#47 Yanks 2 Arriving!!!

Yanks 2:

Missed the MMP Pre-order?!? You can still order it through us at pre-order price and as always, shipping is free.

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After years of waiting, Yanks 2 is finally out.  MMP is currently shipping to pre-orders, then to the retailers (including us) and finally will be available for retail purchase through their website.  Even though MMP has stopped selling Yanks 2 at the pre-order price, we are extending the special until we receive our stock order and as always, shipping is included in the price.  Click on the Yanks image above to order your copy.

Top  8 differences between Yanks and Yanks 2:

  1. Counter art.  Yanks 2 has the newer easier to read/larger font counter information.
  2. Counter die cut.  No more side fluff. (top Yanks 2, bottom Yanks with fluff. Photo courtesy of Paul Ybarrondo)
  3. Map boards.  Yanks 2 includes 8 mapboards instead of 4.  Maps 24,40,41,46 were not available in the original version.  Yanks 2 mapboards are in the new Starter Kit format.
  4. Scenarios.  41 scenarios in Yanks 2 vs. 8 in Yanks.  This is good news as I am getting bored of replaying the other 4,872 scenarios in the system. Seriously though, Some of these scenarios are updated from long out of print magazines and packs.
  5. Countersheets. 6 vs 5.  One extra counter sheet may not be significant to you but when Oli has to clip all 10 copies he will be buying, it makes a huge difference.
  6. Handy-Dandy box with new box art from Ken Smith.  While artistically impressive, get out of the friggin’ open ground you morons. Have we learned nothing in the 29 years since the original came out?

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7. Chapter H. New entries that bring the U.S. up to date with all the changes of the past 3 decades.

8. Not out of print.  This is clearly the most important difference between the two editions.  Let’s hope this one stays on the shelves for many many years to come.

 

ASLOK 2016:

October 2nd thru 9th. Ritterkrieg will be there with everything on sale.  Unfortunately, the sniper cards will not be released in time.

-John Dober is needing a roommate for ASLOK. His preference is for a blond in her 30’s but will consider all other applicants.  Find him on Facebook in the ASL group or contact me for his contact info.

 

 

Coming soon…

-New ASL replay video.   Tim defends the Tractor Works while his hordes of 5-2-7’s human wave to their rescue.

-New campaign game from Lone Canuck

 

 

#46 New Module from Lone Canuck.

I want to start with an apology for taking two months to get this post together.  I have been struggling with some family issues and they will always take priority over any hobby or business venture. I am sorry that I left all of you hanging.

 

Lone Canuck Publishing has released a brand new Scenario Pack featuring 6 new scenarios covering the attack into Holland in 1940. Do not forget to add Ost Front 3 to your order if you have not yet already got your hands on it.

Starter Kit:

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There is no news on the SK Action Pack but we will keep our ears open (how the heck do you close your ears anyway?). All 4 available SK products are back in stock including Decision at Elst. Are you missing SK maps P, Q, R, S (released in Operations and SK expansion Pack #1)?  If so, no worries as they will be in stock at Ritterkrieg by next week.  Look for a link in our next blog.

 

Le Franc Tireur

LFT’s 2nd edition Rat Charts are sold out both here and through LFT themselves.  Xavier estimates that the 3rd edition charts will not be available before December.  As soon as I get confirmation on my cost, I will be sure to place them on pre-order at a reduced price.

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YanksI spoke with Luanne and she says that Yanks is at the printer.  This means that we should have it ready to ship within the next 6 weeks or so.  If you still need to pre-order we have it available for $96.00 shipping included.

 

 

 

 

OBA Card Deck.

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We are down to 14 units from an original production run of 500.  These will not be reproduced any time soon if ever.  If you want a set, this may be your last chance.

 

Sniper Cards.

SS 4 FrontIt is now unlikely that the Sniper/ELR cards will be ready by ASLOK 2016. Hopefully they will be ready by the new year.  My sincerest apologies for the delay.

