15 March 2017

The September War (Too Fat Lardies IABSM)

A couple of months ago I got an email from Robert Avery over at "Vis Lardica", asking me if I would consider sharing my work on the September campaign/Poland in flames compilation that I made for Flames of War a couple of years ago. Robert was working on a Poland 1939 scenario and OoB pack for the Too Fat Lardies game "I ain't been shot mum".

Using my research, scenario ideas, OoB, scenarios and the campaign Robert added his own stuff and transformed my work into something that works for I aint been shot mum. After a couple of months of work Robert has finally published the first half of the book, a 240 page PDF focusing on the "Polish point of view scenarios".

The German and Soviet scenarios will be translated into IABSM format in part two of this release in the future.


The September War

The German invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939 precipitated the greatest conflict the world has ever known, ending the lives of some 60 million people across the globe.

Written by Robert Avery and Alexander Kawczynski, The September War is a collection of thirty-three scenarios for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum covering the German invasion of Poland 1939.
Divided into eight mini-campaigns, the pack begins with the battles at the border, then covers the fight for the Polish corridor, the Polish Thermopylae at Narew, the Siege of Warsaw, the climactic battles at Bzura and Tomaszow Lubelski, and the actions of the 10th Motorised Cavalry “Black” Brigade and the Independent Operational Group Polesie. There are attacks, counter-attacks, encounter battles, desperate defences…there’s even an armoured train or two.

No need for any preparation: each scenario contains a brief background history, maps, a full game briefing, and a full briefing for each player. Simply print out the pages you need, make up the deck from the list of cards required, unpack your figures and dice, set up the table and away you go!"

The PDF is on retail for £9.50, some of which will be split my way as a thanks for my contribution, though I am mostly happy that the work I spent that one summer a couple of years ago will find a new audience and that the Polish campaign of 1939 gets promoted.

You can buy the PDF HERE




  1. Congratulations on being published - a great period to play and I well recall how much work you put into this a few years ago

    1. Thanks Paul!
      Yeah I wrote my original work over two summers. First version was mainly a few scenarios, but the following summer I went crazy ambitious and compiled a 400 page tome detailing operations, oob and history :-)

      Very happy that my work gets an adaptation to second system Iabsm, after having been written for FoW in the first place.


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