After losing the September Campaign in 1939 many Polish soldiers were evacuated from the country and began a wandering life that lasted until 1945, and for many ended as late as after 1989. Poles fought on all fronts of World War 2 and significantly contributed to the victory over Nazi Germany and other countries of the Axis. Well-trained soldiers from the Polish Armed Forces in the West and the Union of Armed Struggle ? the Home Army fought Wehrmacht and its allies in every possible way, through propaganda, sabotage and open military actions. On land, seas and oceans, in the air. Now you take the roles of the members of the General Staff and command Polish troops in their fight against the Third Reich. The forces of the Axis will fall to their knees if you don?t go down before them!
The game presents true historical characters, events and places. ?First to Fight? shows the scale of various activities that took place during the war ? but it is not a wargame. In a short time (around 60-90 minutes) a player will get to know many people and places that played an important role in achieving the victory over Germany. Among the soldiers you will command you can find: Antoni Chrusciel ps. Monter, August Emil Fieldorf ps. Nil, Jan Kozielewski ps. Jan Karski, Zdzislaw Jezioranski ps. Jan Nowak, Stanislaw Maczek ps. Baca, Jan Piwnik ps. Ponury, Zofia Rapp-Kochanska ps. Marie Springer, Stanislaw Skalski, Elzbieta Zawacka ps. Zo, Witold Urbanowicz ps. Kobra. In order to win the game you will have to train your soldiers and send them to various fronts ? from the cold regions of Northern Europe, through the sun-baked deserts of Northern Africa and peaceful (only in theory!) Western Europe, to Warsaw, always fighting to the last bullet and the last soldier!
Game type: strategy
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended age: 10+
Playing time: 60-90 min.
Authors: Adam Kwapinski, Michal Sienko