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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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deadhead
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like the idea of 1914 early ww1

tomsche69
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Those rules look intresting and will be definitly added to the collection

somegeezer
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I saw a demo of Dead Man’s Hand a while back. Great looking game. I’d love a pop at the Chicago Way

lawnor
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“We always give him some nice tight briefs”! Where’s Warren when you need him?

goblinjester
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1914, I need to know more about that period. I know my stuff about the Trench warfare, but this sounds great too.

fireblarney
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We play a fair bit of Dead Mans Hand here. I’m going to have to pick up at least the rule book for 1914, though the price point for the miniature line means there’ll be a force or two thrown into the cart as well.

harigeri
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Wow. This was fun

jemmy
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As for WW I I know rules for mid-war, like Somme, Verdun and suchlike, and of course 1917/1918, the two “periods which have quite different forms of warfare, if you give it a closer look.
The early period of WW I hasn´t been covered in depth so far, although I may have missed out on something. That´s why I think this “alternative” ruleset is just great and fills gap, at least for me. And as I see there are 4 figures per stand there are other mini-makers and rulesets, the minis of which can also be used for “1914” with the exception of the cavalry. Perfect.
Dead Man´s Hand is great, too. Brings back memories, when we ran through the woods fighting it out with wooden colts and guns. “Hey, that forest is too big for the both of us!” Except Paul. He didn´t have a colt, because he said he was a Red Indian and was supposed to carry either spear or bow. Lucky bastard.

rickyard
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Rules for WWI and in 6mm? Looks like a nice idea, I agree with the guy in the video, we have lost the essence of sweeping and outflanking and things like this… 28mm is too big for that kind of maneuvering.

dags
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Dead mans hand is a great rules set. 1914 looks interesting and a good buy in price

longshotte
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These guys look to have some pretty cool games. A long time ago I played a western game called Desperado and another one that was gangster based. Those were great times. I may have to look into their versions of these.

marktarver
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good take on a niche few months.

seefrodorun
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Interesting time period for a WWI game. I really like the concept. Ill have to check it out.

kbog
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Stuart – stop making rules that I want to buy 🙂

baranora
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Cute games!

macadams00
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This looks interesting

mousaka
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Not seen a ww1 rules set before now, may have to dive in to this one!

harald0skald
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It must be fun

paragon
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Wow, that is awesome. Dont often see great war with movement being important often.

felfeni
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Looks fun 🙂

szilona
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This looks cool!

dugthefug1644
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Salute really inspired an old interest in The Great War. Going down a scale to 20mm or 12mm would defiantly make it more affordable to dive in.

torros
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I think the problem with WW1 is that the battles and even what would have been a skirmish were on a massive scale so a lot of rules fail to cope . Even some of the trench raids in 1916/17 were undertaken aken by a complete battalion with another battalion in support..Sadly it’s pretty hard to do with rule systems where it’s single based figures and equally hard to do with rule systems that try to depict the big battles that have one base equals a company as you don’t get much of a game

eddieharr
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I have been wanting a good WW1 ruleset, this may be the one!

warfield
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Looks like a fun game!

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