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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

Spurred by a big sale and a life long interest in Colonials, I am thinking about doing games set in the Interwar period of the 1930s. This will tie in nicely with my pulp gaming. I know I can easily tweak The Sword and The Flame, but I have heard a lot aobut TMWBK. Would it work for the 1930s, given that one would be including vehicles and possibly aircraft?

willthepiper07 Feb 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

We've tried a couple of games of WWI in Africa and Interwar in Africa with TWMMBK that turned out fine. However, we only had infantry and MGs in our games, and played straight by the book. If you want to include vehicles and aircraft, you'll need to make up your own rules for them!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Nick: I would recommend this set



nnascati Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

Thanks Joe, I had forgotten about that one. I may just stick with The Sword and the Flame.

Robert Burke Inactive Member07 Feb 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

I plan on using TMWWBK for my Cristero War scenario. The Cristero War took place in Mexico from 1926-1929 when the Mexican government tried to suppress the Catholic Church.

A recent movie on the subject was "For Greater Glory" with Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

That is a very good movie.

Personal logo doctorphalanx Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 6:45 a.m. PST


What figures are you using for the Cristero War?


SgtGuinness12 Feb 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Hey Nick, I believe the Sword to Adventure has simple aircraft rules for TSATF. If not there was a great article I read about aircraft rules for a WWI TSATF game. Combine that with Last Stand Dan's gunboat rules, the train rules from the Yahoo group and the Sword to Adventure and other variants and you got all you need for great 1930's TSATF pulp action! I'll check my PC for the docs for you.

beingshort118 Feb 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

Hey Nick,
As Joes Shop stated, A World in Flames is a good rule set. Also you can use Back of Beyond and Setting the East Ablaze I think.

Also For Greater Glory was a pretty interesting film on a topic that doesn't get much light.

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