In my quest of discovery as a young boy, I can remember going to a local museum in Redding, California and observing a small group playing a war game with models and terrain. The one thing I remember most was a Russian factory where I actually got to move some of the reinforcements for the Russian player from off board. It was great. Especially when I asked the Russian player if a certain model in his display case was an Iosef Stalin III tank! He was very surprised! One of the other kids standing around asked "are you his brother?"
They handed me a photo copy of their rules that they used and I started playing my own games at home, not with accurate models, but by using the plastic tanks from my Tank Battle game and using the pieces from Risk for men.
One day I discovered an ad for a new game from Avalon Hill called Cross of Iron. It looked incredible! Soon I bought it and some of the pieces out of the Squad Leader game. For several years, before I went off to college I would play it and Crescendo of Doom for hours in my room.
With college taking up my whole focus the game remained at my parents house in boxes. After college and a few years on the job, I decided to dust off the old game. Then I remembered vaguely something about Advanced Squad Leader (ASL). I went to a local hobby/game store and I was sold. A few years later, lots of $$$, here I am today.
What you will find here is some of the items I have made over the years for my use with ASL.