[Poland] Battle of Mlawa - September 03, 1939

Unternehmen Fall Weiss - Polish defensive line stopped the panzers.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/26/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
3rd September 1939 - Mazury.
Coming from eastern Prussia, the 3rd German army of von Küchler was advancing in Mazury area toward Warsaw. 7.Panzer Regiment was the head of column of Panzerdivision Kempf. On the north of Mlawa city, the panzers were stopped by an antitank roadblock made of rails and defended by bunkers. The panzers were unable to cross the line and suffered heavy losses before withdrawing in a wood, and the German infantry, without the help of the tanks, stayed under Polish fire. Finally German units continued their advance after bypassing the Polish strongpoint on the flanks. But in this first battle, Panzerdivision Kempf had lost 72 panzers of 164 on 1st September.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Poland] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Special Rules:
- Air rules are optional. If used, the 2 "Air sortie" cards are placed in the pile. If the Allied player take one of these cards, or the "Air power" card, he discard it and take another one from the pile
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°37 - La campagne de Pologne.
- Photo Google earth.

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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