DC Conscripts ASL Club (2017)
Newsletter with Scenarios
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Newsletter of approx 10-12pp length, inc. one or two text-based scenarios.
Red Banner is an ASL newsletter created by and largely for members of the DC Conscripts, a Washington, D.C., area ASL club. That club had a previous newsletter, ‘Scripts, which faded into oblivion, as hobby newsletters tend to do. Red Banner began in early 2017 with the promise of appearing quarterly, a schedule that may be difficult to sustain with new content. The editor appears to be John Gorkowski.
Red Banner takes the form of a 10-12 page newsletter apparently created as a Word document with no newsletter-style layout.
Issue #1 contained excerpts of an old Department of the Army pamphlet (part of the series of manuscripts created by captured German Army officers after the war and widely reprinted since, as they are not copyrighted) and an AAR of a recent club game day.
Issue #2 contained an analysis of ASL rules in light of articles about battles in the May 1940 campaign and an AAR.
Both issues to date have also contained scenarios. The scenarios are unformatted–that is, they appear simply as text, which was acceptable in the 1980s but puzzling now, given how easy it is to lay out a scenario. The scenarios do not mention designers or playtesters but may be designed by John Gorkowski.
|Issue #1. First Quarter, 2017.||DCRB1 Wave upon Wave. Soviet Union 1942 (Soviets vs. Germans). Large.|
|Issue #2. Second Quarter, 2017.||DCRB2 When the Odds were Even. Belgium 1940 (French vs. Germans). Small.
DCRB3 Forgotten Epic. Belgium 1940 (French vs. Germans). Large.