#58 Blood and Jungle on Pre-Order – Crucible of Steel on Pre-Order

BFP is reprinting their two greatest modules ever!  The Magnus Opus’ of the Pacific and Kursk.  Revamped in this second edition with grey core counters and all known errata, these two giant modules have a combined 79 scenarios and the equivalent of 16 mapboards.  We have them at the special pre-order price of $110 each.   As a special bonus, we will be giving away a free limited edition PTO and Kursk t-shirt with each pre-order.   And as always, shipping is free.



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BFP 3: Blood and Jungle

Blood and Jungle sends players into the Pacific Theater of Operations, fighting through jungles, swamps, kunai and other treacherous terrain. For all of you who have been longing for some great, new PTO ASL action, Blood and Jungle was made for you! And if you’ve put off playing PTO, now is your chance to dive in headfirst and experience some of the best we’ve produced to date.

The size of this product is unprecedented by any other module, magazine, or scenario pack. This has been under development for over 8 years, and the scenarios – yes, all 47 of them – have been thoroughly playtested. There is a wide variety of actions from all over the PTO including the wood-covered hills and plains of China, the jungles and villages of Burma, Borneo and the Philippines, the bloody beaches of Tarawa.and many other locations throughout southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Blood and Jungle includes the following:

  • 47 Action-Packed Scenarios.
  • 4 full sheets of counters, depicting more units, weapons, vehicles, and planes that are depicted in the scenarios.
  • The first ever double-wide 16″x22″ geomorphic mapboard. This map represents a large urban area, made up of buildings and huts. (BFP DW-1) This is actually printed in two 8″x22″ sections on heavy card stock.
  • One 8″x22″ geomorphic mapboard, printed on heavy card stock, depicting a port village on a river. (BFP G)
  • Huge magazine with articles on tactics, histories, units, countries, tank hunters, etc.
  • Rules pages describing new terrain counters, vehicle listings/notes, and special units.
  • A divider card with new unit capabilities and terrain counter notes.

Ownership of the following Advanced Squad Leader©components are required to play all 47 of the included scenarios: Nationalities – Americans, Japanese, British, French, Russians, Chinese, Allied Minors, and Axis Minors; Boards – 2, 7, 10-12, 14-18, 22, 25, 32-40, 42-43, 47-51, b, d, u, v, and BRT.

Ownership of the Bounding Fire Production© board BFP B is also required for scenario BFP-26.

