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ASL AAR: Ambitious Plans (HS9)

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ASL AAR: Ambitious Plans (HS9)
AAR by: Michael Rodgers Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Ambitious Plans (HS9) Here's the historical situation: Date: September 27, 1942 Location: Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Attacker: Japanese (2nd Battalion, 124th Regiment) Defender: American (USMC) (1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division with ad hoc Landing Craft Flotilla) After a series of Bloody Ridge engagements earlier in the month, General Vandegrift knew that a sizable...

ASL AAR: Merzenhausen Zoo (J19)

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ASL AAR - Merzenhausen Zoo (J19)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Merzenhausen Zoo (J19) Download the VASL setup file. (not available) Download the VASL .vlog playthrough. Here's the historical situation: Date: November 22, 1944 Location: Merzenhausen, Germany Attacker: American / British (1/66 Armored, 1/119th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division and Squadron B, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Defender: German (Volksgrenadier Division 246, SchweweAbteilung 506, and LXXXI Corps) After six days of fighting, XIX...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Thorne In Your Side (SP53)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Thorne In Your Side (SP53)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Thorne In Your Side (SP53) Corporal Horace M. Thorne led a patrol through the heavily wooded Ardennes (Belgium) in December of 1944 when they encountered a concealed German Mark III tank and supporting infantry. Thorne inflicted numerous casualties on the Germans with his heroic actions, and ultimately gave his life to make sure the patrol...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Stryker’s Charge (SP51)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Stryker's Charge (SP51)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Stryker's Charge (SP51) PFC Stuart Stryker won a Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in Wesel, German in 1945. This Schwerpunkt scenario, from their Medal of Honor series, simulates the action that day which lead to his heroism. Unfortunately small scenarios like this are susceptible to the fortunes of the dice (even more so...

Sword and Fire: Manila Announced

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Sword & Fire: Manila
Multi-Man Publishing has announced a new Historical Advanced Squad Leader (HASL) module that's been in the works for a long time. The module is Sword and Fire: Manila, and it's on pre-order. Below is the recon directly from their pre-order site (link at the bottom)... Manila, on the Philippine island of Luzon, was known throughout the world as "The Pearl...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Gavin Take (181)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Gavin Take (181)
One of the responsibilities of the Airborne troops was the seizure of several key bridges following the D-Day drop. One of these bridges was at Chef-du-Pont. Gavin organized a pickup force to take care of this bridge himself. With elements of the 507th split into two groups, he marched on Chef-du-Pont by closely parallel but different routes.

Biazza Ridge Campaign Game Unboxing

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Biazza Ridge Campaign Game Unboxing
The Biazza Ridge campaign game is an ASL historical study game released by Advancing Fire, a new Italian developer. I previously profiled Brevity Assault which is an operational level module focusing on Commonwealth versus German/Italian forces around Halfaya Pass, Egypt in 1941. They have four planned Advanced Squad Leader historical modules/campaign games, filling in some interesting holes in the...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Second Crack at Caumont (AP32)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Second Crack at Caumont (AP32)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Second Crack at Caumont (AP32) Here’s the historical situation: Attacker: Americans - 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division / 743rd Tank Battalion Defender: Germans - Panzergrenadier-Regiment 304 / Panzerjäger Bataillon 38, Panzerdivision 2 On June 12th, to expand the Omaha Beach foothold, the 18th and 26th Infantry Regiments of the “Big Red One” launched a morning attack...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Hammer to the Teeth (S15)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Hammer to the Teeth (S15)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Hammer to the Teeth (S15) Here’s the historical situation: Attacker: Germans - 293rd Volksgrenadier Regiment, 18th Volksgrenadier Division Defender: Americans - 423rd Infantry Regiment/Company B, 81st Engineer Battalion The opening hours of the Ardennes offensive found forward U.S. infantry outposts probed and infiltrated by their German counterparts. River crossings and key road networks had to be seized to allow...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Enter the Young (S51)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - Enter the Young (S51)
Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Enter the Young (S51) Here’s the historical situation: Attacker: Germans - 293rd Volksgrenadier Regiment, 18th Volksgrenadier Division Defender: Americans - 423rd Infantry Regiment/Company B, 81st Engineer Battalion The opening hours of the Ardennes offensive found forward U.S. infantry outposts probed and infiltrated by their German counterparts. River crossings and key road networks had to be seized to allow the...

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