Well it doesn't lead to full ASL. If you learn Squad Leader you just learn bad habits. Then when you jump to full ASL you need to re-learn the rules, that's how different the old SL is. The starter Kits are basically full ASL with a few bits removed.cyhiew wrote:If you want to play ASL without the chrome. Why not play good old Squad Leader the game that started it all !
Also, you can buy the Starter Kit for $38 and it's easy for everyone to get. If we're going to have an original SL tournament then every man and his dog will be bidding on eBay at the same time and paying insane prices! Not even I own a copy of Squad Leader
No worries. I only played ASLOK once. It is pretty good for brushing up on the basic rules. It's a pity some of the rules they stripped out are the ones that make it more unpredictable (like CC:E) such as snipers and heat of battle but I guess they had to be ruthless. It is still plenty of fun.bsmith wrote:Yeah I had a debate with someone over whether AGS was the first or last friday of the month; Turned out I was wrong! A shame because I really wanted to go.
Hey how did you find the ASL Starter Kit? I love it! It's great to be able to strip away all of the chrome of full ASL to just play the grassroots system every now and then.
I've still got SL and all the gamettes - acquired SL in 1982. Best $28 I ever spent. I don't know whether I have kept the original counters though.cyhiew wrote:I must be one of few who still have SL and all the gamettes CoI, CoD and GI:AoV