 

Wood Projects.

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Allergy season is behind us so I will be resuming the backlog of orders.  I will post photos as they become available.

 

 

 

 

BattleDice:

16mm ASL30 German
16mm ASL30 German

16mm ASL30 Soviet I am sad to say that Chris has announced that the 30th anniversary dice are out of stock until at least November.

 

 

#45 New Battle Dice Have Arrived. 3 New Hell’s Highway Video AARs. Turrets Back In Stock. New T-Shirt. New Poll.

Battle Dice:

Two new series of ASL precision Battle Dice from Helen and Chris at Battleschool have arrived in limited quantities and they are better than I could have hoped for.

16mm Op Overlord Series Temp 120029th inf The Goodies and…

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Operation Overlord Battle Dice Series:

US First Army D-Day Ivy 9thD-Day 1st 29th

D-Day German 7th Army  D-Day 709 91 D-Day 716 352

This ten dice set represents the American and German divisions that faced off on the beaches and boccage of Normandy.  All dice are available separately or discounted as a complete set.

Waffen SS Battle Dice Series:

1st SS 2nd 3rd SS 5th 12th SS 9th 10th SS

This set of eight dice represents the 7 Waffen SS panzer divisions plus a white dice with the SS runes. All dice are available in pairs  or discounted as a complete set.

 

Hell’s Highway Video #3 & #4:

#3 Hayes Wauford chronicles the Allied set-up and first three turns of action as he attempts to keep the highway at Mariaheide open.

#4 Derek (that’s me!) describes turn’s 4-6 in the first scenario of the Hell’s Highway Campaign Game.

#5 Hayes’ turn 4-6 recap

ASL Turrets:

We have received very limited quantities of both the German/Russian and the US/British turret countersheets.

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German/Russian set containing all the turret counters for Beyond Valor OOB

 

 

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American/British Set containing all of the turret counters for Yanks and For King and Country

 

 

Buy both sets and save $5

 

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In an effort to help the whole world look as fashionably savvy as the ASL community (and get as much attention from the ladies), each week we will be featuring a new t-shirt design from the creative workshop of Redheaded t-shirts.  Tim Brieaddy has directed his entire staff (okay, that would be just Tim) to coming up with some fantastic new prints for the hobby.   The link will take you directly to his webpage where you can browse other great ASL and historical t-shirts, patches, bumper stickers and coffee mugs.  I am hoping that he generates enough sales from this program so he can one day buy his own M1 Carbine and give mine back to me.

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Clicking on the t-shirt will take you to the order page on redheadedtshirts.com.  Use coupon code ‘ritterkrieg’ for an additional $3 off your order.  For other great ASL and historical t-shirts please check out Tim’s website for tons of cool stuff.

 

 

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April Spotlight and Special:

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We have received a very limited supply of Kampfgruppe Scherer. Possibly the greatest release from LFT including summer and winter maps for the campaign games and scenarios depicting the battle of Cholm.  This module is on sale for $90 (10% off) shipping included.  Don’t forget to combine your order another product to be eligible for an additional 10% off (coupon code ‘10% off’) for all orders over $100.00.

Write up on the module 

The Battle of Kholm (Cholm)

Order Your Copy Here at a special price

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

 Lone Canuck Publishing – Ost Front 3 – arrived

Normandy and SS Battle Dice – arrived

Turrets – arrived

Dice Towers – Soon*

Ammo/Map crates – Soon*

Yanks – May/June

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – ???

 

*Severe asthma during the NC pollen season is making it impossible for me to be around sawdust.  I will be back at it as soon as my lungs permit.  Sorry for the delay.

 

 

#44 Starter Kit Page is Up. Hell’s Highway CG Video Update. Kampfgruppe Sherer is Back In Stock.

