[Germany] Bautzen : Street fighting - April 19, 1945 - April 23, 1945

Battle of the Ortenburg.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/15/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first


Historical Background:
Late April 1945, 1st Ukrainian Front of Marshall Koniev was the south flank of the Soviet army racing towards Berlin. In their advance to Dresde, 52nd Soviet Army and 2nd Polish Army had to capture the city of Bautzen on the river Spree. From the 19th of April, the German garrison, under the command of Oberst Hoepke, was virtually surrounded by Soviet and Polish troops. During four days, fierce street fighting occurred in the city, Soviet troops advancing ineluctably to the castle, called Ortenburg, which was the main defensive place of the Germans. But finally, on the 23rd of April, a counter-attack of the LVII.Panzer Korps relieved the surrounded garrison.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]: 5 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals. The Ortenburg is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troops 10) to the three units with badges.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Axis units equipped with panzerfaust (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War).
- "Urban Combat Cards" rules are optional.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & blindés n°51 - Carnage à Bautzen.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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