Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode 139: Welk-ome to Season 8!

Normally a generous guy, Dave is hesitant to let
Hakkaa Pallee out of his grip.
We're back! Following a long (about 2 weeks) and restful break since the end of season 7, we're back with the most highly anticipated show of the year.

In a dramatic change to our format, we've decided to make this and all future episodes EROR FREE. That's right, from ASL rules to history to news we vow to be 100% akurate and indesputably corect -- except for any time when Jeff is talking . . . or typing! (Yes, he knows it's A-r-i-s-t-o-t-l-e and F-35, not 135).

When we last saw our Advanced Squad Leader heroes (Dave and Jeff) they had just concluded an opening of the much anticipated and long elusive Hakkaa Pallee module. Here we continue the story by looking at the HP terrain and other Finnlandian additions to the Rules including the very cool Prepared Fire Zone, Aerosan and some changes to Chapter E.

But before we start to finish with the Finns we read some splendid listener mail, and then wrap up the Anti Aircraft rules left over from last episode's Air topic. Then we open the box and take a look at Winter Offensive Bonus Pack #6 while exposing our ignorance of Z boards.

Almost tougher than punching some of the HP counters,
we finally got the beer free of these holders
It's a rare combination of sisu and buffoonery, so stop reading and start listening. Ah-one, and ah-two . . .

:30 - Banter
12:00 - Letters
40:00 - Rules: Anti Aircraft (in semi-quiz show format)
58:54 - What's in the Pouch Winter Offensive
1:10:15 - Terrain Time -- plus other stuff
Total time: 1:33:00

ASL Module Dependency Chart
ASL Scenario Chronology spreadsheet
Stand Fast the Guards Scenario
Panzerfunk Podcast (Flames of War and other Wargames)
At The Point newsletter at View From the Trenches
Navy to phase out live pilots

Canadian ASL Open

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  1. Ahem, about getting beer out of those darn holders. More frustrating than a conscript with a flamethrower.

    --fellow 312er

  2. Hmmmm. How do I say this.....LAS VEGAS ain't in CALIFORNIA boys!

  3. Dear Two-Half Squads:

    As a long time listener I'm willing to overlook a lot. Missing sniper counters, bad tactical advice regarding overstacking MMC in open ground but really!....
    Las Vegas has never, ever, ever been a part of the sunshine state. I'd overlook Jeff making this error but a teacher at a public school. Shame on your sir!

    Honorable Governor Ed G. Brown Jr.

  4. Dave:

    Report to my office on Monday. We need to review American Geography...AGAIN!