ASL Scenarios and Wargaming Tournaments

Friendly Fire Pack 4

Friendly Fire Pack 4

Friendly Fire Pack 4 contains ten scenarios featured in the Friendly Fire 2008 ASL tournament.

This scenario pack can be ordered here.

Scenarios: 10
Year of Publication: 2008
Price: 140 SEK (~16 USD)
Average Scenario ROAR Recommendation: 6.3
Average Scenario ROAR Balance: 37% - 63%

FrF25 Yasuoka's Tank Experience

FrF25

Southwest of Nomonhan, Manchukuo, July 6, 1939: Japan and Russia were at war. Fierce battles had been fought on the Mongolian plains, but neither side had managed to achieve a decisive victory. In early June the Japanese command decided to change tactics and mount an offensive spearheaded by Major General Yasuoka's two tank regiments. On 6 July, Japanese tanks and infantry executed a flanking attack against an obstinate Russian anti-tank unit.

Designer: Martin Svärd

ROAR Recommendation: 7.46
ROAR Record: Japanese 7 (37%) - Russian 12 (63%)

FrF26 A Polish Requiem

FrF26

Brzesc-Litewski, Poland, September 14, 1939: General Heinz Guderian's XIX Panzer Corps had broken through the Polish defensive lines at Wizna and Mlawa. Next on the agenda was the fortress of Brzesc-Litewski. The fortress' garrison was a mixed bag consisting of march battalions and a number of old FT-17 tanks used for training. On 14 September, 10. Panzer-Division hit Brzesc-Litewski Blitzkrieg-style directly from the march.

Designer: Martin Svärd

ROAR Recommendation: 6.91
ROAR Record: German 34 (54%) - Polish 29 (46%)

Question: The Polish FT-17C counter (and the Chapter H depiction of the same) shows a 4 FP CMG, while the vehicle listing table suggests that this vehicle has no CMG. For the purpose of this scenario, should the FT-17Cs have a CMG?
Answer: Yes.

FrF27 Cocktails for Molotov

FrF27

Grodno, Poland, September 20, 1939: Russian mechanized forces stand ready to seize the city of Grodno in a surprise attack, but to be able to pull this stunt off they need to exploit every trick in the ASL book. Likewise, for the Polish player to be able to fend off the Russian aggression he must utilize street fighting, Molotov cocktails or even the rare Cavalry Charge freeze tactic. Overall, Cocktails for Molotov may be the most newbie-unfriendly scenario ever devised.

Designer: Martin Svärd

ROAR Recommendation: 6.29
ROAR Record: Polish 23 (52%) - Russian 21 (48%)

Question: What does the "3x Horse" counter mean?
Answer: A single horse counter with three horse depictions (ie capable of carrying a squad-equivalent; A13.32).

Question: May the burning wrecks be placed on Narrow Streets?
Answer: No. A Narrow Street hex is not a road hex, since the "road" in that hex is not the dominant terrain (B.1).

FrF28 Luftlandekommando Hedderich

FrF28

Aessen, Luxembourg, May 10, 1940: In the early morning hours on the 10th of May German units were crossing the border into Luxembourg. At Aessen air-landed German troops clashed with French mechanized cavalry. During 7 turns the small but elite German team try to prevent a much stronger French combined arms combat team to reach an important cross road. Can they hold on long enough for their land-bound reinforcements to arrive?

Designer: Mattias Rönnblom

ROAR Recommendation: 5.89
ROAR Record: French 10 (37%) - German 17 (63%)

FrF29 Sting of the Italian Hornet

FrF29

Modica, Sicily, July 12, 1943: A few days before the start of Operation Husky, Mussolini had ordered General Guzzoni’s 6th Army to defend Sicily to the last man. The demoralized and poorly equipped Italian soldiers did exactly the opposite. On the morning of 12 July, the Edmonton Regiment advanced along Highway 115 towards the town of Modica. Since landing on Italian soil 48 hours earlier, they had faced almost no opposition. That was about to change.

