Tag: 1943

Long Play – OzB1 Vines of Red Marines

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Long Play - OzB1 Vines of Red Marines
Soviet forces landed along the west side of the Ozerekya Bay. While advancing towards Glebovka, they came across a Romanian mortar position in the vineyard of an old manor.

ASL Map Spotlight: Biazza Ridge

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ASL Map Spotlight: Biazza Ridge
As part of Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily), The Battle of Biazza Ridge (July 10-12, 1943) would turn out to be one of the hardest fought and bloodiest engagements during the liberation of Sicily.

ASL AAR: Baw Drop (AP65)

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ASL AAR: Baw Drop (AP65)
For weeks the “Chindits” of the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade had been marching, living off the jungle, and harassing the Japanese wherever they were found.

ASL AAR: The Niscemi-Biscari Highway (178)

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ASL AAR: The Niscemi-Biscari Highway (178)
American paratroopers are tasked with cutting off German units from moving toward the beaches during the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky, 1943).

Prokhorovka! Unboxing

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Prokhorovka! Unboxing
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.

ASL AAR: A Quick Strike (WO18)

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ASL AAR: A Quick Strike (WO18)
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.

ASL AAR: HILL 253.5 (132)

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ASL AAR: HILL 253.5 (132)
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.

ASL AAR: Red Don (AP21)

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ASL AAR: Red Don (AP21)
AAR by: John KnowlesAdvanced 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 divisions. Often the attacks never even made it across the...

ASL AAR: A Good Party (A56)

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ASL AAR: A Good Party (A56)
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.

ASL AAR: Drillo HG Reconquest (BR9)

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ASL AAR: Drillo HG Reconquest (BR9)
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.

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