Miniature Wargames

Miniature Wargames

Friday, December 20, 2013

Advanced Squad Leader collection so far

I have been trading away so old board games, gaming mags and Lead that I will never use but got in trades and it was quite a bit for Advanced Squad leader stuff, some new and some out of print fro the old Avalon Hill days. For me that was my golden age for wargaming.  I used to live in the south east US and thought that finding wargaming people to play with was difficult but didn't know what difficult was till I came out here, but that's covered in another post.  Anyway for those that don't know Advanced Squad leader or ASL as we call it is a squad lvl game with individual tanks and guns with a hex on the map boards covering 40m.  It is a very intensive game on the rules side but incredibly fun once you get a hang of things. 

Also managed to pick up ASL Journal #2 which is hard to find and pricey as 1st Ed.

Anyway the collection so far is:
ASL rule book Version 2.0 from MMP
Beyond Valor from Avalon Hill 1st Ed.
Yanks from Avalon Hill
West of Alamein from MMP
For King and Country from MMP
Last Hurrah from Avalon Hill
Rising Sun from MMP. this is a massive Pacific theater expansion I mean large!

And historical modules I have:
Red Barricades from Avalon Hill out of print and VERY pricey!
Valor of the Guards from MMP
Festung Budapest from MMP

I still want to get the following core and historical modules:
Blood Reef Tarawa
KampfGruppe Pieper I
KampfGruppe Pieper II
Doomed Battalions
Hollow Legions
Operation Iwo Jima

So for any of you Advanced Squad Leader Grognards in the Sacramento area want to get together and have a steady ASL player and place to play, drop me a line...I have 2 gaming tables setup the are 6x4.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I have been doing some trades for them that I had mentioned prior here and just wanted to say that I can NOT say enough good things about them, but I will list a couple below.

1. Trades offered between the two have be very good.
2. on a couple of occasions I changed my mind on things add and or subtracting items as my simple mind worked, and they were most gracious and very patient.
3. Items were shipped quickly and on time.
4. I am scheduled to receive my first box from the from the first transaction of two on Saturday via FEDEX as they apparently deliver then.
5. I would NOT for one second have second thoughts about dealing with them.

SO with that said, I did want to add that they are not giving me anything or compenating me for these statements.  They are just that good!!!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Advanced Squad Leader inbound!

I have had something in my house to do with Squad Leader since it came out, back in 1980-81 up until 2006 when I got a divorce and my ASL collection was tossed out, not by me so guess who...  Anyway I have been sitting on a 2nd edition Tractics by Gary Gygax from 1976 and have worked out a trade for it and some other stuff for the ASL rules and 2 modules, Beyond Valor and Last Hurrah.  I am hoping to have them before my next gaming group meeting later this month.  I can not wait! Since not having any SL/ASL stuff in my house since 2006 I was kinda Jones-ing for lack of a better term.  I can not wait till they arrive! enough said...:)