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The 21 interwar years have become disproportionately popular in the wargaming world in recent years. The many and diverse conflicts that raged during these tumultuous times of political, social and religious upheaval, are often comparatively minor in the grand scheme of world military history, yet have fired the imaginations of wargamers looking for something a little different. From the Chinese Civil Wars and the “Great Game” played out between the forces and proxies of Russia and Great Britain in the Central Asian states, to the Easter Rising and the guerrilla war fought amongst the hedgerows and field of County Cork at the height of the Irish War of Independence, to the bitter ideological warfare of the Russian and Spanish Civil Wars, this ruleset is designed to accommodate all of the wars of this period using the same base system, with conflict-specific rules applied as relevant.

The rules will also contain conflict-specific options for the “Very British Civil War” (VBCW). This gaming trend has sprung up in recent years, following a ‘what-if’ scenario that posits that Edward VIII didn’t abdicate the throne, and turned to his friend Oswald Mosley to form a government, thrusting the country into civil war in 1938. It’s a quirky, fun setting and one which is surprisingly popular (currently supported by 3 dedicated ranges from figure manufacturers, not to mention the dozens of pulp, interwar, WWI and early WWII ranges that can be co-opted for use), and which fits perfectly with these rules.


This really is a well-produced rule set, highly recommended. – Military Modelling.

Note: This digital edition includes the PDF and ePub versions of the book.

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October 22nd, 2018
I'm very new to this hobby, and after going through this ruleset, I'm excited to try this out. Great illustrations, easy to understand rules, and the author sets the tone very well for the kind of games he intends you to play with this. (i.e. fun, frie [...]
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