Welcome to the fold, mate!Hi everyone. I am just getting into ASL and found this spot. I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning more about the game.
I think I am like most guys here. I am not really new--my wargaming "career" goes back to 1976 when my Dad brought home Avalon Hill's Midway. I really was too young to play with the grownups, but I snatched it up, and it became mine and started a love affair that lasts to this day--off and on, of course.
I bought Squad Leader about 1981, but I was a big tank person, so Panzer Leader was really my game. I also bought COI, which was better on tanks, and COD, and GI: Anvil about the time SL was phased out. But as I thought an expensive system revamp was a rip off, so I passed on ASL until a friend of my brother's brought over Kampgruppe Peiper I, which sparked my interest in ASL.
I played some in the late 90's (but not a lot) and up until a few years ago, when life circumstances put ASL on the backburner. At this stage I am not yet back to playing, and my interests there lie more in family and few friends--I don't live near any clubs, and don't have the time to participate in tournaments, which are all pretty far from where I live. Still, I used to participate in the old list, and it'll be fun chatting with guys about ASL.
My favorite games are HASL campaigns. My main ASL superpower is spending a ton of money on aproducts, opening and looking over its components, reading through the scenarios, and never playing it. I've got my copies of Hatten and Red Factories (couldn't just get Red October--absolutely had to have the campaign game linking it with Red Barricades), preordered Manila and Rising Sun, and managed to, believe it or not, snag a shrink wrap of Haakaa Pallee for under $150.00 and an unpunched Starter Kit 3 for $42.00. (They are out there, if you look hard enough.)
For now what I am most interested in is using the Starter Kits as a way to refresh and enhance my understanding of the rules--I've already caught a bunch of things I didn't realize when I was actually playing ASL. So there it is.
Sorry, I wasn't around at the time.The level of heat is very mild compared with the 2003-2008 period.
Oh, I was around on the old list during that time.The level of heat is very mild compared with the 2003-2008 period.
If you're feeling nostalgic for the flame wars and other non relevance the old Mila 18 thread is always available.Oh, I was around on the old list during that time.
I have already noticed a few names that were pretty much heroes equipped with flame throwers. It was fun.
Of course, people mellow with age--or not!
If really in need of some excited debate one can always bring up the IFT vs IIFT or Precision Dice debates (never changes any minds but interesting stats).If you're feeling nostalgic for the flame wars and other non relevance the old Mila 18 thread is always available.