Sunday, March 29, 2015

Episode 137: Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Rich in Caracao
Off we go in the wild blue yonder, taking you to new heights with a soaring discussion of the Air Support Rules. Learn what it takes to make that Spotting Check and dive in for the kill.
Once again we are joined by Rich Spilky and Dave Ramirez who add a wonderful air of authority to the proceedings. We also try to get the jump on you with a statistical look at Ambush. Rich uses both Dave Olley's Journal article and one from an old issue of the Rout Report to give us the low down.

1:00 Bantero
3:00 Take a Pic With Your T2HS T-Shirt Challenge
7:45 Ambush Probabilities and Strategies
33:50 Air Support Quiz Show Rules Review
1:22:00 Total Running Time

View From the Trenches Special Edition on Air Support
Air Support Chart by Jim Sexton

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Episode 136: Spinning Our Wheels

Spilky and Ramirez
Well, isn't this special? We have some very special guests today, the indomitable Rich Spilky, and the incomparable Dave Ramirez. It is quite a nice change of pace to have some voices in the broadcast foxhole that actually know how to play the game we like to call Advanced Squad Leader. The discussion opens with scenarios we've played lately, rules changes we'd like to see, and then it proceeds to the meat and potatoes -- more ASL Sleaze! Hmmm . . . what if you took a half-squad and ran it up and down a fire lane for as long as it could make its morale checks in an attempt to cause the fire lane to roll doubles?

1:30 What'cha Been Playing Lately?
40:25  Sleeze Tactiques Part II
1:07:40 Critical Hit v9 #2 Review
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

ASL Extra 19: Massacre in Paradise

Well, it's about time. Time for another ASL Extra. In this little endeavor Dave found himself without an opponent during a PAASL club meeting, so he thought "Hey, I can take advantage of this all too common occurrence by recording an ASL Extra episode for our wonderful listeners." 
It would have been a splendid idea if not for the game going on at the adjacent table which turned out to be an enthusiastic and uninhibitedly raucous engagement. And it was loud too. So to be honest, this episode is really only half of one. But in spite of that there's still an abundance of Advanced Squad Leader strategy and tactics to be gleaned from this listening experience as Jeff Hallett's Brits defend the city against Mike Stubits's attacking Germans.

You can find all of the photo's here at our Flikr site.

45:45 - Total Running Time

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 135: Don't Sleaze Me (Oh Yeah, Like I Sleaze You)

We spend a lot of time touting the friendly character of ASL players. A finer group of gentlemen (and ladies) you will not find among gamers. And yet we are not above taking every possible advantage when opportunity arises and the heady promise of victory wafts in our nostrils. And so it is in the highest spirit of sportsmanship and esprit de corps that we uncover the seedier side of the rules -- these are the kind of loopholes you love to employ on your tax return, but hope no one will question.

After that it's time for Terrain Time. A time when we take the time to talk terrain. And today's Terrain Time takes a lot of time because this time there's lots of terrain to talk about.

Banter - Mostly NOT about ASL but still absolutely fascinating.
13:00 - ASL Sleaze
37:00 - Terrain Time
1:09:15 - Total Running Time

Three Moves Ahead podcast
The Big Black Book of ASL Sleaze courtesy of Zeke's ASL Paradise

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Episode 134: T2HS Greatest Hits Part IV


We can't!  Dave is out of control. This little gem is more like a a huge, ugly rock. It covers episodes 48 through 61, and the ending theme music can't come soon enough.
Total Running Time - An Agonizing 2:41:10

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