Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Sources For The Interwar Gamer

I have been meaning to add some content here for a long time, apparently three years of a long time in fact, how time flies. So with this post I hope to kick-start some interest in the Interbellum once more.

Sources for the Interwar period continue to grow as content is added and I thought I would contribute a few that I have found useful at various times and for various things.


French Ministry of Defence Archive of photos of the French and Vichy French forces in WWII

Blog covering 20th Century French Militaria in the main.

Nice site covering French armour of the 20th Century.

Really useful site which has a series of War Establishment tables for Britain, Australia, Canada, the U.S.A. and some 'colonial' forces in WWII. Some nice Pre-WWII tables hidden away here too!

A blog devoted to the photographic records of Vickers Ltd. Some rare and unique photos of Vickers vehicles and those of their subsidiaries in the '20s and '30s. The same gent who created this blog has a Vintage Wargaming Blog too, which is also worth a look for its 'Old School' wargaming content.


The Abyssinian Crisis Blog
My sometime partner in crime, who we shall call the 'Happy Wanderer' and to a lesser extent myself, created a fictional scenario where Britain and subsequently France intervened in the Abyssinian Crisis of 1935 (albeit on different sides).

Besides our ramblings on the 'ifs', 'buts' and 'maybes' of the scenario, there is a fair bit of information on the colonial forces of Italy, France and Britain into the bargain, some of which has application outside of the colonial sphere of the 1930s.