Tuesday 4 May 2010

Interbellum rules

I have created a small website devoted to the interwar period, and I have called it Interbellum. At present it is very basic, but I hope to develop it as time progresses.

I have already uploaded the Interbellum rules that I have written. As I have already stated on this blog, they are fairly generic wargames rules, and can be used for almost any wargame set in the 'modern' era (i.e. 1914 to 1960). That said, it is my intention to use them to fight battles set in the interwar era. The rules are based on my earlier versions of Joseph Morschauser's 'Modern' period wargames rules, but incorporate some my own ideas, especially regarding the use of a card-driven turn sequence.


  1. Hi Bob,

    I missed the password - could you oblige please?

    many thanks


  2. Ogrefencer,

    The password is:


    Read and enjoy!

    All the best,


  3. Hi Bob,

    The Interbellum rules look clean. Don't fuss with them for a while, just play 'em. I await a battle report or two, so I can drool over your hexes. So nice.

    I have been busy getting my phalanx started. Yes. Back to Ancients, the period I most enjoy. Purged lots of stuff from my hobby closet. Felt good to clear the decks, so to speak.

    Keep up the good work.


  4. Bob,

    I've been doing a lot of reading about the Balkan Wars, where everyone went to war with everyone else at some point between 1895 and 1913, then again during the world wars (and even through the present). I know none of it is interbellum-related, but I was thinking the Balkans might be an interesting model to use for an interbellum campaign: many small, incredibly hostile countries, with unusually large armed forces, using different military sustems and philosophies.

    Just a thought. (I don't get them very often, so I like to strike while the iron is hot.) :)

    Best regards,


  5. Jim Wright,

    Thanks for the comments. As always, I enjoy hearing from you.

    It sounds like you are having some great fun with your current project. I ony wish that I had the time to devote more to mine!

    All the best,


  6. Chris J,

    I actually wrote a matrix game and related set of figure wargames rules for the Balkans Wars some years ago. They ended up being published in an issue of WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED.

    Laurania and Maldacia are situated in that general area of the world (although you won't actually find them on the map) and harbour the sort of ill-feeling to one another that the Balkan countries seem to thrive on, so your idea is not too wide of the mark with regard to what I am doing. Orgefencer is following a similar path, as are one or two others.

    As you say, it is a fertile area for lots of small wars between countries with clashing ideologies and military philosophies.

    All the best,



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