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Seeking Advanced Squad Leader players

vonGarvin

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Howdy.
Tactical wargames, the kind played on tables and not on computers, appeal to me to the point that I've invested several hundreds of dollars in them, primarily into the Advanced Squad Leader system.

That said, do you play ASL?  If not; why not? ;D

Anyway, if you play or are interested in learning, drop a line below!


 

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I was playing starter kit 1 and 3 until my partner in crime got posted to Ottawa. Great game.  I suspect that me and him were messing up the rules here and there though as we were completely reliant on the rule book.  Those vehicle rules could really get you sometimes.

I really wanted to get into the off board artillery and the fog of war rules but they weren't in the 3rd starter kit.
 

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Haligonian said:
I was playing starter kit 1 and 3 until my partner in crime got posted to Ottawa. Great game.  I suspect that me and him were messing up the rules here and there though as we were completely reliant on the rule book.  Those vehicle rules could really get you sometimes.

I really wanted to get into the off board artillery and the fog of war rules but they weren't in the 3rd starter kit.
They introduce Off Board Artillery in Decision at Elst.

Now, there is a way to play via Internet.  Using a program (freeware) called "Virtual Advanced Squad Leader" (VASL), you can play in real time or even via email.  It uses a base program called VASSAL (http://www.vassalengine.org), and then you get the ASL "mod" (http://vasl.info). 
Best way to learn?  Play.  If you want to try it online sometime, shoot me an IM.

 

Colin Parkinson

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I have a few games, squad leader, Arab Israel wars and one other, if anyone in Vancouver wants them?
 

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Technoviking said:
They introduce Off Board Artillery in Decision at Elst.

Now, there is a way to play via Internet.  Using a program (freeware) called "Virtual Advanced Squad Leader" (VASL), you can play in real time or even via email.  It uses a base program called VASSAL (http://www.vassalengine.org), and then you get the ASL "mod" (http://vasl.info). 
Best way to learn?  Play.  If you want to try it online sometime, shoot me an IM.

I have heard of VASSAL.  I'll hit you up sometime.
 

Colin Parkinson

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Technoviking said:
They introduce Off Board Artillery in Decision at Elst.

Now, there is a way to play via Internet.  Using a program (freeware) called "Virtual Advanced Squad Leader" (VASL), you can play in real time or even via email.  It uses a base program called VASSAL (http://www.vassalengine.org), and then you get the ASL "mod" (http://vasl.info). 
Best way to learn?  Play.  If you want to try it online sometime, shoot me an IM.

SB Pro has arty and FOO's if your interested

skip to 21:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzzOnP0pZ6U
 

Colin Parkinson

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There are a limited number of people that have the time or focus to play a board based wargame.
 

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How similar is it to TacOps? I've played around with that a bunch. And I say play, because controlling anything beyond a small team/section was never something I experienced in my career. I'm going to look into it a bit though, I've never heard of it before.

It's appealing that these type of games can now be played online, but I'm sure it could be good in person too. I wonder if anyone in the NCR or Ottawa Valley plays? I'm sure if they modernized Risk and called it Risk Management, there would be some players here...  :nod:
 

vonGarvin

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standingdown said:
I wonder if anyone in the NCR or Ottawa Valley plays?
Yes, there is quite an active ASL group there, and in fact, next year's Canadian Advanced Squad Leader Open (CASLO) will be in Ottawa.

Some links:
http://asl-battleschool.blogspot.com/p/contact.html

Chris is not as responsive for the past little bit; his wife has been ill.

Here is info on the Canadian Advanced Squad Leader Association:  https://canadianasl.org/

We're a bunch of nerds, but meh  :D
 

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There's two of us in Medicine Hat who have managed to work in one game a year.

We are optimistic that may double next year.
 

vonGarvin

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AmmoTech90 said:
There's two of us in Medicine Hat who have managed to work in one game a year.

We are optimistic that may double next year.

I've only had three matches so far this month.  I'll be at Albany at the end of the month, but I'm used to 10 a month (about half online using VASL)



 

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comfortablynumb said:
TV - you still looking for players for VASL?
I'm not sure how I missed this.

Several months later, and yes I am.  Not for a few weeks, though. I'm about to move and things are...hectic
 

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ATTENTION GAGETOWN GAMERS!

If you are interested, on 14 September at 1100, the D Day Dodgers ASL Club of Southern NB will have its inaugural meeting at Gamezilla in Fredericton.  No experience required.  Come on out if you're interested!

 
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