In response to repeated requests over on BoardGameGeek, I’ve been working on a series of tutorial articles to assist ASLSK players in learning. Absent, however, was anything approaching a tutorial, or a guide to It may have been sired by ASL, but ASLSK owes its parent no allegiance. ASLSK Tutorial – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.

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Thanks for everyone’s patience. This, and the following posts in this series, are an attempt to shed some light on what has become an offshoot of the ASL tree. On the aslek day, trainees were treated to a forced march across several boards, traversing along the way much of the terrain found in Chapter B of the ASLRB. Programmed instruction made all the difference.

Cross of Iron Are they right to think that ASLSK has become a separate book rather than a new chapter in the growth of the hobby?

Ignoring the rules for concealment was more controversial. Having played ASL for decades, a lot of rules become second nature. One of the main things that confused me is the name “Attacking Player.


AH takes the wargaming market on faith. Whether I’ll have similar success in explaining the armor rules remains to be seen. The playing pieces are standard ASL counters. In my view, this is an improvement over the more abstract rule that Squad Leader initially employed. Most Squad Asosk components were consigned to the trash. At that point, I simply flip over both counters.

An ASLSK Tutorial by Jay Richardson : advancedsquadleader

My second reservation is that a similar relearning process will invariably occur when a beginner transitions to ASL. It took the form of an imaginary, military-training syllabus—some 30 pages long—replete with a cartoon-character, American Drill Sergeant. Rules were divided into colour-coded chapters complete with colour chapter dividers that doubled as player aids. But none of these terms is listed.


But it’s a wonderful journey at any rate. It introduces rules and game concepts in the same order that a player might encounter alssk in the course of play.

It was the late 70s, and the vivid black-and-orange Squad Leader box was a welcome axlsk to the grey world of our cathode ray tube. Thanks again for the read. We advise you to play it at least once before advancing to the more complicated and realistic scenarios which follow. GeekGold Bonus for All Rutorial at year’s end: However, the tiny assk ASL standards rule booklet included with the first Starter Kit is not without its problems.

However, after getting no joy from Subsection 4. Board v would appear again in Starter Kit 3 a year later.

I wonder why MMP doesn’t have something like this available? See Part 7 of this series for an explanation. Things like an index I imagine would help the grognard help the newb. The attention to detail was phenomenal.

Still, it is easy to see why concealment did not make the cut. The Training Manual included with Paratrooper only addresses the salient points of the first two chapters. Learning let alone mastering the game was a daunting proposition for a 14 year old.

The ASLSK Tutorial Project

For instance, inMMP released a third edition of Beyond Valor that contained six more boards than the previous addition, along with 14 extra scenarios that could now be played using only the contents of this base module and the ASLRB2. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your tutoiral before proceeding.


In some ways it is easier, but in other so much more difficult. Later Kits include one or two scenarios featuring only Infantry and SW. However, these citations are of questionable value due to how the rules are organized.

Resources Latest reviews Search resources. Heaps of interruptions due to family commitments, but should have it published before the weekend. Depending upon your perspective, we have Ken Dunn to thank or blame for the Starter Kit series. Before you come to any hasty conclusions, I encourage you to asslsk the remainder of my impressions, beginning with gutorial next post in this eight-part series on ASLSK.

The see the frustration on the new faces of folks trying to read the rules. Therefore, until training exercises for ordnance appeared more than a decade later, beginners were left to decipher Chapter C on their own.

When the sequel appeared a year later, my friends and I dove right in. We all really appreciate your time and dedication for teaching us about ASL. Back in the day, the most advanced technological device in my house was a inch, black-and-white television. However, to play any scenario in this module also requires a player to grasp a good deal of Chapter C, which runs to over 20 pages.

But an inexpensive introduction to ASL it was not. In fact, there are so many minor differences between the rule sets that keeping track of them during play can be tedious.