Played but in excellent condition - all counters are available and neatly sorted! All other materials (partially self-created additional aids) are perfectly prepared for playing, partly lamented - some very clearly marked with markers.
All Counters present and sorted
Rules und Game-boards in very good condition
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'Tannenberg: Eagles in the East' covers the initial stages of WW I in East Prussia and Northern Poland.
August 1914: The mobilization of Austria Hungary has a domino effect, triggering the mobilization of Russia and Germany in turn. The shows of strength and determination quickly degenerate into open conflict between the grand Empires of old Europe.
The Germans mass their forces in the west against Russia's ally France, according to The Schlieffen plan. Against Russia itself, the Germans have only the weak 8th Army. The planned action for this force is a retirement across the Vistula river, abandoning the ancient territory of East Prussia to the Slavic Hordes.
Russia mobilizes far more quickly than expected. Desirous to help their ally France, Russia moves immediately to the offensive. This is done even before troops and animals are properly prepared and provisioned. Two Russian armies converge on East Prussia, the 1st under Rennenkampf from the East, the 2nd under Samsonov from the South.
Rather than retire, the German 8th Army moves to face the most immediate threat. Unable to repel the invasion of the Russian Steamroller, the situation in East Prussia looks bleak for the Germans. The High Command panics, sacks the Army Commander, and pulls units out of the fighting from the right wing of the Schlieffen Plan to send as reinforcements.
The new commanders of the 8th Army, Hindenburg and Ludendorff agree to already developed plans to move away from one Russian Army and move to envelope the other which is moving up from the South. The result is the decisive battle of Tannenberg and the destruction of any Russian threat to East Prussia for the foreseeable future.
Yet the success on the East Front comes at a high price. Units critical to the success of the Schlieffen Plan are sent to the East. Could they have been decisive if used against the French? The forces available to you are the same that were available to the historical participants. But it is up to you to make your own strategic decisions, and to execute your own plans as you see fit. This is your chance to prove that you could have done better, that you could change the course of history!
This is the second of a series of simulations designed to interlock to allow you to simulate conflicts and campaigns from 1914 to the present across all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Each simulation is self-contained. Yet, tied together, they allow you to control all aspects of land, sea, & air warfare.
Tannenberg: Eagles in the East behandelt den Beginn des WWI in Ostpreu├čen und Nordpolen.
Galacia: The Forgotten Cauldron behandelt den Beginn des WWI in S├╝dpolen.