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Anything published on the Spanish Civil War? Abyssinian Campaign? China vs Japan? Stuff in Manchuria
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Gronak wrote:
Anything published on the Spanish Civil War?


Yes.

Gronak wrote:
Anything published on the Abyssinian Campaign?


Yes.

Gronak wrote:
Anything published on China vs Japan?


Yes.

Gronak wrote:
Anything published on Manchuria


Yes - both pre-1939 and in 1945.

No doubt others will come along with more helpful responses (in the form of scenario references etc) - but yes to all four.

See: http://www.aslscenarioarchive.com/index.php



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excellent search & database on that archive!
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There are even third party scenarios for the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay, but they aren't easy to find in print.
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Soldiers of the Negus will be republished by MMP in the Italian module seemingly!
 
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ASLNoob wrote:
Perhaps the most interesting ASL product that focuses on pre-war conflicts is From the Cellar: Pack 4which includes 20 scenarios set during the Russian Civil War back in the 1920s.


I SOOOO want this.
 
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I have to wonder if the SL/ASL mechanics are no longer very historical by the 1920's.

Where did the "small unit tactics" concept exist prior to around 1916 when the Germans started to develop their infiltration tactics? Prior to that you had large numbers of men on a broad front doing the same thing (advancing, volley fire...).

Anyone know the genesis of "squad" tactics? They certainly didn't get too far developed by the end of WWI. Of course the Nazis had an active war college, but what did the British, French, and Americans do between the wars? What happened during the colonial wars prior to WWI with squads?
 
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John Hill wrote an article called "The Evolution of Small Unit Tactics" or something like that in the General, republished in the 89 Annual.
 
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Who has copies?

The GENERAL Vol.14,No.2
Squad Leader – “A Squad Leader Preview - The Building of Squad Leader” (Designer Notes) John Hill (I)

The GENERAL Vol.14,No.5
Squad Leader – “Historical Commentary - The Evolution of Small Unit Tactics” (Designer Notes) John Hill (I)
Squad Leader – “Squad Leader First Impressions” (Discussion) Bob Medrow
Design Analysis – “Game Design: Art or Science - An evaluation of the Squad Leader Game Design” Don Greenwood, Robert Wayt Smith, Harold E. Hock
The Question Box - Squad Leader
 
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Check out the VFTT web site for all the generals.
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Vinnie37 wrote:
Check out the VFTT web site for all the generals.


??? Who ??? URL please

And what I meant was who has copies on his shelf & is interested enough to report on what John said about it.
 
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Gronak wrote:
Vinnie37 wrote:
Check out the VFTT web site for all the generals.


??? Who ??? URL please

And what I meant was who has copies on his shelf & is interested enough to report on what John said about it.


Try this: http://www.vftt.co.uk/ah_general.asp
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For China vs Japan, I highly recommend Bounding Fire Production's Blood and Jungle. It's one of the best ASL products, official or unofficial, ever published in my opinion and has several 1930s China vs Japan actions, ranging from combined arms urban brawls to rural infantry only actions. Highly recommended.
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Eoin Corrigan wrote:
For China vs Japan, I highly recommend Bounding Fire Production's Blood and Jungle. It's one of the best ASL products, official or unofficial, ever published in my opinion and has several 1930s China vs Japan actions, ranging from combined arms urban brawls to rural infantry only actions. Highly recommended.


Strangely, "Blood and jungle" is all about city fight.
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ASLNoob wrote:
marticabre wrote:
Eoin Corrigan wrote:
For China vs Japan, I highly recommend Bounding Fire Production's Blood and Jungle. It's one of the best ASL products, official or unofficial, ever published in my opinion and has several 1930s China vs Japan actions, ranging from combined arms urban brawls to rural infantry only actions. Highly recommended.


Strangely, "Blood and jungle" is all about city fight.

Why would you say that?

Out of the 47 scenarios in B&J maybe 12 or 13 take place in cities, and those are Asian cities with predominately small wood buildings.

The other 35 or so scenarios are in jungle or open ground or small villages.


Really? I had the opposite idea... I must be wrong, then.
 
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To be fair, a lot of the talk about B&J is centred around some of their Chinese/Japanese fights which takle place in urban areas but I think that's more because they are easy to get into and quite different from run of the mill mid war Japanese senarios (although there are plenty of them in B&J). It is a very veruy good package.
 
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