Pocket rulebook and much more in stock!

This week at Ritter Krieg:

 

60mm cupRaffle:

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.

 

Battledice US Airborne (3)Battle Dice:

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.

 

products photo-smallTurrets:

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.

 

Hell's Highway - LCPLone Canuck Publishing:

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

 

12193805_1517327208581693_6537556686286475897_nWoodworking:

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.

 

cardphoto4OBA Cards:

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

AAR: Cross of Lorraine SP17


January 15, 1945. Hatten, Alsace, Germany.

PG Reg 125, 21st Panzer Division, Hakftracks, 150mm OBA, 8 MGs,  DCs

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I set up with my halftracks on the right to swing all around his defenses and into the backfield of the victory area, unload and start gobbling up buildings.  One Panther is to move HD to take on his M10 in the center of the map.  My two PzIV’s will lay down some smoke for my advancing infantry.  My two Flame tanks will try to break the nearest squads while the Smoke gives them a little cover.

 

Turn 1 sees everything unfold pretty much according to plan.  3 US squads break.  The halftracks don’t get nearly as far as I’d like because of the ground snow. No significant casualties.

 

 

 

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Turn 2 and there are some nasty developments including my HD panther taking an APCR turret hit from the US TD, one PzIV knocked out and another immobilized.  Luckily I was able to move a squad adjacent to the TD who stepped outside for the Panzerfaust shot.  Smores at the campfire time.  Then a baby sniper wounds my 10-2 who bleeds out.  The three squads with him have seen enough and break rendering their MMG’s useless for another turn until I can get them motivated to get back into the fight.  On a good note, one of my PzIIIFl roasts a squad and starts a flame in the building while the other breaks a squad and 9-1 leader.  The entire right flank is now defenseless and within reach of my mopping up forces for turn 3.  If I can bag them, it will bring the casualty count to 1 squad and 1 M10  KIA, 3 squads and a 9-1 leader prisoner.  Also of note, his other M10 loads a shell into the breach backwards and malfs the MA.

 

Battle Dice Update

Today we received very limited quantities of (mostly 2 of each):

Commonwealth pack:

Commonwealth

 

East meets West pack

Battledice East meets West

 

Axis and Allies Pack

Axis and Allies

 

US Airborne Set

Battledice US Airborne (3)

 

 

16mm ASL30 German
16mm ASL30 Soviet

 

Precision Backgammon Dice 12.5mm and 14mm multiple colors

 

Our stocks are dwindling fast on the following items (only one left of each) with no replacements on the horizon:

Panzerknackern (Panzerfaust/ATMM) 16mm

Battledice Panzerknackern

 

 

Axes to Grind 12.5mm

Axes to Grind

 

 

Guards Armoured/British Airborne 16mm

Red Devils/Guards Armd

 

 

Stalingrad 6th Army 16mm

Stalingrad 6th Army
Stalingrad 6th Army

 

Click here to ORDER any of these or other precision dice

 

 

Poll: What Next?

We are currently working on 3 of these projects at the same time.  It would help to know what you are looking most forward to seeing so we can finish up that project first.  Your input is much appreciated.

Which product would you like to be produced first?

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Thank you to our Veterans

As a thank you to all of you that served our nation to give us what we have today, I am offering a one day 20% off coupon on everything we have in stock.  If you are not a veteran but would like to make a donation to a veterans organization (honor system), please feel free to use the coupon as well.  This coupon will expire at midnight.  Please share this post with your veteran friends.

Thank you for my freedom and a safe place to raise my children.

Coupon code ‘veteran’.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

Flanders Poppy on the First World War battlefields.

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.