Soldiers in Postmen’s Uniforms is a solitaire wargame that takes places on the first day of the Second World War. In the game you take control of the valiant defenders of a Polish post office in the Free City of Danzig. Under your command, the defenders must fend off relentless attacks from the Danzig Schutzpolizei and two German SS units. Your goal in Soldiers in Postmen’s Uniforms is to recreate the incredible historic accomplishment of the Polish postal workers by defending the post office during the day-long siege.
The Free City of Danzig (present-day Gdańsk) came into being in 1920, in accordance with the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Over the next two decades the city became a flash-point in Polish-German relations, which culminated in the Danzig Crisis of 1939. On the first day of the Second World War, German forces moved in to seize Polish installations in Danzig. Two of the installations were on alert and under orders to hold out: the Military Transit Depot on the peninsula of Westerplatte and the Polish Postal Office No. 1. The personnel of the post office repulsed repeated assaults, and were forced to surrender only after a day-long siege, when the post office was doused with gasoline and set alight. Though German propaganda cast these acts of defiance as futile and a failure, they were viewed by the Polish people as symbolic of their stand against a materially superior aggressor.
Soldiers in Postmen’s Uniforms is the next design in the Valiant Defense series, following the critically acclaimed Pavlov's House and Castle Itter. The Valiant Defense series allows you to play amazing stories of courage, with small forces holding the line against unimaginable odds. Games in the series focus on the individual defenders and are deeply rooted in history, while providing a quick play experience with a light complexity ruleset