I received my ASLSK #2 in the mail yesterday and was a little disturbed to find that there was no rule book. I sent an email to MMP but no response so far.
Wow, first time I've heard of this happening! Sorry it happened - nothing worse than getting a new toy and not being able to put it to use right away.
I've had good customer service experiences from MMP in the past, but know they occasionally have communication issues. Email is susceptible to either getting filtered as junk or not arriving correctly, and sometimes the small company gets backed up and simply can't respond as quickly as we all would like. If you are patient and persistent they will definitely make things right though!
Two possible suggestions if you want quicker response: (1) Post in the MMP forum at ConSimWorld which is active and watched regularly. You will usually get an answer within a day. (2) Call them directly. Not the cheapest option if you are paying long distance, but it's sure to get the quickest possible result.
Another thing: there are counters in 2 different shades of the brown/tan color. Are they both British or is the darker shade for a different nation that is not marked on the counter sheet? Thanks.
Do you mean the 5 dark brown counters? They are Soviet counters that can be used if you also own one of the other Starter Kits. I think there are a couple of scenarios published outside the Starter Kits that use of them.
When your rulebook arrives, the Nationality Chart on the back cover of will confirm this.