Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Western Desert Air Campaign June 1940 to February 1941 Completed

Well, the scenario book is finally done. It is called: The Falcon and the Gladiator: The Air War Over the Western Desert 1940 – February 1941.There are 38 scenarios covering a number of actions across the period from June 1940 to February 1941. The scenarios cover a number of different types of actions including: level bombing, dive bombing, torpedo bombing and of course fighter actions. The book weighs in at about 120 pages.

There is a campaign system included that is just like the previous Western Campaign supplement. Where available, the pilots for each squadron are included for the campaign system including notations on pilot quality. Included is a pilot progression system for both fighter as well as bomber pilots. There are orders of battle present for the start of the war, Marshal Graziani's September Offensive and for Operation Compass. There is data on squadron changes and squadron movements.

There is a brief potted history of the three covered campaigns. Also included is information on the progression of the corresponding ground campaigns.

One major change from the previous supplement is that the scenarios are fully Check Your 6 compatible and in a format that is familiar to Check Your Six players. They are still fully ready for Bag the Hun as well. There are some supplemental rules included for the campaign that cover the poor performance of Italian fighter craft in the early days of the war, specifically dealing with poor ammunition quality control and lack of radios in their fighter aircraft.

So how can you get a copy? Well, simply Paypal $10 (US) to me at cstoesen@corecard.com. I will e-mail you the PDF shortly thereafter. Or click the button below:

Below is a link to the aircraft required for the various scenarios: Falcon and Gladiator - Aircraft Needed.pdf

2 comments:

  1. An impressive achievement, Chris. I can't help but notice that you seem drawn to early war stuff, whether ACW or WW2. :)

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    1. You are absolutely right. I like early periods of battles as everyone is still scrambling to figure out what is going on. ACW, WWI and WWII you find that the playing field was technologically a level playing field at the start then folks start developing better tactics to handle the reality that they find themselves in.

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