Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Episode 238: That's Amore!

Buon Giormo, O e la sera dove sei?

 We are happy to bring you the tale of Jeff's Italian Trip.  Sadly he could not meet up with the wonderful gentlemen from the new Italian game company Advancing Fire while he was there. We suggest you go to their site and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge. Our "Letters" segment provides a delizioso distraction from ordinary life by providing some Advanced Squad Leader talk.
Did you know that there are a ton of ezines published by the Texas ASL guys?  The mag is called Banzai!!; and we review volume 24 issue 2 in this show.  It has a great article that explains how to execute a Banzai charge using the Starter Kit rules. Enjoy and Caio!

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Jeff's Italian Adventures
18:15 Letters
39:0 What Have You Been Playing Lately
49:00 What's in the Box?
1:02:45  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Tournament
Banzai!! Volume 24 issue 2

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Some real art for Box Art Review

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Episode 237: The Fight for Seoul on New Years Day

Greetings Listeners,
Best wishes for the New Year from our broadcast to yours!
We want to thank you for all of your amazing support over the years. We owe so much to you all.
Listen and see if you have won the French Counters.The drawing happens now.

Dave Kand Dave T played Trap by Mishap SV12 from the Swedish Volunteers. There is an after action report in this show. Photos can be found on our Twitter feed.  We also recount a Desperado miniatures game that we played as well as a game of Space Empires that Jeff played. We also tear into the latest box of ASL goodness called The Fight for Seoul.


Desperado Zombie Game 

Get over to the new Italian ASL company and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Auld Lang Syne and Chat
12:35 Drawing for French Counters
16:30 What Have You Been Playing Lately
28:00 What's in the Box?
52:10  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Advancing Fire Game Company
Le Franc Tireur Korea Game

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Episode 236: How to Defensive Fire During the Holidays Like a Pro

Dave editing at his local Photos dining place. 
Greetings Cheery Holiday Listeners,
We believe you will forgive our slightly longer than usual banter, when you hear the heartfelt sharing that is included therein. Please remember to see your doctor.  In our Rules segment we cover First Fire rules and marvel that it took us nearly eleven years to get to them.  Learn all about First Fire in our usual kind of quiz show format.  You get to see what you know as you try to guess the answers along with us.  Review those FFMO and FFNAM modifiers while you listen.
Get over to the new Italian ASL company and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
15:00 The Rules Rule
47:00 Letters
1:13:40 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Advancing Fire Game Company

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Episode 235: Dashing Dave Ramsey and the ASL Archive

Dave Ramsey ASLer and ASL Archive Manager
Dave Ramsey operates the fantastic Advanced Squad Leader website The ASL Archive. You kind find a trove of interesting ASL material here, publications, scenarios reviews, opponents wanted and even a source that tells you the average length of a scenario. The audio quality is a bit uneven and we apologize but you will learn of all the angles that you can get on a scenario in this interview with Dave.


SHOW TIMES
55:10 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Illuminating Rounds on Youtube
Barkmann's Corner Early Animation

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Episode 234: Hooked on the Swedish

What a great opening song, thanks to Dennis Donovan again! Speaking of the Swedish Volunteer pack Dave discusses his latest game from said pack, SV9 Mexico and Morocco.  A new segment about books premieres in this episode. You may be saying to yourself...."self, haven't the Half-Squads always talked about WWII books?" And you would be correct, however Dave's review of Brackman's book about the Tokyo War Trails, titled The Other Nuremberg, goes into more detail than the normal banter.
We finally get to taking a gander at Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit #4 thanks to Ritterkrieg.com.

SHOWTIMES
0:01 Hooked on the Swedish Song
3:20 Banter With Special Offers So Listen Closely
16:50  What Have You Been Playing Lately?
29:30 Book Review
39:35 What's in the Box?
1:11:05 Total Running Time\

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Hooked on the Swedish

Concept:  The2HalfSquads

Lyrics:  Dennis Donovan

I just played the Swedish, Versus the Ruskis
Somewhere in North Finland, 1943

Yeah, I saw those, Counters blue on white
For the first time, Earlier tonight, now..

I…, I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers

The Swede pack’s sweet as candy, But it’s hard to find
It runs about one thirty, From an auction house on-line

It’s quite the smorgasbord:, 14 scenarios
One hundred plus counters, Historical notes

Chapter H and, Chapter A updates
Give it a whirl, It will turn you on

I..., I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers
Go and get one, Before they’re all gone
Give it a whirl, Get your ASL game on!
I, I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers
I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
mean the Volunteers
Said I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean that ABBA band
Hooked on the Swedish


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