Hell’s Highway AAR:

Hayes and I are three turns into the first campaign scenario and there is a  lot of action to report.  Please check out our latest short video for the latest updates.  Hayes is working on video AAR’s as well that will be posted here in future updates. Also, please subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you can get the latest ASL videos as they get published.  I am hoping to one day break two digits in subscribers.

 

 

Starter Kit News:

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-The Starter Kit section of RitterKrieg is now up and running with players, products, articles, and more.  Please take a moment t check it out and don’t forget to send your name and location to dritter3@triad.rr.com if you wish to be included in the player directory.

-Starter Kit moves to the Pacific?!?

SK PacificAccording to MMP, the next Starter Kit Action Pack will take place in the PTO and will include rules for concealment and Banzai charges.  The US Army, USMC, Chinese, Japanese, and British will all be represented.

 

April Spotlight and Special:

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KGS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have received a very limited supply of Kampfgruppe Scherer. Possibly the greatest release from LFT including summer and winter maps for the campaign games and scenarios depicting the battle of Cholm.  This module is on sale for $90 (10% off) shipping included.  Don’t forget to combine your order another product to be eligible for an additional 10% off (coupon code ‘10% off’) for all orders over $100.00.

Write up on the module 

The Battle of Kholm (Cholm)

Order Your Copy Here at a special price

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

 

Lone Canuck Publishing – Ost Front 3 – Arrived

Dice Towers – Soon*

Ammo/Map crates – Soon*

Normandy and SS Battle Dice: Next week

Yanks – May/June

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – ???

 

*Severe asthma during the NC pollen season is making it impossible for me to be around sawdust.  I will be back at it as soon as my lungs permit.  Sorry for the delay.

 

 

#43 Last Call for Dice Pre-Order. Best of March Madness Back in Stock

The new Precision Battle Dice from Battledice are in the mail and should be arriving any day now.  That means that this is the last chance to get them at the pre-order price of 20% off. You can click on any of the images to bring you to the pre-order page.

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SK 2Starter Kit:

One of the greatest things for me is seeing how many people are buying the Starter Kits.  Every sale represents someone new entering the world of ASL.  One of three fates awaits each of these  new SK players.  1. Some will stop playing.  2. Some will continue to play as ASL SK is a great game in it’s own right. 3. Some will take the plunge into full ASL.  I think that this website can be a tool for all three groups.  Perhaps if I provide some ASLSK specific resources, I can help move some from group 1 into group 2 and eventually help transition some in group 2 to group 3.  So going forward, I will be adding a section to the page for Starter Kit specific resources. I hope it will help the Starter Kit community.  If you have links, articles, or stories, questions that you wish to share, please post them to the site.  Please look for the page in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

New Post From Jackson at Hong Kong Wargamer

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The Very Best of March Madness Vol. 1 is back in stock in very limited quantities.  Also new to Ritterkrieg is the March Madness Commisar Pack.

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AAR from Joe Leoce who attended Nor’Easter XX

 

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Hayes Wauford and I will be starting the Hell’s Highway CG from Lone Canuck Publishing.  I will be posting short videos before and after the scenarios as an After Action Report.  I will be playing as Pz. Brigade 107 and Hayes will be playing as the British/US 101st.

 

From what I understand, the campaign game plays out as follows:

Two strong German armored units composed of Panthers, Flak halftracks and assault engineers smash into the Dutch town of Mariaheide between Veghel and Uden from opposite ends cutting off the 30 Corps’ advance toward Arnhem.  The US 101st Airborne from the South and British armored units (including Fireflies) from the north try to re-open Hell’s Highway by wresting control back from the bad guys while typhoons (counters come with the pack) hunt German armor from above in this multiple scenario campaign game.

 

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

Complete Lone Canuck line –  arrived

Winter Offensive Pack 2016 arrived

Heat of Battlearrived

Tanks 101 Video released

March Madness arrived

Poland In flames arrived

Journal 11 arrived

Friendly Fire arrived

Le Franc Tireur arrived

FT200 Video – released

Lone Canuck Publishing – Ost Front 3 – Arrived

Dice Towers – Soon

Ammo/Map crates – Soon

Normandy and SS Battle Dice: End of April

Yanks – May/June

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – ???

