Advance Squad Leader
Critical Hit sent this out with their weekly mailer. This showed up in my email on June 5th. The idea was to give you a D-Day scenario for Omaha beach. Here it is.
Flash back for my friend. My favorite gaming shops in the Detroit area. Both shops sucked a ton of crash out of me...lol
This is a monster of a ASL game. It has been out for a few months. As of late I been kicking around about buying this set. As you will see in the video there are a few problems with the counters. One would think at 164 dollars the quality control would be better. Plus it takes forever to get the game when you pre order. As MMP seems to be a Ma and Pop company. Any comments are welcome. On for the video.
Find the second edition is also impossible. I ended up buy the first edition. Well I should of waited tp find the second edition as there is a lot more in that edition
HISTORICAL ACCOUNT LOCATION:The village of Sneek, Holland DATE: 16 April 1945 COMMENTARY: The war in Europe was drawing to a close. The First Canadian Army directed its efforts to cutting off the remnants of the German army still in Holland. Across flat soggy fields and along the dykes, Canadian rifle battalions were engaged in the grinding task of capturing village after village until they would eventually reach Zuider Zee. In many cases, the weary German defenders put up a token resistance before surrendering. The average Landser was well aware that the end was near. On 16 April, A Company of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada queued up to make another assault on another Dutch village. With a bit of luck the defenders of Sneek would not put up much of a fight but as the Canadian infantry began to move forward the soldiers of the 12th SS Panzer Division readied their weapons. A Company was met with heavy small arms fire as they neared the village of Sneek. The Wasp carrier supporting the attack drove along the
HISTORICAL ACCOUNT LOCATION: Mooshof, Germany DATE: 26 February 1945COMMENTARY: Operation Blockbuster went in 25 February with the capture of Calcar-Udem Ridge as its goal. This attack rapidly became a desperate struggle for the towns, villages and individual farms that dotted the battlefield. The first rate troops of the 17th and 18th Fallschirmjager Regiments fought fanatically for every yard of ground now that they were defending their homeland. The 8th brigade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was having a particularly rough time. In the face of withering fire, Canadian assaults were slowed and halted. At the hamlet of Mooshof, D Company of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada was stuck in front of their objective after two of their assaults were repulsed by the Fallschirmjager. It was here that 23-year-old Sergeant Aubrey Cosens was about to become a legend to the men of the Queen’s Own. After putting down a sharp German counter-attack, Sergeant Aubrey Cosen’s platoon commander lay dead in the mud and Co
: The Canadian Army’s role in ‘Operation Goodwood’ was known as ‘Atlantic’ and like the big attack, ended with less than spectacular results. The Canadian 6th Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division was tasked with capturing the village of Verrieres, which sat atop a ridge of the same name. The assault went in 19 July and after making good progress initially, the Germans counter-attacked in force and badly cut up the leading Canadian battalions, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and the Fusiliers Mont-Royal. Pushed back to their original start line, the FMR were ordered to recapture Troteval Farm in preparation for the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry’s attack on the village of Verrieres. The FMR, battered from its previous actions, amalgamated the remnants of the rifles companies into one full strength company and attacked the farm at 2200hrs. Led by Major Jacques Dextraze, the French-Canadians made a spirited assault supported by the tankers of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers and they quickly encircled the German defe
This will be doing a series of ASL scenarios by James McLeod. As far as I know they are free for anyone to use. James passed away in 2009. He was the driving force behind ASL in Canada to many years. It is my hope to see people play his great scenarios. This way his creative scenarios and love of the game will go on.
If you haven't notice I'm slowly returning to broads game. I got so miniatures that had never seen the light of day. Or played with once. Only to have the group go in another direction. That least I can play the broad games solo. Plus the cost in the end it cheaper than buying miniatures.Fifty shades of Feldgrau pretty well covers any didn't squard level broad game. Take a look you might find it interesting.Fifty Shade of Feldgrau
Looking for old Squad Leader scenarios: Checkout this link Archive of Squad Leader scenarios
This video goes over the differences between Squad Leader and Advance Squad leader. The video is the first of the series by David Garvin. The scenario is a great solo one to play
Since I'm on the injured reserve list. I have started clipping the edges of my ASL counters. My understanding is this protect the counter from having bad edges. It is stress reliever. The slow chunking of the clipper with the drone of the TV in the background is relaxing. According to my calculations it will take a couple of months to just do the ASL counters. It you are in need of a clipper here what I have found..On Broad Game Geeks there is thread on Counter clippers; Everything you need to know about clippers
Here is the final part of the series'
Continuing the VASAL with Stew here is part two. I have to say the videos do help explain ASLSK. Hope you enjoy this one.
Getting started to play Solitaire ASL. Great videos to help one starting playing.