Thank you for your review and kind words.
I think the elapse of time allowed me access to more research, but you certainly laid the foundation all those years ago.
Of course a different publishing platform in LFT also allowed the USMC fire team concept to get its full and rightful due. I also tried within the KWASL design team at all stages to get the fire team concept placed on the main page of the rules, and was, like you, denied (inter-service rivalry?...there were 2 Air Force, 2 Army (one a Ranger) and a civilian on the design team...guess who was the civilian???), the best I could achieve was the optional rule footnote which is in FW, but that still was not as I had intended it, but is close, but not perfect. FFS has the fire team rules as I had intended, and I would say in the best form. Furthermore, part of that design concept credit goes to Robert Hammond, who like you Steve served in the USMC as a sergeant. So you Marines have fought your fight to get it right, and I as a civilian have done my best to follow through for the Corps (both here and elsewhere, some of you are aware of that).
Design was only part of the effort to bring this product to light. Play testers, proofers, map makers, VASL-elves, and a host of in the field research experts helped me on this project (please see the Special Credits section folks). They deserve your kudos too.
Also credit goes out to another Marine Corps...the French Marine Corps and to Captain Xavier Vitry in command of "Le Franc Tireur" for his willingness to support my effort and research by actually publishing it. But then again he had already backed an even more interesting foray into ASL "Operation Chariot," which as it happens Steve Swann also had a part in. I think the ASL community at large should be grateful for such support that LFT has demonstrated for the wider scope that ASL can offer. So kudos to Captain X as well!