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Advanced Squad Leader – LCP’s The Steelworks Unpacking

George Kelln over at Lone Canuck Publishing has just dropped another “Tactical Scenario Pack” titled The Steelworks. This time we’re near Caen, France approximately a month after the allied invasion of Normandy of June, 1944. Here are some details directly from George’s website, and you can find the unpacking video at the bottom of the page.

The Norman city of Caen and the airfield of Carpiquet were important targets on D-Day. The British and Canadian troops that landed on Sword and Juno Beaches were tasked with capturing these vital objects. The British and Canadian troops did not get that far on D-Day. Carpiquet would finally be captured on 8 July during Operation WINDSOR with Caen falling the following day during Operation CHARNWOOD.

CHARNWOOD however only managed to capture of the northwestern part of Caen, the rest of the city would fall during Operation GOODWOOD on 18 July. Colombelles is an industrial town north east of Caen, east of Hérouville and the Orne River. The entire area was dominated by the chimneys of the Société Métallurgique de Normandie (Metallurgic Company of Normandy), a giant steel factory at Colombelles. The chimneys were the ideal observation posts over the battlefield for the Germans. General Bernard Law Montgomery decided on an operation to take these posts out. The operation was aptly called Operation STACK.

The Steelworks includes 5 tactical scenarios (3 small, and 2 large), 1 map of the industrial area around Colombelles, and XXX counters representing new units used in the pack.

LCP's The Steelworks     LCP's The Steelworks

The icing on the cake? Those new units include … Pipers! Yes, The Steelworks has Piper units!

Pipers!      Pipers!

You can order The Steelworks from LCP here.

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Neal is a retired engineer/researcher who first played Squad Leader back in the late '70s. While getting re-acquainted with ASL after retiring, he took it as an opportunity to create VASL, Boot Camp, and AAR tutorials to help new and returning players. He lurks in the PWN.


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