Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Episode 249: All ASL, Except For the Parts That Aren't

Mike Ryzy joins us once again in the broadcast remote foxhole. The NEW Rules segment theme song makes its debut, thanks to Aaron Kleinschmidt and The Two-Half Squad Singers.
Can a machine gun kill a lightly armored vehicle? Find out right here and right now. Then
break out your cover of Onslaught to Orsha 2 
for the return of Box Art Review.


SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
14:00 Rules!
51:00 Box Art Review
1:01:55 Total Running Time

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Monday, June 8, 2020

ASL Extra 26: Broich Bash

Wow, it's been a long time since we put up an ASL Extra for your enjoyment. This one was recorded last year.  Dave Timonen faces off against Chris Walters, who is playing his first game in many years. It's amazing how the rules and tactics come back to him so quickly.  Advanced Squad Leader is like learning to ride a bicycle, once you learn you never forget how to do it.  Dave and Chris are playing Broich Bash, which was originally published in the old In Contact Newsletter.  Then released in an ASL Annual as, A69 (ROAR US 102/German 114).  It was then re-republished as Scenario 200 in YANKS! 2nd Edition (ROAR US 9/German 14). Set up your boards and play along with us. Or use VASL.

SHOW LINKS
Broich Bash on ASL Archive





The German set up is in the upper left hand corner and the turn numbers for the rest of the photos are uncertain for labeling purposes, but you will easily be able to follow along as you listen. Hear a few tips, and grab some tactical advice as you join us for Broich Bash.

Music provided by agreement with Erdenstern



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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Episode 248: Patio or Porch?

Mike Ryzy joins us once again as we banter about the film Gettysburg and more. We are always thrilled with the quality of the letters that our listeners send, and the ones we read on this episode, are no exception. VASL tips abound within them. We have quite a few scenarios that we have played lately.  All of them on VASL of course. Take a listen as Mike explains the "connected scenario" scoring system that we are using in the Objective Schmidt series of games. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
11:00 Letters
41:00 Give Away Items Announced
44:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
1:13:55 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL E-Open
VASL 101 Tutorials on Youtube
All Quiet on the Martian Front

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Episode 247: Curse Skype, Love VASL

Well, Skype seems to make Dave's voice sound like he is on a telephone. Which, we guess, he
technically is.  In the box is Adam Lunney's wonderful book "We Together".  Adam tells the untold story of the 451 and 453  Australian Squadrons in WWII.  Give it a read.
We recount our playing of  AP 118 Wise's War on VASL of course. And then we thought it would be fun to explore the controls on Virtual Advanced Squad Leader live on the air.  We thought it would be fun but you may think otherwise after you have a listen.

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter
12:45 What's in the Box?
21:00 What We've Been Playing Lately!
30:00 VASL Explored
1:00:43 Total Running Time


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Episode 246: Back to the Family

Here is a show produced entirely in the Kleinschmidt household. We cover a bunch of back logged letters, dating back to February. Shame on us for being so delinquent. But at least here they are now and they are read by our guests Aaron and Laura Kleinschmidt.  Did we ever mention that "Operation Schmidt" should have been called "Operation Kleinschmidt"?    

     
In the digital box is the newest issue of Banzai from the Texas ASL gang and it is full of the usual tactics, reviews, and great opinions that we have come to expect from them.   Please pardon Dave's sniffles.  We couldn't edit them all out.

SHOW TIMES
3:00 Letters
32:00 What's in the Box?
100:02 Total Running Time




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