Strike for Berlin: new alt-hist scenario for Ostplan 1919

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Here is something new-old for you: an even-more-alt-hist scenario for my alternate-history game Strike For Berlin.

In December 1918, a general revolt across “Greater Poland” (mostly the territory known as the Grand Duchy of Posen to the Germans and the Voivodeship of Poznan to the Poles) led to confused fighting between German regular and paramilitary Freikorps units and Polish insurgents and portions of the Polish National Army. A ceasefire imposed by the Entente in mid-February 1919 confirmed the Polish occupation of most of the area and contributed to the decision to award this and other areas to Poland under the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.

In history, the Germans were disadvantaged in the initial revolt because most of Germany was then in chaos and revolution, and trustworthy forces were needed to secure order and save the government in Berlin. But what if the November Revolution had been settled faster, or if the government was on a more secure footing generally, and decided to buck the Entente-imposed ceasefire and fight again for Greater Poland, while the Polish main effort was diverted to the east in Galicia?

This scenario uses the rules, counters and map for Strike for Berlin. The directions for this scenario are written as additions, changes or deletions to the original rules.

Wolfgang Hoepper helped immensely with OOB and other details for this scenario. Not least, he also wrote a comprehensive article on the German contemplation of carrying out just such a plan! (I have edited the article slightly for usage and vocabulary.)

We hope you try this out, and enjoy. 

Ostplan scen

Ostplan 1919 article BRT edits

 

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One Response to Strike for Berlin: new alt-hist scenario for Ostplan 1919

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