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Dedicated to the World War II combat simulation game ...ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER

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Dedicated to the World War II combat simulation game ...ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER

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Great podcast

By SDBruce - Mar 03 2016
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I love the 2 Half-Squads, particularly the banter, review of products, and rules discussions.

Great job

By Sprinkle62 - Dec 18 2014
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Great podcast of the greatest tactical game

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
2
1
0
1

Great podcast

By SDBruce - Mar 03 2016
Read more
I love the 2 Half-Squads, particularly the banter, review of products, and rules discussions.

Great job

By Sprinkle62 - Dec 18 2014
Read more
Great podcast of the greatest tactical game
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The 2 Half-Squads: Advanced Squad Leader Podcast

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 236: How to Defensive Fire During the Holidays Like a Pro

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Dave editing at his local Photos dining place. 

Greetings Cheery Holiday Listeners,
We believe you will forgive our slightly longer than usual banter, when you hear the heartfelt sharing that is included therein. Please remember to see your doctor.  In our Rules segment we cover First Fire rules and marvel that it took us nearly eleven years to get to them.  Learn all about First Fire in our

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #2: ASL Extra 21: Hammer to the Teeth

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What? Another ASL Extra episode? Isn't that three extra episodes in as many months? Yes, it is, and thanks for noticing. Now just because we have achieved that high level of production recently doesn't mean you can take it to the bank -- or to the dentist. We just thought it was time to offer up some extra Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit material to our listener-ship, and so we got busy.
Hold

Apr 13 2015

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Rank #3: Episode 166: Beefy BFP and Yanks

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In this age of rampant consumerism and consumption, we're all for cutting back, de-cluttering and simplifying in all things -- except when it comes to Advanced Squad Leader! Case in point, regardless of the fact that we already own a copy of Yanks, we had to (yes, HAD TO) get a copy of Yanks Second Edition. And tonight we open it up with the same giggly, giddy glee (after all, it was In the Box)

Sep 14 2016

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Rank #4: Episode 161: Get the Gifford

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After several episodes of lame content we decided to finally get some serious history of Advanced Squad Leader stuff to you.  You can't beat this discussion with the wonderful Russ Gifford as he covers GENIE, Play By Email, Avalon Hill, The ASL Ladder, At the Point, SPI Games, Rex M, Don G, AREA Ratings, material in The General and a history of the development of ASL. This one is for the older

Jun 09 2016

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Rank #5: Episode 143: Kelln, the Canuck

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Tonight we have the pleasure of speaking with George Kelln, the man behind Lone Canuck Publishing, makers of fine scenarios, campaign games and maps for Advanced Squad Leader. If you've ever wondered how a lone -- but not lowly -- Canuck can contribute so much to the greatest game in the world, have a listen. Then order some stuff!
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Bloody Buron at Boardgame

Jul 15 2015

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Rank #6: Episode 162: Sounds Like Algebra

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Critical Hit Meets the Mammoth

Greetings Advanced Squad Leader fans across the world. Jeff has been really busy lately so he gave Dave permission to record a show on his own. That usually means a little less humor and a lot less banter, which is good news to those of you who don't like the banter.  Dave has read Critical Hit's 10th Anniversary Best of Critical Hit Compendium Edition, and he

Jun 28 2016

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Rank #7: Episode 158: Sacre Bleu! Carriers, Ambush and More.

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Sorry for the slight delay, we have been a bit busy launching our other podcast Spine and Sprocket. Check it out; we think you will enjoy it!
Tonight in "the box" we discover ASL Journal 4 and take you through the article, step by step, with some extra special attention paid to the strategic and tactical advice that can be found therein, So much so, that we have listed said  articles in the

May 03 2016

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Rank #8: ASL Extra Episode #24: WO18 A Quick Strike

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Opening set-up.

In this ASL Extra we are proud to present Mike Stubits and Rich Spilky as our special guests.  Join Dave Kleinschmidt as he provides a play by play of the Advanced Squad Leader scenario WO18: A Quick Strike. Mikes Americans move against a crafty Japanese defense around the Munda Airfield in New Georgia.  Break out your PTO rules, boards 74 and 75 and follow along. 

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Apr 16 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 164: Hammada, Hammada, Hammada!

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Photo shopped photo.

Scrub
the dust of your shoes, write your "Deir Jane" letter, figure out wadi
you talking about, then prepare yourself for the second episode of The 2
Half-Squads that covers the desert rules that were released in the
Advanced Squad Leader module West of Alamein.  That was the one that
introduced the desert stuff. We dust off our desert terrain rules and cover Scrub

Aug 15 2016

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Rank #10: Episode 174: ASL Hazing

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Hello again ASLer's!

