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The Colonel02 Aug 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

I've just picked up the latest copy of the French gaming mag "Vae Victis" and the back cover has an advert for the French expansion of PSC's The Great War. But I can't find anything on their site. Anyone know what's happening?


The Colonel

Ed von HesseFedora02 Aug 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Hmm. My responses on the other thread were nuked.

From Richard Borg over on boardgamegeek:


I have it under good authority that The Great War French expansion is currently in the final stages at the Plastic Soldier Company and that we should see it up on Kickstarter in a month or two. I am sure some alert fan will post when that actually happens.

In regard to what is in the expansion. Yep, there are plenty of French infantry, French mortar teams, French machine gun teams and 12 scenarios that involve the French army. There are a few new terrain types, but the best feature in the expansion, in my opinion, is the additional special personnel figures.

The Plastic Soldier Company, as a bonus, has included in this expansion a set of special personnel figures for each army, French, British and German. Like the bomber special personnel figure already introduced, each of these new special personnel figures when added to a unit will allow the unit to modify its normal actions. The list of special personnel figure types include: Elite, Engineer, Flame-thrower, Heavy Weapons, Light Machine Gun, Marksman, Officer and Spotter. Rather then reveal what each type does, I'll let you speculate for awhile. This should make for some interesting discussions.

But that is not the best part. Some of scenarios in the French expansion already have a number of new special personnel figures deployed, but some scenarios will also require a player to add additional special personnel figures of a players own choosing. The number of additional special personnel figures, if any, a player may deploy for an army is detailed in the scenario's notes under Personnel.

Official scenarios prior to this expansion, will also require players to deploy a number of special personnel figures. Players should refer to the Scenario Special Personnel Deployment listing that includes all official scenarios to date.

The scenario list recommends the number of special personnel figures to be deployed for each side. Each scenario therefore can be customized by adding a number of special personnel figures of a players own choosing prior to the start of a game. The number listed is in addition to any special personnel bomber figures already deployed in a scenario.

Should players choose to do so and agree prior to a battle, one or more special personnel figures already deployed, can be replaced by another type of special personnel figure.

The main objective here, in addition to adding a tremendous amount of replay value to each scenario, is to provide you and your gaming buddy the opportunity to try different special personnel combinations.

Enough said for now. It will be worth the wait my friends.
Richard Borg

CATMAN2 Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

French Expansion Kickstarter is live!


green beanie14 Dec 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

how soon after the Kickstarter can we purchase the French infantry?

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