The next round of VASLeague matched me up with Jonathan Kapleau of New Jersey. We chose A59 Death at Carentan for our game, I got the Germans in this attack / counterattack scenario. A59 is one of those scenarios that you have either played or have had on your list to play and just … Continue reading A59 Death at Carentan
Jason Wert and I moved to the second scenario of my 'Road to Berlin' trip which is listed on this blog. J62 Lee's Charge is a small scenario on half board 19 set in Belgium, January 3, 1945. I am playing the allies in this series so got the Americans. This one is as … Continue reading J62 Lee’s Charge
Berlin. I don't know what it is about this part of the WWII conflict that mesmerizes me. I love reading about it, writing about it, and gaming it. For whatever reason, the history of the battle for this city at the end of the war compels me to pay attention to it. Adam Lunney … Continue reading BRV 6 Opera of Death
After our game of ASL 87 Good Night Sweet Prince , Rick Carter and I set up J178 Old Friends to see if I would have better luck. Luck had nothing to do with it. J178 pits a German force of first and second line infantry, two Panthers, a MKIV, StuG and an AA halftrack … Continue reading J178 Old Friends
Mike and I are gearing up to play Festung Budapest CG III and needed a warm up. Mike hadn't played ASL in a while (a long while) and needed to knock off the rust. Usually a rusty Mike is not a bad thing for me. Rusty Mike is still a far better Squad Leader … Continue reading FB 2 The Devil’s Free to Have a Try
Boy, did I screw the pooch on this one. Continuing our trek through all of the TAC scenarios, the next one on the list for Pierce and I was TAC 4 "I Remember". This is a fairly large scenario. Four boards including the river boards (7 & 8) and ten turns. It was my … Continue reading TAC4 I Remember
As part of the CyberVASL tournament, I was matched up with none other than the TD himself, Sergio Puente. I chose J166 Maximum Aggression as one of my scenarios to pick from and Sergio liked the looks of it, so I got the Japanese and away we went. Set in Malaya in 1941, this … Continue reading J166 Maximum Aggression
So, Pierce Mason and I are currently playing the TAC scenarios in order by pbem, it was inevitable that he and I would be matched up in the VASLeague tournament that is put on annually by Enrico Catanzaro. Difference here being that we have to play live over VASL. Not a problem We chose … Continue reading VotG 14 Pavlov’s House
Bud Garding and I headed south to our 18th straight Texas Team Tournament. It is a fairly long trip, but it is always worth the drive to get in some ASL, eat some great food, see our old friends and make some new ones. Most years I play some games against people I have … Continue reading Texas Team Tournament 2018
Pierce and I made a serious mistake with TAC 2, affecting the scenario in such a way that we would only be able to fix it by starting over. We elected to move on. TAC 3 is an eight turn scrap between my mix of elite and first line Japanese and Pierce's group of … Continue reading TAC 3 Uneasy Withdrawal.
Got a game up on VASL pbem with Tom Lavan of Colorado. He was looking for someone to play J19 Merzenhauzen Zoo. He told me that he had found an opponent but was interested in getting another game of it playing the other side. That would give me the German in this nice, meaty … Continue reading J19 Merzenhauzen Zoo
I needed an opponent to get started on my "Road to Berlin" trip through ETO scenarios taking place on or after January 1, 1945. The list is long, and I have no doubt I will keel over from old age long before I finish it, but hey, gonna give it a shot and have … Continue reading Festung Budapest 1 Uncles and Pups
Well, after a 20 year wait. Mike and I finally sat down to a scenario of ASL from an official MMP Korea module. When I say 20 years, let me elaborate a bit. Three years after Mike introduced me to ASL we went to our second tournament: March Madness '99. March Madness nowadays is run … Continue reading ASL 204 Human Bullets
So I entered the VASLeague tournament on Gamesquad. I had played in it before but it had been a few years. My initial opponent was Jay Dragonetti of Virginia. It took me a bit to get with him for this game, first it took us a few days to choose a game, then on … Continue reading J103- Lenin’s Sons. My personal disaster.
Well, I love ASL because of all the cool stuff you can re-create. Armored clashes, infantry scuffles, the entire battle of Stalingrad, crossing rivers on boats, gliders and ........... Paradrops. Pierce Mason is a man on a mission. He's got like 500 games all going on at the same time and wants to play … Continue reading TAC 1 Dropping off at Maleme?
I have owned Berlin: Red Vengeance almost as long as I have been playing ASL. After collecting all the needed core modules and such, B:RV was the first non official ASL product I ever bought. One of my first PBEM (not VASL) games was B:RV 2 Run For Your Lives against Xavier Vitry many … Continue reading Berlin: Red Vengeance 1 Tactical Doctrine
Jim Thompson and I played J179 Resignation Supermen over VASL PBEM. It was short, fast and brutal to my German troopers. Set on board 51, this is 6 turns in 1945. The end of the war is nigh and a mixed bag of Germans are trying to occupy three of four factories or making … Continue reading J179 Resignation Supermen
Picked up a game with Carlos via Gamesquad. He wanted to play a Valor of the Guards scenario and chose Eviction Notice. I had played one other VotG scenario before: Siberian Shockwave, so I had some experience with it. But hey, it's just more Red Barricades right? Eviction Notice is a smallish scenario set … Continue reading VotG 9 Eviction Notice.
Thumbing through my scenarios looking for one to play via PBEM on VASL (only recently figured out what happened to my computer and VASL from before) I stopped on 87 Good Night Sweet Prince. I have never played one of the two(?) scenarios with the Nimbus motorcycles. After asking for an opponent at Game … Continue reading ASL 87 Good Night Sweet Prince