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Ken Dunn makes an appearance at long last on our program, along with Multi Man Publishing's very own Perry Cocke. Ken has designed a boatload of ASL goodness in the form of many scenarios. He is also the man that brought us Operation Veritable, and the ASL Starter Kits (but that is a story for another show). Ken offers many fascinating insights int…
 
Hope you enjoy the brief banter about Chili Parties, before we get in to what Dave has played lately which is ASL Scenario 206: A Line Too Thinly Held. Dave is defending with the Americans against Dave T's North Koreans who are attacking at night. We then finish the prisoner rules/quiz section (finally). This portion covers how we move our prisoner…
 
It's time to do something really spooky. Play Advanced Squad Leader in miniature! That's a really scary and FUN idea, boys and girls! We are thrilled to have Hayes Wauford join us for this episode and have him compare notes with Dave about how each of them approached the task at hand. Hayes has made some fantastic WWII terrain for his games and you…
 
Let's attempt to untangle the prisoner rules shall we? We saw Rich help us out with that tangled web in Episode 302 and we learned a lot. So, it's time for a little quiz show style rule review. The banter is a bit long on this one but Dave takes the time to discuss his little vacation. The one that made this episode a tad late. There are pictures i…
 
304 packs a punch. The saga of the invasive animal species continues as Dave recounts the adventure of the attacking squirrel, and Jeff relates his big fish stories. Dave's been playing Scenario WO42 Spartan Style with Dave Timonen and in the box is Green Hell of Inor! We round this episode off with an entertaining round of Quiz Show with Team Spil…
 
Chad Cummins and Chuck Hammond (or do you say Chuck Hammond and Chad Cummins?)lend some serious heft to this show. They share the delightful story of how Hazardous Movement began, from it's humble beginnings to the massive global domination that they now enjoy. The scenarios in their packs promise to bring the fun back to your ASL game, and they pr…
 
Prisoner counters make great zombie counters.Joined once again by Rich Spilky we are able to provide some real quality content. Rich guides us through three of his famous charts. The first is the IFT and CC Effects on Guarding Units and Firepower, the second is chart 26a Effects of No Quarter, and the third is a complex looking but actually very el…
 
Three is a nice number. There are three products featured in the photo. Three deluxe boards in WO #13. Three sides to the triangle on the three player pack. In spite of that, we have two boxes to open on this show. So many ASL treasures. So little time. The first is the the Three-Player Pack from the gents who produce the March Madness stuff. Dave …
 
Rich, Mike and Jared return to the Remote Broadcast Foxhole and join us in a serious Roundtable conversation about our love of the game. We can tell you why Advanced Squad Leader is the greatest game in the world. We also tackle that age old question that we find on so many forums, "Does ASL teach history?". Then we compare and contrast wargames wi…
 
Sword and Flame: Manila is here as you most likely already know. We take a look in that big ole box and are wowed by the size of the map in there. Well it's folded up and in many sections, but when it is assembled it is BIG! You're going to need to play on the floor of your garage we thinks. Once again our fans send us some entertaining and informa…
 
This episode is a must listen. Well, we think all of our episodes are must listens but what do we know? The most excellent ASLer Jim Bishop honors us with his presence and knowledge, and he provides us with a fascinating hour of Advanced Squad Leader talk. Don't forget you can watch us on our Youtube channel. SHOW TIMES1:00 - NO Banter1:01 - Jim Bi…
 
It's the return of Box Art Review. We take a look at the artistic qualities of the new Hollow Legions cover art. Ken Smith still has what it takes! In fact, he has gotten better. The concealment rules are wrapped up here in part three, starting at rule 12.152 Searching and ending at 12.42 bypassing concealed units.In the Box is The Very Best of Mar…
 
Gather round if you dare while we croak up some horrifying, shocking, furry, and paralyzing banter about household pests and possums. These stories will have you running for the cover of a pest free home. Speaking of mice, if you would like a free Mythical Mighty Mouse Bundle then send us an email with Micky Plays ASL in the subject line by June 10…
 
