A World Aflame: Interwar Wargame Rules 1918-39

A World Aflame: Interwar Wargame Rules 1918-39


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Often called the "Pulp Era", the years between the two World Wars have seen a tremendous surge in interest among wargamers. A World Aflame captures the adventurous nature of the time period to present a fun, fast-paced set of tabletop miniatures rules that can handle the many diverse conflicts of the period, from the Chinese Civil Wars and the "Great Game" in Central Asia, to the Irish War of Independence and the bitter ideological warfare of the Russian and Spanish Civil Wars. The rules also contain options for the "Very British Civil War". This gaming trend has sprung up in recent years, following a "what-if" scenario that has Edward VIII refusing to abdicate the throne, thrusting the country into civil war in 1938. It is a quirky, fun setting, and one that is surprisingly popular. Written by a life-long wargamer, A World Aflame focuses on the daring-do and heroism of battles fought in the last great era of adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849086820
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Series: Osprey Wargames Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 836,094
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Paul Eaglestone is one of the owners of Empress Miniatures, which produces some highly-respected ranges of figures, covering the Spanish Civil War, the Zulu Wars, the Italian campaigns in Abyssinia, and modern Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Pre-Game Considerations 5

Equipment Needed 5

Figure Scale 6

Table Scale, Distance and Time 6

Unit Composition Guide 7

Unit Sheets 9

Command and Control 13

Defence Values 14

Weather 14

Wind Direction 16

Chance Cards 16

Populating the Table 20

How To Win 20

Let the Games Begin 21

Sequence of Play 21

Unit Initiative 22

Communication 23

Overwatch 23

Movement 24

Infantry Movement 24

Vehicle Movement 26

Firing 27

Target Acquisition and Line of Sight 27

Ammunition and Morale 28

Small Arms 28

Grenades and Things 31

Artillery and Mortars 33

Anti-Tank Combat 37

Boats 48

Trains 49

Melee 51

Morale 51

Taking a Morale Test 51

Sample Units 53

The Spanish Civil War 53

The Russian Civil War 53

Warlord China 54

The British Civil War 54

Scenario: Suicide Hill 55

Artwork References 60

Sample Chance Cards 61

A World Aflame Unit Sheet 64

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