scenario represents the attack from Modlin on Nasielsk that was
supposed to occur at the same time as the Siberian Regiment attacked
out of Borkowo. Although historically it did not occur until later that
night – which doomed it to failure because the Soviets could concentrate
all their forces against it – it can be played as "what if the Poles
had been a bit more organised".
The attack on Nasielsk was meant to be by the Luczynski group, but this
was nowhere near ready in time. It was replaced by the 18th Infantry
Brigade, at that time in Modlin merging with the 17th Infantry Brigade
into the 9th Infantry Regiment.
The 18th IB was probably about 1,500 men and 50 MGs strong. A couple of
batteries were probably available but they had little or no integral cavalry.
Steve added the Suwalki Regiment (also to be formed into the 9th ID) as
a late arriving reinforcement. In the interests of a good game he sent
the Poles off staggered, starting from the south, but "lent" them a
uhlan unit from the cavalry in the Modlin area (201st Uhlans, a
Volunteer unit) to act as
The Soviets are represented by that part of the 11th Rifle Division not
heading towards Borkowo or in reserve in Nasielsk. Thus their order of
battle can effectively be assumed to be identical to that of the
Borkowo scenario, except renamed the 32nd Rifle Brigade. They are told
to defend Nasielsk from the south, and are fed interesting tidbits
about the battle on the road to Borkowo to keep them edgy.
A slightly different umpire's map is required, extending out to the
east a bit a bit. The players can have the same starting map as the
If playing a standard table-top, non-Kriegsspiel, game
the defended area can be anywhere selected before the game by the
Soviet player. The Soviets start in place and the Poles arrive in a
previously specified order. (Steve found that both times he ran the
scenario as a Kriegsspiel that the
fighting settled in the Nowo Wies
Most of this area is dead flat, but requires quite a lot
of buildings, trees and swamp terrain on the part of the umpire.