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In the last post I talked a little bit about the storage and preparation of your Advanced Squad Leader collection. In this post I want to touch on a single issue. The Electronic ASL Rulebook. It's a bit like talking about a unicorn because there is no official eASLRB and nor will there be for time being.
Avalon Hill was the original owner of the IP for ASL. When Hasbro bought out AH and all its properties ASL conveyed with it. MMP was able to work a deal with Habro for the publication rights, but not the electronic rights for the Advanced Squad Leader property. That's why
Like the dreaded HIP in ASL there are a number of potential Hidden Initial Costs when getting into the ASL hobby. A lot of wargamers are already familiar with these costs since most games have them, but not as many games amplify the costs due to scale like ASL does.
There are a number of ways to approach the three hobbyist aspects of ASL: Rulebook Management, Counter Storage, & Transportation. I'll break down a couple of these items here and then give some links out to places where you can check out examples. There is no one "right way," but hopefully these ideas
Advanced Squad Leader is a big gaming system. It does not, however, have to be an intimidating one. The system offers a number of avenues to purchase and enjoy the game. MMP, the publishers, have taken great care in developing routes for new players to get into the game.
Here are a few thoughts on approaching Advanced Squad Leader:
1 - What should I buy first?
Well, there's really no perfect answer for this because a lot depends on what you're interested in doing with the system. Know up front that buying the modules is only the first part of the
My name is Keith and I've been a wargamer since I was 10 years old. For the last 21 years I've tried to enjoy all that wargaming has to offer from computer based wargames to the wide variety of board wargames. I enjoy pretty much everything I've tried, but I keep coming back to ASL.
When I was in college the local hobby shops had ASL stuff on the shelf. I managed to pick up just about every core module and ASL Journal from those shops. Being a college student though I didn't have any time to really play the game. I always thought I'd get around to it, but as anyone with a large
When Fritz say’s something as cool as the title of this entry, you’ve just got to immortalize it in a blog posting.
The following game involved a contest between me and a new opponent. Such first-time outings usually prove to be interesting as neither side really knows what to expect from the other. Such was the case here in which the advantage slid from side to side during the entire battle. I won the opening, lost the middle game, but rallied for a victory in the endgame.