Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson

Lesson 02: How to download, set up, and load your first basic board configuration…the first part of playing a scenario.

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. I get lost on downloading the zip file. Can’t seam to get it to work. Can someone give me step by step instructions?

  2. There have been a few changes to VASL since you created these videos. For one thing, apparently the boards available for download on the VASL website are no longer the latest versions of those boards. Apparently, if you’re running 6.6.6, it will automatically download the latest version of any boards you need. (You probably still need to set up a boards directory.) I don’t know if this is true every time you create a game, or if the program automatically checks to see if you’ve got the latest version before downloading it again, assuming you’ve already downloaded a board.



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