Scenario Details

Location Date Participants (BFP Boards)
Harbin, Manchuria 4 Feb 32 Japanese att. Chinese (BFP B)
Shanghai, China 5 Feb 32 Japanese att. Chinese (DW-1)
Wanping, China 9 Jul 37 Chinese att. Japanese
Shanghai, China 22 Aug 3 Chinese att. Japanese (DW-1 and BFP G)
Near Liuhe, China 25 Aug 37 Japanese att. Chinese
Shanghai, China 29 Oct 37 Japanese att. Chinese (BFP G)
Near Nanyaun, China 28 Jul 38 Japanese att. Chinese
Near Chiu Tiang, China 18 Dec 39 Chinese att. Japanese
Shanxi Province, China 3 Sep 40 CCP att. Japanese
Mai Phu, French Indochina 24 Sep 40 Japanese att. French
Near Maolin, China 7 Jan 41 Chinese att. CCP
Yeang Dang, Indochina 16 Jan 41 French att. Thais (DW-1)
Near Maladang, P.I. 1 Jan 42 Japanese att. P.A.
Manado, NEI 11 Jan 42 Japanese att. KNIL
Kakas, NEI 11 Jan 42 Japanese att. KNIL
Morong, P.I. 16 Jan 42 U.S./Japanese
Bukit Timah, Singapore 10 Feb 42 Japanese att. Australians
Near Palembang, NEI 14 Feb 42 Japanese att. KNIL/British
Near Babau, NEI 20 Feb 42 Japanese att. Australian/KNIL
Near Schwedaung, Burma 29 Mar 42 Indian att. BIA
Kengtung, Burma 26 May 42 Thais att. Chinese (DW-1a)
Tetemara, New Georgia 1 Jul 43 USMC att. Japanese
Lambetti, New Georgia 26 Jul 43 U.S. att. Japanese
Tarawa 22 Nov 43 USMC/Japanese (BRT Map)
Kwajalien, Marshalls 1 Feb 44 U.S. att. Japanese
Kwajalein, Marshalls 2 Feb 44 U.S. att. Japanese
Tingkrung Hka Trail, Burma 15 Mar 44 U.S./Kachins att. Japanese
Tamu, India 22 Mar 44 British att. Japanese
Near Tengnoupal, Burma 8 Apr 44 Japanese/INA att. Indian
Mokmer, Biak 15 Jun 44 Japanese att. U.S.
Tinian, Marianas 24 Jul 44 USMC att. Japanese
San Pablo, P.I. 6 Dec 44 Japanese att. U.S.
San Manuel, P.I. 24 Jan 45 U.S. att. Japanese
Near Lupoa, P.I. 3 Feb 45 U.S. att. Japanese
Manila, P.I. 28 Feb 45 U.S. att. Japanese (DW-1)
Near Mt. Popa, Burma 3 Apr 45 Indian att. INA
Tarakan Hill, Tarakan 4 May 45 Australians att. Japanese
Near Shuri, Okinawa 11 May 45 USMC att. Japanese
Woodpecker Ridge, P.I. 21 May 45 U.S. att. Japanese
Labuan 21 Jun 45 Australians att. Japanese
Klandasan, Balikpapan 1 Jul 45 Australians att. Japanese
Coke Hill, Balikpapan 9 Jul 45 Australians att. Japanese
Fuchin, Manchuria 11 Aug 45 Russians att. Japanese
Fuchin, Manchuria 13 Aug 45 Russians att. Japanese (DW-1)
Near Mutanchian, Manch. 14 Aug 45 Russians att. Japanese
Surabaya, Indonesia 10 Nov 45 Indian att. IRA (DW-1)
Java 21 Jul 47 KNIL att. IRA (BFP G)

Blood and Jungle Review from Desperation Morale



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BFP 4: Crucible of Steel v2

BFP 4: Crucible of Steel is a another huge package that will thrust players into the battles of Kursk. This is meat and potatoes ASL, so there is plenty of action in Crucible of Steel for everybody!

The size of this product is on the same scale as Blood and Jungle. This was under development for years, and all 32 of the scenarios were very thoroughly playtested.

Crucible of Steel includes the following:

  • 32 Action-Packed Scenarios
  • 2 full sheets of counters, depicting more units, weapons, vehicles, and planes that are depicted in the scenarios
  • 3 double-wide 16″x22″ geomorphic mapboards. These maps represent the “tank-country” and villages of Kursk, and are printed in two 8″x22″ sections on heavy card stock (BFP DW-2, DW-3, DW-4)
  • 3 8″x22″ geomorphic mapboards, also printed on heavy card stock (BFP L, M, N)
  • Huge magazine with articles on the project, slopes, fortifications, and dug-in tanks
  • Rules pages describing new terrain counters, vehicle listings/notes, and special units
Other boards required to play all 32 scenarios:
16, 17 Yanks
33 Last Hurrah or Doomed Battalions 3rd Edition
38 Gung Ho
43 Action Pack 1 or Action Pack 3
44 Doomed Battalions
56, 57 Action Pack 5
62 Action Pack 7
BFP B Into the Rubble
BFP H, BFP I High Ground 2
BFP DW-1 Blood & Jungle
Scenarios that need the other boards listed:
BFP B, 43 1 scenario
BFP H, BFP I 1 scenario
BFP DW-1, 57 1 scenario
17 3 scenarios
33 1 scenario
38 2 scenarios
43 1 scenario
44 1 scenario
56 2 scenarios
62 1 scenario
56,57 1 scenario
57,43 1 scenario
16,44 1 scenario

