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


SHOW LINKS

The 2 Half-Squads is brought to you by RitterkriegBounding Fire ProductionsBroken Ground Design  and kind donations from listeners like you.

The views and opinions expressed on The 2 Half-Squads are not necessarily those of the hosts. 


 Download this episode (right-click and Save) 

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 

SHOW LINKS
None

The 2 Half-Squads is brought to you by RitterkriegBounding Fire ProductionsBroken Ground Design  and kind donations from listeners like you.

The views and opinions expressed on The 2 Half-Squads are not necessarily those of the hosts. 


 Download this episode (right-click and Save) 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Episode 269: Personal Morale Check

Advanced Squad Leader. What a game. What a bunch of rules. We help you keep it all straight with a look at rule 10, Morale and a brief admiration of Carl Nogueira's look at Heroes from a past issue of The Bunker.  In the box this week is Nor'Easter Pack II from Yankee ASL and printed by Le Franc Tireur. Dave presents a breakdown of the first half of the scenarios. He has some fluidity issues with his new HP computer running video programs and the sound is a bit staticky/garbled at times.  Apologies.  

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
5:30 Rules  
30:15 What's in the Box?
1:06:30  Total Running Time 

SHOW LINKS

The 2 Half-Squads is brought to you by RitterkriegBounding Fire ProductionsBroken Ground Design   and kind donations from listeners like you.

The views and opinions expressed on The 2 Half-Squads are not necessarily those of the hosts. 


 Download this episode (right-click and Save) 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Episode 268: It's All About the Hats

There's a lot in this grab bag of a show that celebrates the coming of spring and the wide variety of
Advanced Squad Leader products out there to enjoy. We also cover a great variety of topics that you sent in to our mailbox here in the Broadcast Foxhole. In the box is Roma 2020 from Multiman Publishing. designer of many scenarios in the early March Madness packs. Enjoy this blast from the past! What we have been playing lately is BFP27 Chopei Chopblock from Blood and Jungle and HS13 The Ravine from Operation Watchtower.


SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
10:00 Letters
22:15 What's in the Box?
39:30 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
1:08:03  Total Running Time 


SHOW LINKS




The 2 Half-Squads
 is brought to you by RitterkriegBounding Fire ProductionsBroken Ground Design   and kind donations from listeners like you.

The views and opinions expressed on The 2 Half-Squads are not necessarily those of the hosts. 


 Download this episode (right-click and Save) 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Episode 267: Indeed, It's Mike Reed of KE

 What a blast from the past, and a glimpse at the future. An interview with the marvelous Mike Reed of Kinetic Energy fame. Have a listen as Mike provides us with a look at the history of the Advanced Squad Leader world of Kinetic Energy Productions run by Mark Neukom and John Knowles. He also discusses the early version of the Korean War module that he worked extensively on but it never saw the light of day due do the copyright crackdown of 1996.  Mr. Reed explains some of the early logic behind the design decisions about the rules governing the Chinese in Korea, etc. Mike was one of the original managers of the March Madness Tournament and designer of many scenarios in the early March Madness packs. Enjoy this blast from the past! 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
13:00 Interview with Mike
1:08:03  Total Running Time 


SHOW LINKS
Mike Reed/KE Farewell Letter

The 2 Half-Squads
 is brought to you by RitterkriegBounding Fire ProductionsBroken Ground Design   and kind donations from listeners like you.

The views and opinions expressed on The 2 Half-Squads are not necessarily those of the hosts. 


 Download this episode (right-click and Save)