Sunday, October 14, 2018

Episode 208: Hand Me a Sniper

Disco, rap, space travel and cultural preferences are just a few of the topics discussed before we dive into our coverage of the greatest game in the world - Advanced Squad Leader. 
Join Fred Canzolino and Mark DeVries as they discuss their favorite aspects of ASL.

Later we announce the winner of our contest for Hot Stove 3, you'll have to listen to find out if you are the lucky winner.

There is also a new contest announced. Yes, you can win a full copy of YANKS -- brand new-in-the-box YANKS, generously donated by Mr. Mark Woods. You'll have to listen to this episode for details on how to enter the drawing. Entries must be received by November 22 2018. Thank you Mark!

Broken Ground Designs' new partisan counters are reviewed in What's in the Box.  We are big fans of these counters.

:30 Banter
15:00 Winner Announced
24:30 What's in the Box?
31:40 Letters
45:30 Interviews
59:35 Total Running Time

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Episode 207: Battling Banozic

Banozic, Emberton and Forg
What a treasure trove of an interview! We've got it right here for ya brothers and sisters.  It is the legendary and lyrical Robert Banozic.  He is joined by Will Forg, and Zach Emberton,  Together they reminisce and pontificate on all things ASL.  Robert was one of the first names that early Advanced Squad Leader players recognize from his days in the early Chicago scene and his writings in many prominent publications, Backblast, The General and the Annual among others.

We forgot the ads in this one, but we are always grateful to our sponsors, Bounding Fire Productions, Ritterkrieg and we'd like to welcome Broken Ground Designs as our newest supporter. 

1:00:15 Total Running Time

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Episode 206: Vaughn, Kirk, Kraatz and More

Helllooooo Listeners!
Dave, Jeff and guess who? Listener Mark Kraatz at Gen Con
Did you know at Gen Con we were just walking down the street and someone yelled "Is that Dave and Jeff?"  Would you believe it was listener Mark Kratz? We also discuss the longest ASL scenario ever played. MMP's Messenger Boys. It took well over a year and a half. Lets see you take that long to play a scenario.  In the box is Winter Offensive Pack #9 .  We snagged a nice interview at the ASL Open with Wes Vaughn and Doug Kirk. Couple of real great guys.  Two finer gentlemen you could not meet.
Wes Vaughn and Doug Kirk watch a game at the ASL Open

1:00 Banter
12:25 What Have You Been Playin' Lately
27:00 What's in the Box?
39:30 ASL Open Interviews
1:22:59 Total Running Time

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Episode 205: That's the Way It Goes Folks

When you're digging in your backyard and you
 have to put your garden project on hold while
the police come in and make the
 area a crime scene. 
Fall is fast approaching and so is the next episode.
We just can't believe how fast time flies. Or how long this episode is.  It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating #200 together. In this show Dave confesses his big mistake in tracking what we have covered and have not covered in the rules so far, he apologizes for covering the infantry fire rules again.    Therefore, we cover the rules from opportunity fire to rule 7.32.  Our goal is to cover the entire Advanced Squad Leader rule book before we conclude this show.After that Dave presents the first eight or so of the scenarios from the Forgotten War module. Boy, they look neat! To steal a pun from Donovan...they ROK!

How about that opening song? The lyrics were provided by Rob Banozic and the song was performed by The 2 Half Squad Singers.

00:01 Song: He's Got Really Hot Snake Eyes
04:00 Banter
16:10 The Rules
51:25 Half of The Forgotten War Scenarios
1:27:25 Total Running Time

(to the tune of "Bette Davis Eyes"
Lyrics by Rob Banozic)

His rolls are always low
I've never seen 'em high
His dice are never cold
He's got really hot snake-eyes
He'll turn the MGs on you
You won't pass a check twice
It's cold as East Front snow
He's got really hot snake-eyes

And they'll break you, they'll crit-hit you
They're the bones that will defeat you
They're atrocious, 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush
God! why do I always roll so high, he's got really hot snake-eyes

You like your +3 stone
The place to stand and fight
But all you do is moan
He's got really hot snake-eyes
He'll take a '1' shot on you
And roll those wicked dice
Until you give up, too
He's got really hot snake-eyes

They'll DM you, when he plays you
Trash your plan with the dice he loans you
They're ferocious 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush
All the boys think it's just fine, to get really hot snake-eyes

And they'll break you, they'll crit-hit you
They're the bones that will defeat you
They're atrocious, 'cause he always gets the
Rolls that make the stacks crush

All the boys think it's just fine, to get really hot snake-eyes

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Episode 204: Cot, not Cat

What a great opening song! Check out the lyrics below and enjoy the brilliance of the Donovan Studios as they continue to produce marvelous ASL songs. Then lay out your boards and follow along as Rick Hollander and Dave Kleinschmidt present their After Action Report of Bounding Fire Productions scenario ITR 12 Sosabowski Slapdown that appeared in Into the Rubble 2. We delve into the Critical Hit product Hot Stove 1 in the What's in the Box segment to wrap things up until next time.

CONTEST: If you would like to win the copy of Hot Stove #1 by Critical Hit simply send us an email with the subject line "Hot Stove" by September 15th, and we will enter you into a drawing for the fine product.

Sosabowski Slapdown:Top two photos depict mid game.

Sosabowski Slapdown: end game.
DC Hero

-- Concept: Dennis Donovan
-- Lyrics: Dennis Donovan, Rich Spilky, Stephen Stewart
-- Vocals: Stephen Stewart
-- Mixing/Technical: Jim Bera

Playin’ ASL, in the P.T.O.
The Marines vs. Jappos, Code of Bushido
Read all the SSRs, and I started to scheme
Coming up with a plan, when I noticed something:

There is one DEMO, to blow stuff away
And with a gleam in my eyes, I knew I’d found the way:
There’s a Japanese private, in the Second World War
Wasn’t sure how to use one, but he knew for sure

That one DEMO, felt good in his hands
Didn’t take long, to understand
Just one DEMO, will beat the foe
But a one-way ticket, for DC heroes

So he did a banzai           
No way he’d get dropped   
With his H.E. man purse           
Those Yankee Devils will be stopped!

By a DC Hero,
For Nippon he will die!
He’s a DC Hero
He’s got one  DEMO,

DC Hero Yankees will die!
DC Hero   
Yankees will die!
He won’t sur-vive this fight.

On a road without a name, out on Corregidor
There’s a Sherman Tank Dozer, stopped in hex G4
Yeah, this day is his last, filled with lots of pain
That one  DEMO, gonna win the game

So he started chargin’
8 MF enough?
But if he gets wounded 
Gettin to the target will be tough!

For a DC Hero
   for Nippon he will die!
He’s a DC Hero
   for Nippon he’ll die!
   Nippon he’ll die!
That one DEMO,   
   Nippon he’ll die!
He’s gonna win
   Gonna win tonight

0:1 Song DC HERO
4:00  Interesting Chat
18:00  After Action Report
45:00 What's in the Box?
57:10 Total Running Time

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