Most Slaski Bridge, Warsaw, Poland, January 17, 1945: We got a bit rusty on how to produce an ASL Extra episode. The maps we used were a bit large and made the units harder to see. We didn't give exact locations each turn for the Russians/Poles. We forgot to take a photo of the end game. But at least we are back to producing them. Here we play the classic scenario ASL9 To The Square, from Beyond Valor. David Kleinschmidt's Germans will try to stop the Polish onslaught. The Germans have to defend a building and a board edge. Will Dave Timonen's Poles battle on to victory? Will the German's prevail? We hope you appreciate our work and that it might help you understand the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. In spite of the few errors, it is a glorious presentation.
If we were enjoying some nice Gouda and wine while recording, we could have called this episode Goudafest in Budapest. With casualty totals during the Siege of Budapest nearly equaling those of the Battle of Berlin, our current title seems more appropriate. Bill Cirillo was instrumental to bring Advanced Squad Leader players the historical module Festung Budapest.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of that Festung Budafest link on the
site to get many free downloads, including chapter H supplements, debris
counters, new versions of the player aids and more. This episode is all
Bill Cirillo, as Dave and Jeff share a wonderful opportunity to learn of
all that went in to the development of this amazing game. Research,
discussions with historians and authors, working with the wonderful
folks at MMP, all were needed to make this module the success that it
is. We are glad to be able to get this information to you.
Sean Deller and Bill Cirillo playtesting.
Aerial photo of Budapest as mentioned in the show.
This one just might knock your socks off!
1:00 Small Talk
7:00 Seige of Budapest History
10:40 Interview with Bill Cirillo
1:16:28 Total Running Time
Welcome back for another exciting show, somewhere during which we occasionally allude or refer directly to Advanced Squad Leader. Wow, that sentence was awkward, but the show is very smooth. We hope you like it.
17:30 Call-in Letters
35:30 What Have You Been Playing Lately
44:45 Movie Review - Enemy at the Gates
1:02:00 What's in the Box? -- Rivers to the Reich
1:21:10 Total Running Time
The 2 Half-Squads are Jeff Hallett and Dave Kleinschmidt, two Chicago-area gamers. The 2 Half-Squads is the only podcast dedicated 100% to Advanced Squad Leader. Join Dave and Jeff for an informative, frolicking hour of ASL talk. It's tactics and antics, tips and quips, guns and puns, strategy and comedy. It's ASL like you've never heard before!
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