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ASL AAR: The Chocos (AP165)

ASL AAR: The Chocos (AP165)


On July 21, 1942, Japanese forces landed on the northern Papuan coast around Buna and Gona, as part of a plan to capture the strategically important town of Port Moresby via an overland advance along the Kokoda Track.

ASL AAR: The Drive For Taierzhuang (146)

ASL AAR: The Drive For Taierzhuang (146)


The Japanese offensive in early 1938 was designed to link their northern force from Beijing with their central force from Nanjing. The two forces were to meet west of Xuzhou, thus severing the Lunghai corridor and the railroad which ran from the coast to Xian.

ASL AAR: Le Manoir (13)

ASL AAR: Le Manoir (13)


The bridge at La Fiere carried the road from Ste. Mere-Eglise across the Merderet River and was the main objective of the 101st Airborne’s 1st Battalion, 505th Regiment. After a successful drop, they set off for their objective a mere 1,000 yards away – only to be met with machine gun fire from a farm on the outskirts of town.

ASL AAR: The Sangshak Redemption (J150)

ASL AAR: The Sangshak Redemption (J150)


In March 1944 the Imperial Japanese Army invaded India from neighboring Burma. The small village of Sangshak was a northwest crossroad that led to the more significant target of Imphal only miles to the southwest, where Commonwealth forces had established defenses and supplies. British and Indian Gurkha moved in to hold back the Japanese invasion in this tiny corner of India.

ASL AAR: The Sangshak Redemption (J150)

ASL AAR: The Sangshak Redemption (J150)


In March 1944 the Imperial Japanese Army invaded India from neighboring Burma. The small village of Sangshak was a northwest crossroad that led to the more significant target of Imphal only miles to the southwest, where Commonwealth forces had established defenses and supplies.

ASL AAR: A Quick Strike (WO18)

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: In Deadly Combat (J187)

ASL AAR: In Deadly Combat (J187)


John and I played Journal 12’s J187 In Deadly Combat from the deadly designers Mazzei & Struiff. This one has a horde of Russians with T-28s attacking the poor Germans defending a village in December 1941

ASL AAR: Knock Them Down! (StW-4)

ASL AAR: Knock Them Down! (StW-4)


We tackle the monster scenario ‘Knock Them Down!’ from LCP’s Steelworks module. We think it played out fairly close to history. The Highlanders were unable to dig out the well fortified Germans, and Tigers showed up early to wreak havoc on the British Shermans.

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