441231_06a: The First Punch at Tata - [HTH]_Alt - PzC 17 Budapest 45
441231_06a: The First Punch at Tata - [HTH]_AltBy Wilkerson\Saunders\Blackie (Edited By VM)
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70Km west of Budapest along the Danube River, January 1st 1945: While the 96.ID and the Hungarian Szent-Laszio Division established two bridgeheads behind the Russian lines, the IV SS Panzer Korps launched its surprise attack on the Soviet front lines at Tata even though all the forces destine to take part in the attack were still in route by rail. Units of Hungarian SS Ney Group were deployed for the first time along with SS Wiking and Totenkopf. The attack pushed through the rough ground known as the Gerecse Hills but was brought to a halt a week later by the Russians near the towns of Bicske and Zsambek, forcing the Germans to rethink their axis of operation in the effort to relieve Budapest. [Size, small] Designer Note: This scenario has been optimized for HTH play.