Now firstly I would suggest reading the following, to under stand the principles behind the Lethality Ladder:
- Ideas On How To Get Better at ASL Faster to see why having a ladder is important.
- ONLY not AND to see that it’s not about more but about less.
- Heat of Battle Tested to see my angle on what these levels are really preparing you for.
- Casual or Competitive To know the game your are actually playing.
- Isn’t This All a Bit Over The Top? My rant about how necessary or unnecessary this is.
OK, lets get on with it now.
The ASL Lethality Ladder
|Development Level||You Are Developing||Benefits|
|Sequencing||Having a strong understanding of what happens in the game and when.||Speeds up gameflow & helps you make sure you don’t miss any important moves.|
|Skills & Probabilities||Know the likelihood of your actions having an effect. Be able to estimate Line of Sight sucessfully. Reducing uncertainty & anticipating your opponents deployment.||Allows you to determine what the level of risk is for the actions you are taking.|
|Actions & Mechanics||Know what actions you can initiate. Know How to do what you are trying to do. Understand how basic game mechanics at work.||Allows you to engage in the full suite of actions with confidence. Knowing what you true options are.|
|Rules, Modifiers & Effects||Know what you can do and can’t do. Know what modifies your actions. Know what effects you can suffer.||Understand the basics of your actions, what modifies them and the effects they cause.|
|Tactics & Technique||Knowing what the best ways and sequencing is on actions to get the effect you want to achieve.||Know how to apply your actions for the most favourable effects.|
|Tactical Acumen||Tactical principles more or less disassociated from rules: i.e. concentrating forces, how to recognize weak spots in a defense||Know principles of how to applying various tactics to win the game.|
|Understanding the Gameflow & Pace||Understand the ebb & flow of the attack or defence in relation to how many turns||Successful time your application of tactics to the stage of the game.|
|Awareness of Your Opponents Moves & Plans||Being aware of your opponents intentions & actions||Improve your gameplay based on your opponents predisposition.|
|Awareness of The Meta-Game||Being aware of your opponents psychology and your own||Improve yourself in relation to the game.|
Get Good, Play Well, Have Fun.