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After Action Report (AAR) of Alpenfestung XIII

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




The Alpenfestung XIII tournament took place Thursday, June, 13th until Sunday, June, 16th, 2019.




We played in this vacation house in Cumbel (Kanton of Graubünden).




  1. John T. (Germany)

  2. Michael S. (Germany)

  3. Daniel T. (Switzerland)

  4. Marc B. (Switzerland)




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


First round: «Son of Squad Bleeder» | «Assaulted at Arras» 1940


I. Assaulted at Arras. British vs. Germans. May, 1940. 5 Turns. (? hrs.)


Download the selection of «Son of Squad Bleeder» Scenarios (pdf., 3.4 MB)


Second round: Mid War 1942/1943 | «The Solomon Sea»


I. Brigade Hill. Japanese vs. British. September, 1942. 6.5 Turns. (4:03 hrs.)

II. The Triangle. Japanese vs. Americans. November, 1942. 9 Turns. (4:21 hrs.)

III. Through the Dragon's Teeth. Japanese vs. Americans. July, 1943. 6.5 Turns. (4:02 hrs.)



Third round: Early War 1940 | April and May 1940


I. Good Night, Sweet Prince. Germans vs. Danish. April, 1940. 7.5 Turns. (4:34 hrs.)

II. Strangers in a Strange Land. Germans vs. French. May, 1940. 8 Turns. (4:41 hrs.)

III. The Abbeville Bridgehead. Germans vs. French. May, 1940. 7 Turns. (4:50 hrs.)


Download the scenarios for round 2 and 3 (pdf., 1.1 MB)




First Round

Daniel (as the British) vs. Marc (as the Germans) in Assaulted at Arras. Marc wins.

John (as the British) vs. Michael (as the Germans) in Assaulted at Arras. Draw (due to running out of time).


Second Round

John (as the Japanese) vs. Daniel (as the British) in Brigade Hill. ? wins.

Marc (as the Americans) vs. Michael (as the Japanese) in Through the Dragon's Teeth. Marc wins.  


Third Round

John (as the French) vs. Marc (as the Germans) in The Abbeville Bridgehead. Marc wins.

Daniel (as the...?) vs. Michael (as the...?) in The Abbeville Bridgehead. ? wins. 




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

2nd: ?

3rd: ?

4th: Michael (0:3)


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«Casa Lisa Anna» - this vacation house became the central pillbox of our Alpenfestung XIII in 2019.


«Ohne Mampf kein Kampf» (along the lines of «no fight without food»): Breakfast on Friday morning. 


The «Squad Bleeder» experiment: Random maps, secretly purchased OOB...


This «Squad Bleeder» battle was indeed a witch's cauldron - with infantry, artillery, tanks, and even ground attack aircraft - everything in a tight area...


To remove the CX counters, we went swimming in a nearby lake.


ASL players use a special from of pedicure - all organic, Swiss style! :o)


Our BBQ evening was the culinary highlight...


The second round of the tournament was located in the Pacific - John tries to assault (or defend?) Brigade Hill


A day near the beach...


...where some nasty surprises waited for the advancing American squads!


Marc received congratulations for his tournament victory...


...and felt he had seen the trophy somewhere before... (he built and painted it!)


Did we manage to wet your appetite for our jubilee Alpenfestung XIV in 2020? Please send me a message if you want to be updated about its planning.


(Photos: 640 x 480 pixel) 

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