Join us in the Broadcast Foxhole for a discussion of Dave's new art acquisition. We want to stress that the work by George Parrish now belongs to all of us in the ASL community. It has been secured for the ages. We discuss a recent game of ASL Scenario 206 Hey That Ain't a ROK! and show the progress on this wonderful scenario. Then we cover (as bes…
 
It's the magnificent Dr. Martin! Rex was the editor for The General magazine that provided so many of us with so much gaming knowledge and entertainment. He takes us back to the Avalon Hill days and on a walk through his history in video games as well. You will most likely want to read his thesis paper titled Cardboard warriors: the Rise and Fall o…
 
We have all kinds of letters today. Happy letters, sad letters, angry letters and glad letters. All of them entertaining and informative letters. The sad part of the show arrives when we have to cover rule 17. WOUNDS. It's a terrible thing when your cardboard SMC is wounded and there are a few rules you need to know when that unfortunate thing happ…
 
Al Mortemore 1934-2022 We will miss you. We'd like to thank two listeners today for the kind donations of fantastic ASL product. John Bullough sent us a copy of Retro ASL rules variant in a 55 page rulebook that can be considered ASL lite. We are thrilled to get a good look at March Madness Commissar pack from Dave Mareske at Kansas City ASL. We ta…
 
While we chit chat we give you look at Dave's new gaming table from Wyrmwood, and a few of the ASL scenarios being played upon said table. Then comes the moment you all have been waiting for. In the Box we find Advancing Fire's Prokhorovka! This one packs a whopping five maps, a ton of scenarios and not too many odd new rules. If you love tank batt…
 
We are thrilled to get a good look at Operation Neptune from Bounding Fire Productions. It looks fantastic with a wonderful map and a variety of scenarios that cover a broad range of situations during that operation. And as if that wasn't enough, it is a campaign game too! But before we get to all that ASL goodness, we read a few letters from liste…
 
Charlie Kibler has been involved in Advanced Squad Leader since it's inception and is most famous for his artwork on the boards of said products. We particularly love the Red Barricades work. He has worked for a variety of companies in the industry and has a fascinating story of the development of the Solitaire system that you can hear right here o…
 
Joe Leoce is not really "of Albany" as in "he lives in Albany". But he is the guy that started the New York State Advanced Squad Leader Championship. Otherwise known as the Albany Tournament. Joe worked with Trezza for many years on it, then Pleva came to help make it one of the best Tournaments in the U.S. He also designs and builds some dioramas/…
 
We sure enjoyed Dennis Donovan's rendition of his humorous song that opened the show. ASLOK is over, but it will return next fall. The lyrics are below. The Rule covered is A15. Heat of Battle. There are a lot of good things in that rule like, Hero Creation, Berserk, and the deadly Surrender.SHOWTIMES0:01 Song ASLOK is Over 'til Next October2:35 Ch…
 
Scenario MD1 The Bridge at Ramelle and Scenario BFP-35 Mai Phu are discussed during our What Have You Been Playing Lately segment. The Ramelle scenario by Mike Drake was based on the film Saving Private Ryan. It is compared to another version in the Scenario Designer's Handbook by Michael Dorosch. Jeff discusses his Space Empires game. In the Box i…
 
Steven C. SwannThere are a few ASLer's who consistently produce magnificent things for the Advanced Squad Leader community. One of the most prolific is the indomitable Steven C. Swann, who has written all of the "Reference Notes for ASL" articles about the Marines, Fiji troops, Japanese Airborne, commando units etc., that you may have read in the G…
 
Electronic rule book is in the box this time. Jeff gives an honest and interesting review of said product from MMP. Use the link below to order your copy now. The To Hit Modifiers are covered in detail as we continue our coverage of the rules. Great stuff. So why don't you pull up a chair, put on your headphones, and have a listen? SHOWTIMES0:40 Ba…
 
