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War Machine is a 1-on-1 multiplayer scenario in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. The scenario is set in the First World War, where one player plays with Germany and the other plays with France. There is no single player mode in this scenario.


In this scenario you take command of the armies of France or Germany during the first month of WWI. You have a massive army poised to strike, an industrial nation ready to back it up, and only 40 turns to capture or defend Paris. Can you triumph in the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen? Or will warfare on this scale and speed overwhelm you?


The German Empire is locked into war with France, Belgium, and Britain, which are locked into an alliance with each other. Settlers and Builders cannot be trained, and Tourism6 Tourism, civics, religion, governments, espionage, diplomacy, and the World Congress are all disabled - this is a purely military scenario.

The German Empire wins if it captures Paris, the French Capital6 Capital, before 40 turns elapse; otherwise, France wins.




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War Machine Technology Tree (Civ6)

War Machine Technology Tree. Click to zoom.


Related achievementsEdit

Steam achievement Auftragstaktik (Civ6)
Win War Machine as Germany
Auftragstaktik was a military doctrine developed by the Prussians following their losses to Napoleon.
Steam achievement Big Bertha (Civ6)
Big Bertha
In War Machine, reduce and capture a full-health city in a single turn
Big Bertha was the name of a siege weapon used by the Germany army from 1914 to 1918. It is one of the biggest siege weapons fielded.
Steam achievement Croix de Lorraine (Civ6)
Croix de Lorraine
In War Machine, as France, conquer Metz within 5 turns
The Croix de Lorraine, or Cross of Lorraine in English, is a symbol representing the province of the same name, of which Metz is located in.
Steam achievement Élan (Civ6)
Win War Machine as France
A French word for vigorous spirit or enthusiasm.
Steam achievement Vernichtungsstrategie (Civ6)
As Germany, win War Machine within 25 turns
Vernichtungsstrategie translates to Elimination Strategy in German.
Steam achievement With The Army You Have (Civ6)
With The Army You Have
Win War Machine without training any units
A quote made by politician Donald Rumsfeld
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