Eighty Years on – 2nd September 1939

(being the report of a solo wargaming campaign)

2nd September 1939

Polish counter-attacks.

The 1st Infantry Corps, reduced to a strength of 1, moved south to block the German advance on Warsaw.  No attack was declared.

The 1st Polish Tank Corps, at half strength, moved west to counter attack the German 2nd Armoured Corps.  This attack was supported from the north by 2nd Polish Infantry Corps.  The German Armoured Corps retreated south to BG26, joining the1st Infantry Corps.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley/Hasbro

Changes to the map

Realising that infantry and armoured forces may need to be amalgamated during the game, if only due to enforced retreats, I replaced both the tank and infantry symbols by a flag representing ground forces (Wingdings – O). This not only appeals to me visually, but simplifies the display and helps to conceal the make-up of an enemy force when browsing the map.   It also ties in with the representation of naval forces by a pennant (Wingdings – P).

Now my map representation has only seven different superimposed symbols, represented in their national colours.

Characters and fonts that can be used are as follows: Webdings C for a capital city, Webdings @ (or if you prefer, F) for an industrial centre, Wingdings O for a flag representing ground forces, Wingdings P for a pennant representing naval forces, Webdings j for fighter aircraft groups, Wingdings Q for bomber groups, Wingdings2 V (or Wingdings 3 / ) for AA groups .