441231_04: Konrad I - ALT #2 - What If no Bulge '44_Alt - PzC 17 Budapest 45
441231_04: Konrad I - ALT #2 - What If no Bulge '44_AltBy Wilkerson\Saunders\Blackie (edited: Williams)
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70Km west of Budapest along the Danube River, December 31st 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is often referred to as the Germans last offensive in terms of operational warfare. Not so really as we have explored in this game and in the preceding Konrad series of scenarios. Being wargamers, many of us like to speculate on logical and plausible alternative situations. In this scenario we are assuming that Hitler was convinced by his generals to not throw away his remaining panzer reserves on a futile attack on the west front. Rather to use most of them to hold where he could while he launched another drive at the Russians. An attack in a sector they were not especially strong in and yet one that threatened not only Budapest but also Vienna. WHAT IF the Germans had not launched the Bulge and sent just one Korps, all be it the powerful 1.SS Pz Korps to the East Front complete with some paratroopers from KG v.d.Heydte, the Einheit Steilau deception troops to sew doubt in the Russian rear areas, and even a few Captured T-34s in the 150.Pz Bde. [Size, large] Designer Note: This scenario has been optimized for Axis Human vs Soviet AI.