ASL - Modules

ASL - Modules
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) modules contains the parts needed to actually the game. There are fifthteen modules that contain the essential components of all major nationalities to participate in the Second World War. Advanced Squad Leader is the first tactical level wargame to be able to portray the armies of every nationality that participated in hostilities in the Second World War.

Beyond Valor: ASL Module 1
Paratrooper: ASL Module 2
Yanks: ASL Module 3
Yanks: ASL Module 3a
Partisan: ASL Module 4
West of Alamein: ASL Module 5
For King and Country: ASL module 5a
The Last Hurrah: ASL Module 6
Hollow Legions: ASL Module 7
Code of Bushido: ASL Module 8
Gung Ho!: ASL Module 9
Croix de Guerre (Second Edition)
Croix de Guerre: ASL Module 10
Doomed Battalions: ASL Module 11
Armies of Oblivion: ASL Module 12
Hakkaa Päälle!: ASL Module 14
Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953 – ASL Module 15

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Ci Arrendiamo
"We Surrender" - In an attempt to halt the Italian 10th Army which was retreating south from Benghazi, Combeforce – a motor infantry battalion reinforced with artillery and armored cars – was dispatched ahead of the pursuing British 7th Armored…

The Battle for Rome
Days after the armistice with Italy was signed, the German 2nd Parachute Division advanced toward Rome from the south. Several Italian formations, including the elite 21st “Grenadiers of Sardinia” Division, set up blocking positions and attempted to…

Half a Chance
The Italian 132nd “Ariete” Armored Division, positioned 37 miles south of Tobruk, received intelligence that an assault was imminent and prepared its defenses behind areas of low-lying ground turned boggy by heavy rains. Skillfully camouflaged, its…

Early on the morning of 11 July, Lt.Col. John Heintges’ 3rd Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regiment crossed the Palma River and advanced westward along Highway 115. As the GIs approached Palma di Montechiaro where Italian forces were know to be, white…

Bridge to Nowhere
In July 1941 Mussolini sent the 62,000-strong CSIR (Italian Expeditionary Corps) to the Eastern Front. Its three divisions and attached troops linked up with the Wehrmacht in Romania, where the corps vehicular transport was pooled in order to…

A High Price to Pay
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…

Too Little, Too Late
Late on 8 September, the same day the armistice between Italy and the Allies was announced, elements of the 433rd Medium Tank Battalion in Fidenza were ordered to move east to Parma. There, in an attempt to keep the Germans from occupying key…

The Taking of Takrouna
As part of 8th Army’s first attempt to crack the Enfidaville Line, the 5th New Zealand Brigade was ordered to capture the key observation point of Takrouna – a small village crowned by a group of tightly clustered buildings surrounded by cliffs, all…

Point of No Return
As part of the drive to open a corridor to Tobruk, the 2nd New Zealand Division was ordered to seize the heights dominating the eastern approaches to Ed Duda. Resistance was surprisingly feeble, as most Germans surrendered rather quickly. In their…

A Bridgehead Too Wet
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…

Fort McGregor
Preliminary to the main German attack on Medjez, a position known as Fort McGregor had to be seized from British defenders. The forward outpost consisted of an infantry company with its platoons dug in around a bare, rocky knoll, with the entire…

Turning the Tables
The main line of defense in Libya was a natural bottleneck along the coast at Mersa el Brega, with the sea on one flank and an extensive salt marsh on the other. The British mined and wired this line extensively. Rommel launched a full scale assault…

Escape from Derna
As Rommel’s first offensive pushed across Cyrenaica, the British fighting withdrawal became a rout. Those forces falling back along the northern and southern edges of the Djebel Akhdar gravitated to the seaside town of Derna, where the coast road…

The Gazala battles had been raging for days with Panzerarmee Afrika driving for the great prize of Tobruk. Several British strongpoints still lay in its path, one of which was the Knightsbridge box held by the 201st Guards Motor Brigade Group. On 13…

Rachi Ridge
German paratroopers landed on the Aegean island of Leros which had been manned by British defenders. Their objective was to take Rachi Ridge which lay astride a narrow isthmus in the middle of the island. If they could take hold that position, the…

