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VFTT Editor at Donington 95

Double 1.
My last best hope for victory.

Welcome to the home of ASL in the UK

ASL (Advanced Squad Leader) is a detailed wargame of tactical level World War II combat published by MMP. If you have never played it, this PDF contains enough material to introduce you to the basics of infantry combat.

View From The Trenches is Britain's Premier ASL Journal, having first appeared as a four page bi-monthly newsletter in March 1995. Within three years it had expanded to it's current 20 page format. Unfortunately a lack of material saw the frequency drop from bi-monthly to quad-monthly in 2006 :-( Along the way there have also been a number of special editions and scenario packs.

This web site contains PDF versions of all issues published to date - they're free but that doesn't mean I won't accept any money if you want to send me some :-) . Click here to go to the index.

This site also includes information on the three UK ASL tournaments held each year, links to a number of related ASL sites and resources of some use to ASLers, as well as some material never published in VFTT.

Roll low and prosper.

Solitaire ASL-Bot

The Solitaire ASL-Bot is a "card driven solitaire system [that] can take the place of a regular opponent and will play either side of every scenario in Starter Kit #1 (eventually, but not quite yet)."
If you are interested in giving it a try and helping the author develop the system, you can download the cards and rules from

NEW! VFTT95-97 released 23 Jun 2016

VFTT 95-97 Cover VFTT95-97 (23.4MB)
Black Legions - the armed forces of the Italian Socialist Republic
An American in Stoumont - CG analysis
Valor of the Guards - a look at the opening CG day for the Russians
Slopes - a brief primer
SASL: North Africa - alone in the desert
The T-26 - historical background
Tournament Reports - results from DOUBLE 1 2015, IF2015 and HEROES 2016
Crusaders Ladder - updated
V23 Tiger at Bay V24 Eagles Versus Lions
V23 Tiger at Bay V24 Eagles Versus Lions

The General

AH General Covers Avalon Hill's house magazine, in PDF format.
Avoid getting ripped off by Ebay sellers offering DVDs of The General
Download them FREE from here instead.

Comic-style AAR

ITR5 AAR Image
Download this comic-book style AAR of 'ITR5 Fire Teams', by Jackson Kwan in either PDF or CBR format.
To view CBR views download CDisplay for Windows - for Mac and Linux simply Google 'CBR reader'

If you feel guilty about getting all this ASL material for free, or just wanna contribute to my beer fund :-) click on the button to make a donation by PayPal (address will be filled in automatically)

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Manchester United Football Club

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All ASL images used on this web site (C) Hasbro, Inc. unless otherwise noted
Use of a product name without mention of the trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.