France 1914

A Note on Copyright

FRANCE 1914 is COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:

France 1914, is a relatively simple, straightforward simulation of Germany's long-planned but only nearly successful attempt at a quick victory in Northwest Europe in 1914. My game Blitzkrieg! The Attack on the West, 1940, using the same basic map and infantry units, shows what more happened when close air support and massed armor/panzers were then added to the German arsenal.


France 1914 is dedicated ...
A. to all those who suffered in the First World War - especially, in the West, the Belgian and French peoples.
B. to my children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:
The more we learn about the world wars, the better our chances that they will be the LAST world wars.
C. To my good friend and a proud Frenchman in Gothenburg Sweden, Patrick Tremoureux, and his beautiful little family, for their generous hospitality and his contagious joie de vivre.
D. To my two Rock Island (Illinois) Senior High School French teachers who inspired my appreciation for people and things French, each in their own way.

A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
And now: Here are France 1914's components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat) for the randomized combat results tables.

Comments by myself and others about the game can be read on ConSimWorld

If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about France 1914 feel free to e-mail me at

Thank you for your interest in France 1914.

(20Feb13, Revised 21Feb17)