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1914_0826_03s: Samsonov and the Wolves - Tannenberg: Prelude, Act, and Curtain - FWWC 02 East Prussia '14

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1914_0826_03s: Samsonov and the Wolves - Tannenberg: Prelude, Act, and Curtain

By Ed Williams
Central Powers 5 - 1 - 2 Allied Powers
Rating: 8.79 (9)
Games Played: 8
SM: 4
Turns: 47
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
This scenario is a combination of #1914_0826_01s_Bischofsburg, #1914_0826_02s_Gross_Gardienen, and continues with #1914_0827_01s_Tannenberg with Strategies and Operations selections. For a more historical situation, all three scenarios should be played separately instead. The intent of this scenario is to allow the commanders to have more control over how the Battle of Tannenberg develops but including the prelude battles of August 26th, and the approach march of the Russian XV and XIII Army Corps. [Size: large] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes. *Please read the briefing and notes for the #1914_0826_01s_Bischofsburg, #1914_0826_02s_Gross_Gardienen, #1914_0827_01s_Tannenberg, scenarios since much of that information still applies.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Sgt Jasper's ProfileSgt Jasper Moderately Pro Central Powers 7
burroughs's Profileburroughs Well Balanced 10
Rich White's ProfileRich White Well Balanced 10
Kharkov's ProfileKharkov Well Balanced 8
jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Well Balanced 10
burroughs
Lieutenant General
burroughs Frid Mar 27, 2015 2:49 pm
It seemed that the Russians were capable of achieving much more than Samsonov did historically, but when the scenario ended it became clear that their centre has been penetrated and they had the boches deep in the rear ready to hit their backs.The full reserve corps was on the move in there. Eerie.
Rich White
Corporal
Rich White Tue May 12, 2015 9:33 am
I've only played as the German side, so am not so sure how good it would seem from a Russian perspective. For most of the game it was at a Central Powers' minor defeat level, so at one point it seemed almost impossible to win, let alone reach the major victory that I eventually achieved.
Kharkov
Sergeant
Kharkov Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:08 am
Very enjoyable. The terrain is particularly interesting and played a key part in the game.
jonnymacbrown
1st Lieutenant
jonnymacbrown Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:09 pm
Russian player must make a very important strategic decision with the 15th cavalry division. Russ must run away with VI Corps asap especially the (attached)4th cav division which tends to get annihilated.
jonnymacbrown
1st Lieutenant
jonnymacbrown Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:12 pm
jonnymacbrownRussian player must make a very important strategic decision with the 15th cavalry division and I think it is best to centrally locate it. Russ must run away with VI Corps asap especially the (attached)4th cav division which tends to get annihilated.
jonnymacbrown
1st Lieutenant
jonnymacbrown Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:15 pm
burroughsIt seemed that the Russians were capable of achieving much more than Samsonov did historically, but when the scenario ended it became clear that their centre has been penetrated and they had the boches deep in the rear ready to hit their backs.The full reserve corps was on the move in there. Eerie.

Russian player may not commit too much force to the front. The 15th cav must move right to cover the rear and 6th cav needs to get mounted up as well or else the Germans will be marching around in the rear gobbling up VP hexes.
jonnymacbrown
1st Lieutenant
jonnymacbrown Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm
The German player must attack relentlessly on his left vs. Russian VI Corps even though German troops there begin the game with 150 fatigue.