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1914 - Glory's End / When Eagles Fight Board Game

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WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Dimensions (Overall): 2.0 inches (L) x 9.0 inches (W) x 12.0 inches (H)

Suggested Age: 12 Years and Up

Weight: 1.8 pounds

Type of Game: Strategy and war games

CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts

Number of Players: 1-2 Players

TCIN: 76197041

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1914: Glory's End In August 1914, Imperial Germany gambled its future on a rapid conquest of France, designed to free up the German army within six weeks to face the Russian steamroller of France's Tsarist ally on the eastern front. Seven German armies deployed opposite five French armies, the army of "plucky little Belgium", and the "Old Contemptibles" of the British Expeditionary Force in a series of battles that turned August and September 1914 into the bloodiest months of the entire war. 1914: Glory's End covers the first three months of the Great War on the western front, from the Guns of August to First Ypres. This oft-gamed campaign receives a unique treatment, emphasizing playability without compromising on historical feel. Units are mostly corps of four steps, along with a few especially strong (or weak) brigades and divisions, along with counters for the feared German Krupp and Skoda guns. The corps level Order of Battle accurately reflects the operational doctrine of the campaign, while also limiting the number of counters on the map to an easy-to-manage level. When Eagles Fight From 1914 to 1917 the armies of the Tsar battled from the Carpathians to the Baltic against the outnumbered but logistically superior German army and the badly-led multi-ethnic forces of Austria-Hungary (the Central Powers). Though repeatedly inflicting massive defeats on the Habsburg armies, the Russians were ultimately undone by the skill and firepower of the German army and the collapsing political structure of the Tsarist autocracy. By March 1917 the 300 year-old Romanov dynasty was no more, and the stage was set for the coming of Lenin and the Bolsheviks. But the empire of the Habsburgs was left mortally wounded, and the Kaiser's Germany would meet its own doom less than two years later on the battlefields of the western front. When Eagles Fight recreates this titanic struggle from the initial clashes at Tannenberg and in Galicia to the revolution that brought down Tsar Nicholas II. The large-hex map covers the eastern front of the Great War from the northern tip of Romania to Petrograd, and from Berlin to Smolensk at a scale of 25 miles to the hex. Turns represent one or two months, and combat units range from division to corps. COMPONENTS:Glory's End:One 34"x22" MapTwo countersheetsTwo Player Aid CardsOne Pad of Roster SheetsOne Rules BookletOne Mini-mapWhen Eagles Fight:One 34"x22" MapTwo CountersheetsTwo Player Aid CardsOne Rules BookletTwo dice
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