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Paths of Glory Player's Guide

PUBLISHED: 2001,2006
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
EDITORS: Wray Ferrell, Stuart K Tucker, Rodger B. MacGowan
PRODUCERS: Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Price: $25.00


The Paths of Glory Player's Guide is designed as an expansion kit for your enjoyment of this wonderful game, with exciting and informative articles featuring strategies for you to employ, new scenarios and variants, new playing cards, in-depth analysis of key features in the game, and so much more. Executive Editor Wray Ferrell has put together an excellent team of authors and Managing Editor Stuart K. Tucker's handsome layout design makes reading and utilizing the Player's Guide a pleasure.

Contents and Authors


The Opening Guns - Peter P. Perla
Learn the Giuco Sedano, Warsaw Waltz and Tarnopol Tango in this article that covers a myriad of the many ways to experience August 1914 in Paths of Glory.
Goin' Mobile - Kris Weinschneker
Play of the Mobilization deck involves some critial choices about War Status and Reinforcements.
Limited War Cards - Kris Weinschneker
Continuing his discussion of the card decks, Kris offers his suggestions on getting from "Limited" to "Total" war quickly.
Total War Cards - Kris Weinschneker
Wrapping up his review of the cards, Kris offers some endgame cardplay suggestions.

New Scenarios and Cards

New Scenarios - Ted Raicer
The game's designer provides the official starting setups, including card dispositions, for games begun in 1915, 1916, or 1917.
Adding More Paths to Your Deck - Ted Raicer
Twenty new cards are included as an insert to this magazine. Here are their historical bases.


PoG Supply - Ananda Gupta
The disruption of supply lines can cause the collapse of a front. Each theater has a number of key locations in the defence of those vital supply lines.
Parade of Fools: The Italian Front - Ananda Gupta
The Italian front offers both promise and danger to both sides, as they attempt to overcome the foibles of their "weak sister" armies.
Optional Rules: Assessing the Balance - Ananda Gupta
How effective are the mainstream optional rules at establishing a balanced game?


PBEM Primer - Kris Weinschneker
A primer on playing PoG via Play By Email.


Variant Cards - Tod Reiser
More card ideas to consider adding to your deck.
Pre-War Options - Ted Raicer
For those wanting to vary the starting force setup, here are some ideas for each major nation.
Strategic Options - Rick D. Stuart
Rick provides us with more options to alter game play - some affecting the setup, some used later in the game.
Historical Variants - Brad Martin
For those seeking to experiment with history and game balance, here are more variant rule ideas.

Customer Reviews
# of Ratings: 7
1. on 6/9/2016, said:
I only wish that the second set of variant cards printed in the guide were included as cards also.
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2. on 11/5/2014, said:
I love this. The new cards and scenarios breathed new life into the game by expanding my options.
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3. on 10/8/2012, said:
I just got this...don't know how it all meshes with the newer edition of the rules, and I don't feel the additional cards add all that much...but the strategy articles are informative and it is a nice addition to the game.
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4. on 3/24/2008, said:
very helpful
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