Sunday, May 27, 2018

Episode 199: All Swears, All the Time

Do you like my mustache?
Welcome back our friends to the show that never ends!  Well, maybe never ends.  Well, of course it will end. BUT IT WILL GO BEYOND EPISODE 200.  Sorry to be the bearers of bad news.  Anyway, we open with quite a bit of boring banter, then many rather interesting letters, a detailed look at Scenario 176: The Only Way Out, then finish up with a look at Critical Hit's Dutch Trucks III. This product has some limited use for existing ASL scenarios but is a lot of fun.

2:20 Boring Banter
23:00 Letters
46:30 I Played This Scenario
55:59  What's in the Box?
1:07:25 Total Running Time

Restoring a Panther Youtube

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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.

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).


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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.

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. 

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

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