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Field Marshal27 Feb 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Ever since reading Alistair Hornes brilliant Price of Glory I have been fascinated with the Battle of Verdun. I was lucky enough to visit the battlefield 12 years ago and especially the Bois des Caures and the place where one of my heroes Lt-Col Driant fell. I played the Caures scenario a few times about 20 years ago with 6mm which have long disappeared. I wish to rebuild my 6mm collection and play some big battles. Maybe not the entire battle for Verdun but selected vignettes. From those earlier games I have Over the top(GDW) and also used WTJ's 1916. I am now looking for suggestions to play this type of game now. Suggestions for rules?

Lascaris27 Feb 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

Great War Spearhead or a mod of Bloody Big Battles would be my suggestions.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 8:53 p.m. PST

over the top and 1916 are both quite fun.
Spearhead can get quite large and plays easily

NKL AeroTom27 Feb 2017 11:38 p.m. PST

You could try Westfront:


Martin Rapier27 Feb 2017 11:58 p.m. PST

For division and up, Great War Spearhead or Square Bashing. Both use one base to a company, but obviously you could drop the level to one base to a platoon and still use OTT to fight Colonel Driants action.

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

Great War Spearhead is also my suggestion, or otherwise a very very modded version of BBB.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 7:54 a.m. PST


Queen Catherine03 Mar 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Over There
Raging Empires – 1914
both read well for me. I haven't played them yet. For some unknown reason, Weasel didn't suggest his "Shako to Coalscuttle" rules which I would think would work. He may chime in and explain. He also has been posting some rule guides on StC here at TMP, so you can check out the mechanics.

If you want something that plays quickly, altho it has less "feel" and details, I'd also recommend One-Hour Wargames Machine Age rules from the book, which are so straight-forward that they become scenario and scenario rule oriented, which I quite like.

Vimy Ridge Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

Great War Spearhead II, or Square Bashing for the divisional level.

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