Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson

Lesson 01: How to download and install everything needed to use VASL (Virtual Advanced Squad Leader).

One thing I forgot to mention in my video is how to check if you already have Java installed:

1) Hit the Windows key on your keyboard.
2) Type “cmd” and hit Enter to bring up the Command Prompt window.
3) Type “java -version” and hit Enter. If you see Java version info displayed you already have Java installed.
4) Type “exit” and hit Enter to exit the Command Prompt window.

Update: Make sure you read VASL module dependency with VASSAL version before doing any updating. Dependency information is always posted in the VASL downloads section at

Note: This is a Window specific installation lesson.

VASL is an Advanced Squad Leader module for the popular VASSAL board game engine.

1) Java –

2) The Vassal Engine –

3) The VASL module –

GET TO THE CHOPPA…!!! Get To The Choppa...!!!

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  1. Apparently you do not need to install JAVA any more when installing VASSAL. (Or perhaps I misunderstood one of the messages I got when I installed it.)



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