The Great Adventure

A resource and appreciation site dedicated to the Great War Spearhead rules written by Shawn Taylor and Arty Conliffe



What's new... recent updates to this site ...

Wargamingnz ... a wargaming blog

Scenarios... A range of scenarios from many theatres of the war, many of which we have play tested and enjoyed ... (new!)

Scenario generation system (new)

After Action Reports  ..... Check this for new battles ... (new!)

Photo gallery... 20mm figures from several collections, based for GWSH ...

Links .....         Some interesting and possibly useful web sites ...

Resources ... 

Rules additions and clarifications summary ... 

Quick Reference sheets for specific theatres ...

A pdf of base labels that you can print out for your figures...

Ideas on building scenery: trenches, barbed wire ... new

World War 1 sources: some reviews and information on interesting sources ... 



Special Features

Feature armies ...New

The twilight years: Cavalry in World War 1 ... New

Shawn Taylor writes- some thoughts on 'gaming WW1 ...





Welcome to this World War One war games page dedicated to the Great War Spearhead war games rules.

Samples of the HaT Australian Light Horse. The foot figure on the centre base is from the HaT ANZAC set, and these figures are a great match in both size and style. Sadly the release of this tantalizing set has been put on hold.

The Great Adventure has been given quite a make-over, and can now be found here.

The old content can still be found on this original site, but all new content will be posted to the new site and address. Remember to bookmark the new site, and keep watching.

Robin Sutton

Feedback is welcome, I can be contacted at:

You can support this web site by ordering books from using the link below. Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of this site.


Why 'The Great Adventure'? 

Many men left the shores of New Zealand and Australia (and possibly many other nations as well) in 1914 and 1915 believing they were embarking upon the great adventure. Experience was quick to disprove this, and so for me the title represents the enthusiastic optimism, and the tragic reality, that was The Great War.


The views and opinions expressed on this web site are my own. Nothing written or implied here is intended to challenge the copyright of the Great War Spearhead, or Spearhead, war games rules nor the intellectual property of the authors.