Sunday, June 19, 2016

Episode 162: Sounds Like Algebra

Critical Hit Meets the Mammoth

Greetings Advanced Squad Leader fans across the world. Jeff has been really busy lately so he gave Dave permission to record a show on his own. That usually means a little less humor and a lot less banter, which is good news to those of you who don't like the banter.  Dave has read Critical Hit's 10th Anniversary Best of Critical Hit Compendium Edition, and he is ready to bring you a review of the articles therein and some of the tactical tips he has garnished from said magazine. It is a trove of interesting ASL information as you will see. If you don't believe us, just take a gander at the Showtimes and then have a listen!

Critical Hit's ASL Compatible 
Steve Swann's Super Cool Profile
Is This Our Pedro Ramis?

5:00 Half tracks and Tanks: Major Rob Modarelli
23:00 Snipers
30:00 Top Ten Reasons Why I Like ASL Better Than D&D: Tom Huntington
33:00 Paratroop Tactics: Mike Puccio
39:00 Artillery: Jim Thompson
50:00 Chess Clock: “Jerald” Tracy
1:03 Guns
1:08 Obstacle Tactics: Rob Modarelli
1:10 River Crossings: Chris Maloney
1:21 Total Running Time

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Episode 161: Get the Gifford

After several episodes of lame content we decided to finally get some serious history of Advanced Squad Leader stuff to you.  You can't beat this discussion with the wonderful Russ Gifford as he covers GENIE, Play By Email, Avalon Hill, The ASL Ladder, At the Point, SPI Games, Rex M, Don G, AREA Ratings, material in The General and a history of the development of ASL. This one is for the older players to reminisce and learn what was going on behind the scenes, and for the younger players to get their history lesson.

1:00 Intro Chat
3:00 B-Day Wishes
4:25 Russ Gifford Interview
1:14:40 Total Running Time

SPI Games
Russ Gifford Training Videos
Russ on Facebook

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Episode 160: Can't Wait Til It's Over

Some of the PAASL gents after battle.
Welcome Boys and Girls, to another exciting episode of The 2 Half-Squads, the one and only podcast on the net dedicated to the greatest game in the world Advanced Squad Leader.  This is an all fun episode with no boring rules discussions to muck things up.  We like it when it is simple. A simple show for simple minds, like ours.  Letters......What Have You Been Playin' Lately........what more do we need in life? Oh, maybe a new ASL song based on Over There! to celebrate Yanks going on pre-order, thanks Dennis Donovan.
0:05 Song Yanks! (Not by the 2 Half-Squads Singers)
2:30 Chat
15:00 Letters (lots, but hey, it is ASL talk for the most part)
41:00 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?

Yeti Microphone
ASL Like Video Game Tutorial
RitterKrieg 3-D Dinant Map
Guards Counterattack Youtube Tutorial
How to Design a Scenario Youtube Tutorial
Swedish Volunteers

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Episode 159: Lightning Strikes Twice

Hello Fellow ASLer's,
An illustration of the lightning rules from ASL Journal #4
We welcome you to a show that starts out somber, as Dave honors his late father, but soon recovers to celebrate life. There is some coverage of the less important things in life like Advanced Squad Leader.

If you were wondering after listening to the last show "Hey, what about the last few articles in Journal 4?" Well, you are in luck, buster! We finish the last of said articles right here in this episode.  We particularly enjoyed covering the Lightning Rules. What's in the Box? are the wonderful ASL 30th Anniversary precision dice from Battle School.  They Rock (and they roll, After all, they are dice)! Winter Offensive Pack #7 is also in the box. Both it's boards and it's scenarios are reviewed.

1:00 Banter 
9:55 Ritter Krieg Ad
13:30 The Rest of Journal 4
14:30 Sturmtiger
20:30 Light Mortars by Simon Spinetti
32:00 Lightning Rules
37:45 What's in the Box?
50:00 Letters
1:02:00 Total Running Time

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Episode 158: Sacre Bleu! Carriers, Ambush and More.

Sorry for the slight delay, we have been a bit busy launching our other podcast Spine and Sprocket. Check it out; we think you will enjoy it!

Tonight in "the box" we discover ASL Journal 4 and take you through the article, step by step, with some extra special attention paid to the strategic and tactical advice that can be found therein, So much so, that we have listed said  articles in the show times list.

Yes, we believe that this show may still be the only show 89.5% dedicated to the greatest game in the world......wait for it.............Advanced Squad Leader!
(Disclaimer: Having viewed the Curt Schilling controversial Tweet after publication of this episode, The 2 Half-Squads would like to go on record as disapproving of such Tweets) 

0:00 Kublacon Ad
1:00 Chitty Chitty Chit Chat
11:30 What's in the Box? (Journal 4, see below)
16:15 Carriers by Ian Daglisch
38:00 Fine Art of Bushwacking by David Ollie
58:00 Best Scenarios by Robert Wolkey
1:01:00 Indian Pattern Carrier by Charles Markus and Shawn Carter
1:10:00 Army at the Edge of the World by Laurent Claussier (or some French last name that we can't pronounce)
1:17:00 View From the Mound by Curt Schilling
1:20:00 Tips for Playing ASL by John Slotwinski

None really

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