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Scenario#: A050     Date: 10/27/1942     Location: El Alamein, Egypt

In an ill-organized night attack during Operation Lightfoot, a battalion of the British 7th Motor Brigade had thrust forward to seize a German-held position. However, unaware that their maps were faulty, the men and carriers advanced along an…

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Scenario#: J047     Date: 2/8/1941     Location: Beda Fomm, Libya

The famed Desert Rats were on the move. Heading for the African coast through the Saleh/Beda Fomm area, they planned to set up ambush positions against the large Italian motorized columns retreating from Benghazi towards Tripoli. The 2nd Royal Tank…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Journal #3
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Scenario#: 4232     Date: 5/27/1942     Location: Gazala, Libya

By late morning, his left flank overrun by the coordinated mass of German Panzers, General Neil Ritchie, commander of the Eighth Army, ordered two armored brigades of Norrie's 1st Armoured Division south to the rescue. Moving in column, the 22nd …

Memoir '44Mediterranean Theater
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Scenario#: AP080     Date: 6/1/1944     Location: Artena-Valmonte Gap, Italy

The breakout from Anzio began on 23 May, and two days later the FSSF, along with the US 3rd Infantry Division, was pushing hard for the towns of Artena and Valmonte. These towns lay either side of Highway 6. With the Gustav Line shattered farther…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Action Pack #8 Roads Through Rome
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Scenario#: 41     Date: 3/22/1943     Location: Wadi Zigzaou, Tunisia

Montgomery chose to make a frontal assault in an area defended by elements of Panzergrenadier Regiment Afrika and the weak Giovani Fascisti (Young Fascists). The 151st Infantry Brigade of the 50th Division reinforced by forty–odd Valentine tanks were…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL 5 - West of Alamein
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Scenario#: 97     Date: 5/20/1941     Location: Heraklion, Crete

The mission of the German paratroopers approaching Heraklion was to take the town and its airfield in order to land troops of the 5th Mountain Division. As the paratroopers jumped from the Junker Ju52s, each armed with only a few grenades and a…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL 5a - For King and Country
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Scenario#: O03     Date: 12/1/1942     Location: Oudna, Tunisia

On the morning of 29 November, the 530 strong battalion boarded 44 transport aircraft and took off, bound for Oudna. Because there had been insufficient time to conduct an aerial reconnaissance of the airfield, Lieutenant Colonel Frost was forced to…

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Scenario#: A056     Date: 3/16/1943     Location: Mareth, Tunisia

Before the 8th Army could launch its assault on the Mareth Line, it had to clear the Axis outposts between the Wadi Zeuss and the Wadi Zigzaou. One of these, held by veterans of the 90th Light Division, encompassed a group of small hills…

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Scenario#: 53     Date: 7/10/1943     Location: Syracuse, Sicily

Under the codename Operation Ladbroke, the British 1st Airlanding Brigade was to capture the Ponte Grande bridge spanning the Anapo River in eastern Sicily to allow for a quick march on Syracuse by the 5th Infantry Division. 144 gliders set off from…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL 7 - Hollow Legions (2nd Edition)
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Scenario#: S011     Date: 7/10/1943     Location: Biscari Station, Sicily

During the pre-dawn hours the U.S. 7th Army successfully landed at both Licata and Gela. Unaware of each others plans, the Italians and Germans began a series of uncoordinated attacks against the Americans with the intention of breaking through to…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Starter Kit #2
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Scenario#: 38     Date: 1 June 1944     Location: Velletri, Italy

The village of Velletri was part of the so-called ‘Caesar Line’ (which stretched from Lanuvio to Valmontone), and was defended by troops of the 362nd Infantry Division. The commander of the 36th, General ‘Fred’ Walker, spotted a weak point in …

Band of BrothersTexas Arrows
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Scenario#: J097     Date: 7/16/1943     Location: Primosole Bridge, Sicily

After the night assault seized the bridge and a thin lodgement north of the Simeto, problems were experienced communicating to follow on units that the bridge had been captured. As the companies holding the lodgement began to come under increasing…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Journal #6
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Scenario#: OA08     Date: 7/12/1943     Location: Casa Del Priolo, Sicily

