Advanced Squad Leader AAR - The Guards Counterattack (A)

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – The Guards Counterattack (A)


AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – The Guards Counterattack (A).

Here’s the historical situation:

Attacker: Russian (308th Rifle Division / 2nd Battalion, 37th Guards Division)
Defender: German (Company H, 389th Infantry Regiment)

After an extremely successful summer campaign, the Germans came upon the Volga fortress of Stalingrad. Here the Red Army had dug in and was determined to make a stand. Sensing total victory, the Germans threw more and ever more troops into the fighting. But for the first time in the war, German infantry found the Russians their equal. Rebuffed by stiff resistance, the Germans committed crack assault engineers. Gradually, the Germans cleared one block, then another—only to lose them again to sudden Russian counterattacks. By October 5, the Germans had almost taken the key Dzerhezinsky Tractor Works.

However, the fighting had been so heavy that the line troops occupying the surrounding area were exceptionally weak from the previous week’s combat. At that point, the Russians counterattacked with their crack 37th Guards to break the ring the Germans had thrown around the factory and reinforce the desperate defenders.

.END OF BRIEFING.


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2 Comments

  1. So pleased to see another Russian player who softens up an objective before advancing.
    German survival is more likely with a rotation of fresh troops from I7 to Bldg. F6 and M9 to Bldg. L7.

    1. I know a lot of people love to Human Wave the Russians early, some even saying this scenario can’t be won without a HW. But I’ve played this scenario many, many times (SL and ASL) and it can very much be won by the Russians using traditional tactics.

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