Special Ops Issue #3 includes
• ASL Etiquette by Dave Ramsey
• Don’t Go Off Half-Tracked: Getting the Most Out Of Your Halftracks in ASL by John Slotwinski & Phil Palmer
• Teaching ASL by Robert Wolkey
• Forward to Elst! by Ken Dunn
• O5 The Tsar’s Infernal Machines (Brian Youse & Ken Dunn)
This 7-turn scenario is a 1914 World War I action between Russian and German forces and features two new vehicles: the Russo-Balt armored car and the Mannesmann-Mulag armored truck. The infantry of each side is represented by Conscript MMC that are treated as Green by SSR and may use a version of the Banzai Charge to maneuver “en masse.”
-18 German squads
-10 Russian squads & 2 crews
-5 Russian AFV
• O6 Third Time’s The Charm (Ken Dunn)
This 7-turn scenario, set in the Crimea in 1942, features a Russian relief force attempting to aid a surrounded Russian rifle regiment in its attempt to break out through German lines.
-10.5 German squads & one crew
-14 Russian squads and a variable number of reinforcement Infantry
- 6 Russian AFV
• S52 Extraordinary Bravery (Tom Morin)
Set in Danzig on September 1, 1939, a small but determined Polish force must hold off a polyglot force of VGAD (Reinforced Border Surveillance Service, or Verstärker-Grenz-Aufsichts-Dienst) and SS units in their efforts to wrest control of the Danzig Post Office away from its defenders in this 4½-turn scenario.
-7 Polish squads
-a mixed force of 4-4-7 SS squads and Axis Minor 1st Line/Conscripts
-1 German AFV
-2 German 75* INF guns
• S53 Workers Unite! (Vincent Maresca)
A mixed force of Russian industrial workers and NKVD troops must defend Smolensk for 6½ turns from the German 29th “Falcon” Infantry Division, including a detachment of Pioniers with flamethrowers and demolition charges.
-18 Russian 1st Line and Conscript squads
-18 German Elite & 1st Line squads
• Fourteen ½” and eighteen 5/8” counters for use with two of the issue’s scenarios
• Also included are Chapter H entries for the Russo-Balt armored car and the Mannesmann-Mulag armored truck used in scenario O5.
The magazine also contains the game Tannenberg 1914, a countersheet with counters for Tannenberg & errata counters for several non-ASL games, and articles on MMP's other game lines. It should be released at the WBCs next week. It will then be up for general sale some time after that direct from MMP.