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Tournaments: Human Wave 2023


The DC Conscripts will once again host the “Human Wave” Advanced Squad Leader tournament in the Tysons Corner, Virginia area from 7-9 July 2023 to further the hobby and to have fun. The Human Wave Tournament will be an in-person event (only) and will not have a virtual (VASL) component.

The tournament will offer challenging, balanced and fun scenarios suitable for all levels of play. Gamers will demonstrate good sportsmanship and a spirit of friendly and competitive play throughout the tournament.  The event will include a Starter Kit (SK) mini-tournament to expand the hobby and provide challenging and fun play for players of all skill levels. This year we are expecting 20-30 players.

Theme: “Human Waves in the East and Far East”

For 2023, the action will take place on the Eastern Front and in the Far East. Scenarios will feature fighting between the Axis and the Red Army on the Eastern Front and the Allies and Imperial Japan in the Pacific. Scenarios will be selected for “Human Wave” opportunities to the extent possible. Get started brushing up on your Human Wave rules and PTO!


The tournament will be comprised of a main tournament of at least four rounds (or five, depending on attendance) played over the course of three days (Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday). A three game “mini” tournament will be held Saturday or Sunday, interest permitting.  The main tournament will be conducted “Swiss style”, with the Tournament Director (TD ) making a ‘best effort’ to match equivalently skilled players in the first round. 

Starter Kit

A Starter Kit tournament will also be conducted, with number of rounds played depending on attendance. Due to the paucity of tournament-style SK scenarios, the SK scenario list will include scenarios using a variety of combatants and will not necessarily follow the theme of the tournament.

DC Conscripts

Finally, the tournament will be planned and conducted  by volunteers of the DC Conscripts, the Advanced Squad Leader Gaming Club of the greater Washington DC area, who offer their time, effort, and last full measure of devotion for the glory of The Game, The Tournament, and the DC Conscripts. Uuurrraaaa!

For more information and to sign up, see the Human Wave site.

COVID-19 statement: the Human Wave will comply with applicable Fairfax County, Virginia health regulations.

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