Brygada Poscigowa is a Polish Air Army with 50% strength equal to 4 points. This
unit is stationing at 151|80 in EUROPE 1939 scenario.
Brygada Poscigowa was a Polish World War II unit of the Polish Air Force. It took
part in the Polish Defensive War of 1939 as the main aerial reserve of the
commander in chief and was used for air cover of the Polish capital. It was similar
in shape to the Bomber Brigade. It was composed of two squadrons, each in turn
composed of a number of escadrilles.
The first Polish pilot to engage the enemy formation was from the escadrille led by
Lieutenant (Lt.) Aleksander Gabszewicz, the tactical officer of IV/1 Squadron.
After machine-gun fire from both Gabszewicz and Corporal Andrzej Niewiara, one of
the damaged He 111s came down in a northerly direction and soon crashed during an
emergency landing, hitting one of its wing in a tree.
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny is a French Commander with skill equal to 5. He has not been assigned to any unit at the start of the 1939 campaign.
When war was declared in 1939, he commanded the French 14th Infantry Division until the armistice with the Axis troops. He won a minor battle in Rethel where a German officer said that the French resistance was similar as in the Battle of Verdun.
He remained on active duty, commanding Vichy French forces in Tunisia in 1941. He took charge of the 16th Division in 1942, but began organizing an anti-German force, which led to his arrest and a 10-year jail sentence. He escaped, though, to Algiers, where he took command of the French Army B. French Army B were one of two armies of the Southern Group of Armies otherwise known as the U.S. 6th Army Group which was set up to organise the invasion of Southern France in Operation Dragoon. The other army was the US Seventh Army commanded by Alexander M. Patch. Before that, elements of de Lattre's army took Corsica. De Lattre then landed in Provence, southern France on August 16, 1944, and his troops began marching through France liberating the country as they went.
Narvik is a port in northern Norway at hex 128|1. The city is worth 1 Victory Point and produces 2 Production Points.
The port of Narvik proved to be strategically valuable in the early years of World War II and the town became a focal point of the Norwegian campaign.
Finally, on 8 April 1940, the British Admiralty launched Operation Wilfred, an attempt to lay anti-shipping minefields around Narvik in Norwegian territorial waters. Coincidentally, Germany launched its invasion of Norway (Operation Weserubung) on the next day. During this invasion, ten German destroyers, each carrying 200 mountain infantry soldiers, were sent to Narvik.