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Discussion in 'Advanced Squad Leader' started by O.M.A., Apr 2, 2014.

  1. O.M.A.

    O.M.A. Active Member

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    I'm thinking of trying out the Starter Kit. I know Otto plays the game, anyone else here an ASL wargamer. Anyone recommend any other good face to face WW2 wargames more complex than Risk?
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    No one that I know of plays ASL here. Would love to have an active ASL sub-forum though. PM me if you want to grab a game, I probably can't play with you, but I know of a few ASL meetups in the area.
     
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    Used to play both SL and ASL but my current gaming group will not touch anything with less than 50 counters per side.
     
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    Isn't 50 counters a side normal in ASL? I've seen games with hundreds. Do you play tactical or strategic level stuff?
     
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    Usually strategic or operational, last game was Great War in Europe (all 3 maps), most ASL scenarios are well below the 50 counters mark, 15 to 20 squads and a handful of special weapons and vehicles, the HASL campaigns looked fun but I really could not invest that much effort into a game where you are a something like a real company (battalion in HASL) commander during setup and an all seeing never disobeyed or misunderstood superbeing after the first die roll.

    My criteria for historical gaming is that complexity should be aligned with simulation accuracy, good examples of are axis and allies or roads to Moscow at the simple end, Turing Point Stralingrad at intermediate and monsters like the original Europa or the OCS series. ASL simply doesn't fit in there though it can be a lot of fun. BTW nobody who has seen my preferences will be surprised that my all times favourite is Flat Top (IMHO multiplayer umpired Flat Top with random scenarios is as good a role playing simulation as you can get) , too bad my current adversaries are more army oriented,
     
  6. Tanker Eric

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    HEY,
    I play ASL...Found nothing better to simulate the tactical combat in WW2.
    On facebook I have a page for players ...we have a group that meets almost every sunday.


    Tanker Eric
    ASL:The Southwest Outpost.
    Check out our Facebook page!
     
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    If you get a chance you might want to check out one or more of the games in the "Conflict of Heroes" series.
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Eric! How goes it my man. Any ASL war stories to share?
     
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    Howdy-

    Any ASL players on the northside of Chicago? If so email me at stalingrad838@yahoo.com and we can schedule a game.

    Scott
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Cheers Scott, great to see you here as well. Not as many ASLers as I'd like, but isn't that always the case?
     

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