Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Episode 32: View from The Hill

This was a big night for us in the broadcast foxhole. We've had some wonderful interviews in the past, but tonight was something special. This time we had the very great pleasure of speaking with Mr. John Hill. Yes, THE John Hill, from whose fertile imagination sprang Squad Leader. It was an honor to have this war gaming icon donate an hour of time to sit and talk with us about our favorite of his many splendid contributions to the hobby.

Just think of how different our lives might be if not for this giant of the gaming community. Why, if it weren't for John Hill we might all be playing Candyland.

(0:00) - Intro
(11:00) - Listener Mail
(16:30) - Interview with John Hill
Total running time: 1:17

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Monday, February 15, 2010

ASL Extra #10: Red Don

It has been a while since our last Extra and it feels good to offer this one up for your approval. This scenario is from Few Returned: ASL Action Pack 3's "Red Don". It looked like it would be fun to play -- and it was! Mimicking the Chicago weather, it was a cold and windy dawning as Jeff's Russians attacked across a frozen river with Dave's Italians set to stop the onslaught and defend the heights.

So come on in and learn a few tips about how to play ASL.....or is that how NOT to play ASL?

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Episode 31: Tables for 2

It's been just over a year since Rich Spilky joined us in Episode 14: The Spilky Way, and released to the world seven excellent ASL player aid tables which he had been working on for some time. Well, the Rich is back, and this time he's unleashing nine more fabulous player aids that are sure to help speed up your play, bring light to dim recesses of The Rules, and in general improve the quality of your life. Is that promising too much? Well, take a look at Rich's work and let us know what you think. It's "Tables for 2" . . . no reservations required.

You can download all 16 of Rich's tables below
  • to download in Adobe pdf format, click here.
  • to download as a Microsoft Windows compiled help file, click here. (Thanks to T2HS listener, Paul Suderman, for his very nice work on this.)

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  • (2:00) Listener mail
  • (17:00) Report from Rich on the New York State ASL Championship
  • (26:00) What's in the Box? A nice surprise from Le Franc Tireur
  • (51:00) Tables for 2 -- Tables of riches from Rich Spilky
  • Total running time: 1:41
Pictures from the Albany tourny
Winter War tournament in Champaign, IL

This episode of The 2 Half-Squads was made possible by:
The C4 Corner Cutter
Le Franc Tireur
and by listener donations. Thanks for your support!