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Emanuele Santandrea
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Milan - VNG HQ. May 28, 2014

VentoNuovo Games has imagined a new wargame!

VentoNuovo Games is proud to announce the launch of its new World War I historical wargame series named “1914: The World at War” which will depict some of the events that shook the world a 100 years ago.

Thanks to a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, the game will be offered in its full version through HP web-connected Printers starting June 28 2014.
Historical facts and maps, rules, tutorial will be available to HP printer owners with an Internet connection, free of charge.

“1914: The World at War is an amazing addition to our list of “Printables” which aim at offering our users high-quality content in the simplest way, directly to their printer. Not only the game is simple and addictive, it comes with an incredible amount of details and background research” says Laurent Molveau, Business Development Manager at Hewlett Packard.

“1914: The World at War” is a series of wargames played over detailed and colourful maps, with over than the 600 combat formations that historically fought the battles for Serbia, Galicia, France and East Prussia.

One of the large maps of 1914: The World at War game by VNG

Excellent management of troop’s morale, army’s combat experience and Country’s resources is crucial to achieving victory.

Detailed Series Description.

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand political organization seeking a merger of the Balkan area into a Greater Serbia.
Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum against Serbia. When the ultimatum was rejected, Austria-Hungary then declared war. This marked the outbreak of the Great War.
While France and Russia immediately sided with Serbia, Germany joined Austria-Hungary and started a surprise offensive in the west with the objective of quickly defeating the French and then turning east to knock Tsarist Russia out of the war.

1914: The World at War is a strategic game on World War I. It recalls the most decisive battles fought in the Balkans, the Western and the Eastern Fronts in 1914. Although based on historical events and battles, the players in command of the two factions can impact the evolution of World War I. The game is recommended for two or four players, but has great solitaire suitability.


About VNG

VentoNuovo Games is the Italian company focussed on developing high quality CE marked historical wargames, completely realized in European wooden and plastic components.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

Game released on June 28, 2014


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