EastSide Gamers (2006)
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12 scenarios on light cardstock
The irrepressible EastSide Gamers team of Houseman, Houseman, and Safran debuted their sequel to Dezign Pak 1 at ASLOK 2006. Dezign Pak 2 featured a dozen scenarios, most of them tournament-sized, printed on light cardstock.
The un-themed pack features actions from a variety of different theaters, including:
- ESG11 Symphony of Violence. Germany 1945 (British vs. Germans)
- ESG12 Road Kill. France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans)
- ESG13 Hands across the Slaughter. Poland 1939 (Poles vs. Germans)
- ESG14 Tracks back to Cambrai. France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans)
- ESG15 Survival of the Vicious. Soviet Union 1944 (Soviets vs. Germans)
- ESG16 Dutch Treat. Netherlands 1940 (Dutch vs. Germans)
- ESG17 Money’s on the Dresser. Soviet Union 1944 (Soviets vs. Germans)
- ESG18 Exceeding Expectations. Soviet Union 1942 (Soviets vs. Romanians)
- ESG19 Million Dollar Tree. Bougainville 1944 (Americans vs. Japanese)
- ESG20 Feat of Horror. Poland 1944 (Soviets vs. Germans)
- ESG21 Dying to Kill. Soviet Union 1941 (Soviets vs. Romanians)
- ESG22 Ears for Souvenirs. China 1937 (Chinese vs. Japanese)
That last scenario, ESG22 (Ears for Souvenirs), may have the smallest playing area of any ASL scenario, as it consists of just nine hexrows on a single DASL map.
One of the scenarios, ESG11 (Symphony of Violence), is a massive 6-board, 11-turn British vs. German river crossing scenario, featuring tons of AFVs, OBA, air support and more. It began a tradition of monster scenarios on the part of ESG.
Another scenario, ESG14 (Tracks Back to Cambrai), is a large shooting gallery scenario featuring 33 mostly thin-skinned American AFVs trying to survive the fire from 4 88mm AT guns, as well as 150mm OBA and a liberal dosage of Panzerschrecks. A third scenario, ESG20 (Feast of Horror) is a large all-armor action.
The other scenarios are much smaller, most of them suitable for tournament play.
The most popular scenario in the pack has been the fun and balanced ESG12 (Road Kill). The other more-played scenarios in the pack are not very balanced, but there are a number of scenarios that just haven’t received much play.
The EastSide Gamers do deserve style points of some kind for the titles of ESG13 (Hands across the Slaughter) and ESG17 (Money’s on the Dresser).