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1914_1112_01s: Saving Silesia - FWWC 02 East Prussia '14

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1914_1112_01s: Saving Silesia

By Ed Williams
Central Powers 3 - 2 - 5 Allied Powers
Rating: 7.83 (14)
Games Played: 10
SM: 8
Turns: 187
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Poland, 12th November 1914: After the 1st Battle of the Masurian Lakes, von Mackensen was promoted and given command of the new German 9.Armee. This army was rapidly sent by rail to southwest Poland, on the northern flank of the Austro-Hungarian armies, and put on the offensive towards Warsaw. Outnumbered by the Russians by three to one and with intercepted wireless messages that two Russian armies were planning on invading the Silesia region of the German Empire, the Germans called off the attack and rapidly withdrew before any real fighting occurred. 9.Armee then backtracked by rail to northwest Poland, and formed up for another offensive. The new plan was for the Austro-Hungarians in the south to advance towards Cracow, while the Germans simultaneously advanced towards Lodz. The plan was ambitious: to save Silesia by outflanking the Russian attack just as it began. [Size: huge] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
burroughs's Profileburroughs Moderately Pro Allied Powers 10
Sgt Jasper's ProfileSgt Jasper Moderately Pro Central Powers 7
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Well Balanced 9
Volcano Man's ProfileVolcano Man Well Balanced 9
jim pfleck's Profilejim pfleck Slightly Pro Central Powers 7
Lieutenant General
burroughs Sun May 10, 2015 9:53 am
it looked like the tzarist Russia was going to have a huge quantitative advantage so I decided to deem the scenario as being moderately tilted into the Entente favour, but one needs to take into consideration that those forces need to be properly employed and their mediocre - to say the least - performance always taken into consideration.
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:51 pm
Great fun play through with Rick and Ed, we have made many improvements based on this game. :)
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:09 pm
The Russians likely have to attack at some point to win and it is always hard to attack as the Russians
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Lots of room to move. Both sides have opportunities to attack and defend. Russians seem to have a tough time.
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:33 pm
Great test that has allowed us to make some changes.
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Great test that allowed us to make some changes.
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Wide open battle. Germans have to attack and are heavily outnumbered.
Ricky B
Lieutenant General
Ricky B Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:01 pm
Love the situation, for both players.
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Frid Oct 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Fun scenario, tough for CP player against good Russian player.
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Frid Oct 02, 2020 8:24 pm
This scenario allows both sides the chance to attack and is very wide open. The Germans must take the strategic offensive and attack even though they are heavily outnumbered. They cannot cover their flanks with enough infantry to secure them, allowing the Russians ample opportunity to counterattack.