Thursday, May 14, 2020

Episode 247: Curse Skype, Love VASL

Well, Skype seems to make Dave's voice sound like he is on a telephone. Which, we guess, he
technically is.  In the box is Adam Lunney's wonderful book "We Together".  Adam tells the untold story of the 451 and 453  Australian Squadrons in WWII.  Give it a read.
We recount our playing of  AP 118 Wise's War on VASL of course. And then we thought it would be fun to explore the controls on Virtual Advanced Squad Leader live on the air.  We thought it would be fun but you may think otherwise after you have a listen.

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
12:45 What's in the Box?
21:00 What We've Been Playing Lately!
30:00 VASL Explored
1:00:43 Total Running Time


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Episode 246: Back to the Family

Here is a show produced entirely in the Kleinschmidt household. We cover a bunch of back logged letters, dating back to February. Shame on us for being so delinquent. But at least here they are now and they are read by our guests Aaron and Laura Kleinschmidt.  Did we ever mention that "Operation Schmidt" should have been called "Operation Kleinschmidt"?    

     
In the digital box is the newest issue of Banzai from the Texas ASL gang and it is full of the usual tactics, reviews, and great opinions that we have come to expect from them.   Please pardon Dave's sniffles.  We couldn't edit them all out.

SHOW TIMES
3:00 Letters
32:00 What's in the Box?
100:02 Total Running Time




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Friday, May 1, 2020

Episode 245: The German Scene with Kris

The promised show about ASL in Germany is here. We have a few letters then we jump right in with the delightful and knowledgeable Kris Koch, joining us in the broadcast (remote) foxhole for a great interview. Special guest Mike Ryzy returns to help us along.  Enjoy!

SHOWTIMES 
1:00 Brief Chat
3:00 Letters
25:30 Interview with Kris
1:02:38 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Conscripts Tourney in Germany
Grenadier Tourney in Germany
The Amazing Elevated Game Board

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Episode 244: Here we go a Vasling!

Hey, really short write up for this show. It truly is, almost, well practically, 100% or so, dedicated to the Greatest Game in the World, Advanced Squad Leader. We have our knowledgeable, loyal and true friend, Mike Ryzy on hand to help us explain our rookie foray into Virtual Advanced Squad Leader, otherwise known as VASL. Did you win the British counters from Broken Ground Design? Listen and see.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter Then on With the Show
50:00 The Brentrance Drawing
1:00:45 Total Running Time

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Episode 243: Chia Head

Lock down continues. The Skype recording is a little sketchy on Dave's end but acceptable. In the time since we recorded this show the ASL Open has been canceled as have most of our tournaments.  The Texas ASL tourney is still on as of now.  It is not scheduled to happen for several months yet, so we can hope this scourge on humanity will pass by then.  Take a look with us at the most excellent New England Volunteers Pack as well as an interesting gift from Dennis. Subsequent First Fire is the topic of our rules section today, and we are thrilled to be joined by a special quest for said segment.


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
12:15 New England Volunteers Scenario Pack
33:00 Quiz Show: The Rules
56:14 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
New England Volunteers Play Pack 1
Get Your Bob Ross Chia Pet Here

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