It’s the summer of 1918, after a massive effort the Western Front has stabilized after the surprisingly aggressive German spring offensive. Though most of the General Currie’s Canadian Corps held the line around Vimy Ridge during this period, one of his most valuable units, under Major Raymond Brutinel’s, the Motor Machine Gun Corps provided much needed mobile firepower at critical moments. In June of 1918, he gives a speech at a supper club in London extolling the achievements of the allied forces but cautioning his audience that Germany is far from beaten, hard work and loss of life are necessary to bring the war to an end, an end which he believes will be in 1919. How did he get to this point in history
Over on No Dice, No Glory they’ve been pouring over the Great War book with the different formations and armies you can take as well some of the strategies they’ll be employing to get the most out of their great war posts. Check them all out in the links below.
June 29th 2019, Cleve Lodge, Long Eaton, Nottingham, UK.
Come and meet the team, have a look behind the scenes, find out what we have been working on, as well as playing our games. From Team Yankee to Vault of Dragons, it will all be there to check out.
We are currently working on a detailed schedule of events so hold on for more info. Join Peter, John-Paul, John Matthews and the rest of the UK office for a day of fun, information and presentations. We will even have some fantastic swag for attendees so make sure you book your leave passes now!
During the day we will have plenty of gaming action with:
• a Flames Of War event
• a Team Yankee event
• a TANKS event
• playable copies of a range of our GF9 Board-games
We will have more details of what you can expect to do closer to the date, along with ticket pricing and details so stay tuned.
1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front in France and Belgium. The Germans moved 500,000 men from the Eastern Front to the Western Front after the Russians pulled out of the war, and launched a series of offensives to break the Allied lines between March and July 1918. Great gains were made and the Allies’ positions were pushed back huge distances.
The Germans utilised specialist offensive troops, the Stosstruppen (shock troops), to lead the attacks, using fire and moment to bypass and outflank enemy defensive positions. However, tenacious defence and the timely allocation of reserves by the British, French and Americans was finally able to halt the German progress in July.
The Allies immediately launched a series of offensives that gave no respite to the now exhausted Germans. With new tanks to break though German positions and the Allies’ own implementation of fire and movement tactics, they pushed the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.
Great War Launch Sale
To celebrate the launch of Great War (in store 16 March) we have opened up our webstore so you can start placing your pre-orders now. To celebrate our return to this period of history we will also be having a Launch Sale. The sale will apply to everything in the store, with the exception of the Book, Army Deals and Unit Card Packs.
Whether you are looking to add some new units to your existing armies, or start a completely new one now is a great time to take advantage of the 25% Discount Launch Sale.
This year we have expanded our original Great War book and expanded it to include full rules and more forces. Great War now uses the same rules system as the new version of Flames Of War, version 4 as is commonly called. Great War has come a long way since it was released as a free booklet with Wargames Illustrated 324. The book now comes with the complete rules, missions and comprehensive forces for the Western Front in 1918.
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