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First Warsaw - September 17, 1939

Operation Fall Weiss phase III
Eastern Front By: Randwulf - Last update: 01/27/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x0 x5 x4
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The German 8th and 10th Armies press in from the west as the 3rd Army presses in from the north to encircle Warsaw and force the Polish surrender. Units of the German army are already on their way to the French front. Time is of the essence. The Poles must be defeated before the English and French are ready to attack. The Germans brought up artillery to reduce the city and force a surrender, the Poles countered with their own artillery and hastly made defenses, determined to hold out until the English and French could come to the rescue.

The Poles finally surrendered Warsaw after massive shelling caused water supplies to be disrupted, and water from the river was causing illness.
Modlin held out for two extra days.

Germans start with 5 cards and go first.

Polish start with 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
The Germans must capture three city medals out of six to win. Elimination of units do not earn medals for the Germans.

The Polish must hold at least four of the six city hexes till the end of the game. The Poles win if they can hold out till the end of the card deck. A hex not occupied is considered held by the Polish.

Special Rules:
River is not passable except at Bridges. Units on a bridge may not go up or down river to the next bridge, units must exit and enter from non-river hexes. This include Taking Ground. Units on a bridge may NOT take ground onto another bridge.

Remove the cards "Their Finest Hour, Medics and Mechanics, and Dig in" from the deck. Game ends when no one has any cards to play or the Germans occupy 3 of the 6 objective hexes.

German Blitz rules are in effect.

Polish Special Infantry is the Polish Cavalry.

Sandbags are hastily built fortifications built around the cities. They are NOT removed if the unit exits the hex and only usable by the Polish side.

Please note: there is a sandbag in the hex of Modlin with the Artillery unit.

Scenario Bibliography:
The German campaign in Poland 1939 by Major Robert M Kennedy US Army Department of the Army Pamphet no.20-255

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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