September 14th, 1942
Semiluki, NW of Voronezh, 210km E of Kursk: [Best played against Human opponent] The Hungarian Second Army saw little fighting in 1942 until given the task of guarding the northern flank of Army Group B along the Don River to free up German formations for the assault on Stalingrad. But that ended when a sudden counterattack by the Soviet 40th Army in late August forced them to withdraw back across the Don near Voronezh. In support of the initial
German attack on Stalingrad in mid September, Germany's allies conducted diversionary attacks all along the front to tie down Russian reserves. Determined to even the score the Hungarian 34th Infantry Regiment launched attacks to recapture the bridges across the Don at Semiluki, northwest of Voronezh.
Supported by rafts and hastily constructed assault boats, the Hungarian infantry threw themselves through a rain of artillery at the Soviet bridgeheads and across the river at the reorganized 1002nd Rifle Regiment holding the bridges and heights.
Disposition of Col.Sodro's 34th Infantry Regiment, which got an order to capture the bridges over Don River at Staryy (Old) and "New" Semiluki.
1st Infantry Battalion under command of Mj.Bayts and 2-nd Inf.Battalion under Mj.Magyarisi are preparing to attack bridges in Staryy Semiluki. As reinforcement the 1st Armor Company of Capt.Faragho containing 12 light tanks 38(t), equipped with 37mm guns (Б
) is going to join them soon. Now it is moving along the paved road from "New" Semiluki.
3rd Infantry Battalion under Mj.Temisvary with support of 43rd Mortar Company (B
) is going to approach the bridges at "New" Semiluki.
Artillery strikes are going to provide 100 and 150mm guns of 34th Artillery Regiment.
Col.Sodro and his mobile HQ (A
) is still in the search for a safe place.
3rd Company of 2nd Battalion (A
) and 3 Company of 1st Battalion (Б
) on drafts are going to cross Don River trying to stay unnoticed.
Improved Russian positions defending bridges (B
) are spotted. First sound of shooting is being heard and both sides are carrying minor loses.
Situation in "New" Semiluki is practically the same.