Saturday, February 16, 2019

Episode 216: Corregidor Forevermore with David Roth

David Roth
Another amazing interview.  This time we snag David Roth who utilized 25 research books and other sources including some interviews with survivors of the battle in order to design this amazing module. . He tells us of the challenges and joys of producing such a marvelous game for Bounding Fire Productions. Learn some history of the battle while you listen.  Corregidor: The Rock contains a beautiful map and David gives us a thorough tour of the terrain and we get a preview of David's upcoming projects. Super!


SHOW TIMES
1:00:20  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Registration and Scenario List 
CASLO XXIII


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Episode 215: Climbing the ASL Ladder with Nadir

Nadir Elfarra of Advanced Squad Leader Fame
We actually never discuss the ASL Ladder.  We just put it into the title because it rhymes with Nadir, our guest. Nadir Elfarra has been a long time contributor to the world of Advanced Squads Leader. He was with the players around Los Angeles, Mark Neukom Steve Dethlefson and Eddie Zeman and many others who were all producing ASL stuff.
He has worked on Parkers Crossroads, done lot's of art for various publications.  Operation Watchtower was his design and his original map can be found here at Desperation Morale,  Nadir has been a play tester and proof reader for Decision Games as well  as Multi-Man Publishing.

The quality of the audio varies but shouldn't be too distracting.

This interview is loaded. Enjoy.

Total Running Time 
48:49ish

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Episode 214: Mad Hatten in Flames

Bob Joins us again and we open with some BEARS talk, and since that will appeal to very few of you we also have a discussion about Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy and Russians in general. What we have been playing lately includes scenario ASL 173: Father Sunshine, and WO 20 Sealing Their Fate.  What's in the box? gives us an opportunity to review the Russian counters from Broken Ground Design as well as the new Multi Man Publishing product for the Advanced Squad Leader game system, Hatten in Flames. While we have that game out in front of those the Muses spoke and asked us to do a Box Art Review. So we did.
Jeff found a full view of the original work that does verify his Poker Dog observations as you can see.


SHOW TIMES
0:01 Song An Overun
3:00 Opening Conversation
18:30 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?
26:20 What's in the Box? Broken Grounds Russian Counters
36:00 Box Art Review
48:00 What's in the Box? Hatten in Flames
1:12:30 Total Running Time

LYRICS to "An Overun"
Lyrics by Dennis Donovan, Performed by Megan Kleinschmidt and The 2 Half Squad Singers

I saw him at the open and my heart stood still

I’ll do one one-one, an over run?

I needed some CVPs and it fit the bill

I’ll do one-one-one, an over run
Yeah, he’s on a hill
, Yeah, an easy kill

Went into hex G1
one-one-one, an over run
Knew not what I was doing, but I had to try

I’ll do one-one-one, an over run

The con-cept seemed easy, but my-oh-my .

I’ll do one-one-one, an over run
Yeah, I had to try ...
Yeah, it’s do-or-die
... Yeah, I love this rule.

To do one-one-one, an over run
I declared one-one, an over run

I’ll do one-one-one, an over run
I attacked with 7 FP and I rolled a 5
I did one-one-one, an over run

Rolls like that are gonna get his guys

I did one-one-one, an over run
Yeah, it went just fine
....Yeah, ‘till I hit that mine
.....Yeah, if ya get immob’d

It’s half FP on, an over run
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
An over run run       
I did one-one-one, an over run



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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Episode 213: Bob and Us on Broken Ground

A very Happy New Year to you all!  We wish all of you the best for a wonderful 2019 and many
more.
The power goes out on us while recording which proves to be a fortuitous event, because when we resume recording weeks later we are graced by a visit from Bob Holmstrom as he makes a return to the broadcast foxhole. During What's In The Box?, we look at many of Broken Ground's new counters for ASL, including the panzerfaust counters, the IIIFT residual and fire lane counters. There are also FFE counters that have the firepower of the OBA right on them.  And if you are tired of using those motorcycle counters for your bicycles you will be thrilled to find these new bicycle counters that include pertinent information like the fact that bicycles gain movement when heading downhill.  To wrap up this episode we play Quiz Show. So grab your bell and play along with us!



SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
7:30 What's in the Box?
26:30 Quiz Show
1:04:43 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Broken Ground Heretical Counters




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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Episode 212: Rule #1: Always Play the Germans

Holiday greetings listeners. We hope this yuletide season finds you all cheery and staying warm by the fire. What better time than this to have a cup of hot coco and have a listen to the one and only podcast dedicated nearly 100%  to the greatest game in the world....Advanced Squad Leader.  In this episode Dave compiles a set of recordings he had hanging around on his computer, including a look at a scenario or two with local ASLer's Mark Woods, Doug Gries, Bob Holmstrom, Dave Timonen, and the guys from St. Louis, Jeff Ital and Jim Burris.  Megan joins us to read some letters in Jeff's absence. We finish up with a look at Broken Ground Designs Berserk counters and a reading of the footnotes to Tarawa. Listen while you drive and enjoy.
Jim Burris (above) Jeff Ital (below)


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Letters
8:40 Scenario 166 Skiing in Lapland Analysis
18:30 Scenario O15 Highland Frank
22:00 Scenario Across the Issel
28:15 Scenario J141 Riding With the King
33:30 St. Louis Club Update
39:50 Review of Broken Grounds Berserk Counters
45:45 Tarawa Footnotes
   57:58 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL St. Louis
Broken ground Design's Berserkers