Designers:

  • Peter Struijf
  • Chris Mazzei

ROAR Recommendation: 7.04
ROAR Record: Canadian 31 (45%) - Italian 38 (55%)

FrF30 Bidermann's Escape

FrF30

Miory, Belarus, July 5, 1944: On 4 July a Russian offensive cut off Grenadier-Regiment 437. A Kampf-gruppe lead by Lieutenant Bidermann fell back and soon only a small village stood between them and friendly lines. The seemingly deserted settlement hid Russian infantry backed by two old T-26 tanks. With Landsers out of Panzerfäuste and their only support being two light FlaK halftracks, the obsolete T-26s might well put an end to Bidermann's escape.

Designer: Mattias Rönnblom

ROAR Recommendation: 6.4
ROAR Record: German 69 (52%) - Russian 64 (48%)

Question: I don't have a SdKfz 10/5 counter. Is the SdKfz 10/5 suppose to be a SdKfz 10/4? Which module am I missing?
Answer: No. Armies of Oblivion (German Vehicle Note 88.1, page H171).

FrF31 Pursuing Frank

FrF31

North of Otwock, Poland, July 27, 1944: On the same day Hitler had ordered Warsaw to be held "at all costs" the Russian 2nd Tank Army advanced on the Polish capital from the north. All the German 9. Armee could muster against this powerful force was Gruppe Frank based around Generalleutnant Frank's 73. Infanterie-Division. This weak force was recklessly sent south in an attempt to slow down the Russian armor-clad spearheads.

Designer: Mattias Rönnblom

ROAR Recommendation: 6.25
ROAR Record: German 12 (67%) - Russian 6 (33%)

Question: Is the 9-1 Personnel Leader suppose to be an Armor Leader?
Answer: No. (Please note that the M3A1 Scout Cars have a HS each, and in addition, that a Personnel Leader can influence the M3A1 Scout Cars' MGs.)

FrF32 The Hellenic Expedition

FrF32

Miramare Airfield, Italy, September 15, 1944: The capture of Florence and the crossing of the Arno river finally brought the Allies up against the Gothic Line. While far from completed, it was in many instances a formidable obstacle with key positions constructed in depth. The 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade supported by Sherman tanks was tasked to seize one such position - the Miramare airfield, defended by German paratroopers and a Pantherturm bunker.

Designer: Mattias Rönnblom

ROAR Recommendation: 6.28
ROAR Record: Allied 10 (36%) - German 18 (64%)

Question: What happens if the Armored Cupola suffers a STUN (D5.431) result?
Answer: The Armored Cupola (D9.5) is considered the equivalent of an Immobile tank, and thus the crew will Abandon (D5.4) it.

FrF33 Under the Northern Light

FrF33

Kemi Airport, Finland, October 7, 1944: On 1 October 1944 Finnish troops landed behind German lines in the Tornio-Kemi area. The landing cut off a large part of the German army fighting in Finland and marked the end of the fragile truce that had existed between the two former brothers-in-arms. Trying cut off the German troops in Kemi, the Finns assaulted Kemi airport. However, the 6th SS Mountain Division were not the easiest of Motti preys.

Designer: Martin Svärd

ROAR Recommendation: 6.17
ROAR Record: Finnish 7 (33%) - German 14 (67%)

FrF34 The Jagdtiger Theory

FrF34

Golzow, Germany, March 22, 1945: On 22 March the Russian 89th Heavy Tank Regiment and its IS-2s attacked Golzow in an attempt to cut the last supply route to Küstrin. The Josef Stalin tank, not unlike its human counterpart, kept everyone in mortal fear. The only thing in the German arsenal capable of dealing with such a beast with ease was the mammoth 72-ton Jagdtiger tank destroyer. However, the Jagdtiger never fought in the east. Or did it?

Designer: Mattias Rönnblom

ROAR Recommendation: 4.11
ROAR Record: German 12 (92%) - Russian 1 (8%)

Question: What is the base level of overlay RR13's RR hexes? Are those hexes a Sunken RR (B32.1)? Do units in these hexes count for VC purposes?
Answer: Level 0. Yes. No (not even if they have Crest Status), only units in Hill hexes count.