Panzer Grenadier Battles on July 21st:
Arctic Front Deluxe #35 - Finnish Soil Marianas 1944 #12 - Blue Beach
Beyond Normandy #42 - Le Bons Repos Marianas 1944 #13 - The Beaches of Agat
Pusan Perimeter #31 - Yongdok: The Second Battle
Errors? Omissions? Report them!
Târgu Frumos: The First Battle Scenario 1: Botoshany Crossroads
Broken Axis #3
(Defender) Romania vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Romania 8th Infantry Division
Soviet Union 232nd Rifle Division
Display
Balance:



Overall balance chart for BrAx003
Total
Side 1 3
Draw 1
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 5 votes
5
4
3
2
1
3.4
Scenario Rank: 260 of 565
Parent Game Broken Axis
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-04-07
Start Time 09:30
Turn Count 16
Visibility Day
Counters 76
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 102, 103
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 165
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 4
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Delaying Action
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Conditions
Anti-infantry Wire
Minefields
Off-board Artillery
Smoke
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Broken Axis maps + counters
Introduction

German troops had replaced Romanian formations along much of the front, but northwest of Jassy the Romanian IV Corps remained in place. The key crossroads town of Botoshany dominated the local road network, including the crucial main road leading to Târgu Frumos. Second Ukrainian Front ordered 40th Army to take Botoshany on the offensive's first day.

Conclusion

The Romanian infantry put up a fight for Botoshany, the first large town with an ethnically Romanian population to come under Soviet attack in the 1944 offensives. The Soviets had prepared well, and soon levered the defenders out of their positions. The Romanians retreated in reasonably good order, but the Soviets came right behind them.


Display Order of Battle

Romania Order of Battle
Army
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 951

The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 993

Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Errors? Omissions? Report them!