After playing Battlefield1 and getting really over it's twitch based, no front lines; commando gameplay. I was in a ww1 mood and set out to play an old game I had called "Battle of Empires 1914-1918". It is essentially a paid mod with a lot of paid addons. But I did not enjoy it because it has no AI to start you off without buying addons. So I wanting a real time or WEGO ww1 game I went to an old company of heroes mod that I knew was in development years ago. To my surprise it was only updated in september and the team is getting ready to release the French side in addition to the British and German sides already available.
This is of course not realistic, because it is company of heroes. But it is so far scratching the itch as it has most ww1 functions in built. Gas, Biplane Strafing, Tanks that move like the turtles they are, armoured cars, a squad system that allows a lot of scope to ensure there are a lot of standard infantry with rifles. A piper to encourage the men! Ladders that can be deployed to get the men over large trench obstacles and ww1 maps. The ability to build long lines of trenches; although I have not fully determined how comprehensive this last feature is.
I just though I would make you guys aware. But am open to any better more realistic options. Going to give this a go with a friend tonight.
If you have company of heroes on steam all you do is subscribe to the mod in steam with coh1 already installed and the mod turns up as another game in steam. Easy peasy.http://store.steampowered.com/app/314420