Le Franc Tireur (1997)
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28-page magazine, including 4 scenarios on magazine pages; sheet of 78 color airplane counters (on cardstock)
The sophomore issue of Le Franc Tireur has a historical focus, including two articles, on the Balkans and Tito’s partisans in Yugoslavia. Other articles include an analysis of smoke in ASL, a look at American tank destroyers, and an analysis of the Heat of Battle module King of the Hill.
All the content is in French, including scenarios. However, (rough) translations of the scenarios from the early issues of Le Franc Tireur are available online from View From the Trenches.
The four scenarios include FT05 (Trappola), an Italian vs. partisan action, and FT06 (Macédoine Balkanique), which features Bulgarians and Soviets against Germans. One of the scenarios, FT08 (L’ultime Traîtrise), was later reprinted as an official ASL Journal scenario, J76 (Ultimate Treachery), which has become a popular tournament scenario.
- FT05 Trappola / Trappola. Yugoslavia 1941 (Yugoslav partisans vs. Italians)
- FT06 Macédoine balkanique / Balkan Medley. Yugoslavia 1944 (Yugoslav partisans/Bulgarians vs. Germans)
- FT07 Jackson’s Fire / Jackson’s Fire. Germany 1944 (Americans vs. Germans)
- FT08 L’ultime traîtrise / Ultimate Treachery. French Indochina 1945 (French vs. Japanese)