The Western Front, 2012 Edition
The Western Front: 1914-1918
Six Separate Scenarios PLUS Campaign Game PLUS Links to Other Games of the Series.
August 1914 - The Schlieffen Plan
War has come. Germany is faced with mortal enemies on two fronts. She must eliminate one threat, or face being crushed between the two. The German strategist von Schlieffen plans one of the great military gambles of all time. His scheme is to concentrate to knock France out of the war before Russia can fully mobilize. The bulk of German forces will move through neutral Belgium. Graf von Schlieffen intends to fall on the flank of the French armies. He believes the French will over commit to regaining their lost provinces of Alsace and Lorraine. The Schlieffen plan runs into complications from the moment it is launched. The Belgians fight back. The British join the fray. The French display surprising flexibility. Can the invading German armies still defeat France? Or will the French, British, and Belgians stop them? This time, it is up to you.
Scale is 20km / hex
4 days per turn
Unit Sizes: Division / Brigade
1680 Backprinted Counters
One 34in x 22in Map