Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Episode 279: VASL is Broken

 Another great opening song on this episode; VASL is Broken.  The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this post.  In this show we discuss Dave's recent tour of Gettysburg and Antietam with guide Mike Ryzy. The photo on the right is of Dave presenting Memorial Art Review to the tour members.  The photo below is of the Spilky Men, Dave's wife Laura, Mike Lembke, and our intrepid and knowledgeable guide Mike Ryzy. 


Rich Spilky has donated a copy of  Rally Point ASL Starter Kit scenario pack for you to win as a prize!  Simply listen to the show, follow the instructions by September 15th, 2021 to be entered in the contest to win said prize. 

In the box is the wonderful Full Rulebook ASL 2020 Scenario Pack  It's a beauty of a pack! Do you maggots understand that? It's the Jungian thing, Sir! 

 There are always rules to learn, so we are going to tackle part two of the "To Hit" Rules.   


SHOWTIMES
0:01 VASL is Broken
3:08 Banter
16:00 Contest Announced
27:50 What's in the Box?
30:00 Rules
102:43  Total Running Time 

SHOW LINKS 
None today.

VASL ls Broken

Lyrics: Dennis Donovan
Performed by: Corporal Punishment

My dice roll average is 10.7
900 times those dice did I those cast.
Got 90 boxcars and zero snake eyes.
Random.org is random, my %$#! 

What are the real odds of someone rolling,
five 12's in a row? Here are the stats.
1 in 6 million if I rolled like that.
In a casino they'd beat me with bats! 

VASL is broken, like an old Yugo
Dice Bot is kaput, what do we do?
It's like a Sasquatch only I've seen it.
But we all deep down know that it's true. 




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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Episode 278: Good Evening Starshells

We hope you enjoyed the lovely opening song on this episode; Good Evening Starshells.  The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this post. Are there letters? yes, there are.
There is a song by Men at Work called Down Under and it left quite an  impression on us North Americans.  Perhaps that song's influence led to the title of the newest offering from MMP.   It is Action Pack #16 From the Land Down Under.

 There are always rules to learn, so we are going to tackle part one of the "To Hit" Rules.  


SHOWTIMES
0:01 Song Good Evening Starshells
3:45 Banter
11:40 Letters
27:50 What's in the Box?
35:00 Rules
104:35  Total Running Time 

SHOW LINKS 

Good Evening Starshells

Concept: Chris Gammon
Lyrics: Chris Gammon and Dennis Donovan
Performed by: The 2 Half-Squads Singers

Good evening starshells
Stalingrad says hello, You twinkle above us, We need light below. 

Good evening starshells
This night will be long, You are so illuminating, What could possilbly go wrong?

SMC or an, Armor Leader need to roll, a 4 or less you know. 
CE AFV Crew, or an MMC, need a 2 or less, yo. 
Think those IR mortars, they'll do a good jobba
Slinging starshells all night long. 

Good evening starshells
There's no moon in the skies. The NVR's one tonight, where's all those bad guys?

SMC or an, Armor Leader need to roll, a 4 or less you know. 
The SMC's told us, fire some and make sure you roll really low, low. 
Think those IR mortars, they'll do a good jobba
Slinging starshells all night long.  

Can you hear me praying for a, a star shell, What could go wrong?
All night long, shell thing, shell, shell, shell, slinging, sling, fling, shoot a shell. 

Yeah we can sling fling, sling, some sling a shell.  Fling, sling, some, fire off, something. 




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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Episode 277: Pentland's Palette



Box Art Review Extravaganza. Yes, it is an interview with THE David Pentland of Advanced Squad Leader (and many other companies) box art fame. Get the inside scoop on the techniques and tactics of a premier Military Artist, right here on this podcast!

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter?  No there is not!
1:01 Interviews! Yes, there is much.
58:05  Total Running Time 

SHOW LINKS 





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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Episode 276: Steelworks and Wrecks

Thanks to listener Nelson Isada we received The Steelworks for review, and for keeps. Yipee Yahoo! Listen to our rules section to see what you know, don't know (or perhaps have forgotten), about vehicle wrecks in the greatest game in the world; Advanced Squad Leader. 

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banterino
11:06 Contest Winners (Pod and Twit)
21:00 What's in the Box?
41:00 Rules (Wrecks) 
?00:42  Total Running Time 

The 2 Half-Squads is brought to you by Ritter Krieg and our Patreons. Theme song by Derek Miller

Nate is the big winner! Special thanks to 
Bill Cauble for donating the prizes. 





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Friday, July 2, 2021

Episode 275: DC Dynamos


Episode 275? Wow! Where did the time go?  We couldn't think of any better guests to bring on to such a momentous show than these two distinguished gents from the DC Conscripts; Andy Goldin and John Gorkowski.  It's a rollicking and rolling interview about all things ASL but especially about the East Coast gaming scene. Enjoy.

SHOWTIMES
1:00 Banter?  No there is not!
1:01 Interviews!
1:00:42  Total Running Time 




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