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Advanced Squad Leader Rulebook PDF



Our crowning achievement, and the ultimate wargame. No other can match its combination of beauty, detail and excitement. ASL is a system based on the original Squad Leader game, but revised and expanded so that ultimately a player can simulate any company or battalion-level ground action in any theater of WWII. Playing pieces (counters) represent squads, half-squads and crews, plus individual leaders, heroes, vehicles and guns. Each ASL module contains eight or more carefully balanced, historically based scenarios -- but players can also design their own using the 40+ geomorphic SL/ASL mapboards, numerous terrain overlays, copious historical notes, and thousands of counters depicting virtually every vehicle, gun and troop type in action during the war by every major and minor combatant nation.




Advanced squad leader rulebook PDF



Advanced Squad Leader is a trademark of Avalon Hill Games, Inc., a Hasbro affiliate. Any copyrights infringments should be reported asap to your platoon squad leader (mail to admin@advancedsquadleader.net)! VASL Artwork used with permisson of Rodney Kinney.


Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) is a tactical-level board wargame, originally marketed by Avalon Hill Games, that simulates actions of squad sized units in World War II. It is a detailed game system for two or more players (with solitary play also possible). Components include the ASL Rulebook and various games called modules. ASL modules provide the standard equipment for playing ASL, including geomorphic mapboards and counters. The mapboards are divided into hexagons to regulate fire and movement, and depict generic terrain that can represent different historical locations. The counters are cardboard pieces that depict squads of soldiers, crews, individual leaders, support weapons, heavy weapons, and vehicles.


Advanced Squad Leader is the completely reorganized and re-designed version of the original Squad Leader system. While ASL is "advanced," it actually is a simpler game than the original Squad Leader became after the three follow-on gamettes. This three-ring binder is the basic rules for the entire system, and provides the ultimate combination of playability and detail. Full-color charts and beautiful pictures make this the most readable of rulebooks - and includes a full-service index as well for quick reference.


Hall of Fame Game Designer John Hill designed Squad Leader, one of the most complex and thrilling wargames of its time. It is virtually unique among World War II board games focusing on infantry combat in Europe. Squad Leader is the absolute natural extension of the trends toward realism. All of the pieces of Squad leader represent the regular squads rated for firepower, range and morale as well as weapon and vehicle crews and elite squads with high firepower and morale.


The game is played on a series of beautifully rendered geomorphic mapboards which represent urban, desert or typical European rural terrain. The basic playing pieces are cardboard counters representing a squad or fire team of soldiers, individual leaders, support weapons, or individual combat vehicles. Each counter is covered with the given unit's game information, which is also summarized (for vehicles and ordnance anyway) in Chapter H of the rulebook.


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