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#45_0306_02a_Spring_Awakening_Campaign_Historical - PzC 29 Spring Awakening ’45

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By Cesar 'Indragnir' Moreno
Axis 1 - 0 - 0 Allies (Russian)
Rating: 9.1 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 6
Turns: 98
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies (Russian)
Date: March 6, 1945 - Size: Large - Location: 50 Km SW of Budapest.

Intended for Head to Head play.

Scenario Briefing: Operation Spring Awakening (Frühlingserwachen) was the last major German offensive of World War II. Also known as the Plattensee offensive by German sources and as the Lake Balaton defensive operation by Soviet Union sources. It took place in Western Hungary, 50 km southwest of Budapest. It lasted from March 6 to March 15, 1945.
The main objective was the encirclement and destruction of the 3rd Ukrainian Front from Lake Valence to the Drava River in the Balkans, in a situation similar to Kursk. The German units involved from Army Group South included the 2nd Panzer Army (reinforced with a Corps from Army Group F), the 6th Panzer Army (with two SS-Panzer Corps ) and the III Panzer Corps from Army Group Balck.
Eight Panzer Divisions and numerous armored battalions were assembled, weakened by months of continuous fighting (the SS troops had fought in the Ardennes and later in Operation Southwind on the upper Danube). In front of them was the 3rd Ukrainian Front (with its new and powerful anti-tank brigades based on the deadly SU-100 Self-Propelled Artillery vehicle, together with very dense anti-tank regions and abundant mines) and their allies: 1st Bulgarian Army (with two Corps), Tito's 12th Yugoslav Corps of the 3rd Yugoslav Army and the most powerful ally of all: the endless rivers of mud.
The Germans attacked on three axes: Operation Spring Awakening in the Balaton-Lake Velence area, Operation Icebreaker (Eisbrecher) south of Lake Balaton and Operation Forest Devil (Waldteufel) south of the Drava-Danube triangle towards the Balkans.
The German advance was halted definitely on March 15, and on March 16 the Red Army and allies began their devastating Vienna offensive.

Design Notes: This scenario has some Limited Victory Points locations, check expiration dates in the Info Menu->Objectives.
This Variant scenario used a different mud modifier for the Tracked units, which means a slower rate of advance and has been balanced around this.

Recommended Rules: [Default] Alternative Assault Resolution, Artillery Set Up, Recon Spotting, Virtual Supply Trucks, Low Visibility Air Effects, Quality Fatigue Modifier, Counterbattery Fire, Night Fatigue, Programmed Weather, Limited Air Recon.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis The_General's Profile The_General vs. Lethal Lethal's Profile Allies (Russian) Axis Minor Victory 84 36
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Lethal Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:13 pm
as the soviet, your artillery is your ace. as the axis, avoid the soviet artillery!