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.
- 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
Scenarios: (all take place in Buda, Hungary; Axis = Hungarians & Germans)
FB1 Uncles and Pups - 1 January 1945; Axis vs Russian, 4 ½ turns
FB2 The Devil’s Free To Have A Try - 19 January 1945; Axis vs Russian, 7 turns
FB3 Furor Hungaricus - 20 January 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB4 HKL 259 - 27 January 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB5 Siesta Time - 29 January 1945; Hungarian vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB6 Came Tumbling After - 29 January 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB7 The Terror of the Castle - 31 January 1945; Hungarian vs Russian, 9 turns
FB8 For Want Of Either Crust Or Crumb - 1 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 turns
FB9 The Shooting Gallery - 2 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 7 turns
FB10 The Black Company - 3 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 5 ½ turns
FB11 Boy Soldier - 4 February 1945; Hungarian vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB12 The Black Ravens Are Flying - 5 February 1945, Axis vs Russian, 5 turns
FB13 Don’t Economize - 7 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 7 turns
FB14 At The Narrow Passage - 7 February 1945; Hungarian vs German vs Russian; 5 turns
FB15 The Taking of Object 59 - 7 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 ½ turns
FB16 Crossing The Bloody Meadow - 8 February 1945; Axis vs Russian, 6 turns
FB17 Stalingrad Redux - 10 February 1945; German vs Russian, 5 ½ turns
Festung Budapest is not a complete game. Ownership of the Advanced Squad Leader Game System is required for play.