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Ruben Rigillo
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Last saturday I had the pleasure to play my FIRST full ASL scenario (well...actually just two turns)!!!
Till then I had just few solo ASLSK games and two FtF ASLSK scenario 1.
I owe a lot of ASL stuff but I never had the courage to step in it.
A long times ago friend
Marco L
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, one of the more expert italian ASLers, proposed me a LEARNING game.
I can't resist and he picked J20 The Guns of Naro....Ordnance, Veiclhes.....ok...let's try!
I was the Italians and he picked the Americans.
I took a picture of the game but it is so poor quality.
Anyway I burned down all the jeeps and the truck on the first turn but the american reinforcements in the second soon conquered my south position.
Midnight and my car was about to change in a pumpkin! I had to give up.
But the point is that.....
We can do it!
ASL is absolutely affordable!
Of course verry very much easier if you can find a teacher.
And I found a very good one (Marco is a kind of guy who if he didn't bring enough counters for a type of AFV can easily play substituting another and pretend it is the right one....a thing not easy for me but......zombie.)

I think the point is not to know the rules deeply but to know where to find the rule you need at the right time.
The hardest thing for newbies is not to know all the rules (also because if you reach this goal you're not a newbie anymore!) but to know exactly the potential of their guys on the battlefield.
Who can throw smoke? When? What can my gun do on that AFV? Etc.
This will arrive after games and games and it is better to start soon.
First games will be hard, but, I assure you, not SO hard.
Whoever would try it and have not yet, should do it!
Yesterday, still thinking about the game, I go again through the ASLSK rules and it helped me a lot to understand what happened an what could have happened.
I set down Clash at Borisokva and moved the AFV for some turns.
Questions arised (and I'll post them in the right forum) but
WE CAN DO IT!!!
...and it's so fun!!!

Looking forward to my next games and games and games.....

Happy new year everybody!

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Eoin Corrigan
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Qwirz wrote:

I think the point is not to know the rules deeply but to know where to find the rule you need at the right time.


Great point. A skill is familiarity with the rulebook so that it's reasonably easy to locate the relevant rule.

And congratulations on making the jump up to full ASL!
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Fred J
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Congratulation as well! The initial jump into full ASL is quite challenging...but it is so worth it!
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