The Paddington Bears Homepage


G'Day, and welcome to the Home page of the Paddington Bears, a club based in Sydney dedicated to the play and enjoyment of Advanced Squad Leader.
For those that have never heard about Advanced Squad Leader (ASL), it is a World War 2 simulation wargame based upon squad level infantry tactics. The game is published by The Avalon Hill Game Company in a series of modules.
For more information click here.
For an introductory guide in PDF format, Click
For the complete
Anyway, enough said for those newcomers out there, for those that live and breathe the game, this is yet another ASL site where we hope to publish the good oil on ASL, and basically present the view from Down Under. The club meets every first Saturday of each month in the upstairs room of the Paddington- Woollahra Returned Servicemen's League (RSL) Club, surrounded by memorablia and 'memorials' to the club's four Victoria Cross winners. For the cost of a mere $5 to cover the room charges, ASL players can meet, play and share stories and ideas that would be mocked or ignored in the big wide world.

Bear Meeting Dates 2001 & Draft 2002 Dates

The Australasian ASL Player Directory



To check out how the members are faring,
the Bear Ratings
Submit a result to the Bear Ratings

ANZAC Scenario Design Contest
(now closed to entries!)
Results to come!


To mail The Paddington Bears ASL Club

Information about the

Paddington Bears 98 Scenario Pack

Paddington Bears '97 Scenario Pack


Paddington Bears '96 Scenario Pack

Those Ragged Bloody Heroes: The Battle of Gona

THOSE RAGGED BLOODY HEROES depicts the bloody Pacific Island fighting on the northern coast of New Guinea. Here the Australian 7th Division has pushed the Japanese invader north in the long and bloody Kokoda Trail campaign. During the weeks prior to the battle for Gona, General Horii's defenders toiled long and hard to prepare a defensive ‘death-trap’ that awaited the oncoming—and unsuspecting Australian soldiers. Cleared fire-lanes, log bunkers and Japanese snipers await your men of the Australian 7th Division as you re-fight this tragic and controversial battle.

To order

VASL board

Brief History of the Gona Battle

ASL Links Directory

Australian Sites

N.J. Hickman

Australian War History
The Australian War Memorial
The Australian Army History
Australia in World War 2
Australian Orders of Battle
Australian WW2 AFV Portal

Australian Game and Book suppliers
Napoleon's Military Bookshop
Military Simulations
K. R. White Military Bookshop

Selected ASL Sites

ASL Crossroads  (Excellent Source of AAR and a comprehensive listing of ASL links) 
The ASL Mailing List How to join
ROAR (The Automated ASL Record, also personal record)
The Expanded (TH) ASL Index.
VASL (Virtual ASL, play Online)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Rules Q&A
TO SUBMIT Q&A to MMP (a.k.a Perry Cocke)
ASL Questions & Answers Complete Index


OZ ASL - Aussie Advanced Squad Leader

Last Updated: 11th September, 2001