Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Episode 50: Fabulous Fifty!

It's hard to believe, but we have actually made it to the big episode 5-0! Quite an accomplishment, wouldn't you agree? We had so many requests from listeners, celebrities, friends, and family who wanted to join us on this momentous night that we just couldn't decide who was most deserving. So we decided to keep it just the two of us and present our favorite kind of show -- lots of talk about our favorite game in the whole, wide world. And banter, boy do we banter!

Letters, letters, letters! Boy, do we have letters. Thank you to everyone who writes. The feedback and contributions are much appreciated. Your many links are below.

Also we look into "the box" and find some very cool Countersmith Turret Counters and the new ASL SK Expansion Pack #1, wherein we finally find out if the much ballyhooed "Kleinschmidt" counter appears. The answer will surprise you.

We'll save the celebrities for another time. This one is banter-licious!

SHOW GUIDE
2:00 - Letters
39:00 - ASL Lyrics Contest
40:00 - The Half-Squad Singer performing BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE
50:00 - What's in the Box?
1:18:30 Total Running Time

LINKS
From Starter Kit to Full ASL by Mikka Sohlman
Bill Kohler's excellent player aids page
Games Club of Maryland
ASL Logbook
Yockbo's Boardgame Blog
ASL Training by Russ Gifford
Adelaide Gamer blog
Mattias' Module Dependency Chart

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10 comments:

Miikka Sohlman said...

Don't worry. I didn't mind having my article mentioned three times during the Letters. :)

Excellent episode btw.

The 2 Half-Squads said...

Here are the lyrics to the T2HS song parody contest: Bungle in the Jungle.

Bungle in the Jungle by Sgt. Schmutz (Dennis)

(To JETHRO TULL’s Bungle in the Jungle)

Thinking ‘bout forests of palm trees and collapsed huts
Picked up Code of Bushido (forget ‘bout the rent!)
Down at the gamestore – got it last Friday
Driving me nuts –waiting for ASL Sundays
Japs and Marines, H-T-H in the jungle
It’s wild and crazy, as are we: “Gung Ho!”
Let’s play Bungle in the Jungle, well, that sounds good to me!
Its ASL scenario
Number sixty-two or sixty-three
It takes place in Burma, 1942
PTO rules in effect, including light jungle
Brits are attacking and the Japs are defending
HA-GOs vs. Stuarts couldn’t be cooler
Our usual wager? “I’ll bet you a dinner.”
This game that we zealots play is a winner
Let’s play Bungle in the Jungle, well, I want the Japanese!
A 2 6 point 5 for balance
With a dr when we disagree
OOB’s full of Desert Rat nasties
I’ll have to ambush him in the kunai grass
He’s a master of ARTY and loves overruns
My emplaced AT Gun rookies lie waiting for him
to light up his Stuarts
spell out his doom
But my plan turned to crap now I sing a new tune!

Ian said...

Another good episode, glad you like the counters but you said my name wrong, it's Willey as in Dick, yep honest. Dare you correct it on the show ;-).

How about a link to my blog (self promoting git that I am)

Cheers
Ian

The 2 Half Squads said...

The blue colored letters are links. Click on the company name! Glad to be of help.

Chris said...

The Starter Kit Expansion Pack has an 8-0 Sgt Klein and a 7-0 Cpl Schmidt counter. It looks like you will have to keep these two counters stacked together to get the result you are looking for. Just trying to ease the pain...

baronzemo said...

Happy 50th!!! Congrat's. Looking foward to the 100th ep.

Andrés David Valencia said...

Hi guys, great show,
somebody was asking for books with infantry tactics, closest thing I know is the real field manuals, you can find a lot of the rescinded versions on the net, here 2 links:
http://www.survivalebooks.com/usmilitarymanuals.html

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/

I don't like the second one that much because it has a lot of popups but the information is good.
Keep up the great work.

p said...
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p said...

to Happy Birthday


Happy birthday to you,
I just rolled a two;
Your Tiger's now burning,
Here, have another brew.

*curtseys*

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Re: books with tactical content, you should try "Small Unit Actions During the German Campaign in Russia". This is great reading for any ASLer is available free on the web:

http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p4013coll8/id/850/rec/1

Several of the actions described in this book have been converted into ASL scenarios.

DaveT

P.S. another great episode guys - keep bantering!

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