Thursday, February 2, 2023

Episode 313: Lucky J 13

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, and peoples of all ages, get ready for a look at the newest ASL arrival; Journal 13!

There are three winners of  our contests announced in this show, so listen closely. Maybe it will be you! We take a wee bit of time to read the latest letters, and then we are off to the races with a look in the box to see Journal #13.  Can you believe it?  A journal again? It's been so long, so very long. Now we can all relax on the couch and read ASL stuff and not the stupid newspapers and art mags that we are used to reading to fill the void in our vacant, dull, lives. Is that last sentence a bit over the top?





SHOWTIMES

:30 Some talk of Dave's CA Vacation
11:55 Contest Winners Announced and 
Dave on the beach!
17:30 Yet Another Give-away. Entries Due by February 18
18:20 Letters
22:45 What's in the Box?
52:43 Total Running Time
 
SHOWLINKS
ASL Journal 13 on Board Game Geek



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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Episode 312: VASL Shimmers with Doug Rimmer

We are very fortunate to have Doug Rimmer join us this evening. Doug is one of the many unsung heroic developers of the Virtual Advanced Squad Leader site. Doug discusses the wonders of VASL, revealing some of the more recent developments in the upcoming version of the program. We chat a bit about the future plans for VASL and even let you know how you can send in some suggestions and ask about problems you are having with the system. If you listen closely, you will hear some trouble shooting advice!  

Long Live the Selfless Developers of VASSAL and VASL!


SHOWTIMES

:03 Let's Get Right to the Interview 
1:13:54 Total Running Time
 
SHOWLINKS
The VASSAL Engine



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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Episode 311: Surrender Your Integrity

Clink and Drink Boys and Girls!
(as long as you are of age)
Clink and drink in the New Year kids!  Best wishes for 2023 to all of us! We welcome Mike Ryzy back to the broadcast foxhole for an interesting discussion of  Battlefield Integrity and the Field Promotion rules.  We hope you will indulge us as we banter a bit longer today, and also cover some of the most amazing WWII/War related items that appeared In The News in 2022. And we think you might enjoy the tour of Jeff's game/music room.

But first, let's listen to Surrender! 

Surrender! 
Concept and Lyrics: Dennis Donovan
Performed by: The 2 Half-Squad Singers

Took an MC, a 3MC, and I rolled a ‘2’
A Russian half-squad, also broken

and they’re inexperienced.

Plus 4 DRMs on to their Heat of Battle roll:

I rolled box cars, now a white flag’s being flown

  

Chorus

It’s 16 alright?, okay, alright

That just seems a little weird
Surrender, surrender, they

Throw in the towel today, ay, ay, ay


F.5 says in the Desert, refusal it is NA                             
Unlike the late war, Allies vs. the Japs in the Philippines
No, fanatics, Gurkhas, commissars, or Partisans,          
Will surrender via the Rout Phase Method  A20.21


Chorus

Surrender at night?  In CC?  That’s right

It just seems a little weird
Surrender, surrender

You’re disrupted anyway, ay, ay, ay 


Whatever happened to all my broken half-squads over there?
Thought they rallied in the building, but they all disappeared
Oh yeah, that’s right, they got captured ‘cuz they couldn’t rout
Got surrounded, they all gave up, put that ol’ white flag out

Chorus

They were next to, your K.E.U.s, 

It was, just as I feared
Surrendered, surrendered

Because they couldn’t rout away, ay, ay, ay 


SHOWTIMES

:03 Song "Surrender!"
2:40 ASL Talk
15:00 Tour of Jeff's Game/Music Room
18:55 In the News
29:30 Rules 
1:02:54 Total Running Time
 



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