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[Poland] Charge at Krojanty - September 01, 1939

Unternehmen Fall Weiss - Beginning of the legend.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The invasion of Poland had begun. 19th Army Corps of General Guderian advanced in the Chojnice area. German 76.Infanterie Regiment was fighting against a mix of Polish infantry and cavalry units. 18th Regiment of Pomeranian Uhlans had spotted a German infantry unit stationed in a clearing of the Tuchola forest. Colonel Mastalerz decided to charge the enemy with two squadrons of his regiment. The charge was successful and the German soldiers were disbanded in the wods. The clearing was held by the Polish troopers when several German armored cars of the 20. Aufsklärungs Abteilung appeared suddenly on the forest road and opened fire on the troopers exposed in the clearing. It was a massacre and only some troopers escaped in the deep of the forest. The Polish cavalry charge had nevertheless disorganized the German division and its advance was delayed for a while. On the next days, Italian and German war correspondents were on the battlefield seeing the bodies of the polish troopers laying in the clearing, some German tanks arrived after the battle were waiting at the same place and for the war correspondents it was a chance to write a good article on the heroic Polish cavalry charging German tanks with swords drawn. The legend was born and was accentuate by the German propaganda during the war and is still alive nowadays.
Tje stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied Player [Poland] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals, Kruszka village is a temporary medal objective for the Axis Player.

Special Rules:
- "Air Power" card is not use by the Allied Player, take another card from the pile.
- Use "Cavalry" rules for Polish units with badges (Troop 8).
- German tanks represent armored cars Sdkfz 231, no special rules.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia - article "Charge at Krojanty".
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°37 - La campagne de Pologne.

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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