Dispatches From the Bunker #45 e-mailed tonight

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  1. Vic Provost

    Vic Provost Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    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:


    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:


    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


    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).
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  2. =FC=Gorgon

    =FC=Gorgon Minister of Propaganda Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Already finished it (well, haven't played the scenarios yet). Awesome as always. Thanks Vic and all the contributers!
    Jeffrey D Myers likes this.
  3. Honza

    Honza The Art Of Wargames Silver Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    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.


  4. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer PTO neophyte Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2013
    17 hexes
    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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  5. Gunner Scott

    Gunner Scott Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Hi Vic-

    Nice issue, hopefully Tom will be back in the next issue with more cool scenarios.
  6. volgaG68

    volgaG68 Fighting WWII One DR At A Time Silver Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Hays, KS
    The arrival of this issue caught me off guard. Those are always the best surprises.
  7. andrea pagni

    andrea pagni Active Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    thanks! just a minor glitch.. you started numbering the scenarios of this issue at 134... but we have already a 134 :)
  8. Vic Provost

    Vic Provost Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    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.
  9. JRKrejsa

    JRKrejsa Active Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    Looks great as always.

    I was about to start reading but got called away for a man on a robbery spree. Perhaps tonight!
    Honza likes this.
  10. Tom Morin

    Tom Morin Active Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    New Port Richey, FL.
    Vic will be re-sending the issue with corrected scenario numbers.

  11. Honza

    Honza The Art Of Wargames Silver Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    Only you have those type of distractions.
  12. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    +1. Literally the only thing I miss about the paper version was the "squeeee" on opening the mailbox. It's just a "squee" in email. :D ;)
    Tom Morin likes this.
  13. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer PTO neophyte Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2013
    17 hexes
    YAAAAHH .. we gonna get it AGAIN!!! BRING IT!!!! :hellyes::highfive::clap::jig:
    macrobo and Spencer Armstrong like this.
  14. JRKrejsa

    JRKrejsa Active Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    They do pay me for the chaos and mayhem....

    Vic- I'm just gonna pencil in the correct numbers, but I love the dedication!
  15. hayesncsu

    hayesncsu Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    North Carolina
    Vic another beautiful issue! Thank you for all you do for the hobby. The enjoyment DFTB provides far outweighs the cost and it is a service to us all. Thank you again!
  16. Steven Pleva

    Steven Pleva Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Yes, another great looking issue!
    Jeffrey D Myers and Tom Morin like this.
  17. Vic Provost

    Vic Provost Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    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.
  18. Vic Provost

    Vic Provost Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    Thanks again to everyone who posted above, you are the best! Vic.
  19. Philippe D.

    Philippe D. Active Member

    Jul 1, 2016
    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.
  20. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Nice work, Vic. Another advantage of PDF distribution!

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