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Chapter D: Vehicles


General

* AFV Treads
* The Challenge, Tips for ASL Tankers: Defeating Enemy Armor:12 (Critical Hit) - Win Scenario Based on Setup Quiz
* Getting the Best *BANG* for your BPV! by Matt Cicero, Hit The Beach! 8:1:14 (March 2003, Southern California ASL Club) - comparison of JagdPanzer IV/70 and M10 GMC

Learning

* First Impressions - An Introduction to Advanced Squad Leader: Armor Training, by Robert Medrow, General 23:2:5-15
* Beginning ASL: III - Armor and vehicles , by Jean Devaux & Philippe Naud, Vae Victis 23 (Nov/Dec 1998)
* Basic Armor Example of Play, by Tom Repetti
* Pumas Prowling, by Repetti, Tom, View From the Trenches 23:5 (Jan-99, Philipps, Pete) - Basic AFV Example of Play
* Beginning ASL III: Armor and Vehicles, by Devaux, Jean Naud, Philippe, Vae Victis 23:52 (Nov-98, Histoire & Collections)
* A Prairie Dog in the Sand, by John A. Foley, ASL Digest 1.4 (getting ready to play armor for the first time)
* Dazzled by his Firebase, by John A. Foley, ASL Digest 1.5 (getting ready to play armor for the first time, part 2)
* The Grognard Speaks: “Learning ASL, One Scenario at a Time” By Bob Smith, Hit The Beach! 6:2:6 (April 2001, Southern California ASL Club) - scenarios recommended for learning

History

* History of a Deadly Concept, by Closier, Laurent, Le Franc-Tireur 2 (French Lang. Fanzine):6 (Apr-97) - History of the Tank Destroyer

Variants

* Team Tank Rumble - it's a Double-Blind PBeM team play with lots of Fog o' War and fun.
* Team Tank Rumbles Jeff Kimmel's page about double-blind armored ASL
* Tank Team Rumble AAR

Tactics

* Zen and the Art of Using Armor, by Shosstak, Matt, Hell on Wheels Battle Pack:6 (Feb-99, Bounding Fire Productions) (reprinted: ASL Journal 2:59)
* Armored Tactical Examples, by Captain Chas Smith, ASL Journal 2:67
* Squad Leader Clinic: How to Kill Tigers, by Jon Mishcon, The General 23:5:43-44
* ASL Armor Studies: Exceptions to the Rule, by Lorrin Bird, The General 24:4:23-25
* Squad Leader Clinic: Massed Armor Assault, by Jon Mishcon, The General 26:2:39-40
* Armour Studies Revised, by Charles Markuss, View From the Trenches 26/27:10
* Blitzkreig for Beginners: A Look at AFV Tactics, by Phillips, Pete, View From the Trenches 29/30:30 (Jan-00)
* The Dance of Death, by Tracy, J.R., View From the Trenches 26/27:32 (May-99) - Armor Tactics to Gain Favorable Target Facing
* Tips for ASL Tankers: Defeating Enemy Armor:6 (Critical Hit)
* To BU or Not to BU, by Phillipps, Pete, View From the Trenches 29/30:35 (Jan-00) - Tactics for use BU/Ce
* Armored Tactical Examples, by Smith, Chas, Hell on Wheels Battle Pack:10 (Feb-99, Bounding Fire Productions)
* In Praise of the Sherman, by McGilchrist, Mark, Rate of Fire 16: (Jul-00, Paddington Bears) - ASL Tactics for Sherman Tanks
* Backlash, by Devaux, Jean Wiesing, William, ASL News 28:14 (Dec-94, Number Nine) - AFV Tactics
* LATW Tactics and Urbane Tanks in ASL, by Jeff Shields
* Using MGs vs. AFVs, by Jeff Shields
* Keep On Truckin': Truck Transport & ASL, by Perry Cocke, ASL Journal 3:62
* What To Do If You Have A Tin Can, by David Olie, ASL Journal 1:13
* Panzer Gegen Panzer: Tank Warfare in ASL, by Bruce E. Bakken, ASL Annual '93a
* What Do You Do When You Don't Have a Can Opener? by Tate Rogers, 97 Annual 58, 61-63
* Taking on the Big Cats (and giving yourself a better chance of surviving), by Simon Spinetti - Tips and tactics for taking on the heavyweight panzers
* Tactical Tips for Novices: Mobility, by Tom Ruta, Dispatches from the Bunker 15:Backpage

