After three weeks of constant movement, the 2nd Ukrainian Front’s Debrecen attack bogged down. Large Red Army formations were encircled, and Hungary was committed to remain Germany’s last European ally. Trapped near Nagykallo, the VII Mechanized Corps attempted to find a way out of the closing ring, but found only Paul Klatt’s Gebirgs-Division 3. This veteran unit arrived in the area only the night before and established defensive positions among the fields surrounding the town. With crack sharpshooters settled on the rooftops and Panzer reinforcements on the way, Klatt’s mountain men prepared to stop the morning escape attempt.
Attacker: Russian (7th Mechanized Corps)
Defender: German (Infanterie-Gebirgs-Division 3/ schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Nagykallo, Hungary 1944-10-25
Squads: A:20.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:9 Sherman III(a) x 3 IS-2 x 4 M17 MGMC(a) x 2