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ASL Korea on pre-order and so much more

At first, I must admit that I was a little taken aback when I heard of the Korean War ASL module.  After all, ASL is and will always be a game about WWII, right?  Then I remembered that this was also my prejudice when I first heard they would be adding the Japanese to the system.  ASL was up until then a ETO game system.  But now I can’t imagine ASL without the PTO.  Will Korea be just as fun and add a new and wanted dimension to the greatest game in the world?  I think and hope so.

 

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We are offering a 25% discount with free shipping on your pre-orders for Korea the Forgotten War. We have just figured out how to set up the pre-order add on so you will not be charged until the product is ready to ship.  As always, if you are already a customer of Scott or Alex, please check with them first for this and other great ASL products.

 

Yanks

We have also added Yanks to the preorder list with a 25% discount and free shipping.

 

The ASL tabletop that was shown in the last post is sold.  No new ones on the horizon for a while.

 

Raffle: 3 days away and Everyone who has EVER purchased from our store is automatically entered into the monthly raffle for 12 months.  This month will be a coffee mug with the 70mm OBA info and artwork printed on it courtesy of

 

Upcoming Conventions:

Winter Offensive 2016 January 21st-24th, 2016. Bowie, MD.

Where the Iron Crosses Grow  April 1st-3rd, 2016. Kernersville, NC.

Bitter Ender – April 28th-May 1st, 2016. Raleigh, NC.

 

Misc:

I am happy to announce that we have had almost 14,000 visits in the past 2 months but am sad that we have had only a few people leave comments.  Please leave a note to let me know what you would like to see on these pages and what products you would like to see in our store.  If you have an article, photos or an AAR, please share it and I will get it posted for our community to enjoy.  Happy New Year to all my friends,

Derek and Ulrich Ritter

 

 

New ASL tabletop just about finished, Raffle news, For King and Country in stock

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I am putting the finishing touches on the ASL tabletop that I am making for Andy Hershey.  This design is based off of the PzIIIJ, made of Walnut (which is the same wood used for M1  Garand stocks).   I made a second table with the same specs out of Brazilian Cherry pictured above .  Tung oil, the real stuff not the fake stuff sold at Lowes, was used to finish the natural wood.  I could not believe the color once the finish was applied.  The table top is modular with the side trays attached to the main board with strong magnets which allows it to be packed up into  a 28″ x 28″ square.  The lining is black micro-suede.  The Plexiglas (not shown in the photo) is  24″ x 24″ x 1/8″ Lexan and will fit 3 geo boards in any direction.  The table picture above will be posted for sale in the ASL store as soon as it is complete.

 

Raffle:

Chris Brackney was the winner of last months raffle and he was kind enough to share a photo of what brand coffee(?!?) he drinks12359841_1703194116584005_8793697716053591766_nThere is still 9 days to enter into the December raffle by subscribing to our newsletter.  And remember that you are automatically  entered into our raffle for a whole year with any purchase from our online store.

 

OOP For King and Country is back in stock

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I have acquired a few copies of For King and Country so I am offering them to you through my web site instead of posting them on ebay.  In return I ask that resellers refrain from purchasing them and leave them for the players. There is a limit of one per customer.  Free shipping still applies as well as the 10% coupon should the order exceed $100 (code: 10%off). ORDER

 

 

Pre-Order Poland In Flames with Free Dice plus much more

I am very excited to be receiving our first order from the great people at Bounding Fire Productions.  We will be carrying a small quantity of each of their products in stock for you.  Once again, if you are already a customer of Scott or Alex, please check with them first for all of you ASL needs.  All of BFP’s modules are on sale and we have a very special offer for the brand new Poland in Flames module.   With the purchase of PIF, not only do you get our reduced pre-order price, you also get free shipping, PLUS you get a free set of Polish precision dice!

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What’s the catch?  I only have three sets of the dice in stock so I am limiting the offer to the first three PIF orders.  Why am I doing this?  I am hoping that you love the dice so much that you will return to my site to buy more for your other nationalities.  Note that PIF will only be arriving to retailers next month but I will be shipping the same day it arrives in my hands.  You can pre-order PIF Here

 

MMP News:

Yanks

I spoke with Luanne this morning and she is expecting to ship Yanks 2  to retailers by the end of January.   We will be offering free shipping & a special pre-order price. You can pre-order Yanks Here

 

Woodworking:

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Keith DuPont sent me photos of his first game on the new table.  The table was made to hold RAACO trays which he is planning on getting soon. Chris at Battleschool is selling RAACO for those of you that are looking to switch to or expand your counter storage.

On deck:

Afrika Korps ammo case (to hold ASL maps) for Eric at the outpost.  I will be posting photos of the finished product soon.

Finishing the Kakazu ridge and Dinant 3D maps for Dan.

PzIIIJ table for Andy.

Dice tower for Tim.  All I can say is you will not believe your eyes when you see what we came up with for this design.  It will blow your socks off.

