Sunday, 26 September 2021

Bag the Hun Scenario Projects 2022

I've been looking ahead to next year and have some ideas in mind for another Bag the Hun scenario writing project, to be combined with some 1/600th scale model painting so that I can run some more, very enjoyable solo games and club multiplayer sessions. So far, I've come up with four potential themes, some of which cross over with Wings at War as an added bonus.

First up is the Franco Thai War in 1941, which is limited in scope but features some really unusual and interesting aircraft, with the added bonus that you don't need very many of them! I've mentioned this before on the blog and have at least four or five scenarios already sketched out in rough, with all the models in the lead pile ready to go.

The second option is the Norwegian campaign in 1940, with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and Norwegian Air Force taking on the might of the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine. This would have loads of potential, with lots of 'derring do' and some classic early war aircraft types to paint up. I'm keen on this idea in particular, as I don't know much about it and I think it would be a popular choice.

The third option is the campaign in Syria in 1941, again with the RAF and FAA but this time fighting the Vichy French, who put up a stiff fight by all accounts. This has the advantage that any aircraft I paint up can also be deployed in North Africa, where they can take on the Regia Aeronautica as well as the Luftwaffe.

The last theme that I've been considering is the 1948 War of Independence or 'Al Nakbah' depending on your point of view. I started on a Wings at War Desert Spitfires project before so have all the aircraft with some even painted, albeit in a half finished state, so this would be an easy option with lots of dogfighting thrown in for good measure.

What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. Franco Thai would be really interesting, so I suppose that…or the Norwegian stuff. Tough choice to make!

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  2. I know this isn't helping, but I think Syria would be interesting (plus you can use the planes for other Med/North Africa actions).

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  3. All these projects are very nice and original but I would have a preference for the Norwegian campaign for these devices and the aeromaritime side.

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  4. Damn all of those are good options. I will go with the Franco-Thai war first.

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  5. I would go with Norway if you like the idea of combining the project with the very interesting naval actions.

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  6. I would be tempted by Norway if the idea of the project included some of the very interesting naval actions

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  7. I love the Thai and Norway ideas, but then I'm biased to older planes.

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  8. Thanks chaps,

    I'll do some more research to see what would work out as the best option, although there's no reason why I couldn't do more than one of them?

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  9. The Norwegian one is interesting, particularly because you could reverse many of the scenarios and have the Norwegians "supported" by Germans fighting off the Allies. Plus at least some of the airplanes involved are less obscure/earlier versions of famous planes (this could be a negative too if you want to grow your fleets!)

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