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The Book – Great War: World War One Battles of 1918

Great War Design Notes
World War One Battles of 1918
1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

Last year Battlefront marked the centenary of the start of World War One by releasing a set of rules for British and German forces, with issue #324 of Wargames Illustrated. Now those rules have been expanded to a 72-page book, including the Americans and French. Great War writer Wayne Turner shares his design notes, telling you exactly what you can expect to find in this latest edition.

Great War Design Notes...

Great War: World War One Battles of 1918

Great War is Also Digital
Great War is also in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital app.
Great War Forces Of War
Flames Of War Digital
Battle Reports
Battlefront TV:
Great War Battle Report
Phil commands Mitchell's Marauders as he take takes on Wayne and Biltz's Battlegroup in a Great War battle report using the Big Push mission.

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Campaigns
Firestorm: Villers-Bretonneux Firestorm: Villers-Bretonneux
24 - 27 April 1918
Firestorm: Villers-Bretonneux is the recreation of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. This battle is famous in military history as the first battle where opposing tanks met. As a playtester I have the privilege of having access to projects under development at Battlefront. My group declined to take part in the Great War design but the project fascinated me, and I started to work on a Firestorm. I had not before spent much time in research of the period of the Great War and never focused on any particular battle, so this is rather new to me. This year marks 100 years from the start of the First World War so it is a good time to give the Great War consideration.

Firestorm: Villers-Bretonneux...
Podcasts & Blog Links
Radio Free Battlefront:
Great War Overview
In this episode, Mike, Phil and Wayne discuss the new foray into World War One for Flames Of War and talk about some of the most common misconceptions about this period of history.

Radio Free Battlefront: Great War Overview...
Radio Free Battlefront: Great War Overview
Breakthrough Assault

Unboxing The Tommies
The guys take a closer look at the British releases for Great War.

Unboxing The Tommies Part I...
Unboxing The Tommies Part II...

British Rifle Platoon...
OQF 18 pdr Guns and Vickers HMGs...
Painting Tommies...

Unboxing Ze Germans
The guys take a closer look at the German releases for Great War.


Unboxing Ze Germans Part I...
Unboxing Ze Germans Part II...
Infanterie Platoon & 7.62cm Krupp Infantry Gun...

Beyond The Foxholes Episode Sixteen:
Great War Special
In Act 1, we join Ben and Winner Dave as they take us through the new Flames Of War era Great War. The guys talk about whats in the new book, a look at the missions, the British and German models and some of the extra bits coming out. Then in Act 2 the guys round out the episode with a look at the army lists, what they are planning to do.


Beyond The Foxholes Episode Sixteen: Great War Special...
Product Spotlights (Click on the images below to learn more about each product.)

Great War Product Preview

Remember, for a look at the other Great War products which will be hitting store shelves over the coming weeks, you can check out the product preview.  

Great War Product Preview...

Great War Product Preview
Biltz's Battlegroup (GGEAB1)
Mitchell's Marauders (GBRAB1)
Biltz's Battlegroup (GGEAB1) Mitchell's Marauders (GBRAB1)
A7V(GGBX01) Infanteriekompanie HQ (GGE701)
Infanteriekompanie HQ (GGE701)
Infanterie Platoon (GGE702) Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Infanterie Platoon (GGE702)
Mark IV (GBBX01) HQ & Rifle Platoon (GBR702)
Mark IV (GBBX01) HQ & Rifle Platoon (GBR702)
Machine-gun Platoon (GBR704) Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080)
Machine-gun Platoon (GBR704) Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080)
Stoss Platoon (GGE706) 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Gun (GGE570)
Stoss Platoon (GGE706) 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Gun (GGE570)
7.62cm Krupp IG (GGE560) Regimental Support Platoons (GGE705)
7.62cm Krupp IG (GGE560) Regimental Support Platoons (GGE705)
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) Trench Mortar Platoon (GBR705)
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) Trench Mortar Platoon (GBR705)
Trenchline System (BB182) Barbed Wire (BB132) Craters (BB144)
Trenchline System (BB182) Barbed Wire (BB132) Craters (BB144)
Shattered Battlefield (BB183) Large Craters and Ruined House(BB184)
Shattered Battlefield (BB183) Large Craters and Ruined House (BB184)
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Missions
Over The Top

Over The Top:
Using Normal Flames Of War Missions in the Great War
Mike presents the adaptation of the regular Flames Of War missions for use in Great War.

