Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Falcon and the Gladiator

There's a Summer Sale on at Wargame Vault, so when I spotted this campaign and scenario manual for Bag The Hun, I snapped it up. It's written by Chris Stoesen who has several publications under the Too Fat Lardies label, including similar campaign guides for the war in East Africa and Greece, both of which are designed for IABSM but with relevant sections for Bag the Hun. These are both excellent, so I was sure that this dedicated campaign manual would be just as good, if not better, being designed specifically for Bag the Hun and CY6. I really like the way Chris uses historical background to underpin what he writes, which is what I try to do with the scenarios that I create for Bag the Hun as well.

The pdf. manual is packed with numerous scenarios and has a full campaign system for the early desert campaign, if you wanted to run a series of linked games. In fact, you could really go bananas with early war biplane fighters and interwar bombers, although this would be a lot easier if you went for 1/600th scale rather than 1/285th. The extensive Tumbling Dice range now has pretty much all you would need for the Italians and the British, leaving the likes of Scotia Collectair, Museum Miniatures and Raiden Miniatures in the shade. To summarise, it's a really well put together manual and also an excellent basis for developing a campaign system along similar lines for other theatres.


  1. It is a very fine supplement Jim. I got it a while ago as I've a bunch of pendraken early desert war and wanted something for the air part of the campaign

  2. I used to have Italians in 10mm but got fed up with BKC so sold them on. I wish I'd kept them for use with the Nordic Weasel rules now :0(

    1. I played BKC once and didn't like it either. Am planning on TFL's IABSM, but would like to try Company Commander too.

  3. Thanks for posting this. Glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to read reports on games from it.

  4. I'll have to see what I can do!