#42 Starter Kits are Here! – Ost Front 3 is Here! – ‘Where The Iron Crosses Grow’ Team Tournament AAR. -Plus Much More

All three starter kits and the Starter Kit Campaign Game ‘Decision at Elst’ are in stock for the first time ever and all 4 are at a reduced price with free shipping.  Buy the Starter Kit Complete Bundle and save over 20%.

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Scenario pack ‘Ost Front 3’ from Lone Canuck Publishing is ready to ship.

OstFront3Also available is the ‘Ost Front’ trilogy for only $32. That’s more than 20% off with free shipping.

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7-versatile-choices-10-off-coupon10% Coupon has returned on orders over a $100.  Okay truth be told, free shipping on $12 orders is killing me so I want to offer you an incentive to make it attractive to buy multiple items at once. Simply use coupon code ‘10% off’ at checkout.

 

 

AAR: ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ Team Tournament:

Thursday evening and the  Steiners and Stranskys began to roll into the Kuban in search of iron and glory.  We had a total of 15 players divided into 4 teams (huh?).   Men bled and steel burned for 4 days as some of the friendliest ASL’ers in the hobby laughed, ate, drank, and rolled lots of twos and twelves bringing the decibel level to a thundering pitch.  The Blue team took the team championship with a +4 rating lead by undefeated Hayes Wauford.  Special thanks to Ken Knott for allotting so many points to his opponents.  My delicate truce with Ken lasted until dinner Saturday night when some of the nastiest and funniest jabs to date started to flow again.  I think everyone was relieved that we were back at it as the tension was at times too much to take for the spectators waiting for the shoe to drop.

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Dave Stephens’ Finns beating up on my valiant Russian liberators (albeit of Finnish lands).

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Peter Ortega learning the nuances of Bocage in BFP’s ‘Kraut Corner’

IMG_3016Left to right – Tim Brieaddy, Jamie Cribs (counting to five (lucky he didn’t have to count to eleven or this photo would be X rated)), and Big Al Slatzman

 

Ken Knott and Hayes Wauford. Both with perfect records.

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Peter Ortega and Al Griffa.

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Al Griffa and Mike Johnston.

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IMG_3017IMG_3022Fried pickle care of Little Vito’s, deposited on my board.  Very funny guys.

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Ken Knott showing a brave face as he stares down 24 SS squads in BFP PIF the ‘Ceramic Factory’.

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Somebody (me) apparently hasn’t learned not to stack. One gets a little cocky after generating 3 heroes.

IMG_3031Hayes Wauford with LCP’s Panzer Aces #2.

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Ken Knott With LCP’s Schwere Panzer Jager Abt. 653 prize scenario pack.  Ken was unanimously voted MVP by all of his opponents.   “We never could have won those games had we not been playing Ken”.

#41 Ost Front 3, FT200 Video Replay, plus much more

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Ost Front 3 from Lone Canuck Publishing is in the mail from the great white north.  I will be shipping as soon as they arrive.  Jonesing for something new? At $10.80 with free shipping, this is your inexpensive ASL fix.  Also available is the Ost Front Trilogy at a special discounted rate.

 

New Dice Towers:

Dice Tower McWilliams 2 dice tower McWilliams 1This is the dice tower for Walter McWilliams with custom interchangeable graphics.  There will be two more of these posted for sale in the coming days.

