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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

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
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

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

Rank #1: Episode 219: Quiz Taught

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Greetings Advanced Squad Leader Fanatics! Welcome to the show. We tie up some loose ends while we finish our review of LFT 14.

Achtung Minen! Yes, learn your mine rules right here and right now, but watch your step, we don't want you to go Kablooey.  Terrain Time is presented in its usual nice "quiz taught" format and it covers the mine rules as well as the wire rules, so listen and learn.

Apr 08 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 153: Jabo! Or Do You Say Yaybo?

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Happy New Year! We welcome in 2016 with a look at the 2nd Edition of The Scenario Designer's Handbook by Michael Dorosh. It is quite the impressive collection of information to help you design you own ASL scenario or simply to use as a reference guide for many aspects of the world's greatest game. Not content with one What's in the Box?, we also examine Journal 3 -- the first half anyway --

Jan 10 2016

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Rank #3: ASL Extra #23: Priority Target

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Welcome to yet another ASL Extra episode! We are pleased to present another Starter Kit scenario for you beginners to enjoy. The scenario we chose is S13 Priority Target, and the format is Play by Play which means that it is a live game that Dave attempts to narrate effectively. Eric Ortega's German Falschirmjagers assault the combined British, Australian, and Greek force fielded by Zach Emberton

Dec 09 2015

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: Episode 180: Chinese Commissars and Other Pyromaniacs

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Did you know that Chinese Commissars are notorious pyromaniacs? If you didn't then you obviously have not listened to this episode of The 2 Half Saquads, the only podcast on the net, dedicated nearly 100% to the greatest game in the world, Advanced Squad Leader.

Did you know our letters segments provide a place for listeners to make requests of other listeners much like some of the best ASL

Aug 02 2017

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: Episode 154: Nearly Grump Free

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No one likes a grump! To celebrate the New Year we resolved to do away with all them negative waves and turn over a new leaf. So for this episode we try to keep it on the positive side -- and we mostly succeed.

Skip merrily along with us as we cull some excellent tips from ASL Journal 3 that are guaranteed to improve your game. Well, for them to do that you would have to actually remember and

Feb 01 2016

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Rank #13: Episode 179: Home Invader Clarence Rules

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Hello,
Real Rubble

We have big news, really BIG news! We know you have been stressing over the fact that you have been listening to this fine podcast free of charge. Well, we are now on Patreon! so you can assuage your guilty feelings by subscribing for a measly $1 per show. You can't beat that with a brick. $1 per episode. Simply head over to Patreon and subscribe.

In today's show we discuss

Jun 13 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 148: The De Minimus Contingent

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water, here we are with another BOAT episode. Zach Emberton and Rich Spilky join us in the broadcast canoe to discuss, analyze and dissect two boat scenarios Gavins Gamble and The Dinant Bridgehead. They bring an after action report, tactical tips and Rich presents the latest in his esteemed chart series - the new boat charts. If you would

Oct 20 2015

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Rank #15: Episode 223: Simply Spilky

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Rich and son Jared

You'd think after 222 episodes we would know our equipment through and through, and all the steps for recording would be deeply ingrained in our minds. Alas, NO. I (Jeff) messed up the audio on parts of this otherwise very excellent episode. Please pardon my blunder. (If you would like a written apology, just send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check for $22.30.

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Episode 146: Beat Me in St. Louis

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Super cool shirt and super cool magazine (with map and
scenarios) from St. Louis ASL Club

In today's show we are pleased to speak to Jim Burris from The St Louis ASL Club. Jim had plenty to talk about as most of the interview took place during the 2015 St Louis ASL Tournament, an annual event run by Jim and his cadre. But beyond the excitement of the tournament in progress, Jim et al had also

Oct 18 2015

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode 197: RB CG III w/ RS, BB and DD

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Photos courtesy of Dan Dolan Studios.

Break out your Red Barricades map and follow along as Rich Spilky and Bob Brown discuss campaign game III with the author of an article that provided Rich with a winning strategy. Dan Dolan's article was published back in 1993 in a fanzine called Fire for Effect that was published by Marc Hannah. It is fun to hear the three of them discuss the game and

Apr 12 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 216: Corregidor Forevermore with David Roth

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David Roth

Another amazing interview.  This time we snag David Roth who utilized 25 research books and other sources including some interviews with survivors of the battle in order to design this amazing module. . He tells us of the challenges and joys of producing such a marvelous game for Bounding Fire Productions. Learn some history of the battle while you listen.  Corregidor: The Rock

Feb 17 2019

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