Friday, January 3, 2014

Episode 107: Dethlefsen Take Two

Happy New Year everyone! Did you make a resolution to always roll low and rally well? How's that workin' out for you so far?

We can think of  no better way to welcome the new year than to enjoy the second part of our interview with Steve Dethlefsen of Heat of BattleFortress Cassino: The Road to Rome, Berlin: Red Vengeance and Onslaught to Orsha are just a few of the many HOB products we discuss in this episode. The real gem though is an titillating and insightful glimpse at the Kohima game still in development. And things stay interesting as the conversation turns to such topics as why we study WWII so much, and the nefarious Nestor Makhno.

How's that for a kick-off to 2014? Cheers! Or, as we like to say, Clink . . . and DRINK!

2:00  Chat with Steve
22:00  What's in the Box? Berlin: Red Vengeance
59:10  What's in the Box? Operation Merkur

1:10:15 Total running time

HOB : Berlin: Red Vengeance
HOB: Cassino the Road to Rome
Brief History of the Battle of Kohima
After the Battle Books

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  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Jeff, Dave & Steve. Interview with Steve and especially the description of "Berlin:Red Vengeance" brought back many memories of gaming with my old group. Too bad I parted with that fine item many years ago. The Soviet Fanatics attempting to raise their banner on the Reichstag!! Hurrah!!!
    I will have to check out the "After the Battle" books. Hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year! Stay warm in Chicago... stay inside and play some ASL. Clink and Drink!!!

  2. Excellent interview guys! thanks for taking the time to talk w/ Steve. Steve- thanks for the great scenarios/HASLs. Really looking forward to Kohima, place has always had a fascination with me. My first night scenario (King of the Hill) was w/ Nadir. Thought about leaving voicemail, but then forgot....

    Keep up the dull work guys!

    -Matt from Sunny LA

  3. I had a great time listening to the two interviews with Steve Dethlefsen - an old school ASLer - I recall the early HOB days when there was little being produced and it was very interesting to hear some of the inside stories.

    Adam Lunney - Sydney - Australia

  4. Happy New Year from Scotland! Good rolling for 2014!

    Some talk on this episode of the series After the Battle. The then and now aspect to these books is no better reflected than by a Russia photographer Sergey Larenkov. Here's his website showing photographs from the Winter War:

    Amazing work!