Manilianus' New Year's Resolution ASL Thread

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So I've returned to the game, and started to buy, re-buy and expand my collection - at least a product each month. Other than that I'll post here questions about what module to buy, which one made which one obsolete, how to laminate, where to buy counter clipper and so forth.

Starting off with a big bang, I've received Decision at Elst and ordered ASL mug, and ASL SK #4 PTO with Expansion Packs #1 (2nd ed.) and #2. Still waiting for last three to come and praying that they weren't lost during the shipping, I have couple of questions for you, veterans:

  1. Does SK EP #1 2nd ed. make Beyond the Beaches obsolete (therefore can I sell/give away that one)?
  2. I've heard very good opinions about Oregon corner cutter, but I have no clue where to buy it in EU with shipping to Poland. Could someone buy some for me and send it to the Old Country?
  3. I'm having the same problems with Krylon Clear 1311 Matte Finish, my last can is long time empty and gone. I was using two light coats on each side, approximately 15 minutes between each coat and then let it dry for the rest of the day. Is it ok?
  4. What is the recommend thickness for plexiglass to put it on a map?
That's all for now, at the end of the month I'm going to buy me some Deluxe ASL Redux. Am I correct to assume that this one makes Streets of Fire and Hedgerow Hell obsolete and I don't have to search for them at eBay?

I'm so excited that I'm back to the hobby, you have no idea!
 

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So I've returned to the game, and started to buy, re-buy and expand my collection - at least a product each month. Other than that I'll post here questions about what module to buy, which one made which one obsolete, how to laminate, where to buy counter clipper and so forth.

Starting off with a big bang, I've received Decision at Elst and ordered ASL mug, and ASL SK #4 PTO with Expansion Packs #1 (2nd ed.) and #2. Still waiting for last three to come and praying that they weren't lost during the shipping, I have couple of questions for you, veterans:

  1. Does SK EP #1 2nd ed. make Beyond the Beaches obsolete (therefore can I sell/give away that one)?
  2. I've heard very good opinions about Oregon corner cutter, but I have no clue where to buy it in EU with shipping to Poland. Could someone buy some for me and send it to the Old Country?
  3. I'm having the same problems with Krylon Clear 1311 Matte Finish, my last can is long time empty and gone. I was using two light coats on each side, approximately 15 minutes between each coat and then let it dry for the rest of the day. Is it ok?
  4. What is the recommend thickness for plexiglass to put it on a map?
That's all for now, at the end of the month I'm going to buy me some Deluxe ASL Redux. Am I correct to assume that this one makes Streets of Fire and Hedgerow Hell obsolete and I don't have to search for them at eBay?

I'm so excited that I'm back to the hobby, you have no idea!
Warp factor 9 Scotty
 

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I've heard very good opinions about Oregon corner cutter, but I have no clue where to buy it in EU with shipping to Poland. Could someone buy some for me and send it to the Old Country?
There are various versions of the Oregon Counter Clipper.

I recommend the Deluxe Version with 2mm.

I know that there is a place in France, i.e. within the EU where you can buy it. That way, you won't have any fuss with customs and have better protection if anything is amiss.

For a certain time there were reports of some inner part of the handle breaking after a couple of thousand counters clipped. Others of the same type seem to work forever without issue. I one that broke after ca. 5000 counters and got a replacement for it which worked fine for the rest of my kit (appox. another 20.000 counters) without issue.

Here are some links (about 3 years old) that give you more info. I think the French store is not among them, though:
Note that the links are kind of mashed - copy/pasting them in here has made several links out of one. But it will be enough to get you going.

Counter Clipping:

Links Tools:

http://www.oregonlam.com/Paper_Finishing_Tools_Corner_Rounders_Badge_Slot_Punches_Trimmers_Cutters_Round_eyelets.html

The follwing one is the correct one!
Oregon Laminations 2mm Deluxe Corner Rounder (C006)– Demo


Links Threads:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/822240/oregon-laminations-2mm-clippers/page/1

Links 'Where to Buy':

https://www.amazon.com/Radius-Corner-Rounder-Cutter-Heavy/dp/B0048IVWTI?tag=article-boardgamegeek-20

(3mm)

https://www.amazon.com/Radius-Corner-Rounder-Cutter-Heavy/dp/B008CG7D1S?tag=article-boardgamegeek-20

(2mm)


http://www.oregonlam.com/

http://www.oregonlam.com/Paper_Finishing_Tools_Corner_Rounders_Badge_Slot_Punches_Trimmers_Cutters_Round_eyelets.html



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If you are planning to (re-)do your storage solution with RAACO, this one here might be for you.

Note, that it does not include the Korea Module nor the Vichy-/Free-French from the new French module. But it can serve as a basis if ever there is one.

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I'm so excited that I'm back to the hobby, you have no idea!
Welcome back to the forum, as well, I've missed your commentary. Elst is a fun little product, I enjoyed my CG playthrough with my regular opponent. We used full ASL rules for it, and seemed to work well.
 

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Thank you all for you replies and hope more to come! Another quickie - is there a new edition of ASL SK #2? On the MMP site it simply states that it's SK 2 and that's all, whereas at BGG they say that this module has two editions (don't know if I'll have to replace my old one, or is it just a mere reprint).
 

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Thank you all for you replies and hope more to come! Another quickie - is there a new edition of ASL SK #2? On the MMP site it simply states that it's SK 2 and that's all, whereas at BGG they say that this module has two editions (don't know if I'll have to replace my old one, or is it just a mere reprint).
I believe it's just a reprint, it may have some errata corrected.

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I think so, too - SK #1 25th Ann. Ed. has stated on the cover that it has updated rules and every other module is also mentioned at the official site as first/second/etc. edition, so I guess it's just reprint without incorporated errata. But better to ask. ;)
 

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Thank you all for you replies and hope more to come! Another quickie - is there a new edition of ASL SK #2? On the MMP site it simply states that it's SK 2 and that's all, whereas at BGG they say that this module has two editions (don't know if I'll have to replace my old one, or is it just a mere reprint).
IIRC, there was one counter changed in the 2016 (2018?) re-print. A "First Fire" counter became a German 5-4-8 or something like that.
 

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Ok, so it'll take longer than I thought. As of this moment the plan is:

February - ASL SK 2 & 3, ASLRB, Beyond Valor.
March - Deluxe ASL, Armies of Oblivion.
April - Croix de Guerre.
May - For King and Country.
June - Forgotten War.
July - Red Factories.
August - Hatten in Flames.

In the meantime waiting for preorders.
 
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So, ASL SK #2, ASLRB and Beyond Valor ordered today, ASL SK #3 about a week ago! And waiting, I'm still waiting for my end of January order to come - hopefully it'll not be lost during shipment, I know though that overseas orders from US can go quite a while. I'll start to worry in about a month.
 

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Well, I already have a driver's licence, but since I haven't used it in about 23 years, I'd certainly go for Croix de Guerre. YMMV though.
 
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