Remember me:
Register  Forgot Password?
  Quick Search:  
Shop for Scenarios
Article List
Review Section
Advanced Search
Games Wanted (58)
ASL Events
Scenario Lists
My Page (login req)
VASL Analyser
About the Archive
Site Sponsors
Scenarios: 6922
Users: 2271
Secret Santas:
Play-list Scenarios: 2974
AARs: 105
Articles: 577
Other files: 15409
Ratings: 17712
Module Reviews: 24
Games Logged: 13973
Scenario Lists: 72
Links: 178
Errata: 810
Map Previews: 3928
Roar games logged: 80464
Total Pubs Owned: 87657
Avg Pubs Owned: 142
The Guards Counterattack ETO (id:#56508)
Avalon Hill (Classic ASL ID:A)
Prior Publication: SL 1, AH: The General 22-6 ASL A(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
See Also: The Guards Counterattack by Avalon Hill The Guards Counterattack by On All Fronts
Designer: Unknown
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
The very first scenario for the original Squad Leader. 25 years later this all infantry affair is just as challenging as it was when it first appeared. A must play for grognards and newbies alike.. . ."After an extremely successful summer campaign, the Germans came upon the Volga fortress of Stalingrad. Here the Red army had dug in and was determined to make a stand. Sensing total victory, the Germans threw more and ever more troops into the fighting. But for the first time in the war, German infantry found the Russians their equal. Rebuffed by stiff resistance, the Germans committed crack assault engineers. Gradually, the Germans cleared one block, then another—only to lose them again to sudden Russian counterattacks. By October 5, the Germans had almost taken the key Dzerhezinsky Tractor Works. However, the fighting had been so heavy that the line troops occupying the surrounding area were exceptionally weak from the previous week’s combat. At that point, the Russians counterattacked with their crack 37th Guards to break the ring the Germans had thrown around the factory and reinforce the desperate defenders."
Attacker: Russian (308th Rifle Division / 2nd Battalion, 37th Guards Division)
Defender: German (Company H, 389th Infantry Regiment)  
Turns: 5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Stalingrad, USSR 1942-10-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:21.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively
Map Board(s): 1
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.MMP
Players wanting to play this game/Request a match:
Scenario Comments
Latest Updates:
sods2012 Rated the scenario2018-02-12 18:13:55
sdedier Added a playing2018-02-10 20:12:09
Pieter76 Rated the scenario2018-02-02 15:51:51
Pieter76 Added a playing2018-02-02 15:51:38
tjrez Added a playing2018-01-01 18:59:18
Last Played:
2018-02-10(D) Stephen dedier vs wilde, guy German winNice throwback scenario. We did this to get guy back into playing live after a long layoff. Classic infantry slugfest. Germans managed some good shots and took 2 buildings from the Russians and the Russians did the same but lost too many troops in the effort. Good way to get back into street fighting.
2018-01-01(A) todd Rezack vs Jim Hunter Russian win
2017-11-21(A) Jeff B vs Roberto Alesse Russian winRussians had some early luck in the shot tradeoffs, though they did lose the 9-1 to a HoB disruption in the very first DFPh. The MMG-manning squad was soon to follow, but they were able to sneak over a few squads from the N building when the tough-to-hold J/K building's Germans all were busted early. The F building's Germans tried to hide in the upper levels, but they all were either forced to surrender due to encirclement or died in CC. The I building's guards then fled to the safety of the L building, leaving their building the next to fall. By this time the Russians had satisfied both parts of the VC so they just hunkered down and waited for the German counterattack which never materialized.
2017-10-18(A) LOUIS PADOL vs Garry Kaluzny Russian winHot dice nearly melted the cup! Garry conceded after Turn 3. Fun slug-fest.
2017-10-15(D) David Garvin vs Larry Yeager German win
View all
DescriptionUploaded by
MMP download web page containing Classic ASL scenarios (opens in new window)Jim Rupp
(Public) Scenario Lists that contain this scenario:
DescriptionUploaded by
User Files:
FileDescriptionUploaded byViews
My first ASL game (AAR.txt)After Action ReportBrederic721
Starting setup for this scenario (ASL Scenario A - The Guards Counterattack.vsav)VASL SetupBrederic479
Fixed VASL setup for VASL 6.0 (counter offset), added turn track (ScenarioA_setup.vsav)VASL Setupjalava159
The last turn on VASL (QQ 20140324173232.jpg)Imageleozhu731
(A pic.png)Imagehoxson132

Quick Map View:


The last turn on VASL
Avg Rating: 7.27Votes: 132
Views: 12979
To-Play list count: 5
Estimated Play time: 3.9 hours
Recorded Games: 96
Archive recorded plays:

ROAR Data:
Guards Counterattack [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 198
[D] German 203
Thursday 22 February 2018 07:37:27 AM  (c)dramsey 2018