Advanced Squad Leader

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Advanced Squad Leader is a game of tactical combat in WWII. It has been around since 1985, and is one of the most complicated wargames ever produced. Originally published by Avalon Hill, the rights are now owned by Hasbro, and licensed to Multi-Man Publishing.

I can (barely) remember when the original SL came out. However, I never got much chance to play it, and all I knew of the sequel gamettes was what I read in The General and Campaign. It wouldn't be until the mid '90s before I got a chance to get ASL and start playing more than a couple times per decade.

As you can see in my record at the Scenario Archive I still haven't played all that much in the grand scheme of things, and my record is, well, not so good. My semi-local gaming buddy Patch is a large part of what keeps my hand in, as between my propensity to wander between hobbies, and the fact that I'm far more interested in wargames in general, instead of any one system, I would normally ignore ASL for a couple years between bouts of interest.

After Action Reports:
13: Le Manoir 19: Backs to the Sea HA2: The Commisar's House
HA1: Fire on the Volga 79: Bridge of the Seven Planets PB3: Piecemeal
PB4: Killean's Red PB5: Taylor Made Defense PB6: It's About Time
T1: Gavin Take PBr CGI: Who Are These Devils? J94: Kempf at Melikhovo
J88: Escape to Wiltz VotG3: Khopra's Crossing VotG CGI: The Central Railway Station
91: Ad Hoc at Beaurains J102: The Yelnya Bridge E: Hill 621
A32: Zon With the Wind A33: Tettau's Attack A34: Lash Out
A35: Guards Attack A36: Oy Veghel A37: Dreil Team
A38: North Bank J67: The Lawless Roads 45: Revenge at Kastelli
A59: Death at Carentan 137: Italian Brothers DA8: Gruppo Mobile
DA11: Sicilian Midnight VotG21: Defending the Voentorg J124: Cobra Kings
J19: Merzenhausen Zoo G5: Six Came Back 3: The Czerniakow Bridgehead
2: Mila 18 6: Red Packets 16: No Better Spot to Die
FB1: Uncles and Pups FB2: The Devil's Free to Have a Try FB3: Furor Hungaricus
J98: Lend-Lease Attack VotG23: Heroes of the Soviet Union J137: No Mercy in Burcy
FB4: HKL 259 FB5: Siesta Time (or not) D8: The Schoolhouse
FB5: Siesta Time J157: Rage Against the Machine FB19: Waffenbrüderschaft (playtest)
J45: The Last Roadblock D11: Ripe Pickings OA24: Buying Time
FB18: Red Banner Days AP52: Into Vienna Woods OA25: Side By Side
35 Blazin' Chariots 5 In Sight of the Volga FB6 Came Tumbling After
A50 ...And Here We Damned Well Stay HG4 Cohort and the Phalanx FB7 The Terror of the Castle
37 Khamsin FB8 For Want of Either Crust or Crumb G17 Hakka Paalle
FB9 The Shooting Gallery 7 Dash For the Bridge J1 Urban Guerillas
51 The Taking of Takrouna AP57 Kleckerweise FB10 The Return of the Black Company
AP17 The Valley of Death J173 Assault on Baerendorf FB11 Boy Soldier
161 Arctic Crossroads 21 Among the Ruins A95 The Long Road
174 Lagus Assault Guns J32 Panzer Graveyard J167 Hart Attack
A94 Last Defense Line AP75 Gabriel's Horn A96 In Rommel's Wake
A93 Faugh A' Ballagh! 195 Rocket's Red Glare FB12 The Black Ravens Are Flying
J184 Dayan to Meet You A4 Beyond the Blue Beach WO2 Failure to Communicate
43 Into the Fray FB13 Don't Economize
Key: Rindis: Patch:


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AoO replacement pages
Sticky Errata: J3, J4-6, J7, J8, AP4
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ASL Scenario Archive
Desperation Morale: A complete guide to all things ASL
View From the Trenches: British fanzine
ROAR: Remote On-line Automated Record
Terrain Chart Generator

Collection Status
Core Modules
ASLRB [1st] [2nd] Beyond Vallor [1st] [3rd] Yanks [1st] [2nd] Partisan!
West of Alamein The Last Hurrah Hollow Legions Code of Bushido
Gung Ho Croix de Guerre Doomed Batalions [1st] [3rd] Armies of Oblivion [3rd]
Rising Sun Hakkaa Päälle! Korea
Scenario Collections
Paratrooper Streets of Fire Hedgerow Hell Action Pack 1
Action Pack 2 Action Pack 3 Action Pack 4 Action Pack 5
Action Pack 6 Action Pack 8 Action Pack 9 Action Pack 10
Action Pack 11 WO Bonus Pack #1 Best of Friends GI's Dozen
Provence Pack Rivers to the Reich Turning the Tide High Ground!
Red Barricades Kampfgruppe Peiper I Kampfgruppe Peiper II Pegasus Bridge
Valor of the Guards Festung Budapest
Annuals & Journals
Annual '89 Annual '90 Annual '91 Annual '92
Annual '93a Annual '93b Annual '95W Annual '96
ASL Classic Journal 1 Journal 2 Journal 3
Journal 4 Journal 5 Journal 6 Journal 7
Journal 8 Journal 9 Journal 10 Journal 11
Journal 12 Out of the Attic 1 Out of the Attic 2
Key: Blue=Preordered; Pink='Virtual' have boards/downloaded scenarios; Rindis: Mark: Patch: Zjonni:

Board Collection:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33
34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
44 45 46 48 49 50 51 53 54 55
56 57 58 59 69 70 71 72 a b
c d e f g h v 1a 2a 3a
4a 5a 6a 7a 8a 9a
Violet=Mounted; Green=SK-style

Interested In:
Korea DASL Redux Red Factories
Action Pack 2 Action Pack 7 Action Pack 12
Action Pack 13 Objective: Schmidt Kampfgruppe Peiper I
Kampfgruppe Peiper II A Bridge Too Far Operation Veritable
Operation Watchtower Out of the Bunker WO Bonus Pack #2
WO Bonus Pack #3 WO Bonus Pack #4 WO Bonus Pack #5
WO Bonus Pack #6 WO Bonus Pack #7 WO Bonus Pack #8
WO Bonus Pack #9 Annual '97 High Ground 2
Into the Rubble 2