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The Game

THE GREAT WAR IS THE LATEST ADAPTATION OF RICHARD BORG’S TRIED AND TESTED COMMAND AND COLOURS GAME SYSTEM BRINGING THE EPIC BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO THE GAMING TABLE.

Players can command armies of detailed, hard plastic, 1/100th scale miniature figures representing British and German troops of the time.

The confusion of battle and challenges of command and control are provided through command cards, combat cards and HQ tokens that limit what can be done each turn and custom dice are used to resolve the effects of any combat that occurs.

The game includes scenarios to allow the re-enactment of battles such as Loos, The Somme and Vimy Ridge as well as many other actions. The board can be reconfigured using terrain tiles to reflect any battlefield of the period and allows additional scenarios to be created.

This is the first game in a series that will in time cover all aspects of the war on land with additional figures including cavalry, tanks and artillery and additional nationalities (France, USA and Russia) being added in subsequent modules.

Future expansions will add other new mechanics and game elements, and open up more opportunities for player-vs-player action.

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Recently Played

Map NamePlayed onUser
016 - Vimy Ridge (Bois-en-Hache) - 12 April 1917 2017-03-19 11:03:24 MarkMcG
124 - Passchendaele (Fray Bentos) - 23 August 1917 2017-03-17 21:21:34 tantalon
123 - Messines Ridge - 7 June 1917 2017-03-07 17:31:57 tantalon
015 - Vimy Ridge (The Pimple) - 12 April 1917 2017-03-05 21:24:45 AchtungPanzer
014 - Vimy Ridge (Hill 145) - 9-10 April 1917 2017-02-25 11:21:56 MarkMcG
013 - Vimy Ridge (1st & 2nd Canadian Infantry Divisions) - 9 April 1917 2017-02-18 11:11:39 MarkMcG
120 - German Tank - Opening Action #2 2017-02-12 16:09:57 FreeloadingPhill
002 - Opening Action 2 2017-01-22 22:34:29 mk20336
122 - Somme (Flers and Coucelette) - 15 September 1916 2017-01-20 21:46:50 tantalon
003 - Loos (2nd Division Diversionary Attack) - 25 September 1915 2016-12-06 05:10:39 NimitsTexan

Random Quote

I saw them tie a soldier to a cartwheel with his arms outstretched as a punishment. I also knew of men who did themselves in. British soldiers weary of sitting in the trenches who cut their throats during leave. If order hadn't been maintained, they would have deserted. They were coerced. When you're in the army, you can't just do whatever you want. ~~~ Gaston Boudry, in the Belgian book 'Van den Grooten Oorlog' ~~~