Great War Commander

World at War 88 - War Comes Early

World at War 88 - War Comes Early
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Price: 45.00 €


Publisher: Decision Games

Reference: DG-WW88

Format: box

Period: Between Wars


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War Comes Early (WCE) is a low to intermediate complexity two-player alternative history wargame. It investigates the parameters of the six weeks of the conflict that would have resulted had the Czechoslovakians refused to accept the Munich Agreement. Had they been willing to fight the Soviets were pledged to come to their aid as fully and directly as possible. That intervention would have immediately escalated the crisis beyond a Czech German one and into the realm of a major war. The game is restricted to covering the hypothetical war’s first six weeks in October and the first half of November. That is because none of the participants had the logistical wherewithal to to go on fighting longer than that without a pause to resupply.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 280 1/2-inch die-cut counters.


War Comes Early: Czechoslovakia 1938: Those who believe the Allied diplomatic giveaway at Munich was a disaster for the West emphasize the fact the German military was still small compared to what it would later become. Neville Chamberlain, chief architect of the deal, forever after maintained the year gained before the start of war in 1939 was crucial in helping Britain prepare for it. Here is our analysis.


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