Player Aids

* AFV Data Sheets
* AFV/Ordnance Tracking Chart, by Van Osten, John, ASL Stuff:97 (WCW) - AFV/Ordnance Tracking Chart
* Random Info Bites: AFV Capabilites, Critical Hit 2:38 - Chart for Motion, sD & Firing Attmepts
* The ASL Tank Commander's Bible, player aid by Mark Pitcavage - This play aid is the perfect reminder for the novice or journeyman player to get that extra oomph out of vehicles.
* Goliath Cheat Sheet, player aid by Mark Pitcavage
* Tank Cheat Sheet, player aid by Mark Pitcavage
* U.S. Tank Cheat Sheet, player aid by Mark Pitcavage
* Motion, Bounding and Vehicular FT and FP Multipliers, by Rich Spilky, Hit The Beach! 6:1:8 (January 2001, Southern California ASL Club) - player aid

American AFVs

* Tactical Tips for Novices: Those Old Familiar Weapons, by Carl Nogueira, Dispatches from the Bunker 18:Backpage (Sherman tank)
What In The "H"? M8 Greyhound Armored Car, The Forward Observer, Summer, 2001:1

French AFVs

What In The "H"?: R-35 Char Légere mle 1935 Renault, The Forward Observer 2:1 (Sep-01, CFGG)

German AFVs

* The Tiger in ASL Terms, by Mateuzzi, Andrea, Critical Hit Online 3:10 (1998) (reprinted: Critical Hit Special Edition - Tanks!:38)
* Tigers in Tunisia: First Encounters with the German Heavy, by Millard, Rory, Critical Hit Online 3:7 (1998)
* Myth and Reality, by Neukom, Mark, Time on Target 3:6 (Dec-96, Kinetic Energy Products) - German Armor Author Thomas Lentz -Interview
* Heed These Words of Warning, for I Have Trod These Paths Before, by Abela, Brian, Time on Target 3:17 (Dec-96, Kinetic Energy Products) - Effective Use of the Fkl B IV
* German SPW 251/9, by , On All Fronts 100:1 (Apr-92, M.C.C.) - German SPW 251/9 AFV Data Card -Player Aid
* German Mighty Maus AFV Data Card, by Provost, Vic, Dispatches From the Bunker 9:Insert - German PzKpfw Maus Variant -Player Aid
* German Chapter H Notes for Heat of Battle SS Vehicles, by , Waffen-SS II: Fuhrer's Firemen:WSSII:2 (Heat of Battle) - German Chapter H Notes -Variant Rules
* The Fkl B IV Self-Propelled Demolition Carrier in ASL, by Kinney, Ridney, Time on Target 3:14 (Dec-96, Kinetic Energy Products) -Variant Rules & Counters
* ASL Postcards: North Africa, by OAF Staff, On All Fronts 118:7 (Oct-95, M.C.C.) - German PzKpfw 1 FT -Variant Counters
* Goliaths of Defiance, by Matt Shostak, ASL Journal 5:45 (2003, Multi-Man Publishing)
* Tigers on the Sturm: A Sneak Peak at an Operation Veritable Goodie, ASL Journal 4:17 (2002, Multi-Man Publishing)

D.5 Secret DR/dr

* Faking it According to D.5, by Licari, Michael, View From the Trenches 38:14 (Jul-01) - Secret DR/dr Rule Variant
* Faked Out, by Cocke, Perry, View From the Trenches 39:15 (Sep-01) - Secret DR/dr Rules Analysis

2. Vehicular Movement

* Beating About the Bush: A Look at Bypass, by Philippe Leonard, ASL Annual '93a
* Panzer Gegen Panzer Part One: Going Mobile, by Bakken, Bruce E., At the Point 7:8 (1991, Hanna Business Group) - AFV Movement to Engage Tactics

2.3 Vehicular Bypass Movement (VBM)

2.34 Stationary Bypass

* Vehicular Bypass Movement Freeze

2.4 Motion Status

* Stop and Go Traffic: Moving, Motion, and Non-Stopped Status, by Ole Boe, 96 Annual 11-14
* The Grognards Speak!: “What’s In a Word?” by Brandon Liesemeyer and Matthew Cicero, Hit The Beach! 6:4:9 (November 2001, Southern California ASL Club)
* Motion, Bounding, and Vehicular FT FP Multipliers, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

