From: Los Angeles, Califonia
Hey! I got burned big time first time I played the scenario , but winning it is quite do-able . I do NOT find it unrealistic . After doing a little research, I confirmed what I was already fairly sure of: POLAND WAS NOT A CAKEWALK FOR THE WHERMACHT . Anybody that takes a close look at the campaign will find problems for the Germans cropping up as early as Sept. 3, 1939. The Polish Army, poorly led, and with pitiful equipment, still put up a spirited defense (albiet uncoordinated, and handicapped by incomplete mobilization & disrupted communications).
Several senior German Commanders repeatedly pointed out to Hitler that the German Infantry did not perform on the expected level (e.g. not as well as in WW1) . A huge part of German sucess was Russi invading Poland on Sept. 17, 1939 (at the urging of the Germans).
Many Polish units put up spirited resistance, and the last group of (Polish) defenders did not surrender until October 5, 1939...well after German had claimed a decisive victory . Poland was soundly defeated, but, in a number of cases, the gave the grmans a black eye! . I take it this scenario represents one of the situations where the Germans had to really dig in and gut it out. A couple of major factors in Poland's defeat were incomplete mobilization; a overly long defensive line; and the ever-popular 2-front war. NO historians (well, maybe David Irving, but he's not really a historian, more of a Nazi apologist) will claim that the Polish Army did not put up a good fight .