It's 1500, 12 Sept 1939, and KG Klink has rushed west from the Wola suburb of Warsaw, back to the juncture of the Vistula and Bzura rivers, where the Polish Pomorze and Poznan Armies have fought from north (through Guderian's troops) and west (through Von Kluge's troops) to reach each other, then counterattack northeast to relieve Warsaw, while simultaneously fighting southeast to reach the Romanian corridor. With a mix of two German armies and two Polish armies fighting into and out of the pocket at the juncture of the two rivers, and arriving from all points of the compass, the fighting is necessarily confused, and, as the Poles are fighting for their very survival, necessarily fierce.
The situation is such: KG Klink is on the east bank of the Bzura river, where elements of various Polish units are seeking crossings to attack and breakthrough the tightening German noose. 2nd Lt Weider's 1st Motorcycle Platoon was dispatched west along the river, where it found the enemy; a call for reinforcements was immediately made, and 2nd Lt Wehner, the acting Reconnaissance Company Commander led 2nd Lt Wendt's 2nd Motorcycle Platoon to reinforce them, and several tanks of 2nd Lt Gerhart's 3rd Panzer Platoon were dispatched from KG positions further south. The Poles are moving directly towards Lt Weider's 1st M/C Plt, and Lt Wendt's 2nd M/C Plt has just arrived as we pick up the action.
-Sgt Friessler (V2, 3rd Pz Plt) mentioned in dispatches for destroying two enemy tanks.
-Cpl Pankau (1st Squad, 3rd M/C Plt) recommended for Iron Cross 2nd Class for eliminating enemy commander and two rifle squads in close combat.
-2nd Lt Wendt (Plt Cmdr, 2nd M/C Plt) Wound Badge, KIA, F9
-2nd Lt Gerhart (Plt Cmdr, 3rd Pz Plt) Wound Badge, Panzer Assault Badge, KIA, F9
-Lost ~30 KIA/WIA, 1 Pz III, and 1 Pz II
-Caused ~60 KIA/WIA, two 7TP medium tanks
I'm telling you these fights just keep getting better and better. That damned MG, it stopped me cold in the north, the tank fight was quick and violent, and finished with a charge; what's not to like?
More to follow.