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Poland in Flames v1

Poland in Flames v1

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Published by A Jeff Butler
Flames of War: 15mm WWII Miniature Wargame Rules for the invasion and conquest of Poland 1939.
Flames of War: 15mm WWII Miniature Wargame Rules for the invasion and conquest of Poland 1939.

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Published by: A Jeff Butler on Sep 06, 2013
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1
The historical campaign of September 1
st
 
October 6th 1939
 
2
Welcome to “Poland in flames”
 
This is part 2 of “The September Campaign”, a project of mine that aims to provide a detailed and as
historically accurate depiction of the events and battles of the invasion of Poland 1939 and transformall of that into a wargaming experience. This book is made up of operations, standalone battles andlinked scenarios that allows players to recreate the desperate struggle of the Polish army as well asthe invasion from the point of view of German, Slovak and Soviet armies.
/Alexander Kawczynski
To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one’s laurels, is defeat 
.”
 
Józef Piłsudski President and Marshall of Poland
1918
 –
1922 and 1926
 –
1935
"In the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence and which the PolishGovernment accordingly considered it vital to resist with their national forces, His Majesty'sGovernment would feel themselves bound at once to lend the Polish Government all support in their  power. They have given the Polish Government an assurance to this effect. I may add that the FrenchGovernment have authorized me to make it plain that they stand in the same position in this matter." 
Neville Chamberlain, March 31
st
1939
 
“The destruction of Poland is our first task. The
objective must not be to reach some kind of  predetermined point, but to annihilate them completely. Even if war was to erupt in the west, thedestruction of Poland must be our first priority. For the sake of propaganda I will give some kind of reason for t 
he hostilities, it doesn’t really matter if the reason will be believable or not. No one asks
the victor whether he spoke the truth or not in such matters. The matter of starting and conducting awar is not decided by law but by the victor. Be merciless, b
e brutal”.
 
Written on August 22
nd
1939 by Adolf Hitler to his staff of Generals
 
3
Index
4 The political situation of 19395 Operation Himmler and the Casus Belli6 The Polish defensive plan7
Biography section: Polish Commanders
 
Stanisław Sosabowski
 8 Edward Rydz-
Śmigły
 9
Władysław Anders
 10
Władysław Raginis
 11 Tadeusz KutrzebaWalerian Czuma12 Stanis
ł
aw Maczek13 Henryk
Dobrzański
 14 Henryk Sucharski
Franciszek Dąbrowski
 15 Wilhelm Orlik-Rückermann16 Polish two finger salute17
The German plan of attack: “Fall Weiss”
 18
Biography section: German commanders
 Günther von KlugeKurt Feldt19 Erich von Manstein20 Johannes BlaskowitzWerner Kempf 21 Heinz Guderian22 Gerd von Runstedt23 The involvment of Slovakia24 Lithuania, the forgotten participant27 The Polish-Soviet relations29 September 17
th
, the Soviet invasion32
Biography section: Soviet commanders
Kliment Voroshilov33 Seymon Timoshenko
 
34 Vasily Ivanovich ChuikovMikhail Prokofievich Kovalyov35
Campaign overview
36
Battles between Polish andGerman/Slovak forces
39
Battles between Polish and Soviet forces
 40
Operational maps
 46
How to
 
play the September Campaign
 
POLISH OPERATIONS
 48
“Battles
for
the border”
 57
“The Polish Corridor
 64
“Thermopylae at Narew”
 69
“Battle at Bzura”
75
Siege of Warsaw
 85
“The Black Brigade”
 92
“Tomaszów Lubelski”
 
96
Independent operational group Polesie
 
POLISH STANDALONE BATTLES
 105
“Battle of Westerplatte”
 112
“Battle of Hel peninsula”
 
GERMAN OPERATIONS
 115
“Panzerdivision Kempf”
 124
“1.st Gebirgs
-
division”
 133
“4
th
 
Panzer division”
 142
“1. Kavallerie
-
brigade”
 
SLOVAK OPERATION
 147
“Field army Bernolák”
 
SOVIET OPERATIONS
 154
“Belorussian front”
 160
“Ukrainian front”
 
OPTIONAL POLISH OPERATION
 176
 
“Hubal”
 
182-183 Map of armoured train movements
 184
DESIGN NOTES
 Background for this project185
 
Playing the campaign with FoW and otherrulesets
 
186-187 About: Objectives, terrain,fortifications, the campaign format
 188 Soldier Memories
 207 Links of interest

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