War in the West

War in the West


Springtime in the West in 1940

Who will win when Germany attacks France and the Low Countries?



This is a game about the campaign in France and the Low Countries in the spring of 1940.

The game focusses on the problems of alliance warfare for the Allies - joined together in some cases for the first time because Belgium and the Netherlands were unable to jointly plan with France and Britain prior to hostilities due to their neutral status.

The Germans, on the other hand are faced with the prospect of testing their new and untried theories of tank warfare against the strongest and best-equipped army in Europe (the French).


Players have roles at the highest levels of Government in the case of the Allies and on the German side represent the military High Command. Within each team there are roles representing the head of state, the military and diplomats.

Game play will cover the initial weeks of the conflict and important decisions have to be made on where to put important resources, how to conduct the military campaign and how to coordinate with allies who might have very different war objectives.

Ideal Audiences

  • Organisations wishing to practice decision-making skills in a complex political and operational environment.

  • Groups wishing to practice communication & negotiation in an unusual situation.

  • Students wishing to understand the situation surrounding the fall of France at the beginning of the Second World War.

  • Organisations wishing to experience a very different team building event.

Game Capacity

 For 12-80 players

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