So finally here comes Forgotten War Korea: 1950 – 1953, the newest ASL core module. I was somewhat uncertain whether to obtain a copy. But I like playing ASL and I dislike not having the boards to play with. What to expect from the scenarios and the period specific rules I do not know.
Latest arrival in my ASL arsenal is Objective: Schmidt published by Bounding Fire. After the parcel passed customs clearence I finally hold the package in my hands. So what does it contain? This blog post will try to provide you with an answer. Myself I am very interested to learn about the scenarios and the maps. I live a mere 40 km from the small towns of Schmidt, Kommerscheid and Vossenack and I am keen to find out more about the fighting that took place in November 1944 during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest. Those of you who are historically interested will find many eye-witness accounts on the fighting that took place in this westernmost region of Germany. Link to veteran stories and pictures now and then.
Looking for a manageable campaign game we came along this mini HASL published by MMP in Operations Special Issue #1. It looks interesting and has a fine map to play over, a single large play area of 31 hexes width (west – east) and 18 hexes depth (north – south). As the opposing forces are elements of two armored divisions the game offers a fair amount of AFV to work with on both sides.
I have been looking for an all infantry scenario and I chose the following one for a training session with a pal returning to ASL. The scenario is set during the German invasion of Poland. The action takes place on 7 September 1939 near Pabianice. The highly motivated but jet largely inexperienced Grenadiers of the Leibstandarte SS “Adolf Hitler” clear out remaining resistance pockets of the Polish 2nd Infantry Division.
This is the second of the scenarios set at the Montecorvino Airfield on 9 September 1943 during the Salerno landings. The German Kampfgruppe Stempel from Panzergrenadier-Regiment 64 defends the airport against the renewed attack from 2nd/6th Queen’s Royal Regiment and the Royal Scots Greys.
This is the first of the scenarios set at the Montecorvino Airfield on 9 September 1943 during the Salerno landings. The German Kampfgruppe Stempel from Panzergrenadier-Regiment 64 defends the airstrip against an attack from 2nd/6th Queen’s Royal Regiment.
OUT OF THE ATTIC Issue #2 contains three consecutive scenarios of the engagement at Montcorvino Airfield south of Salerno in September 1943 during Operation AVALANCE. British and American troops had just landed at the Salerno beachhead. The British 169th (London) Brigade was to secure the Airfield some 2 miles from the beach.