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Siege of Pozsony - November 06, 1938 - November 08, 1938

Worst-case scenario
Eastern Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 07/29/2011
Axis Player: Axis Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
As the Munich Agreement didn't satisfy fully Hungary's territorial claims, the Hungarian Government decided to launch a surprise assault across the Danube and secure the Slovak capital, Bratislava. Unknown to them, Nazi Germany secretly prepared to assist the Hungarian operation.

At 1000 on November 3, the 4th Infantry Brigade began it's assault on Bratislava, while the 2nd Huszar Regiment advanced north of the city in order to prevent an escape by the 15. divize "Jánosík". At noon the Hungarians received the report by the OKH that they had put the 16. Infanterie-Division and Panzer-Regiment 3 at the Hungarian's disposal. They were immediately dispated to secure the the encirclement of Bratislava and the assault itself. While the Panzer-Regiment 3 used their motorisation at their advantage, the support of the Germans were much welcomed by the Hungarians.

The same night Maj.Gen. Milán Temessy ordered the assault on Bratislava to be carried out at 0800 on November 6, 1938. In the meantime, Brig. Gen. Bohuslav Vseticka, seeing he was encircled with no possibility to escape, decided to prepare for combat, mainly by putting up barricades and preparing gasoline bombs to be used against tanks.

At 0800 on November 6, 1938 The Hungarian-German assault was initiated, and by noon they had made several headways into the town. Meanwhile the Luftwaffe and artillery continued to bombard the defences in Bratislava and important facilities in the city itself. The Hungarians halted the offensive temporarily for around 10 hours in order to get the much needed ammunition supplies to the frontline infantry, which gave the Slovaks an unexpected opportunity to reorganise the defences. The fighting continued into the night, without any real gains.

Heavy close combat fighting ensued for another 18 hours, until Brig. Gen. Vseticka, with few reserves and little to no ammunition, and eager to avoid further civilian casualties, decided to capitulate to the Hungarians. At 07.30 on November 8 all Slovak soldiers had laid down their arms.

Briefing:
Hungary: 6 cards
You go first.

Slovakia: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

The Grassalkovich Palace and the Castle are both Temporary Medal Objectives for the Hungarian Player.

Special Rules:
Units with three figures marked by national badges are locals supporting respective armies. French Resistance rules are in effect for them.

Place a badge on the German elite infantry unit (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 3 - Mortar).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Slovakian unit equipped with a Machine Gun (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun) and the Slovak unit equipped with an Anti-Tank Gun (SWAs 2 - Anti-Tank Gun). Place the proper badges on these units.

Place a badge on the Slovak Heavy Anti-Tank Gun unit (Troops 23 - Heavy Anti-Tank Guns).

Scenario Bibliography:
http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Bratislava_(Fall_Grün)

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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