Monday, October 29, 2018

Episode 209: Garret and the Return of Box Art Review

Hear the dulcet tones of Dave's nose flute, as well as Jeff's new flute provided to The 2 Half-Squads courtesy of Bill Forg and his amazing 3-D printer.
Many of you have been waiting a long time for the return of Box Art Review. The fine art chosen this episode is from Winter Offensive Pack #9.  Pull up an image from your google search and have a gander.  Beware, it is quite frightening......and just in time for Halloween!
Dave covers a playing of scenario WO11 Across The Issel and scenario ASL172  The Last Attack. We also have a wonderful interview with Chris Garret from the ASL Open.
 The contest for the free copy of YANKS ends November 15th. We already have tons of entries. Good luck to all you Yankee Devils.

Chris Garret at the ASL Open 2018


SHOWTIMES
1:00 Too Much Boring Banter
10:00 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?
25:00 Box Art Review
41:00 Interview With Chris Garret
58:40 Total Running Time


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Episode 208: Hand Me a Sniper

Disco, rap, space travel and cultural preferences are just a few of the topics discussed before we dive into our coverage of the greatest game in the world - Advanced Squad Leader. 
Join Fred Canzolino and Mark DeVries as they discuss their favorite aspects of ASL.

Later we announce the winner of our contest for Hot Stove 3, you'll have to listen to find out if you are the lucky winner.

There is also a new contest announced. Yes, you can win a full copy of YANKS -- brand new-in-the-box YANKS, generously donated by Mr. Mark Woods. You'll have to listen to this episode for details on how to enter the drawing. Entries must be received by November 15, 2018. Thank you Mark!

Broken Ground Designs' new partisan counters are reviewed in What's in the Box.  We are big fans of these counters.

SHOW TIMES
:30 Banter
15:00 Winner Announced
24:30 What's in the Box?
31:40 Letters
45:30 Interviews
59:35 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Episode 207: Battling Banozic

Banozic, Emberton and Forg
What a treasure trove of an interview! We've got it right here for ya brothers and sisters.  It is the legendary and lyrical Robert Banozic.  He is joined by Will Forg, and Zach Emberton,  Together they reminisce and pontificate on all things ASL.  Robert was one of the first names that early Advanced Squad Leader players recognize from his days in the early Chicago scene and his writings in many prominent publications, Backblast, The General and the Annual among others.

We forgot the ads in this one, but we are always grateful to our sponsors, Bounding Fire Productions, Ritterkrieg and we'd like to welcome Broken Ground Designs as our newest supporter. 

SHOW TIMES
1:00:15 Total Running Time

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Episode 206: Vaughn, Kirk, Kraatz and More

Helllooooo Listeners!
Dave, Jeff and guess who? Listener Mark Kraatz at Gen Con
Did you know at Gen Con we were just walking down the street and someone yelled "Is that Dave and Jeff?"  Would you believe it was listener Mark Kratz? We also discuss the longest ASL scenario ever played. MMP's Messenger Boys. It took well over a year and a half. Lets see you take that long to play a scenario.  In the box is Winter Offensive Pack #9 .  We snagged a nice interview at the ASL Open with Wes Vaughn and Doug Kirk. Couple of real great guys.  Two finer gentlemen you could not meet.
Wes Vaughn and Doug Kirk watch a game at the ASL Open





SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
12:25 What Have You Been Playin' Lately
27:00 What's in the Box?
39:30 ASL Open Interviews
1:22:59 Total Running Time









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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Episode 205: That's the Way It Goes Folks

When you're digging in your backyard and you
 have to put your garden project on hold while
the police come in and make the
 area a crime scene. 
Fall is fast approaching and so is the next episode.
We just can't believe how fast time flies. Or how long this episode is.  It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating #200 together. In this show Dave confesses his big mistake in tracking what we have covered and have not covered in the rules so far, he apologizes for covering the infantry fire rules again.    Therefore, we cover the rules from opportunity fire to rule 7.32.  Our goal is to cover the entire Advanced Squad Leader rule book before we conclude this show.After that Dave presents the first eight or so of the scenarios from the Forgotten War module. Boy, they look neat! To steal a pun from Donovan...they ROK!

How about that opening song? The lyrics were provided by Rob Banozic and the song was performed by The 2 Half Squad Singers.





SHOWTIMES
00:01 Song: He's Got Really Hot Snake Eyes
04:00 Banter
16:10 The Rules
51:25 Half of The Forgotten War Scenarios
1:27:25 Total Running Time

REALLY HOT SNAKE-EYES
(to the tune of "Bette Davis Eyes"
Lyrics by Rob Banozic)

His rolls are always low
I've never seen 'em high
His dice are never cold
He's got really hot snake-eyes
He'll turn the MGs on you
You won't pass a check twice
It's cold as East Front snow
He's got really hot snake-eyes

And they'll break you, they'll crit-hit you
They're the bones that will defeat you
They're atrocious, 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush
God! why do I always roll so high, he's got really hot snake-eyes

You like your +3 stone
The place to stand and fight
But all you do is moan
He's got really hot snake-eyes
He'll take a '1' shot on you
And roll those wicked dice
Until you give up, too
He's got really hot snake-eyes

They'll DM you, when he plays you
Trash your plan with the dice he loans you
They're ferocious 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush
All the boys think it's just fine, to get really hot snake-eyes

And they'll break you, they'll crit-hit you
They're the bones that will defeat you
They're atrocious, 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush

All the boys think it's just fine, to get really hot snake-eyes

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