Paths Of Glory face to face (and brain barfs !!)

Played Paths Of Glory last night at my Fathers (seemed sort of apt for Remembrance Day).
This is a really good and interesting game and this face to face game will hopefully help with my ongoing Vassal game (I find I take in the rules much better in a live time game).
However we had to re-start the game after 2 turns as I suffered a major brain-barf over the rules regarding Forts and Sieges !!
Had whole rules search and confusion as to how this occurred and if/how units in Fort conducted themselves in a Siege.
This was all pointless as bottom line is we missed rule (which I should have known from this and WW2 version) that disallows entry into ANY enemy occupied space.
Thankfully whilst we had several sieges we had only done couple of turns so thought it best to just re-start.

Restarted game was excellent (even though we failed to finish) with stalemate on Western Front and much to-ing and fro-ing in East, Italy were causing problems in southern Germany (but boy are there units weak !)
Neither of us had much idea about Balkans or Near East portions nor the Cards/Actions to use in these 'sideshows' even if we did.
Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey had all entered the war and we were both using the initial Mobilization decks and the Limited War decks.
As with these CDG games I love the decision process required for play of each and every card and the strategies/actions they allow and/or frustrate.
This one will definitely get more play

Action on Eastern Front

Stalemated lines forming on Western Front

And the 'brain barf' version with incorrect siege of Verdun etc

Views: 65


You need to be a member of ConsimWorld to add comments!

Join ConsimWorld

Comment by Anthony Hicks on November 12, 2012 at 8:27pm

This is a really good game. I have played it several times. It really captures much of the strategic feel of WWI. 

Help Center

Latest Activity

Nathan posted a video

'The Grand Campaign' [4 - FINAL] - Serbien muss sterbien (2 Nov to 23 Dec - 1914)

'The Grand Campaign, The Battle for Serbia 1914' 1914: Serbien Muss Sterbien [GMT Games 2015] Designer: Michael Resch
Profile IconKevin Strong, Jose Luis Gomez and Kenneth Trout joined ConsimWorld
Ian Schofield posted a photo

Group 4th

Shiva is very tired after his second dog show of the day.
Grofaz joined Eric Walters's group

Gaming Contemporary Tactical Ground Combat

Discuss your favorite games/systems/scenarios covering pre-WWII to hypothetical future tactical…See More
Jim Millard commented on Brian Blad's group World At War
"Anybody out there have the Compendium Vol. 2 that they want to part with?"
Profile IconDon Easter, Jason Moffat, javier guitian rivas and 1 more joined ConsimWorld
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: " Slavery, Terrorism and Islam" by Peter Hammond. A fascinating read and thoroughly…"
Philippe R updated their profile



CSW Related Links

Please be sure to check-out these CSW services.

© 2019   Created by John Kranz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service