Squad Leader vs ASL Starter Kits

sluggo337

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I started playing SL a long time ago and eventually switched to ASL. But I don't have the time to keep up with the extensive rules and haven't played either in years. I'm thinking about jumping back into it and was wondering if I should go back to SQ or get into the ASL Starter Kits. Looking for opinions.
 

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ASL is much different form the old SL. Go with the SKs as they will start you on a bare bones version of ASL from which you can easily transition to the full rules of ASL.

After about three or four SK scenarios, my buddy and I moved to an infantry only full ASL scenario without problem.
 

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ASL is much different form the old SL. Go with the SKs as they will start you on a bare bones version of ASL from which you can easily transition to the full rules of ASL.

After about three or four SK scenarios, my buddy and I moved to an infantry only full ASL scenario without problem.
One problem: he has to play with you :p
 
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In Squad Leader, you play the game.

In ASL, game plays you!


Please ignore the bad Yakov Smirnov impression.

In all seriousness, I would have to agree with Blackcloud, unless of course you already have SL and would have to purchase the SKs. I played pre-ASL for a very long time, and I only recently got the ASL RB, Beyond Valor, etc. It's really not a big adjustment, so long as you go from basic Squad Leader to ASL. By the time you are playing in a Crescendo of Doom or GI: Anvil of Victory environment, you are going to have to "unlearn" a few things that were changed for ASL.
 

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The original Squad Leader and the follow-on gamettes ROCK.

But the Starter Kits do have that Beer & Pretzel thingy that Squad Leader brought ot board gaming.... :clown:
 
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