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Rising Sun Preorder

Now available for preorder from Multi-Man Publishing. Rising Sun is ASL’s long-awaited return to the jungles, islands, and atolls of the southwest Pacific. MMP has combined the original ASL modules, Code of Bushido and Gung Ho!, into one monster package. Rising Sun includes the entire Japanese, Chinese, and United States Marine Corps orders of battle; a 2nd edition of Chapter G, which covers the unique rules needed to play ASL in the Pacific Theater of Operations and incorporates all the current errata; and an updated Chapter H for the Japanese and Chinese vehicles and ordnance and for landing craft. Also included are 32 updated scenarios, combining the original Code of Bushido and Gung Ho! scenarios with 16 out-of-print PTO scenarios that originally appeared in the pages of the GENERAL, the ASL Annual, and the ASL Journal. The package is rounded out by seven 8˝×22˝ geomorphic mapboards (boards 34-39 and 47) and dozens of overlays, all updated to match the latest style of boards. Both the rules and the counters benefit from a larger, more readable font. Ownership of Advanced Squad Leader game system is required to play. Preorder Price: $123 (savings of $41).

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ATO 2012 Annual Edition: Forlorn Hopes

New from Against the Odds Magazine. Forlorn Hopes is the 2012 annual ATO edition covering the last really successful operation of the Japanese in WWII, a seldom-examined campaign to take the Dutch East Indies (with their vital supplies of oil and rubber). Though the campaign is often viewed as a walk-over, the “ABDA” alliance managed to cobble together a defense which almost made things very difficult…which means the situation is perfect as a “can you do better?” challenge for both sides. Forlorn Hopes integrates air, sea, and land operations with a full color map, large, die-cut counters, the extra large magazine issue filled with articles, and a ‘bonus’ game — Graf Spee, which will not be available separately. Prices starting at $44.95.

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B-29 Superfortress

Back in print from Legion Wargames. B-29 Superfortress is a solitaire game featuring the technologically most advanced bomber of the Second World War - the B-29 - flying as part of the Twentieth Air Force from the Marianas Islands against targets in and around Japan in late 1944 and 1945. Act now to get the Preorder Price of only $40 (save $15). [watch video]

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Midway review by Enrico CS Viglino [watch @2d6.org]

   

World at War #28: Green Hell

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New from Strategy & Tactics Press. World at War #28 featuring the insert game, Green Hell: Burma 1942-45, uses the popular Fire & Movement system (DG Folio Series) to examine two different situations in Burma during World War II: Operation Thursday and The Battle of the Admin Box. Operation Thursday simulates the British glider-borne assault into Burma in March 1944, after Gen. Slim ordered Gen. Wingate to land behind the Japanese lines to support the Allied offensive in Burma, particularly Gen. Stilwell’s advance to the strategic town of Myitkyina. The Battle of the Admin Box is a simulation of the Japanese infiltration that surrounded the Indian 7th Infantry Division, and was also moving to trap the Indian 5th Infantry Division in order to annihilate both before the arrival of the Indian 26th and British 36th Divisions from the north. Holding up the entire Japanese plan was the headquarters area of the Indian 7th Division, which formed a defensive perimeter known as the “Admin Box” in the village of Sinzweya. Issue Price: $30.

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Panzer Grenadier: Saipan 1944

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New from Avalanche Press. Panzer Grenadier: Saipan 1944 is a new boxed standalone game for the Panzer Grenadier series. Game designer, Jay Townsend, has designed 40 scenarios. There are four new mapboards by artist Guy Riessen showing the jungles, hills, beaches and cane fields of Saipan. And 495 playing pieces: 330 superb laser-cut combat units and 165 die-cut markers. The Pacific War’s largest tank battle and largest banzai charge are here, and more. Price: $64.99.

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Bushido Denied

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New from High Flying Dice Games. Bushido Denied: The Battles of Bataan and Corregidor is a new edition featuring Bruce Yearian’s wonderful graphics as well as streamlined rules and charts. Bushido Denied is two games in one package that can be played separately or combined. According to the publisher, it is the only known game covering the epic 1942 “Last Stand” Battle of Corregidor. The game features two 11x17” maps, 280 double-sided, unmounted counters, four pages of charts and tables, and 12 pages of rules. Price: $17.95 (mounted counters available for $5).

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World at War #27: Operations Olympic & Coronet

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New from Strategy & Tactics Press. World at War issue #27 which features two insert games, Operations Olympic & Coronet. An update of the Olympic solitaire game first published in S&T along with the second complete game covering the planned follow-up invasion: Operation Coronet. The Olympic map has been updated to reflect better understanding of the tough and, in places, impassable terrain as well as the potential landing sites. The Coronet map shows the flat, wide-open Tokyo plain. The counters have also been updated with new information about the Japanese order of battle, especially their plan to move 36th Army to Kyushu as a counter- invasion force. This Special Edition package includes two full-sized (22x34”) maps of the two invasion areas and 560 counters. Both games can be played solitaire or two-player. Price: $50.

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