Saturday, December 22, 2012

Episode 82: Happy Landings

If you're prone to motion sickness, you may want to sit out this episode. Today we go back to the Advanced Squad Leader rule book for a look at stuff that falls out of the sky, specifically Gliders and Paratroops. If you've never played a scenario with either of these, we hope this episode will entice and persuade you to give them a try.

Of course, never ones to get right to the point, we first strain to entertain you with a reading of Letters, followed by a look at What's in the Box. This time, and in keeping with the theme of the show, we open a fresh copy of Pegasus Bridge. Ahh. Satisfying.

We had a hard time explaining what happens if a Glider or Paratroop gets moved offboard, so we've included some pics here to aid in comprehension -- we hope.
The example from Chapter E 8.221. Blue markers represent Avenue of Approach

Further, if the Glider were forced to take Evasive Action two hexes further offboard.
If you'd rather save yourself ninety-five minutes of precious time rather than listen to our rambling and babbling, we highly recommend you simply check out these excellent resources:
Greg Dahl's Paratrooper and Glider Summary Sheet
David Galan's Glider Landing Chart
David Galan's Paratroop Landing Chart

Look, up in the sky!

0:00 - Silly Banter
7:00 - Letters
21:00 - Call-ins
25:00 - What's In The Box?
43:00 - Glider Rules
1:1:06 - Paratroop Rules
1:1:35 - Total length

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Anonymous said...


Musée de Pegasus Bridge


Pegasus Bridge - YouTube
Françoise Gondrée fondatrice du Musée de Pegasus Bridge.


3-- Pegasus bridge : le combat continue , Normandie 15/12/2012 ...
Pegasus bridge le combat continue Normandie 15/12/2012 Ouest-France.

Anonymous said...

Great podcast. Thanks for the work.

Andy said...

U9 - A Belated Christmas from a GI's Dozen is a good starting glider scenario, because they are just cargo gliders and you can play with part of the rules without worrying about the guys inside.

Paul Cockburn said...

Do you have a link to the LOS aid mentioned in the podcast?

The 2 Half-Squads said...

Hi Paul, here's Tom Repetti's LOS aid:
Thanks for the suggestion, Andy. Perfect!
And "Merci" to the anonymous French poster.

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