Saturday, July 23, 2011

Episode 53: My Better Half-Track

Don't button up or you might miss something. This episode is all about half-tracks. Those weakly armored, open topped, speedy little vehicles that we use to transport our troops and do sleazy vehicle bypass freeze moves in the last turn, to confound and frustrate our enemies.

Before we get to the main topic, though, we'll discuss a Top Ten War Books list as compiled by Military History magazine, and listen to another song entry from our "Write funny ALS Lyrics" contest. (Don't forget the contest ends July 30th).
Also we find out What's in the Box, indulge in some Box Art Review, and in general hack together another fine show.

We were doing a video simulcast while recording this episode. Be on the lookout as we'll be doing more of these in the future.

Top Ten war books
Box Art Review
Contest Entry: Run Through the ASL Jungle by Dennis Donavan
What's in the Box

Whoa, heard it was a nightmare, LOL!, It’s all so true
They told me, “Fear the PTO!”, ‘cause the Japs are on the loose.

Better not CX in the jungle, Better not advance into jungle
Better not stray in the jungle, Why? You’ll get ambushed, ya see

Thought I heard grumblin’, Playin’ a night rules game
200Yankee guns are loaded, The sgt. cries: “Take aim!”

Over in hex G10, Sgt. Schmutz he spoke:
“Let the privates know my wisdom, Fill the hex with smoke.”

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  1. The Desert Scenario's mentioned are in the "Out of the Bunker" pack, not AP #7 as Dave stated.

  2. Can you post the top 10 book list, or a link to the source?

  3. :-(

  4. We were very shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Ian Daglish, author, historian, and prolific contributor to ASL. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all who are feeling this terrible loss.

  5. Brandon Minton Tampa, FLAugust 12, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the new episode yet but I just took a look at your YouTube channel. I saw first pictures of you guys after listening to about 20 shows or so but found out that I had the names to the faces mixed up shortly after that. Seeing the YouTube clip was creepy. Like watching some strangely dubbed foreign film. I swear the voices are coming out of the wrong bodies! HAHAHA!

    Keep the shows coming! They are always entertaining!

  6. Hi guys,
    I just listened to Episode 42 about ASLOK (I'm behind, I know), and I really loved it. I think you should try interviewing the 2011 GROFAZ champion this year, or maybe some of the top players from the minis. It would be interesting, from a spectator standpoint, to listen to the winner's perspective on their final game and to hear some tactical bits.


  7. This episode taught me a lot!