Video AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland
Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Drillo HG Reconquest (BR9)
Here’s the historical situation:
Date: July 12, 1943
Location: Ponte Dirillo, Sicily
Attacker: German (Hermann Göring Panzer Division)
Defender: American (82nd Airborne Division / 45th Infantry Division)
On the evening of July 11th, shortly after the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky), German Lt. Goldschmidt and his platoon of Tigers joined forces with Cpt. Weber and a hundred unaccounted grenadiers of the Herman Göring Panzer Division. Headquarters ordered them to proceed westward along highway 115 toward Gela. Their mission was to link with the HG Panzer Regiment coming in from the north in an attempt to push the American’s back to the beaches near Gela. Hiding in the foothills overlooking Ponte Dirillo were elements of the 82nd Airborne Division waiting to pounce from pillboxes they had captured the evening before.
Scott and I decided to venture to the island of Sicily and play a scenario from Advancing Fire’s new historical effort, Biazza Ridge (BR), focusing on battles during Operation Husky, the allied invasion of that island in July of 1943.
Here are some links to help with some background of Operation Husky:
- Drillo HG Reconquest AAR (written)
- Advancing Fire’s website
- Biazza Ridge unboxing video
- Operation Husky details
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