Thursday, September 12, 2019

Episode 230: Dave, The Fonz, and Me


At the start of this episode there are a few issues with Dave's volume. Darn. But it is corrected relatively quickly. Yay.
Together we discuss our visit to Comic Con and our wonderful time with Henry Winkler. Then Dave tells what it is like to become an almost empty nester, then he gives us an update from the Palatine Area Advanced Squad Leaders (PAASL) game club. During that report, you will hear from Will Marrerro, Dan Janezik, Mike Stubits, Ron Schatz, and Bill Forg. They discuss Scenario RPT 55: Coudehard Cache, Scenario HG-2 Konista Crackdown and Scenario 43: Into the Fray.

Letters are as fascinating as usual.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
13:00 Letters
31:00 PAASL After Action Report
58:45 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Bunkers in Greece
Wild West Fest

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The Greeks attacking the hill on left and woods on right.
Near the end. Success in taking the hill and most of the village.



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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Episode 229: Andrew Rogers Man of Hatten


We are honored to have the privilege of interviewing the designer of Multi-Man Publishing's Advanced Squad Leader Historical Module Number 9, Hatten in Flames, Andy Rogers. He is an interesting person to talk with. The game is a wonderful module with 8 scenarios and 2 campaign games based on the World War II battle. Check out the amazing website linked below to learn more about the battle and have a listen to this episode to learn more about the game.

SHOW TIMES
1;00 Intro
3:00 Interview
1:02:35 Total Running Time



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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Episode 228: It's Greek to Me

Welcome to another fascinating episode of the one and only podcast dedicated 100% to the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. Mike Stubits joins us again as Dave banters a bit too long perhaps but he recounts his wild adventures while in Greece. Just check out these photos from a most romantic Air B&B.  That ought to get you interested. In our What's in the Box segment we look at Broken Ground Designs' Hungarian counters. Get your bell ready to ring in and play along with our Terrain Time segment on roadblocks. There are several after action reports in the PAASL recordings. Dan and Dave played Scenario WO13 All The Stops.  Mike and Rich played FrF93 Wiener Walzer.  ASL newcomer Vince played Ron in S1 Retaking Vierville. Get some advice on how to play them here.
Dan planning a move in WO13


SHOWTIMES
1:00 Dave's Amazing Greek Odyssey
20:00 Contest Winner Announced
25:00 What's in the Box?
34:00 Terrain Time
46:00 PAASL Talk
1:06:40 Total Running Time

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Episode 227: Pachyderms and Pillboxes

Mike Stubits joins Dave and Jeff in the Broadcast Foxhole as he discusses his gaming background and his tournament experiences.  He is freshly back from the St. Louis Tournament that he attended with Rich Spilky.  And he recounts his adventures and the wonderful generosity of the Texas ASL boys!

You can brush up on your pillbox rules during Terrain Time, which doubles as a kind of Quiz Show so pack up your pachyderms and your ASL kit in your trunk, and play along!

SHOW TIMES
1:00 ASL Tournament Talk
29:00 Terrain Time
1:06:20 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Pachyderms at Brookfield Zoo
Boardgame Geek Pillbox Questions



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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Episode 226: Red Factories for Snobs

Some banter brings talk of the American Civil War in gaming, and in the book about the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom. The discussion of that book leads us to a discussion on economics, (wait, did we just say economics?) yes, we did. 

The letters from our fascinating listeners are as interesting as usual, and if anyone knows where the current ASL Ladder is located please let us know.  Because interesting listeners want to know.

We then take a deep look in the box, and finally find Red Factories by Multi-Man Publishing! There is a lot of content to see, the original Red Barricades maps are here, as well as those for the new Red October game. That is four mega maps! Also included are some new counters, as well as reprints of those from Barricades.  We take a gander at all of these excellent ASL accessories. It's a sneak peek into Advanced Squad Leader heaven.


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Too Much Chat, but it's Fascinating Chat
20:00 Letters
32:00 What's in the Box?
57:00 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Battle Cry of Freedom Book
Red Banner from DC Conscripts


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