This new GMT boxed version of 1918/1919: Storm in the West is a two-player system that also works fine for solo play. Units are mostly corps (divisions for the USA, whose oversized units were nearly the size of Allied corps), and include infantry, tanks, cavalry and air support. The Germans start the 1918 campaign with large numbers of Stosstruppen, trained to overcome the trench stalemate of the previous three years. This gives the German player a strong offensive capability in the first half of the game. But these “shock troops” are a wasting asset, and if the Allies survive the initial blows, growing numbers of US troops and Allied tanks will see the Germans forced into a desperate defense in the game’s second half.
Glad to see this game being reissued. It was originally published in 1992 in Command #16 with the 1919 variant/extension appearing in Command #19. It was a solid low complexity game when it was issued – and it still scores a 6.8 on BGG in its Command iteration. For those players who would like a copy the old game itself, Enterprise Games is selling unpunched copies for $7 each, along with alot of other Command product.
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OK… very into this! Would love to see what this beast must look like… tactical-esque WWI… count me in! Let’s see more…
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Thanks Alexander… initially didn’t see the unboxing video. The map DOES look amazing… just for clarification… are the units “divisions” or “Corps”? With the small unit counter count it’s a little confusing. I LOVE REDS, and those counters are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing a full review…
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