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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Antonio B-D
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Now, lets go for a holy grail. I am not afraid of anything.

For me Haaka Paale jumps the shark in ASL.

The system tries to be an overreaching analysis of WWII, including all kind of ordnance and vehicles. Infantry units are abstracted into a bunch (5-6 typically) different squads that represent each nations army, or a group of nations in the case of minor countries.

Except for Finland. The Finns have their own module. And that, for me, jumps the shark.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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skippen's Week(s) that Was/Were:



Face 2 Face Games:
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e) -- our campaign continues. This week was fun, but sadly it was really hampered by a single player taking his character's roleplay a bit too far, and really interrupted the flow of the game for the rest of the party.
Advanced Squad Leader-- ASL12, Confusion Reigns. Interesting scenario, but I was soundly defeated (which looking at ROAR is not unexpected). I could have done better if I had setup a bit better. Missed a key strongpoint for my HMG.


PBEM/Web (started):
N/A

PBEM (in progress):
The Castles of Burgundy -- playing with the slowest players on this earth.
Advanced Squad Leader -- Bread Factory #2 vs. Luke.
Advanced Squad Leader -- Toothless Tiger vs. Ron.
Roads to Gettysburg -- Patrick has this sewed up, but I am using this opportunity to learn more of the rules.
Great Campaigns of the American Civil War -- playtest of Atalnta is Ours vs. Chris.
1830: Railways & Robber Barons -- continues on. Did my first company dump. Not sure if it was the wisest thing to do, but it wasn't wrong.
Thunder Alley -- just about to finish the first round.

PBEM (finished):
Rosenkönig

Acquisitions from the Collection:
N/A

Departures from the Collection
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On the nightstand (currently reading):
Murder of Roger Aykroyd, by Agatha Christie

In the life and Times of skippen: Not much. My wife started her Sunday - Friday work schedule, so I now have Sundays to myself, and we only have 1 day a week off together. I need to push hard to finish my Grudge bust for ReaperCon. I have been distracted by ASL of late. This week I hope to push hard on it, and I expect I will be going to 2nd Saturday painting in Denver this Saturday. I NEED to get this done by the end of April.
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2 Advanced Squad Leader


2 War in the Pacific (1st ed.)
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Judd Vance
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I am officially a man.

Greg taught me ASL tonight. We played The Guards Counter-Attack scenario. I haven't played Squad Leader in so long, that it wasn't a case of upgrading me. He had to teach me from scratch. I was fortunate to not have to start with the starter kit, because he's the best wargame teacher out there, and after the game, he told me the differences, and the added chrome was well worth it.

I had the Germans and if you know this scenario, the building on my left flank collapsed on the 2nd turn. I fell back and set up a pair of stacks adjacent to each other in a singe hex stone building and a single hex wood building. My right side remained strong.

He spent turns #3-4 trying to unlodge my 2-hex support group and I kept holding on. At one point, I became battle hardened and one of my squads improved to elite and I gained a hero.

Meanwhile, in the middle, he moved on the center building from the bottom of the screen. We spent 2 turns in melee. I had a plan to sprint for his abandoned 1-hex stone building at the bottom of the screen. To pull it off, I needed my guy to survive the melee, but he did not.

On turn 5, he made a move for the one-hex building on my right rear, but I laid down heavy suppression fire on that squad. He rushed my single hex building in the center rear, where I had the 2 stacks supporting each other, and those guys got blown away.

He feinted a move on my 3-hex building on my right side and then made his big move on the center building. I had 2 units stacked on the 3rd and and 1st floor. The one on the 3rd was broken. He moved over from my left. I laid down a stream of fire down that path and even with 2 machine guns laying down a stream of fire, I was not able to cut down his squads crossing the road. The crushed the remaining defenders in the building and won the game by taking the 2 building objectives.

Fun, fun game. My favorite part -- from the narrative standpoint -- was his Commissar who would "rally" his guys by putting a bullet through their head. He killed more Soviet units than my guys did.

The sniper mechanic was very cool, also. It didn't make a lot of difference in this scenario, but the looming threat of it being there gave you pause to waste actions.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Tony Ackroyd
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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skippen's Week(s) that Was/Were:



Face 2 Face Games:
Star Wars: Imperial Assault -- not bad, not great. I had a good time playing, and I look forward to continuing the campaign, but I have no need to add this to my collection.
Seven Swords -- a rough first play-through, but enough there that I want to try it again. For some reason it reminded me of Stronghold.
Glass Road -- broke this out with my wife. She enjoyed it(which is good considering she gave it to me for my birthday). I think this may be one of Uwe's better games.
Advanced Squad Leader x3 -- Rocky Mountain Rumble 2015 was this weekend. I played three games of ASL this weekend. BFP 102, Tolstoy Woods--came down to the final die roll, and sadly I lost, and J155, It's Hardly Fair, also came down to the final die roll, lost as well. Lastly, WO3, Counterattack at Careten. I lost this one as well, but sadly it ended on a sour note when my opponent just up and left and said I won. It was surprising (as he won), as we have played lots of game together (he taught me ASL), but I forgot to note my AT gun's CA, and, well, he threw a fit. Really soured a good gameday.