He's a man who needs no introduction. Carl Nogueira of many different fames. Most notably, Carl is known for the wonderful tactical advice given in the Dispatches From the Bunker fanzine, and his work with the Nor'easter tournaments. Get the scoop here on the new third party company he will be starting soon. An amazing interview; if we do say so ou…
 
It's a very scary show boys and girls.Letters...What's in the Box?...Rules...what more could a person ask for? A better podcast? Yeah, we guess that's a legitimate request. But besides that, you can't ask for more than this episode brings you. It has everything AND it is also the Halloween Special (even though there isn't really anything special ab…
 
One of the better blogs out there is created by Jackson Kwan. You have heard his voice here when he has called into the show to advertise various Advanced Squad Leader tournaments in Asia. He is very active on Twitter and is a great source to find out what the latest plans are in ASL game production. We are sure you will enjoy this look at the ASL …
 
Are you as excited as we are to see the return of In The News in this very episode? Most likely you're not, however there is a whole batch of new ASL product coming out, and tournaments being planned, and THAT IS some exciting stuff. There are two new products here in the "digital box". Issue #113 of View From the Trenches, thanks to the indomitabl…
 
Another great opening song on this episode; VASL is Broken. The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this post. In this show we discuss Dave's recent tour of Gettysburg and Antietam with guide Mike Ryzy. The photo on the right is of Dave presenting Memorial Art Review to the tour members. The photo below is of the Spilky Men, Dave's wife Laura, Mik…
 
We hope you enjoyed the lovely opening song on this episode; Good Evening Starshells. The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this post. Are there letters? yes, there are.There is a song by Men at Work called Down Under and it left quite an impression on us North Americans. Perhaps that song's influence led to the title of the newest offering from…
 
Box Art Review Extravaganza. Yes, it is an interview with THE David Pentland of Advanced Squad Leader (and many other companies) box art fame. Get the inside scoop on the techniques and tactics of a premier Military Artist, right here on this podcast!SHOWTIMES1:00 Banter? No there is not!1:01 Interviews! Yes, there is much.58:05 Total Running Time …
 
Thanks to listener Nelson Isada we received The Steelworks for review, and for keeps. Yipee Yahoo! Listen to our rules section to see what you know, don't know (or perhaps have forgotten), about vehicle wrecks in the greatest game in the world; Advanced Squad Leader. SHOWTIMES1:00 Banterino11:06 Contest Winners (Pod and Twit)21:00 What's in the Box…
 
Episode 275? Wow! Where did the time go? We couldn't think of any better guests to bring on to such a momentous show than these two distinguished gents from the DC Conscripts; Andy Goldin and John Gorkowski. It's a rollicking and rolling interview about all things ASL but especially about the East Coast gaming scene. Enjoy.SHOWTIMES1:00 Banter? No …
 
Early version of MapWe'd like to make a confession.... we incorrectly named the Bravo Biazza show. We meant to call it the Bravo Brevity show. So, while both shows are about two of the great new games from Advancing Fire, this show covers Brevity Assault. This system uses some colored lines to delineate the levels on the map. Fantastic touch! Dave …
 
Paul WorksPaul Works is a contributor to the Advanced Squad Leader Hobby who has been doing so for a long time. He helped get the Kansas City March Madness Tournament going when Mike Reed (Episode 267) had to stop. Paul has a long and storied involvement with wargames and ASL in particular. He also works with the Navy and gets to play wargames ther…
 
This show opens with some lovely letters and then an in depth look at Biazza Ridge from Advancing Fire. Our very special guest Mike Ryzy helps us to give a run down of how this new mini campaign works. It is more of a group of connected and related scenarios that can be traced on a large operational map. This fantastic new offering is sadly, sold o…
 
Klas Malmstrom: ASL Editer, Friendly Fire PlaytesterTwo back to back amazing interviews. Wow! (If we do say so ourselves). Have you ever wondered how SSR's are written so that they have some consistancy? Have you ever wondered if Advanced Squad Leader games could have been even more complex than they already are? Well, the answers to these fascinat…
 
