Thursday, December 2, 2021

Episode 285: Sure and Steady Steven Swann

Steven C. Swann
There are a few ASLer's who consistently produce magnificent things for the Advanced Squad Leader community. One of the most prolific is the indomitable Steven C. Swann, who has written all of the "Reference Notes for ASL" articles about the Marines, Fiji troops, Japanese Airborne, commando units etc., that you may have read in the General, and the Annual, and the Journal.  If you haven't read them, well then, perhaps you should check them out.  Steve has also designed 500 scenarios, the majority of which have been published by revered ASL producers as Critical Hit, Heat of Battle, Avalon Hill, Le Franc Tireur, and of course, the superior, Bounding Fire Productions; and that is just to name a few.  

After all of his years in the hobby he has taught us that sure and steady wins the race! 

SHOWTIMES
0:01 No Chit Chat today. We get right to the good stuff.
0:02 Interview 
1:10:40  Total Running Time

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Episode 284: Hit Me With Your Best Mod

Electronic rule book is in the box this time. Jeff gives an honest and interesting review of said product from MMP. Use the link below to order your copy now. The To Hit Modifiers are covered in detail as we continue our coverage of the rules. 
Great stuff. So why don't you pull up a chair, put on your headphones, and have a listen? 

SHOWTIMES
0:40 Banter
9:40 What's in the Box?
19:45 Rules
59:16  Total Running Time

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Episode 283: Carl Captured: An Interview With Mr. Nogueira


He's a man who needs no introduction. Carl Nogueira 
of many different fames.  Most notably, Carl is known for the wonderful tactical advice given in the Dispatches From the Bunker fanzine, and his work with the Nor'easter tournaments.  Get the scoop here on the new third party company he will be starting soon.  An amazing interview; if we do say so ourselves. 

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0:40 Interview
56:28  Total Running Time

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Episode 282: Jeeper's Creepers

It's a very scary show boys and girls.
Letters...What's in the Box?...Rules...what more could a person ask for? A better podcast? Yeah, we guess that's a legitimate request. But besides that, you can't ask for more than this episode brings you. It has everything AND it is also the Halloween Special (even though there isn't really anything special about it). 

In the box we find Winter Offensive Bonus Pack #11, and it includes board 13a and 3 sceanrios.  Our rule segment covers part 3 of the To Hit process; the to hit modifiers.   

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0:30 Banter
10:00 Letters
18:40 What's in the Box
32:00 Rules
1:00:29  Total Running Time

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Face-To-Face Again sung to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”

Concept & lyrics: Dennis Donovan Copyright June, 2020

Face-to-face again
I just can’t wait to play A.S.L. again
Have to shelter in place until who knows when
Yeah, I can’t wait to play face-to-face again

A.S.L. again
Goin’ to our club meets once again
Playin’ guys I thought I’d never see again
Yeah, I can’t wait to play face-to-face again

Face-to-face again
I’ll get back to playin’ every other Sunday
We’ll play Best of Friends**
I’m hoping that the world gets back to normal
But that day is

No one knows just when
I just can't wait to play A.S.L. again
But not until this COVID thing comes to an end
Then I’ll be playing face-to-face again

Face-to-face, again
Going with my buddies to all of the tourneys
As soon as COVID ends
Insisting that world keeps playin’ our way
And that way is

Face-to-face, with friends
I just can't wait to play A.S.L. again
But that won’t be ‘til quarantine comes to an end
Yeah I can’t wait to play face-to-face again.


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Friday, October 15, 2021

Episode 281: Action Jackson Kwan

One of the better blogs out there is created by Jackson Kwan. You have heard his voice here when he has called into the show to advertise various Advanced Squad Leader tournaments in Asia. He is very active on Twitter and is a great source to find out what the latest plans are in ASL game production.  We are sure you will enjoy this look at the ASL scene in the Pacific.  We had a very good time conversing with Jack.  





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0:01 Interview
1:00:29  Total Running Time 

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