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OldReliable186218 Jan 2020 1:35 p.m. PST

I'm looking for a set of rules that could allow battles the size of Tannenberg or the first battle of the Marne to be gamed. I have Great War Spearhead II, but I'm always on the lookout for a new ruleset.

BorisTheSpider18 Jan 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

Op14 link , Home before the leaves fall link

monk2002uk19 Jan 2020 12:36 a.m. PST

Great War Spearhead II can be used on this scale but only in special circumstances. Our replay of the Battle of the Marne is featured here:


but clearly is not playable on a 4'x6' table at home!

Op14 is a good recommendation. I don't have any experience with the ruleset but Martin Rapier speaks highly of it.


OldReliable186219 Jan 2020 12:50 p.m. PST

How does Command Decision: Test of Battle work for WWI?

Major Mike19 Jan 2020 8:44 p.m. PST

Bloody Big Battles

Martin Rapier20 Jan 2020 12:23 a.m. PST

I think even BBB would struggle, unless you made each unit a Corps. Mmm. That might work I guess.

I already replied to the OP on another forum.

There is a Tannenberg campaign for the 1914 version of CD, but it works by bathrubbing, each battalion represents a division.

alan L21 Jan 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

I cannot get my head around OP14. Can anyone explain how para 6 on Page 4 works?

Has anyone tried Home Before the Leaves Fall by Real Times Wargames (not the one mentioned above)?

OldReliable186227 Jan 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

Could a system like Not Quite Mechanised or Rommel work for the Great War?

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