The German High Command pulled the exhausted Hungarian forces back in Barbarossa and placed them in reserve to defend a 200km length of the Dniester River. They were widely dispersed in strong points supplemented with a line of sentry posts. The Soviets were continually raiding across the river, usually in battalion strength, and the Hungarians were hard-pressed to defeat these raiders. In fact, a multi-battalion attack on 5 September evicted the two Hungarian battalion defending Zaporohze Island. The first attempt to retake the island was by the 14th Cycle Battalion. . .
Attacker: Hungarian (Elements of 14th Cycle Battalion)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the Southwestern Front)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Zaporozhye Island, Ukraine 1941-09-09
Squads: A:14.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:5 L3/35(i) x 3 39M Csaba x 2
Guns: A:0 D:2 45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1 76.2mm ZP obr. 38 x 1