|Langfuhr aerodrome. A 6' x 5' table was in use. Bridge objective in background.|
|Turn 1. A timed Ju-87 strike severely damages the airport HQ buildings and destroys the Polish HQ.|
The parachute and glider landings are rather dispersed but broadly successful.
|Some of the German paras landed almost on top of the Polish dug-outs.|
Assaults on the Polish AA positions were determined and effective.
|The gliders on the LZ south of the bridge landed pretty well.|
|On the northern LZ, one glider miscalculated and hit the trees of a windbreak east of the LZ.|
All on board were lost.
|Turn 4. The first airlanding wave arrives. AA opposition was limited.|
|Turn 5 - second wave. |
On the left some motorised Polish infantry have arrived to reinforce the defenders.
They rake the airfield with effective fire.
|The bridge is in German hands. The flamethrowers of the assaulting engineers were put to good use.|
|Turn 7. Casualties on both sides were high, but on this turn the Poles reached their BP number and were defeated.|
It had been a close run thing, however, and the Germans were only a few points from their own BP.
So Much For Scales In Wargames!
As a coda, I decided the airfield needed decorating with at least one Polish aircraft. So I purchased a Zvezda Russian Po-2 biplane. This will be painted in Polish colours and will pretend to be an unserviceable Lublin R-VIII stuck on the aerodrome: