Monday, January 1, 2018

Episode 190: A New Year Potpourri

Dave fails to stop the Italian tanks.
Happy New Year everyone!  This is a collection of recordings we have made throughout 2017 and never used in an episode. Then we added some new stuff today. You will find a little Tom Barkalow, Rick Hollander, Aaron Kleinschmidt, as well as a bit of Dave and Jeff and a lot of Advanced Squad Leader talk.  Aaron and Dave open with some letters. Tom and Dave share an in depth scenario analysis of Broken Grounds' scenario Pad 4: Iron Coffins. We gave the wrong scenario name in the audio.  Sorry.  There also is quite an inconsistent sound quality due to the variety of recording sources.  Quite a potpourri.

1:00 Letters
15:00 After Action Report
30:00 A Closer Look at From the Cellar 8
1:00:41 Total Running Time

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Episode 189: Maliki Haaka Macaca

Happy Holidays All!  Jump into the Broadcast Foxhole with us and learn about Foxholes during our Terrain Time Training. We mean, after all, it is the Broadcast Foxhole.....get it?  Inside the box we find a pair of Airborne! dice from Battle School, and the fascinating From the Cellar Pack 8 by the boys at Le Franc Tireur. What better way to enjoy the holidays than having a listen and sipping some warm cider.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakkuh and Happy New Year!

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0:02  I Want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas Song
4:00 Banter
12:30 Terrain Time
36:00 What's in the Box?
1:04:00 Total Running Time

Here Comes Santa Claus

Lyrics to I Want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas (lyrics by Donovan, performed by Megan Kleinschmidt)

I want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas, Only Blood Reef Tarawa will do
Don't want Gung Ho! or Code of Bushido, I want a Blood Reef Tarawa to with and enjoy 
I want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas, I don't think Darling wife will mind do you?
It doesn't have to be unpunched or even new, Just get one off ebay, That's exactly what I'd do
I can see it now on Christmas morning, with my gift so rare. Oh what joy, you might surmise
When I open up the box and see some DC Hero standing there.

I want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas, an Armies of Oblivian won't do. 
No Haakke Paalles, no Pegasus Bridgeses. 

I want a Blood Reef Tarawa-whatsits.That Blood Reef Tarawa is really cool.
Friends say a HASL would east up all my time, owning and not playing is a very heinous crime. 
There's lot's of  room to play in our two car garage. I'll keep it there and play all year.'
Safe from feline barrage. 


I want a Blood Reef Tarawa for Christmas, an Operation Watchtower won't do. 
No Bridge Too Fart or Forgotten Warses, I only want  Blood Reef Tarawa-whatis
That PTO module's really cool!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Episode 188: Dave and Jeff Save the World

Coolest pic ever.  Credit to the Box Cars Again Blog
After the fantastic interview last show, we couldn't really follow it up with anything as great as that, so we decided to clean out some letters,  bring you what's new in the Advanced Squad Leader world with In The News, and talk about scenarios we have played lately.  Simple, yet beautiful.   Enjoy.

1:00  Driving Habits Banter
6:00 Letters
26:40 In the News
36:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
33:00 A Special Package in the Mail
58:00 Total Running Time

Box Cars Again Blog
Friendly Fire 11
Le Franc Tireur From The Cellar-8
March Madness 2017 (we couldn't find 2018 on the web)
Objective Schmidt
Kustenjager - Heat of Battle

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Episode 187: Cool Katz in Korea

This is why we had to title the episode as we did. 
When you can snag interviews with people the likes of Ken Katz, you've got an excellent show with very little effort on the part of the interviewers.You also don't need to edit a whole lot. Ken brings us the inside scoop on the soon to be released (well, soon is a relative term) Multi-Man ASL product The Forgotten War, Korea 1950-1953.  Ken does an outstanding job giving us the run down on the development, history, boards, counters and rules of this fascinating new module. We are really looking forward to this one.

0:01 T2HS Singers perform Objective Schmidt with lyrics by Dennis Donovan
2:10 No Banter (we promise)
2:11 Ken Katz Interview
1:17:30 Total Running Time

The War For Korea by Millett 1950-51
The War For Korea 1945-50 by Millet
US Army Center of Military History
US Marine Corps history of the Korean War

Objective Schmidt is coming soon, by BFP for ASL
Objective Schmidt is coming soon, this news you can't be ignoring
It comes with 2 new HASL maps, of Vossenack and Kommerschmidt
And 18 new scenarios, one of which is a campaign.

There won't be a big magazine, just a booklet with some pages.
Of HSR's and CG stuff, and the historical background.
And what price tag will OS bring, one hundred clams? I'd gladly pay.
Which release date are you thinking? BFP we are imploring.

And all the souls on earth shall sing, on release day, on release day.
I hope it's what Santa will bring on Christmas Day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice again when comes the day, when comes the day?
More new stuff from the three wise men, who sleigh us with all their new products.


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Episode 186: Very Scary Show

A truly VERY scary picture
Happy Halloween, all. We bring you a very scary show for this very scary season. Hear lots of interesting ideas, thoughts and suggestions from our listeners as we share their letters. These letters also include some film suggestions and Advanced Squad Leader tournament announcements. Listen closely as we determine the winners of the contest and see if you are one of the lucky ones. Our contest participates answer the question "what would you like to see more of in ASL?". They have some great ideas. Scenario designers listen up.

0:02 Another Prank Phone Call
3:00 Scary Spiel
11:08 Letters
35:55 Contest Scenario Ideas
1:07:10 Contest Winners Announced
1:12:10 Total Running Time

Bill Cauble's Puma Prowls in miniature.
Ramblings of a Technoviking - Tussle on the Tundra
DC Conscripts Tourny Human Wave 2018
Burden of Command Game
Film - White Tigers
Our Other Podcast - Spine and Sprocket
Angkor Fest ASL Tourny Video

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