The Great War in the Europe: Initial French deployment.

Date sent: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 14:19:01 +0001 From: Nick Meredith

A question has recently come up a couple of times in playing TGWIE.

Why do the French army commands set up in area G (well away from the border) rather than F (the border)?

It seems out of keeping with the French behaviour in the irst two weeks of the real war. If it is to make the French less effective would it not be easier to force the French to make a certain number of attacks in the first move?.

Date sent: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 17:12:07 -0400 From: Ted Raicer

Actually, the reason for the deployment of the HQs is lost in the mists of time-it was either because deploying them forward made the French too strong or deploying them forward made them too weak-preventing them from reorienting their forces to the west to meet the German advance through Belgium. At this point I don't remember which.