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Played a coupoe of the new scenarios at heroes this weekend. One a swirling tank fest and the other a simple one boarder.
Both good fun although my dice made them so unbalanced it was untrue. You don't expect a single StuG to take out 3 ISU122s in two fire phases with two of them being burning wrecks. Then in the second, two of 4 StuGs malfd their guns....
 

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Just posted Sams transcript here for you
Well this I have read and it does not address my question fully. No problems, I will wait until I get the information or get to look at it.
 

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-At a minimum 7 completely new scenarios. I wanted some more but may have to just cut it off.
-I believe 4 or 5 redesigned and re-playtested scenarios. A number of others may have had slight adjustments.
-Based on input and recommendations to update Cats Lair, we had 3 different versions in PT trying to figure out the best scenario possible. I think the new version has the same flavor but has a better feel.
-Completely redone/expanded, and more historically accurate counters/chapter H.
-Redone and improved CG rules
-Redone and improved Mineroller tank rules
-Revised and updated map graphics
-etc, etc.
Thousands of hours of work invested already invested to make this a product up to BFP standards.
Working hard for a 2019 release, but a ton work to still be done.
This is the best description that I could find of what is "new" and what is changed in OtO 2. There are 32 total scenarios and they are listed on pg 4 (I think).
 

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Don't look at this as a reprint. Yes, the HASL stuff is similar to the original.
Otherwise changes are something like this:

-9 new scenarios
-4 revamped scenarios
-other scenarios tweaked/refined
-Counter data updated and improved (better historical information, etc)
-PT rules completely revised
-CG stuff and rules like aircraft revised and improved
-Additional of 4 board equivalents (2 DWs)
-Completely improved graphics in every area
-Addition of a player aid

Might be something I missed.

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Hmmm. I am looking for "if you have the original this is what extra you are going to get" type thing. There are two new DW maps, ok.

Still, I am wondering if the HASL part is different or just a reissue.

Also how many completely new scenarios and how many reissued?
 

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I have been waiting for this reprint since I returned to ASL a few years ago. Thanks for a great price on the Black Friday sale. 👍👍
 

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I'm afraid the fear of shipping and customs costs means I'll wait for it to be available from a European retailer. I'll miss the preorder/discount price though.
 

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I'm afraid the fear of shipping and customs costs means I'll wait for it to be available from a European retailer. I'll miss the preorder/discount price though.
Not that I can possibly confirm this but when I bought stuff from BFP they have been ....careful with their estimate of the value.
 

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Thanks for answering the question Chas. I will order it when I get back into town.
 

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A HASL from Dave Lamb. Operation Neptune. The British assault across the Seine at Vernon, France. Aug 1944.
Here's a shot of the Neptune map. Most all of the fighting takes place on the right hand bank with the Brits attempting a forced crossing of the river and establishing a bridgehead. CG VC is building control of most of the buildings on the right hand bank.
 

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Nice to see the British and French getting coverage in ASL. The Seine crossing is pretty much forgotten today, despite Ken Ford doing a really good book on the subject. I did a small writeup of the action in my Tactical Wargamer's Journal. I get the impression that despite the German defeat in Normandy, this battle pitted fairly evenly matched forces against each other, and showed that the British, too, could fight a combined arms action.
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Here's a shot of the Neptune map. Most all of the fighting takes place on the right hand bank with the Brits attempting a forced crossing of the river and establishing a bridgehead. CG VC is building control of most of the buildings on the right hand bank.
I really like the diagonal/oblique orientation of the terrain. A great example of what is possible on a HASL map.
 
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