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New scenario - cavalry Wed, 22 January 2014 13:24
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The Battle of Krasnobród took place on 23 September 1939 near the town of Krasnobród. It was fought between the forces of the Polish Army and the German Wehrmacht during the Invasion of Poland. It was one of the last battles in European warfare in which cavalry was used on both sides. At approximately 7AM a group of Polish cavalry of the Nowogródek Cavalry Brigade left the forests halfway between Zamość and Tomaszów Lubelski. The 25th Greater Polish Uhlans Regiment under Col. Bogdan Stachlewski formed the front guard of the formation and was entrusted with recapturing the pivotal town of Krasnobród. The German 8th Infantry Division fortified the town located on a hill with two lines of trenches.

The German forces were caught completely by surprise and the first squadron successfully broke through their positions, while the German infantry started a chaotic retreat, followed by the Polish cavalry using sabres and lances. The second squadron under Lt. Tadeusz Gerlecki joined the charge towards the hill. A unit of organic cavalry from the German 8th Infantry Division counter-charged from the hill, but was repelled in what was one of the last cavalry battles in World War II. The Polish units started a pursuit after the fleeing enemy and entered the city. Although the Poles suffered heavy losses due to machine gun fire (with Gerlecki's squadron losing all but 30 men), the town was retaken and the Poles took the headquarters of the division, together with about 100 German soldiers (including the commanding officer: General Rudolf Koch-Erpach). Forty Polish combatants previously taken prisoner by the Germans were freed.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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I advise you to use equipment pack figures for the Polish Dragoons, and infantry with cavalry badges for the German cavalry, or if you own two equipment packs, equipment pack figures for all cavalry units, with a German Elite badge to indicate the German cavalry.
      
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Re:New scenario - cavalry Wed, 22 January 2014 13:31
And I've tested this several times. Both sides won about the same number of times. Mostly the victory will depend on if the Polish can take and hold the town or not. And on how many German units can exit the board.

I have not tested it with air rules. If someone does, let me know how it played out.
      
    
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