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Stew’s Replays: Bridge to Nowhere (54)

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Stew's Replays: Bridge to Nowhere (54)
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 attached troops linked up with the Wehrmacht in Romania, where the corps vehicular transport was...

ASL AAR: Shklov’s Labors Lost (T4)

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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 young Soviets. Skillfully using every advantage, the young officer cadets, known...

Setup Analysis of Released from the East (S6)

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Stew's Replays: Setup Analysis of Released from the East
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 given time to deploy fresh troops from other fronts. The 78th Infantry, Siberian veterans of...

Stew’s Replays: Fighting Withdrawal (1)

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Stew's Replays: Fighting Withdrawal (1)
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 Karelian front even as the crisis to the south of Leningrad came. In a...

ASL AAR: Commando Schenke (126/A80)

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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 Schenke, the 505th attempted to take the maritime...

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

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Stew's Replays - Per L'Onore Di Roma (Q6)
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 off the retreating Russians. The leading battalions of the 80° Fanteria...

Brevity Assault Campaign Game Unboxing

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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 for that CG in...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Early Battles (S25)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Early Battles (S25)
Turning to their tactical advantages of numbers, speed, and maneuverability, the German forces would often bypass these strong points and then reduce them at their leisure.

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Early Battles (S25)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Early Battles (S25)
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 Germans to encounter heavier Russian tanks. These monsters dwarfed the German AFVs, and it was...

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