Tag: Western Front

ASL AAR: Rocket’s Red Glare (195)

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ASL AAR: Rocket's Red Glare (195)
Colonel Reuben Tucker personally appealed to General Gavin to allow his 504th Regiment to attack Cheneux. Friendly civilians had reported a large column of German vehicles, including tanks, encamped there.

ASL Map Spotlight: Purple Heart Draw

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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: Operation Neptune

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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 AAR: Ancient Feud (119)

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ASL AAR: Ancient Feud (119)
For centuries Transylvania had been fought over by Hungarians and Romanians. Having switched sides to join the Allies, the Romanians now saw their chance to recover this territory. After some initial setbacks, and now bolstered by Russian support, the Romanians went on the offensive to clear Transylvania of Hungarian opposition.

ASL Map Spotlight: KGP Stoumont

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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: Omaha Beach

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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: Port-en-Bessin

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ASL Map Spotlight: Port-en-Bessin
The Battle of Port-en-Bessin also known as Operation Aubery took place from 7–8 June 1944, at a small fishing harbour west of Arromanches during the Normandy landings of World War II.

Drop Zone: Sainte-Mère-Église On Pre-order!

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Drop Zone: Sainte-Mère-Église On Pre-order
Drop Zone: Sainte-Mère-Église depicts the first two days of fighting (June 6-7, 1944) in and around the Norman town of Sainte-Mère-Église during the allied landings on the beaches of Normandy.

ASL Boot Camp #21: Retaking Vierville (Turn 4)

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ASL Boot Camp #21: Retaking Vierville (Turn 4)
New ASL Starter Kit and full ASL players can use the video to learn the basics of the ASL system, including the phase system, movement, fire attacks, morale, terrain, and close combat.

ASL AAR: The Best Defence (Playtest)

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ASL AAR: The Best Defence (Playtest)
The Americans were closing the ring around the city and, in a desperate attempt to widen the gap between two American pincers, the Germans repeatedly counterattacked the 1st Infantry Division following Colonel Gerhard Wilck's motto "the best defence is a good offense".

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