Welcome to Real Time Wargame Rules from Bernie, Brian, Gareth, Keith & Martyn
Wargame Rules for Corps Level Battles
on the Western Front
The game covers the trench war on the Western Front from 1915 to 1918 from the viewpoint
of the many British offensives that took place. The British team of 1 corps commander
and from 2 to 5 divisional commanders select their plan of attack in a pre-game sequence
of defining the frontage of attack and how to use the available artillery assets
as well as gas and mines. The Germans options are largely defined by their doctrine
of counter-attack and availability of reinforcements and are done by the players
Depending on the success or failure of the attack players may be sacked and a divisional
commander might leapfrog to becoming the new corps commander!
Scope: Included in the pack is a set of corps level rules with a campaign system
to fight the war on the Western Front from Spring 1915 to Autumn 1918. There is also
a system for fighting one-off battles at six periods in the war.
Book: It consists of a 35 page Ring bound rules with colour cover with b&w content.
There is a two-page playsheet, which is also the back cover.
Game Aids: 2 A4 colour sheet of Honour Points,5 x A3 British Division Table of Organisation,
1x A3 French Table of Organisation, 1 A4 sheet of Zone Markers, 1 A4 sheet of Campaign
Cards (choose one for one-off games and use sequence for whole war), 1 2-sides Battle
Set-Up & Victory Card.
SCALES & BASING
Ground Scale: 1” = 100 metres. All combat and movement are by 8” x 6” zones.
Time Scale: 1 Turn = Morning, Afternoon, Evening.
Table Size: 4-8 x 4-6 ft depending on number of players
Figure/Base ratio: Figures per base according to pocket. We use Pendraken’s 10 mm
figures with 3 infantry, 2 cavalry or 1 gun and 2-6 crew per base. With 3 - 4 Bases
per Infantry Battalion or Cavalry Regiment.
Game Length: 3 – 4 hours.
25 x 15 mm
Company of 200-250 bayonets
25 x 20 mm
Squadron of 100-150 sabres
30 x 40 mm
Battery of 4 - 6 guns
30 x 40 to 50 mm
British Brigade of 4 battalions, each of 4 companies. Heavy weapons coys of HMGs
& mortars to the rear. At the back 4 batteries and 2 Heavy Batteries
British Cavalry Brigade of 4 regiments. At the back 4 more batteries and the Corps
CO in his staff car.
German regiment of 3 battalions plus support on the left. Stormtroopers on the front
right and 4 battalions worth of artillery.