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1914_0826_02s: Dinner for Wolves - FWWC 02 East Prussia '14

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1914_0826_02s: Dinner for Wolves

By Ed Williams
Central Powers 2 - 0 - 8 Allied Powers
Rating: 7.81 (10)
Games Played: 10
SM: 1
Turns: 3
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Groß Gardienen, East Prussia, 26th August 1914: Following behind the Russian XV Army Corps which steam rolled through Lahna and Orlau on the 23rd, the Russian XXIII Army Corps (-) containing, at that time, only the 2nd Infantry Division, advanced north to cover XV Army Corps' flank. The 2nd Infantry Division intended to attack Mühlen and take German Landwehr units in the rear who were blocking the XV Army Corps' new advance from Hohenstein to Osterode. During 2nd Infantry Division's advance to Mühlen, the lake of Kownatkensee forced the Russian 2nd Infantry Division to split into two parts; one brigade advanced in column to the west of Kownatkensee, the other brigade advanced east of the same, both brigades being some four to five kilometers apart. On the German side, von Scholtz, hearing word that the German I.Armeekorps was beginning its advance towards Soldau to his south, ordered his XX.Armeekorps to pivot on Mühlen in order to cover the Landwerhr's right flank and to get on line with the Germans to his south. Around noon on the 26th, the Russian 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division were marching just east of the village of Groß Gardienen when, as was often the case since most Russian corps were still lacking their cavalry, they blundered into the advancing Germans who struck them squarely in the flank. The neighboring 1st Brigade was now forced to send a regiment south to help their comrades, and to send a regiment northwest to help with the attack at Mühlen. Like a helpless prey, the heavily outnumbered and completely surprised Russian 2nd Brigade would become dinner for the wolves in a short sharp afternoon battle east of Groß Gardienen. [Size: small] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
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Gris Frid Jul 22, 2016 9:50 pm
Good scenario to start out with learning the mechanics for both sides. The scenario description has all the information both sides needs to win. Can go either way.
'Millions died or suffered in the mud of Flanders between 1914-18. Who remembers them? Even those with names on their graves are by now unknown soldiers.' - Mier Ronnen, Jerusalem Post, 1933 Gris
KAreil Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Tight game with victory swaying back and forth in the last turn.

Overall I didn't like the scenario that much, there aren't many choices for either side and a lot depends on your luck with disruptions.
"Tapfer. Standhaft. Treu." - PzGrenB.13 Ried/Innkreis