Assaulting Torda - September 15, 1944 - September 23, 1944

Felícián Waczek's heroic defense
Eastern Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 01/14/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
After the unsuccessful attempt to size the passes through the Southern Carpathians, the Second Hungarian army, along with the German 'Gruppe Siebenburgen', established a defensive perimeter around the city of Torda . The Germans had constantly sent reinforcements, but the Hungarians will had more troops in the area. The Hungarian Second Tank Division had a positive result: dozens of T-34s were left burning on the battlefield, and the division had taken relatively few casualties. On the battlefield of Torda, all types of Hungarian tanks were present, but the new Zrinyi II Assault gun had the primary role in the battle.

The head-on assault of the Soviet and Romanian forces had failed, but flanking attempts over the river Aranyos were more successful. Finally, the Hungarians left the area on October 6th, 1944, when all forces were able to leave Transylvania .

I dedicate this scenario to Lieutenant Felícian Waczek and to the more than 2000 brave Hungarian soldiers and civilians who died in this heroic defense of the Hungarian motherland against the numerical superiority of the Russians and Romanians.

Briefing:
Hungarian Player: 5 cards

Soviet Player: 6 cards
You go first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Any Allied unit exiting on the hex marked on the Axis baseline counts as a Victory Medal for the Allied Player.

Torda (two town hexes south of the Aranyos) is a Majority Sudden Death Objective for the Soviets.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the elite German armor unit (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Place a badge on elite Soviet infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Hungarian infantry unit with an MG badge, which is equipped with Machine Guns (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun Late War) and the Hungarian infantry unit equipped with Anti-Tank Gun (SWAs 2 - Anti-Tank Gun).

Green units represent Romanian units supporting the Soviets. No special rules.

Soviet units marked by an Elite Badge are Motorized Infantrymen. They move 2 and battle.

The infantry unit marked by a battle star is led by Lt. Felícián Waczek. Heroic Rules apply for this unit.

Movement up onto a hill hex is a 2 hex move. Moving down off a hill or moving from a hill to an adjacent hill hex is a 1 hex move.

The Hungarian Armor unit can be ordered starting from the 2nd turn, while the German Elite Armor from the 4th turn. They can't be fired upon until then.

The Hungarian infantry equipped with an Anti-Tank Gun is camouflaged (Actions 16 - Camouflage).

When playing Air Power, both sides roll only 1 die.

Scenario Bibliography:
Inspired from:
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=2379

http://www.hadakutjan.hu/tortenetek_tordai_csata.php
http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=112&art_id=2648
Krisztián Ungváry : The history of the Honvédség during WW2

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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