Once the beachhead in Sicily was secure from Avis counterattack, the Allies began pushing inland. As the 16th Infantry Regiment advanced the Germans took an opportunity to strike a parting blow before continuing to withdraw. Six Tiger I tanks…

Advanced Squad LeaderOut of the Attic
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Scenario#: G13     Date: 2/23/1945     Location: Bologna, Italy

It was vital that “Riva Ridge”, a series of four peaks dominating Route 64 between Vergati and the city of Bologna, be cleared. Following successes on Mount Belvedere and Mount Gorgolesco, taken by coup-de-main on the 18th and 19th, the U.S. 10th…

Advanced Squad LeaderThe General #27.5
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Scenario#: AP064     Date: 11/28/1942     Location: Djefna, Tunisia

For an entire week, Major Rudolf Witzig's Fallschirmpionier-Bataillon 11 had frustrated every effort the British 36th Brigade made to advance past the crossroads at Djebel Abiod. The morning of November 25 revealed that the Germans had withdrawn…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Action Pack #7
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Scenario#: A013     Date: 8/8/1943     Location: Cesaro, Sicily

At first light, 2nd Battalion of the 47th Infantry Regiment stepped off to seize the next group of hills and, if possible, the village of Cesaro itself. Pushing through the scrub and low hills northwest of Cesaro, Company A quickly reached the…

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Scenario#: A061     Date: 6/16/1940     Location: Nezvet Ghirba, Libya

On the afternoon of June 10th, Italy declared war upon France and England. At a single stroke, the fight had leapt beyond the confines of Europe to become a "world" conflict. On the 16th, two troops of B Squadron, 11th Hussars, were patrolling the…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Annual 93b
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Scenario#: J162     Date: 7/10/1940     Location: Moyale, Kenya

By the end of June 1940, the garrison of Fort Harrington had received reliable reports that Italian reinforcements were entering the twin town of Moyale at the Abyssinian border. These included three Eritrean colonial battalions, a brigade of pack…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Journal #11
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Scenario#: J163     Date: 3/29/1941     Location: Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

The days of Africa Orientale Italiana were finally coming to a close in Abyssinia, as South African and Nigerian forces continued a now largely-unopposed advance to Addis Ababa. Italian colonial forces were deserting and surrendering en masse, in…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Journal #11
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Scenario#: J164     Date: 3/29/1941     Location: Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

The days of Africa Orientale Italiana were finally coming to a close in Abyssinia, as South African and Nigerian forces continued a now largely-unopposed advance to Addis Ababa. Italian colonial forces were deserting and surrendering en masse, in…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Journal #11
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Scenario#: 7616     Date: 5/20/1941     Location: Heraklion, Crete

News of the German Paratrooper landings reached Brigadier Chappell's headquarters at about the same time the first Fallschirmjägers were landing in Heraklion. Under orders from Chappell, the 2nd Leicester attacked out of the town and into Buttercup…

Memoir '44The Invasion of Crete
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Scenario#: 7617     Date: 5/20/1941     Location: Rethymno, Crete

A second German wave arrived in the afternoon. At 16:15, 2nd Fallschirmjäger Regiment airdropped over Rethymno airfield; but like others in Crete, they all landed scattered along the coast. Elements of the 3rd Battalion quickly managed to regroup and…

Memoir '44The Invasion of Crete
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Scenario#: AP027     Date: 9/9/1943     Location: Magliana, Italy

After the Italians announced an armistice with the Allies, the Germans put into place plans to capture Rome and disarm the Italians. That evening, German paratroopers headed towards Rome, encountering resistance from the Granatieri di Sardegna…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Action Pack #3 Few Returned
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Scenario#: S009     Date: 7/10/1943     Location: Avola, Sicily

Operation Husky got off to a terrible start as gale-force winds greeted the poorly-trained pilots flying in the paratroopers and glidermen of the British 1st Airborne Division and the American 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Instead of dropping…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL Starter Kit #2
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Scenario#: 28     Date: 3/29/1942     Location: Thrace, Greece

After the swift and total Axis victory over Greece, Bulgaria laid claim to Thrace and Macedonia. Throughout the winter of 1941-42, small bandit groups began to emerge as the nucleus of a fledgling resistance movement. On March 29th, two such bands…

Advanced Squad LeaderASL 4 - Partisan!
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