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After Action Report (AAR) of Alpenfestung X

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This was the official invitation for the tournament: Einladung ASL Alpenfestung X





The Alpenfestung IX tournament took place Thursday, August 13th until Sunday, August 16th, 2015.




We played in this vacation home in Walchwil (Kanton of Zug).




  1. John T. (Germany)

  2. Jan L. (Switzerland)

  3. Keith H. (U.S.A.)

  4. Marc B. (Switzerland)




This was the selection of the scenarios for the three rounds:


First round: Early War 1939 | «Case White»


I. An Uncommon Occurance. Germans vs. Poles. September, 1939. 6 Turns. (4:27 hrs.)

II. Rattle of Sabres.  Germans vs. Poles. September, 1939. 7 Turns. (4:58 hrs.)

III. Maczek Fire Brigade. Germans vs. Poles. September, 1939. 5.5 Turns. (5:22 hrs.)


          Download the Scenarios of round one.


Second round: Mid War 1943 | «Bougainville Island»


I. First Crack at Hellzapoppin Ridge. Americans vs. Japanese. December, 1943. 6.5 Turns. (4:27 hrs.)

II. Cibik's Ridge. Americans vs. Japanese. November, 1943. 8 Turns. (4:39 hrs.)

III. Unhappy Trails. Americans vs. Japanese. November, 1943. 2 x 5 Turns. (5:17 hrs.)


          Download the Scenarios of round two.


Third round: Late War 1944 | «The long retreat»


I. Food Fight. Partisans vs. Russians. April, 1944. 6 Turns. (3:33 hrs.)

II. Ishun Tank Traps. Germans vs. Russians. April, 1944. 6 Turns. (4:27 hrs.)

III. The Old Town. Germans vs. Poles. August, 1944. 7.5 Turns. (5:14 hrs.) 


          Download the Scenarios of round three.




First Round

Jan (as the Germans) vs. Marc (as the Poles) in Rattle of Sabres. Marc wins.

Keith (as the Germans) vs. John (as the Poles) in Maczek Fire Brigade. Keith wins. 


Second Round

John (as the Japanese) vs. Marc (as the Americans) in First Crack at Hellzapoppin Ridge. Marc wins.

Jan (as the Japanese) vs. Keith (as the Americans in First Crack at Hellzapoppin Ridge. Keith wins.  


Third Round

John (as the Russian partisans) vs. Jan (as the Ukrainian partisans) in Food Fight. Jan wins.

Keith (as the Russians) vs. Marc (as the Germans) in Ishun Tank Traps. Keith wins. 




1st: Keith (3:0) - Tournament winner

2nd: Marc (2:1)

3rd: Jan (1:2)

4th: John (0:3)


After Action Report (AAR)















Photos (to be replaced)


Our welcome dinner on the first evening - a fresh «Zwiebelkuchen» (onion tarte)!



Michael and John beginning their first match.



ASL is only for the well-educated that love to read and improve their knowledge.



Michael was VERY confident to win at this point! 



Sometimes, tanks and woods don't mix well.



Our vacation apartment was in this rowhouse. On Saturday evening, we had a nice dinner in the «Gasthaus Sternen» that you can see in the foreground.


The slow but mighty Rhine river, looking at Rüdlingen and Buchberg.


The once clear fields of fire for the bunkers has been overgrown meanwhile.


Well, Sirs, we are talking about some SERIOUS bunkers here! WWII artillery bunker overlooking the important Rhine crossing at Rüdlingen.


Advancing Japanese troops caught in a firelane of an American HMG!


Close but well-deserved: John receives his winner trophy from Marc.


Oh, did I mention we had fun during Alpenfestung IX? :o)



Did we manage to wet your appetite for our jubilee Alpenfestung X in 2016? Please send me a message if you want to be updated about its planning.


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