Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Episode 264: Crocs and Cows

We got a lot of great stuff for Christmas including the fascinating New England Volunteers Post Card
#1. Now that's a great way to send holiday greetings. In the box is the ASL March Madness Players Pack from our firends at Kansas City ASL. We take a look at some of the great sceanrios included therein.  We have been playing the scenarios from Operation Watchtower and have a discussion of the first three turns of HS11 The Sand Spit here on the show.  It's a night game. Neat-o. We are still learning how to do a video show and  edit it into a quality audio podcast, so please be patient with us. Feel free to send us some constructive advice and kindly give some ideas for improvement.  The show links include some pictures from Listener Pim, and an article on the 101st on Hells Highway. There was not enough time to cover them in this episode, so we will cover them in the next show and leave the links in here so you can have a preview now. 

SHOWTIMES
0:02 Song OBA
2:45 Banter
13:00 New England Volunteers Post Card #1
17:40 What's in the Box?
38:00 Shout Out Winner Announced
41:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
1:13:55 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Pim's Photos

OBA
Lyrics by Dennis Donovan
Performed by The 2 Half-Squads Singers

Yesterday, read all about OBA, Gonna use it in my game today, can't wait to use some OBA
Artillery, it's way harder than it needs to be, there's confusion reigning over me, yeah OBA is not easy
Use the radio to contact the battery. If things don't go wrong, place AR, roll accuracy. 
OBA: Replace the AR with a spotting round, roll for drift to see where it hits the ground, I believe the round will stray. 
Where'd the SR go? Off the board by hexrow J. I think now it's gone. How I long for OBA. 
ASL, it's such an easy game to play, until you try to use the OBA. Oh, I'm so done with OBA!


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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Episode 263: OBA Analysis With Rich


Rich Spilky joins us in the Broadcast Foxhole. He presents his analysis in the fine tradition of Bob Medrow's mathematical  analysis of various aspects of the game we love, Advanced Squad Leader, that appeared in the old General Magazine from Avalon Hill.  Special shout out to Chris Edwards for his work on the OBA analysis charts.

We have a contest ending January 15th. You need to call in using the button on the right side of the web page and give a "Shout Out"  to a cool alser that you know and would like to recognize in public. Then you will be entered into the contest and we will draw the winner on January 16th.   You can win a copy of A Decade of War, donated to us from fellow gamer Mark Woods. 

Updates on our VASL and other gaming experiences are also shared for your listening enjoyment, as well as a look at Broken Ground Design's Mythical Mighty Maus Mouse Bundle. 

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
6:15 Contest Winner Announced and Some Call Ins
12:30 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?
24:20 What's in the Box? And What We Got For Christmas.
31:00 OBA Analysis
1:04:03 Total Running Time


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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Episode 262: LC Not Elsie


Hope you enjoy the wonderful opening song by with lyrics by Chris Gammon and sung by The 2 Half Squads Singers. The lyrics are printed below. Some great ASLer's chime in like Alan Hume and Scott Mullins through the magic of voicemail. And that gave us the idea for our next contest. 

We have a contest ending January 15th. You need to call in using the button on the right side of the web page and give a "Shout Out"  to a cool alser that you know and would like to recognize in public. Then you will be entered into the contest and we will draw the winner on January 16th.   

We finish out the show with part one of an in depth look at the Landing Craft Rules from chapter G. 
 


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
2:00 Greetings and Chit Chat
19:00 Contest Announced
24:00 The Rules 
1:13:58 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS


O' Gammon Bomb
Concept and Lyrics by Chris Gammon
Performed by The 2 Half Squad Singers 

Oh Gammon Bomb, Oh Gammon Bomb,
An SSR doth grant me.
Your like an ATMM thing
Just tossing one, pulls the ring.

Oh Gammon Bomb, Oh Gammon Bomb,
Your minus three enthralls me,
A low die roll is what it takes
Please no misses or PIN mistakes.

Oh Gammon Bomb, Oh Gammon Bomb,
Make toasty flame come easy.

Oh Gammon Bomb, Oh Gammon Bomb,
I need five more CVP
My opponnent did it again
He overan my best men. 

Oh Gammon Bomb, Oh Gammon Bomb,
Let my revenge come swiftly.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Episode 261: NOVA? No. NOBA!

Welcome to a very fun show. Well, at least we had fun recording  it. The letters we recieve provide us with some entertainnig ASL topics for discussion. It's always good to hear from you all. What we've been playin' lately is a lot of ASL. Check out our Twitter feed for the full updates. In this episode we discuss HS31 Protesting the Speculative from Multi-man Publishing's Operation Veritable. Have you mastered Naval Off-Board Artillery (hereafter referred to as NOBA)? If not then listen to "The Rules" segment right here. 

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
10:25 Long Awaited Letters
36:00 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?
49:59 The Rules 
1:10:02  Contest Announced
1:13:58 Total Running Time



SHOW LINKS

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Episode 260: Heard of Elk

Dave recounts his vacation to The Great Smoky Mountains, The Shawnee National Forest and Belmont University during the intro talk, while Jeff recounts his recent Sword of Rome game. In the Box is the Starter Kit Expansion Pack #2.  This expansion includes the new Chinese, some new Japanese, and the first overlays for SK Advanced Squad Leader players. Two boards, eight scenarios, and some new weapons make it an interesting addition indeed. What we have been playin' lately is HS10 Chesty's Turn  from MMP's Operation Watchtower (we apologize for forgetting we are recording for an audio podcast and not referring to hex numbers enough).  We finish up with another look in the box at Swedish Volunteers original and Mult-man Publishing versions.  




SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
12:12 What's in the Box?
29:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
45:00 Contest Announced - Entries Due Dec 1st. 
46:00 What's More in the Box?
1:10:02 Total Running Time





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