Saturday, December 22, 2012

Episode 82: Happy Landings

If you're prone to motion sickness, you may want to sit out this episode. Today we go back to the Advanced Squad Leader rule book for a look at stuff that falls out of the sky, specifically Gliders and Paratroops. If you've never played a scenario with either of these, we hope this episode will entice and persuade you to give them a try.

Of course, never ones to get right to the point, we first strain to entertain you with a reading of Letters, followed by a look at What's in the Box. This time, and in keeping with the theme of the show, we open a fresh copy of Pegasus Bridge. Ahh. Satisfying.

We had a hard time explaining what happens if a Glider or Paratroop gets moved offboard, so we've included some pics here to aid in comprehension -- we hope.
The example from Chapter E 8.221. Blue markers represent Avenue of Approach

Further, if the Glider were forced to take Evasive Action two hexes further offboard.
If you'd rather save yourself ninety-five minutes of precious time rather than listen to our rambling and babbling, we highly recommend you simply check out these excellent resources:
Greg Dahl's Paratrooper and Glider Summary Sheet
David Galan's Glider Landing Chart
David Galan's Paratroop Landing Chart

Look, up in the sky!

0:00 - Silly Banter
7:00 - Letters
21:00 - Call-ins
25:00 - What's In The Box?
43:00 - Glider Rules
1:1:06 - Paratroop Rules
1:1:35 - Total length

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    Musée de Pegasus Bridge


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    Françoise Gondrée fondatrice du Musée de Pegasus Bridge.


    3-- Pegasus bridge : le combat continue , Normandie 15/12/2012 ...
    Pegasus bridge le combat continue Normandie 15/12/2012 Ouest-France.

  2. Great podcast. Thanks for the work.

  3. U9 - A Belated Christmas from a GI's Dozen is a good starting glider scenario, because they are just cargo gliders and you can play with part of the rules without worrying about the guys inside.

  4. Do you have a link to the LOS aid mentioned in the podcast?

  5. Hi Paul, here's Tom Repetti's LOS aid:
    Thanks for the suggestion, Andy. Perfect!
    And "Merci" to the anonymous French poster.