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vicmagpa129 Jun 2019 7:33 p.m. PST

I have to admit. I like the Poles as a warsaw player. they have decent morale. i am fielding (after much play testing) a mechanised Battalion/Brigade. currently using 85 points. fielding mech BMP HQ, 3 mechanised cpmpanies. (1 large and two small), tank company, Dana battery, Carnation battery, shilka plattoon, gecko battery, and a russian attached tank company. The strategy with this formation is pretty flexible. just wanted to share i like the Team Yankee rules.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2019 5:32 a.m. PST

Thanks! I've been thinking of adding Poles myself.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

I like the Poles as well, but I don't have any Cold War armies. Would a mech battalion have that much support?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 8:34 p.m. PST

Pretty much the same as Soviet units, with minor differences.

The Soviets get tons of support, since they want to "flood the zone" with armor and troops to create breakthroughs.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2019 7:56 a.m. PST

Since most of the gaming for "WWIII" involves the early to mid-1980s, I have my doubts about whether the Poles would fight enthusiastically for their Soviet overlords, and whether the Soviets would trust them enough to use them

At the time, Solidarnosc was very much in every Pole's mind, and martial law was imposed mainly to keep the Soviets from pulling a Czechoslovakia.
Indeed, at the time, when everyone was wondering if the Warsaw pact would intervene, there was a joke going around. It went like this:
A Polish soldier is in a trench, down to his last bullet and his bayonet.
The trench is being rushed by an East German and a Russian.
Who does he shoot?
The East German. Business before pleasure.

Legion 401 Jul 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

LOL ! thumbs up

vicmagpa102 Jul 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

the Dna artillery battery definitely helps!

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