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Battle for the Warta Line ETO (id:#60407)
(Turning the Tide ID:U15)
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Prior Publication: SL 21
See Also: Battle for the Warta Line by Bounding Fire Productions
Designer: Adapted by Jim Stahler
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German (SS)Polish
It was a brisk day on the 6th of September, 1939, when the leading elements of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Regiment threatened to cross the Warta River and encircle the elite Polish 10th Infantry Division in the opening battles of what would become WWII.
Attacker: German (SS) (Infanterie-Regiment Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler)
Defender: Polish (10th Infantry Division)  
Turns: 7.5     Players: 2     OBA: Both     Night: No
Central Poland 1939-09-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:3
PzKpfw IB x 2
SdKfz 7 x 1

Guns: A:1
7.5cm leIG 18 x 1
Ur wz. 35 x 3
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules:
Map Board(s): 3 5
Overlays: NONE
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2018-06-16(D) Dan Best vs Mark Fischer German (SS) win
2017-12-12(A) patrick palma vs John Garlic Polish win
2017-10-09(D) Jeff B vs Scott Sherer German (SS) winVery fun scenario. Midgame everything was going according to plans for the Poles, having funneled the Germans through the middle of the board with their wire placement. The 9/10 road was guarded with a firelane, while those Germans who managed to make it across were hit from the other side with the other MMG. But Turn 5 saw a big break for the Germans when this nest was eliminated, opening the center of the board up nicely for them to move across in force. About this time their OBA decided to become the menace it was meant to be as well. Things were looking quite grim late in the game for the Poles. Their only hope was answering OBA of their own. Thankfully they managed to call some harassing fire down at the goalline. On the very last turn the Germans needed to get off 3 more VPs, and a brave squad survived OBA in the woods and a trio of shots to make it off for the win.
2017-10-09(A) Scott Sherer vs Jeff Buser German (SS) winAgree with Jeff...very fun scenario with several swings in momentum. As the Germans, I came on from the top and center of board 5 (the German left flank). Used the INF gun to try to dissuade the Poles off of Hill 498, but then promptly hooked it up when they left and they went right back up to the summit to harass the German attack. Getting across the road on the far side of the woods-gully was key, and I was feeling pretty good about my chances once I got into the village en force. However, the Polish artillery started to find the range and broke several of my units with harassing fire, causing the final turn to be quite exciting as I was just able to sneak off enough VP for the hard-fought victory.
2015-04-25(D) Richard Carter vs Ivan Kent Polish winHad fun with this one. I won in the end due to a lucky 8 +3 shot that mortally wounded a heroic leader and broke 2 1/2 squads. I set my wire up through the woods. He tried to come up both flanks once through the wire, but I had some good shots and his 8 morale guys just kept breaking! It's a really fun scenario. The OBA was pretty negligible in our game. He got one SMOKE mission down before 2 red cards and I lost my field phone with the first radio contact attempt! I had also wounded his leader w/ the phone so he had a hard time getting up to the front.
2014-12-07(A) Martí Cabré vs Eoin Corrigan German (SS) winI first moved some units to detect the Polish wire and once I saw it covered all the map I launched the bulk of my forces on the Polish left, with a couple of good MG stacks on the center to stop a possible flanking option for the Poles. I quickly set up my arty and fortunately I could rout the Poles on the first hill, taking it with my infantry with some losses. The OBA fired a couple of good missions that really helped. From the first hill I then fired some covering smoke and some big MG stack fire to cover my units running on my extreme right until they were bypassing the woods by the second hill. I had used the vehicles to freeze some Pole defenders and did it again and managed to break his last good MG stack with an OVR, still having one turn left to go. It's fun to play these scenarios where you have to move a lot and you have many tactical options. Also having many leaders protect you from sniper attacks.
2013-10-14(A) John Van Natta vs Jerry German (SS) winJerry set up his wire in the open ground on his left and right, leaving the board 5 woods completely open. I brought in all my forces through the woods with my armor on his left. He was able to move all his forces to the middle to counter me, but I managed to land my OBA and clear out the hill on his left. Once this happened, I moved the bulk of my force to exploit this and left a few squads and the 9-2 to tie up his forces around the 3M2 building. This tactic worked as I was able to force the flank and head toward the board edge. His only remaining squad on that side died in close combat and I exited 16 VP off the board edge on my final movement phase. This was the second playing of this scenario in a month and I really enjoyed it both times.
2013-09-28(D) John Van Natta vs Jeff T. Polish winJeff's attack came on the Polish left and center but took awhile to get untracked due to some effective Polish OBA, good wire placement and some killer Polish DRs. The Polish sniper was active throughout, killing his artillery spotter and pinning and breaking multiple squads. Early on, one of his panzers broke its MA then was recalled and died driving through a mortar barrage trying to exit. That same barrage outright KIAd 3 German squads and pretty much wiped out the attack through the gap in the woods on the Polish left. The second panzer was shocked by an ATR, but recovered to perform a couple of overruns and help clear out the dug in Poles on hils 547 and 534. In the center, the attack bogged down on the wire with a tenacious Pole hanging on against all comers for a couple of turns and the 9-2 and MMG on level 2 of the 3N1 building making things hairy. Things looked pretty grim for the Germans for the first few turns but Jeff persevered and cracked the hill defenses on my left and made a run for the board edge. By this time he had barely enough units left to achieve the exit requirements, but it looked like he would make it as he finally brought down his OBA on my 9-2. The rest of my units were out of position to interdict his exit. It was at this point that my sniper struck again, killing his 9-2 and ending any German chance at victory. This was a great scenario. Fortunately Jeff persevered and the end game was tense and exciting even if it looked to be a cakewalk for the Poles early on.
2013-09-28(A) Jeff T vs John Van Natta Polish winThis one started out terrible for my Germans as one of my Panzers malf'd his CMG and then was recalled. John's OBA was shredding my infantry in the open and in the woods with air bursts. 2 separate KIA results (1KIA / 2KIA) whittled me down. His sniper went to work early and often, wounding a couple of leaders and causing an ELR as well. It took me until Turn 4 to get going after his OBA finally ran out and my guys got through the miles of wire. It turned out to be very tense as my remaining Panzer took out squads in the foxholes on the hills and the German firepower finally started to come to play. I had just enough to get about 18 points off and it looked like I might just do it when a couple of good shots brought out John's medal winning sniper for a couple of final shots. He first moved the maximum 6 hexes to wound my 9-2 leader (who was required to exit for me to get to 16) and then followed it up by braining him for the victory. This is another one of those "old style" squad leader scenarios that really is fun to play. I've said it before, but I love moving into position and engaging the enemy as opposed to setting up across the street. This one has a lot of options and is tough on both players as the Poles must defend the full length of board 3 while the Germans have to cross board 5 with Polish OBA and MMGs on level 2 of the hills and buildings. Very fun time today.
2011-05-14(D) Jesus Pie vs tozesantos German (SS) win
2009-12-05(A) Andy Beaton vs The Scrub German (SS) win
2009-08-01(D) Dan Best vs Peter Ward Polish winSt. Louis Tournament.
2009-07-18(D) Jeff Waldon vs David Perham German (SS) winVASL
2009-03-15(D) Dan Best vs Gary Trezza German (SS) winMarch Madness tournament.
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Battle for the Warta Line [Confirmed]
[A] German 9
[D] Polish 10
Sunday 20 January 2019 07:55:15 PM  (c)dramsey 2019