#51 Black Friday Sale – Into The Rubble 2 Pre-order – Free T-shirt

MMP isn’t having a Black Friday Sale?!? No problem because we are.  Use coupon code ‘Turkey’ to get an additional 10% off of your entire order (exc. Pocket Rulebook and Pre-orders).  This is in addition to our already discounted prices (usually 10-20%) off retail and as always, shipping is free (ConUS only).

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Into The Rubble 2 from Bounding Fire Productions is now  on Pre-order for the ultra low price of $68.00* shipping included.  Click on the image above for more information.

*The original price I posted was $65.00 but I was reminded by BFP that this was against BFP policy and cannot reduce the price lower than theirs.  In accordance, I have raised the price to match their $68 pre-order price.  My apologies for any confusion or trouble that this may have caused.

We will be giving away a free t-shirt with any order over $150.  The t-shirts are courtesy of Tim Brieaddy at Redheaded T-shirts where you can choose from a large selection of ASL and WWII themed shirts.  Each shirt will be in limited quantities and a collector’s item, soon to be worth more than the Virgin Mary toast on e-bay.  This month’s shirt features a German  sniper in dot camo with a Gewehr 43, with his spotter in the background on a black shirt.

#50 Oktoberfest – Dean Essig Go Fund Me


This year I had the great privilege of riding up to Cleveland with my best friend Tim Brieaddy.  It was Tim’s first time to ASLOK and he was so excited to be away from all of the rigors of everyday life, meet some friends whom he had made through his t-shirt business.

Derek (that’s me) setting up in the background with some of the Ritterkrieg store open for business.


img_4031We arrived Friday night where one of the first games in the USA vs. World was taking place between Wild Bill and George Tourmiere.



John Dober being photo bombed by Tim Brieaddy.

I started off Saturday with an all day marathon with my good friend John Dober.  We managed to get in four games, all from Fanatic Enterprise.  They were all quick firefights.


FE89 Crossing the Meuse – vs. John Dober

Oddly enough this is a battle on a mountain top with no water in sight.  I played the Germans and and routed the French from the mountains with the help of some flame throwers and satchel charges.

img_4036 The Germans (hiding beneath the trenches on the mountain top with some recently rallied stragglers following close behind.


FE112 Old Tactics – vs. John Dober

New Victims which pitted the Finns against the Ruskies.  Being such a short scenario and having 4-2-6 conscripts, I wanted to fight it out at point blank range in the woods where those 4’s become an 8.  If I can just slow him down for a turn or two, his Finnish supermen will run out of time and be unable to take the village.


Russian set-up. Note that all fortifications set up HIP until in LOS of the Finns.


The Finns advance and the Russians fall back
After the final Finnish push, there isn’t enough left to grab the victory locations.



FE105 Reckless behavior – vs. John Dober

Definitely my least favorite scenario of the gang.  My Japanese convoy sets up in convoy in plain view of a ton of US nastiness that gets to prep fire on turn 1 before I can even move out of the way.  All I could do was wait for my turn to duck into alleys with what survived and unload and hunker down in stone buildings while the Yanks close in for the kill.  I managed to hold off the Americans long enough but the whole thing was just too choreographed for my liking.




FE125 Lessons learned the hard way, where the SS (that’s me) defended against a slew of Bulgarian tanks.

Initial German set-up. Note that all units set up HIP.
With the help of some timely ROF, the Germans manage to brew up the ‘borrowed’ enemy tanks.



J175 Bedburg Bite – vs. Tim Brieaddy

It looks like I drove all the way to Cleveland to play my next door neighbor Tim Brieaddy.  I was the German player in this one.

Tim Brieaddy sporting a ‘Sgt. Steiner/Capt. Stransky’ t-shirt


Initial set-up and British entry areas.

This one swung back and forth several times and included snake eyes against my 9-1, 4-6-8, and mmg by his flamethrowing Badger followed by boxcars on the flame to kill table against my Jagdpanther thus recalling his most feared weapon.  ASLOK giveth and ASLOK taketh away!


J180 The Hour Zero – vs. John Dober

I had heard about this odd little fight and had been meaning to play it since I bought Journal 11.  This scenario features the Wehrmacht and British teaming up against some die hard SS that just won’t accept that the war is over.  The SS are held up in the forest and have few men but lots of fire power.  John chose to skulk his SS away instead of fighting it out with the attackers.  I managed to catch up to him around turn 4 and close in from all sides.  John admitted later that he probably should have just exchanged punches with me early on while he had the advantage of concealment, morale, a rout path, and firepower.


