1. I played Squad Leader years ago, but never made the switch to ASL. Then about a year ago a fellow on BGG emailed me asking if I would look over his trade list and see if we could work out a trade on a couple of my games he wanted. He had the starter kits-----well on to #2
2. I received the kits and set them aside until a cold and miserable few weeks in January of this year. Read the rules, pushed some counters, then answered a game request on this forum.
3. I like this game for the community it has. So many people are willing to play and help out. I have already met some very nice individuals via vassal and hope to meet more at some game cons/tournaments. Mostly though the game is just down right fun to play, to see the great tactics and not so great tactics dashed and rewarded when you roll those dice.