OAF 40.2"A Polish Battlefield"
scenario was originally published in ON ALL FRONTS number 40 (March 1986)..
The original scenario author is Jeff Cebula .Original credited play testers
are Howard Sylvester, Rich Mierzwa, Jim Smith, George Sedivy and Jeff Cebula.
Further development, clarifications
and modification have been made to the original published scenario by Bill Thomson.
Coudehard, France, August 29, 1944:
After having broken through
enemy lines elements of the 1st POlish Armoured Division had succeeded in establishing
themselves upon hill 262 ("The Mace") effectively cutting off all German
troops in the Falaise pocket. Borne of desperation, the Germans within the picked
fanatically attempted to break out encouraged with the knowledge of a relief attempt
by the SS Division 'Das Reich'.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The Germans win by controlling all
3rd level hill hexes of hill 621. No unbroken full squads (not H5s) or AFVs
with functioning armament of any kind may occupy these hexes at game's end.
German sets up first
American move first
FREE POLISH FORCES within the British Army:
- AT START: Elements of the 1st Armored Regiment and
the 9th Light Infantry Battalion of the 1st Polish Armored Division; setup
on on any hole or half hex which is completely on board 2:
2x9-1; 1x8-1; 2x8-0; 12x458; 2xMMG; 5xLMG; 5xPiat; 1xRadio; 1xFirefly VC;
2xM4A2; 1xM3 Halftrack; 1x57ATG; 2x76mm MTR; 4xEntrenchment
- TURN 1: Elements of the 3rd Fallschirmjaegers Division;
enter on any hex(es) along the west edge as per SSR 5:
2x9-1; 1x8-1; 8x467; 2xMMG; 8xPF44a; 2xPzKwIIIJ; 2xPzKwIVH; 1xPzKwVG
- TURN 2: Elements of the 2nd SS Panzer Division; enter
on any hex(es) along the east edge as per SSR5:
1x9-1ss; 1x8-1ss; 4x658ss; 2xLMG; 4xPF44a; 4xPzKwVG; 1x9-1AL
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 40.2.1: WEATHER: Wet with a mild breeze blowing
from west to east.
- OAF 40.2.2: No boresighting, command control, equipment
possession, or battlefield integrity is to be used in this scenario.
- OAF 40.2.3: The Polish Army of 1944 was composed
entirely of volunteers and were better equipped than its 1939 counterparts.
Thus, use British counters and rules to represent Polish units in ALL respects.
- OAF40.2.4: The Poles, having been surrounded
were critically short of gasoline and ammunition. All Polish weapons breakdown
number are decreased by 1 with the exception of the radio. Repair is a 1 but
disable is on a 5 or 6.
- OAF40.2.5:Anytime a Polish vehicle expends
MPs during a MPh, a DR is made at the MPh. if a 11 or 12 results, the vehicle
is immobilizes for lack of fuel, its position is determined per ESB rules.
Note if DFPh kill is achieved against a vehicle is made beyond what is later
determined to be is breakdown location,is still destroyed in that location.
This is in addition to any other ESB or bog situation that may apply.
- OAF 40.2.6: The Polish have one module of
88mm OBA with normal ammo. Radio contact may not be attempted until the Polish
RPh of turn 1.
AFTERMATH: Eager to repay
the Germans for their defeat attacks from east and west. Casualties were heavy
on both sides. The POles were pushed back from the northern tip of "The
Mace", enabling a scant 30% of the encircled force to escape. AFter being
relived by Canadian troops, sappers of the Royal Canadian Engineers raised a
makeshift sign atop "The Mace". It read, in tribute, "A Polish