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1914 – Battling At The Start Of WWI With Great Escape Games

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1914 - Battling At The Start Of WWI With Great Escape Games

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We stopped in with Great Escape Games to find out about their new game which is 1914! This great game scales down and is a bit of a departure from their regular 28mm skirmish games.

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Will you be delving into this new game and giving it a go as an alternative WWI ruleset?

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TuffyEars
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sean bean works for great escape games now ?

Elessar2590
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Apparently he did but there was an accident…… 🙂

comoran
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This looks interesting

astralwraith
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Sounds like a different take on ww1 gaming, though I immediately started thinking about tripods & heat rays too

zwiebel
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1914 looks interesting, hope to see more of it on the site.

lordjefferson
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I hope they come out with a 1915-1918 book at some point, I not as interested in the early states of WW1 even if they did have funny helmets and lance-armed cavalry!

hmriii
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The Chicago Way games looks very interesting!

mrtn
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That looks interesting.

commanderkaiser
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1914 looks interesting, must admit does seem a bit of a strange game for them to make. After watching the video and listening I’m quite sold on it.

CoxJul
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1914 is something I am extremely interested in… I love that they’re focussing on those first few months before they became more entrenched.
Somehow my Grandfather was there day 1 on a horse and survived to the end (no – he wasn’t an officer, nor aon a horse for long) or I wouldn’t be here.

firelock22
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main form of motive power in ww1 was the horse! Was your Grandfather in the ASC, Artillery, AOC or Cavalry?

warmat
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Hmm worth checking out! Thanks for sharing

dodgyfarmer
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Got to get a copy of 1914 and try out cavalry against machine guns. I hope it scales okay to 15mm since that’s what I’ve been collecting since August 2014.

szuhayeva
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Cavalry is one of my favourite units, it’s so bad they got out of the game after ww2 🙁

hargarpad
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These are cool

torros
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From the photos it looks like the base is more important rather than the number or scale of figures on them

hargarpad
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Great many historical games use a similar system. Probably because historical minis greatly vary in size and scale

torros
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I am presuming the figures are by Kallistra. They look like their ranges

szuhayeva
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Amazing miniatures

torros
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I am tempted if I read this right and each stand is a battalion

NTRabbit
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Interesting, I’ll have to do some research, there’s a bit of a shortage of WW1 games

hargarpad
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Interesting thing is that while I like the visuals of WW1, I never played any WW1 games

torros
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I guess there is nothing to stop you using it for the Eastern Front and the Middle East where the conflict said a lot more traditional in terms of manouver

smithsco
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I like the look of this. I’ve wanted to game WWI but have found the rules I’ve tried to be quite poor. I’ll have to have a look at 1914

torros
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Opening Moves by John Keegan us an excellent read

firelock22
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Excellent, more 1914 and early ww1 stuff is always good! I presume this scales up or down in size as well as its main 12mm form?

comoran
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40K uses many WW1 concepts, it’s interesting there are practically no WW1 games I know of (besides this one, of course 🙂 )

severon
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I think this is really a great time period. Iwill have to look up that bbc series now.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Probably the most productive period for WWI gaming

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