With Bruno and I binging on night scenarios, we had the opportunity to use trip flares in VASL. In one scenario, Bruno had enough trip flares in his OB that he assigned several hexes with greater than one trip flare. He assumed that the placement of the trip flare counter was like placing a...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Lesson 05: Placing overlays. We continue building on The Eastern Gate scenario example by learning how to download overlays from vasl.info, and place them correctly on the previously cropped boards from Lesson 04.
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.
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.
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.
Lesson 01: How to download and install everything needed to use VASL (Virtual Advanced Squad Leader).
1) Java - http://java.com
2) The Vassal Engine - http://vassalengine.org
3) The VASL module - http://vasl.info
One thing I forgot to mention in my video is how to check if you already have...
Hey fellow and future VASLers.
I'm in the process of creating a series of videos titled "VASL101" and "VASL201" 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...
It's the Gif File from Costal Fortress Web Site Archive converted in dbFile for VASL + a CG Save file for loading all map in one time
bd files are stored in board directory
Regards from France
This thread serves as the reference point for all things regarding the VASL Overlay Extension.
Update September 2020: Version 2.03 has gone active.
Version 2.03 adds some SSOs for G16 and AP111.
You can get it here:
(The link above says scenarios but it takes...
So I m in the process of getting ready to bring in a new computer and am in the process of copying over my user folder from my old machine.
I realize that I probably do not need to copy the VASSAL tiles folder as it will get created anew when I install VASSAL on the new machine, but I could not...
I'm an experienced ASL player, but never have played ASL using VASL. I would need some VASL orientation. I have the program running on my Mac, but not sure how to proceed.
Looking for an experienced opponent to play 4-6 hours per week over 2-3 evenings per week Pacific time in the US...
It's been a long time since I've played pbem vasl. This is my first turn as the defender. I finished my opponents log and ended the log file. That's where I'm stuck , where do I find that log file and how do I save it to email my turn? Thanks for the help.