 

Video Replay – FT200 Coconut K

The awesome Le Franc Tireur Deluxe Pack #1  with it’s fantastic artwork and great scenarios breathes life back into Deluxe Advanced Squad Leader (the same life that we take away from it with this horrible video).  Tim and I decided to try our hand at one of the PTO scenarios pitting Americans against Japanese.  I set up as the Japanese without reading the special rules converting the bamboo and jungle into coconut groves.  Tim did read the rules and informed me after I set up but I decided for the sake of keeping the ball rolling to leave my set-up as it was and see how it played out.

chess clockWith a late Christmas present of a chess clock from Charlotte ASL player Jeff Jordan, SPASL (Speed ASL) has entered the 21st century.  You can see all the action of this clock is use in the above video replay of FT200.

 

 

 

 

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OBA Access Card Review:

Desperation Morale has finally caught up on all (?) of the newest ASL products including our very own OBA Access Cards (less than 20 sets remaining for sale).  For the most part, I think it was very flattering and accurate (although he did refer to the cards as being printed on card stock and not pvc.

 

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

Complete Lone Canuck line –  arrived

Winter Offensive Pack 2016 arrived

Heat of Battlearrived

Tanks 101 Video released

March Madness arrived

Poland In flames arrived

Journal 11 arrived

Friendly Fire arrived

Le Franc Tireur arrived

FT200 Video – released

Lone Canuck Publishing – Ost Front 3 – April

Dice Towers – This week

Ammo/Map crates – Next Week

Normandy and SS Battle Dice: April

Yanks – April/May

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – ???

 

#40 Le Franc Tireur In Stock, Starter Kit 2 & 3 on pre-order, Bumper Stickers, plus much more

Le Franc Tireur: All LFT titles currently available from Xavier have arrived.  Included is the ever popular Rat Charts version 2, The Deluxe Pack #1, the Crimean Special #13 and Kampfgruppe Scherer.  Like always, shipping is free.

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Fields of Iron: Tales from the War Table – Schwimming with Dan Stanhagen

 

 

50000th visitI want to say a special thanks to everyone who frequents this site.  Today we had our 50,000th visit and it makes me very happy to know that you are enjoying the site.  If there is something that you think could make this site better, please drop me a line or leave a comment.

 

 

stug-life-510x188Tim just released an awesome collection of bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs and patches.

 

 

SK 2SK 3Starter Kit #2 and Starter Kit #3 have been added to the pre-order page and should be here before you know it. Pre-order now and save 20% with free shipping or you will be stuck paying 80% of retail with free shipping after they arrive.  

 

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KeithDuPont-0083Keith sent me this photo of his ‘Dupont Class’ table in action.  Sporting labeled A75 and A78 RAACO inserts, Rat Chart,  and his custom ASL Tower (manufacturer unknown).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

Complete Lone Canuck line –  arrived

Winter Offensive Pack 2016 arrived

Heat of Battlearrived

Tanks 101 Video released

March Madness arrived

Poland In flames arrived

Journal 11 arrived

Friendly Fire arrived

Le Franc Tireur arrived

Dice Towers – This week

Ammo/Map crates – Next Week

Yanks – April/May

Normandy and SS Battle Dice: April

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – in time for the 30th anniversary of the Kim Kong Un Cabbage Patch Doll’s release.

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#39 Sniper Card Sneak Peak. New Battle Dice Pre-Order

Hi everyone,

it has been almost a week since our last post and I was hoping to have another video ready for you.  Tim and I will hopefully have the scenario finished by Post #40.  Here at the Wartable I am starting to cross the t’s and dot the i’s in preparation for the big weekend tournament coming up at the beginning of April.  For Christmas (we always exchange gifts late), Jeff Jordan got me a chess clock for Tim and my continuing experiments with SPASL (Speed ASL).  I hope to have a video up soon with this great gift governing a game of ours.

