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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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von Garvin Added a playing2020-02-07 07:50:25
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2020-02-06(A) David Garvin vs Dan Portelli German winThis was Dan's first ever ASL match. He's no stranger to gaming, however, and he played well. Soon I had to stop giving him tactical tips. We saw everything: heroes, snipers, battle hardening, berserk! He really liked using his firelanes on me. In the end, the building in the middle failed to fall to me. He had a broken, DM HS floundering in the corner and I couldn't kill, even though it did used to be a full squad. Great match!
2020-01-11(D) Jeff Waldon vs Joey Steadman German winFtF
2020-01-05(A) Gordon Jupp vs Jeremy Shields Russian winHadn't played this since the 1980's...classic :)
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...
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Guards counterattack AAR (Guards counterattack.pdf)After Action ReportZuppotto Pacioso75
My first ASL game (AAR.txt)After Action ReportBrederic1224
End of Game Germans win (GuardsCounterAttackEnd.jpg)After Action ReportAgoldin174
AAR in .pdf for easy viewing. (AAR - Scenario A - The Guards Counterattack Reduced.pdf)After Action Reportgweiloh358
Fixed VASL setup for VASL 6.0 (counter offset), added turn track (ScenarioA_setup.vsav)VASL Setupjalava448
Starting setup for this scenario (ASL Scenario A - The Guards Counterattack.vsav)VASL SetupBrederic789
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Guards Counterattack [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 244
[D] German 247
Sunday 16 February 2020 05:32:43 PM  (c)dramsey 2020