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World War I, also known as the Great War meant to end all wars, is a conflict of Total War began on July 28th 1914 and lasted until November 11 1918.
During this war the incredible rate at which technology and tactics involved defined the future of warfare. Patriotism and culture resulted in traditional warfare where colored uniforms and line infantry were present in abundance.
The war quickly turned into a conflict where new technology was constantly used to overcome the other. On the western front, trenches were dug for defensive purposes. Trenches themselves brought stalemates as both sides unable to move.
Though the trenches are considered to be the bane of the stalemate, it also allowed military technology to once again make a leap, where new deadly weaponsmade their entrance on the battlefield.
Why World War I?
A better question would be, why not? The common opinion amongst people against the idea, usually talk about 'guns' and 'trenches'. But truly, these are not going to cause the most trouble. In fact, there are other elements that may require changes for it to work. Nevertheless, the challenge to overcome these issues is by thinking outside the box.
World War I was a global conflict of empires, where politics, propaganda, conscripting and technology had an equal role. Battles, fought on open fields, trenches, hills, mountains, on the sea and in the air. It saw the use of railways to contribute to the war, both by transporting a massive mobilisation, but also saw the railway guns. From traditional warfare, to the use of trenches, sniper rifles, flame throwers and tanks.
The question could be, will you step in the shoes of the generals and employ more effective tactics to overcome the Stalemate at the cost of the speed at which military technology is researched? Or will you dare to make similar decisions at the risk of running into a stalemate?
Total War: The Great War
Events in the game would be taking place from 1900 -1930. 12 turns per year.
Follow other nations as many reform and mobilize in the early 20th century. Tension rises across Europe and the question is, what will trigger the war? Who will set of a chain of events that will cost the lives of millions? Delaying is possible but the war inevitable. The player should prepare their nation for the worst on all threatres of war. Because Europe won't be the only one.