Alternative Titles/Edition History:
Bill Wilder/First to Fight Variants (2009)
Country of Origin:
5 scenarios, 192 (homemade) counters, 2 mini-maps, 10 page historical background, "Inventory of the Riverine Forces," rules pages.
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.
See entries on Glory & Grief I and One Wild Ride for general comments that would also apply here.
The latest offering churned out by Bill Wilder, just a month after his previous latest, is Smoke on the Water, which covers “riverine forces” in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Rules include river boats, as well as their crews and commanders, NVA cadre units, and others. It is unlikely that any of the rules or scenarios were developed or playtested.
These items are sold on E-bay only, designed to extract the highest prices from ASL completists who will pay astronomical amounts even for unplayable items that are related to ASL. Buyers should beware.
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