Scenario List

  • BFP 73: Preliminary Move
  • BFP 74: Coiled to Strike
  • BFP 75: Schreiber’s Success
  • BFP 76: Trial of the Infantry
  • BFP 77: Burning Down the House
  • BFP 78: Operation Wheatfield
  • BFP 79: A Hard Push
  • BFP 80: Ratushniak’s Sacrifice
  • BFP 81: Iron Coffins
  • BFP 82: Steamroller
  • BFP 83: The Second Belt
  • BFP 84: Kreida Station
  • BFP 85: Churchills at Kursk
  • BFP 86: Panzer Regiment Rothenburg
  • BFP 87: Fork in the Road
  • BFP 88: The Bunkered Village
  • BFP 89: Relentless Pressure
  • BFP 90: Early Morning Action
  • BFP 91: Death Roamed Freely
  • BFP 92: Trenches in Flames
  • BFP 93: Klein Stalingrad
  • BFP 94: To the Last Shell
  • BFP 95: Obian Highway
  • BFP 96: Hotly Contested Town
  • BFP 97: Renewed Pressure
  • BFP 98: Place of Honor
  • BFP 99: Ivanovskii
  • BFP 100: Tiger Vanguard
  • BFP 101: Panzer Spirit
  • BFP 102: Tolstoy Woods
  • BFP 103: Knife in the Flank
  • BFP 104: Flying Turrets
  • (color indicates attacking side)

Crucible of Steel Review from Desperation Morale

Welcome to T2HS

Podcast #173 from The Two Half Squads Into the Rubble 2

#57 – Le Franc Tireur #12. – Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1

We just received 6 copies of Le Franc Tireur #12 focusing on the PTO.  Xavier tells me that these are all but sold out so this may your last chance to get a copy before they are gone forever.


Write up on LFT 12 from Desperation Morale


Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 is in Stock and ready to ship.  This long OOP item has finally made it back into circulation.

Write up on SK Expansion #1 from Desperation Morale



The wonderful people in our community of ASL’ers:

I would like to make a shout out to Craig Houliston.   I ran out of stock on Journal 12 and he has waited patiently for over a week for me to ship him his order.  I created a $10 coupon as an apology and this was his response:

No worries, Derek, really. I wasn’t upset. I was just wondering what was up. I figured you might have sold out or something. Thanks for being gracious with the coupon code, though it really isn’t necessary. In fact, would you please do this instead? How about we call it “good” with the shipping update and you pay the $10 forward down the road to someone else that needs a helping hand, or is maybe just a little short.

Your heart will let you know when the time is right.




#56 – Free ASL T-shirt (New Design) – Into The Rubble II, What’s In The Box – KG Scherer – Festung Budapest, in stock


This month’s  FREE t-shirt features a Spencer Armstrong themed StugIV .  For every $150 spent * on this site, you may add a free t-shirt to your cart.

*NA to pre-orders/W.O. packs/Pocket Rulebooks


Festung Budapest back IN STOCK!


Photo courtesy of Desperation Morale,









Festung Budapest is showing SOLD-OUT on MMP’s site but we have a limited few copies left over.  Get yours now before they are gone forever – and don’t forget that this purchase qualifies you for a free t-shirt too.  Also, don’t forget your Festung Budapest series precision BattleDice (I only have one set left).

Review and additional photos of Festung Budapest

Into The Rubble 2 in stock:

So you like to play with fire?  Jump into the factories with your demo charges and flame throwers in the newest release from the good folks at Bounding Fire Productions.  Here is a short video showing the contents of the package.




KG Scherer: The Shield of Cholm is en route from France in very limited quantities.  Xavier tells me that these are the last units available as he is piecing together the individual components to scrape together a few copies before it is OOS and OOP.  I am not putting them on pre-order, I am selling them on back-order.  If interested you may purchase a copy now but it won’t ship for at least a week.












Possibly the greatest release from LFT including summer and winter maps for the campaign games and scenarios depicting the battle of Cholm.

Write up on the module 

The Battle of Kholm (Cholm)



A very sincere thank you –

I want to take a moment to thank the ASL community.  You see, about three years ago I began a project to create some OBA cards.  I invested some money that I didn’t really have into producing 500 sets of the cards. I didn’t know if they would be a flop or people would consider them  useful and collectible.  Well tonight I sold the last set.   For anyone that has ever produced anything for this wonderful hobby, you know that it is a labor of love.  Thanks to all of you.


#55 – Into The Rubble II- OBA Cards almost gone forever

Into The Rubble II – Now shipping to pre-orders. The good folks at BFP have started shipping to pre-orders and I am supposed to receive my stock this week so I am sending out the pre-order invoices now.

