Advanced Squad Leader: Dubious Self-Promotion

A decade ago, when I was an aspiring theoretical computer scientist, I read Gian-Carlo Rota’s Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught. Despite the fact I’ve spent the last eight years forgetting all of the highfaluting math I once knew, all of his advice is valid and has had a disproportional impact on my life. The two statements that I constantly refer back about are Publish the Same Result Several Times and You Are More Likely to Be Remembered by Your Expository Work.

To that end, a list I made of all of the contents of all of the ASL Annuals and what has been reprinted, has itself been reprinted in the latest issue of View From The Trenches. I also plugged it on the latest episode of The 2 Half Squads. Covering my bases, people.

That’s it! Aside from the fact that the VASL League is starting its new season. I tried to play last year, but clerical issues prevented it. My first game will be against Ken Dunn in The Army at the Edge of the World (J69). I’m taking the Japanese. Otherwise, I’ll have a non-ASL 2013 games round-up soon, as well.

2 comments
  1. Chris said:

    Good luck in your first VASLeague game Mark. I played Ken Dunn a couple years ago. Coincidentally, it was a PTO scenario too.

    If you are still keen on a scenario with a Seaborne Assault (SA) for learning purposes, try FT136 Shanghai by the Sea. It is designed by JP Paoli, the author of “Sons of Beaches” (an overview of SA) in LFT12 magazine. There is more depth to this scenario, but it still lacks the complexity of many other scenarios with SA. Paoili’s FT145 Bears of Kinmen looks quite interesting too. Burly Red Chinese mount an amphibious assault versus KMT. Landing Craft and tetrahron fun for everyone. :)

    • Mark said:

      I am still interested in seaborne assault! I think Sebastian and I will still likely do the apparently infamous Mike Red, but Shanghai By Sea is a good idea. I haven’t played anything out of LFT12 yet. Time to flip through the scenarios again.

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