Game 1: AP 131 "Crickets In Spring" vs Derek Ritter. My Germans lost. Unloaded the halftracks way too early and reloaded them way too late. Failure to grok the necessary German timing on this one. ASLOK Lesson #1, never play the only full-ASL vendor yet to arrive. With a mountain of cool s**t, your game will undergo constant interruptions. I did not consider it too bothersome though, but still felt bad when I interrupted two of his later games to buy dice myself. Game 2: BAA 7 "Tip Of The Spear" vs Brian Martuzas. [Big Game Hunter Mini] Our 16-hour marathon playing of this big boy was perhaps my best pure gaming experience of ASLOK. There was a Mild Breeze at start and the wind changed direction 4 times on the first 4 turns! With over a dozen burning wrecks onboard, it was quite impressive.....until the final turn when Gusts took away all of the trailing Dispersed markers. We knew it was close towards the end, but not just how close and agreed to play it out and do the "math exam" at the end. Two final CCs, 2:1 and 1:1(-1), in which he completely wiped out my CC forces to regain Control of two buildings. We did the math and realized that had he not gotten complete wipe-outs in both buildings, I would have won by holding him to 49VP. He needed 50 or more, and got 52. A very well-balanced giant. Game 3: FrF 89 "Red Tears Shed On Grey" vs Mark Pitcavage. Mark's Romanians mauled my Russians. I should have set up further back than I did. Lesson learned against a good player and real nice guy. Game 4: AP 106 "Helluva Patrol Leader" vs Andy Rogers. My Americans mauled his Germans pretty good and I had him on the ropes in the last turn, but he noticed one small thing I didn't and that is what separates the good players from the decent ones. At the time he was 4-0 (World Cup) and I almost had my first win against a very good player. The laughs we had along the way were just as memorable as the game itself. Game 5: A68 "Acts Of Defiance" vs Jonathan Kay [Godzilla Mini] My Germans were so close to victory I could taste it, but a good, methodical player like Kay wouldn't let that happen. I had him down to a full squad and HS occupying the first and ground levels of the same rowhouse hex respectively. In my final 1/2 turn I conceded, seeing no way to win. He told me a day or so later that he realized his Russians had the final 1/2 turn and I was likely precipitous in concession. DOH! Game 6: Cii 2 "Drive The Canadians On Hard" vs Jeff Wasserman. Almost pulled out a Canadian victory (against another good Canadian player), but left one unseen route for him to get back ADJ to the VC-road. A very sardonic opponent whose hilariously wry sense of humor made the loss bearable. Game 7: TBBA #3 "First Trial-By-Fire" vs Tom Cvetonich (sorry for butchering your last name!). His Italians got the needed EVP and then some. One of my favorite matchups. A fun guy who likes to play fast and instinctively like myself. Game 8: Map Pad #1 "Time Is Tight" vs Martin Vicca. A surprisingly fun little scenario from Broken Ground's Mouse Pad Pack. I just managed the win in the final CCPh, but he carefully pointed out to me a crucial oversight of mine that would have cost me the game had he gotten the Ambush. Fun game against a very easy-going opponent, and my first win against a good player. Game 9: J179 "Resignation Supermen" vs Andy Hershey. My Amis managed to scrape out a win in the final turn versus another top-shelf player. Once again, a better opponent showed me some tips post-game. One of my favorite match-ups as well. Game 10: AP 107 "Better Fields Of Fire" vs Chris Mazzei. On the final Sunday morning, his Germans successfully defended the Alamo overlay. Not even a rubbled hex by my DC would get him out. I got 3 of the 4 needed hexes, no more, and he had all of the possible 4th hexes on complete lockdown. We then set up ASL 180 "The T-Patchers" but halfway through I began to tire and feel somewhat under the weather, so we scrapped it. I had a couple of other games, both aborted due to time constraints. Besides the general congeniality, I am most thankful to three of my opponents for the tactic-specific advice they gave me post-game. Just a couple of "simple" things that could have turned a close game by me into almost a solid lock, barring all snakes in their dice glass the last 1/2 turn. I enjoyed my first ASLOK immensely, thanking Bret and Bill for the organization and hospitality; and of course Dave for hosting such a great get-together at his place. Also cool to match real people with GameSquad personalities! God willing, I'll be there next year!