January 28, 2007

2nd Ranger BTN in Belgium 3 - Infiltration Busters

We have got our orders for the next mission. We are to move to the East to Roetgen and intecept Assault Engineers of the 347th Infantry Division who has infiltrated behind the battled 47th Infantry Regiment’s line. As these are elite forces we are expecting some heavy fighting. Additional ammunition and some artillery support has been granted. If we can break theses elite units back we can permanently stabilize this sector.

January 21, 2007

SASL Player Aid

The rules of SASL are somewhat complex and hard to remember sometimes. As a help remembering automatic actions and other importent sections a great QRDC has been developt by Daniel Johansson. The QRDC can be found on the Swedish ASL forum http://forum.aslsweden.com//index.php?showtopic=680
Use the one at the bottom.

Mark Drake has updated the map table with the new ASLSK maps. You can find it on his site and it includes VPO value table.

AS I find useful links for SASLers I'll include them on my link section.

January 12, 2007

2nd Ranger BTN in Belgium 2 - Recon encounter

AAR from our mission Recon encountered.

On our way to General Gerow's V Armored Division we run into a German Recon unit that attacked us immediately. They were mounted on SPW 250/1 and SPW 251/1 halftracks with several recon vehicles attached. As we moved down the road they stormed down the hillside towards us. We spread our forces along the roadside and tried to as god positions as possible, both with god LOS and coverage. Going downwards the German halftracks didn't have any problem with the vast amount of wire fences that were al over the open field. When they reach the lower ground they got into problems and several of them bogged down. This made it easier for us to pin them down and to take out several of the recon vehicles.
A new German recon unit suddenly emerged from the woods further north but they never imposed a threat to us. After some heavy fighting we had stopped them and at the field in front of us there were wrecked vehicles and even some in panic abandoned recon vehicles. Our journey to Hürtgen Forest could continue.