Tag: USMC

ASL Map Spotlight: Edson’s Ridge

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ASL Map Spotlight: Operation Watchtower - 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: Parry Island

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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

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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.

Hell’s Corner Unboxing

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Hell's Corner Unboxing
Hell's Corner ASL historical pack, focusing on battles between the US Marine Corp and the Imperial Japanese Army around the Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, in the Fall of 1942.

Sand and Blood: Gavutu-Tanambogo CG Overview

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Sand and Blood: Gavutu-Tanambogo
In August, 1942 U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Division captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base.

The Fight For Hue From Critical Hit

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The Fight For Hue From Critical Hit
The following is continuation of my reviews of Cold War era Advanced Squad Leader games from Critical Hit. This review includes: looking at the capabilities of the ARVN, a look at the scenarios, the sniper counter for the NVA, and a brief introduction into how helicopters work in world of ASL.

Rising Sun Unboxing

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ASL Rising Sun Unboxing
Rising Sun is Advanced Squad Leader’s long-awaited return to the jungles, islands, and atolls of the southwest Pacific. Multi-Man Publishing has combined the original ASL modules Code of Bushido (1990) and Gung Ho! (1991) and reprinted them in one monster package.

ASL AAR: Ambitious Plans (HS9)

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ASL AAR: Ambitious Plans (HS9)
AAR by: Michael RodgersAdvanced 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...

Advanced Squad Leader AAR – American Devil (S71)

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Advanced Squad Leader AAR - American Devil (S71)
AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott RowlandAdvanced Squad Leader AAR - American Devil (S71) Here's the historical situation: Date: January 17, 1945 Location: Potpot Luzon, The Philippines Attacker: Japanese - 1st Battalion, 2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment and 4th Company, 7th Tank Regiment Defender: Americans - 3rd Battalion, 103rd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division and Company C, 716th Tank Battalion The Japanese 2nd Armored Division...

Breaking Heartstrings ASL Campaign Game

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Breaking Heartstrings ASL Campaign Game
Breaking Heartstrings is Lone Canuck Publishing's Advanced Squad Leader PTO tactical mission that never saw a release as an official module. Instead George Kelln offered it up for free as part of his "ASL for Fun" series. Every part of it is downloadable, including a full VASL map. In my case I managed to snag a copy of the...

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