MMP Roads to Rangoon AP#19 Packing

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The faster it gets to Preorder #, the faster it's printed...
 

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The faster it gets to Preorder #, the faster it's printed...
True for the non-Core stuff. I think MMP has said in the past that the Core modules will get reprinted from time to time regardless of the pre-order status. Higher numbers would be better, but I believe not meeting the pre-order number for a Core module won't prevent it from getting printed.
 

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I look forward to the battles for the Arakan in December 42
 

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I hope that the VC won't be too circumvoluted - a "trademark" of Fort...
From what I've seen, the scenario VC aren't difficult to grok. What's more, with one possible borderline exception, the "non-Lion's share" can all be completed in an evening (assuming an "average" pace of play).

As for the mapboards, they're virtually irresistible. I'm particularly keen on board 21a/b.
 

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Circumvoluted VC sounds like an interesting idea for a thread. I'll have to talk it over tonight with Captain Bacchus and Colonel Cuervo. 🤔
VC are a tough thing to get right any more. You don't want to have too much of the same old "building Control" or "Exit VP". But can't go too far out of the box either, as it could make it harder to grok and thus balance.
 

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You don't want to have too much of the same old "building Control" or "Exit VP". But can't go too far out of the box either,
Or, you have people who complain about needing a doctorate in math to figure out the VC.
That always makes me chuckle; people who’ve learned ASL complaining about doing basic math.
 

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Or, you have people who complain about needing a doctorate in math to figure out the VC.
That always makes me chuckle; people who’ve learned ASL complaining about doing basic math.
Between basic and a doctorate, there must be some intermediary level. 😉
I would say that VC are more about boolean logics (AND, OR, XOR, IF, NOT) than plain mathematics.
 
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L'Hospital's rule is a mathematical theorem that allows evaluating limits of ASL victory conditions. In a nutshell, if you lose too many squads carelessly (sending them to the hospital, so to speak), you will most likely lose.
 

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Don’t know when this was added to the website, but here is the Scenario list for AP19.

10 ASL scenarios:
AP205 Kick in the Teeth – 5½ turns, 3 March 1942, Kyaikhla, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP206 Jungle Rats – 6½ turns, 4 March 1942, Payagi, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP207 Yet The Bite Remains – 7½ turns, 6 March 1942, Pegu, Burma (Japanese vs Commonwealth)
AP208 The Lion, Driven – 5½ turns, 7 March 1942, Payathonzu, Burma (Japanese vs Commonwealth)
AP209 Fang and Claw – 5 turns, 7 March 1942, Sangchuan, Burma (Commonwealth vs Japanese)
AP210 The Driven Draw Blood – 7 turns, 11 March 1942, Pyuntaza, Burma (Axis vs Commonwealth)
AP211 The Doomed and the Damned – 6½ turns, 22 March 1942, Oktwin, Burma (Chinese vs Japanese)
AP212 Independence Delayed – 6 turns, 29 March 1942, Namayan, Burma (Axis vs Commonwealth)
AP213 In Time, All Will Fail – 4½ turns, 30 March 1942, Schwedaung, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP214 Gun & Run– 5½ turns, 28 April 1942, Kyaukse, Burma (Commonwealth vs Japanese)
 

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Don’t know when this was added to the website, but here is the Scenario list for AP19.

10 ASL scenarios:
AP205 Kick in the Teeth – 5½ turns, 3 March 1942, Kyaikhla, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP206 Jungle Rats – 6½ turns, 4 March 1942, Payagi, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP207 Yet The Bite Remains – 7½ turns, 6 March 1942, Pegu, Burma (Japanese vs Commonwealth)
AP208 The Lion, Driven – 5½ turns, 7 March 1942, Payathonzu, Burma (Japanese vs Commonwealth)
AP209 Fang and Claw – 5 turns, 7 March 1942, Sangchuan, Burma (Commonwealth vs Japanese)
AP210 The Driven Draw Blood – 7 turns, 11 March 1942, Pyuntaza, Burma (Axis vs Commonwealth)
AP211 The Doomed and the Damned – 6½ turns, 22 March 1942, Oktwin, Burma (Chinese vs Japanese)
AP212 Independence Delayed – 6 turns, 29 March 1942, Namayan, Burma (Axis vs Commonwealth)
AP213 In Time, All Will Fail – 4½ turns, 30 March 1942, Schwedaung, Burma (Japanese vs British)
AP214 Gun & Run– 5½ turns, 28 April 1942, Kyaukse, Burma (Commonwealth vs Japanese)
Bring it on, Burma was a killer campaign, both in the Japanese attack early on and the Allied counteroffensive later on.
Nasty Japanese vs Gurkhas at times, usually not much left for either side by the end. I look forward to it.
 

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From Peter on CSW:

Last Call for Preorders for Roads to Rangoon
MMP building packs and should start shipping Friday 07/19 or Monday 7/22.
Can pick up at WBC, if so, cancel Preorder or don't and get two copies...

Also Special Ops #12 will be at WBC and should be available for order afterwards. No mention of scenarios, but tradition has been 2 ASL and 2 ASLSK.
 
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Thanks for update on Special Ops #12, will check next Monday (7/22) for online ordering.
 

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From Peter on CSW:

Last Call for Preorders for Roads to Rangoon
MMP building packs and should start shipping Friday 07/19 or Monday 7/22.
Can pick up at WBC, if so, cancel Preorder or don't and get two copies...

Also Special Ops #12 will be at WBC and should be available for order afterwards. No mention of scenarios, but tradition has been 2 ASL and 2 ASLSK.
IT WILL BE MONDAY !!!!!
It's always Monday!
Because that's when ASL ships.
 
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