Advanced Squad Leader Play Aids

Advanced Squad Leader Files

Here you’ll find a repository of Advanced Squad Leader play aids created by various players over the years. This section is a work in progress as play aids are added as we find them. They are organized by ASL Chapter (Topic), with Other/Misc aids listed at the bottom of the table. If you think a play aid is missing you can email it using the email address listed at the very bottom of the page.

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Chapter A (Infantry)
  Infantry Fire Table (IFT) A big, bold easy-to-read Infantry Fire Table. That’s all. 
  Old School IFT/TH/TK Tables Infantry Fire Table, TH Tables, and TK Tables.
  Incremental Fire Table (IIFT) If you’re into that kind of thing. 😁
  Breakdown Numbers Summary A summary of SW and AFV breakdown numbers.
  Breakdown Numbers Modifiers A summary of breakdown number modifiers.
  Blind Hex Calculator Aid An aid to help calculate blind hexes caused by obstructions.
  Defensive Fire Flowchart Boils down the complexities of Defensive Fire to a single chart. 
  Routing Flowchart A flowchart to work through the intricacies of routing.
  Rally & MC Flowchart Events that can happen during a rally or MC.
  Morale DR Results A summary of morale check dr results for infantry units.
  Routing Tutorial A step by step tutorial on how to route, with examples.
  Close Combat Table (CCT) A new CC table with a handy ratio calculation table. 
  Close Combat Odds Ratios A table to quickly calculate CC odds. 
  Cheat Sheet – CC vs. Vehicles A quick reference for ASL vehicle CC rules.
  Cheat Sheet – Demolition Charges A quick reference for ASL DC usage.
Chapter B (Terrain)
  Chapter B Terrain Alphabetical ETO terrain chart listed in alphabetical order.
  Bocage Play Aid How to deal with those pesky bocage in France.
  Cheat Sheet – Flame/Blaze A quick reference for ASL Flame/Blaze rules.
  Clearing Obstacles Play Aid A table summarizing how to clear certain types of obstacles
  Cheat Sheet – Slopes A quick reference for ASL slope rules.
Chapter C (Ordnance)
  Target Acquisition Aid A table differentiating VTT, ATT, ITT.
  Area vs. Infantry Target Type Play aid for different target types.
  Ordnance/Vehicle TH Modifiers Quick reference tables of TH modifiers for ordnance/vehicles.
  Cheat Sheet – Mortars A quick reference for ASL mortar usage.
  Cheat Sheet – Light Anti-Tank Weapons A quick reference for ASL LATW usage.
Chapter D (Vehicles)
  Collateral Attacks Flowchart Demystifying collateral attacks against units.
  AFV Cheat Sheet v1.3 A one-page AFV informational cheat sheet. 
  Cheat Sheet – Tanks A quick reference for ASL AFV rules.
  Cheat Sheet – Halftracks A quick reference for ASL halftrack rules.
  Covered Arc Summary Aid Covered arc summary aid.
Chapter E (Miscellaneous)
  Cheat Sheet – Night Rules A quick reference for ASL night rules.
  SOP Night A night sequence of play for ASL.
  Air Support Play Aid A summary of how to use air support.
Chapter F (Desert Theater)
  Chapter F Terrain Alphabetical DTO terrain chart listed in alphabetical order.
Chapter G (Pacific Theater)
  Chapter G Terrain Alphabetical PTO terrain chart listed in alphabetical order.
  Japanese Step Reduction Aid A step reduction guide for Japanese units.
Other/Misc
  Perry Sez Q&A v32 (Jan 7, ’24) A compilation of ASL Q&A from Perry Cocke. 
  Rules Summary A summary of the important core rules in ASL.
  Scenario Aid Card A card to help track important info during a game.
  SOP/Phases Quick Reference Very handy compilation of ASL phases & events. 
  SOP One Pager A one page sequence of play for ASL.
  SOP Verbose #2 A verbose advanced sequence of play for ASL.
  Ponderous Book of ASL Play Aids Nearly 100 pages of various ASL flotsam and jetsam.
  Ponderous Book of ASL Play Aids 2 Another 40 pages of various ASL flotsam and jetsam.
  Counter Reference Sheet A one page counter symbol reference sheet.
  Basic 2d6 Probability Primer Understanding basic dice probability is necessary in ASL.
  SOP Verbose #1 A verbose advanced sequence of play for ASL.
  8 Steps to ASL Jim Stahler’s original General article to learn ASL. 
  Thirteen Steps to Better ASL A concise list of ideas on how to improve your overall ASL game. 
  ASL Glossary of Acronyms List of all the acronyms used in ASL.
  ASL Examples of Play 118 pages of ASL example play. 
  Big Black Book of ASL Sleaze All the ASL tricks you are afraid to ask about.
  Roster for DYO A purchase roster table for DYO scenarios.
  Roster for SASL A campaign roster table for SASL scenarios.
Jeff Stahler’s ASL Programmed Instruction Tutorials 
  Programmed Instruction #1 Lesson 1: The Basic Infantry System.
  Programmed Instruction #2 Lesson 2: The Advanced Infantry System.
  Programmed Instruction #3 Lesson 3: The Special Infantry System & Terrain Rules.
  Programmed Instruction #4 Lesson 4: The Offboard Artillery System.
  Programmed Instruction #5 Lesson 5: The Basic Ordnance System.
  Programmed Instruction #6 Lesson 6: The Advanced Ordnance System.
  Programmed Instruction #7 Lesson 7: The Basic Vehicle System.
  Programmed Instruction #8 Lesson 8: The Advanced Vehicle System.
  Programmed Instruction #X Lesson X: More To Come.