Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Episode 232: How Many Half-Squads Does it Take to Make a Podcast?

Lately Dave has played SV7 Probing Korsus from the Swedish Volunteers Pack.  We cover Stream-Woods hexes, Light Woods, Prepared Fire Zones and Towers in our Terrain Time segment. That is a ton of terrain and it moves us nearer to the end of the terrain rules section in the Advanced Squad Leader Rule Book. At the end of the episode we tack on some recorded ASL talk from a meeting of the PAASL club, you may enjoy some guys just talking about ASL. 


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Chit Chat
11:30 What Have You Been Playin' Lately?
19:30 Allied Minor Counters from Broken Ground Design
23:00 Terrain Time
47:45 PAASL Chat - Just Talking ASL
56:00 Total Running Time


SHOW LINKS
Nashville Parthenon
Scenario SV4 Robing Korsus in the Scenario Archive Download this episode (right-click and Save)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Episode 231: A Very Narrow Corridor of Normal

Not sure that opening the show with banter about aging bodies is, by any stretch of the imagination, a good idea, but of course we do it anyway.  Then we discuss getting stuck in the mud in your Kayak.  Kayakers beware. During the letters segment we take a look at the new Pacific Theater offerings from Broken Ground Design. Exciting stuff. We introduce you to a few other authors of WWII related books and you can check out their links below. Finally, grab your conductor hat and get on board as we depart the station to cover Railroads and Steeples during Terrain Time.
Toot-toot!

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
17:30 Letters
41:00 Terrain Time
1:13:52 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS:
Griff Hosker - Author
Broken Ground Counters Explained
Adam Lunney- Historian, Author, Loyal Listener
Ritterkrieg #83 Announcement
Bounding First Fire Tournament 2019

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Episode 230: Dave, The Fonz, and Me


At the start of this episode there are a few issues with Dave's volume. Darn. But it is corrected relatively quickly. Yay.
Together we discuss our visit to Comic Con and our wonderful time with Henry Winkler. Then Dave tells what it is like to become an almost empty nester, then he gives us an update from the Palatine Area Advanced Squad Leaders (PAASL) game club. During that report, you will hear from Will Marrerro, Dan Janezik, Mike Stubits, Ron Schatz, and Bill Forg. They discuss Scenario RPT 55: Coudehard Cache, Scenario HG-2 Konista Crackdown and Scenario 43: Into the Fray.

Letters are as fascinating as usual.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
13:00 Letters
31:00 PAASL After Action Report
58:45 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Bunkers in Greece
Wild West Fest

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The Greeks attacking the hill on left and woods on right.
Near the end. Success in taking the hill and most of the village.



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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Episode 229: Andrew Rogers Man of Hatten


We are honored to have the privilege of interviewing the designer of Multi-Man Publishing's Advanced Squad Leader Historical Module Number 9, Hatten in Flames, Andy Rogers. He is an interesting person to talk with. The game is a wonderful module with 8 scenarios and 2 campaign games based on the World War II battle. Check out the amazing website linked below to learn more about the battle and have a listen to this episode to learn more about the game.

SHOW TIMES
1;00 Intro
3:00 Interview
1:02:35 Total Running Time



SHOW LINKS
Andrew Rogers Hatten Website Download this episode (right-click and Save)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Episode 228: It's Greek to Me

Welcome to another fascinating episode of the one and only podcast dedicated 100% to the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. Mike Stubits joins us again as Dave banters a bit too long perhaps but he recounts his wild adventures while in Greece. Just check out these photos from a most romantic Air B&B.  That ought to get you interested. In our What's in the Box segment we look at Broken Ground Designs' Hungarian counters. Get your bell ready to ring in and play along with our Terrain Time segment on roadblocks. There are several after action reports in the PAASL recordings. Dan and Dave played Scenario WO13 All The Stops.  Mike and Rich played FrF93 Wiener Walzer.  ASL newcomer Vince played Ron in S1 Retaking Vierville. Get some advice on how to play them here.
Dan planning a move in WO13


SHOWTIMES
1:00 Dave's Amazing Greek Odyssey
20:00 Contest Winner Announced
25:00 What's in the Box?
34:00 Terrain Time
46:00 PAASL Talk
1:06:40 Total Running Time

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