Welcome to my second narrative piece about my Hungarian Army and my gaming groups story for WWPD's Operation Sealion campaign. Since my last write up I have changed the ideas of the narrative slightly as I misjudged the speed that the campaign would be moving, I have also played 2 games against Soviets (Who for fluff reasons I call Free Soviets) and British Paras.
The Hungarian 1st Army In Britain 1944 - May 13th - 27th
|13th May 1944 - A Hungarian Panzer IV|
knocked out of action by a Firefly
of the Irish Guards.
|15th May 1944 - A Hungarian Stuka Squadron leader|
briefing is men at Christchurch airfield.
|Salisbury 18th May 1944 - A brief rest bite for the|
inhabitants after Hungarian shells destroy most of the
Salisbury were well prepared to hold onto the town at all costs and didn't give up any ground. The following day saw no better results so Field Marshal Von Rundstedt made the decision to bypass the city. He put the Hungarian 1st Army in charge of the siege with orders to take it within the week. General Jány finally saw a chance to show how well his forces could fight , soon became a frenzy of activity and set about the task of taking the city. His plan was to shell and bomb the town into submission with a days continuous bombardment, dawn to dusk from Artillery and the Air. He was sure after this his Infantry could take the town in a days fighting. On the 18th the onslaught began, the Hungarian Air force made 300 combat missions as Stuka after Stuka dove from the sky dropping there deadly payload. 200 guns of the Hungarian Infantry pounded the city for 12 hours turning it into a ruined shell. The following morning the infantry walked into Salisbury and met only light resistance. General Jány's plan had gone exactly to plan and the town was in Hungarian hands by noon.
|18th May 1944 - Hungarian Stukas on their way to|
|The Hungarian flag flies above|
After receiving a telephone call of congratulations from Field Marshal Von Rundsted, Jány asked to rejoin the front line the next day. Rundsted thought the Hungarian forces could use time in reserve to recover but General Jány, not wanting to miss out on more chances of glory, re ensured Von Rundsted that this men didn't need the rest. This was a lie, after almost a week of think fighting. His men were worn out and many of the Hungarian tanks were in need of a service, but the Field Marshal eventually agreed and the Hungarians were on the Bristol boarder for the start of Operation Green Summer the assault on Bristol and Gloucestershire.
|21st May - Wreaked Free Soviet T 34's from the fighting |
outside of Bristol. Most of the tanks were knocked out
without the crews inside as they were caught up surprise.
|May 26th - British Paras advance on the|
Hungarians during the fighting at the
village of Wickwar.
I hope you enjoyed that, I'm really enjoying writing them! I hope to have another update in just over a week after a couple more games.
Thanks for reading Ben