AH:ASL Annual `97

Published by: Avalon Hill. January 1997
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Introduction:

Nhpum Ga is a historical module for Advanced Squad Leader that appeared in ASL Annual 97.

Nhpum Ga (pronounced "N Pum ga") is the name of a remote mountain village in Burma. In March 1944, the American 5037th Composite Unit (Provisional), part of the famous "Merrill's Mauraders", attempted to block the advance of Japanese units, who were threatening the flank of the Chinese 22nd division. In the course of the battle from March 28 to April 9, the American unit was completely surrounded by Japanese forces in the small 6 hut village (called "Maggot Hill" by the Americans). The vicious fighting under horrendous conditions ultimately produced nearly 400 casualties for each side. However, the Japanese advance was halted.

Contents include a full color 16.5" x 20.5" Nhpum Ga mapsheet, 4 scenarios (A115, A116, A117, A118) and a 3 page background article. All of these were part of the ASL Annual 97 issue.

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
A Cavalry Primer for NeighsayersMichael J. PuccioAnalysis4-11
Series Replay: Scenario G28 - Ramsey's ChargeJeff Coyle, Matt Noah, & Carl FagoAfter Action Report12-22, 44
Red Death for Scouts in FlamesPete ShellingAnalysis23-24, 44
Debriefing '97Rules and Strategy27-28
The Road to Nhpum GaChuck PowersReference Material38-42
Vive La France Encore!: Croix de Guerre Scenario Review (Part II)Mark C. NixonAnalysis45-57
What Do You Do When You Don't Have A Can Opener?Tate RogersRules and Strategy58-63

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
A 109: Scouts Out0188 6.86Filstrof, FranceWTOAmericanGerman5.3 hrs57% German14%
A 107: The Red Wave0176 6.27Lushno, USSRETORussianGerman (SS)3.8 hrs66% German (SS)13%
A 110: Shanghai in Flames0136 7.29Shanghai, ChinaCBIJapaneseChinese5.3 hrs65% Chinese10%
A 108: Sudden Death0108 6.33Orneset Beachhead, NorwayETOFrenchGerman2.3 hrsBalanced8%
A 114: Hamlet's Demise0106 5.63Jauche, BelgiumETOGermanFrench3.1 hrs77% German8%
A 115: Blockbusters091 6.75Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese2.8 hrsBalanced7%
A 116: Tangled Up in Blue083 7.08Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican3.4 hrsBalanced6%
A 118: The Waterhole081 6.89Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican2.1 hrs60% Japanese6%
A 111: Cattern's Position076 7.15Soupta, New GuineaPTOAustralianJapanese3.9 hrs61% Japanese6%
A 113: Then Things Got Worse072 5.17Denée, FranceETOFrenchGerman5.9 hrs63% French5%
A 117: Maggot Hill065 6.90Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIJapaneseAmerican11.6 hrsBalanced5%
A 112: Gift of Time060 6.17Kasserine Pass, TunisiaDTOGerman / ItalianBritish / American9.6 hrs57% German / Italian4%
A 119: Showdown in Syria048 5.83Mezzeh, Syria MTOVichy FrenchIndian6.4 hrs58% Vichy French3%
A 120: Uncommon Valor041 5.33Aglajavi, FinlandETOFinnishRussian7.2 hrs66% Finnish3%
A 105: Police Action038 5.91Kamienna, PolandETOPolishGerman11.9 hrs77% German3%
A 106: Debacle at Korosten04 5.00Along the Kiev Road, USSRETORussianGerman9 hrs57% Russian0%

 * 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: 5.3hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.29

Total playing time: 93.6hrs

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