3. AFV Combat

* Panzer Gegen Panzer Part Two: Hit to Kill, by Bakken, Bruce E., At the Point 8/9:20 (1991, Hanna Business Group)
* Panzer Gegen Panzer Part Three: Staying Alive, by Bakken, Bruce E., At the Point 13/14:6 (1992, Hanna Business Group)
* Big Game Hunting - With Shermans, by Banozik, Rob, At the Point 6:14 (1991, Hanna Business Group)
* The Cupola AFV Combat in ASL, by Sherry, Evan E., Schwerpunkt 3:3 (Oct-98, Sherry Enterprises) - AFV Tactics vs Superior Armor
* Tigers in Tunisia: First Encounters with the German Heavy, by Millard, Rory, Critical Hit Special Edition - Tanks!:35 - Tactics for Engaging German Tigers (reprint: Critical Hit Online 3:7 (1998))
* By Any Means Necessary, by Cocke, Perry, Backblast 2:35 (Apr-95, M.M.P.) - Sherman vs Panther Tactics
* Panther Gegen Sherman, by Kinney, Rodney, Backblast 2:34 (Apr-95, M.M.P.) - More Sherman vs Panther Tactics

3.2

* Defending Infantry unit's options vs. an AFV which enters its hex without declaring an OVR, or which uses VBM in its hex, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

3.3 Bounding First Fire

* Stop and Go Traffic: Moving, Motion, and Non-Stopped Status, by Ole Boe, 96 Annual 11-14
* Motion, Bounding, and Vehicular FT FP Multipliers, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

3.6 FT

* A Primer on Vehicular FT, by Tichy, Fritz, View From the Trenches 23:11 (Jan-99Philipps, Pete) - Explanation of Vehicular FT
* Motion, Bounding, and Vehicular FT FP Multipliers, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

3.7 Malfunction

* When Bad Things Happen to Good Weapons: How Weapons Break in ASL, by Perry Cocke, The General 30-5 51


* Breaking Down the Numbers: Figuring the Odds of Malfunction or Disabling of Your Weapon in ASL, by Mike Clay & Morgan Samuels, The General 30-5 52

5. Inherent Crew

* Drivers, by Zucker, Daniel, Wave the White Flag: - Variant Counter/Rules for Inherent Drivers
* Victory Thru Superior Firepower: US Tactics in ASL, by Phillipps, Pete, View From the Trenches 29/30:36 (Jan-00)
* Heads Up! Heads Down! AFV Passengers and Crews, by Ian Daglish, ASL Journal 5:46 (2003, Multi-Man Publishing)
* To CE or BU? by Fritz Tichy, from the old ASL Crossroads

5.6 Crew Survival

* Tuning The Tables, by Bill Kohler, Conscripts! 1.3:10 (Jan-02, D.C. Conscripts) - player aid

6. Transporting Personnel

* Rider/Passenger fire: Tuning The Tables, by Bill Kohler, Conscripts! 1.3:8 (Jan-02, D.C. Conscripts)
* Heads Up! Heads Down! AFV Passengers and Crews, by Ian Daglish, ASL Journal 5:46 (2003, Multi-Man Publishing)
* FG Leadership Direction for HT Passengers, Infantry and Vehicle Mounted FP, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads
* HT Inherent Crew/Passenger Capability When Fired On, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

6.6 Armored Halftracks

* Haltracks on the Move, by Leonard, Philippe, Scroungin' ASL News:54 (Critical Hit) - Halftrack & Carrier Rules Analysis
* Halftracks Cheat Sheet, player aid by Mark Pitcavage
* A Half-Baked Idea for Halftracks, Robert Delwood - Tips, ideas, and tactics for the use of halftracks
* Squad Leader Clinic: Armed & Armored Halftracks, by Jon Mishcon, The General 24:4:43-44

6.7 Trucks

*Truck Transport & ASL, by Cocke, Perry, Fire for Effect 2.3:4 (Feb-94, Fire for Effect) - ASL Truck Attack Tactics
*It's Cheesy But It Works: The Truck attack, by Norm Rodgers (also: Rout Report 5.2:20 (Dec-95, Dagger))

6.8 Carriers

* Haltracks on the Move, by Leonard, Philippe, Scroungin' ASL News:54 (Critical Hit)
* History of the Game: Carriers, by Ian Daglish, ASL Journal 4:4 (2002, Multi-Man Publishing)
* Spotlight on the Forgotten Vehicles: The Indian Pattern Carrier, by Charles Markuss & Shaun Carter, ASL Journal 4:17 (2002, Multi-Man Publishing)