Would you be so kind to join us for an inside look at ASL Journal Twelve?

By inside look we mean we look inside and talk about the contents. We don't have any special connection to Mult-Man Publishing. Although we have interviewed Perry several times. This one has many great articles that range from advice for the rookie to advice for the grognard.  There is a nice

Feb 27 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 218: LFT 14 and the Italians

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Greetings Brothers of the ASL Rule Book, We hope you are doing well and that you will enjoy the wonderful opening song performed 100% (and we mean it when we say it this time) by Jeff Hallett.  We remind our listeners of our contest to win Arnhem: The Third Bridge by Critical Hit.  Enter by April first, and no, we are not fooling. The majority of this effort centers on Le Franc

Mar 30 2019

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Rank #12: Episode 170: OtO with Dennis & Rich

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All is fair in love and war.
Misery loves company.
C'est la guerre.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
For hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

It seems all the great classical writers had something to say about Advanced Squad Leader! Today Dennis Donovan adds his own odes of woe to the stable.

Dec 21 2016

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Rank #13: Episode 178: A1.5 Eh?

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The world may be spinning out of control . . . or not, but we wouldn't know, as we have been down in the broadcast foxhole slaving over our computers and microphones in order to create this show for your entertainment. Our entertainment was provided by you, the listeners of this show, since you wrote the material we cover as we dive into your informative and amusing letters.  Thanks so much for

May 18 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 187: Cool Katz in Korea

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This is why we had to title the episode as we did. 

When you can snag interviews with people the likes of Ken Katz, you've got an excellent show with very little effort on the part of the interviewers.You also don't need to edit a whole lot. Ken brings us the inside scoop on the soon to be released (well, soon is a relative term) Multi-Man ASL product The Forgotten War, Korea 1950-1953.  Ken

Dec 02 2017

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Rank #15: Episode 122: Interdicting Dandelions With Dennis

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Jeff (left) and Dennis (right)
photo by Dave (not shown, but
you probably remember what
the handsome devil looks like)

Look what happens when we leave the broadcast foxhole unguarded and the door unlocked (yes, our foxhole has a door). We get drop-ins! From far off California we welcome Dennis Donovan live in the studio joining us in some grand conversation about the greatest game in the

Aug 12 2014

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Rank #16: Episode 135: Don't Sleaze Me (Oh Yeah, Like I Sleaze You)

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We spend a lot of time touting the friendly character of ASL players. A finer group of gentlemen (and ladies) you will not find among gamers. And yet we are not above taking every possible advantage when opportunity arises and the heady promise of victory wafts in our nostrils. And so it is in the highest spirit of sportsmanship and esprit de corps that we uncover the seedier side of the rules --

Mar 10 2015

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Rank #17: ASL Extra 17: Liberation of Minsk play-by-play

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Rich Domovic

At a recent meeting of the Palatine Area Advanced Squad Leaders club (PAASL) Dave ended up with no opponent to play, so he started recording a play-by-play of the only game happening; scenario OST12, The Liberation of Minsk from the Ost Front 2 Pack by Lone Canuck Publishing. This little experiment turned out pretty good, so we decided to publish it for your enjoyment and

Oct 17 2014

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Rank #18: Episode 169: Dear Comrades

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In this show we have a bit of fun while digging out of a yuge... and we mean yuge backlog of letters. The postman had to request that we clear out our mailbox as it was overflowing into the street and blocking traffic. That means we cover a variety of questions, concerns and ASL ideas. It is a great chance to hear from you.....the precious and rare fans of The 2 Half-Squads.
Then we take a look

Dec 07 2016

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Rank #19: Episode 237: The Fight for Seoul on New Years Day

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Greetings Listeners,
Best wishes for the New Year from our broadcast to yours!
We want to thank you for all of your amazing support over the years. We owe so much to you all.
Listen and see if you have won the French Counters.The drawing happens now.

Dave Kand Dave T played Trap by Mishap SV12 from the Swedish Volunteers. There is an after action report in this show. Photos can be found on our

Jan 01 2020

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Rank #20: Episode 121: Water Works

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There are about a zillion ways to learn the rules for Advanced Squad Leader. Perhaps the least effective is by listening to this show. Never-the-less, and with brazen disregard for the obvious, we plunge into some rules you'll need to get your troops across that river. Unless you exclusively play desert scenarios, you're bound to stumble into circumstances where you'll need to risk getting your (

Jul 30 2014

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