ASL News (1995)
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48-page magazine, including 4 scenarios as cardstock magazine pages; small sheet of overlays
ASL News reached its 30th number in September 1995 with another 48-page magazine.
Editor Philippe Léonard may have had some problem finding ASL content with which to fill those 48 pages, because with #30 he introduces a bunch of non-ASL content, including a review of the Avalon Hill game Maharaja (!) and a review of a biography of Jochen Peiper (!!!). He does include his usual ASL news roundup, as well as a scenario analysis, an article on LOS, a continuation of the endless picks and shovels article, designer’s notes, a historical article, an article on German infantry battalions, and various miscellany.
The issue contains a small “goodie” in the form of a small sheet of five elevated railroad overlays.
For this issue, the 4 included scenarios are printed on a large sheet of cardstock that is used as the centerfold for the magazine; thus players could theoretically remove the cardstock from the magazine, cut it in half, and have their scenarios on cardstock instead of flimsy paper.
The scenarios include:
- ASL News #60 Call Them Ironsides. Great Britain 1940 (British partisans vs. Germans). Counterfactual “Operation Sea Lion” scenario (ugh)
- ASL News #61 Elusive Armor. Philippines 1945 (Americans vs. Japanese)
- ASL News #62 Down the Road. Belgium 1944 (Americans vs. Germans). Uses ASL News geoboard ASLN1 from Issue #28.
- ASL News #63 DC Party. France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans). Seaborne assault.