After last week's game, I had some time to think about ASL in general. Dan Best and I are now 10 games away from our 500th contest. I let my thoughts wander to the many great games that Dan and I have played since our first meeting in Texas ten years ago. So many great games were played, that it would be impossible to choose only one as the greatest of them all. Of course, there were the grinding games set in the dust choked deserts and the brutal, panjii filled nightmares of the Pacific Jungles, and the grueling frozen madness of the Finnish swamps filled with bunkers. Alas, there have been a few forgettable, unfun and profoundly disappointing games to go with the many great ones played. Thankfully, those unfun games were few and far between.
99% of the time...yes, it was a blast!
Ground snow is in effect and the church on Board 85 has a two-level steeple. The German Player will have no problem reaching it before the Russians and of course should consider it a priority.