Another week has passed and with it another great game of ASL. I was only able to get one game in this week. It was also my first week back to work. Five days in and this job seems like it will be a good one. I have never worked in the Oil & Gas Industry, so looking forward to learning its intricacies. For many weeks now, Dan and I had been playing a Monday game, but work will put a stop to that. Dan and I will try and get in a Thursday game in as we go forward. And in fact, tonight's game was started on Thursday evening.
Our selected battlefield would be MM76 Illi's Block. I originally released this scenario in 2018. It got called up to the majors this year and became part of the 2022 March Madness Grumble Jones pack. This scenario is set in Ortona, Italy at the end of 1943. Ortona would be one of the toughest fights experienced by the Canadians in WWII. Their opponents in Ortona, the 90th Panzergrenadier Division and 1st Fallschirmjaeger. It's interesting to note that Cassino and Ortona, located at both ends of the German Gustav line would be tenaciously defended by German Paratroops.
Ortona is often referred to as a "Little Stalingrad". While Ortona was a bloody, grinding fight...it's probably better referred to as a "Little Cassino". Stalingrad truly has no peers among the other urban battles fought in the ETO.