Toulouse ASL Tournament '97
The birth of the French 1st Army : the battle for Toulon
The third edition of the Toulouse ASL tournament is now over ! Started in a kitchen, the tournament has had a rapid growth.
But each edition is different from the others.
Last year, the tournament was based on published scenarios that were known by the players in advance. This year, the scenarios
were unedited, and have been distributed to the players just before being played !
This edition was dedicated to the battle of Toulon, august '44 (operation "Anvil"). It required a lot more work than
last year since everything has been designed by Laurent Cunin. Laurent did a great job
preparing us three days of ASL nirvana :
On the other hand, Jean-Claude had made a very powerful software to help managing the Tournament in real-time. Everybody was able to follow their rank after each round. Even more impressive, Jean-Claude was able to print a tag for each table before each round start, on which was summarized the scenario name, the players name, their current score, the sides they had to take, etc. Good job, Jean-Claude !
- The tournament: Laurent CUNIN first gave an overview of the manoeuvers in Provence during August'44. Before each round, the scenario card was distributed and a historical introduction was done, replacing the scenario in the Battle, giving the tactical environment and explaining the Terrain, the OB and SSR's.
Two scenarios have been played each days, during three days. All players have appreciated the quality and originality of the scenarios, though they were sometimes a bit bigger than the usual Tournament-size. Anyway, a big hurrah for all the playtesters who have worked out those very balanced scenarios.
All the scenarios will eventually belong to the "Provence Pack"
which will be released by the beginning of 1998 by the "Franc-Tireur" (french ASL 'zine).
- The campaign: The players had the opportunity to have a look at the historical map (reduced size) made by JC Lallemant, on which a mini-CG will be based.
The 6 scenarios of this campaign, along with 3 unedited scenarios using the same map, will be included in the
Unfortunately, the full-size map wasn't ready in time so no playtest have been organised during the 3 days.
|The event took place in a building lended by the town of Escalquens on November 8, 9 and 10. Thanks again, this place was perfect !
(Escalquens is a small town 10 km away from Toulouse, in the SW of France)
Laurent can still be reached here :
5, rue du Berjean
tel : 05 61 27 94 91
or by email.
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Latest update : 18/11/97