Friendly Fire Pack 4 contains ten scenarios featured in the Friendly Fire 2008 ASL tournament:
Yasuoka's Tank Experience
Southwest of Nomonhan, Manchukuo, 6 July 1939: Japan and Russia were at war. Fierce battles had been fought on the Mongolian plains, but neither side had managed to achieve a decisive victory. In early June the Japanese command decided to change tactics and mount an offensive spearheaded by Major General Yasuoka's two tank regiments. On 6 July, Japanese tanks and infantry executed a flanking attack against an obstinate Russian anti-tank unit.
A Polish Requiem
Brzesc-Litewski, Poland, 14 September 1939: General Heinz Guderian's XIX Panzer Corps had broken through the Polish defensive lines at Wizna and Mlawa. Next on the agenda was the fortress of Brzesc-Litewski. The fortress' garrison were a mixed bag consisting of march battalions and a number of old FT-17 tanks used for training. On 14 September, 10. Panzer-Division hit Brzesc-Litewski Blitzkrieg-style directly from the march.
Cocktails for Molotov
Grodno, Poland, 20 September 1939: Russian mechanized forces stand ready to seize the city of Grodno in a surprise attack, but to be able to pull this stunt off they need to exploit every trick in the ASL book. Likewise, for the Polish player to be able to fend off the Russian aggression he must utilize street fighting, Molotov cocktails or even the rare Cavalry Charge freeze tactic. Overall, Cocktails for Molotov may be the most newbie-unfriendly scenario ever devised.
Aessen, Luxembourg, 10 May 1940: In the early morning hours on the 10th of May German units were crossing the border into Luxembourg. At Aessen air-landed German troops clashed with French mechanized cavalry. During 7 turns the small but elite German team try to prevent a much stronger French combined arms combat team to reach an important cross road. Can they hold on long enough for their land-bound reinforcements to arrive?
Sting of the Italian Hornet
Modica, Sicily, 12 July 1943: A few days before the start of Operation Husky, Mussolini had ordered General Guzzoni’s 6th Army to defend Sicily to the last man. The demoralized and poorly equipped Italian soldiers did exactly the opposite. On the morning of 12 July, the Edmonton Regiment advanced along Highway 115 towards the town of Modica. Since landing on Italian soil 48 hours earlier, they had faced almost no opposition. That was about to change.
Miory, Belarus, 5 July 1944: On 4 July a Russian offensive cut off Grenadier-Regiment 437. A Kampf-gruppe lead by Lieutenant Bidermann fell back and soon only a small village stood between them and friendly lines. The seemingly deserted settlement hid Russian infantry backed by two old T-26 tanks. With Landsers out of Panzerfäuste and their only support being two light FlaK halftracks, the obsolete T-26s might well put an end to Bidermann's escape.
North of Otwock, Poland, 27 July 1944: On the same day Hitler had ordered Warsaw to be held "at all costs" the Russian 2nd Tank Army advanced on the Polish capital from the north. All the German 9. Armee could muster against this powerful force was Gruppe Frank based around Generalleutnant Frank's 73. Infanterie-Division. This weak force was recklessly sent south in an attempt to slow down the Russian armor-clad spearheads.
The Hellenic Expedition
Miramare Airfield, Italy, 15 September 1944: The capture of Florence and the crossing of the Arno river finally brought the Allies up against the Gothic Line. While far from completed, it was in many instances a formidable obstacle with key positions constructed in depth. The 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade supported by Sherman tanks was tasked to seize one such position - the Miramare airfield, defended by German paratroopers and a Pantherturm bunker.
Under the Northern Light
Kemi Airport, Finland, 7 October 1944: On 1 October 1944 Finnish troops landed behind German lines in the Tornio-Kemi area. The landing cut off a large part of the German army fighting in Finland and marked the end of the fragile truce that had existed between the two former brothers-in-arms. Trying cut off the German troops in Kemi, the Finns assaulted Kemi airport. However, the 6th SS Mountain Division were not the easiest of Motti preys.
The Jagdtiger Theory
Golzow, Germany, 22 March 1945: On 22 March the Russian 89th Heavy Tank Regiment and its IS-2s attacked Golzow in an attempt to cut the last supply route to Küstrin. The Josef Stalin tank, not unlike its human counterpart, kept everyone in mortal fear. The only thing in the German arsenal capable of dealing with such a beast with ease was the mammoth 72-ton Jagdtiger tank destroyer. However, the Jagdtiger never fought in the east. Or did it?