ASL News (1996)
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48-page magazine, including 6 scenarios as magazine pages
Published after a long delay, ASL News #31 would be the last in the long-running ASL newsletter/magazine, which had nearly a decade of existence and which played such an important role in the early years of the ASL community.
Article content includes Philippe Léonard’s last acerbic/funny “Notes” roundup of ASL news (he can’t stop criticizing the publishing of his own Kampfgruppe Peiper II), scenario analyses, an article on a Belgian AFV (no, it’s not the Mk VI Waffle-izer), an article on playtesting SASL, designer’s notes, an article on weapons pits, and miscellaney.
Frustratingly, once more the magazine contains non-ASL content, including a review of a computer game and a review of the game We the People.
- ASL News #64 Stubborn Insurrection. Soviet Union 1947 (Soviets vs. Ukrainian nationalist partisans)
- ASL News #65 Frontal Collision. Netherlands 1940 (Dutch/French vs. Germans)
- ASL News #66 L’Abbaye Blanche. France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans)
- ASL News #67 Their Darkest Hour. Great Britain 1940 (British vs. Germans). Counterfactual “Operation Sea Lion” scenario. Double ugh.
- ASL News #68 Art Nouveau. Belgium 1940 (Belgians vs. Germans).
- ASL News #69 L’Amour, L’Amour, L’Amour. Germany 1945 (Canadians vs. Germans).
There are no “goodies” accompanying the magazine.
Unfortunately, ASL News’ last issue was not their best issue.