Dispatches From the Bunker #45 e-mailed tonight

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In case you do not check out the ASL Emporium sub-forum on a regular basis, here you go:

Dispatches from the Bunker #45 Transmitted Today

Hello to my ASL Comrades. I am very pleased to
announce that our new Issue #45 was transmitted
this evening. Any active e subscriber should have
received a copy in the e-mail I have on file, if you did
not and think you should have, just let me know and
I'll check your subscription status.

I have a busy few days coming up with visits out of town
so be patient if you do not hear back from me right away,
I plan on catching up with everything to do with the newsletter
by the end of the weekend.

Please e-mail me directly at:

aslbunker@aol.com

So here is what we have in Issue #45:

The Krinkelterwald: Another good looking tourney style
scenario from Steve Johns with a reinforced company
from Volksgrenadier Division 277 slamming into the
unfortunate souls of the USA 99th Infantry Division at
the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. The German
has 5 victory hexes on Board 75. The GIs have some
prepared fire zones making the way into the woods
more difficult for the attacker.

The Block on the Trail to Hell: The latest from my
Bougainville series finds a company from the 3rd
Marine Division trying to clear the trail on Board 37.
The Japanese will not go quietly and have a pillbox
and some trenches to bolster the defense, headed up
by a HMG and 1st liners from the 6th Infantry Division.
Tourney sized and lots of close in fighting with both
sides usually pretty beat up by game end.

Boxing Day: A unique scenario from yasl vet Andy
Howard finds us on Maaloy Island, represented by
the southern half of the Gavutu - Tanambogo map.
The Germans had taken the island in the invasion
of Norway, including the artillery battery on the top
of the hill. The British Commandos and Norwegian
elite army troops are tasked with silencing the guns
and wrecking the island's facilities including all buildings,
Ammo and Oil Storage. Plays quick after the initial turn.

Die Verdammten: It's judgement day for the 3rd Reich
in this late-war slugfest by Ted Wilcox as fleeing elements
of the German 9th Army are being pursued by elements
of both the 1st Ukrainian Front and the 1st Belorussian Front.
The Germans are looking to exit while the Russians are doing
their best to prevent it. On half boards of 42, 59 & 67.

We also have another great Tactical Tips article from
Carl Nogueira on anti-tank tactics for infantry and one
from Bob 'Kedge' Johnson on his Experience in 'Gold
Beach' at the Big-Mo-Fo Tourney at this past Nor'easter.

As for our last Issue, Dispatches from the Bunker
#44 was our 20th Anniversary Issue with Tom Morin's
latest HASL project, centering on the town of Rees,
Germany on the Rhine River in 1945, with the British
trying to take the town. This Issue comes in at a whopping
42 Pages with the HASL, 5 scenarios for it along with a
5 date Campaign Game. The Issue and HASL Chapter
take up one e-mail and there is a separate e-mail
containing the HASL map and VASL files. Carl Noguiera
also has his latest Tactical Tips article, this time on SCWs.

To celebrate our latest pdf. issue #45 I am continuing to offer
a discounted re-subscription for any current subscriber
who wants to take advantage of the discounted re-
subscription cost of $13.00 for 4 pdf issues, (normally
$15.00 for new subscribers, a newbie pays just $14.00).
until my October Update comes out.

I'm also offering pdf Back Issues for $3.00 if complete or
$2.00 if missing content that was re-published by MMP.
(In that case an informational page was substituted for the
missing content telling you what MMP publication it appeared in,
we hope to see Out of the Bunker re-printed by MMP when they can,
it is available in the aftermarket). Also Dispatch #44 (The Rees HASL)
is $5.00.

If you want all 44 Back Issues they are now $50.00 until my October
update comes out, normally $55.00

If you want the Digital Works (a 4 issue RE-subscription plus all 44 Back Issues)
it is now $60.00 until my October Update comes out (normally $65.00).

If interested, send your Payment via PayPal to:

PinkFloydFan1954@aol.com

The response to #44 and especially Tom's HASL was very positive and is well worth checking out for yourself.
If you have any questions about it or Dispatches in general, just let me know at

aslbunker@aol.com

Thanks so much for your continued interest and support and look for #45 in late September, Your ASL Comrade, Vic.

SSR: All occupants of the Bunker Location are considered Fanatic (A10.8).
 

Honza

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Hi Vic,

I sent you about $13.50 to re-subscribe. Paypal wouldn't let me send $ so I sent it in £. I'm still not sure if I should be sending you $13 or $14. I hope the $13.50 will suffice. I can always send the extra $0.50 as well.

Cheers,

Jan.
 

hongkongwargamer

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This one (and the last) is seriously chunky. Absolutely outstanding value!

A buddy of mine and I are going to see if we can do all the DftB scenarios in sequence (backwards).

Your scenarios are that good. :)

Thanks everyone!!!

PS gonna be killing Tigers with our barehands from here on ..
 

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thanks! just a minor glitch.. you started numbering the scenarios of this issue at 134... but we have already a 134 :)
 

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The
In case you do not check out the ASL Emporium sub-forum on a regular basis, here you go:

Dispatches from the Bunker #45 Transmitted Today

Hello to my ASL Comrades. I am very pleased to
announce that our new Issue #45 was transmitted
this evening. Any active e subscriber should have
received a copy in the e-mail I have on file, if you did
not and think you should have, just let me know and
I'll check your subscription status.

