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Bolt Action Campaign: Fortress Budapest is now available as a PDF!

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Throughout the autumn of 1944, the Axis forces in the Carpathian Basin were fighting for their very existence. Campaign: Fortress Budapest will inspire and guide you through the entirety of this particular conflict and on to many more victories with your Bolt Action forces!


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What is this book?

The Siege of Budapest, the Soviet invasion of Hungary that led up to it, and the desperate German offensives to relieve the city covered kilometres of frontline; these battles lasted eight months and involved hundreds of thousands of combatants. Within the 168 pages of this impressive resource, the authors have squeezed in a variety of very different scenarios for players.


Fortress Budapest is the latest Campaign expansion to Bolt Action Second edition. Whilst there is historical detail within the narrative, this volume is not a history book – it is first and foremost an impressive wargaming supplement. The intention of the author Bryan Cook and the team who put this book together was to provide a good mixture of scenarios, new units, and new rules whilst still giving some historical background for context. Some previously published rules and units have also been reprinted – this is to save players the expense of buying additional books for content which is vital to this volume, but might form only a small part of other books.

What’s in this book:

Packed with history Fortress Budapest contains complete scenarios, additional special rules, army lists, new units and of course the all-important complete theatre selectors.

Fighting for Transylvania
Scenario 1: Hold the Ojtózi Pass

The Battle of Tordá
The Red Army Arrives
Direct Assault on Tordá
Scenario 2: Into the Valley of Death

Counter-attack at Debrecen
Operation Debrecen
Coup in Budapest
Scenario 3: Operation Debrecen

A Phone Call With Stalin
Operation Budapest
Fortress Kecskemét
Scenario 4: Flak-Regiment 133

Breakout Under Moonlight
Chaotic Retreat
The Attila Line
Scenario 5: The Attila Line

Breakthrough at Pestszentimre
Scenario 6: Counter-attack at Pestszentimre

Enter the 3rd Ukrainian Front
Festung Budapest
SS IX Mountain Corps
German Strength in Budapest
Scenario 7: The Back Door Left Open

The First Assault on Pest
Scenario 8: Street Fighting in Pest

Block by Block
Scenario 9: Withdrawal Across the Danube

Relief Attempts
Scenario 10: Operation Konrad I

Operation Konrad II
Scenario 11: Operation Konrad III

Last Stand in Buda
Városmajor Grange
Scenario 12: Farkasréti Cemetery
Scenario 13: The Buda Hills
Scenario 14: Supply Drop

The End is Nigh
Scenario 15: The Last Redoubt
The Breakout Attempt
Sacrificed for the Reich

Operation Spring Awakening
Hitler’s Last Gamble
Scenario 16: Death Ride of the Panzers

New Units

Include troops for; German, Hungarian, Soviet and Romanian army lists

New Theatre Selectors:

For Germany
Panzer Kampfgruppe Armoured Platoon
1944–45 Panzergrenadier Reinforced Platoon
Panzer Reconnaissance Reinforced Platoon
Heavy Anti-aircraft battery Reinforced Platoon
IV SS Panzer Corps Armoured Platoon
6th SS Panzer Army Armoured Platoon
For Hungary
Carpathian Mountains Border Guards Reinforced Platoon
Assault Artillery Battery Armoured Platoon
Hungarian Armoured Field Division Armoured platoon
For Hungary & Germany
Budapest Pocket Defenders Reinforced Platoon
For Soviet Union
Guards Mechanised Brigade Armoured Platoon
Forward Detachment Reconnaissance Party Reinforced Platoon
Urban Assault Group Reinforced Platoon
Soviet Anti-tank Strongpoint Reinforced Platoon
For Romania
1944 Allied Romanian Infantry Division Reinforced Platoon

Additional Special Rules:

City Fighting
Sewer Movement
Command and Control in a City Fight
City Siege Assets


Order your copy from Warlord today and get a FREE exclusive miniature – Major Edömér Tassonyi!


Major Edömér Tassonyi was the commanding officer of the I/I Battalion. He developed a hard fighting and pragmatic reputation while fighting on the Attila Line to defend his nation’s capital. His courage under fire and leadership helped his paratroopers hold the front line for 19 days of continuous close combat.


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Hungarian Army

The Royal Hungarian Army was created in 1922 after the defeat and breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the First World War. Initially limited to 35,000 men under the Treaty of Trianon, the army peaked at nearly 1 million men during the battle for Hungary itself in 1944.

This set contains the perfect Hungarian Army to begin this campaign!

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