Alternative Titles/Edition History:
CONSUMER ALERT. AKA The Final Push
Bill Wilder/First to Fight Variants (2009)
Country of Origin:
2 mini-maps, 2 overlays, 258 (homemade) counters, rules, 12 scenarios
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.
This “scenario pack” contains scenarios involving USMC armor on Saipan, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. To say it takes a lackadaisical attitude towards ASL would be the understatement of the year. “US Army units,” the designer states in his E-bay marketing material, “can substitute if you don’t have Gung Ho for American forces [i.e., Marines!].” A variety of new rules and concepts are introduced, including a “revised rifle squad” divided into three fire teams, tank crews, Japanese suicide squads, AT mines (???), and Japanese paratroopers. Inflated unit values are common.
Of course, if other products by this designer are any indication, none of these will be fully developed or playable. Examine the image of the hill map below; notice how grotesquely misplaced most of the crest lines are? Someone who doesn’t know how to draw ASL crest lines should not be designing ASL products.
And ASLers shouldn’t be buying these.