[Poland] Suburbs of Warsaw - September 12, 1939 - September 13, 1939

Unternehmen Fall Weiss - Leibstandarte face to the Polish offensive.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/04/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
12th of September 1939.
The Polish counter-offensive of Poznan Army, initially in direction of south east,was now turned to Warsaw in the east. Polish general Kutrzeba wanted to break through the German lines to reach Warsaw. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler was the German unit who received the shock of the Polish attack. Infantrymen of the 8th Infantry Division, troopers and tanks of the Podolie Brigade, assaulted the defensive positions of Waffen SS, in the suburbs of Warsaw.Pinned between the Poznan Army and the defenders of the Capital city (under the command of Polish general Rommel !) Waffen SS have lost some positions but the front line was not broken with the reinforcement of German 35.Panzer-regiment. Some Polish units, crossing the Tampinow forest, succeeded to reach the besieged city, but the most part of Poznan Army stayed surrounded and doomed to ineluctable destruction.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [Poland] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.)

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. For the Allied player, use "Exit" tokens rules on the 2 Warsaw hex.

Special Rules:
- Air rules are optional. If used, the 2 "Air Sortie" cards are in the pile. If the Allied player take one of them or the "Air Power" card, he discard it and take another.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for all German infantry units (Troop 2).
- Use "Cavalry" rules for the 4 polish units with "Cavalry" badges (Troop 8).
- PzRgt.35 can't move before the 5th turn, it defends normally.
- Warsaw is inaccessible for all German troops and for all tanks.)

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°40 - Varsovie et la Sarre.
- 39-45 Magazine n°111 - L'agonie de la Pologne.
- Album Historique Leibstandarte SS - Ed. Heimdal.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Cergy Pontoise on the 30th of June 2012.

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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