Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Episode 198: Total Quiz Show

We had so much fun last time that we thought we would invite Rich Spilky, Bob Brown and Dan
Dolan back into the broadcast foxhole for some more Advanced Squad Leader discussion.  Bob gives us his gaming background, we discuss attending tournaments, and then we begin a rousing rendition of ADVANCED QUIZ SHOW (yes, these questions are tricky).  Get your bell ready to use to buzz in and play along with us from the comfort of your own home. When you have Rich playing, you know you are going to get some great rules advice.

SHOW TIMES
3:10 Bob's Gaming History
11:00 Quiz Show
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Episode 197: RB CG III w/ RS, BB and DD

Photos courtesy of Dan Dolan Studios.
Break out your Red Barricades map and follow along as Rich Spilky and Bob Brown discuss campaign game III with the author of an article that provided Rich with a winning strategy. Dan Dolan's article was published back in 1993 in a fanzine called Fire for Effect that was published by Marc Hannah. It is fun to hear the three of them discuss the game and the fact that Rich was using his "radio" to stay in contact with Dan (who provided the wonderful photos, by the way).

PHOTOS ARE HERE ON OUR FLIKR STREAM

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SHOW TIMES 
59:59  Total Running Time 
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Episode 196:The Doughnut and the Urinator

Not a picture from WWII
Join Dave and Jeff as they bring you some banter about growing old and health issues.  Eeew, no one wants to hear about that.
In Dave's discussion of ASL Scenario 177: Anabasis you will get some insights and playing ideas. Jeff played Scenario SP 247:Deaths Head Debut from the great designer Evan Sherry. Schwerepunkt has had some confusing info about it's whereabouts lately but as far as we can tell you can order them from some game stores but it is hard to find a home page with a web search.  You can set the world on fire after you listen to our Terrain Time in which we cover rule 25 FIRE.

We are burning down the house, baby.

The 2 Half-Squads is brought to you by Bounding Fire Productions and Ritterkrieg and of course, kind donations from you.

SHOW TIMES
0:10 New Bounding Fire Productions Ad
2:00 Banter
12:30 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
34:00 Terrain  Time
59:18  Total Running Time

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Episode 195: The Jester Speaks Wisdom

If you aren't familiar with the Advanced Squad Leader videos by Kirk Pfan, known to his fans as idjester, then you have been missing out on a wonderful resource for the ASL community. His work is available on youtube here idjester.  Kirk creates videos that cover the rule book, and provide step by step training of specific aspects of ASL, as well as some scenario analysis. There are a lot of resources on the web for us fans to explore.  Perhaps we can be your tour guide.  Time to forget your real life and step into the virtual ASL world (but, just for a short time). Join us. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Interview with IdJester
1:04:10 Total Running Time

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Episode 194: Not Alone Canuck in the Age of Aquarius

It may feel more like an early Spring, but we recorded this back in February and the Winter Olympics were still going on and we were buried in a moderately deep snow here in the Chicago area.  Jeff had spent a little dough on Anzio - 1944 and Drive For Saint Lo from Lone Canuck Publishing. Rick Hollander and Dave analyze Scenario PAD 2: The Quick and the Dead. They offer an in depth look at that gem.  There is a crazily in depth replay of said scenario here at Gumble Jones blog Boxcars Again.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Talk
13:00 What's in the Box?
41:50 Scenario Analysis
57:15 Total Running Time
Rick rolls snakes and is quite proud of it.



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