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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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Episode 157: Bing Bang Bong!

Last episode were very excited to tear into Bounding Fire Production's latest masterpiece, Poland in Flames. Chock full of gorgeous maps and counters, scads of exciting and enticing scenarios, vehicle and historical notes, and more, this massive ASL module was too big to fit into one show. So we return to it here and discuss one of the fine articles contained in the accompanying Poland in Flames magazine, Pyromania. It's guaranteed (figuratively) to warm your cockles (literally).

We would like to apologize here in writing to all Martians, Big Foots, Australopithecines and all fine persons of Korean heritage.

We proud to have Ritterkrieg as the sponsor for this episode. You can purchase many fine Advanced Squad Leader products, including Poland in Flames.

1:00 Banter
20:12 Letters 
40:00 The article Pyromania: Fire in ASL from Poland in Flames
1:16:00 West Coast Melee Ad (actually it is a Kublacon Ad, we made a mistake)

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Episode 156: Bongos in Flames

Greetings all you hep (not HIP) cat fellow ASLer's! It's time to park the lead sled, stop quail hunting and instead focus your audio on our far out offering. We've got a really cool show today that's guaranteed to give you bright disease. We start our usual off-the-cob chit chat accompanied by Jeff on his cool bongos. It's slated for crashville until Daddy-o Dave whips out his copy of Poland in Flames from Bounding Fire Productions. This thing is bigger than Kerouac so listen up if you want to know your groceries. We don't blab any drab gab here. We patter what matters. No squares allowed. You dig?

Then join the PAASL Club as they recount their scenarios played with some after action reports, including a thorough discussion of ASL35 Blazin' Chariots and Food Fight from The Journal.

Oh yeah, and be sure to head over to RitterKrieg and spend a yard on ASL goods. No hanging paper please.

And hey, when you're done listening to this episode of The 2 Half-Squads, check out our new podcast, Spine and Sprocket a book and movie review program. There will be a lot of military history and war films, but also some sci-fi and fantasy as the mood hits us. 

1:00 New Podcast Announcement
6:00 Bongo Banter
15:30 What's in the Box?
46:00 West Coast Melee Ad
48:00 PAASL After Action Report and Scenario Analysis
1:16:51 Total Running Time

Beatnik Slang
Bounding Fire Productions
Poland in Flames
Spine and Sprocket Podcast

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