AAR: Cross of Lorraine SP17

January 15, 1945. Hatten, Alsace, Germany.

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


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.





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:



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


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Poll: What Next?

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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.

New York State ASL Championships (Albany Tournament) only days away

It’s that time of year again, when the best of the best congregate in Albany NY for some of the premiere showdowns in the hobby.  This year’s event will be held from December 4th to the 6th.  Registration is full for the tournament with most of the heavy hitters and famous names on the list.  This will be my first time attending the event and am grateful to have Tim Brieaddy with me for the experience and to share the driving.

Here are some useful links:

Albany ASL Tournament

Scenario List

Registered Players

Thanks to Hong-Kong Wargamer for the awesome video www.hongkongwargamer.com


ASL Dice back in stock!

I just received order 1 of 2 from Chris at Battleschool.  In his newsletter from yesterday he said that these dice are almost sold out so this is probably my last stock of these designs for a while.  Back in stock are:

ASL turns 30.  We have the Russian set and the German set at $25/pair or $44.00 for all 4 dice.

16mm ASL30 Soviet
16mm ASL30 German 16mm ASL30 German


Also in are the starshell dice, French 16mm, Dust Devils, Commonwealth pack 12.5mm, East meets West pack 12.5mm, and the American Airborne trio.

Battledice US Airborne (3)

To order, click on BatlleDice in the ASL Store drop down menu for these and other great dice.  Don’t forget to apply your 10% coupon to orders over $100 (coupon code: 10%off)

10% Coupon on all orders over $100.00 plus free shipping


Wondering what special gift to get the wife or new born daughter for Christmas this year?  Whether she is asking for OBA cards or Dice, we have that little something special on everyone’s list…And the best part is, she will let you borrow it too! I have just added a 10% coupon for all orders over $100.00  Just enter ‘10%off’ as the coupon code.  This applies to items on sale as well.  And shipping is always free*


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