Alternative Titles/Edition History:
Bill Wilder/First to Fight Variants (2009)
Country of Origin:
6 scenarios, 136 (homemade) counters, 6 pages historical background, article on helicopters, 9 pages rules, 3 "mini-maps," overlay
CONSUMER ALERT: These products, which are typically available only for high prices on E-bay, are of extremely poor quality and most ASLers would find them more or less unusable. There appears to have been little to no proofreading, rules development or playtesting. See the review of One Wild Ride for a more extended look at one of these products. THESE ARE VERY POOR PRODUCTS; BUYER BEWARE.
Birds of Prey! (BoP) is the latest in a now seemingly endless series of undeveloped, unplaytested and crudely produced ASL “variants” sold a copy at a time on E-bay to the unknowing as well as to super-completist ASL collectors. This particular item, as its name suggests, focuses on the 1st Cavalry Division in Viet Nam.
Five of the scenarios feature the 1st Cav; another focuses on some other unit. Several of the scenarios are billed as smaller “quickplay” scenarios, whatever that means. If the scenarios are anything like those in One Wild Ride, it is a moot point, as they will essentially be unplayable no matter what their size.
One of the mini-maps does have an interesting set of orchard configurations; that is about the only positive thing that can be said about this product. Caveat emptor like crazy.