PBEM/Web (started):
Thunder Alley -- with GCL Gelato


PBEM (in progress):
The Castles of Burgundy -- So.Damn.Slow.
Rosenkönig -- neither of know what to do, and neither of us are reading the rules.
Thunderstone
Suburbia -- still not loving this. I think I am not a fan.
Roads to Gettysburg
Great Campaigns of the American Civil War -- Atlanta is Ours playtest.

PBEM (finished):
Carcassonne -- got crushed in a quick 2-player game.
Pax Porfiriana -- with GCL Gelato. Never got any momentum in this game.

Acquisitions from the Collection:
Hakkaa Päälle!

Departures from the Collection
N/A

On the nightstand (currently reading):
The Murder of Roger Aykroyd, by Agatha Christie (really need to finish this).

In the life and Times of skippen: Not too much. I really need to get going on my entry for Reaper Con. It is creeping up (April 30). I am more done than not, but at the same time there is a LOT to do. My wife is back to her "normal" but odd work schedule, so we again only have Saturdays off together, so Sunday has opened up for gaming and other stuff, but the first weeks are always odd, and I never seem to do much other than clean the house and watch TV out of guilt for some reason. I hope to get some ASL in on a Sunday sometime, but Sunday is often a hard day for folks to game.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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skippen's Week(s) that Was/Were:



Face 2 Face Games:
Star Wars: Imperial Assault -- not bad, not great. I had a good time playing, and I look forward to continuing the campaign, but I have no need to add this to my collection.
Seven Swords -- a rough first play-through, but enough there that I want to try it again. For some reason it reminded me of Stronghold.
Glass Road -- broke this out with my wife. She enjoyed it(which is good considering she gave it to me for my birthday). I think this may be one of Uwe's better games.
Advanced Squad Leader x3 -- Rocky Mountain Rumble 2015 was this weekend. I played three games of ASL this weekend. BFP 102, Tolstoy Woods--came down to the final die roll, and sadly I lost, and J155, It's Hardly Fair, also came down to the final die roll, lost as well. Lastly, WO3, Counterattack at Careten. I lost this one as well, but sadly it ended on a sour note when my opponent just up and left and said I won. It was surprising (as he won), as we have played lots of game together (he taught me ASL), but I forgot to note my AT gun's CA, and, well, he threw a fit. Really soured a good gameday.


PBEM/Web (started):
Thunder Alley -- with GCL Gelato


PBEM (in progress):
The Castles of Burgundy -- So.Damn.Slow.
Rosenkönig -- neither of know what to do, and neither of us are reading the rules.
Thunderstone
Suburbia -- still not loving this. I think I am not a fan.
Roads to Gettysburg
Great Campaigns of the American Civil War -- Atlanta is Ours playtest.

PBEM (finished):
Carcassonne -- got crushed in a quick 2-player game.
Pax Porfiriana -- with GCL Gelato. Never got any momentum in this game.

Acquisitions from the Collection:
Hakkaa Päälle!

Departures from the Collection
N/A

On the nightstand (currently reading):
The Murder of Roger Aykroyd, by Agatha Christie (really need to finish this).

In the life and Times of skippen: Not too much. I really need to get going on my entry for Reaper Con. It is creeping up (April 30). I am more done than not, but at the same time there is a LOT to do. My wife is back to her "normal" but odd work schedule, so we again only have Saturdays off together, so Sunday has opened up for gaming and other stuff, but the first weeks are always odd, and I never seem to do much other than clean the house and watch TV out of guilt for some reason. I hope to get some ASL in on a Sunday sometime, but Sunday is often a hard day for folks to game.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Russell D
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This week, Steve and I played one of the classics from the Paratrooper module: scenario 11, Defiance on Hill 30.

Shortly after D-Day, US Paratroopers were trying to hold a farm/road junction in the hills near Pont l'Abbé. I was the attacking Germans and Steve took the small US force desperately trying to hold on for reinforcements.

Steve set up an aggressive perimeter defence of concealed units. I moved onto the board fairly slowly. At the end of turn 2, Steve had revealed all his units and had daringly decided not to pull back yet, so I took the opportunity to swarm his flanks with my numerically greater troops. I encircled his troops and broke most of them. It was a big setback for the US, but good luck could have rescued Steve-- if he'd managed to rally, or if his reinforcements had come on early. Unfortunately, neither of these things happened: his initial forces were wiped out and the reinforcements came late. By that stage I had take all the best high ground and the junction farm buildings, there just wasn't the time in the 4 remaining turns for the US reinforcements to take it back again.

A very good scenario with lots of tactical options, but the US is pretty fragile with only 4 squads on the board at the start (perhaps they need to deploy into half-squads) and if the reinforcements arrive late I think that makes it pretty hard on the US.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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Poll: The 2015 AH Cup
Third Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
4 Advanced Squad Leader (Southampton)
60.1% 89
95 Wizard's Quest (Macclesfield Town)
39.9% 59
Voters 148
This poll is now closed.   148 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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Match 53: Advanced Squad Leader vs. Neue Heimat

Round 2: YINSH (15), RoboRally (12), Advanced Squad Leader (10)
Nominated by: PzVIE
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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1942-10-06, Russia (URSS)
Stalingrad
Russian vs German

Russian: Elements of 308th Rifle Division
German: Company H, 389th Infantry Regiment

A The Guards counterattack
The General 22.6

2013-03-05: PBEM lost as Russian vs Eloi.


