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Kopal's Legacy
White Eagles #8
(Defender) Poland vs Germany (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 2nd Gebirgs Division
Poland 1st Mountain Rifle Regiment
Poland 24th Infantry Division

Overall balance chart for WhEa008
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 2
Overall Rating, 3 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game White Eagles
Historicity Historical
Date 1939-09-14
Start Time 10:00
Turn Count 30
Visibility Day
Counters 111
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 3: 14, 17, 6
Layout Dimensions 84 x 43 cm
33 x 17 in
Play Bounty 139
AAR Bounty 156
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 2
Battle Types
Road Control
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Edelweiss: Expanded counters
Eastern Front maps + counters
Road to Berlin maps
White Eagles counters

The German advance from Slovakia move much more slowly than on other fronts, thanks to harsh terrain and fierce Polish resistance. Ordered to interpose itself between the Polish fortress cities of Przemysl and Lwow to prevent the garrisons from reinforcing one another, the Edelweiss Division's Rainier Regiment encountered a powerful force of Polish mountain troops equally determined to keep the route open.


The divisional history records that "the Poles fought with exceptional bravery." This would be the only campaign in which the Edelweiss Division faced another nation's mountain troops. It proved a very bitter experience for older veteran officers, as several Polish officers of 1st Mountain Rifles had served alongside them in the Austrian mountain troops in the Great War. The jägers cleared the road after bitter fighting, helping to isolate Lwow.

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
  • Towed
Poland Order of Battle
Wojska Lądowe

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 63

The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 54

The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)

Display AARs (2)

Kopal's Legacy - White Eagles scenario 8
Author vince hughes (13)
Method Face to Face
Victor Germany
Participants waynebaumber (AAR)
Play Date 2009-11-14
Language English
Scenario WhEa008

Not so much an AAR as just a comment really on the battle that was played out.

What we have here are two very high-moraled sides consisting of Mountain troops from both nations. A pretty tough looking German force enters the map by some hillsides and will at some point have to push through a large forested area. Because of the high morale both forces have and ample leaders, the battle ground down to a kill or be killed affair, with morale playing a lesser part than it would in most scenarios.

It was pretty hard to disrupt or demoralise either side and so killing became the main staple.

For all that, the scenario was still interesting, and the Germans eventually overwhelmed the hard-pressed Polish positions, coming out with a pretty much substantial victory. Not a scenario that offers too much in subtlety though.

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Very tough for the Poles.
Author waynebaumber (33)
Method Face to Face
Victor Germany
Participants vince hughes (AAR)
Play Date 2009-11-14
Language English
Scenario WhEa008

Although unbalanced this is still an intresting scenario.Elite mountain troops from both sides face each other with the Germans having to force thier way down the east west road. The German morale 9/8 coupled with excellent leaders means that the Germans can brush aside the Polish forces and although they can regroup and form new lines a good German player can keep the pressure on and will break through and clear the road.

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