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Advanced Squad Leader – Initial Thoughts

I’ve been into boardgaming for 30 years and I’ve never seen a game with depth of Advanced Squad Leader.  This was originally published by Avalon Hill and is now handled by Multi-Man Publishing, although there are several third party companies that also support the game.

One of my goals over the years is to learn this game but the rule book is pretty intimidating.  On a good note, there are plenty of resources out there to help me along way and there’s even a podcast, the 2 Half Squads, that’s great to listen to.  In a couple of months, I’m going to start with Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1, which is a scaled down version of the game that teaches you things in bite size chunks.  Along the way I’ll document my journey so if you have any tips or comments, feel free to leave comments along the way.