 

Sniper/ELR cards:

Well the easy ones are done.  With the help of Andy Hershey and all of you that voted on FB and this website, the final (?) artwork is done for the Germans, SS, Black SS, Russian, and British.  Now we are slogging through the mud trying to scrape together some photos of the other nationalities.  I never would have guessed how hard it would be to find quality authentic photographs of snipers.  Not just the more obscure nationalities, even the Americans are eluding me.  If you would like to be part of this project, please contact me at dritter3@triad.rr.com.  Here are some teasers from the upcoming set…British 5 Front German 5 Front Russian 4 Front SS Blue 3 Front SS 4 Front

 

 

New Battle Dice:

Chris at Battleschool has announced the upcoming release of some of the coolest dice to date.  Not only are the American and German armies of Normandy represented, but also 7 of the most notorious  and fanatic Panzer Divisions in the German Arsenal.    All dice are on sale and may be pre-ordered in individual pairs or in larger sets to get an even bigger pre-order discount.  ETA: April 2016. As always, shipping is always free.

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Disclaimer: Although the Germans, British, Japanese,  Russians, and others were guilty of the deliberate murder of tens of millions of innocent civilians during the second world war, the dice in this series are part of a game and in no way condones racism or cruelty in any way nor are here to satisfy a sick fetish that somebody wants you to believe is rampant in this hobby.

 

woodworking logoI have fired up the workshop and have began 3 dice towers (Brazilian Cherry) and 3 Ammo/Map Cases.  One map case is sold but the other two will be posted for sale along with the dice towers as soon as they are complete.  The Argent Class table will be started in the next few weeks.

 

Sale:

Look around the site.  A ton of merchandise has been further discounted so grab them before the price changes or they are sold out.  Many items are the last available (especially from Heat of Battle).

 

 

Events:

‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ is 3 weeks away and has grown bigger than  I was planning.  We are now expecting 17 attendees and need a volunteer to spoon with Ken Knott.  If this continues, we may need to look for a bigger venue next year.  I will interview players on video so you can put faces to the names.  There are rumors that we will have a surprise famous guest from the ASL world at the event (don’t ask me who it is because I haven’t finished making up the rumor yet).  If you can, stop in for a day or the whole weekend for beer, prizes, and lots of cardboard death.

 

The Bitter Ender is just over a month away.  Early (discounted) registration ends on the 19th of March.  Contact Doug Sheppard for information.

 

Almost Sold Out:

I am down to my last 2 copies of German turrets.  I just placed another order but it may be months before they arrive.

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

Complete Lone Canuck line –  arrived

Winter Offensive Pack 2016 arrived

Heat of Battlearrived

Tanks 101 Video released

March Madness arrived

Poland In flames arrived

Journal 11 arrived

Friendly Fire arrived

Le Franc Tireur – Next week

Dice Towers – March

Ammo/Map crates – March

Yanks – March/April

Normandy and SS Battle Dice: April

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – in time for the 30th anniversary of the Kims starring opposite each other in the erotic 1986 hit ‘9 1/2 Weeks’.

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#38 Free Dice!!! Poland In Flames has finally arrived. Raffle Winner. Sniper help needed plus much more

ASL Bttledice dice 16mm Japanese

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March Special: Free Pair of Nationality Battledice with purchase of $200.00 or more.  Simply e-mail me with the pair of dice that you would like and I will include them with your order.  Spend $400 and pick 2 sets, etc. Choose between the Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, Finns, USMC, German (Arnheim), British, 9th/10th SS, Polish, or precision 12mm or 14mm backgammon dice in your choice of colors.  Sorry, not applicable to pre-orders.

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PIF:  After months of waiting and weeks of delays, it is finally here.  Thanks to everyone that pre-ordered for your unending patience.  By the time you are reading this, your copy will be in the mail along with your free set of Polish Battle Dice.  I still have a few sets of the Battledice left in stock so I will extend the pre-order promo until the dice are gone.  You can order here.

 

 

Journal 11 has arrived:

ThumbnailASL JOURNAL 11 is a 60-page magazine for Advanced Squad Leader and features ten articles, the latest Q&A/errata, twenty-five ASL scenarios (including one Deluxe, one Operation Veritable, one Festung Budapest, and two Valor Of The Guards scenarios), and three Squad Bleeder scenarios (and their associated purchase charts), all printed on cardstock.

