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    Duplicated Action Pack Maps?

    Ah, now it makes sense. Thank you.
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    Duplicated Action Pack Maps?

    I was perusing the list of ASL maps here: http://advancedsquadleader.net/index.php?title=Category:Boards and I noticed that with the action pack maps, many seem to be duplicates of each other e.g. 5a, 5b. Just wondering what the idea behind that is?
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    Today in ASL I ... (Day to day ASL doings)

    Played "The Guards Counterattack" solo with the Basic Infantry Rules from Jim Stahler's Programmed Instruction guide to ASL (e.g. no building levels, area fire, HOB, etc). The screenshot shows the situation at the end. Real knife-edge stuff, just as I remember it from many years ago. The...
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    Shrubbery Rules Anyone?

    Are African swallows or European swallows allowed in the shrubbery?
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    Today in ASL I ... (Day to day ASL doings)

    Started learning the rules, using Jim Stahler's programmed instruction method.
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    Board 24 LOS?

    I wan't sure if it was a rules problem or a VASL problem, but your explanation makes sense so I think it's a VASL problem. Mystery solved.
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    Board 24 LOS?

    I'm working my way through the Squad Leader Training Manual, and at the end of the LOS section there is an exercise on Board 24, looking from the 2nd Level of V3 along the U4-I10 hex grain. According to the course text the visible hexes are S5 (first Level), 07, N7, L8 and I10, but it looks to...
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    How did you get your start into War games?

    Bruce Quarrie general wargaming rules (can't remember the title) led to Bruce Quarrie's Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature...led to Wargames Research Group 1685 to 1845...led to AH Russian Front (actually spotted it by chance without ever hearing of AH)...led to Squad Leader (also spotted by...
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    "Doom"? Seriously?
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    You can't really compare the two. Steel Panthers has a similar range of timeframe, locations and functionality to ASL, and is topdown-only, UGOIGO and hex-based. Combat Mission is limited in timeframe (Sicily/Italy, Normandy, Market Garden, Bulge, Operation Bagration), and is 3D. Apart from...
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    Nice work. I like how you've made use of the original game counters. It's nice to see the original maps in use too (the NBIV map format isn't nearly as easy to read), although they might look clearer without the deployment information. I was able to clean up the deployment information from a few...
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    That sounds fine. With the brigade as manoeuvre element, you don't need great detail in the maps. AH themselves didn't provide that much detail in their maps either. Do did you adapt for use with hexes? Is your scale 1 hex = 1 inch? Please post screenshots when you can and let me know as soon as...
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    I'm very interested! I was looking at how it might be done in Vassal, but I've no experience with creating modules. I don't have space for miniatures either (ditto time, skill and money), so I play using the HPS/JTS Napoleonic Battles games scenario editor as a kind of virtual tabletop, with one...
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    ASL and the StG-44

    Interesting. I was thinking something similar if the output from the rest of the squad really was so negligible, but I was thinking muskets instead of pitchforks. :)
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    ASL and the StG-44

    I've always assumed that, although the squad may have been built around the MG, it doesn't mean that the rest of the squad was sitting around thumb-twiddling while the MG was firing. In a fire-and-maneouvre scenario, the manoeuvre element will be firing something, and the StG would put out more...
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