Author: Stephen Stewart

Retaking Vierville

Stew’s Replays: Retaking Vierville (S1)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Retaking Vierville (S1) Here’s the historical situation: Date: June 7, 1944 (D-Day) Location: Vierville, France (Normandy) Attacker: Germans – 1058th Grenadier Regiment/919th Grenadier Regiment/6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment Defender: Americans – 1st Batt. 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Vierville, which lay a few miles inland from Utah Beach, had been liberated […]

Stew's Replays: The Roadblock (18)

Stew’s Replays: The Roadblock (18)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: The Roadblock (18) Here’s the historical situation: Date: June 6, 1944 (D-Day) Location: Neuville-au-Plain, France Attacker: German (Company 3, 1058th Grenadier Regiment, 91st Airlanding Division) Defender: American (2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment) In the confusion of the scattered air drop of the 101st Airborne, Lt. Colonel Vandervoort […]

ASL AAR: Rachi Ridge (36)

Stew’s Replays: Rachi Ridge (36)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Rachi Ridge (36) Here’s the historical situation: Date: November 12, 1943 Location: Leros, Greece Attacker: German (Bataillon I, Fallschirmjäger Regiment 2) Defender: British (2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers / A Squadron, Long Range Desert Group) German paratroopers landed on the Aegean island of Leros which had been manned […]

Stew's Replays: Bridge to Nowhere (54)

Stew’s Replays: Bridge to Nowhere (54)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Bridge to Nowhere (54) Here’s the historical situation: Date: August 12, 1941 Location: Yasnaya Polyana, Ukraine Attacker: Italian (1º Battaglione, 80º “Roma” Reggimento Fanteria) Defender: Russian (Soviet 9th Army) In July 1941 Mussolini sent the 62,000-strong CSIR (Italian Expeditionary Corps) to the Eastern Front. Its three divisions and […]

Stew's Replays: Fighting at Worlds Edge (U20/239)

Stew’s Replays: Fighting at Worlds Edge (U20/239)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Fighting at Worlds Edge (U20/239) Here’s the historical situation: Date: May 28, 1940 Location: Taraldsvikfjell, Norway Attacker: Norwegian / French (1er Bataillon, 13ème Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère/6th Norwegian Division/342ème Compagnie Autonome de Chars de Combat) Defender: German (Bataillon 2, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139, Gebirgsjäger-Division 3) With the disastrous situation around […]

Tactical Tuesday: The Fire Brigade Roundtable

The Fire Brigade (S55) Roundtable


Tactical Tuesday by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart This Tactical Tuesday features the ASL Starter Kit scenario The Fire Brigade (S55). In this episode I recorded with a number of live spectators who could ask questions during the course of the game. Questions about rules/setups/decisions/ etc. But not HOW to play, just inquiries. The Fire Brigade was […]

Stew's Replays: Setup Analysis of Released from the East

Setup Analysis of Released from the East (S6)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Setup Analysis of Released from the East (S6) Here’s the historical situation: Date: December 11, 1941 Location: Istra, Russia Attacker: Russian (9th Guards Infantry Division) Defender: German (SS) (2nd SS Division “Das Reich”) As the drive on Moscow slowed due to supply problems and general winter, STAVKA was […]

Stew's Replays: Defiance on Hill 30

Stew’s Replays: Defiance on Hill 30 (11)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Defiance on Hill 30 (11) Here’s the historical situation: Date: June 6, 1944 Location: Near Pont l’Abbe, France Attacker: German (1057th Grenadier Regiment) Defender: American (2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment) An ad hoc group of roughly two parachute companies under Lt. Colonel Shanley were stopped cold on […]

Tactical Tuesday

Tactical Tuesday: How to Close Out Your Game


Tactical Tuesday by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart This Tactical Tuesday features the ASL Starter Kit scenario Purple Heart Lane (S19). In it we analysis how to close out your game more effectively, including positioning, objectives, and evaluating your options left open to you.

Stew's Replays: Fighting Withdrawal (1)

Stew’s Replays: Fighting Withdrawal (1)


AAR by: Stephen Stewart Stew’s Replays: Fighting Withdrawal (1) Here’s the historical situation: Date: September 2, 1941 Location: Sestroretsk Road, Terijoki, Finland Attacker: Finnish (Elements of 1st Parachute Regiment) Defender: Russian (Remnants of 131st Border Battalion) The Finns, seeking restitution for the Winter War of 1939, had erupted across the borders and breached the Soviet […]

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