White Eagles #11
|(Defender) Poland||vs||Germany (Attacker)|
|Germany||10th Motorized Division|
|Poland||25th Infantry Division|
|Overall Rating, 2 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 588|
|Parent Game||White Eagles|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Eastern Front||maps + counters|
|Road to Berlin||maps|
The Polish Army fought fanatically to hold Warsaw, infuriating Germany's Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. Hitler ordered the the Polish capital be subjected to terror attacks, and 425 bombers promptly attacked residential neighborhoods while heavy artillery targeted them as well before the troops went forward in a new round of assaults on the city's suburbs.
Fort Mokotow, built by the Russians in the 19th century, was no longer a modern fortification but still posed a serious obstacle. The Poles fought off the German assaults, but the terror attacks caused serious dissension in Army Warsaw's headquarters. Many officers wanted to keep fighting - they had food and ammunition for weeks of resistance, Warsaw had a sufficient garrison, the Germans had made few if any gains, and surely the French would soon move against Germany's nearly-undefended western frontier. But the Germans had already slaughtered 25,000 civilians with their deliberate attacks, and Gen. Juliusz Rómmel, savior of Poland in the 1920 war with the Soviet Union, could not allow the killing to continue. The next evening he requested surrender terms, and on 27 September 140,000 Polish soldiers laid down their arms.
|2 Errata Items|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
|Poles Hold Out Till The End|
Poles put up fierce resistance but the overpowering German aircraft and offboard artillery was just too much to overcome. In the end the Germans continued to push up the hill and captured all the entrenchment hexes to claim victory, but it was veeeery close. This one was a nailbiter to the end and could easily go either way. I can see playing this one again, and again, and again...
|Once Again, A Close Fought Affair|
I had played this scenario a week earlier and had so much fun I thought I'd try it again. Both sides performed pretty much the same as they had previously with the German OBA and aircraft proving devastating. The Poles held out as long as possible, but the Germans once again prevailed.