You may recognize the name of Michael J. Puccio from an article on Paratroopers or one called "A Cavalry Primer for Neighsayers" published in ASL Annual 97. Or you may recognize it from one of the dozen or so scenarios he has designed for Critical Hit, Dispatches From the Bunker, Yankee ASL, or ASL Scenario 203: Hard Rok from Forgotten War; Korea. …
 
Advanced Squad Leader. What a game. What a bunch of rules. We help you keep it all straight with a look at rule 10, Morale and a brief admiration of Carl Nogueira's look at Heroes from a past issue of The Bunker. In the box this week is Nor'Easter Pack II from Yankee ASL and printed by Le Franc Tireur. Dave presents a breakdown of the first half of…
 
There's a lot in this grab bag of a show that celebrates the coming of spring and the wide variety of Advanced Squad Leader products out there to enjoy. We also cover a great variety of topics that you sent in to our mailbox here in the Broadcast Foxhole. In the box is Roma 2020 from Multiman Publishing. designer of many scenarios in the early Marc…
 
What a blast from the past, and a glimpse at the future. An interview with the marvelous Mike Reed of Kinetic Energy fame. Have a listen as Mike provides us with a look at the history of the Advanced Squad Leader world of Kinetic Energy Productions run by Mark Neukom and John Knowles. He also discusses the early version of the Korean War module tha…
 
We love doing interview shows. Especially when you have a guest like Scott Mullins who has a long and rich history with the gaming industry and Advanced Squad Leader in particular. He has several blogs and insights on many things ASL. It is a fascinating interview and we are sure you will enjoy it. SHOWTIMES1:00 Banter13:00 Interview with Scott Mul…
 
We open the show with some in depth letters that cover a variety of ASL and WWII related topics, and therefore there are a lot of fascinating links included below. Pim's Photos of battlegrounds in Holland, articles on Market Garden, Dien Bien Phu game review and our first look at Retro. Thanks to the listeners for the content in the letters departm…
 
We got a lot of great stuff for Christmas including the fascinating New England Volunteers Post Card #1. Now that's a great way to send holiday greetings. In the box is the ASL March Madness Players Pack from our firends at Kansas City ASL. We take a look at some of the great sceanrios included therein. We have been playing the scenarios from Opera…
 
Rich Spilky joins us in the Broadcast Foxhole. He presents his analysis in the fine tradition of Bob Medrow's mathematical analysis of various aspects of the game we love, Advanced Squad Leader, that appeared in the old General Magazine from Avalon Hill. Special shout out to Chris Edwards for his work on the OBA analysis charts.We have a contest en…
 
Hope you enjoy the wonderful opening song by with lyrics by Chris Gammon and sung by The 2 Half Squads Singers. The lyrics are printed below. Some great ASLer's chime in like Alan Hume and Scott Mullins through the magic of voicemail. And that gave us the idea for our next contest. We have a contest ending January 15th. You need to call in using th…
 
Welcome to a very fun show. Well, at least we had fun recording it. The letters we recieve provide us with some entertainnig ASL topics for discussion. It's always good to hear from you all. What we've been playin' lately is a lot of ASL. Check out our Twitter feed for the full updates. In this episode we discuss HS31 Protesting the Speculative fro…
 
Dave recounts his vacation to The Great Smoky Mountains, The Shawnee National Forest and Belmont University during the intro talk, while Jeff recounts his recent Sword of Rome game. In the Box is the Starter Kit Expansion Pack #2. This expansion includes the new Chinese, some new Japanese, and the first overlays for SK Advanced Squad Leader players…
 
We welcome Stephen Stewart of VASLING with Stew fame. Stephen provides a fascinating listen as he discusses the variety of videos that he produces. They are legion, they are good, and you should check them out on his Youtube channel. SHOW TIMES1:00 Banter3:45 Interview49:21 Total Running TimeSHOW LINKSStew's ReplayVASLing With Stew #1Don't forget t…
 
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