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World War One: La Grande Guerre 14-18

A letter to mum from the front line.

27th August 2008

Dear Mum,

Finally! After two months of training and waiting we have arrived close to the front line in France. I think the Boss intends to move this battalion on tomorrow or the next day to join up with the rest of the Regiment who are now all stationed along the front and in the trenches. You can hear the noise of what must be thousands of men all waiting for the off from miles away.

I must say, I’m not half tired. The prospect of camping in this muddy field before the final march on a half empty belly is enough to make you faint. It’s been bitterly cold too; water supplies are freezing up and the smell of damp is heavy in the air. Dinner, if you can call it that, has been bully beef and biscuits every night so we’re all getting used to it now. I can almost taste the sweet smell of home baking, it’s what keeps me going.

I was sad to leave you all behind but they say the war will be over by Christmas so I shouldn’t have to put up with it for long. The conditions aren’t great but it’s the company that makes up for it. We keep each other’s spirits up with plenty of loud singing, poking fun at the gerries and smoking cigarettes, if we can find any.

I suspect the real action will start quite soon. Most of the chaps are quite excited about it really. I just want to prove myself to King and country. Don’t worry about me. It’s good fun and with God’s blessing I will see you all very soon.

With love to you all,


Notes to editors:

World War One is a historically accurate turn based strategy game from Ascaron Entertainment and AGEOD due for release in November 2008. The new game will allow players to take command of land armies and battleship fleets from one of six Great nations including Britain, Germany and Russia, as they try to ensure victory and restore peace in Europe.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

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Developer: AGEOD

Release date: November 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC

Genre: Historical Strategy

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European “boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.


AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, founded in 2005 by a few French games industry veterans (including Philippe THIBAUT, designer of historical strategy award-winning games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™ , Great Invasions™, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™), based in Meylan, France (in the French Alps). Voted Developer of the Year by players on the Wargamer website in 2006 for our Birth of America game. Several new projects are under preparation for the coming months, and we expect most to be as successful as our last two titles, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™. AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers that are less fortunate in the marketing of their own games. AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at

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