Turn 2, the SS are pulling back to the hill. Note the strange alliance of Germans and British.


J86 Frontal Assault  – vs. Brian Martuzs

I always enjoy playing Brian as much for his stories of ASL past as for his great sportsmanship and kind friendship.  Now, If there is one thing I love in life, it’s Panthers.  If there is one thing that I hate in life, it’s Firefly’s.  I feel so inadequate in my masculinity having 18 factor of frontal armor hiding out of sight.  Truth be told, you have a good chance of surviving a hull hit, but it never seems to work out that way for me.  Somehow in this one, I managed to pull off the win while only losing one Panther.  Brian rolled one greater than the kill number on at least three occasions and one by one his  Shermans brewed up leaving a permanent smokescreen for my advancing grenadiers.  Without tank support, it turned into a one sided affair.





BOF1 The Marco Polo Bridge Incident – vs. Steve Pleva

I was really excited to get a chance to play Steve Pleva in a mini semi final game.  Steve is ranked #1 on the ASL Area ranking and handed me my lunch the only other time I played him a few years ago at ASLOK.  This was my title fight and I although I had him on the ropes early, his skill is something that is hard to explain and harder to overcome.  As the match wore on, it became clear why he is ranked #1 in the world, cutting off every possible route to a comeback.  I look forward to playing Steve again soon.

Steve, setting the machine in motion.


Game of Thrones:

Andy Beaton (left) and Jeff Wasserman (Right)

Friday night I managed to convince some friends to play Game of Thrones.  Unfortunately, I got really sick with a headache so I missed most of the game.  It drew a lot of attention from the ASL’ers, some of whom have played it before and really enjoy it.

Final Tally:

20 games in 8 days, including 2 four game days and I was…ready for more ASL!  I ended up with a 15 and 5 record.  At one point I was 11 and 1, but then the heavy hitters put me in my place.  Regretfully, I didn’t get a chance to play Andy Beaton, whom I always look forward to matching up against.  I did get to play Dan Stanhagen twice which is always on my ASLOK to do list.  I look forward to next year and seeing all of my friends again.


Dean and Sara Essig’s fight against pancreatic cancer.

Although I try to keep this page dedicated solely to ASL, I am making a worthy exception to make you aware and encourage you to give back to the Essig family for all they have given for our hobby.  Both in some of the best games made but also opening their home in past years to host Homercon.  Dean, the creator of the OCS, TCS, SCS, and countless other great systems and games is raising money to support Sara’s fight with pancreatic cancer.  Please click on the photo above and you will be redirected to their Go Fund Me page.


New post from Hong Kong Wargamer.

In this blog, Jackson visits the War Museum in Bovington, UK. Panthers, and Tigers, and Lees, Oh my!


Inventory news:

We have received many sold out items and even some that were believed to be out of print.

We received very limited quantities of LFT’s Rat Chart, LFT’s KG Sherer, ASL 30th Anniversary German and Russian Battledice.



16mm ASL30 German



I know you have heard this before but… I am resuming my woodworking products.  I have already started a small batch (4 units) of Ammo Box/Map Cases.  If interested in one, let me know ASAP as I won’t be making any more until I have made some tables and towers, so it could be a year before they become available again. You can contact me at dritter3@triad.r.com.

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The third annual ‘Where the Iron Crosses Grow’ team Tournament is less than 5 months away.  I will release the date in the next post.


#49 What’s in the Box: Yanks. VASL’ing with Stew. Friendly Fire on Sale!

Off to ASLOK XXXI – Myself, Tim Brieaddy, Elly May & Granny have loaded the Opel Blitz and are heading to Cleveland.  I will try to take lots of photos for you in the coming week.

The Beverly HIllbillies in their car








Shipping delay 1st week of October:                                                                The entire staff of Ritterkrieg (that’s me) will be attending ASLOK from the September30th – October 8th.  We will be unable to ship until we get back.  Please excuse this inconvenience.


Tactics 101:


Not sure which board edge your opponent will chose to enter on?  Why not set up facing one likely entry area while bore sighting a  hex in a separate covered arc?  The Panther is covering road hex on the southern tip of the hill but can swing the turret to cover the road on the north side of the hill and apply the Case M Bore sighting DRM for a -2 to the shot.  There is no restriction in the ASLRB (C6.4)  which states that the BS hex must be in the CA during set-up.  This weeks sleaze is brought to you by Tim Brieaddy of Red Headed T-shirts.  




