Thursday, August 4, 2022

Episode 301: Things That Come in Threes

Three is a nice number. There are three products featured in the photo.  Three deluxe boards in WO #13. Three sides to the triangle on the three player pack. In spite of that, we have two boxes to open on this show.  So many ASL treasures. So little time. The first is the the Three-Player Pack from the gents who produce the March Madness stuff. Dave presents a close look at those scenarios and, all of 'em are designed for three players, not two, but three players. Yes, count 'em, three!  If you like the Deluxe Advanced Squad Leader products or the Korean War module, you will absolutely love the Winter Offensive Pack #13 because it features three new boards for Deluxe ASL games, and it includes two Korean War scenarios, and two more for WWII in the Pacific featuring the U.S. Marines.  Semper Fi!  

There is another contest in here. You might like the product that is to be given away. Listen for it. 

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SHOWTIMES
0:01 Talk, Chat
12:00 Contest Winners Announced
21:00 New Contest Announced
24:00 Three-Player Pack
44:00 Winter Offensive Pack #13
57:54 Total Running Time

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Episode 300: What? Already?

Rich, Mike and Jared return to the Remote Broadcast Foxhole and join us in a serious Roundtable conversation about our love of the game. We can tell you why Advanced Squad Leader is the greatest game in the world. We also tackle that age old question that we find on so many forums, "Does ASL teach history?".  Then we compare and contrast wargames with fantasy games.  But, before that, we hear a questionable rendition of the song Olive Groves written by the one and only, Dennis Donovan, and let our listeners speak as they congratulate us on the big 300. 

What's in a number? 

We would like to thank our mysterious benefactors for the wonderful gifts that we have received in the mail. Wow. You really do like us!  And, in order to pay back the community we'd like to offer...wait for it, it's a really big prize...are you ready?  It's a brand new copy of... SWORD AND FIRE: MANILA.  To hear how to enter the drawing have a listen.  

The love and care that you, our listeners, have shown to us over the years has been greatly appreciated. It has been a wonderful ride.  Let's ride some more!


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SHOWTIMES
0:01 Song Olive Groves
3:00 Listener Voicemails
9:30 Roundtable Discussion
1:?? Contest Announced
1:26:38 Total Running Time

Olive Groves

Concept & Lyrics: Dennis Donovan  

Performed by: The Worst of The 2 Half-Squad Singers


The scenario starts in a sleepy little town
Down around Anzio
And the guys are preppin’ for another game
Reading the SSRs

The orchards in this one are strange
Always in season it seems
Well, we’re talking’ ‘bout Olive Groves
Oh, Olive Groves

Well, the MF and the MP
They both are doubled
Groves have a hindrance of one
‘though it’s not quite apparent,
They are inherent
And the T.E.M.’s one

Some say that this rule’s inane
But it’s part of the ASL game
Oh, we’re talkin’ ‘bout Olive Groves
Oh, Olive Groves

‘though they grow in the Mediterranean
You find them in North Afrika too
Rule A9 3 2
Says AFVs in Groves
Can claim wall advantage, that’s right

And though it’s part of the ASL game
The groves don’t see much play
So just keep re-checking rule F13

Readin’ ‘bout the Olive Groves
Oh, Olive Groves

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Episode 299: Toothless Gorilla in Manila

Sword and Flame: Manila is here as you most likely already know.  We take a look in that big ole box and are wowed by the size of the map in there. Well it's folded up and in many sections, but when it is assembled it is BIG! You're going to need to play on the floor of your garage we thinks. Once again our fans send us some entertaining and informative letters. We announce a new contest as we draw the winners of the old contests. We've got good ASL stuff to give away. Listen to find out how to get that East Side Gamers Dezign Pak 2

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SHOW TIMES
1:00 - Some of the Last Banter?
11:01 - Letters
28:40 Contest Winners Announced
33:05 What's in the Box?
1:00:40 - Total Running Time

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Episode 298: It's The Bishop

This episode is a must listen. Well, we think all of our episodes are must listens but what do we know?


The most excellent ASLer Jim Bishop honors us with his presence and knowledge, and he provides us with a fascinating hour of Advanced Squad Leader talk.  

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SHOW TIMES
1:00 - NO Banter
1:01 - Jim Bishop
1:00:40 - Total Running Time

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Episode 297: Caraway Seeds, Yum

It's the return of Box Art Review. We take a look at the artistic qualities of the new Hollow Legions cover art. Ken Smith still has what it takes! In fact, he has gotten better. 

The concealment rules are wrapped up here in part three, starting at rule 12.152 Searching and ending at 12.42 bypassing concealed units.

In the Box is The Very Best of March Madness scenario pack from the gents at Kansas City ASL. Get a copy by joining our contest by sending a gmail to us with the subject line "They've Gone Mad!" by June 20th, 2022. 

Don't forget you can watch us on our Youtube channel.  That is if you can stand a gander at our ugly mugs. 

SHOW TIMES
1:00 - Banter
5:00 - Box Art Review
19:25 - Rules
41:10 - What's in the Box?
53:00 - Another Contest Announced
58:40 - Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Ken Smith Art

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