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A Bloody Harvest ETO (id:#56230)
Avalon Hill (ASL Action Pack # 1 ID:AP 8)
(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
Designer: Kevin Meyer
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
 
Balance:
German (SS)Polish
Overview:
From the very beginning of the invasion, Polish defenses had proven to be woefully unprepared for the German onslaught. The blitzkrieg tactics employed by the German armored columns allowed great territorial gains in just a few short days. As the panzers raced across the Polish countryside conducting their breakthrough-and-pincer maneuvers, it ultimately fell upon the German infantry to mop up areas of bypassed Polish resistance. One such operation occurred in the farm community of Pabianice, just outside the city of Lodz. As the German Eighth Army advanced along the eastern and western flanks of Lodz, the grenadiers of Die Leibstandarte were sent into Pabianice to clear out its staunch garrison.
Attacker: German (SS) (SS-Regiment Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler)
Defender: Polish (2nd Infantry Division, Army Lodz)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Pabianice District, Poland 1939-09-07
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:12.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: Leibstandarte units treated as non-SS German w D: Elite and 1st Line squads Assault Fire
Map Board(s): 43
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
Delete the two Allied Minor LMG and give the Polish Elite and 1st Line squads Assault Fire.MMP
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hoxson1 Modified the Attacker2018-12-04 13:22:40
cub99 Added a playing2018-11-28 23:32:56
buser333 Added a playing2018-11-28 13:51:27
Qwirz Added a playing2018-08-12 18:25:07
igycrctl Added a playing2018-05-16 12:17:52
Last Played:
2018-11-28(A) Jeff B vs Mark Peak Polish winMark played a fine defensive game, not shooting until he saw the whites of my eyes (and even then sometimes not). It certainly didn't hurt the cause any that two Polish squads didn't shoot less than "5" all day and that German MCs were lousy. He had just the right feel for when to withdraw and reposition too, not always an easy task. In the end the Germans still had a sliver of a chance, but a key Polish SR allowed them to sneak a MMC into the winners' circle by surviving a 6+1 unpinned, which they did.
2018-11-28(D) Mark Peak vs Jeff Buser Polish win
2018-05-31(D) Ruben Rigillo vs Francesco Berucci Polish win
2018-05-12(A) Kermit Mullins vs Dan Best German (SS) winDan Best and I played this one to 6 full turns in just under 2 hours of play. My Germans had hot dice and managed to push through the cornfield and into the complex and captured four Polish squads at the end. One German 4-6-8 was KIA'd moving into the complex, but the rest of the German force took control of the complex for the win.
2018-05-10(A) Scott Sherer vs David Langley German (SS) winDefinitely pulled this out out by the skin of my teeth, getting the victory in the Polish CCPh of the final turn. Started off well enough for the Germans as they overran some of the trench outputs early on. However, the Poles weren't eliminated and the broken units routed through the sunflowers back to the victory area and eventually rallied. A single tough Polish squad in Q3 stood up to several high-FP German attacks and held up the right flank of the German for at least a couple of turns before finally succumbing in CC. At the start of the German Turn 6, things did not look good, but then a string of fortunate events turned the tide. The biggest was probably advancing a 248,9-2 into CC with a 457 out of desperation. The HS survived into melee, I shot into the hex in the Polish Turn 6 DFPh and broke the 457 and then eliminated him on a 1-2(-6) CC attack. This opened up the left flank and was able to get enough Germans into the walled compound to eliminate the rest of the Polish MMC via FTR or CC. An enjoyable scenario and a very good learning scenario as David is a newer player and this one allowed a good focus on infantry tactics and mechanics.
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(AAR AP8 The bravest Polish squad in the World.doc)After Action ReportKing Billy1304
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(leibstandarte poland 39.png)Imagehoxson1276
VASL MAP (Bloody Harvest.jpg)Map ImageFre20741518

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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 6.27Votes: 70
Views: 5739
To-Play list count: 4
Estimated Play time: 3.4 hours
Recorded Games: 54
Archive recorded plays:
German (SS)18
Polish36
Drawn:0

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A Bloody Harvest [Confirmed]
[A] German 63
[D] Polish 120
Friday 14 December 2018 04:32:29 AM  (c)dramsey 2018