Doomed Battalions

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Doomed Battalions

Doomed Battalions was the eleventh and last ASL module published by Avalon Hill. It contained Allied Minors infantry, support weapon, vehicle and ordnance counters.

When Doomed Battalions was republished by MMP in 2010, the boards and scenarios from The Last Hurrah were included.


Contents (1st Edition)

  • 3 mounted maps (9, 44, 45)
  • 4 counter sheets
  • 8 scenarios
  • Terrain overlays (hills, buildings, railroads)
  • Chapter H Design Your Own (Allied Minors)


Contents (3rd Edition)

  • 5 unmounted maps (9, 11, 33, 44, 45)
  • 4 counter sheets
  • 24 scenarios
  • Terrain overlays (hills, buildings, railroads)
  • Chapter H Design Your Own (Allied Minors)


Reviews

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Errata (1st Edition)

Board 45:

  • Hex N8 should have a regular centre-dot not a large dot

Counters:

  • Vehicle Note 15 T-13 Type II: Counters (and the illustration in the Note) should indicate that the vehicle is radioless
  • Vehicle Note 20 M3A3(a): Counters (and the illustration in the Note) should show superior turret armor for the side/rear facing not for the front facing
  • Vehicle Note 27 M.38: Counter B show show the MA as "37L" not "37"
  • Vehicle Note 36 VCL Utility(b): Counter and listing should show that the vehicle is fully-tracked not wheeled
  • Ordnance Note 10 C75 TR: Counters A-C 9 (and the illustration in the Note) should show the gun calibre as overscored
  • Ordnance Note 13 C120 M31: Counter A (and the illustration in the Note) should show the gun calibre as overscored
  • Ordnance Note 30 75M 19S: The counters, the illustration in the Note and the Listing should not show the gun calibre as overscored since its AP5 is not date dependent
  • Ordnance Note 31 C105 L 13S: Counter F should show M5 not M6
  • Ordnance Note 33 155 model 17S: Counter A (and the illustration in the Note) should show the gun calibre as overscored

Replacement counters:

  • US M4 18-Ton High Speed Tractor (originally provided in Kampfgruppe Peiper II): Counter should show AAMG for its MA with 2 ROF

Chapter H:

  • Vehicle Note 2 Vickers Edw(b): The VCA of the vehicle in the diagram should be facing the squad (rotate 120 degrees CCW)
  • Vehicle Note 30: Replace "D1.51" with "D1.41"
  • Ordnance Notes 4, 7, 11, 21, 22 and 32: The illustrations in the Notes for these Guns should show their gun calibre as overscored
  • Ordnance Note 28: Replace "towed AA guns" with "towed AT Guns"
  • Ordnance Note 36: Replace "Note 41" with "Note 21"
  • Ordnance Note 34: Mitrailleuse de 13.2 CAJ mle 30, in B# column add "11"


Scenarios

Type Scenario ID Title Date Attacker Defender
ASL Scenario 83 An Uncommon Occurrence 05/09/1939 Pole German
ASL Scenario 84 Round One 08/09/1939 German Pole
ASL Scenario 85 No Way Out 09/09/1939 Pole German
ASL Scenario 86 Fighting Back 09/09/1939 Pole German
ASL Scenario 87 Good Night, Sweet Prince 09/04/1940 German Dane
ASL Scenario 88 Art Nouveau 11/05/1940 German Belgian
ASL Scenario 89 Rescue Attempt 13/05/1940 German Belgian
ASL Scenario 90 Pride and Joy 17/11/1940 Greek Italian
ASL Scenario 137 Italian Brothers 10/03/1937 Republican Nationalist
ASL Scenario 138 Rattle of Sabres 02/09/1939 German Pole
ASL Scenario 139 The Weigh In 05/09/1939 German Polish
ASL Scenario 140 Round Two 14/09/1939 German Polish
ASL Scenario 141 Action at Balberkamp 22/04/1940 German Norwegian
ASL Scenario 142 On the Road to Andalsnes 24/04/1940 German Norwegian
ASL Scenario 143 Grebbe End 13/05/1940 German Dutch
ASL Scenario 144 The Professionals 07/04/1941 German Yugoslav