 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Martí Cabré

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1942-10-06, Russia (URSS)
Stalingrad
Russian vs German

Russian: Elements of the 308th Rifle Division; elements of the 295th Rifle Division.
German: Elements of the 389th Infantry Division: Company A, Asssault Engineer Battalion 50; Kampfgruppe Stahler; Kampfgrupper Tienham

B The tractor works
The General 22.6

2014-04-17: PBEM lost as Russian vs Eloi.


 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Martí Cabré

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1942-10-06, Russia (URSS)
Stalingrad
Russian vs German

Russian: Elements of the 308th Rifle Division; elements of the 295th Rifle Division.
German: Elements of the 389th Infantry Division: Company A, Asssault Engineer Battalion 50; Kampfgruppe Stahler; Kampfgrupper Tienham

C The streets of Stalingrad
The General 22.6

2015-01-10: PBEM lost as Russian vs Eloi.


 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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1942-10-25, Russia (URSS)
Stalingrad
German vs Russian

German: Kradschützenbataillon 64/Panzergrenadier Regiment 103/Panzer Division 14
Russian: 768th Rifle Regiment/Ad Hoc Reinforcements

S18 Baking bread
Operations #49

2006-08-15 won as Russian

 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Philip Newman
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Match 35: RoboRally vs. YINSH vs. Advanced Squad Leader

Nominated by: PzVIE
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
The one and only (but one of two in BGG)
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I'll start with the most popular board wargame of all time (is that true?).

It covers close-up tactical World War II combat in a lot of detail, and the game mechanics shed light on many of the intricacies of warfare on that level. One glaring weakness, in my estimation, is that there are so few limits on command control. Each player can micromanage actions in ways that no real-life battlefield commander could ever hope to do.

That may actually make it a better game. I know wargamers have considered command-control rules (I even devised some for myself years ago), but Don Greenwood rejected them back in the day. And apparently no such rules have yet caught on. The game is actually pretty great just the way it is (or the way it was in 1995, last time I played). But it does have at least that one weak point.
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Tiago Perretto
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Which of these 2 games do you prefer? (You can vote for both!)
23 Bora Bora
42 Advanced Squad Leader
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23 Bora Bora
Overall Record in 2014: 2 - 1

42 Advanced Squad Leader
Overall Record in 2014: 0 - 1
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
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Easiest answer EVER!

With combined "expansions" through Historical modules, core modules, ASLComp's, regular modules and the myriad of different nationalities orders of battle.....I don't think you would get through it all in several lifetimes; but it would very fun to try!
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Henry Ho
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I was trying to get all the BGG Top 100 games for my collection as a bucket list item, and this is the one game in the Top 100 list at the time that I thought I would never be able to get. One of the rules for this bucket list item is that I'm not just going to pay any price just to get the games. I set a max price value for each game that I'm willing to pay or trade for. Prices for this game were way over for what I'm willing to pay...but finally I was able to find a decently priced collection and the bucket list item has now been crossed off.

I still haven't played it though, as it's extremely difficult to learn. I will have to find some veterans of the game that are willing to help bring a newbie into this gaming world.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Russell D
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Scenario A99 To clear a roadblock.

Steve's Germans had setup a roadblock in the Italian hill country, and my Partisans were tasked with taking it out. I could approach from any direction, with the advantage of surprise, and that made his setup very difficult. We were straight into bloody close-combat on turn 1, with me claiming a third of his force. The pendulum swung back on turn 3 as Steve cleverly cut my rout paths and backed me against some cliffs, eliminating my all-singing all-dancing heroic leader. Without him, I thought I was unlikely to clear the roadblock and the minefield in time, and went for a war of attrition. By turn 5, I still had six squads and Steve only had one: I surrounded him until he broke. With no enemies remaining, the Partisans had time to make some pasta and dismantle the roadblock at their leisure



Russell (Partisans) - won
Steve (Germans) - lost

We picked this scenario so Steve could try out some of the Chapter C rules (Guns). Unfortunately none of the anti-tank guns, PSK, or off-board artillery did any damage, but hopefully it was still a good learning experience. I think the key for the Germans would be to find a setup where the Partisans couldn't easily enter into as much devastating close combat on round 1, especially protecting the leaders. The huge flexibility given the Partisans means that the German setup problem is a tough one.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Samuel Hinz
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Expensive 2 player wargame, with boring counters and super small counters and small hexsize. it'll never get played.

i'm hoping ASL:SK might scratch a bit of that itch.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Mark Huberty (General Trashy Meeples the Ambigamer)
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Have the rules, hoping for a guide
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Ron
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:115]
Thomas Hat
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Oh yeah, it's awesome squad based war gaming. You want to play? Great ok, here's the rules binder, If you commit a few hours a night of study we should be able to play a basic scenario in a few months.

(Thankfully this is solo-able)
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