Sunday, September 6, 2020

Episode 255: Dinant in the Box

Finally, we break open that box containing Croix  de Guerre and Dinant and revel in the wonderful  Advanced Squad Leader counters, maps and more.  Dan Dolan must be proud.  This game even has some NEW French counters, The Vichy French and Free French. We finish with a discussion of virtual gaming and the St. Louis Tournament with Jim Burris.
 
 
SHOW TIMES
00:02 Banter
8:00  What's in the Box?  
34:00 Jim Burris Interview
1:02:53 Total Running Time

 
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Episode 254: Beanies Galore!

Storms in Chicago, disaster strikes, cars stuck on lifts in garages without power, gaming table order attempt disasters on Kickstarter; these are just a few of the topics in Chit Chat. In the Box are both, the new Ritterkrieg Counter Stackers, and the rest of Onslaught to Orsha II (the parts that we didn't get to in our previous episodes).  Add in a look at Scenario HS2: War Without Quarter from Operation Watchtower, and you have yourself a nice little show mostly about Advanced Squad Leader!

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HS2: War Without Quarter from Operation Watchtower
  
SHOW TIMES
00:02 Can I Go Back?
2:00 Chit Chat 
16:00 Mysterious Benefactor and Call In.
23:00 What's in the Box? 
48:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
1:06:04 Total Running Time

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Episode 253: Chas' Job

This episode is a whole lotta letters covering a ton of ASL, VASL and T2HS topics. Our listeners bring their ideas, opinions, curses, praises, corrections, tech issues, playing suggestions, and much more to our doorstep this show.

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SHOW TIMES
00:02 Chas's Job (song)
4:00 Lot's O' Letters
31:00 Free Sniper Counter Offer from Broken Ground Design
1:00:50 Total Running Time

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Chas’ Job (Sung to the Tune of Jessie' Girl) 
Lyrics: Dennis Donovan
Performed by: The 2 Half-Squad Singers. 

Chas he is this guy,
Yeah, I knows he plays a favorite game of mine
And he works for a company that’s always on my mind
Chas has got himself a job and I want to make it mine

'Cuz he gets free stuff all the time
And he gets paid to go to ASLOCK, I just know it
Yeah ‘n’ he’s designing stuff with the guys,
Late, late at night

You know, I wish that I had Chas’ job!
I wish that I had Chas’ job!
Where can I find employment like that?

Yes, ya know he has it made
He makes 600K a year, plus some change
You know, I feel so jealous ‘cuz his job’s A-S-L, dude
And he gets to go on Gamesquad forums and answer questions, too

‘Cause he’s playtesting with the guys
And he’s workin’ in the game industry, don’t ya know it
And he’s taking it by storm
You got that right

You know, I wish that I had Chas’ job
I wish that I had Chas’ job
Where can I find employment like that?
Like Chas’ job

I wish that I had Chas’ job
Where can I find employment
Where can I find employment like that?

And I’m lookin’ on his website all the time
Wondering why he won’t hire me
Ask my buddies, I’ve tried since ‘09
Guess I should re-submit my resume

Tell me, where can I find employment like that?
You know, I wish that I had Chas’ job
I wish that I had Chas’ job
I want Chas’ job

Where can I find employment like that
Like Chas’ job
I wish that I had Chas’ job
I want, I want Chas’ job

Hääkaa Päälle!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Episode 252: Too Much Good Stuff, You Hexy Thing!

It was such a pleasure to talk with Michael Koch in our second episode on the ASL scene in Germany. The discussion covers WWII sites to see in Germany when you attend the Grenadier Tournament, the history of ASL, and the wonderful fact that there is just too much good Advanced Squad Leader stuff being published today. What a problem to have! Michael also gives us a detailed look at what it takes to run a tournament and chats about his love for the Hatten in Flames campaign game.  And so much more.

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SHOW TIMES
00:02 You Hexy Thing (Armoured Fighting Vehicles)
4:00 Interview with Michael Koch
Total Running Time 


'You Hex-y Thing' (Armoured Fighting Vehicles)

Lyrics by Clinton Paine, Performed by The 2 Half-Squad Singers

Armoured fighting vehicles
Wend along this hex-y thing
My armoured fighting vehicles
Could be moving wrong on this hex-y thing

With my first armoured OB
Move crew exposed down the open road
Roll for ESB, I need this speed so badly
My MMCs approach defending infantry
In PFPh I was shooting at some people
Now they're firing back at me on the IFT

But my armoured fighting vehicles
Overrun the hex they're in
And my armoured fighting vehicles
Keep rolling on, on this hex-y thing

Where did you come from AT shell?
How did you know where to conceal those guns?
Did you know this game is everything I play for?
Learn the rules, every night and day for?
Then today I play my first combined-arms action
Now you're firing next to me, giving it to me

My armoured fighting vehicles
Have nowhere to run on this hex-y thing
My armoured fighting vehicles’
PRCs long for their next of kin

Oh! Curse you, you hex-y thing
Point blank fire from the hex you're in
There's no way you can miss my side armour, these flanks are thin
Oh! It's snake eyes, this hexing thing

Yesterday I mortar bombed those lonely people
Now your rate of fire sprees serve it back to me

My armoured fighting vehicles
Are all STUNNED or wrecks burning
My armoured fighting vehicles
Face side down or exiting

Oh, pinch me
Stop retreating!
Forget about those VCs, greenhorn
Oh, I concede!

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Episode 251: OTO Charts Away!

Rich returns to the Remote Broadcast Foxhole and has a serious conversation with Jeff about the state of some young Americans' lack of historical knowledge.  They also discuss Churchill's books on WW II. The meat of the show is a look at Rich's involvement with the development of Onslaught to Orsha II by Bounding Fire Productions. You get a chance to hear the designer of the new charts included therein discuss said charts. And we take a look in the box at a few more of the game's components.


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SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
13:00 What's in the Box?
1:08:46 Total Running Time


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