Recent Events: 10 Sept ’39

8 Sept:Polish defenders at Westerplatte surrendered
9 Sept: Battle of the Bzura begins.
9 Sept: British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) began landing in France.
10 Sept: Canada declared war on Germany.

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Raiders of the Vistula – Pt. 5

Seven runs over and cuts the ropes securing the launch to the Raedwulf as the Leutnant and his remaining soldiers board the smaller boat, returning fire as they go. As the launch separates from the larger riverboat, you can hear Reisman yelling at the pilot to get the boat underway. Scope ducks back down […]

Raiders of the Vistula – Pt. 4

OOC: Now to show what is happening above decks. The crew works quietly as the Raedwulf moves slowly towards the bridge, its sister ships lined up behind her. You can see a pair of motor boats moving slowly down the line, inspecting each ship and its cargo. It’s obvious that the Germans commandeered the […]

Raiders of the Vistula – Pt. 3

OOC: We are going to do this scene a bit in reverse. We will start with those lucky souls in the hold. Then I will deal with the people above decks in a follow-on post. On the Raedwulf: As the ruins of the destroyed bridge slowly come into view, you make your way down […]

Raiders of the Vistula – Pt. 2

Around 2:00 PM you get close to Dirschau. Boats are intermittently going north and Kapitän Riesman takes the opportunity to trade the news with the crews as they go past. As the ruined bridge at Dirschau begins to come into view, he tells the pilot to cut the boat’s speed in half and summons […]

Raiders of the Vistula – Pt. 1

You arrive with Thor at the dockside to find the cargo riverboat Raedwulf, a long, low-lying, dark red vessel made for plying the currents of the Vistula with a large load of cargo. Alongside lie her two sister ships, the Grünenveldt, its hull a dark green, and the Edelweiss, with a bright white hull. […]