Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tiger Leader - Poland 1939

Tiger Leader - Opening Invasion 
Campaign: Poland 1939
Objective: For the Reich

Week 1: The invasion begins
Game 1

The opening battle sees a German mixed force colliding with the Polish 4th Armored Scout Force. 
The Polish forces responded aggressively, counterattacking to eject the Germans from their first 
captured village.

As the German Rifle Squad dug in to hold onto their gain, Sgt Schultz charged his armored car into 
the fight. The 231AC destroyed the 2 Polish squads.

 The Polish Armored forces surged forward, flanking the village. Sgt Dietrich drove his 
PzII out from the safety of the woods challenging the Polish advance. Seeing this, Sgt Schultz 
left the village in order to clear the Polish supporting infantry from the woods. Seeing this, 
the last Polish tank began blasting away at the forces left in the village. Cpl Steiner, a veteran
of the Spanish War, led his anti-tank squad out of the village to finish off the Polish armor.

The open field assault left Cpl Steiner shaken and out of the next battle. Not surprisingly, 
Cpl Saltz, who’s HMG team never fired a shot, worked his Political connections to gain 
promotion for having fought courageously (?).

Here are the participating units and their “kills” during the battle.

Tiger Leader

Campaign: Poland 1939

Objective: For the Reich 

Game 2

Week 1: A collision of Scouting Forces

The next battle sees a small German force aggressively assaulted by the Polish 12th Armored 

Scout Group. The Polish forces advanced rapidly (+3 Tac Rolls). Fortunately for the German 

units they had found good ground to accept the assault. 

Sgt Fischer’s PzIII quickly dispatched a rifle team. The fast moving Polish Forces were unable 

to register any hits. Fischer then went to work on his biggest threats, the Polish Tanks, as 

Sgt Müller advanced his PzI against Polish Riflemen.


An exchange of attrition began. The PzIII took an engine hit, severely rattling Sgt Fischer. 
At the same time, the Polish Tank, seeing his infantry support annihilated, fired and brewed 
up the PzI. Fortunately Müller was dragged from the wreckage, stunned but surviving the 
first day of the war! Cpl Stump led his team in taking out the Polish Armored Car in the 
village, earning himself an increase in grade.

Fischer put two fast rounds into the last Polish tank, bringing the encounter to a close.

Here are the participating units and their “kills” during the battle.

Game 3 Week 1: The last encounter

The Germans committed their final forces. Sgt Schmidt in a Pz38T and Cpl Eschbach’s 

mortar team. 

Exhibiting the worst of luck, the small German force emerged in the mists of a very strong 

Polish Command Recon Force. Outnumbered 10 units to 2.

The Pz38 was able to knock out the first Polish Tank encountered in the forest. Eschbach ineffectively 

lobbed several mortar rounds at the nearby enemy.

The return fire was devastating. Enemy mortar rounds devastated the German mortar team in one 

barrage. Schmidt advanced his tank out from under the hailstorm. Schmidt fought his lone tank 

brilliantly, destroying an Armored Car, Mortar team and another Polish Tank before an enemy 

mortar round pierced his tank’s upper deck, destroying it.

This would not be a glorious day....

Final Thoughts

As with all of DVG’s Leader games, Tiger Leader campaigns will be tough to win. 

This was a solo effort by one of our gaming Posse but these games work really well

as cooperative efforts too. Tiger Leader could easily serve as a scenario generator 

for miniatures games like Warlord’s Bolt Action or Two Hour Wargames NUTS! series. 

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