ASL News (1994)
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32-page magazine, including 2 scenarios as magazine pages
More information on the origins and earlier issues of ASL News magazine can be found here.
After many years of publishing ASL News as a newsletter, editor/publisher Philippe Léonard decided in 1994 to have the publication professionally printed as a magazine. For the rest of its life (short though it would be), then, ASL News would be a magazine. This period, 1994-1996, was the Golden Age of ASL magazines, with the ASL Annual, Backblast, Critical Hit, Tactiques, Le Franc Tireur and ASL News all publishing issues during these years.
The first “new” ASL News, #27 (September 1994), boasted a sportier cover and slightly improved production values, but was really not very different from #26 in terms of look and feel. It was, on the whole, a bit of a disappointment, as it contained only two scenarios (yet came with a price increase).
Article content included Command & Control rules for ASL, tournament AARs, an article on bocage, and miscellany. The content, generally consisting of very short articles, still had much the feel of a newsletter.
The scenarios included are:
- ASL News #50 The Grain of Sand. France 1940 (French vs. Germans). DASL
- ASL News #51 Forward Defense. Philippines 1942 (Filipinos/Americans vs. Japanese).