Monday, February 17, 2020

Episode 240: Game of the Rising Sun

Our banter this time includes a little bit about long range guns and such in WWI and buzz bombs in WWII. Some random thoughts on systems of government abound herein. If you are hoping to win the Broken Ground Design British counters, please note that your entry is due by March 15th. Listen closely to this episode for the specific instructions needed to  get into the drawing. Jeff takes us on a walk through Spilky chart #11. We round out the hour with Dave K, Mike R, Dave T, and Chris W discussing their first impressions of their first Korean scenario in a round table type format.  Roll low and rally well, but not when you're playing us!

SHOW TIMES
0:015 Game of the Rising Sun (lyrics and credits below)
14:00 Nor'Easter Announcement
16:00 New Communist Chinese Counters Reviewed
23:00 British Counter Giveaway Announcement
28:00 Machine Gun Rules
57:30 Total Running Time

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ASL Open Tournament
Nor' Easter Tourny 2020

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Rally Phase Records presents!!

"Game Of The Rising Sun"

To the tune of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun”

Concept: Dennis Donovan

Vocals: Stephen Stewart

Mixing: Stephen Stewart



There is an ASL module
It’s called the Rising Sun
And it’ll be out-of-print, for many long years
‘Least ‘til twenty thirty one

There was Code of Bushido
It covered the PTO thing
Then there was, for the Gung Ho! man
The Chinese and the Marines

Once the only thing ASLers need
To get PTO in one chunk
Is to go on ebay or check world-wide
And pay thousands of bucks

[Kazoo solo]

Oh mother of my children
For my birthday I want one
Spend your pay should you find one some day

Buy MMPs Rising Sun

Support MMP it’s just good form
I’ll give you a little hint
Purchase at the least seventeen copies
If it’s ever back in print

There is an ASL module
They call the Rising Sun
It's on the list of many ASL boys
And God I know I'm one

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Episode 239: SFF, DFF, and TMI

You may want to listen to our Banter in this show, we discuss our various medical problems so.....yeah....on second thought......maybe you won't want to....too much information.
If you came here for ASL all the time, you came to the mostly right place. The good news is that you can learn a lot about defensive fire in our rules segment. Listen along and see what you know about the rules, and what you can learn about the rules of the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. Woof, Woof.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Our health stories and adventures.
17:00 Rules
57:30 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Tournament


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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Episode 238: That's Amore!

Buon Giormo, O e la sera dove sei?

 We are happy to bring you the tale of Jeff's Italian Trip.  Sadly he could not meet up with the wonderful gentlemen from the new Italian game company Advancing Fire while he was there. We suggest you go to their site and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge. Our "Letters" segment provides a delizioso distraction from ordinary life by providing some Advanced Squad Leader talk.
Did you know that there are a ton of ezines published by the Texas ASL guys?  The mag is called Banzai!!; and we review volume 24 issue 2 in this show.  It has a great article that explains how to execute a Banzai charge using the Starter Kit rules. Enjoy and Caio!

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Jeff's Italian Adventures
18:15 Letters
39:0 What Have You Been Playing Lately
49:00 What's in the Box?
1:02:45  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Tournament
Banzai!! Volume 24 issue 2

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Some real art for Box Art Review

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Episode 237: The Fight for Seoul on New Years Day

Greetings Listeners,
Best wishes for the New Year from our broadcast to yours!
We want to thank you for all of your amazing support over the years. We owe so much to you all.
Listen and see if you have won the French Counters.The drawing happens now.

Dave Kand Dave T played Trap by Mishap SV12 from the Swedish Volunteers. There is an after action report in this show. Photos can be found on our Twitter feed.  We also recount a Desperado miniatures game that we played as well as a game of Space Empires that Jeff played. We also tear into the latest box of ASL goodness called The Fight for Seoul.


Desperado Zombie Game 

Get over to the new Italian ASL company and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Auld Lang Syne and Chat
12:35 Drawing for French Counters
16:30 What Have You Been Playing Lately
28:00 What's in the Box?
52:10  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Advancing Fire Game Company
Le Franc Tireur Korea Game

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Episode 236: How to Defensive Fire During the Holidays Like a Pro

Dave editing at his local Photos dining place. 
Greetings Cheery Holiday Listeners,
We believe you will forgive our slightly longer than usual banter, when you hear the heartfelt sharing that is included therein. Please remember to see your doctor.  In our Rules segment we cover First Fire rules and marvel that it took us nearly eleven years to get to them.  Learn all about First Fire in our usual kind of quiz show format.  You get to see what you know as you try to guess the answers along with us.  Review those FFMO and FFNAM modifiers while you listen.
Get over to the new Italian ASL company and pre-order Brevity Assault and Biazza Ridge.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
15:00 The Rules Rule
47:00 Letters
1:13:40 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Advancing Fire Game Company

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