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Red358431 Aug 2017 10:51 p.m. PST

First posting failed!!

I've been having a bit of a summer if boardgaming and this week saw us try out a couple of contrasting WW2 Board games. Drop by and have a look…


YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 3:23 a.m. PST

ASL is so appealing as the king of WW2 tactical combat, but I shiver at the thought of actually playing those rules.

DestoFante01 Sep 2017 3:54 a.m. PST

ASL… blast from the past!
I have fond memories of the original AH SL game… then the "upgrade" to ASL came, and it became unplayable. Definitely a relic from the 1980s, with its absurd acronyms and suffocating rules.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

"Definitely a relic from the 1980s…….". And yet every year at Enfilade a dedicated group of gamers come to play only ASL. I'm not one of them, but to them the game is quite current.

Dynaman878901 Sep 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

ASL is a blast from the past that keeps on blasting. It is still being printed and constantly sells out each time a module is released. Even though I play the game more than any other I do agree that the rules are a bit top heavy.

OH – and unlike some miniatures games the rules from the eighties have not had many changes at all, it is still on it's second version and the changes from the first printing are minor and have more to do with cleaning up some errors than changes. There are people playing with the first edition rules still and they can play against most people with second edition rules, bocage being the major changes in wording.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

Life is too short for ASL.

thosmoss01 Sep 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Get two players, both with a thorough understanding of the rules they're going to need tonight … I've never had a richer wargaming experience. Got a question? It's in the rulebook, somewhere.

Red358401 Sep 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

I enjoyed ASL more than I expected although I suspect the full rules might give me a headache!

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 8:34 p.m. PST

Enjoyed SL a lot. Then a break for several years and started playing ASL and also enjoyed it.

I did find, however, that I no longer seemed able to absorb all the rules anymore, and there were so very, very many.

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