JOURNAL 11 includes the following articles:

  • The Best Campaign Game Ever? Mike McGrath explores Valor Of The Guards CG IV “Savage Streets of Stalingrad”.
  • The Halfling Aaron Cleavin details why you are probably not Deploying often enough.
  • Forgotten War by Kenneth P. Katz presents a preview of the Korean War ASL module.
  • Squad Bleeder III is Bret Hildebran’s next installment of the ASLOK “fog of war” tournament scenarios.
  • Relaxing With Intensive Fire J.R. Tracy sez: “Don’t worry! It’ll be fine!”
  • Slaughter At Ponyri HASL Jim Aikens, Jeff Coyle, and Pete Shelling describe the design and playtest details of this upcoming Historical ASL module.
  • Getting To Know Gavutu-Tanambogo Jon Neall takes you on a tour of this exotic island destination.
  • Rivers To The Reich Jim Stahler celebrates the last of the Squad Leader scenario conversions.
  • The Vierville-sur-Mer Boat Club Chas Argent wants YOU to reach the beach in scenario AP101 When I Call Roll.
  • Recon: The 10th Guards Rifle Division Action Pack Ken Dunn is having another baby.
  • Debrief This issue’s errata updates, and details about the scenario updates for the new edition of YANKS.

JOURNAL 11 also includes 25 ASL scenarios and 3 Squad Bleeder scenarios/purchase charts:

  • J161 Riding To The Rescue (German vs British, 24 May 1940)
  • J162 African Brothers (British vs Italian, 10 July 1940)
  • J163 Aiding The Local Constabulary (Italian/South African vs Mutineer, 29 March 1941)
  • J164 Aiding The Local Constabulary (Italian vs South African vs Mutineer, 29 March 1941) *This is a 3-player version of J163.
  • J165 Among The Dead (Greek/New Zealand vs German, 26 May 1941)
  • J166 Maximum Aggression (British vs Japanese, 19 December 1941)
  • J167 Hart Attack (German vs British/American, 28 November 1942)
  • J168 Katyusha’s Embrace (Romanian/German vs Russian, 8 August 1943)
  • J169 Few And Far Between (German vs Russian, 30 August 1943)
  • J170 Red Churchills (Finnish vs Russian, 20 June 1944)
  • J171 Whom Gods Destroy (EDES vs German vs ELAS, 14 August 1944) *This is a 3-player scenario.
  • J172 Ramcke’s Redoubt (German vs American, 16 September 1944)
  • J173 Assault On Baerendorf (German vs American, 24 November 1944)
  • J174 Heart Of Athena (Partisan vs British, 7 December 1944)
  • J175 Bedburg Bite (German vs Canadian, 16 February 1945)
  • J176 Deadly Assumption (American vs German, 4 March 1945)
  • J177 Coup De Main At Hamminkeln (German vs British, 24 March 1945)
  • J178 Old Friends (German vs American, 26 March 1945)
  • J179 Resignation Supermen (American vs German, 10 April 1945)
  • J180 The Hour Zero (SS vs British/German, 8 May 1945)
  • J181 The Deadly Line (Japanese vs Russian, 13 August 1945)
  • FB19 War Brotherhood (Russian vs Hungarian/German, 25 January 1945)
  • HS33 Down On The Farm (German vs Canadian, 19 February 1945)
  • VotG26 Bad Day For The Luftwaffe (Russian vs German, 20 September 1942)
  • VotG27 Drama, The Park, And Deadly Things (Russian vs German, 23 September 1942)
  • Squad Bleeder 4 Dismantling 1st DCR (German vs French, 15 May 1940)
  • Squad Bleeder 5 Stampede Of The Wild Buffaloes (German vs American, 17-19 September 1944)
  • Squad Bleeder 6 Eviscerating Vienna (German vs Russian, 8 April 1945)

The JOURNAL 11 ASL scenarios require the following boards and overlays:

Boards: 4, 10, 11, 19, 22, 38, 40, 44, 51-53, 56, 58, 59, 61-65, 67, 1a-3a, 5a-7a, t, Deluxe a-d, RR, FB(NW), FB(SW), and VotG.

