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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Milton Soong
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What can I say? This is my go to game and probably the game that I played the most in the last 3+ years.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Lawrence Hung
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Scheduled play: 30 April, 2017
I was going to Tiger Room for the game Siege of Jerusalem. But the game was full. Anthony urged me to join the rank of ASL with Ted. I therefore sat down and played the scenario J183 A Real Barn Burner. The actions took place in Bois-du-Seuil Farm, near Amagne, France on 31 May 1940.

AAR:
The French from the 35th Infantry Regiment (of 14th Infantry Division) pushed back the Germans near the village but the German was soon reinforced with AT gun. The French fell back to Aisne river, only to find that Lt. Gehin was left behind. An attack was ordered to rescue the men and hold the village by overcoming the first obstacle - an AT gun which had been stationed inside a wooden house right before the patch of forest/ swamp area. It looked like an insurmountable task in the beginning. But the French was brave.

Thanks Anthony Leung for teaching me the game and let me rolling the dices! I learned two more things that were not available in the SK edition: concealment and bypass movement with MP cost of other terrain. It's always satisfying to learn something new in a game and the French fought much better than I thought about them!

Aftermath:
Several French squads were shot death in the swampy areas along the the right flank when they moved in for cover. The Germans firepower was something not to underestimate. However, the French won the scenario when they broke through the center and to the left flank. They touched base with Lt. Gehin.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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JR and I are talking about bringing enough kit to play one on the bigger scenarios; perhaps Singling. Still figuring this out ...
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
BoardGameCo
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Soft Reserve: $60

BIN: $71

Condition: Very Good

Condition Notes: First edition rules


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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Scott Key
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My gaming buddy is really into ASL. Me, not so much. I have a true love/hate relationship with the system. But one thing that's for sure... you've got to learn the damn rules.

So i've been playing some solitaire games (mostly starter kit)between ftf sessions. This scenario is RPT81:Garski's Fusillade from Rally Point number 9.

The Belgians lost in large part because I forgot to try and meet the victory conditions (recon a cluster of stone farm buildings) and got hung up on fighting the Germans.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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1945-04-26, Germany
Baruth
German vs Russian

German: Elements of 21st Panzer Division, 35th SS Police Grenadier Division, and 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg"
Russian: Elements of 50th Guards Rifle Division

S28 Out of luck
Operations #51

2013-04-19: solo play won by Russian.

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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Chuck Tewksbury
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The following ASL components for sale.

ASLRB 2nd ed.
Beyond Valor (3rd ed. - mint)
Yanks x 2 (1st and 2nd ed.)
Code of Bushido
Gung Ho
West of Alamein
For King and Country
Doomed Battalions
Armies of Oblivion
Croix de Guerre
Hollow Legions
Rising Sun
Festung Budapest
Pegasus Bridge
Operation Veritable
Operation Watchtower
Maps starter kit style 1-52, 10z, 1a-9a, 53-70 (I also have a pile of mounted maps if you'd like them)
KGP I and II
Blood Reef Tarawa and Gamer's Guide
Journals 1 through 10
Action packs 12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
BFP products:
Blood and Jungle 1
Crucible of Steel
Poland in Flames
Operation Cobra
High Ground 2
Into the Rubble 1
Into the Rubble 2
NB: Will only sell as a bundle.

Asking $3,000 US


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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Michael McLean
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April 2017 - 15 plays
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
JonMichael Rasmus
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#31 for 1 Week
First Peaked: Jan. 10, 2006
 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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Poll: The 2017 AH Cup
Fifth Round Proper
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
4 Advanced Squad Leader (Arsenal)
44.2% 57
29 Wooden Ships & Iron Men (Barnsley)
55.8% 72
Voters 129
This poll is now closed.   129 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon May 1, 2017 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
JonMichael Rasmus
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Advanced Squad Leader and Advanced Squad Leader - Starter Kit #1 both rose 2.
 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Russ Williams
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Many complicated wargames are this way. ASL seems a classic typical example. Many scenarios are playable in under a couple hours... but two newbies learning the game will typically take much longer than that, needing many rule lookups.
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Poll: The 2017 AH Cup
Fourth Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
4 Advanced Squad Leader (Arsenal)
57.6% 68
37 Storm over Arnhem (Bristol City)
42.4% 50
Voters 118
This poll is now closed.   118 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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In this image, the stack of counters in hex M9 has just collapsed onto the rest of the playing field after a failed attempt to add a morale counter to the acquired target counter of the side arm counter of a Dutch bike courier counter.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
James Lowry
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So far it's looking to be a slow gaming month for me. But I've got three PBeM ASL games going:

J32 "Panzer Graveyard" with Tom Arnold is entering the end game. He's had some bad luck, and I've had a good defense, but the last turn has been unkind to me, partially thanks to figuring out some wrinkles with WA the hard way. I've got the advantage, as getting to 20 buildings is still hard for him, but I seem to be throwing away that advantage at the moment.

