AFVs, tanks, and vehicles can be a bit of an enigma in Second Front. How do they work? What are the mechanics behind the combat? What are the best ways to unlock the secrets of using AFVs in Second Front? This multi-part series attempts to demystify them for you by showing the ASL basis of the mechanics behind how they work within the game. This is in preparation to show you their tactical secrets within the game, and how the mechanics can be used for your gain … just like the Understanding Defensive Fire video that breaks down how infantry fire mechanics work.

Here’s what’s covered in the video:

  • Covered Arcs
    • Vehicle CA
    • Turret CA
  • Vehicle Movement & Movement States
    • MP costs
    • The three different movement states and how they affect MG/passenger firepower, and gun To Hit chances
  • Target Aspects
    • How incoming fire hits vehicles
  • To Hit Mechanics
  • To Kill Mechanics
  • AFV Destruction

Beginning ASL players and Second Front players will find this video useful.

Check it out.


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Neal is a retired engineer/researcher who first played Squad Leader back in the late '70s. While getting re-acquainted with ASL after retiring, he took it as an opportunity to create VASL, Boot Camp, and AAR tutorials to help new and returning players. He lurks in the PWN.


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