Thursday, September 23, 2021

Episode 280: Bad Moon Rising

 Are you as excited as we are to see the return of In The News in this very episode? Most likely you're
not, however there is a whole batch of new ASL product coming out, and tournaments being planned, and THAT IS some exciting stuff. 
There are two new products here in the "digital box".  Issue #113 of View From the Trenches, thanks to the indomitable and highly productive Pete Phillipps.  And issue #1 Break Contact!  Both of these marvelous Advanced Squad Leader fanzines are free. That's right...FREE.  

Dave and Jeff also take some time to discuss their VASL game of AP87 Empire's Fall, and Dave K and Dave T's game of VotG7 Storming the Station. These photos will help our podcast listeners (as opposed to Youtube viewers) to follow along. 

0:01 Bad Moon Rising
3:08 Banter
11:10 In the News
22:30 Contest Winner Announced
24:00 What's in the Box?
44:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
58:18  Total Running Time 


Bad Moon Rising

Lyrics: Dennis Donovan
Performed by: The 2 Half-Squad Singers

I'm playing Bad Moon  Rising 
Friendly Fire 48 
There are Russkies and Germans fighting
Throwing down in the Ukraine

Don't expect daylight, it takes place at night.
Turns in Bad Moon: 6.5

I see toe-may-toes a growing.
I know Russkies are coming soon.
Guarding the Kolkhoz is tough going.
They will attack the village soon.

Scattered clouds at night, 
NVR is 3 - that's right. 
There's a full moon on the rise.

Russkies snuck across the Dnieper
Yup, they are quite prepared to die. 
The Russkies are all hell bent for leather.
Germans are in for a hard time. 

ASL that's right, it's a huge part of our lives.
We're playing Bad Moon on the Rise

Can't go out tonight, sorry darling wife. 
We're playing Bad Moon on the Rise

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Episode 279: VASL is Broken

 Another great opening song on this episode; VASL is Broken.  The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this post.  In this show we discuss Dave's recent tour of Gettysburg and Antietam with guide Mike Ryzy. The photo on the right is of Dave presenting Memorial Art Review to the tour members.  The photo below is of the Spilky Men, Dave's wife Laura, Mike Lembke, and our intrepid and knowledgeable guide Mike Ryzy. 

Rich Spilky has donated a copy of  Rally Point ASL Starter Kit scenario pack for you to win as a prize!  Simply listen to the show, follow the instructions by September 15th, 2021 to be entered in the contest to win said prize. 

In the box is the wonderful Full Rulebook ASL 2020 Scenario Pack  It's a beauty of a pack! Do you maggots understand that? It's the Jungian thing, Sir! 

 There are always rules to learn, so we are going to tackle part two of the "To Hit" Rules.   

0:01 VASL is Broken
3:08 Banter
16:00 Contest Announced
27:50 What's in the Box?
30:00 Rules
102:43  Total Running Time 

None today.

VASL ls Broken

Lyrics: Dennis Donovan
Performed by: Corporal Punishment

My dice roll average is 10.7
900 times those dice did I those cast.
Got 90 boxcars and zero snake eyes. is random, my %$#! 

What are the real odds of someone rolling,
five 12's in a row? Here are the stats.
1 in 6 million if I rolled like that.
In a casino they'd beat me with bats! 

VASL is broken, like an old Yugo
Dice Bot is kaput, what do we do?
It's like a Sasquatch only I've seen it.
But we all deep down know that it's true. 

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