Monday, April 7, 2014

Episode 113: Perry Sez So

We couldn't find a recent
picture of Perry, but we
recall him looking like this.
Today we are happy to present our recent interview with Perry Cocke of Multi-Man Publishing, makers of Advanced Squad Leader and other fine products. Perry gives us an update on upcoming ASL goodies that you will most likely see in 2014. There's lots to look forward to, including -- could it be -- Haaka Paale?

This episode is 99% ASL. If that's still not enough you . . . you're a normal ASLer!

1:30 - Perry
2:30 - More Perry
41:00 - Even More Perry
51:05 - Still Perry
1:02:47 - Let's just say it's all Perry
Total running time: 1:02:35

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Episode 112: We're Fired!

In the unlikely event you didn't realize already, let us warn you: if you're going to play Advanced Squad Leader you're going to need to have your troops fire their guns. There's no room for pacifists here. It wouldn't be much of a war if the armies in opposition didn't fire off all those cool guns and artillery and stuff. In today's episode we discuss the rules around Fire Attacks. Some of this is pretty basic stuff as far as the rules go, but we encourage you to listen anyway. We were surprised by several interesting tidbits we'd nearly forgotten or use only too rarely.

7:30 - What Have You Been Playing Lately
17:30 - What's in the Box (plus a little Box Art Review) -- ASL Annual '92
41:00 - Rules -- Fire Attacks
Total running time: 1:08

Stout Hearted Men
A Girl Worth Fighting For
HC4 - Whaling Good Time

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Episode 111: Let's Debrief

Welcome to Episode 111 of the only podcast on the net dedicated 100% (kinda sorta) to the greatest
game in the world; Advanced Squad Leader!

Today we have a very simple show, for very simple fans. First up is an order to clear out our bursting mailbox -- and leaving nary a letter for Episode 112. There's a variety of topics including some ASL talk -- we guarantee it. Then Dave stands alone on Quiz Show against questions taken from an official ASL source that we won't reveal to you here,  so you can play along at home without cheating. We finish up with a nice analysis of East Side Gamers Scenario ESG109 Backs to the Wall.

A very hearty thank you to Steve Kiss for the images gracing this entry. He did some very clever art that you'll be seeing in the near future. How's that for a cliff hanger?

1:00 Chat
5:45 Letters
37:20 Quiz Show
52:52 Scenario Analysis
1:07:38 Total Running Time 

Luftwoofe Paradogs
Register for Aplenfestung 
VASLing With Stew  

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Episode 110: T2HS Greatest Hits Part Two

Hi! Welcome to the not-so-long awaited part two of The 2 Half-Squads Greatest Hits series. Did we say series? Well, only time will tell. This show covers episodes 21-35, and boy did we ever have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with enough "atrocities" "hits" for this one. Is it possible we should not even try to present such a collection? If you'd like us to refrain from such endeavors in the future, just click that Donate button on this page. Oh yes, we can be bought -- and for a lot less than you'd think!

But here we go anyway.  Please try to enjoy.  Just saying . . . .

None needed on a show like this other than End Time (and it can't come soon enough.) -- 2:07:19

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Episode 109: You've Been Promoted

Maybe one of the reasons we love Advanced Squad Leader is for those moments when not only our well-laid plans pan out, but further reward presents itself when fortune shines on the roll of the dice. Today in our rules discussion we talk about Field Promotion, that moment when luck smiles upon us, no matter how fleetingly. But as the Universe has a tendency to balance out the good with some bad, we would be remiss if we didn't also cover Battlefield Integrity and Wounds. Ouch.

Sandwiched somewhere in the middle we talk a bit about the venerable Sten gun, the recent passing of a tenacious Japanese warrior and our latest readings. Then Dave powers up the WayBack machine to travel back a whopping 23 years and does a thorough discussion of ASL Annual '91.

Jeff confirms Dave's findings. HOT.
If it's ASL rules you're looking for, skip ahead 48 minutes and get right to it. If, on the other hand, you'd rather hear two guys blabber on about fast food drive-through service, elusive spicy food topping and other nonsense, start from the beginning -- and don't say we didn't warn you!

OK, it's not exactly Shakespeare, but neither is it Dull. You see that "Dull" rating below? DO NOT CLICK THERE!

0:00 Banter
13:30 News and History
21:00 ASL Annual '91
48:00 Rules

The Sten
Hiroo Onoda
ASL Tactical Wargamer's Journal
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