The Great War

My Great War Project

I had the privilege of collaborating on Trench Hammer by Nordic Weasel games. Each maneuver element is a squad/section or heavy weapons team and it is targeted for quick play with a platoon or so per side. It is scale agnostic, I personally choose to use 10mm Pendraken Miniatures, they have a very comprehensive range and allow me to play in a smaller space with room to maneuver. You can see my initial forces on my blog here and all of my blog posts for this project here.

Here is a link to all of my Trench Hammer Quick Reference Sheets on Google Drive.

Resources for Wargaming the Great War

  • Fortifications of the Western Front 1914–18 (Osprey)
  • Trench Hammer WW1 Rules by Nordic Weasel Games
  • If you have any interest in WW1 Gaming, I cannot over praise the Too Fat Lardies. Their meticulous research led me to the books listed on the left, and you cannot find a better introduction. Their game design and philosophy have always been an inspiration as well. Even though I am not playing them, Through the Mud and the Blood is an excellent set along with the supplements listed below. I suggest you get them all even if you intend to use other rules!
      • Stout Hearts and Iron Troopers: A great set of scenarios from platoon to company size.
      • Play the Game: A great War Compendium: A collection of articles from the TFL Summer and Christmas specials over the years on WW1 with scenarios and articles, including tank tactics, A Stosstruppen mini-campaign, and much, much more!