Tag: D-Day

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 First Wave at Omaha Unboxing

First Wave at Omaha Unboxing


First Wave at Omaha (1st Edition, 2009) brings the fury of Bloody Omaha to players in the most massive historical module yet published. This game is a historical module for the Advanced Squad Leader system.

ASL AAR: Cat's Kill (G21)

ASL AAR: Cat’s Kill (G21)


The date is June 8, just after D-Day. The Canadians occupy a town of mostly stone buildings, spread across one and a half of two boards (10 and 20). The map represents the town of Bretteville L’Orguilleuse outside of Caen.

Steutzpunkt Vierville (CH4)

ASL AAR: Steutzpunkt Vierville (CH4)


One of ASL’s attractions to me is its historical relationship with WW2. I’ve read a lot of books about WW2 and of course, D-Day is one of the big moments in the war. I was able to visit the five beaches of that battle and see lots of artifacts from that time.

ASL AAR: Trapped! (15)

ASL AAR: Trapped! (15)


AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Trapped! (15) Here’s the historical situation: Date: June 8, 1944 Location: Saint Come-du-Mont, France Attacker: German (3rd Battalion, 6th Parachute Regiment / 3rd Battalion, 1058th Grenadier Regiment) Defender: American (3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment) German paratroops and grenadiers had held St. Come-du-Mont against constant pressure from […]

Stew's Replays: The Roadblock (18)

Stew’s Replays: The Roadblock (18)


In the confusion of the scattered air drop of the 101st Airborne, Lt. Colonel Vandervoort was ordered to turn his 2nd Battalion towards the already-taken village of Ste. Mere-Eglise and abandon his initial objective – a blocking position astride Route 13 to the north.

Stew's Replays: Defiance on Hill 30

Stew’s Replays: Defiance on Hill 30 (11)


AAR by: Stephen “Stew” Stewart Stew’s Replays: Defiance on Hill 30 (11) Here’s the historical situation: Date: June 6, 1944 Location: Near Pont l’Abbe, France Attacker: German (1057th Grenadier Regiment) Defender: American (2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment) An ad hoc group of roughly two parachute companies under Lt. Colonel Shanley were stopped cold on […]

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