HASL 8 - Festung Budapest

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 2012
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Introduction:

The Siege of Budapest, 1945 - With the issuance of Order Number 11 on 1 December 1944 declaring Budapest to be a "fortress" city, Hitler effectively sealed the fate of 70,000 defending Axis troops and approximately 800,000 civilians.

Festung Budapest, the eighth Historical ASL module, takes players to the western side of the Hungarian capital. Seventeen scenarios and three Campaign Games cover the fighting on the Buda side of the Danube just west of the Castle Hill area during the period from 1 January through 10 February while representing the bitter struggle for the heart of the city.

Festung Budapest also comes with 4 maps and 9 counter sheets. In addition to the entire German SS MMC order of battle (from 8-3-8 to 4-4-7 and including assault engineers), counters are provided for several new types of Hungarian infantry — SMG units, assault engineers, the fascist Arrow Cross Militia, and the anti-communist Vannay Battalion — as well as the Buda Volunteer Regiment, Hungarians fighting for the Russians. Counters are also provided for both Hungarian and Russian air support.

Contents:

4 22" x 28" maps
9 countersheets
1 full-color, 3-hole punched rules Chapter FB (FB1-FB46)
2 Chapter Dividers
3 Campaign Games
17 ASL scenarios
FB-cover

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
FB 1: Uncles and Pups096 6.58Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian / German (SS)3.7 hrs61% Hungarian / German (SS)14%
FB 2: The Devil's Free to Have a Try054 5.95Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian / German (SS)8.2 hrsBalanced8%
FB 3: Furor Hungaricus027 6.80Buda, HungaryETOGerman / HungarianRussian8.7 hrs73% German / Hungarian4%
FB 4: HKL 259052 6.05Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian / German (SS)4 hrs66% Hungarian / German (SS)8%
FB 5: Siesta Time037 5.86Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian2.1 hrs71% Russian5%
FB 6: Came Tumbling After024 5.20Buda, HungaryETOGerman / Hungarian Russian5 hrs83% Russian4%
FB 7: The Terror of the Castle05 6.67Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian5.7 hrs56% Hungarian1%
FB 8: For Want of Either Crust or Crumb025 6.33Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian2.6 hrs64% Russian4%
FB 9: The Shooting Gallery042 6.75Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman / Hungarian 6.1 hrs64% Russian6%
FB10: Return of the Black Company014 7.00Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 6.4 hrsBalanced2%
FB11: Boy Soldier06 5.67Buda, HungaryETORussianHungarian6.6 hrsBalanced1%
FB12: The Black Ravens are Flying070 7.24Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 3.5 hrs56% German (SS) / Hungarian 10%
FB13: Don't Economize04 5.00Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 6.4 hrs88% Russian1%
FB14: At The Narrow Passage013 7.56Buda, HungaryETORussian / HungarianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 5 hrs63% Russian / Hungarian2%
FB15: The Taking of Object 59031 6.89Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 8.7 hrs65% German (SS) / Hungarian 5%
FB16: Crossing the Bloody Meadow04 4.75Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 5.7 hrs59% German (SS) / Hungarian 1%
FB17: Stalingrad Redux029 6.42Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman4.3 hrs59% Russian4%
FB CGI: Pearl of the Danube05 6.17Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman / Hungarian 0.5 hrs70% German / Hungarian 1%
FB CGII: The Swept Away City02 6.50Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman (SS) / Hungarian 0.5 hrs80% German (SS) / Hungarian 0%
FB CGIII: City of Eternal Heroes05 7.71Buda, HungaryETORussianGerman / Hungarian Balanced1%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 5hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.36

Total playing time: 93.7hrs

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