Board game containing six scenarios depicting campaigns in France and Belgium during World War I. The game can also be played as a start to finish campaign of the Western Front, or linked with other games of the series in a campaign covering all the European fronts of World War I from start to finish.
"War has come. Germany is faced with mortal enemies on two fronts. She must eliminate one threat, or face being crushed between the two. The German strategist von Schlieffen plans one of the great military gambles of all time. His scheme is to concentrate to knock France out of the war before Russia can fully mobilize."--Box.
Statement of responsibility taken from game rules.
"From the Der Weltkrieg [World War] simulation series"--Box.
"Six separate scenarios plus campaign game plus links to other games of the series. August 1914-The Schlieffen Plan, May 1915-Artois, February 1916-The Somme, April 1917-The Nivelle's Offensive, March 1918-The Great Offensive."--Box.
Contains 1 game map (56 x 86 cm., folded to 28 x 22 cm.), 2 dice, 'Standard rules for World War One scenarios' (3rd ed.) (20 p.), 'Scenario specific rules and instructions for The Western Front 1914-1918 including the Schlieffen Plan' (2nd ed.) (40 p.), 1,680 counters, 1 x Der Weltkrieg turn record track sheet, 1 x Central Powers supply track sheet, 1 x Entente supply track sheet, 1 x double-sided sheet 'Combat results table for 1914 through 1916 and 1917 & 1918', 1 x WF Entente CORPS display sheet, 1 x German CORPS display sheet and 12 plastic storage bags.