Sunday, 14 February 2016

ASL with Miniatures

ASL "Tretten in Flames"
I had a copy of Advanced Squad Leader many years ago but sold it all , far too many counters and the rules were very daunting ,however I picked up a second hand copy of the ASLSK #3 and after some reading and figuring out how i was going to play this solo , well i found a nice scenario called "Tretten in Flames" . After looking at the map and a further look at google earth i decided that the mapboard used was too different to the battle so decided to convert this game to a miniatures type.

so this is what happened , i made some counters and stuck some 6mm GHQ figures on them , gave those counters some tables like squad 1 , leader 2 , LMG etc for both sides , laid out some terrain and used that. i did not use hexes but measured in inches for each hex and stipulated that all units in a "hex area" must be touching each other , if a unit was in an adjacent hex it must be positioned further than 1/2 inch and up to 1 inch away , otherwise it would be in another area entirely  , i used the rules as written but i bet i missed loads of stuff and got lots of rules wrong but that was for both sides

Well here are the pictures and battle report

Setup From the German side
Setup From the British Side
Germans advanced with artillery and mortar Support with the ski troops force marching through the woods at the top of the table

German artillery did a good job of neutralising the British next to the river before assaulting the area

The German Ski troops exit out of the woods and attack the British in the flank

More Fire From the Germans allowing them to take the positions without too much trouble

By the end of turn 4 of a 6 turn game The germans were in control of half the town and with only a few British squads left unbroken i called it a day with a decisive german victory

Aftermath
Even though ASL is a bit daunting with regard to the number of rules i think it went ok and i know that i will be having another go with this concept , I do think it looks nicer with figures and terrain than maps and cardboard counters