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Post by Rymbeld » Tue May 22, 2007 9:41 pm

I'm guessing no-one here plays this game, but hey. I'm just getting into it, via VASL, an on-line virtual tabletop experience (they have a VASSL Warhammer module out there, too for you Warhammer guys).

ASL is the ultimate, greatest squad-based WWII combat game. I played just one scenario and was completely blown away. I can probably play it on-line whenever I want, but I'd like to get some face to face play in. I can teach you whatever I know about the game if you're curious but don't know what it is. Just PM me or whatever.

Keep in mind that it is a complex hex-and-counter wargame.

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Post by joshua1281 » Mon May 28, 2007 12:35 pm

I have Starter Kit 2, and I started going through the rules and quickly felt like I had to have someone show me. I would love to play sometime, but you would have to teach me the game.

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Post by Rymbeld » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:04 pm

The game was extremely fun. All you 30+ people who viewed this thread and didn't respond are seriously missing out.

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Post by Moto Akikazu » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:31 am

I am one of those people that viewed the thread and didn't reply. I played Squad Leader as a teen, and it was fun, but confusing.

I am thinking about getting starter kit #1, just to check it out. I will probably have to order it online. I haven't seen it at the stores around here.

Thanks for all the info about Virtual ASL!

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Post by Rymbeld » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:26 pm

I think gamersarmory.com has the best prices on ASL stuff. And of course I'm available to play and teach if you want to try the game out that way.

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Post by Moto Akikazu » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:17 pm

Ok, I just ordered the ASL Starter kit #1 online. I do better learning by myself first, and then having someone fill in the gaps. I'll learn the basics and give you a PM after that.

This game ought to be different than what I am used to--each counter representing battalions, and divisions. Making sure I have a clear line of supply behind me, cutting off the opponents supply. Forming a tight line so the enemies tanks can't break through. Making a controlled retreat--moving backwards but still slowing down the attacker and making his life miserable. As you can see, I have played more on the "operational" scale.

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Post by Rymbeld » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:14 pm

Moto Akikazu wrote:Ok, I just ordered the ASL Starter kit #1 online. I do better learning by myself first, and then having someone fill in the gaps. I'll learn the basics and give you a PM after that.
Ok, cool.
This game ought to be different than what I am used to--
yep, I think ASL feels much more like Chess than wargames on a larger scale. It sounds like you've played plenty of wargames.
each counter representing battalions, and divisions. Making sure I have a clear line of supply behind me, cutting off the opponents supply. Forming a tight line so the enemies tanks can't break through. Making a controlled retreat--moving backwards but still slowing down the attacker and making his life miserable. As you can see, I have played more on the "operational" scale.
Sounds very much like my experience playing A Victory Lost! I've got two games of that going right now--it's a very tense game.

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