First thing. What I hope to get out of this blog is to possibly fix some of the little nagging things I do when I play Squad Leader that continue to cost me. I'm not obsessed with winning, (I would definitely like to win more though) but I would like to at least … Continue reading Three ASL Things.
With Victory Game's Vietnam: 1965-75 put on the back burner for a bit, Mike and I have turned our attention to a different earlier conflict in Vietnam: Dien Bien Phu. Any of us who like history know the story of General Giap's Vietminh manhandling artillery into the mountains surrounding the valley in which the … Continue reading Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble. Pt 1
So I left ASL for a while. My computer had issues, I was getting my butt kicked regularly by Mike (much better at games than I) and I just wasn't feeling it. After my last trip to Texas for the Tournament in Round Rock in June, I was getting amped up to play Squad Leader … Continue reading My second try at a blog
Well, I love ASL because of all the cool stuff you can re-create. Armored clashes, infantry scuffles, the entire battle of Stalingrad, crossing rivers on boats, gliders and ........... Paradrops. Pierce Mason is a man on a mission. He's got like 500 games all going on at the same time and wants to play … Continue reading TAC 1 Dropping off at Maleme?
I have owned Berlin: Red Vengeance almost as long as I have been playing ASL. After collecting all the needed core modules and such, B:RV was the first non official ASL product I ever bought. One of my first PBEM (not VASL) games was B:RV 2 Run For Your Lives against Xavier Vitry many … Continue reading Berlin: Red Vengeance 1 Tactical Doctrine
Mike and I have decided to suspend our playing of Victory Games' Vietnam 1965-1975. The reasons are pretty basic. When playing the campaign, this game can take upwards of 120 hours to complete, so you better not gack the beginning. Looking at where we were and what had transpired so far, we determined that Mike's … Continue reading Vietnam 1965-1975 Reboot
Jim Thompson and I played J179 Resignation Supermen over VASL PBEM. It was short, fast and brutal to my German troopers. Set on board 51, this is 6 turns in 1945. The end of the war is nigh and a mixed bag of Germans are trying to occupy three of four factories or making … Continue reading J179 Resignation Supermen