Monday, December 26, 2016

Episode 171:Not a Very Holidayous Holiday Show
Happy Holidays to all and to all a Happy New Year! In this rather slow moving and not as exciting as usual episode we dissect ASL Journal Five. Jeff and Dave are dragging a bit this evening, but there are a lot of great tips from the esteemed authors of the Journal articles included herein.  Also some nice evaluations of the scenarios that we have played lately!
Grab some hot cocoa and join us.

0:03 Song by the T2HS Choir
3:00 Long Banter
17:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
36:00 What's in the Box?
1:05:53 Total Running Time

A Tribute to Ray Rayner
ASL Journal 5 on BGG

Sung to the tune of “Joy to the World” Lyrics by Rich Spilky

It’s game turn one, the Rally Phase, may all my squads deploy!
While Woods and Streams, Crags, Hills and Grain, will all provide TEM,
will all provide TEM, will all, (provide my troops), with TEM!

 A twelve has occurred, on a wind change roll; So Gusts will now blow through!
While Smoke and the white Phosphorous, will dissipate now; FFMO will be in play,
FFMO will be in play, FFMO, (that’s minus two), will be in play!

 Snakes has been rolled, on a morale check roll; An H-O-B result!
I’m hoping my next roll , will be a 5 or 6;  Fanatic and a Hero too,
Fanatic and a Hero too, Fanatic, and a Hero too!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Episode 170: OtO with Dennis & Rich

All is fair in love and war.
Misery loves company.
C'est la guerre.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
For hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

It seems all the great classical writers had something to say about Advanced Squad Leader! Today Dennis Donovan adds his own odes of woe to the stable. Listen in as he and Mr. Rich Spilky (yes, THAT Rich Spilky) describe their recent head-to-head over a scenario from the infamous Onslaught to Orsha.

This episode is sponsored by
Ritterkrieg and Bounding Fire Productions

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Episode 169: Dear Comrades

In this show we have a bit of fun while digging out of a yuge... and we mean yuge backlog of letters. The postman had to request that we clear out our mailbox as it was overflowing into the street and blocking traffic. That means we cover a variety of questions, concerns and ASL ideas. It is a great chance to hear from you.....the precious and rare fans of The 2 Half-Squads.
Then we take a look at what we have been playing lately and cover The St. Louis ASL scenario STL2 Nothing Ventured, Bounding Fire Productions ITR-6 The Ceramic Factory,  Ian Daglish's Infiltrators, and more.

This episode is sponsored by
Ritterkrieg and Bounding Fire Productions

1:00 Talk
13:30 Letters
48:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
1:13:30 Total Running Time

Tom Lehrer Who's Next?
99 Red Balloons
National WWII Museum
U.S.S. Alabama
Erdenstern (tell them Spine and Sprocket sent you)
Yankee Gamers (hosts of the Nor'easter
Bounding Fire Productions

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Episode 168: Sandstorms Never Bothered Me Anyway

Enjoy the last of the desert rules as we present the one and only podcast dedicated mostly to the greatest game in the world Advanced Squad Leader.  Special thanks to Megan and Dennis for a wonderful opening song.
This episode is sponsored by
Ritterkrieg and Bounding Fire Productions

1:00 Chitter Chatter
15:00 What Have You Played Lately
33:00 Desert Rules
1:19:46   Total Running Time

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Lyrics to D.T.O.!
performed by Megan Kleinschmidt / lyrics by Dennis Donovan

The sun burns hot in the desert today
Not a green hex to be seen
A kingdom of desolation
Here in West of Alamein
My buddies talked me into getting module five
So I purchased one
Cost me one-o-five

What’s a sangar?
What’s a wadi?
See the dust swirl?
It’s adding some L.V.
Conceal?  Get real!
No where to grow
And now I know

D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
Can’t wait to play it some more
D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
Played it once and now
I crave more
I don’t care
Who I’m going to play
Bring the desert on!
Heat Haze never bothered me anyway!

It’s funny how Chapter F’s
So complex and yet so small
And the rules that once perplexed me
Don’t befuddle me at all
It’s time to see how I can do
In the.  North.  African milieu
All right!  Game on! It’s cool, you’ll see!

B’lieve me
D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
A.S.L. ‘neath the desert sky!
D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
You must give it a try
For years I’ve planned
So now I’ll play
Bring the desert on!

My wheeled vehicles bog down in broken ground
My guys don’t have to rout if woods or buildings can’t be found
The sand, it minimizes any H.E. blast                                
I won’t play with sand dunes, they’re a pain in the ass!

D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
Hollow Legions and Alamein
D.T.O.!  D.T.O.!
An A.S.L. paragon
For years I’ve planned
So now I’ll play
Let Khamsins* rage on!                                      

Sandstorms never bothered me anyway!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Episode 167: Get a Load of This Clown

Hello...... do you think clowns are scary? But, have you given a thought to the nice clowns?  How do they feel in this age of clown fear and clown terror?  You can have all of these questions answered right now, as we reveal what's behind all this clowning around. You may want to grab a bucket of confetti for self-defense before you have a listen.

You may well wonder "What do clowns have to do with Advanced Squad Leader?" Well, try as we might to find a clever connection.....we just couldn't. Although there are two clowns who regularly put out this podcast.

Later we dive into the Desert rules, climb a hillock, trudge through sand, rest in a sangar before leaping over a cactus hedge and into a cactus patch, which hurts a lot.  So we head through the broken terrain, past an olive grove and stop in the vineyard to have a drink and rest for the evening. Of course, it's a bit more complicated than that, so listen up and we will give you the gritty rules details.

This episode is sponsored by Ritterkrieg

1:00 Long Clown Banter
17:00 Letters
36:00 Desert Rules
1:19:46   Total Running Time

Scary Clown Not News Story
HOB's Special Forces 1 Desert SAS and LDRG Pack
West of Alamein on ASL Webdex
MichiCon (too late for this year but plan for next year)

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