Tag: France

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.

The Green Hell of Inor Unboxing

The Green Hell of Inor Unboxing


The Green Hell of Inor is Le Franc Tireur’s (LFT) attempt at bringing 2 weeks of epic fighting that took place in the Ardennes Forest during the very first days of Fall Gelb, the invasion of France.

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.

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 […]

ASL AAR: Last Defense Line (A94/235)

ASL AAR: Last Defense Line (A94/235)


AAR by: John Knowles Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Last Defense Line (A94/235) Here’s the historical situation: Date: May 15, 1940 Location: Bouvellemont, France Attacker: German (Infanterie Regiment 1, Panzer Division 1) Defender: French (152ème Régiment d’Infanterie, 15ème Division d’Infanterie) By dusk on the 14th, the Germans had established three bridgeheads across the Meuse River. The […]

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