Monday, February 1, 2016

Episode 154: Nearly Grump Free

No one likes a grump! To celebrate the New Year we resolved to do away with all them negative waves and turn over a new leaf. So for this episode we try to keep it on the positive side -- and we mostly succeed.

Skip merrily along with us as we cull some excellent tips from ASL Journal 3 that are guaranteed to improve your game. Well, for them to do that you would have to actually remember and use them.

Ding dong the grump is missing.

:02 Russian Berserkers Song (Lyrics by Dennis Donovan)
13:20 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
27:00 What's in Box?
1:09:55 Total Running Time

Devil Pig Games
Girls Und Panzer
Game Design 101 Institute Videos
Ritter Krieg Games

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Episode 153: Jabo! Or Do You Say Yaybo?

Happy New Year! We welcome in 2016 with a look at the 2nd Edition of The Scenario Designer's Handbook by Michael Dorosh. It is quite the impressive collection of information to help you design you own ASL scenario or simply to use as a reference guide for many aspects of the world's greatest game. Not content with one What's in the Box?, we also examine Journal 3 -- the first half anyway -- another bursting trove of articles, scenarios, and tips.

You say that's not enough ASL for you, Bunky? Well . . .

. . . for some hardcore Advanced Squad Leader stuff you can join Dave and Tom as they play and dissect (to the best of their limited abilities) ASL Scenario G41 Jabo!

Game on bros and gros.

0:00 Hakkaa Paalle Song (Lyrics by Dennis Donovan)
1:30 New Year Jabber
13:00  What's in the Box?
21:00 Mayhem in Manilla Advert
25:50 Ritter Krieg Advert (free shipping on your ASL purchases)
28:25  What's in the Box? (Again!)
59:00 Jabo! Scenario Analysis (ze plane, ze plane)
1:23:55 Total Running Time

Ritter Krieg Games
Mayhem in Manilla Tourny
Scenario Designers Handbook 
Great Shots of Cheneux Bridge at Cardboard Warriors

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Episode 152: Holiday Hooligans

We must have made it on the Nice list.
Look at the ultra-cool coasters created by Rich Fulcher.
Welcome to a happy holiday ho ho show. We start things off by clearing out the mailbox. With all that snow we had problems getting down the driveway and we sure let the mail pile up. Drum roll please as we use random selection to decide the winners of the latest contest -- yes the one with all the really big prizes. Dave and Jeff recount their various wins (Dave) and losses (Jeff) in the games they have played recently. Rich Spilky relates an incredible account of an incredible game in our newest segment, "Crazy ASL Stories".

Peace, friends.

2:30 Banter
16:00  Letters 
33:00 And the Winners Are . . .
39:00 What'cha Been Losing Lately?
58:00 Crazy ASL Stories

This episode features tiny clips from Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas, and the Narada Christmas Collection

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

ASL Extra #23: Priority Target

Welcome to yet another ASL Extra episode! We are pleased to present another Starter Kit scenario for you beginners to enjoy. The scenario we chose is S13 Priority Target, and the format is Play by Play which means that it is a live game that Dave attempts to narrate effectively. Eric Ortega's German Falschirmjagers assault the combined British, Australian, and Greek force fielded by Zach Emberton, as they defend three AA guns. You may need ASL Starter Kit #2 in order to play along as the action commences -- either that, or a vivid imagination. At the very least you could lay out board X in order to look at the hexes as we refer to them.

You can find the photos of this game here.
An example of a too-timid German attack at Merric's Musings Blog
Greg Syferd's replay on Gamesquad Forums 

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Episode 151: What's Up With That?

We are ever so grateful to welcome back Zach and Rich to the Broadcast Foxhole to continue the second part of the boat scenario series. So once again you'll want to batten down the hatches, and get everything in ship-shape and Bristol fashion before you settle in to have a listen. After a little chit-chat we discuss Special Ops #6 Summer 2015 and discover what ASL stuff you might find in there. ASL Action Pack #11 is reviewed and the components discussed. There are four scenarios covered, but the bulk of the discussion goes to U36 Operation Switchback, U37 Scheldt Fortress South and U38 Clearing the Breskens Pocket. Grab a paddle so you don't end up a creek without one.

Photos of the game being described can be found here:
U36 Operation Switchback
U37 Scheldt Fortress
In case you missed part one. Episode 148: The De Minimus Contingent

1:00 What's Up With This Chat?
5:00 What's in the Box?
23:20 What, no GG Drift Counter?!?
26:00 What 'cha Been Playin' Lately?
1:23:15 What Was Dave's 1,000th Game?
1:24:21 Total Running Time

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