- Feb 6, 2004
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- Calgary, AB
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New Solitaire for ASL by the guys doing the Vietnam ASL modules.
Are you a stout-hearted Advanced Squad Leader lover and encounter difficulty in finding another human player to share the fun? That is a common dilemma and one that causes some folks to look admiringly at their collection of Squad Leader and Advanced Squad Leader and yet rarely, if ever, play them.
There are some solitaire modules out there but they are largely out of print and expensive to purchase. The ones that I have seen seem so complicated that is hardly worth the effort. Even more frustrating, only certain scenarios can be used with these systems of solitaire play.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with my own personal system to facilitate the playing of SL/ASL and still encounter the unexpected. It’s rather boring to know everything the other guy is going to do when YOU are the other guy.
Let’s add a little flavor to that situation with this simple system of solitaire. Is it worth the time? I think so.
One of the nice things about this system is that one does not just have to play certain scenarios that are specifically designed for solitaire play. Now you can tackle any of them using this method of play.
Another aspect of this system is the unexpected. Just because you want a unit to do a certain thing is no guarantee that it will do it. Just as in real battle, where uncertainty is the name of the game, this method of play always leaves you a little apprehensive as to what you or the “other side” just might do or not do.
This is just what it says it is…a simple solitaire system that can be used for ANY Squad Leader or ASL scenario.
Here’s what you get:
1 Cover Sheet
54 mounted, laminated and razor cut counters:
51 Random Event Markers
2 Storm Markers
1 Fighter-Bomber Marker
16 Random Event Cards
32 Fire-Move Cards
1 Page of Rules (printed on both sides)
All components are stored in a zip-locked plastic bag.