Dragon COI Scenario D4 "Battle for Warsaw (B)"
scenario was originally published in DRAGON Magazine, Volume V, Number 2, page
34. The original scenario author is Bryan Beecher. Clarifications
and modification have been made to the original scenario by Bill Thomson for
Squad Leader Academy tournament play.
2, 1944: Steadily, as August passed into September,
the Poles were pushed back from the west bank of the Vistula until the Germans
had them trapped in the center of the city.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The German player must eliminate
all Polish units, or force a Polish surrender, to win. The Polish player scores
a victory by having at least one active unit at the ned of ht German player'
s sixth turn. Every time the Germans take a Polish-held building, the Polish
leader with the highest morale must take a MC. If the leader fails the morale
check, the polish forces are considered to have surrendered.
Polish setup first
German move first
- AT START: German relief force, elements
of the 15th SS Cavalry Divisions, enters from the east edge of the map. The
cavalry has the option to enter unmounted.
1x10-3SS; 1x9-2SS; 1x8-0SS; 9x548; 3xLMG; 9xHorses.
- AT START: Setup in any building, to a maximum of
three squads in a single structure.
2 x9-1; 1x8-1; 12x336; 1x188(-1); 1x188(-2); 1x188(-4);
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- D4.1: Treat the cavalry as SS with the same properties
of berserk, rally, broken side morale, etc.
- D4.2: SIDE SELECTION PROCEDURE: Each player
takes one marker of either nationality and simultaneously reveals their choice
of side. If opposing sides are selected, those sides are assigned. If the
same side is chosen, the players bid for side with the lower rated (seed)
player bidding first. Bids may start at '0' and progress in whole numbers
only. The bid is the numbers of dominant AT START squads to be added to the
opposing side. The bid continues until one player accepts the opposing side
whose force is augmented with that bid.
AFTERMATH: Additional German pressure soon proved to be too
great on the Polish position. On October 2, with his forces decimated and their
ammunition, medical supplies and food low; General Bor-Komorowski, the Polish
commander, was forced to surrender. The German, not content with victory, blew
up Warsaw street by street.