With Chain of Command published we thought we would kick off the army list downloads in the most appropriate manner with Poland in 1939. Poland had been a battleground for centuries and in September 1939 it was the unprovoked German invasion which triggered the beginning of the biggest war known to man.
Over the coming weeks and months we plan to provide numerous supplementary lists for a wide variety of forces covering the whole of the Second World War. We are encouraging Chain of Command gamers to show off their own specialist knowledge by submitting lists for forces so that we can get maximum coverage as soon as possible. In preparing the Polish list we have been helped tremendously by Alexander Kawczynski who has translated the standard Polish infantry manual for the period to allow us to create an accurate picture of how the Poles fought. You can read all about his efforts on his blog here: http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/translated-polish-army-manual-for.html
The Polish Army List shows the structure we will be using for all of our army lists. It breaks down the Platoon with a force rating. It shows the possible list of supports available and their list value, and also provides an Arsenal for that nation with its weapons lists.
You can download the Polish infantry army list for 1939 here: Poland – Infantry 1939
We played an interesting refight last evening on Lard Island, stimulated by some of the recent debate on web fora such as PMT regarding game and simulation. One of the things that I felt interesting about those debates was to what degree we allow the gamer the freedom to make his own mistakes rather than