ITR: Into the Rubble

Into The Rubble offers players the opportunity to do cardboard battle in cities and railroad yards. The scenarios range from 1938 to 1945 with a variety of forces including American, Chinese, German/SS, Hungarian, Japanese, Nationalist Spanish, Republican Spanish, Romanian and Russian.

Into The Rubble 2 builds on BFP’s initial offering, adding 12 new and exciting scenarios in addition to the 8 which came in the original pack, in addition to new boards, overlays and counters. Everything from the original ITR is here, all known errata has been incorporated, and some of the original scenarios have been adjusted for play balance.

Into the Rubble 2 includes the following:

  • 20 action-packed scenarios in full-color print
  • 140 Full color, die cut 1/2″ counters
  • 88 Full color, die cut 5/8″ counters
  • Two 8″x22″ geomorphic mapboards (BFP A and B) printed on heavy card stock, depicting city and railroad yard terrain. BFP B contains an errata update from the original ITR board
  • One 16″x22″ geomorphic double-wide mapboard (BFP DW-7) printed on heavy card stock, depicting dense city terrain
  • One 8″x12″ rubbled city overlay (BFP RC-1), 1 large factory overlay, 1 sheet of debris overlays, and 1 sheet of rubble/rubbled building overlays
  • Rules pages describing new terrain, including Railroad Factories, and new unit types.

The Rubbled City overlay (RC-1) fits on other official ASL (MMP) city boards: 1, 20, 21, 22, 45, 49, and 51.

Ownership of the following MMP ASL products are required to play all 20 of the included scenarios: Beyond Valor©, Yanks©, Doomed Battalions©, Armies of Oblivion©, Red Barricades©, For King and Country©, Rising Sun©.



OBA Cards – I have 5 sets left.  These cards will almost certainly never be reprinted.  If you want a set, this may be your last chance to buy them before they are gone forever.


Free t-shirts.  Don’t forget to claim your free t-shirts.  I am getting orders that hit the $150 mark and no free t-shirt added!?!


Episode #172 from The Two Half Squads:

Welcome to T2HS



Where the Iron Crosses Grow Team Tournament…

3rd Annual ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ Team Tournament:

The Third Annual ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ ASL Team Tournament will be held April 6th-9th, 2017.  World renowned as being the best and oldest ASL Team Tournament in the entire Kernersville, NC Area.

Spirit Of The Event:  This event is held for fun.  If you are the type of player that never looks up from the table to make eye contact with your opponent, doesn’t make small talk or tell stories, will only play scenarios that you have mastered, or get’s offended by jokes about Ken’s mom, then you might not have a good time being here and we probably won’t have a good time having you here.  Sorry to be so blunt but we take our lack of seriousness very seriously.

Format:  Team Tournament. Each team is made up of 1 Veteran, 1 intermediate, and 1 Novice player.  Each player plays round-robin games against the other players in their class gaining points for their team.

Location:  918 Maxine St. Kernersville, NC. 27284.

When: Saturday April 6th – 9th, 2017 (Carnage begins Thursday  night but official tournament begins Saturday morning).

Cost: Free (but bring money for for Pizza. Also bring singles for Ken’s mom).

Accomodations: Ray Woloszyn and I may both have room for travelers to stay with us at our homes (Ray lives in the neighborhood next to mine) unless you are really creepy.

Scenario list: None.  Play something that you would like to play not what I would like you to play.  All scenarios choices are upon mutual agreement of the players.

Prizes: Too many to mention.  Plus some participation awards so everyone feels like a  winner.

Limited Space and Availability:  There are 16 spots total for this event so register early as it always books up very early.

Players confirmed.

  1. Derek Ritter
  2. Tim Brieaddy
  3. Dylan Ritter
  4. Ray Woloszyn
  5. Ken Knott
  6. Jeff Jordan
  7. Peter Ortega
  8. Jeremy Busby
  9. Mika Harviala
  10. Mike Rickman
  11. Tim Deane
  12. Dave Stephens
  13. Hayes Wauford
  14. John Dober
  15. Kevin Conley
  16. Jamie Cribbs

Contact information:

Derek Ritter 336-462-4035 or E-mail




Do you own the Winter Offensive Packs?  Here are three great reasons to grab them:

  1. The profits go to charity.
  2. They each include small very playable tournament sized scenarios.
  3. Most come with mapboards that are not available anywhere else.