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Drive on Paris
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The mobile campaign of 1914 in the west was the result of more than a generation of staff planning on both sides. The German General Staff had prepared the Schlieffen Master Plan of a giant right hook into France which its namesake had hoped would result in a Cannae-like battle of annihilation of France. The French believing that an attack would always win and that elan would carry the day, prepared to assault the lightly held German lines in Alsalce-Lorraine.
Both plans failed.
Drive on Paris allows both sides to execute the historical campaigns or variations on them and are rated for victory on how well their operation succeeds. Players can rearrange their Mobilization Points to change the change the force allocations from the historical ones to reinforce their effort or to better counter the enemy's.
Both sides must rapidly attack and defend at the same time... and you'll never have enough troops and power to do both perfectly, so your allocation of scarce resources will be the key to your success.
- 420 counters
- One Map
- SCS v1.6 Rules
- Game Specific Rules
- Box and dice
Drive on Paris simulates, on a large, colorful map depicting the Western Front, the first 100 days of World War I. The German player endeavors to march his troops all the way to the Champs Élysées, following the clockwork precision of the dreaded Schlieffen Plan. With forced marches and the awesome siege gun Big Bertha, how can such a grim opponent fail? The Allied player desperately improvises a reaction to the onslaught. Even the famed Taxi Cab Brigades, which ferried the 7th Infantry Division to the Marne Front, are included! This convincing simulation of the early German juggernaut is finely honed, fascinating, and enormously enjoyable to play--on either side!