Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Episode 158: Sacre Bleu! Carriers, Ambush and More.

Sorry for the slight delay, we have been a bit busy launching our other podcast Spine and Sprocket. Check it out; we think you will enjoy it!

Tonight in "the box" we discover ASL Journal 4 and take you through the article, step by step, with some extra special attention paid to the strategic and tactical advice that can be found therein, So much so, that we have listed said  articles in the show times list.

Yes, we believe that this show may still be the only show 89.5% dedicated to the greatest game in the world......wait for it.............Advanced Squad Leader!
(Disclaimer: Having viewed the Curt Schilling controversial Tweet, after publication of this episode, The 2 Half-Squads would like to go on record as disapproving of such Tweets) 

SHOW TIMES
0:00 Kublacon Ad
1:00 Chitty Chitty Chit Chat
11:30 What's in the Box? (Journal 4, see below)
16:15 Carriers by Ian Daglisch
38:00 Fine Art of Bushwacking by David Ollie
58:00 Best Scenarios by Robert Wolkey
1:01:00 Indian Pattern Carrier by Charles Markus and Shawn Carter
1:10:00 Army at the Edge of the World by Laurent Claussier (or some French last name that we can't pronounce)
1:17:00 View From the Mound by Curt Schilling
1:20:00 Tips for Playing ASL by John Slotwinski

LINKS
None really



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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Episode 157: Bing Bang Bong!


Last episode were very excited to tear into Bounding Fire Production's latest masterpiece, Poland in Flames. Chock full of gorgeous maps and counters, scads of exciting and enticing scenarios, vehicle and historical notes, and more, this massive ASL module was too big to fit into one show. So we return to it here and discuss one of the fine articles contained in the accompanying Poland in Flames magazine, Pyromania. It's guaranteed (figuratively) to warm your cockles (literally).

We would like to apologize here in writing to all Martians, Big Foots, Australopithecines and all fine persons of Korean heritage.

We proud to have Ritterkrieg as the sponsor for this episode. You can purchase many fine Advanced Squad Leader products, including Poland in Flames.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
20:12 Letters 
40:00 The article Pyromania: Fire in ASL from Poland in Flames
1:16:00 West Coast Melee Ad (we know the tourney is over, but be inspired for next year)


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Monday, March 7, 2016

Episode 156: Bongos in Flames

Greetings all you hep (not HIP) cat fellow ASLer's! It's time to park the lead sled, stop quail hunting and instead focus your audio on our far out offering. We've got a really cool show today that's guaranteed to give you bright disease. We start our usual off-the-cob chit chat accompanied by Jeff on his cool bongos. It's slated for crashville until Daddy-o Dave whips out his copy of Poland in Flames from Bounding Fire Productions. This thing is bigger than Kerouac so listen up if you want to know your groceries. We don't blab any drab gab here. We patter what matters. No squares allowed. You dig?

Then join the PAASL Club as they recount their scenarios played with some after action reports, including a thorough discussion of ASL35 Blazin' Chariots and Food Fight from The Journal.

Oh yeah, and be sure to head over to RitterKrieg and spend a yard on ASL goods. No hanging paper please.

And hey, when you're done listening to this episode of The 2 Half-Squads, check out our new podcast, Spine and Sprocket a book and movie review program. There will be a lot of military history and war films, but also some sci-fi and fantasy as the mood hits us. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 New Podcast Announcement
6:00 Bongo Banter
15:30 What's in the Box?
46:00 West Coast Melee Ad
48:00 PAASL After Action Report and Scenario Analysis
1:16:51 Total Running Time




LINKS
Beatnik Slang
Ritterkrieg
Bounding Fire Productions
Poland in Flames
Spine and Sprocket Podcast


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Monday, February 15, 2016

Episode 155: Einhundert-Funfty-Funf

This is the episode in which we prove we are not averse to the bizarre. We open with some general chatter and then dive into a few fascinating letters, both the email and the call-in kind. Share our excitement as we open Action Pack 12 - Oktoberfest XXX and explore the board and the scenarios therein. Can you ever have too many Action Packs?....mmm maybe. Either way, there does seem to be a plethora of new Advanced Squad Leader products hitting the market this year, like Poland in Flames, Yanks, AP's, WO's, ASL Journal 11,  and oh, so many more, that we will be quite busy in 2016 here in the podcast foxhole. We hope you will join us.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Chatter
11:25 Letters the Gmail Kind
23:30 Letters The Call-in Kind
28:15 Advanced Squad Leader Action Pack 12 Oktoberfest XXX
40:00 Terrain Time (finally finishing buildings)
1:15:00 Total Running Time

LINKS
War College Class Game Design Videos
Girls Und Panzer
West Coast Melee 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Episode 154: Nearly Grump Free

No one likes a grump! To celebrate the New Year we resolved to do away with all them negative waves and turn over a new leaf. So for this episode we try to keep it on the positive side -- and we mostly succeed.

Skip merrily along with us as we cull some excellent tips from ASL Journal 3 that are guaranteed to improve your game. Well, for them to do that you would have to actually remember and use them.

Ding dong the grump is missing.

SHOW TIMES
:02 Russian Berserkers Song (Lyrics by Dennis Donovan)
13:20 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
27:00 What's in Box?
1:09:55 Total Running Time


LINKS
Devil Pig Games
Girls Und Panzer
Game Design 101 Institute Videos
Ritter Krieg Games

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