J167 "Hart Attack" is Patch and I's Tuesday game, so hopefully it'll finish up around the end of the month. I've just brought on my Pz IIIs, but forgot that I needed to be worried about 75mm SA, not turrets pointed off in the wrong direction. He calculated earlier that he can't get 7VP without killing some of my tanks, and I may have just given him a free kill.

And I'm just starting A93 "Faugh A' Ballagh!" with Kris2476. I'm going to be teaching finer points of both ASL and VASL use, so... it could go well for me, but I hope it goes well for him (in the enjoyment sense).
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JonMichael Rasmus
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Falling Stars for March

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Advanced Squad Leader and 1989: Dawn of Freedom both retreated one.
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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Soft Reserve: $64

BIN: $75

Condition: Very Good

Condition Notes: First edition rules
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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Leif Erichsen
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Advance Squad Leader
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Version: 1st Edition
condition: very good

+Sweetener ASL Module 1: Beyond Valor
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Version: 1st Edition
condition: good, counters are mostly still unpunched, the 4 dice are replaced, box has visible selfwear




further pictures of the components are on my personal gallery[geekurl=https://boardgamegeek.com/images/user/534242][/geekurl]

Will pay the first 10€ of shipping, so rest has to be paid by reciever, but no more then 6€
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Bob Pony
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Another six bucks at a flea.
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1941-09-19, Ukraine (USSR)
Vyazivok
German vs Russian

German: Rifle Company 1, General Göring Rifle Battalion
Russian: Bryamsk Army Group

S32 Göring's men
Operations #53

2011-03-07 lost as German. AAR: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/628709/aar-of-s32-gorings-me...

 
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Martí Cabré

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1941-12-02, Russia (USSR)
Burzevo
Russian vs German

Russian: Elements of the 20th Tank Brigade
German: Reinforced Elements of Bataillon III, Infanterie Regiment 478
EC: Night, Extreme Winter, Ground Snow, Wet, no wind.

R Burzevo
The General #28-3



2017-02-23: won as German vs Eoin

 
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Martí Cabré

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1941-12-19, Hong Kong (British Empire)
Mount Butler, Hong Kong Island
Japanese vs Canadian

Japanese: 3rd Battalion, 230th Infantry Regiment
Canadian: A Company, Winnipeg Grenadiers

MLR1 Hana-Saku
Maple Leaf Route #1

2011-11-06: FTF lost as Japanese vs Raül. AAR: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/721193/fanatic-barcelona-201...

 
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1941-12-29, Russia (URSS)
Staritsa
Russian vs German

Russian: Siberians of the 31st Soviet Army
German: Elements of Infanterie Regiment 18, Infanterie Division 26
EC: Snow, Deep Snow, Extreme Winter, no wind.

T6 The dead of winter
The General #27.2



2016-11-02: Live VASSAL won as German vs Nicolas.


 
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Various small ASL expansions.

BGG auction.

2/1 ASL Journal #11 BGG auction
2/1 Schwerpunkt: Volume 19 BGG auction

The Schwerpunkt is just a set of expansion scenarios. I've been reading the journal and it's got a good article on strategy for Valor of the Guards: ASL Historical Module Number 7. You can learn a lot in ASL by reading the articles.

As an aside I've been listening recently to the podcast 'the2halfsquads' which is focused exclusively on ASL and is very enjoyable.


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Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
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Yeah, it's not bonkers -- there are LOTS of WWII games, plenty of them WAY more bonkers than ASL.

ASL is a straight-faced, right-down-the-pipe tactical WWII game with totally normal wargame stuff, like dice, morale, tanks and machine guns.

Except for the rule book.

It can't be described, and even thumbing through the pages will only hint at the dark horrors within. To truly understand the scope of the bonkers, you must start at page one and attempt to make your way to the end. The ASL rule book is incredibly, antiseptically well-written. It just never ends.

A poorly-written 80-page pamphlet for Europa Universalis? Don't make me laugh. At page 80, ASL has introduced the basic concepts and is moving onto a new chapter in which it will, for the first time, introduce the main rules for terrain, and you are not even approaching the halfway point. If you read this brief excerpt, please remember that SMOKE is different than smoke, though both SMOKE and smoke can be created from the same phenomena: https://www.scribd.com/document/124005227/ASL-Rule-book#

Some complex games have introductory rules. Some games are so complex that the introductory set is a separate product. ASL has THREE distinct introductory sets that, to some degree, build on one-another, and some of them have expansions. In case it isn't clear: THERE ARE EXPANSIONS FOR THE INTRODUCTORY SETS.

The rules to Advanced Squad Leader are the closest thing the world has to an actual Lovecraftian cursed tome. Most people will find it impenetrable, but the few who endure will certainly find its phantasmal tentacles sliding into their brains, changing the very way they think and perceive the world.

In an attempt to create an unflinchingly grounded set of rules, the creators of ASL have made the most bonkers game ever. Like biblical-level Lot-and-his-daughters kind of bonkers.
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