01: Getting Started - Major River Crossings 101 - PzC 17 Budapest 45
01: Getting Started - Major River Crossings 101By Blackie\Wilkerson\Saunders
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Paks, 100km S of Budapest, Dec 1st 1944: There were many bloody attempts made to cross the freezing waters of the Danube in 1944. As darkness settled on the wintry landscape, there was feverish activity on the east bank of the river. Soviet bridging engineers were making ready their pontoons, alongside them sapper battalions were dragging their boats in preparation for the assault troops' crossing. On the west side an eerie quiet settled as the mist rose. The German and Hungarian defenders had settled into their trenches and shacks, hoping to spend a peaceful night. The first boats plunged into the water and the Christmas card like scene disappeared in the crash of the guns. [Size, small] Designer Note: This is a "What If" scenario, designed to be played as Soviet human vs. Axis AI. Players should read the river crossing information in the USER PDF under The Basics | Engineers in the sections on Pontoon Bridges and Water Hex Ferrying.