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The Guards Counterattack ETO (id:#56508)
Avalon Hill (Classic ASL ID:A)
Prior Publication: SL 1, AH: The General 22-6 ASL A(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
See Also: The Guards Counterattack by Avalon Hill The Guards Counterattack by On All Fronts
Designer: Unknown
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The very first scenario for the original Squad Leader. 25 years later this all infantry affair is just as challenging as it was when it first appeared. A must play for grognards and newbies alike.. . ."After an extremely successful summer campaign, the Germans came upon the Volga fortress of Stalingrad. Here the Red Army had dug in and was determined to make a stand. Sensing total victory, the Germans threw more and ever more troops into the fighting. But for the first time in the war, German infantry found the Russians their equal. Rebuffed by stiff resistance, the Germans committed crack assault engineers. Gradually, the Germans cleared one block, then another—only to lose them again to sudden Russian counterattacks. By October 5, the Germans had almost taken the key Dzerhezinsky Tractor Works. However, the fighting had been so heavy that the line troops occupying the surrounding area were exceptionally weak from the previous week’s combat. At that point, the Russians counterattacked with their crack 37th Guards to break the ring the Germans had thrown around the factory and reinforce the desperate defenders."
Attacker: Russian (308th Rifle Division / 2nd Battalion, 37th Guards Division)
Defender: German (Company H, 389th Infantry Regiment)  
Turns: 5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Stalingrad, Russia 1942-10-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:21.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively
Map Board(s): 1
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.MMP
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dieneuner25 Added a playing2019-11-10 08:05:18
Zuppotto Pacioso Added a playing2019-11-03 11:51:09
Zuppotto Pacioso Rated the scenario2019-11-03 11:50:08
Zuppotto Pacioso Uploaded an AAR2019-11-03 11:50:01
von Garvin Added a playing2019-10-14 22:01:12
Last Played:
2019-10-14(D) David Garvin vs Nick Faryna German winHis first full-rules ASL match. Came to the end! Great match
2019-10-10(A) Stefano Turco vs Andrea Boesso German winRestarting ASL after 20 years...
2019-06-26(A) David Garvin vs T.L Cubbage Russian win
2019-06-26(A) Ed Bonilla vs Russian win
2019-04-13(A) Vic Lauterbach vs BL German winMultiple ties on K/# results decimated the Russian human wave and their attack collapsed. Still a classic scenario though that teaches all the basics of the system including that the dice can be cruel!
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MMP download web page containing Classic ASL scenarios (opens in new window)Jim Rupp
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Guards counterattack AAR (Guards counterattack.pdf)After Action ReportZuppotto Pacioso16
My first ASL game (AAR.txt)After Action ReportBrederic1170
End of Game Germans win (GuardsCounterAttackEnd.jpg)After Action ReportAgoldin139
AAR in .pdf for easy viewing. (AAR - Scenario A - The Guards Counterattack Reduced.pdf)After Action Reportgweiloh278
Fixed VASL setup for VASL 6.0 (counter offset), added turn track (ScenarioA_setup.vsav)VASL Setupjalava408
Starting setup for this scenario (ASL Scenario A - The Guards Counterattack.vsav)VASL SetupBrederic744
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(guards counter Batisse version.png)Map Imagehoxson1100

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Guards Counterattack [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 198
[D] German 203
Monday 18 November 2019 09:29:51 AM  (c)dramsey 2019