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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 its 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.

NEW! VFTT 120 released 29 Feb 2024

VFTT 120 Cover VFTT 120
Bounding Fire Blackpool '23 - tournament report
The 1944 German Infantry Battalion - TO&A in ASL
The Spanish Civil War - an overview of the major battles
Crusaders Ladder - updated


ASLAP 2020

ASLAP599 splashscreen ASLAP was a program developed by Kevin Pietersen to assist with ASL play. Sadly it doesn't work on modern computers and Kevin has disappeared from the ASL scene, so it's unlikely it will ever be updated to be compatible. Which is where ASLAP 2020 comes in. This is a recreation I have made in VB2019 that provides the basic functionality of ASLAP.

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


PunchedCon logo

PunchedCon is the UK war and strategy board gaming convention started by Second Chance Games in 2022.

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) (view list of past donors.)

The General (PDF version)

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.

The Samaritans
Contact the Samaritans for mental health help.

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Trade Systems UK RaacoUK Raaco supplier

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