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Converting ASL to Crossfire for miniature use

Converting from Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) to CrossfireBy Steven Thomas on 30 May 2006 | Last Updated 21 Apr 2015Some musing on Converting from Squad Leader (SL) or Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) to Crossfire. I don’t claim to be an expert on these SL or ASL, in fact I admit to virtual ignorance, but I have found some ASL scenarios I wanted to convert to Crossfire, so wanted some guidelines. Steve Burt made some suggestions on the Yahoo Discussion Forum and his site which seemed a good starting point, I’ve just fleshed them out.ASL CoverMapASL maps are based on a hex grids with each hex nominally 40 metres across. An ASL board is 10 hexes tall and 32 hexes wide so, at 40m per hex, a board is 400 metres by 1280 metres. Of course this results in some anomalies, for example, European village streets are not 40 meters across, but Crossfire faces the same challenges on ground scale.Steve Burt suggests 1 hex equals 2 inches on the table. This then means one SL map board be

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How to make a 3d ASL Map Broad by George Hoitis

George posted this on the Classic Squad Leader broad.  If you have every play Squad Leader or Advanced Squad Leader there are time it becomes a pain to  figure out line of sight. In SL or ASL this is critical in winning or loosing a battle.  George broad design solves this problem.  He has done this by turning the board into a 3d battle broad.   The process is simple and pretty quick to do.Bob is in my ASL group of guys

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MMP latest release Red Factories.

This is a monster of a ASL game. It has been out for a few months.  As of late I been kicking around about buying this set.  As you will see in the video there are a few problems with the counters.  One would think at 164 dollars the quality control would be better.  Plus it takes forever to get the game when you pre order.   As MMP seems to be a Ma and Pop company.   Any comments are welcome.  On for the video.

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MLR4 Sneek attack by Jim McLeod

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT LOCATION:The village of Sneek, Holland DATE: 16 April 1945 COMMENTARY: The war in Europe was drawing to a close. The First Canadian Army directed its efforts to cutting off the remnants of the German army still in Holland. Across flat soggy fields and along the dykes, Canadian rifle battalions were engaged in the grinding task of capturing village after village until they would eventually reach Zuider Zee. In many cases, the weary German defenders put up a token resistance before surrendering. The average Landser was well aware that the end was near. On 16 April, A Company of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada queued up to make another assault on another Dutch village. With a bit of luck the defenders of Sneek would not put up much of a fight but as the Canadian infantry began to move forward the soldiers of the 12th SS Panzer Division readied their weapons. A Company was met with heavy small arms fire as they neared the village of Sneek. The Wasp carrier supporting the attack drove along the

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MLR3 Mooshof Melee by Jim McLeod

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT LOCATION: Mooshof, Germany DATE: 26 February 1945COMMENTARY: Operation Blockbuster went in 25 February with the capture of Calcar-Udem Ridge as its goal. This attack rapidly became a desperate struggle for the towns, villages and individual farms that dotted the battlefield. The first rate troops of the 17th and 18th Fallschirmjager Regiments fought fanatically for every yard of ground now that they were defending their homeland. The 8th brigade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was having a particularly rough time. In the face of withering fire, Canadian assaults were slowed and halted. At the hamlet of Mooshof, D Company of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada was stuck in front of their objective after two of their assaults were repulsed by the Fallschirmjager. It was here that 23-year-old Sergeant Aubrey Cosens was about to become a legend to the men of the Queen’s Own. After putting down a sharp German counter-attack, Sergeant Aubrey Cosen’s platoon commander lay dead in the mud and Co

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ASL MLR2 Troteval Farm by Jim McLeod

: The Canadian Army’s role in ‘Operation Goodwood’ was known as ‘Atlantic’ and like the big attack, ended with less than spectacular results. The Canadian 6th Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division was tasked with capturing the village of Verrieres, which sat atop a ridge of the same name. The assault went in 19 July and after making good progress initially, the Germans counter-attacked in force and badly cut up the leading Canadian battalions, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and the Fusiliers Mont-Royal. Pushed back to their original start line, the FMR were ordered to recapture Troteval Farm in preparation for the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry’s attack on the village of Verrieres. The FMR, battered from its previous actions, amalgamated the remnants of the rifles companies into one full strength company and attacked the farm at 2200hrs. Led by Major Jacques Dextraze, the French-Canadians made a spirited assault supported by the tankers of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers and they quickly encircled the German defe

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Fifty shades of Feldgrau

If you haven't notice I'm slowly returning to broads game.  I got so miniatures that had never seen the light of day.  Or played with once. Only to have the group go in another direction.  That least I can play the broad games solo.  Plus the cost in the end it cheaper than buying miniatures.Fifty shades of Feldgrau pretty well covers any didn't squard level broad game.  Take a look you might find it interesting.Fifty Shade of Feldgrau

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Counter Clippers

Since I'm on the injured reserve list.  I have started clipping the edges of my ASL counters.  My understanding is this protect the counter from having bad edges.  It is stress reliever. The slow chunking of the clipper with the drone of the TV in the background is relaxing.   According to my calculations it will take a couple of months to just do the ASL counters.     It you are in need of a clipper here what I have found..On Broad Game Geeks there is thread on Counter clippers;   Everything you need to know about clippers

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