Recently I discovered VASL’ing with Stew.  I am including the links to his great detailed videos of some classic scenarios.  I think they are a wonderful learning tool for new players looking to get a grasp on both game concepts and tactics.  I will have links to all of his videos on the site but will headline one video per post.  So here is episode 1 which recaps ‘Fighting Withdrawal’ from Beyond Valor.


Here is an interesting video clip showing what’s in the box for the new edition of Yanks.



I am a little embarrassed but apparently we have always accepted credit cards.  There is an option on the Paypal screen to pay by CC.

#48 The Yanks are coming!!! ASLOK XXXI. Festung Budapest. Red October. Red Factories.

I am so sorry for the infrequency of the Ritterkrieg updates. My wife and I have both failed our personal morale checks and now we are cleaning up the game board.  I am thankful that there were many more two’s than twelve’s in our twenty years together.   Things are slowly getting back to normal and I am looking forward to playing my first full scenario in over 5 months when I get to ASLOK next week.   I am looking forward to seeing all of my old friends and meeting new ones that I only know up until now through Facebook and Ritterkrieg.  Tim Brieaddy from Redheaded T-shirts is supposed to be coming with me as well, bringing his patches, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers with him.   I will have a booth set up for the entire nine day convention with everything discounted below retail price.  I am on Facebook as Ritter’s War Table.  Please look me up and send me a friend request.


cclogos2Don’t have Paypal?  Good news… we are days away from being able to securely accept credit card payments when checking out.  By the end of this week this feature should be up and running.  Thanks so much for your patience in this regard.



YanksYanks is in stock and ready to ship.  We have a special price of $102.40 which includes shipping.  That is a savings of over $35 from the retail price when you include the cost of shipping.  We also usually ship same/next day.

Pre-ordered Yanks at $96 and never got the invoice? We had a number of customers mention that their pre-order invoices were put in their junk mail folders.  If you can’t find your invoice, simply buy it at regular price ($102.40) and send me a not that you had it on pre-order and I will refund the difference ($6.40).


festung-budapestFestung Budapest on Pre-order.  I spoke will Luanne and she was not sure what the production run will be but I got the impression it will be small.  The retail price is $176.00 and we are putting it on pre-order for $132.00 with free shipping.







Red October, the newest Stalingrad campaign game is on pre-order.  This module combines with Red Barricades.  ‘But I don’t own Red Barricades’ you say?  No worries, instead of Red October, you can purchase Red Factories and get Red Barricades and Red October together for one super low price.


red-factoriesRed Factories, combining Red Barricades and Red October into one big package for one low price.  If you thought ‘The Last Bid’ was just not meaty enough, now you can combine it with ‘Men of Steel”.  The RB maps are new so some of you that already have the original RB maps may want to pick up the new version.



Only days away now.  Until last week I was still unsure if I would be attending but it looks like the ASL Gods have smiled upon me and I will be heading up to beautiful Cleveland for the entire nine day bonanza.  I will be bringing as much ASL merchandise as I can fit in my car (yup, the ex-wife got the SUV ).   Everything will be discounted to compensate for the shipping that I would have to be paying.  I have gotten in new stock orders from BFP, LCP, Battleschool, Friendly Fire, and of course MMP.  Unfortunately, with the separation I have not had the time or focus required to complete the much anticipated Sniper/ELR Cards.  I will do all in my power to have them ready for ASLOK XXXII.


The 2 Half-Squads;

Episode #166  (Yanks & BFP interviews) is up and ready for your  download


Hong Kong Wargamer:

Bread Factory #2

Mayhem In Manila


Grumble Jones; and ASL Blog:




In The Pipeline:

ASL Korea

Red October

Red Factories

Festung Budapest

BFP Into the Rubble II




#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.









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:

Starter kit set of 4

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.


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.






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.

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ss dice…The Baddies!


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.


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




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.



Weekly ASL Poll:

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April Spotlight and Special:












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:

Starter kit set of 4

-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:












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
















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.


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.


Peter Ortega and Al Griffa.


Al Griffa and Mike Johnston.

IMG_3021 Skobi, our tournament mascot taking another nap.


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


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


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.




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”.