Anyway, I picked up a second hand copy of the Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit #1 recently. I discovered an extensive online community supporting the game and found some great tutorials for learning how to play. It's made for some very enjoyable evenings playing solo.
|The iconic silhouette on the cover is what grabbed my attention.|
Memories of days gone by. : )
|The beginner's scenario.|
I always loved these mission cards.
|Old School hex and counter game.|
I love the look of beautifully painted minis and terrain,
but something about the graphic art of this game appeals to me also.
|It has some serious "crunch", but it flows well and is an enjoyable challenge.|
Some argue that Advanced Squad Leader is more of a simulation of combat than a game. Not having been in combat, I cannot speak to this. But I do know it's complex and I'm enjoying that complexity. With the current trend in games to simplify everything, it is refreshing to experience a real mental challenge. I figure if I keep playing games like this, it will help stave off senility as I age! : )
I'm looking to pickup the other two Starter Kits when the publisher restocks them at the end of the Summer. I'm imagining further enjoyable evenings this Fall and Winter.
Until next time, carry on!