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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1999
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(63 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
480 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14+
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Paths of Glory
Alternate Names
Ścieżki chwały
Senderos de Gloria
光荣之路 (光榮之路)
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(from GMT Games' website:)

They called it the Great War. In over four years of titanic struggle, the ancient Europe of Kings and Emperors tore itself to pieces, giving birth to our own violent modern age. The bloody battles fought in the trenches of the Western Front, the icy plains of Poland, the mountains of the Balkans, and the deserts of Arabia, shaped the world we know today. We are all orphans of the Great War.

Paths of Glory: The First World War, designed by six-time Charles S. Roberts awards winner, Ted Raicer, allows players to step into the shoes of the monarchs and marshals who triumphed and bungled from 1914 to 1918. As the Central Powers you must use the advantage of interior lines and the fighting skill of the Imperial German Army to win your rightful 'place in the sun.' As the Entente Powers (Allies) you must bring your greater numbers to bear to put an end to German militarism and ensure this is the war 'to end all wars.' Both players will find their generalship and strategic abilities put to the test as Paths of Glory's innovative game systems let you recreate all the dramatic events of World War I.

Components:

  • 316 full-color die-cut counters:
    • 176 5/8” die cut counters
    • 140 1/2” die cut counters
  • One 22x34" full-color mapsheet showing most of Europe and the Near East
  • 110 Strategy Cards
  • 32-page Rule Book including sample game replay (21 pages of actual rules)
  • Two Player Reference Cards

DESIGNER: Ted Raicer
DEVELOPER: Andy Lewis
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP ART: Mark Simonitch
CARDS & COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch


(BGG description:)

Following in the footsteps of We the People, Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, Successors (second edition), and For the People, Paths of Glory utilizes a similar card-driven system. The game covers WWI from its outbreak to American intervention and spans all of Europe and the Middle East. Not only is the game innovative, but it also plays fast, usually within just an evening.

While the game itself has all of the normal expectations of a wargame, with various units, CRT charts and period chrome, at heart the game rests within the card play. Players are given a hand of cards to play out six sub-phases of a turn. Each sub-phase allows for the use of a card or a pass with a minimal movement of units. Each card has four possible uses: operational movement, strategic movement, special events, and replacement points. The cardplay forces players to constantly make tough decsions as they feel that they need to do a little bit of everything but they can only do one thing at a time. How you play your cards will decide to a large degree the outcome of the war.

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More Information Edit | History

Note: Pursuit of Glory is a stand-alone sequel that puts the focus on the Middle East during WWI.

Online Play: Wargameroom (real-time).


Awards

1999: Charles S. Roberts awards for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame.
2000: International Gamers Award.
2001: Games Magazine Games 100 Best Historical Simulation Game

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Classification details

Scope

  • Level - Strategic
  • Location - Europe + Near East
  • Timeline - World War I

Game length

  • 1 Turn = 3 months
  • Campaign - 20 Turns / Scenarios - between 3 and 10 Turns

Map

  • Point-to-Point map
  • Map style - Historical
  • Battle area - Europe + Near East
  • Construction - Paper map
  • Table area (22" x 34" + place for reference sheets and counters)

Counters

  • Unit size range - Armies, Corps
  • Counter size - 5/8", 1/2"

Rules

  • Rules length - Medium (21 pages of core rules)
  • Rules complexity - Medium
  • Combat resolution system - Dice with a CRT table
  • Programmed-instructions for learning - Shorter scenarios available
  • Team-play per side - No
  • Solitaire suitability - high
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Paths of Glory
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English Deluxe Edition; Fifth Printing
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2014
Product Code: 9903-14
Size: GMT standard box
3.64 pounds
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Release Date: Mar 26, 2015
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English Deluxe Edition; Fourth Printing
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2010
Product Code: GMT 9903-10
Size: GMT standard box
3.64 pounds
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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2004
Product Code: 9903
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5 Tabla Ayuda de Refuerzos
Un fichero PDF basado en la tabla de ayuda original del usuario RJenulis en inglés. Ayuda a visualizar la disponibilidad y momento de llegada de los refuerzos de las distintas nacionalidades. Se deben colocar las fichas de refuerzos sobre la franja del color de la nacionalidad, en la columna correspondiente.
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9 Near East Ottoman variant
by Desaix v1.0 - Dec 2015 Thank you to Ahmet Ilpars for his inputs and suggestions.
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2015-12-06
10 Holland Invasion - variant counters and map by Desaix
Holland Invasion variant for Paths of Glory by Desaix inspired by David Meyler variant v1.0 - Dec 2015
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2015-12-05
7 Vesting Holland - variant counters and map change
See [thread=348526][/thread] for rules and discussion PDF containing 1 new army counter, 1 corps counter and a small map section to use as overlay on the existing standard map. This variant opens the possibility for the Germans to attack and advance through neutral Holland.
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6 Paths of Glory Units
67 armies 118 corpses
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2014-12-19
2 Paths of Glory Cards Hungarian translation
Néhány apró hiba javítva.
Hungarian
2014-12-19
2 Paths of Glory Rules Hungarian translation
Néhány apró dolog javítva lett.
Hungarian
2014-12-19
1 光荣之路1915 1916剧本
scenario 1915 1916 of pog translated by 击剑长歌
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2014-11-29
6 Revised list of army-leaders
Here´s a new (revised) list of the army-leaders at the Marne. Many Thanx to Rulx for his help!
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2014-05-29
2 Traduzione italiana carte potenze alleate
Esattamente come quelle per le potenze centrali
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