Tannenberg – The Introductory Game


The Introductory Game for Der Weltkrieg Simulation Series

Why Wargaming?

Wargames provide the deepest understanding of military operations. An understanding not possible from reading books or watching movies. Only Wargames totally immerse the participants into history. Only Wargames put you in command, and compel you to make the actual leadership decisions of Generals. Using Wargames, you can fully explore the great “What If’s” of history.

Tannenberg – The Introductory Game is a perfect game for learning basic wargaming concepts. The game uses the same basic rules used in an entire series on the battles and campaigns of the World Wars. Learning this simple game prepares you for playing games on almost every battle and every campaign of the Der Weltkrieg series.

The Historical Background

Tannenberg – The Introductory Game covers the Russian invasion of German East Prussia in 1914, and the subsequent German counter thrusts.

The Russians plan to invade Germany from two directions at once, trapping the Germans in the middle. The Russians vastly outnumbered their foes, as the bulk of the German army is invading France at the onset of war. The Germans plan to conduct a fighting withdraw from East Prussia, but their commanding General panics.

It’s up to you to determine the outcome. Will your decisions produce Victory or Defeat?

Customer Comments
“I consider this series one of the hidden gems of wargaming.”  ~ Charles S.

“Der Weltkrieg is simply the best WW I wargame series ever made. Excellent gameplay and historicity.” ~ Jacob A.

“Absolutely wonderful and innovative game design. [SPW] has truly created a unique system. It’s probably the best WW I operational-level simulation out there.” ~ Steven M.

“This system is really solid, easy-to-learn-and-retain, and manageable.” ~ William C.



  • Scale: 20 km per hex
  • 4 days per turn
  • Unit Sizes: Division / Brigade
  • 140 Backprinted Counters
  • One 17″ × 22″ Map