6.9 Crew Survival

* Tuning The Tables, by Bill Kohler, Conscripts! 1.3:10 (Jan-02, D.C. Conscripts) - player aid

7. Overruns (OVR)

* Overrun Flowchart, by Tom Repetti, JR VanMechelen, & Perry Cocke, ASL Action Pack 2 ( Multi-Man Publishing), reprinted from MMP News ( Multi-Man Publishing, October 1998)
* Going With the Flow, by Repetti, Tom, MMP News:6 (Oct-98, M.M.P.) - Designer's Notes for the Overrun Flowchart
* Overrun Crib Sheet, by Tom Repetti - a very early version of the flowchart, from the old ASL Crossroads
* Dance With the Tiger: Overrun Attacks and Defenses, by VanMechelen, JR, Backblast 2:26 (Apr-95, M.M.P.)
* Overrun Quiz, by Fago, Carl, Backblast 2:25 (Apr-95, M.M.P.) - Overrun Quiz
* Pastor's Corner Quiz, by Hammond, Robert, Hit the Beach! 5.2:3 (Aug-00, SoCal ASL Club) - Overrun Quiz
* Defending Infantry unit's options vs. an AFV which enters its hex without declaring an OVR, or which uses VBM in its hex, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

8. Immobilization and Bog

* Bog check dr modifiers, player aid by Cary Siemers

10. Wrecks

* With Shovels and Picks: Or a Less Glorious Way to (Sometimes) Win a War: Part 5, by Scref, Claude, ASL News 29:21 (Mar-95, Number Nine) - Eliminating Fortifications in ASL

10.5 Scrounging Wrecks

* Old McDonald and Chapter H: Or "Dad, I Won't Need the Jeep Tonight, but can I barrow the .50 Cal from it?" by Daglish, Ian, View From the Trenches 16:12 (Nov-97) - Chapter H Notes & Removing Vehicular SW

11. Gyrostabilizers and Schuerzen

11.2 Schuerzen

* Supplemental Armor Counters, by McGilchrist, Mark, Rate of Fire 11:Insert (Jan-98, Paddington Bears) - Counters for ToT Supplemental Armor
* AFV Supplemental Armor in ASL, by Neukom, Mark, Time on Target 1:6 (Dec-94, Kinetic Energy Products) - AFV Supplemental Armor in ASL Variant Rules & Counters

11.211 Optional Availability

* ASL Myths 1: Schuertzen, by Hanna, Marc, At the Point 1:4 (1991, Hanna Business Group) - Analysis of AFV with Schuertzen Survival

12. Wagons and Sledges

* Horse Transport, 97 Annual 9

13. Vehicular Smoke Dispensers

* Vehicle smoke and location of hits, player aid by Cary Siemers
* Infantry Weapons, by Kelln, George, Rally Point: (Feb-00, Winnipeg ASL Club) - Infantry Anti-Tank SW -Historical
* Vehicular Smoke Dispenser/Grenade Usage Table, by Rich Spilky, Hit The Beach! 5:3:5 (October 2000, Southern California ASL Club)
* Vehicular Smoke Dispenser/Grenade Usage Table, ASL Rules Tables, from the old ASL Crossroads

13.3 Firing

* Vorsicht! Feuerstrahl! by Sherry, Evan E., Schwerpunkt 7:10 (Oct-01, Sherry Enterprises) - Panzerfaust & Panzerschreck Analysis & History

13.31 sD

* Tips for Veterans: sD Use During Motion Attempts, by , Dispatches From the Bunker 3:Backpage (Jan-98Bunker Crew) - sD Usage During Enemy's MPh -Tactics

13.48

* Vorsicht! Feuerstrahl! by Sherry, Evan E., Schwerpunkt 7:10 (Oct-01, Sherry Enterprises) - Panzerfaust & Panzerschreck Analysis & History

14. Radioless AFV

* Is There Anybody Out There? by Bakken, Bruce E., At the Point 1:6 (1991, Hanna Business Group)

15. Motorcycles and Bicycles

* Tactical Tips for Novices: Motorcycles, by Ruta, Tom, Dispatches From the Bunker 12:Backpage - Motorcycles Rules Analysis

15.8 Bicycles

* Conveying Its Meaning, by Cocke, Perry, Backblast 2:10 (Apr-95, M.M.P.) - Double Time Eligability (Skis, Bicycles, etc.)

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