The first printing of Richard Borg’s The Great War board game has been sold through and is now being reissued in 2018 to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
However, this new edition includes British and German figures pre-assembled and made from the same semi-hard plastic as their new French counterparts. Plastic Soldier Company has also taken the opportunity to make a number of cosmetic improvements to the core game.
The Great War, the latest adaptation of Richard Borg's Command & Colours system, brings the epic battles of World War I to the gaming table, allowing players to portray important engagements throughout WWI history. The battles, included in the scenario booklet, focus on the historical deployment of forces and important terrain features of trench fighting in scale with the game system. The scale of the game is flexible and varies from battle to battle. For some scenarios, a few infantry units may represent an entire wing of a larger battle, while in other scenarios a unit may represent just a few brave soldiers going over the top.
The Command card system drives movement, creates a "fog of war", and presents players with many interesting opportunities, while the battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. The Combat cards add an element of suspense and will challenge players to coordinate their use in a timely manner. Overall, the battlefield tactics players will need to execute to gain victory conform remarkably well to the strengths and limitations of the various types of WWI units, their weapons, battlefield terrain, and written history.
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