Overlays: O1, O2, O5, OW1, RR1, RR4, RR6, St3, X5, X7, X8, X11, X13, X15, X16, X19, X24, and X27.

The Squad Bleeder scenarios also require the following boards: 3, 6, 16-18, 20, and 45.

ASL JOURNAL 11 is not a complete game; ownership of the Advanced Squad Leader Game System is required for play.

 

 

 

 

 

The raffle winner for the month of February is… Wade Semiless.  Wade will be receiving a free one of a kind collector’s edition coffee mug featuring the US 105mm Howitzer courtesy of Tim Brieaddy at Red Headed Tshirts. 

Speaking of winners, here is a photo of Carl Ise rocking February’s raffle prize.

Carl Ise

 

 

Sniper Cards:

The Sniper/ELR Cards are picking up steam. They may even be available before the projected release date of ASLOK XXXI but I need your help with two things.

  1. I need photos of Snipers from the following nationalities: French, US, USMC, Italian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Other Axis Minors, Other Allied Minors, Finnish, Partisan.  Please send photos to dritter3@triad.rr.com.
  2. I need to know which photos you think are best for the cards.  I will be polling every week (or so) to find out what your favorite picks are from each nationality.
Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

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The 2 Half Squads podcast episode 155 is out.

 

 

2nd Annual ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ Team Tournament

We are less than a month away from the largest and longest running ASL tournament in the whole city of Kernersville.  Because of overwhelming demand, we have opened the registration up to another team.  That makes 15 of the worlds friendliest players all at one event.    As you are reading this, Tim Brieaddy is putting the finishing touches on the artwork for the t-shirts and I am putting together a prize list.   Registration is closed for the team tourney but you may still be put on the reserve list and/or can pop in for games between Friday and Sunday.  Registration for the tournament is free (we are getting Mexico to pay for it).

Players confirmed.

  1. Derek Ritter
  2. Ulrich Ritter
  3. Tim Brieaddy
  4. Dylan Ritter
  5. Ray Woloszyn
  6. Ken Knott
  7. Jeff Jordan
  8. Hayes Wauford
  9. Jamie Cribbs
  10. Al Griffa
  11. Dave Stephens
  12. Peter Ortega
  13. Mika Harviala
  14. Kevin Conley
  15. Doug Sheppard*
  16. Scott Bricker*

*Pending

 

 

stug-black-large-510x386I would like to make mention of the best T-shirt Shop in the world (maybe not the universe, but definitely the world).  It is a great website to visit for great ASL and WW2 themed t-shirts, longsleeved t-shirts, cups, and morale patches.  Look around and if you don’t see what you like, contact Tim and he will be glad to give you a quote for some custom work.  He even has a section devoted to the greatest game in the universe.

HK wargamerHong Kong Wargamer has a new post on his fantastic website.  Thanks Jackson!

 

 

 

 

 

Order of Arrival (approximate):

Battle Dice – arrived

Complete Lone Canuck line –  arrived

Winter Offensive Pack 2016 – arrived

Heat of Battle – arrived

Tanks 101 Video – released

March Madness – arrived

Poland In flames – arrived

Journal 11 – arrived

Friendly Fire – arrived

Le Franc Tireur – This week

Yanks – March/April

Dice Towers – March

Ammo/Map crates – March

Sniper/ELR Cards – late Summer/early Fall

ASL Korea – in time for the 32nd anniversary celebrations of Kim Jong Un, lead singer for Twisted Sister’s release of ‘We’re not gonna take it!’

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on 12/21/84 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
Kim Jong Snider of Twisted Sister on 12/21/84 in Chicago,