Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Episode 243: Chia Head

Lock down continues. The Skype recording is a little sketchy on Dave's end but acceptable. In the time since we recorded this show the ASL Open has been canceled as have most of our tournaments.  The Texas ASL tourney is still on as of now.  It is not scheduled to happen for several months yet, so we can hope this scourge on humanity will pass by then.  Take a look with us at the most excellent New England Volunteers Pack as well as an interesting gift from Dennis. Subsequent First Fire is the topic of our rules section today, and we are thrilled to be joined by a special quest for said segment.


SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
12:15 New England Volunteers Scenario Pack
33:00 Quiz Show: The Rules
56:14 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
New England Volunteers Play Pack 1
Get Your Bob Ross Chia Pet Here

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Episode 242: RitterKrieg Live!

The enthusiasm of Derek Ritter is contagious, and it makes for a wonderful interview, even though Jeff and Dave were not in the broadcast foxhole together, but rather worked remotley from home. That was a first. Skype seems to suffice as Derek calls in to tell us all about the gaming stuff happening in North Carolina area, the tournament there, and all the new products that have hit the ASL market lately.  There is a lot to hear here so have a listen. Let Derek's fire get you fired up for some Advanced Squad Leader play during your Coronavirus lock down!


SHOW TIMES

1:01:16 Total Running Time

SHOW LINK
Derek's Youtube Channel

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Episode 241: Konigsberg and Korea

Learning often happens best by repetition, so why not give our past shows a listen while you wait for the latest one to drop?
Tolkien's Letters, 1917, and The Witcher are the core of the discussion in the 0% ASL part of the show.
Take a look, along with us, at the new game by Lone Canuck. It is The Battle of Konigsberg: The Bear's Revenge. Wow! The maps in this game are surely a step up from most of the maps you see produced for Advanced Squad Leader. We end the show with a discussion/after action report of our playing of Scenario 203: Hard ROK from MMP's Forgotten War.
Mike Ryzy, Dave Timonen, Dave K and Chris Walters discuss.

Don't forget to head on over to the ASL Open right here in Chicagoland. March 26-29, 2020.

Roll low and rally well, but not when you're playing us!

End of turn 3 maybe

End Game. Taking and crossing the bridge. 

SHOW TIMES

1:00   Chit Chat
16:00 What's in the Box?
38:00 Forgotten War After Action Report
1:05:43 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
The Battle of Konigsberg: The Bears Revenge
Nor' Easter Tourny 2020
Alpenfestung ASL in the Alps
ASL Open 2020

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Episode 240: Game of the Rising Sun

Our banter this time includes a little bit about long range guns and such in WWI and buzz bombs in WWII. Some random thoughts on systems of government abound herein. If you are hoping to win the Broken Ground Design British counters, please note that your entry is due by March 15th. Listen closely to this episode for the specific instructions needed to  get into the drawing. Jeff takes us on a walk through Spilky chart #11. We round out the hour with Dave K, Mike R, Dave T, and Chris W discussing their first impressions of their first Korean scenario in a round table type format.  Roll low and rally well, but not when you're playing us!

SHOW TIMES
0:015 Game of the Rising Sun (lyrics and credits below)
14:00 Nor'Easter Announcement
16:00 New Communist Chinese Counters Reviewed
23:00 British Counter Giveaway Announcement
28:00 Machine Gun Rules
57:30 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Tournament
Nor' Easter Tourny 2020

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Rally Phase Records presents!!

"Game Of The Rising Sun"

To the tune of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun”

Concept: Dennis Donovan

Vocals: Stephen Stewart

Mixing: Stephen Stewart



There is an ASL module
It’s called the Rising Sun
And it’ll be out-of-print, for many long years
‘Least ‘til twenty thirty one

There was Code of Bushido
It covered the PTO thing
Then there was, for the Gung Ho! man
The Chinese and the Marines

Once the only thing ASLers need
To get PTO in one chunk
Is to go on ebay or check world-wide
And pay thousands of bucks

[Kazoo solo]

Oh mother of my children
For my birthday I want one
Spend your pay should you find one some day

Buy MMPs Rising Sun

Support MMP it’s just good form
I’ll give you a little hint
Purchase at the least seventeen copies
If it’s ever back in print

There is an ASL module
They call the Rising Sun
It's on the list of many ASL boys
And God I know I'm one

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Episode 239: SFF, DFF, and TMI

You may want to listen to our Banter in this show, we discuss our various medical problems so.....yeah....on second thought......maybe you won't want to....too much information.
If you came here for ASL all the time, you came to the mostly right place. The good news is that you can learn a lot about defensive fire in our rules segment. Listen along and see what you know about the rules, and what you can learn about the rules of the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. Woof, Woof.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Our health stories and adventures.
17:00 Rules
57:30 Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
ASL Open Tournament


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