[This guest post is by Ran.]
During last weekend, Israel had the first ASL event in its history. For the very first time 5 gamers gathered in a guesthouse in Tel Aviv, and played ASL for 3 whole days.
Attending the event were Daniel and Josh, brothers and veteran ASL players from Rehovot, Ellis fron Ra’anana, a veteran wargamer but a newbie ASLer who was a guest for a day, Jon from Canada, a born again ASL player, and myself, a veteran ASLer from Jerusalem.
The scenarios played reflected the wide scope of ASL, including a jungle battle between British Ghurkas and Japanese, an early war pre Dunkirk battle between British and German forces in Belgium, a battle for the railway station in central Stalingrad, late war battles involving heavy armor, lend-lease Sherman tanks and more.
From early morning on Thursday until Saturday night, boards were laid, counters moved, and dice rolled for 18 hours a day, barely leaving time to sleep. The atmosphere was friendly, the games were intense and exiting, and the friendly beer and snack breaks refreshing.
We see this event as a successful pilot for future events, and we hope to recreate it with more participants, both veteran and newbies.
Final records (W-L):
[My session report is here. A big thank you to all the guys for making this event possible.]