Friday, April 19, 2019

Episode 220: Kablooey

We apologize for the bad audio quality in the first 8 minutes. Dave attended the ASL Open, even though he didn't play, he had a great time (surprisingly) watching Rich Spilky and Wes Vaughn play ASL 21 The Professionals. You can hear a discussion of it during banter. The winner of Critical Hit's Arnhem: The Third Bridge is announced.  Terrain Time teaches you how to place and avoid anti-tank mines as you play with armored fighting vehicles.



SHOW TIMES
1:00 ASL Talk (disguised as Banter)
9:00 Winner of Arnhem: the Third Bridge Announced
21:00 Terrain Time
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Episode 219: Quiz Taught

Greetings Advanced Squad Leader Fanatics! Welcome to the show. We tie up some loose ends while we finish our review of LFT 14.

Achtung Minen! Yes, learn your mine rules right here and right now, but watch your step, we don't want you to go Kablooey.  Terrain Time is presented in its usual nice "quiz taught" format and it covers the mine rules as well as the wire rules, so listen and learn.
Ciao Rigazza! Hello Ladies!



SHOW TIMES
1:00 Bantero
14:00 LFT 14 Continued
28:20 Terrain Time
1:01 Some Quick Plane Advice from LFT
1:04:42 Total Running Time

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Episode 218: LFT 14 and the Italians

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Greetings Brothers of the ASL Rule Book, We hope you are doing well and that you will enjoy the wonderful opening song performed 100% (and we mean it when we say it this time) by Jeff Hallett.  We remind our listeners of our contest to win Arnhem: The Third Bridge by Critical Hit.  Enter by April first, and no, we are not fooling. The majority of this effort centers on Le Franc Tireur's newest magazine, issue #14.  Inside you will find the history of the Italians in WWII and in ASL.  It includes a full set of Italian counters with additional paratroops as well as many scenarios.  In the What's in the Box portion of the show, And Dave discusses ASL Scenario SV3 Absolute Markajarvi.

We hope you enjoy Jeff Hallett singing and playing ALL the instruments on Long May We Run.  He composed it for episode #200, you can tell by the wonderful lyrics. For various reasons it appears now.


SHOWTIMES
0:01 Long May We Run
4:45 Banter
19:15 Letters
37:00 What Have You Been Playin' Lately Bro?
50:00 What's in the Box?
1:14:10

SHOW LINKS
Blind Hex Chart
Human Wave Tournament
Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Episode 217: Axis and Arnhem

Interesting listeners want to know.  Is it Dave and Jeff, or Jeff and Dave? Well everyone knows that these things are done alphabetically.  That would make Dave and Jeff  the official way of addressing the hosts of The Two Half-Squads, the one and only podcast dedicated 100% to the greatest game in the world: Advanced Squad Leader.

In this episode lot's o' lovely letters from our lucky listeners cover such topics as tournament announcements and other things of ASL interest. We review Arnhem: The Third Bridge by Critical Hit and offer it up as the perfect prize in for our newest contest. To win this CH product simply send us an email with "Dave and Jeff" in the subject line, or "Jeff and Dave", but putting "Dave and Jeff" will get you entered into the contest TWICE. You will need to pay part of the shipping unless you live in the continental U.S.

Our What's in the Box segment also includes a look at Broken Ground Design's full compliment of full color Axis Minor counters for use with Advanced Squad Leader.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Maybe Interesting Conversation
10:00 Letters
33:00 What's in the Box?
44:00 Contest Announced
50:00  More What's in the Box?


SHOW LINKS
Canadian ASL Tourny
Heroes ASL Tournament UK
Arnhem: The Third Bridge on BGG
Axis Minor Counters from Broken Ground Design
We decided not to link any of the music mentioned in the show.  There is such a thing as evil.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Episode 216: Corregidor Forevermore with David Roth

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Another amazing interview.  This time we snag David Roth who utilized 25 research books and other sources including some interviews with survivors of the battle in order to design this amazing module. . He tells us of the challenges and joys of producing such a marvelous game for Bounding Fire Productions. Learn some history of the battle while you listen.  Corregidor: The Rock contains a beautiful map and David gives us a thorough tour of the terrain and we get a preview of David's upcoming projects. Super!


SHOW TIMES
1:00:20  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Registration and Scenario List 
CASLO XXIII


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