Advanced Squad Leader is considered by many to be the ultimate tactical war game, and by others as something to be feared for the bulk of its rules. Still, there are some who would like to learn the game, yet are having trouble figuring it out on their own, or just haven’t had the time. Joe Steadman, a die-hard war gamer—you can tell because he clips his counters and uses tweezers*—thinks that’s a shame and is doing his part to help. He’s posting on his WARGAMECOP YouTube channel a series of instructional videos to Multiman Publishing’s ASL Starter Kits. At under 10 minutes each, the videos break Advanced Squad Leader down in to manageable segments. So far, I’m through Primer #3 and I’m already feeling much more comfortable with the game.

* I kid because I’m a fan.