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Tarczay's Panthers - October 25, 1944

Defending the Tisza
Eastern Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 10/02/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Tarczay Ervin was fighting in the 2nd Armor Division, retreated from Transylvania to defend the Tisza river line, when on the 25th of October, 1944, he attacked a battery of six anti-tank guns with his own Panther and the rest of the company's armor. The attack took place to the south of Tiszapolgár, in the area of Kuntanya, and Ervin captured three of the guns before two T-34s flanked his tank from the side and the rear. The company commander waited for them to come closer, then he destroyed both of them. Thereafter he joined with his attacking German Panzergruppe on their right flank and advanced to the road near Tiszacsege. By this time his company, from the 6th to the 25th destroyed 16 tanks (adding 5 to the list). Moreover, his tanks destroyed a Soviet assault gun and captured 3 mortars.

Tarczay lead his company from the top of his tank, even in heavy infantry fire. This fact proves that in every condition, the lieutenant was looking for ways of proving his bravery while endangering his personal safety.

Hungarian Player: 5 cards
You go first.

Soviet Player: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Tiszacsege and Újszentmargitta are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Hungarian Player.

Axis units may exit the board between the hexes marked by Exit markers.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the Elite Hungarian Armor unit (Tropps 2 - Specialized units).

Hungarian troops are marked by Italian badges. No special rules.

The Elite Hungarian Armor unit marked by a battlestar is led by Tarczay Ervin. The token functions as a Heroic Leader (Actions 8 - Heroic Leader). If his unit is destroyed, but Tarczay survives, then:
- if the other Hungarian Armor unit is present, then he must join it.
- if the other Hungarian Armor unit is destroyed, then he must join the Hungarian infantry unit with the most figures.
- if there are no more Hungarian troops on the field, then he must join the closest German unit.

Soviet artillery units are Heavy Anti-Tank Gun units (Troops 23 - Heavy Anti-Tanks Guns). They are stationary, thus if they can't ignore a flag, then they must take a hit.

Scenario Bibliography:
Turcsányi Károly (edited by): Nehéz harckocsik. Összehasonlító értékelések, m?veleti alkalmazások és a magyar Tas tervezése; Puedlo Kiadó.

The scenario was made by Murvai Róbert Dávid.

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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