Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Episode 274: Brevity Biazza Booyah!

Early version of Map
We'd like to make a confession.... we incorrectly named the Bravo Biazza show.
We meant to call it the Bravo Brevity show.  So, while both shows are about two of the great new games from Advancing Fire, this show covers Brevity Assault. This system uses some colored lines to delineate the levels on the map. Fantastic touch!  Dave gives a run down of the scenarios contained therein. Join us!

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
6:30 Letters

10:48 Contest Announced
32:11 What's in the Box? Biazza Ridge
1:05:52  Total Running Time 


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Episode 273: You Bet Paul Works!

Paul Works
Paul Works is a contributor to the Advanced Squad Leader Hobby who has been doing so for a long time. He helped get the Kansas City March Madness Tournament going when Mike Reed (Episode 267) had to stop. Paul has a long and storied involvement with wargames and ASL in particular. He also works with the Navy and gets to play wargames there too.  What a job! What an ASL contributor!

It's another great interview that you will not want to miss.  

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter (Hamburger Hill Film and Atlantic Crossing)
11:20 Contest Winner Announced 
17:15 Interview with Paul 
1:05:28  Total Running Time 

Paul and friends at March Madness




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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Episode 272: Bravo Biazza!

This show opens with some lovely letters and then an in depth look at Biazza Ridge from Advancing Fire.  Our very special guest Mike Ryzy helps us to give a run down of how this new mini campaign works. It is more of a group of connected and related scenarios that can be traced on a large operational map. This fantastic new offering is sadly, sold out, at this point in time.  You can still get the 2nd game from Advancing Fire; Brevity Assault, from their website and other retail outlets. We will provide a look at that game a few shows from now. Look for it soon. 

Don't forget you can contact... 
Mr. Carl Nogueira
7 Green Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
for the NorEaster Packs (PDF only) under the Yankee ASL Label. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
8:30 Letters 
27:15 What's in the Box?
58:37  Total Running Time 

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Advancing Fire (a new ASL producer from Italy)

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Episode 271: Editor Extraordinaire: Klas Malmstrom

Klas Malmstrom: ASL Editer, Friendly Fire Playtester
Two back to back amazing interviews. Wow! (If we do say so ourselves).  
Have you ever wondered how SSR's are written so that they have some consistancy? Have you ever wondered if Advanced Squad Leader games could have been even more complex than they already are? Well, the answers to these fascinating questions can be found right here in our interview with the amazing Klas Malmstrom. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Too Much Banter?
14:14 Interview with Klas

1:03:16  Total Running Time


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Episode 270: Marvelous Mike Puccio

You may recognize the name of Michael J. Puccio from an article on Paratroopers or one called "A Cavalry Primer for Neighsayers" published in ASL Annual 97. Or you may recognize it from one of the dozen or so scenarios he has designed for Critical Hit, Dispatches From the Bunker, Yankee ASL, or ASL Scenario 203: Hard Rok from Forgotten War; Korea. Even if you have not heard of Mike, perhaps because you are a Starter Kit player, or you are a random hit on this site, you still will very well enjoy having a listen. Check out the "Pooch" right here and right now. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 No Banter
1:30 Interview with Mike Puccio
1:06:40  Total Running Time 

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