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    ASLSK 1 September 1939

    DANZIG, POLAND, 1 September 1939:

    From Wikipedia:
    The Defence of the Polish Post Office in Danzig (Gdańsk) was one of the first acts of World War II in Europe, as part of the Invasion of Poland.[1]:39,42

    On September 1, 1939, Polish personnel defended the building for some 15 hours against assaults by the SS Heimwehr Danzig (SS Danzig Home Defense), local SA formations and special units of Danzig police. All but four of the defenders, who were able to escape from the building during the surrender, were sentenced to death by a German court martial as illegal combatants on October 5, 1939 and executed.

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    Captured Polish postmen being led away under
    SSescort, while SA men and Danzig police look on
    Last edited by Duncan; 01-12-2019 at 04:03 AM.

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    Here is the setup. Feel free to kibitz or ask questions.

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    The SS Heimwehr Danzig begin with some surprisingly effective fire from their 75mm le.IG 18 guns.
    There should be some acquisition markers. Gun A achieved rate of fire, but missed with its second shot.

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    Last edited by Duncan; 01-13-2019 at 01:27 AM.

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    I'm glad to see you playing this one out...I was positively stymied on what to do in this scenario, and the pressure of the battle situation felt intense, as I remember it.
    If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning

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    I think the Polish strategy is to die slowly and hope the clock runs out.
    I gave a balance adjustment to the Polish, with an extra fortified location. ROAR has it at 2:4 in favour of the Axis.
    The first fortified location got hit right away though. I see a the police moving in force soon.

    What do you think. Should the Axis rush the West side of the building or advance slowly and prep the area more before advancing? Keeping in mind the Axis cannot lose more than 6 squads.
    Last edited by Duncan; 01-13-2019 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I think the Polish strategy is to die slowly and hope the clock runs out.
    I gave a balance adjustment to the Polish, with an extra fortified location. ROAR has it at 2:4 in favour of the Axis.
    The first fortified location got hit right away though. I see a the police moving in force soon.

    What do you think. Should the Axis rush the West side of the building or advance slowly and prep the area more before advancing? Keeping in mind the Axis cannot lose more than 6 squads.
    Personally, I wouldn't rush this early, especially given the parameters for loss. I think it's still a dangerous proposition not to, given what looks like the possibilities for the police force to do some creative (though limited) shifting? That's completely opposite my normal tendency to not hesitate to make a big push early, but I am sensing some of the same issues I am facing middle Turn 3 of my current Sticks & Stones battle.

    I'll be curious to see what you decide!
    If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning

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    I think more softening up is in order as well. No sense in rushing machineguns and demo charges in haste.

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    I am undecided on how to indicate what is going on... anyhow...
    The Police carefully advance using the buildings as cover. One section is takes casualties and breaks from MG fire while crossing the street. The AFV fires but is ineffective, as expected. It is best used for cover.

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    Last edited by Duncan; 01-19-2019 at 01:23 AM.

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    The arrows help... I usually go with hex numbers to anchor from to movement, but it's kinda exhausting in writeup so, tread carefully with any advice you take from me, hahahaha.

    Good action....this just seems like a nasty buzzsaw situation. It's tense action!
    If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning

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    Good shooting from both sides forces some squads to pull back. Leadership will be important now.

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