETOFinnishRussian4.9 hrsBalanced18%
2: Mila 180271 6.5318 Mila, the Warsaw Ghetto, PolandETOGerman (SS)Partisan (ZOB)4.1 hrsBalanced6%
3: The Czerniakow Bridgehead0271 6.45139 Solec, Warsaw, PolandETOGermanRussian / Partisan (AK)9.8 hrsBalanced6%
4: The Commissar's House0209 6.79The Barrikady, Stalingrad, USSRETOGermanRussian9.9 hrsBalanced5%
5: In Sight of the Volga0227 6.67Stalingrad, RussiaETOGermanRussian10.6 hrs66% Russian5%
6: Red Packets0248 6.09Zhabinki, USSRETOGermanRussian3.2 hrs56% Russian6%
7: Dash for the Bridge0113 6.36370 Warzyngota, Warsaw, PolandETORussianGerman (SS)6.6 hrs63% German (SS)3%
8: The Fugitives0240 6.65Berlin, GermanyETOGermanRussian9.2 hrs60% Russian6%
9: To the Square0122 6.16Most Slaski Bridge, Warsaw, PolandETORussianGerman10.4 hrs58% Russian3%
10: The Citadel0232 7.77The Citadel of Brest-Litovsk, BelorussiaETOGermanRussian15.8 hrs57% Russian5%
123: The Borders are Burning054 5.77Kuhmo, FinlandETORussianFinnish15.7 hrs67% Finnish1%
124: On the Borderline060 6.43Artahuhta, FinlandETORussianFinnish12 hrsBalanced1%
125: First Crisis at Army Group North0104 6.50Northeast of Raseiniai, LithuaniaETORussianGerman5.5 hrs71% German2%
126: Commando Schenke0274 7.20Liepaja, LatviaETOGermanRussian4.3 hrsBalanced6%
127: Land Leviathans088 6.86Lipki, RussiaETORussianGerman5.4 hrs62% Russian2%
128: The Defense of Luga037 6.74South of Leningrad, USSRETORussianGerman24.1 hrs74% German1%
129: Slamming of the Door0169 6.84Ban'kovo, Oblast de LĂ©ningradETORussianGerman6.4 hrs57% Russian4%
130: Debacle at Korosten031 6.55Along the Kiev Road, USSRETORussianGerman7.9 hrs60% German1%
131: The Penetration of Rostov0101 6.65Rostov, Russia ETOGermanRussian7.5 hrs56% German2%
132: Hill 253.50221 7.16Near Ponyri, RussiaETOGermanRussian8.3 hrsBalanced5%
133: Block Busting in Bokruisk0171 6.94Bokruisk, USSRETORussianGerman8.4 hrsBalanced4%
134: Counterattack on the Vistula0156 7.11Near Wola Chodkowska, PolandETOGermanRussian7.5 hrs63% Russian4%
135: Acts of Defiance082 7.98Breslau, GermanyWTOGermanRussian7 hrs57% Russian2%
136: The Agony of Doom0101 6.12Muncheberg, GermanyETORussianGerman9.4 hrs66% German2%

 * 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: 8.1hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.73

Total playing time: 213.9hrs

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