Over The Top...

Articles

On Ne Passe Pas - They Shall Not Pass! Tips for Fielding Clavery's Chargers

On Ne Passe Pas - They Shall Not Pass!
Building a French Great War Force

The French Metropolitan troops are the only Reluctant Veteran rated troops available in Great War, making them a powerful defensive force. In this article, Mitchell Kemmis looks at some options for building effective Metropolitan French lists.

On Ne Passe Pas - They Shall Not Pass!...

Mythbusting The Great War:
Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns

The common perception of the First World War has brave soldiers, led by old and foolish generals, living in muddy trenches until the time comes to go ‘over the top’ in suicidal charges, slogging through mud while being mown down by machine-guns, until they reach the enemy wire where the handful of survivors are cut down.

Mythbusting The Great War: Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns...
Mythbusting The Great War
Wargaming Myths Of The Great War Wargaming Myths Of The Great War
World War I wargaming… If you ask some gamers to describe what WWI wargames are like, you might hear some common words like: mud, trenches, barbed wire, attrition, and poison gas. Some may even describe the games as slow, static, tedious, or long grinding setpiece battles.

Wargaming Myths Of The Great War...
Iron Fortresses:
British & German Tanks Of World War One
The First World War was, more than anything, characterised by the grim reality of advanced military technology coupled with outdated military tactics. Open ground infantry engagements which had characterised so many previous European conflicts were obsolete in 1914 because of the rapid advances in integrated defensive systems.

Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One...
Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One
Lions or Donkeys? Lions or Donkeys?
Generalship In The Great War
Scott Elaurant examines the leadership of the Generals during the Great War.

Lions or Donkeys?...
Those Haughty Germans:
Fielding German Forces From Great War
Andrew offers some thoughts on fielding German forces from Great War.

Those Haughty Germans...
Those Haughty Germans
Those Haughty British Those Haughty British:
Fielding British Forces From Great War
Andrew offers some thoughts on fielding British forces from Great War.

Those Haughty British...
Modelling Articles

Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup
Join Blake as he demonstrates how to assemble the entire contents of Biltz's Battlegroup for Great War.

Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup...

Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup
Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup

Assembling Mitchell's Marauders
Join Blake as he demonstrates how to assemble the entire contents of Mitchell's Marauders for Great War.

Assembling Mitchell's Marauders...

Great War In Colour:
Painting British & German Forces For Great War
We provide a painting guide for Great War.

Great War In Colour: Painting British & German Forces For Great War...
Great War In Colour
From The Mouths Of Barbs: Realistic Barbed Wire Only Smaller From The Mouths Of Barbs:
Realistic Barbed Wire Only Smaller
Blake demonstrates how to model a more realistic version of barbed wire.

From The Mouths Of Barbs: Realistic Barbed Wire Only Smaller...
Great War Decals Deciphered:
A Guide To The Great War Tank Decal Sheets
Blake provides a guide to using the World War One tank decals sheets for both the British and Germans.

Great War Decals Deciphered...
Great War Decals Deciphered
Colourful Painting Colourful Painting:
Painting The Buntfarbenanstrich Camouflage Scheme
Up until 1918 any camouflage paint schemes utilised by the German Army were improvised and therefore lacked any form of standardisation. It wasn’t until July of that year the first standardised camouflage scheme was introduced.

Colourful Painting...