1. ScottRomanowski

    Show VASSAL and VASL versions in .vsav or .vlog 3

    If you're like me, you're playing PBEM games with several opponents, and each may be using different versions of VASSAL and VASL. To avoid incompatibility, here is a small Python (version 3) program to display the versions used in a .vsav or .vlog file so you can use the same versions. It is a...
  2. J

    Updated Swedish Volunteers extension

    The current version of the Swedish Volunteers extension has the old ski counters and no Ahkios so I added them. The counter colors should probably be changed to the official colors, but I'm not a good enough artist to do that. What do I need to do to get this added to
  3. ScottRomanowski

    Map La Gleize map with levels marked (vsav) 1

    A .vsav file with the hexsides where the elevation changes marked by dragable perimeter lines. Ten .jpg files each with one level highlighted in purple.
  4. ScottRomanowski

    Map Cheneux map with levels marked (vsav) 1

    A .vsav file with the hexsides where the elevation changes marked by dragable perimeter lines. Six .jpg files each with one level highlighted in white.
  5. ScottRomanowski

    Map Pegasus Bridge map with levels marked (vsav) 2

    A .vsav file with the hexsides where the elevation changes marked by dragable perimeter lines. Four .jpg files each with one level highlighted in purple.
  6. Tycho

    Deluxe-sized hexes and LOS tool

    Hey All, When I pick a regular board (#3 in the screenshot, tested with FB_NW as well) with the oversized hex option the LOS thread shows the wrong hexes and range. Range is consistently multiplied by 3, can't figure out a pattern with the hexes. I'm using VASSAL 3.4.7 and VASL 6.6.1. Anybody...
  7. von Marwitz

    VASL - How to update old VASL files to the current version

    VASL - How to update old VASL files to the current version (A word ahead: This thread describes the process in painstaking detail and is intended to serve as a knowledge base. In practice, the time required to update the scenario described in the example should cost you merely something in...
  8. von Marwitz

    VASL - Questions for/of spectators

    I enjoy watching VASL games from time to time as a spectator for various reasons: You can watch how other people tackle a scenario you have played in the past. It might give you a first impression of a scenario you are interested in playing. Sometimes there are very experienced players involved...
  9. Michael R

    VASL trip flare counter

    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...
  10. Neal

    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...
  11. Neal

    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...
  12. Neal

    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...
  13. Neal

    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.
  14. Neal

    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...
  15. Neal

    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.
  16. Neal

    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.
  17. Neal

    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.
  18. Neal

    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.
  19. Neal

    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.
  20. Neal

    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...