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.  

Don't forget you can watch us on our Youtube channel.  

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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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Episode 296: A Maus in the House

Gather round if you dare while we croak up some horrifying, shocking, furry, and paralyzing banter about household pests and possums. These stories will have you running for the cover of a pest free home. Speaking of mice, if you would like a free Mythical Mighty Mouse Bundle then send us an email with Micky Plays ASL in the subject line by June 10, 2022 and we will enter you in the contest.

But if you can survive that fright-fest, there's some very good Advanced Squad Leader talk to be had as well. We continue part II of the Concealment rules.

Then we get into a box of arid desert land and Italians, Eritreans, and Ethiopians. Hollow Legions is unwrapped and compared to the original versions of the game components. Grab a beverage to slake your parched thirst and listen. Or watch us on our YouTube channel.

SHOW TIMES
1:00 Banter
11:00 - Contest Announced
14:25 Rules
37:40 Hollow Legions
1:00:40  Total Running Time

SHOW LINKS
Hollow Legions at Ritter Krieg
The ASL Article Index


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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Episode 295: Can You See Me Now?

Join us in the Broadcast Foxhole for a discussion of Dave's new art acquisition. We want to stress that the work by George Parrish now belongs to all of us in the ASL community.  It has been secured for the ages. We discuss a recent game of ASL Scenario 206 Hey That Ain't a ROK! and show the progress on this wonderful scenario.  Then we cover (as best we can) the Concealment Rules.  Can you see us now?

SHOWTIMES
0:21 Chit Chat
9:04 Art News
12:00 What Have You Been Playing Lately?
18:00 Rules
48:43 Total Running Time

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Episode 294: Tyrannosaurus Rex Martin


It's the magnificent Dr. Martin! Rex was the editor for The General magazine that provided so many of us with so much gaming knowledge and entertainment. He takes us back to the Avalon Hill days and on a walk through his history in video games as well. You will most likely want to read his thesis paper titled Cardboard warriors: the Rise and Fall of an American wargaming subculture, 1958-1998. He analyzes the reasons we game. And shows us the original art for Hedgerow Hell by G. Parrish. 

SHOWTIMES
0:21 Interview
59:04  Total Running Time


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