Blazin' Chariots
The 4th Armoured Brigade, probing northeast of Gabr Saleh, was driving a German recon unit before it. The Afrika Korps at last reacted, quickly forming several units of the 21st Panzer Division into Kampfgruppe Stephan which set out to investigate…

Siberia Diversion
Hill 58A, or "Siberia" as it was commonly known, was a squad-sized outpost a quarter mile forward of the American main line of resistance. It had changed hands many times and was now in the control of the Communist Chinese. Col. Walter Layers, the…

Gloster Hill
Vastly outnumbered, the remnants of 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment (the Glosters) held out in the vicinity of Hill 235, from where they continued to block the main Communist Chinese avenue of advance on Seoul. The Glosters, still under…

Centurions Reverse!
in the face of the largest attack of the war, with five Communist Chinese armies heading toward Seoul, the UN forces under American I Corps were forced to withdraw from their positions on "Line Kansas" south of the Imjin and Hantan Rivers. Only two…

Red Devils
During the night of 22 April, the Communist Chinese launched their Fifth Phase, First Impulse offensive against UN forces. On the left of IX Corps, the ROK 6th Division collapsed, exposing the flank of the adjacent 1st Marine Division. The "Red…

Seoul Saving
Despite repeated probes by British units from their positions along the southern bank of the Imjin River, the Communist Chinese successfully concealed the buildup of their 63rd Army for an attack on Seoul. As the night of 22 April turned into 23…

It's So Easy!
For a week, the 23rd Infantry Regiment improved its positions on the low hills surrounding the road hub of Chipyong-ni, amid reports that the Communist Chinese were moving in force both to the east and west. Lacking information on communist…

First Bayonet Charge
Encouraged by the heavy North Korean losses during the initial UN attacks, Almond again ordered the US 2nd Infantry Division to recapture Wonju on January 9. About four infantry battalions from the US 23rd and 38th Infantry Regiment supported by…

Task Force Faith Breakout
During the nights of 27 and 28 November 1950, the separated elements of the 31st Regimental Combat Team were surrounded and nearly destroyed by elements of the 80th and 81st CVPA Divisions. On 29 November, the regimental units were consolidated on…

This Is Where We Stand
The 1st Marine Division had been cut off by tens of thousands of Communist Chinese regulars who had infiltrated into North Korea and closed the main supply road to the south. Now the Communist Chinese command moved swiftly to overwhelm the high…

A Line Too Thinly Held
On the night of 31 August, the North Koreans launched a multi-division attack aimed at Taegu. The bulk of the KPA 9th Infantry Division attacked the line of the 9th Infantry Regiment that roughly followed the Naktong River, with an immediate…

The Grist Mill
During the night of 5 August, the KPA 4th Guards Seoul Division made its initial assault into the “Naktong Bulge”. The North Koreans pressed forward nearly two miles before the 34th’s commander, Colonel Charles Beauchamp, realized what was happening…

Bullets For Breakfast
As July drew to a close, the elite KPA 6th Division moved rapidly to the southern coast in order to slip around the UN left flank, punch a hole through the anticipated weak American defenses, and occupy Pusan in a lightning stroke that would end the…

Hey, That Ain’t A ROK!
The 3rd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment arrived at the summit of Hadong Pass on 27 July. The lead companies were ordered to deploy along the sides of the road and to move to higher ground to the north. The forward command group witnessed a column…

Super Bazooka
One serious problem that plagued both American and South Korean units in the early stages of the war was the lack of an effective anti-tank weapon that could penetrate the armor of KPA T-34/85s. The U.S. Army sped delivery of the new "super bazookas"…

Human Bullets
As the morning fog lifted on the fourth day of war, motorized elements of the KPA 7th Division, supported by armor, rolled down the Hongch'on road, intent on overrunning the defenders of the South Korean 6th Division. In the pass, a ROK company from…

Hard ROK
At 0400, a thunderous barrage began along the rain-soaked 38th Parallel; war had come to the Korean peninsula. Despite assurances from American military advisers in South Korea, the Republic of Korea’s army was not match for the forces of the north.…

The Germans were not only fighting the Soviet offensive in the north of Finland, but their units in the south now had to fight their way past Finnish units attempting to cut off their routes to the north. The last German unit to make its way north…

