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2004
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2
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
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The Western Front: 1914 to 1918
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This games from David Schroeder's "Der Weltkrieg" series covers the main battles of the western front during the Great War. It includes a second edition of the previously published "The Schlieffen Plan." The other scenarios are

- Ypres and Artois 1915
- Verdun 1916
- The Somme Offensive. July 1916
- The Nivelle Offensive
- The kaiserschlacht. March 1918

20km/hex
4 days/turn
Unit Sizes : Division / Brigade
1680 counters in six countersheets: Two for "The Schlieffen Plan" and four more to complete "The Western Front"
1 34"x22" map
Complexity = medium
Solitaire suitability = very high

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Complete contents :

  • Standard rules
  • Specific rules
  • Charts :
    • Combat results table
    • German corps display
    • Entente corps display
    • Central powers supply display
    • Entente supply display
    • Turn record track
  • 1 map (n°5-3)
  • 6 countersheets :
    • the Schlieffen plan countersheet 1 & 2
    • the Western Front countersheet 1,2,3 & 4


Replaces and enhances The Schlieffen Plan.

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The Western Front: 1914 to 1918
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Second edition
Publisher: SPW (Schroeder Publishing & Wargames)
Artist: David Schroeder
Year: 2012
Product Code: SPW #106
Size: 12.20 x 9.06 x 1.97 inches
1.95 pounds
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The Western Front: 1914 to 1918
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English first edition
Publisher: SPW (Schroeder Publishing & Wargames)
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Year: 2004
Product Code: SPW106
Size: 9.12 x 11.62 x 2.12 inches
1.78 pounds
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4 Schlieffen Plan Rule Time-Line
Spreadsheet Play Aid for the Schlieffen Plan Scenario. Shows the effect of special scenario rules and mobilization by game turn. Uploaded with permission from Dave Schroeder
English
2014-03-24
3 Schlieffen’s Originial Plan
The following will allow players to determine for themselves if the Schlieffen Plan would have worked
English
2012-06-21
3 French Plan 17
Description: This scenario assumes the Germans adopt an East first strategy. As the German 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th Armies storm into Poland, the French execute their Plan 17.
English
2012-06-21
4 Free Setup
Description: This is a more open variant of the Free Setup option in the new rulebook. This free setup allows each player more options to decide the best course of action for victory.
English
2012-06-21
5 The Battle of Mons-August 23,1914
The Battle of Mons saw the BEF attempt to stop the hard marching German First Army.
English
2011-12-19
6 Updated Turn Record Track
I updated the Turn Record Track. Added 1919 to the years -hey it could have happened
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2011-12-18
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