While the Battle of Katlego Faragh has been raging, I’ve also been playing Ranger and (gulp) ASLSK.
Be careful what you wish for. My last two games of Ranger have been nothing short of disasters. Those combat scenarios are a lot tougher than a pure recon mission. In one game, the squad barely moved past the perimeter before it was hit by a close ambush. I forgot doctrine, and tried to break contact. Wrong & BLAMMO. Need to assault through a close ambush.
The next mission was an anti-armor ambush that went really well……except the getting home. Again, another close ambush, but far from home and too many casualties to evacuate. Well, the good thing about wargaming is that it’s just like “Edge of Tomorrow”. Die, Learn, Try Again. I really dread rolling 2-3, or 11-12. As mentioned in my previous Ranger post, bad things happen.
ASLSK has been fun. Playing the first scenario, rules-in-hand, one half-turn at a time. With low counter density, no supporting weapons, and a methodical approach, it’s been a pleasant and not frustrating experience. I’ll try another similar scenario, and then, perhaps, add crew-served weapons. Unfortunately, the complete rules are in the No. 3 game, and I am loathe to spend $30+ for just a set of rules. I have a lot of counters and scenarios to mess with already. Got to figure that out using the ASL rules and the player’s guide.