Avalon Hill (1997)
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2 8" x 22" mounted geo-boards (42, 43), 8 scenarios on cardstock, OBA play aid
The Action Pack began as an idea during the MMP era (1996-1998) at Avalon Hill, providing simple, straightforward content: more maps and more scenarios. Action Pack 1 (AP1) contained 2 geoboards and 8 scenarios, as well as an OBA play aid.
Every scenario in the pack uses at least one of the included boards, but other boards are needed from various core modules published before AP1. The scenarios tend to be large and long, but a couple of more manageable ones somehow slipped in as well.
- Poland 1939 (Poles vs. Germans)
- Sicily 1943 (Americans vs. Italians/Germans)
- Soviet Union 1941 (Soviets vs. Germans), 1943 (Soviets vs. Germans)
- France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans), 1945 (Americans vs. Germans)
- Germany 1945 (Soviets vs. Germans)
- Philippines 1945 (Americans/Filipinos vs. Japanese)
The scenarios in AP1 were a good mix, most of them fun and well-balanced. Quality scenarios include AP1 (The Ring), AP3 (A Breezeless Day), AP4 (L’abbaye Blanche), and AP7 (Directive Number Three).
The OBA play aid was later included, in modified form, in the 2nd Edition ASL Rulebook. Boards 42 and 43 reappeared in 2007 as part of Action Pack 3: Few Returned. The original Action Pack 1 scenarios are downloadable from the MMP website.