Sunday, November 24, 2019

Episode 234: Hooked on the Swedish

What a great opening song, thanks to Dennis Donovan again! Speaking of the Swedish Volunteer pack Dave discusses his latest game from said pack, SV9 Mexico and Morocco.  A new segment about books premieres in this episode. You may be saying to yourself...."self, haven't the Half-Squads always talked about WWII books?" And you would be correct, however Dave's review of Brackman's book about the Tokyo War Trails, titled The Other Nuremberg, goes into more detail than the normal banter.
We finally get to taking a gander at Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit #4 thanks to

0:01 Hooked on the Swedish Song
3:20 Banter With Special Offers So Listen Closely
16:50  What Have You Been Playing Lately?
29:30 Book Review
39:35 What's in the Box?
1:11:05 Total Running Time\

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Hooked on the Swedish

Concept:  The2HalfSquads

Lyrics:  Dennis Donovan

I just played the Swedish, Versus the Ruskis
Somewhere in North Finland, 1943

Yeah, I saw those, Counters blue on white
For the first time, Earlier tonight, now..

I…, I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers

The Swede pack’s sweet as candy, But it’s hard to find
It runs about one thirty, From an auction house on-line

It’s quite the smorgasbord:, 14 scenarios
One hundred plus counters, Historical notes

Chapter H and, Chapter A updates
Give it a whirl, It will turn you on

I..., I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers
Go and get one, Before they’re all gone
Give it a whirl, Get your ASL game on!
I, I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean the Volunteers
I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
mean the Volunteers
Said I’m hooked on the Swedish
And I don’t mean IKEA
I mean that ABBA band
Hooked on the Swedish

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Episode 233: Counterstruck!

Hello Fans, Friends, and Family,

Sorry for the slight delay in publishing, we won't name names but....Dave forgot to keep our scheduled time.  A time that was already delayed due to scheduling issues.  But, anyway.

We hope you enjoy the wonderful opening song by Dennis and Stephen Stewart.  
The contest for the French Broken Ground Design Counters ends December 15th. Simply send us a gmail with French Counters in the subject line and you will be entered into our drawing.

For Box Art Review we run a special compare and contrast of bonus pack #7 and #10 viewed side by side. Dave adds an in depth look at the scenarios of Hatten in Flames.

The beautiful shot glasses with Clink and Drink printed on them along with our logo are available now in limited quantities (only 14 to be exact). Send us a gmail asking if there are any available and we will let you know what you need to do to get one....if you are one of the lucky 14 that is


0:01 Counterstruck Song
5:10 Banter With Special Offers So Listen Closely
19:13  Box Art Review and Shot Glass Fundraiser Details and Unicum Taste Testing.
27:00 Actual Box Art Review
35:00 What's in the Box?
45:00 Hatten Scenarios in Depth
1:09:30 Total Running Time

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To AC-DC’s “ Thunderstruck”

Concept & Lyrics: Dennis Donovan

Vocals & Mixing:  Stephan Stewart

So I thought

In the middle of an ASL match (Counter!)
I looked ‘round
And I knew there was something I lacked (Counter!)
My mind raced,
And I thought what could I do? (Counter!)
And I knew
A named counter, I needed one too (Counter!)
One with MY name 
I figured out
Getting ones tough
That tore me apart
I’ve been

Well maybe someday?
Nah, forget it, but then this went down:
Went to the Texas, Team Tourney and I saw me some
They had counters 
Counter sheets with attendee’s names
They are so cool
They’re all 9-2s
Yeah, yeah they, they blew my mind
And I was shaking at the knees
I just could not believe
What an amazing find
I’ve been

I was shaking at the knees
There was a counter of me!

Counter struck, Counterstruck, Counter struck, Counterstruck
It’s alright, I just got mine
It’s alright, I’m lookin’ fine, fine, fine……