Alternative Titles/Edition History:
Also sold in 2016 with slightly different packaging as 9. SS Hohenstaufen / 10. SS Frundsberg (Waffen SS)
Battleschool (2015, 2016)
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2 x 5/8" (16mm) custom precision dice.
A new offering in Battleschool’s series of Operation Market-Garden-themed custom precision dice for ASL is the 2-dice set featuring the 9th SS “Hohenstaufen” Panzer Division and the 10th SS “Frundsberg” Panzer Division, two units that played an infamous role in spoiling Monty’s hopes for a quick victory.
These dice, like others in the series, are 5/8″ (16mm) ball-cornered custom precision dice with an emblem where the 1-facing would normally be, an emblem associated with a unit or type of unit that fought during the Market-Garden operation.
The 9th SS die is black, with white pips, and a silver foil division symbol replacing the 1-facing. The 10th SS die is identical, with its own respective divisional symbol. Both dice have silver foil ROF symbols on the 2- and 3-facings, to help players remember ROF.
Desperation Morale does not condone the using of Waffen SS divisional insignia as ASL-related imagery, as such insignia is often used by white supremacists as hate symbols.
2016 Update: In 2016, these dice were also offered in an unfortunate new series of custom dice featuring Waffen SS divisional insignia, Battleschool seemingly doubling down on this pernicious practice.