Tag: 1941

ANZAC Boys (AP161)

ASL AAR: ANZAC Boys (AP161)


AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland Advanced Squad Leader AAR: ANZAC Boys (AP161) Here’s the historical situation: Date: May 27, 1941 Location: Chania, Crete Attacker: German (Bataillon I, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 141, Gebirgs-Division 5) Defender: ANZAC (28th (Maori) Battalion, 5th Brigade and 2/7th Battalion, 19th Brigade) During the first part of 1941, Allied forces had been […]

ASL AAR: Blazin' Chariots (35)

ASL AAR: Blazin’ Chariots (35)


AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Blazin’ Chariots (35) Here’s the historical situation: Date: November 19, 1941 Location: 5 miles northeast of Gabr Saleh, Libya Attacker: British (5th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment) Defender: German (Panzer Regiment 5) The 4th Armored Brigade, probing northeast of Gabr Saleh, was driving a German recon unit before […]

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 […]

ASL AAR: Shklov's Labors Lost (T4)

ASL AAR: Shklov’s Labors Lost (T4)


AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Shklov’s Labors Lost (T4) Here’s the historical situation: Date: July 11, 1941 Location: Shklov, Russia Attacker: German (Elements of Infantry Regiment Grossdeutschland) Defender: Russian (“Stalin Scholars” Officer Cadet Unit) In the town of Shklov, the German advance was frustrated by the determined defense of a handful of […]

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: 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 […]

ASL AAR: Commando Schenke (126/A80)

ASL AAR: Commando Schenke (126/A80)


AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Commando Schenke (126/A80) Here’s the historical situation: Attacker: German (Infanterie Regiment 505, Infanterie Division 291/Kriegsmarine Sturmabteilung 530) Defender: Russian (Liepaja Garrison) The evening of June 24, Infantry-Regiment 505 was established within 12 km of Liepaja in Latvia. The following day, jointly with Kriegsmarine commandos led by Lieutenant-Commander […]

Stew's Replays - Per L'Onore Di Roma (Q6)

Stew’s Replays: Per L’Onore Di Roma (Q6)


AAR by: Stephen Stewart Stew’s Replay – Per L’Onore Di Roma (For the Honor of Rome) (Q6) Per L’Onore Di Roma is an early war Italian versus Russian village slugfest. Here’s the historical situation: With the Russians in full retreat, the 9 Divisione Fanteria “Pasubio” was ordered to advance to the Bug River and cut […]

Brevity Assault Campaign Game Unboxing

Brevity Assault Campaign Game Unboxing


Brevity Assault is a new historical campaign game released by Advancing Fire, a new Italian developer. Brevity Assault is the first of four planned campaign games. The next released was Biazza Ridge, covering the fighting on the island of Sicily between the Germans (and Italians) and American forces. I will do a similar unboxing for […]

Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Early Battles (S25)

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Early Battles (S25)


AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Early Battles (S25). Here’s the historical situation: Attacker: Germans – 6th Panzer Division Defender: Russians – 2nd Tank Division The Germans, after a week of relatively easy victories, approached a small Lithuanian village amidst the forest. Army Group North was among the first […]

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