The Only Way Out
Rovaniemi, the capital city of Finnish Lapland and formerly the site of German headquarters, was burning to the ground when the first Finnish unit, Infantry Regiment 11, arrived on the scene as the delaying Gebirgs-Infanterie-Division 7 was just…

Hunters at Ylimaa
The Finnish Armored Division was ordered to take the important city of Rovaniemi. After a few inconclusive skirmishes, the lead battalion encountered German positions near Lake Portimo. The first attack was not successful. For the next attack, five…

Lagus Assault Guns
On 9 July, the Soviets managed to create a bridgehead in the VKT Line at Vuosalmi. This was reinforced the following night with several divisions supported by armor. Finnish HQ realized the seriousness of the situation and ordered Maj. Gen. Lagus'…

Father Sunshine
After being stopped at Viipuri, the Soviets were pushing to break through the Finnish lines to the east of the city. At midnight on 29 June, Soviet tanks broke through the infantry lines held by Infantry Regiment 50. Major Mikkola, commander of the…

The Last Attack
Having lost the important crossroads at Marjamäki, the Finns committed more and more units in a desperate attempt to blunt the Soviet juggernaut. One of the final attacks was towards Tali and, despite reports of company-sized Soviet units in the area…

Retaking the VKT Line
The Soviets breached the Finnish defenses of the Viipuri-Kuparsaari-Taipale (VKT) Line at the village of Tali. They exploited this success y driving the Finns off from the important Portinhoikka crossroads. In the early morning of the 26th, Jaeger…

11th Company Counterattack
After losing the important city of Viipuri to the Soviets, the Finns withdrew to the next natural defense barrier, the Kivisilta Strait. A small Soviet force crossed at the narrowest part of the strait and formed a bridgehead, and Finnish GHQ ordered…

Night Fans
The small island of Metchishori, in the frozen Lake Segozero, was guarded by a Finnish company that was rotated on a monthly basis. On the morning of 21 January, the 9th Company and a machine gun platoon was transferred to the island. On 28 January a…

Forest Bastion
As part of the general attack aimed at the Karelian capital of Petrozavodsk, the Finnish 11th Division was ordered to take the village of Prääzä, an important road junction over which the two sides had been fighting for a while. The division devised…

Breakout From Prääzä
The Finnish attack to capture the vital crossroads at the village of Prääzä had stalled in front of the objective. To get the attack rolling Jalkavakirykmentti (Infantry Regiment) 50 was dispatched to outflank the defenders. After a march through the…

Skiing in Lapland
During the first three weeks of the war the Russian 14th Army drove Detachment Pennanen before it all the way to Hoyhenjarvi where the advance halted and the contenders dug in. The front would be quiet until February 24, when a Russian ski detachment…

Nothing But Courage
When the weary Finnish troops took up positions in the Mannerheim Line, with the Soviets right on their heels, the defense ran into trouble right away. After a week of battle, the Soviets managed to breach the line in several places, including at the…

Torment at Tormua
Finnish Group Wolf was directed to attack those remnants of the 163rd Ukrainian Division that had managed to escape from the Soumussalmi pocket. The Soviets were dug in at Juntusanta, 5 kilometers south of Tormua. All three battalions of Wolf would…

Stopped Cold
After two weeks of delaying actions and counterattacks, Finnish forces had now reached the prepared main defense works known as the Mannerheim Line. However, the defenses at Kirvesmäki, consisted of little more than barbed wire and a few old concrete…

Armored Car Savikurki
To delay the Soviet onslaught from reaching the main Finnish defense line, the finns engaged in a series of fighting withdrawals. Orders for one such delaying action was directed to 1st Company, Hämmen ratsurykmeniti (Häme cavalry regiment) at the…

Arctic Crossroads
When the Winter War commenced on 30 November, the Finns did not expect any significant activity in the northernmost sector of Petsamo. The Soviets, however, had committed their entire 104th Division to secure both the Finnish arctic coast and the…

End Station Budapest
The 2nd Ukrainian Front, augmented by the allied 7th Romanian Corps, had reached the Danube. Hitler ordered that beautiful Budapest be made a “fortress city” even as the 3rd Ukrainian Front encircled it. The Romanians, ill equipped for city fighting,…
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