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ASL Map Spotlight: The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
From Sep 19 to Dec 16, 1944 a long, bloody, drawn-out battle raged through the rugged terrain of the Hürtgen Forest.
ASL Map Spotlight: Edson’s Ridge
Edson's Ridge The Battle of Edson's Ridge was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Imperial Japanese Army and Allied (mainly United States Marine Corps) ground forces on Guadalcanal.
ASL Map Spotlight: Purple Heart Draw
Purple Heart Draw, as it was called, ran for 750 yards east to west along the battalion front, only 200 to 400 yards from the line of departure. It was deep enough to be almost impassable for tanks, and so well covered by enemy fires as to promise heavy losses for infantry who tried to cross.
ASL Map Spotlight: The Fight For Seoul
The Forgotten War module is the first official non-World War 2 module for the Advanced Squad Leader system. It opened up a new front for the ASL system: the Korean Conflict. Le Franc-Tireur's The Fight for Seoul captures the intensity of the Second Battle of Seoul that led to the liberation of that city by U.S. Marines and ROK Marine Corps from KPA forces.
ASL Map Spotlight: Operation Neptune
Not the be mistaken with the Normandy version of "Operation Neptune" (the naval component of Operation Overlord), this action details the crossing of the then 200-yard wide Seine River by the British 43rd Wessex Division in August of 1944.
ASL Map Spotlight: KGP Stoumont
Stoumont is a Belgian village just miles away from the German border to the east. It lies just west of the village of Malmedy where the infamous massacre of 84 American prisoners of war was carried about by soldiers of Kampfgruppe Peiper.
ASL Map Spotlight: Corregidor The Rock
During World War II, Corregidor was the site of two costly sieges and pitched battles—the first during the first months of 1942, and the second in January 1945 — between the Imperial Japanese Army and the U.S. Army, along with its smaller subsidiary force, the Philippine Army.
ASL Map Spotlight: Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach was one of five beach landing sectors designated for the amphibious assault component of operation Overlord during the Second World War. On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded German-occupied France with the Normandy landings.
ASL Map Spotlight: Parry Island
"Operation Catchpole", and was a three-phase operation involving the invasion of the three main islands in the Enewetak Atoll: Engebi, Eniwotek, and Parry.
ASL Map Spotlight: Suicide Creek
On 2 January, there was a sharp engagement around Suicide Creek, when the advancing Marines came up against a heavily entrenched defending force from the 53rd Infantry.
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