Tuesday, September 20, 2011

AFV Logic - Our Ambition to Double the Excitement of ASL





- AFV Logic is a off-board counter system that Countersmith Workshop designed to speed up the game by skipping all the trivial calculations and simplifying the  complicated markings about AFV. 


- It makes AFV-heavy scenario or scenario of a bigger scale be an accessible option for us again at home, game house or in the tournaments.


- It saves time we once spent on reading rules or calculations so that we could now enjoy solely the fun and excitement on military strategy.  


- It avoids the messy calculations and markings about AFV that once cloud our judgement in the battlefield.


- It benefits ASL players of both beginner or connoisseur AFV combat level


- Both our AFV smart cards and transparent PVC maker cards make all data accessible without any sight difficulties to ASL players. 


- For scenario designers, AFV-heavy scenario could be put on the list of design again as scenario even involving dozens of AFV is now gamer-friendly. Approximately, in our initial play-tests, half of the time we once spent on the game could be saved after using AFV Logic.


AFV Logic - Three New Things in ASL Variants 

Basically, it consists of the three new components in the system.


AFV Logic Basic


a. AFV Smart Cards 


- All AFV data in One Read 


- The first batch (Set A) is 300 pieces of AFV Smart Cards (90mm X 54mm) covering 50 models of German, US, Russian and British AFV commonly appeared in battlefield.


- It consolidated Modified TH and Modified TK Table. 


- It reminds players of various effects of range, caliber size, barrel legth, firing smoke on the TH and TK. 










AFV Logic Plus

b. Transparent* PVC Marker Cards 

- All Marker Info In One Glance  

- AS we select transparent PVC cards as the new material for making AFV maker cards, we could place each AFV Marker Card over the other and we could still read all marker informations, like Motion, Immobilized, SA Disabled, Recall, Special Armor Depleted and etc. in one glance. 

- It solve the problem while placing the tall pile of marker counters over AFV counters but without being able reading all marker informations.

- It skips extra note marking on the paper for Special Armor Depleted or others.

- Our first batch is 102 pieces of AFV Marker Cards covering 23 types of markers.


c. PVC Armor Leader Cards (Collector Edition)

- Our first batch is 12 pieces of PVC Armor Leader Cards to pay our respect to 4 tank aces

- Michael Wittmann

- Dmitriy Lavrineko

- Lafayette G. Pool

- Joe Ekins

- In the play, PVC Armor Leader Card could be placed under AFV Smart Card before revealing it to your opponents.


(The above is only the concept photo of AFV Logic Plus. The real design file or product photo will be posted in the near future.)



Estimated Date of Release:

AFV Logic Basic - 15th October 2011

AFV Logic Plus - 30th October 2011




Pre-Order:

AFV Logic Basic : $39.5 + shipping charge

AFV Logic Plus : $28.5 + shipping charge

AFV Logic Basic Plus : $58.5 + shipping charge
( AFV Logic Basic + AFV Logic Plus + 1 Optional Gift)


About Optional Gift of AFV Logic Basic Plus 

You could write your gift preference in paypal note and we will give the one you choose as long as the stocks last. Otherwise, it will be given in random.

3 Optional Gift:

a. 1 Card Holder for Smart Card

b. 20 Premium PVC Card Pockets

c. AFV Logic Tournament Bag 



8 comments:

  1. this is brilliant!

    I was going to make up some AFV specific TH charts myself, but this is what I was thinking x 100!!


    w00h00!

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  2. This does look interesting for sure. Transparent's thus far have only been talked about, I feel this is a direction that could go places.

    I will be sure to Blog this later

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  3. Thanks!! We think our new things need both comments and supports^^

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  4. I'd like to see the transparents and the Leaders too :)

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  5. Great idea! It could replace the hard-to-find AFV cards found in Deluxe ASL.

    I have some suggestions and questions:

    - I think you should add the Chapter H vehicle number to each card. This way sorting and finding vehicles is rather easy.

    - Will there be a card for each model of, say, PzIII, even if only the AAMG changes?

    - Why is the ToHit table divided between front and back? I know we'll use only the front TH 90% of the time, but it is awkward.

    - What are the TK numbers squared in red?

    - What is the hex with a number 0 that appears beside the AF?

    - Will we have a card for each individual AFV or for model? To read data one for model is ok, but to mark disabilities and leaders we need one card per AFV or lettered-id event markers.

    - As there are lots of information that appear in some AFV and not in some other, all the cards seem to have empty gaps in weird places, due to a device or ammo they don't possess. Maybe the layout would be better with a square spreadsheet style, a la Chapter A Concealment Gain/Loss, where you know where to look for each piece of information.

    Good job!

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  6. Marti, thanks for your great advice. I will posted some information about AFV Logic Basic soon. We are also taking serious consideration to see if we could add Ch H number in our next batch. Anyway, we really need more inspiration and feedback from all of you.
    dude163, I will most more photo and file of AFV Logic Plus as soon as possible.

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  7. Is there a way to see the cards in action? I think a YouTube video is in order.

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