Hatten in Flames CG1: 9 & 10 Jan, 1945

      Like virtually everyone else who plays Advanced Squad Leader, I pre-ordered Hatten in Flames when the opportunity arose.  When I had it my grubby hands, I was astonished.  Two campaigns, a single beautiful map, and one double sided page of rules.  No new terrain and no new unit types.  Just down and … Continue reading Hatten in Flames CG1: 9 & 10 Jan, 1945

Festung Budapest CGIII: City of Eternal Heroes. To the End

      Mike and I got started on day 3 of our Festung Budapest CG and things weren't looking terrible for my Russians.  I had won the first two days, and felt I was in an OK position.  I hadn't suffered much damage and learned my lesson about field phones, but I couldn't help … Continue reading Festung Budapest CGIII: City of Eternal Heroes. To the End

Festung Budapest. CGIII City of Eternal Heroes. 3 Feb, 1945

  Mike and I sat down to slug it out in the streets of Budapest for day 2 of our CG.  As recounted in my last blog entry on this CG, I had made fairly solid progress in the north (the Russian right) against some less than eager Hungarian troops, and while they put up … Continue reading Festung Budapest. CGIII City of Eternal Heroes. 3 Feb, 1945

Festung Budapest. CGIII City of Eternal Heroes: 2 Feb, 1945

    After a preliminary scenario to get the feel of Festung Budapest, and for Mike to get the ASL feel back, we embarked upon Campaign Game III: City of Eternal Heroes. The Russian juggernaut in 1945 rolled into Buda and Pest to finish the Hungarian and German forces holding the city.  Our campaign takes … Continue reading Festung Budapest. CGIII City of Eternal Heroes: 2 Feb, 1945

Festung Budapest CG III and Valor of the Guards CG IV. I like BIG ASL.

             It's no secret to the people I play regularly that if I can choose, I would rather play big ASL. By which I mean big, meaty scenarios, lots of units and lots of stuff going on, perhaps not completable in a single day.  These kind of games have a different feel … Continue reading Festung Budapest CG III and Valor of the Guards CG IV. I like BIG ASL.