The French Army expansion presents 12 scenarios from the famous battle of Verdun. The box includes a rule and scenario book, 2 special personnel and terrain summary sheets, 3 punchboards of double-sided terrain tiles, tokens and markers, and a complete French force of plastic poilus (French soldiers to you and me).
The French force consists of 48 French infantry, 3 French bombers, 3 French machine gun teams (each with one machine gun and 4 crew), and 3 French mortar teams (each with one mortar and 4 crew).
There are also 14 French special personnel figures, such as engineers, flame-throwers, light machine gunners, and spotters.
This is the second expansion for The Great War and it focuses on battles involving the French Army. When Germany declared war on Russia on 1 August 1914, France honoured her treaty with Russia and mobilized to meet an expected German offensive. Germany, as anticipated, marched through Belgium and the rest is history. Although the French Army fought in many battles, the scenarios in this expansion focus on their most famous campaign – Verdun. The Battle of Verdun lasted from February to December 1916, and is a testament to the strength and fortitude of the French armed forces.
Type = Wargaming
Category = Wargaming Rules and Systems
Period = World War 1
Scale = 15mm (.6 inches or 1/100 Scale)
Date of Release = 2018-11-14
Status = Available