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If I don’t post again in the next week, I want to wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful new year.  Spend time with the ones you love (even if it’s just a phone call).

Best wishes.

Derek and Ulrich.

 

 

 

ASL stock order (including turrets) has arrived

Busy month ahead in the workshop.  I am finishing the Dinant maps for Dan Dolan and then continuing work on a custom ASL table top for Andy Hershey.  Everything must be ready by Winter Offensive.  One more table top and a dice tower and I am free to breathe again.  Mike Hershey (no relation to Andy) gave me a wonderful idea when we were talking in Albany to make mini ammo cases to store the dice towers, dice, and trays.  I am looking forward to giving this a try.  I will keep you posted with photos of how this turns out.

 

Registration has opened for MMP’s Winter Offensive.  Note the change of Date this year.

 

We just received what will probably be our final shipment of the year.  There are some old items that were out of stock and some new items as well.

New Items:

Suction cup tool from Chris at Battleschool.  Perfect gift for your sausage fingered friends (Tim Brieaddy) who continually knock over your concealed stacks (by accident?!?)

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Turret Counters are back in stock.  Tired of your Blue Tigers having white T-34 turrets?  No longer an issue with vehicle specific turret counters from Countersmith Workshop.  The last batch of 10 sets I received were sold out in a 17 hours so if you want some for your collection, jump on these soon.

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There is a German/Russian set and a British/US set.  Each set have all the counters needed for the complete OOB found in Beyond Valor, Yanks, and For King and Country respectively.

 

Many sold out titles of our Battledice are now back in stock including: USMC, Chinese, Japanese, Starshell, ROF, 9th/10thSS, Market Garden series, and the Panzerknackern Die.

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Ken Smith Historical Art is now being sold on our site.  With the 10% coupon and free shipping, this adds up to big savings on some beautiful limited edition ASL artwork.  Included is the art for the cover of the upcoming module Yanks 2.

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ASL Box Art for Sale – Ken Smith Historical Prints now available

At the Albany tournament last weekend, one of the prizes was a framed and numbered print of Ha-Go, the box art for MMP’s Pacific module Rising Sun.

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Up until then, I didn’t even realize that these prints were available for purchase.  So I contacted Mr. Smith and we will be selling his fantastic limited edition prints on our website now.

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All of your favorite ASL box artwork can now be purchased through our website including the new box art for Yanks2.   Remember that shipping is always free and don’t forget to use the 10% coupon(coupon code ‘10%off’ ).

Click here to see all of his great prints

 

and the winner is…

The winner of the November 2015 raffle for the one of a kind 60mm OBA coffee mug is Chris Brackney.   Congrats Chris, I will be mailing your prize in the morning.  Thanks to Tim Brieaddy at Redheaded t-shirts for supplying the great prize. December’s raffle will be the 70mm OBA coffee mug.  Remember that you are automatically entered into the raffle for 12 months with any purchase from the site.

I just got back from the NY State ASL Championships last night.  This was my first time attending and it was a great experience.  Steve, Gary, and Joe did a great job running a very tight ship.  The raffle prizes were out of this world.  Congrats to JR Tracy for the big win.

I have posted some new products in the store including some Grofaz USMC dice (only one set left).

There are only 3 spots left for the ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ team tournament.  If you have always wanted to experience Kernersville’s premier ASL event, now is your chance!  Don’t let your dreams be dreams.  Yesterday you said tomorrow…JUST DO IT!

Countersmith Workshop turrets are in hand.  I will be posting them to the site shortly.

 

Pocket rulebook and much more in stock!

This week at Ritter Krieg:

 

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The fish bowl has been sealed with the entries for November’s raffle.  Now I just have to ask my wife to pull out the name of the winner of the 60mm OBA Coffee mug. Stay tuned…

 

7-versatile-choices-10-off-couponStore News:

A lot of people have not been aware of or are forgetting to use their 10% coupon on orders over $100.  The coupon code is ‘10%off’ and does not expire but you have to enter it into the field.  We would like to remind everyone that Scott and Alex stock the complete ASL line-up and if you are already their customers, please check with them first.

 

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We are now stocked up on all of the available official ASL products including the Pocket Rulebook plus some out print official ASL products.

 

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Many of the  Battle School dice are down to the last unit.  Chris is also out of stock on a few of the titles so it may be months before I get another order together.

 

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I will be in Albany this weekend picking up the Countersmith turret counters.  drop me a line at dritter3@triad.rr.com if you would like me to reserve a set for you.

 

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All of the Lone Canuck campaign packs are in stock including the new Hell’s Highway.

 

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Lately I have been having a hard time justifying the time spent making ASL wood products like tabletops, dice towers, and map cases commercially.  In the past I only made them as gifts for my friends or people who I thought would really appreciate them.  I just finished one table top for Keith DuPont and he stopped by last night on his way back to Ohio and I realized that my reward wasn’t in the small profit that is made but in meeting wonderful people in the hobby that I may have never met otherwise.  It made me very happy to see the expression on his face when he saw the table for the first time and told me how excited he was to get home to play his first game on it.  That really was my reward.  That being said, I am not sure if I will continue to make these products for sale for much longer as it is a tremendous amount of hours for each piece.   I still have two more tables and a tower that I have committed to and then I may take a break for a while.

