American paratroopers are tasked with cutting off German units from moving toward the beaches during the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky, 1943).
Prokhorovka! depicts combat around Oktyabrskii State Farm and Hill 252.2 between the Germans and the Russians. These battles took place in the so called “Tank Fields”, southwest of Prokhorovka town, on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July 1943, during the Battle of Kursk.
Back to the steamy jungles of the PTO … and A Quick Strike is a good one. It’s amazing how the ASL Pacific Theater terrain tweaks and Japanese nationality can give such a complex game system a completely different feel.
Operation Citadel had begun, but instead of the desired lightning breakthrough, fighting had taken on the characteristics of World War I trench warfare. In four days of grueling combat, the XLI Panzer Corps had managed to penetrate the defenses of the Soviet 13th Army to only a depth of five miles.
AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Red Don (AP21) Here’s the historical situation: Date: January 1, 1943 Location: Babka, Russia Attacker: Russian (15th Army Corps) Defender: Italian (55th Battalion, 6th Alpini Regiment, Tridentina Division) Day after day in mid-January, the Soviets launched repeated attacks against the Italians of the Cuneense, Julia, and Tridentina […]
Before the 8th Army could launch its assault on the Mareth Line, it had to clear the Axis outposts between the Wadi Zeuss and the Wadi Zigzaou. One of these, held by veterans of the 90th Light Division, encompassed a group of small hills appropriately named the “Horseshoe” by the British.
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.
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 […]
Video AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Agony At Arnautovo (AP23) Download the VASL .vsav setup file. Here’s the historical situation: Date: January 24, 1943 Location: Arnautovo, Russia Attacker: Russian / Partisan (17th Tank Corps and Local Partisans) Defender: Italian (Val Chiese Battalion, 6th Alpini Regiment, Bergamo Artillery Group, […]
The Biazza Ridge maps are beautiful and historically accurate. The problem with this scenario, at least from our perspective of one playing, is that it appears to heavily favor the Americans.