I have a busy few days coming up with visits out of town
so be patient if you do not hear back from me right away,
I plan on catching up with everything to do with the newsletter
by the end of the weekend.

Please e-mail me directly at:

aslbunker@aol.com

So here is what we have in Issue #45:

The Krinkelterwald: Another good looking tourney style
scenario from Steve Johns with a reinforced company
from Volksgrenadier Division 277 slamming into the
unfortunate souls of the USA 99th Infantry Division at
the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. The German
has 5 victory hexes on Board 75. The GIs have some
prepared fire zones making the way into the woods
more difficult for the attacker.

The Block on the Trail to Hell: The latest from my
Bougainville series finds a company from the 3rd
Marine Division trying to clear the trail on Board 37.
The Japanese will not go quietly and have a pillbox
and some trenches to bolster the defense, headed up
by a HMG and 1st liners from the 6th Infantry Division.
Tourney sized and lots of close in fighting with both
sides usually pretty beat up by game end.

Operation Archery: A unique scenario from yasl vet Andy
Howard finds us on Maaloy Island, represented by
the southern half of the Gavutu - Tanambogo map.
The Germans had taken the island in the invasion
of Norway, including the artillery battery on the top
of the hill. The British Commandos and Norwegian
elite army troops are tasked with silencing the guns
and wrecking the island's facilities including all buildings,
Ammo and Oil Storage. Plays quick after the initial turn.

Die Verdammten: It's judgement day for the 3rd Reich
in this late-war slugfest by Ted Wilcox as fleeing elements
of the German 9th Army are being pursued by elements
of both the 1st Ukrainian Front and the 1st Belorussian Front.
The Germans are looking to exit while the Russians are doing
their best to prevent it. On half boards of 42, 59 & 67.

We also have another great Tactical Tips article from
Carl Nogueira on anti-tank tactics for infantry and one
from Bob 'Kedge' Johnson on his Experience in 'Gold
Beach' at the Big-Mo-Fo Tourney at this past Nor'easter.

As for our last Issue, Dispatches from the Bunker
#44 was our 20th Anniversary Issue with Tom Morin's
latest HASL project, centering on the town of Rees,
Germany on the Rhine River in 1945, with the British
trying to take the town. This Issue comes in at a whopping
42 Pages with the HASL, 5 scenarios for it along with a
5 date Campaign Game. The Issue and HASL Chapter
take up one e-mail and there is a separate e-mail
containing the HASL map and VASL files. Carl Noguiera
also has his latest Tactical Tips article, this time on SCWs.

To celebrate our latest pdf. issue #45 I am continuing to offer
a discounted re-subscription for any current subscriber
who wants to take advantage of the discounted re-
subscription cost of $13.00 for 4 pdf issues, (normally
$15.00 for new subscribers, a newbie pays just $14.00).
until my October Update comes out.

I'm also offering pdf Back Issues for $3.00 if complete or
$2.00 if missing content that was re-published by MMP.
(In that case an informational page was substituted for the
missing content telling you what MMP publication it appeared in,
we hope to see Out of the Bunker re-printed by MMP when they can,
it is available in the aftermarket). Also Dispatch #44 (The Rees HASL)
is $5.00.

If you want all 44 Back Issues they are now $50.00 until my October
update comes out, normally $55.00

If you want the Digital Works (a 4 issue RE-subscription plus all 44 Back Issues)
it is now $60.00 until my October Update comes out (normally $65.00).

If interested, send your Payment via PayPal to:

PinkFloydFan1954@aol.com

The response to #44 and especially Tom's HASL was very positive and is well worth checking out for yourself.
If you have any questions about it or Dispatches in general, just let me know at

aslbunker@aol.com

Thanks so much for your continued interest and support and look for #45 in late September, Your ASL Comrade, Vic.

SSR: All occupants of the Bunker Location are considered Fanatic (A10.8).
The title for Boxing Day was changed to Opera

The title for Boxing Day was changed to Operation Archery and forgot to change that in the original post. I'll reply to everyone when I get home tonight, Thanks, Vic.
 

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Looks great as always.

I was about to start reading but got called away for a man on a robbery spree. Perhaps tonight!
 

Vic Provost

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Hello everyone, I've been overwhelmed by the ton of e-mails since #45 went out and especially because I screwed up the scenario #s.

I did send a revised version of #45 out to everyone tonight so check your inbox, the corrected issue should be in there.

Thanks so much for all the kind words, what a great hobby community we have.

Anyone who is waiting for a reply or sent money via PayPal, hang in there, I'll be playing catch-up through this weekend and will get to everyone by Sunday.

Thanks again for the continued interest and support, Vic.
 

Philippe D.

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Thanks Vic for the new Dispatch, and thanks again for the extra-quick correction!

I'm trying to convince my next VASL opponent to play one of the scenarios from this issue. It's nice to see new scenarios that are playable by relatively new players who don't feel comfortable with vehicles.