 

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My inventory on the OBA cards is getting low.  Scott at GA is sold out.  Xavier probably has some left for his customers on that side of the pond and Alex may have some left as well.  I will be bringing 10 to Albany for Chris at Battleschool in Canada so he may have a few sets that aren’t reserved that he can sell.  I do not foresee these cards (in this complete version) ever being reprinted again so if you want them, contact one of us before they are gone.

 

Finland 3 FrontSniper/ELR cards:

CALL FOR HELP: The Sniper cards are coming along very well with the toughest part now getting quality photos of snipers from the more obscure nationalities.  If anyone has a cool photo of a sniper that they would like to see in the deck, please forward it to me (I have already spent countless hours on Google and Bing so I am looking for rarer photos).  I am in real need of the Allied/Axis minors, Japanese, French, and Chinese.  Scopes are nice but not required.

The ELR cards are looking great.  It is amazing how quickly you can run out of room on a card when you start brainstorming ‘what would be useful information’.  As is his signature, Andy Hershey is turning a good product into a great product with his tireless proofing and editing.

These cards should be up for pre-order as soon as we get an accurate idea of the size and cost of the project.

 

The Albany ASL Tournament (NY State ASL Championship):

Now only days away.  My first time attending and am blessed to have my best friend Tim Brieaddy making the 11 hour drive with me.  If that isn’t fantastic enough, my Dad is meeting us there so I can drive him back to NC for Christmas.  I am looking very forward to the coming days.  If anyone needs any ASL products, let me know by Wednesday and I can drive it up with me.

 

What’s new and coming soon to Ritter Krieg

News for the upcoming days and weeks here at Ritter Krieg…

Monthly Raffle – Here is the finished coffee mug  from the good folks at Redheaded t-shirts for our monthly drawing.    To enter into the raffle for the month just subscribe to our blog at the top left of the page.  And remember, anyone who buys something in our store is automatically entered for a whole year of raffles (or until you win a prize).  November’s raffle will the a coffee mug with both sides of the 60mm OBA card on it.  So as you are sipping on your hot cup of tea you can thank God you aren’t in those cold mountains of Greece in the winter time.  Boy, do they look miserable.

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AFV Turrets – we are finishing up a deal with Battleschool to get stock of the beautiful Russian/German and US/British turret counters from Countersmith Workshop.

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Battle Dice – Good news! we have just about the entire line of Battledice from Battleschool in stock including some 14mm and 12.5mm precision backgammon dice.  Don’t forget that we are offering free shipping as always.  Bad News!  most of the dice are in quantities of one or two, so they may be sold out very soon.IMG_2819 (2)

 

Woodworking – We have orders for ASL tabletops (3) and Dicetowers (1) that we are working on.  Unfortunately, this puts any future orders into February + for completion.  If I ever get caught up, I will make some inventory for immediate sale to post in the store.  I will post finished photos as they become available.IMG_2812

Sniper, Terrain, and ECO cards-  The results of the poll are in and after weighing all that is involved, we have decided to produce the Sniper cards first.  This is a much more manageable project than the terrain cards and we want to get something out to you by ASLOK XXXI.  Hopefully the first installment of the terrain cards (PTO) will be ready by ASLOK XXXII.

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ASL Tournament – Where the Iron Crosses Grow – 2016

The second Annual ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ ASL Team Tournament will be held April 2nd-3rd, 2016.  World renowned as being the best and oldest ASL Team Tournament in the entire Kernersville Area.

Spirit Of The Event:  This event is held for fun.  If you are the type of player that never looks up from the table to make eye contact with your opponent, doesn’t make small talk or tell stories, will only play scenarios that you have mastered, or get’s offended by jokes about Ken’s mom, then you might not have a good time being here and we probably won’t have a good time having you here.  Sorry to be so blunt but we take our lack of seriousness very seriously.

Format:  Team Tournament. Each team is made up of 1 Veteran, 1 intermediate, and 1 Novice player.  Each player plays round-robin games against the other players in their class gaining points for their team.

Location: My house. 918 Maxine St. Kernersville, NC. 27284.

When: Saturday April 2nd – Sunday April 3rd, 2016 (Carnage begins Friday night but the tournament begins Saturday)

Cost: Free (but bring money to pitch in for Pizza)

Accomodations: Ray Woloszyn and I may both have room for travelers to stay with us at our homes (Ray lives in the neighborhood next to mine) unless you are really creepy.

Scenario list: None.  Play something that you would like to play not what I would like you to play.  All scenarios choices are upon mutual agreement of the players.

Prizes: Too many to mention.  Plus some participation awards so everyone feels like a  winner.

Limited Space and Availability:  There are 12 spots total for this event so register early.

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

Contact information:

Derek Ritter 336-462-4035 or E-mail