Sunday, August 16, 2015

Episode 145: Utterly Eric

Thanks to Dan Dolan for this nice image
we thought we'd share with you.
Last episode featured a visit from local ASLer, Eric Ortega, who had no problem filling the show with his enthusiasm for the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader. In fact, we couldn't fit his joie de guerre into a single session, so here he is again. Are you wearing your seat belt?

We start off with some Banter with a capitol "B", then move into listener mail. Jeff throws out another one of his ill-conceived and cockamamie ideas, and we chit and chat about AFV cards. Then somehow we have an interesting discussion about Journal 1 (particularly Wolkey's fantastic article on Jungle Movement) and end with an after action report from Mark Woods and Dave on Scenario VotG 8: Hammer and Nail

Forget the cowbell. We've got a cure for your fever . . . and it's more Eric!

Hammer and Nail Set-up

1:00 Banter for Sure About Motorcycles
8:55 Letters
32:45 Jeff's Cockamamie Ideas
37:30 AFV Cards
43:30 Journal 1 discussion
107:30 Hammer and Nail: After Action Analysis
1:26:28  TOTAL

VASLING with Stew

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Episode 144: When Jeff Doesn't Say Ummm.

Eric Ortega (front and center) and friends
from Southwest Outpost ASL Group
In today's episode we're happy to welcome Eric Ortega to the broadcast foxhole. Eric is commander-in-chief of Southwest Outpost, a new and burgeoning ASL group near Chicago. If you're not excited about Advanced Squad Leader, Eric's infectious exuberance will fix that!

This episode has a bit [a LOT, actually] of something for everyone. Barrels of banter, tons of tips, scads of scenario talk. The only thing lacking is Jeff saying, "ummm".

St. Louis scenario "Revenge is a Dish" Japanese Burmese set-up

1:00 Discussion of SW Gaming Group with Eric
12:15 What's in the Box -- Journal 1 (part 1)
1:15:00 Scenario Analysis -- STL10 Revenge is a Dish
Total Running Time 1:39:10
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