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Hayes Wauford Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

I ran this ASL scenario in 20mm on Saturday at Atomic Empire in Durham, NC as part of the Triangle Simulation Society's Cauldron 2019 Game Day. The forces were almost as published. The map was resticted by terrain on hand and table size. I do not strive for a perfect recreation of ASL in miniature but rather a fun interpretation of a boardgame I love for miniature gamers.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 12:54 p.m. PST

What a great looking game! What do you use for hexes?

Dave Jackson10 Jun 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

Are those ghq terrain maker hexes or is that a different scale.

BattlerBritain10 Jun 2019 1:11 p.m. PST

Nice! thumbs up

repaint10 Jun 2019 1:15 p.m. PST

that's fantastic!

What scenario was it?

How long did the set up of the scenery took?

How many turns and how long was it?

Probably the best table I have seen in a long time.

3rd5ODeuce Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 2:08 p.m. PST

Outstanding! Thank you for sharing. John Hill loved seeing Squad Leader played as a miniatures game.

FlyXwire10 Jun 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Good stuff, and I'll bet any designer would love to see their game system played on such a beautiful table.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 7:14 p.m. PST

Great looking game.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 8:38 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 1:51 a.m. PST

Squad Leader was originally a set of miniatures rules but Avalon Hill had John turn it into a board game.

Mkultra9911 Jun 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

damn thats cool

Hayes Wauford Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Thanks a lot for all of the kind replies!

Yes- 4" GHQ Terrain Maker hexes. The hills and some other pieces are cut out of blue board and the hex grid scored in with hot knife after they are shaped.

The game took 45 minutes to set up once I got to the store. Only 15 minutes to take down thanks to helpers!

The scenario was AP35 A Lesson for Lehr from the Action Pack on Normandy (5?). We played 4.5 turns in just under 3 hours. The scenario is 7.5 turns but this gave us good resolution and gave the next game plenty of time to set up.

I want to make some more boards and possibly do 5" hexes which work better with 20mm buildings. 4" is perfect for 15mm in case anyone out there is interested.

Thank you again!

trenchfoot13 Jun 2019 10:18 a.m. PST

That is one beautiful table. I loved Squad Leader when I was younger. Hows about Hill 621 next? Long arms needed for that one.

Hayes Wauford Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

Thanks Trenchfoot! Ha yes that's the only limitation – table size!

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