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Howdy; someone else told me about this place and I figured I could do worse than hang around some fellow ASLers.


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Hello,
I am an intermittent ASL player in Lancashire, have been playing with the stuff (mostly solitaire and a bit with my brother) since about 1980. I attended a couple of the Beserk events in Blackpool a few years back and hope to make Heroes in Blackpool next year.
Have played by mail in the past but never worked up the courage to try VASL
Currently playing SASL with my battered Russian squad and starting off my first RB CG with my brother Andy.
At the rate we play that is going to take the next 2+ years!
 

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Hi Jeff,

There are a lot of players up north. Certainly a lot more than down here in Oxfordshire. You may be able to find some partners.

Welcome to the forum.

Jan.
 

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Howdy; someone else told me about this place and I figured I could do worse than hang around some fellow ASLers.
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That is certainly true. We have some lively discussions about the ol' game here. Its quite a place. Do you play much yourself?
 

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A lot of players are forced to either play ASL on the internet via VASL or play solo. But it is still ASL!
I've already played my first game on VASL. And I don't even have a starterkit or the ASLRB yet! (I lost, by the way.)
 

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Honza said:
Do you play much yourself?
Not much ftf: I try to get in as much VASL as I can, though. Not quite as good as ftf, but pretty close and a lot easier to leave the game 'in progress'.


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Hi All,

I'm new to responding on the forum but I have know about it for a few months. I've been into asl for a long time my father played so as I was growing up I played ( maybe not the right way but...) as well. One of the first games I played was using a coffee can full of squad leader counters with boards 1-4 and making up my own rules was alot of fun back then. I think its the greatest game ever made. I live in connecticut and unfortunatly there arn't too many people in ct that play other then Mr. Pleva who I've never met but have heard about through the bunker up in mass. I've been to a couple bunker bashes including this year which was alot of fun but over an hour away. I also enjoy designing scenarios , which I love. My ultimate goal is to have one of them published. How that would happen I don't know I don't have alot of experience playing ftf but the times I have have been so much fun. Feel free to drop me a line.

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NORM!

(Sorry, couldnt resist...)

Hiya and welcome to the forums! Hope you find the resources you are looking for, and perhaps a few that you weren't. :) Glad you could make it, enjoy!

If you havent you should definitely check into VASL.. It's the next best thing to having FtF opponents. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions or ned any help setting it up...

Cheers!
Sean
 

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thanks for the info. I have vasl on my comp, I can't get it to work properly but when I finally finish unpacking(I just moved) I'll give it another try.
 

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Hi All,

I'm new to responding on the forum but I have know about it for a few months. I've been into asl for a long time my father played so as I was growing up I played ( maybe not the right way but...) as well. One of the first games I played was using a coffee can full of squad leader counters with boards 1-4 and making up my own rules was alot of fun back then. I think its the greatest game ever made. I live in connecticut and unfortunatly there arn't too many people in ct that play other then Mr. Pleva who I've never met but have heard about through the bunker up in mass. I've been to a couple bunker bashes including this year which was alot of fun but over an hour away. I also enjoy designing scenarios , which I love. My ultimate goal is to have one of them published. How that would happen I don't know I don't have alot of experience playing ftf but the times I have have been so much fun. Feel free to drop me a line.

Norm
I *think* Steve Flicker is also from Connecticut... somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

But he is another good ASL player and a nice guy that could possibly be an opponent for you.

JT
 

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I've already played my first game on VASL. And I don't even have a starterkit or the ASLRB yet! (I lost, by the way.)
Sorry for the late-arriving post. Welcome to the nuthouse, I mean, the forums! Lots to see and learn here. There are several ASL players and at least one group in Holland that I know of. You might contact Hennie Van der Salm via email or PM (go to Members and search for his name). He put me in touch with someone so my brother-in-law in Dordrecht could find someone to teach him ASLSK's. BTW - we were in the Netherlands back in March...had a blast, but temps in the 20's and 30's, snow, freezing rain and that wind coming off the North Sea was brutal. Next time, it's in the summer baby!
 

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Hi, I'm David from Manchester, England. I've recently got hooked on the hobby through a friend when he made me play a starter kit 2 scenario at our regular gaming sessions! Having spent the previous year saying I don't like complicated games, so definitely no Advanced Squad Leader, I was surprised to discover I enjoyed it. Since then I've bought SKs 2 and 3, the rulebook, Yanks, Croix de Guerre and AP3, and played scenarios from all of them. I have just played the first two scenarios from Spanish Fury, which I enjoyed. As always with a new obsession I research heavily into it via the internet, and discovered this forum, so I thought I would join. So hello again everybody!
 

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Cheers David.

I bought ASLRB1 a few years ago, but never picked up to play a game. Then I bought SK1, 2, & 3 and have managed to get a few on the table.

Welcome!
 

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Hi, I'm David from Manchester, England. I've recently got hooked on the hobby through a friend when he made me play a starter kit 2 scenario at our regular gaming sessions! Having spent the previous year saying I don't like complicated games, so definitely no Advanced Squad Leader, I was surprised to discover I enjoyed it. Since then I've bought SKs 2 and 3, the rulebook, Yanks, Croix de Guerre and AP3, and played scenarios from all of them. I have just played the first two scenarios from Spanish Fury, which I enjoyed. As always with a new obsession I research heavily into it via the internet, and discovered this forum, so I thought I would join. So hello again everybody!
Welcome David. Sounds like you've been bitten by the ASL bug. Happens to all of us. Have some fun here. These forums can be a great source of info on the game, its rules, tactics and tips. And there is a large community of very friendly people here to support your habit. (However, with every community comes some friction. Don't be turned off by the constant sniping that happens between some of the forum regulars. You'll learn to ignore most of it.)
 

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However, with every community comes some friction. Don't be turned off by the constant sniping that happens between some of the forum regulars. You'll learn to ignore most of it.
Good advice - and as I often am involved in such crossfires, I would say that it remains a marginal phenomenon... and only a handfull of guys here do indulge in such duels.
FYI, there is a "sticky" thread which lists some of the "flamewar" topics, which can generate some heated debates (or degenerate into them :D).
Note, too, that 99% of the bad stuff happens in the general ASL forum.
If you visit the Rules, SK, SASL, etc. subforums, things are fine.

You will also notice a lot of funny thread hijacking, socializing posts, etc.
This forum has a "community" feel : it does not just keep to "technical" and "informative" topics...

So, David, welcome over here.
Take a seat, stretch your legs, have a drink and let's chat...
and I hope you will find all the gaming resources you need.

Just a final advice : in the Rules forum, try for a Search about the questions you want to ask before opening a new thread. Many of them already have been adressed.

Cheers

Montagu, aka "the Swiss Moron" (well, not quite true : I am a British citizen too).
 

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Hey folks. I've got a shelf full of games, and a bunch of friends with even more than I have. So a buddy directed me here.

Howdy. :)

-dale
Hy Dale !
Welcome here.
Just an advice : Please burn that Scrabble : it has nothing to do next to all those more noble games.:clown:
 
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