Category: VASL101

Scenario Info Table Generator for VASL

Scenario Info Table Generator for VASL


Design: Neal Ulen | Javascript: Kai Glanz A couple weeks ago I posted about using the VASL html templates I developed to spice up your scenarios with more info. The downside is that you need some basic knowledge of editing html and CSS do modify the code for you particular scenario. Not a skill that […]

VASL Information Templates

VASL Information Templates


Templates by: Neal Ulen Update: We’ve developed an online html generator that removes having to manually edit html. Go here to try it out!! Have you ever wanted a consistent information panel for all your VASL games, but didn’t want to take the time to create one or set one up every time you played? […]

VASL101 - Lesson 11 - Connecting to the Server

VASL101 – Lesson 11 – Connecting to the Server


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. VASL101 – Lesson 11 – Connecting to the Server: The final VASL 101 basic course lesson! This is a simple one. You’ve “mastered” all the basic aspects of VASL, from installing the engine and module, all the way to setting up a scenario. Now it’s time to play! This lesson […]

VASL101 - Lesson 10 - Building Your Order of Battle

VASL101 – Lesson 10 – Building Your Order of Battle


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. VASL101 – Lesson 10 – Building Your Order of Battle: Now that your basic playing area is built out for the example scenario The Eastern Gate, it’s time to start pulling counters to represent the order of battle show on the scenario card. In this lesson I show you how […]

VASL101 - Lesson 09 - Adding Basic Scenario Info

VASL101 – Lesson 09 – Adding Basic Scenario Info


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 09: We’re close to being able to start playing our first scenario. Next I show you how to add the bare minimum required to play a scenario: turn track, turn markers, phase track, and north indicator. I also show you an example (Decision at Elst setup) of what you […]

VASL101 - Lesson 08 - The LOS Tool

VASL101 – Lesson 08 – The LOS Tool


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 08: I go over how to use the LOS tool, how to set colors to indicate clear, hindered, or blocked LOS, how to turn on verbose mode to display additional LOS information, and the difference between normal LOS checks and Silent LOS checks. 1) Java – http://java.com 2) The […]

VASL101 - Lesson 07 - Navigating the Menu

VASL101 – Lesson 07 – Navigating the Menu


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 07: Navigating the menu. Sorry this lesson ran a little long, but I wanted to show new (and old) users how to navigate around the VASL board. How to use the map insert (especially for large map layouts, the button/counter bar and how to customize it (if you choose), […]

VASL101 - Lesson 06 - Transforming Terrain

VASL101 – Lesson 06 – Transforming Terrain


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 06: Transforming terrain. Let’s make our playing area look more like the scenario it represents. In this VASL 101 lesson I show you how to transform terrain on your boards into PTO terrain specifically for The Eastern Gate example scenario. Then I spend some time demonstrating some of the […]

VASL101 - Lesson 05a - Advanced Overlays Extension

VASL101 – Lesson 05a – Advanced Overlays Extension


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 05a: Advanced overlays. This lesson is essentially a repeat of placing the overlays on The Eastern Gate scenario, but by using the more visually intuitive VASL overlay extension instead. I show you how to download, configure, and use the overlay extension. 1) Java – http://java.com 2) The Vassal Engine […]

VASL101 - Lesson 05 - Placing Overlays

VASL101 – Lesson 05 – Placing Overlays


Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson. Lesson 04: Cropping your boards. This lesson continues with cropping the boards for the scenario The Eastern Gate to match the scenario card. 1) Java – http://java.com 2) The Vassal Engine – http://vassalengine.org 3) The VASL module – http://vasl.info

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