advanced squad leader

  1. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 11 - Connecting to the Server

    Lesson 11: The final VASL 101 basic course lesson! This is a simple one. You've "mastered" all the basic aspects of VASL, from installing the engine and module, all the way to setting up a scenario. Now it's time to play! This lesson is easy. I show you how to set up and connect to the VASL...
  2. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 10 - Building Your Order of Battle

    Lesson 10: Now that your basic playing area is built out for the example scenario The Eastern Gate, it's time to start pulling counters to represent the order of battle show on the scenario card. In this lesson I show you how to use the newly integrated search function as well as how to navigate...
  3. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 09 - Adding Basic Scenario Info

    Lesson 09: We're close to being able to start playing our first scenario. Next I show you how to add the bare minimum required to play a scenario: turn track, turn markers, phase track, and north indicator. I also show you an example (Decision at Elst setup) of what you will be able to do in an...
  4. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 08 - The LOS Tool

    Lesson 08: I go over how to use the LOS tool, how to set colors to indicate clear, hindered, or blocked LOS, how to turn on verbose mode to display additional LOS information, and the difference between normal LOS checks and Silent LOS checks.
  5. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 07 - Navigating the Menu

    Lesson 07: Navigating the menu. Sorry this lesson ran a little long, but I wanted to show new (and old) users how to navigate around the VASL board. How to use the map insert (especially for large map layouts, the button/counter bar and how to customize it (if you choose), the difference between...
  6. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 05a - Advanced Overlays Extension

    Lesson 05a: Advanced overlays. This lesson is essentially a repeat of placing the overlays on The Eastern Gate scenario, but by using the more visually intuitive VASL overlay extension instead. I show you how to download, configure, and use the overlay extension.
  7. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 05 - Placing Overlays

    Lesson 05: Placing overlays. We continue building on The Eastern Gate scenario example by learning how to download overlays from, and place them correctly on the previously cropped boards from Lesson 04.
  8. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 04 - Cropping Your Boards

    Lesson 04: Cropping your boards. This lesson continues with cropping the boards for the scenario The Eastern Gate to match the scenario card. But after this lesson you should be able to position and crop boards for any scenario you choose to set up in the future.
  9. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 03 - Starting Your First Scenario

    Lesson 03: Starting your first scenario. I've chosen a specific scenario (63 - The Eastern Gate) and will step you through several lessons on how to go from scenario sheet to a complete VASL setup for that scenario.
  10. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 02 - Basic Board Setup

    Lesson 02: Where and how to download, set up, and load your first basic board configuration ... the first part of playing a scenario. This will get you ready to begin the multi-part lesson on how to set up a real example scenario, starting with Lesson 03.
  11. ASLinRealTime

    Lesson 01 - Installation

    Lesson 01: How to download and install everything needed to use VASL (Virtual Advanced Squad Leader). 1) Java - 2) The Vassal Engine - 3) The VASL module - One thing I forgot to mention in my video is how to check if you already have...
  12. ASLinRealTime

    VASL 101 - Introduction

    Hey fellow and future VASLers. I'm in the process of creating a series of videos titled "VASL 101" with which I hope to lure more players into the system who are either sitting on the fence, a bit intimidated by the process, have put it off because they just don't want to take the time to...
  13. sdennis

    Red Factories Table?

    So how many of us have to actually construct a new table to play on an 8 foot map!
  14. von Garvin

    ASL public calendar of upcoming tournaments

    Hi All. After scouring the interwebs, I have completed a public calendar on google that has upcoming ASL tournaments. This is a living document. Please have a look and send me a note if you have or know of a tourney upcoming that isn't listed...
  15. M

    WO - should a newb attend?

    As per the title. I posed this question to another member via PM and he suggested I start a thread after looking over previously posted, similar ones. Oh and I'm not using the term "newb" out of modesty. I guess there are guys who have been playing for a year or more who might call themselves...
  16. 2 Half-Squads

    New The 2 Half-Squads contest announced

    Hey everyone, Call us on our podcast phone line and leave a voicemail completing this sentence. "You know you play too much ASL when......." Leave us a message then email us telling us you did so, and we will enter you into our drawing, giving you the opportunity to win your choice of...
  17. Phlegm

    Today in ASL I ... (Day to day ASL doings)

    There doesn't seem to be a topic to handle daily ASL life. So here's a place to discuss ASL daily living here on Gamesquad. Today I'm finally cutting out the overlays from AoO. Also reorganizing my overlay storage system. Also setting up a playtest of a Japanese attack on a fortified...