Against the Odds magazine provides a view of military history from different perspectives. Each issue contains articles from game designers and other historical writers that take a broad view of the events surrounding historical battles. Each magazine also includes a professional printed full game.
Issue #31 Hungarian Nightmare - The bitter winter fighting for Budapest was one of the most prolonged, vicious city fights in history. And, until now, no one has ever tried to make a game to capture the struggle.
Late December, 1944, while the Allies began to pinch off The Bulge, the Sovietsóand their new-found Romanian alliesóbegan the assault on the twin cities of Buda and Pest, where 79,000 surrounded Axis defenders held on against heavy odds, made more difficult by high command orders to defend everywhere and not to consider a breakout effort. With German mobile reserves and stockpiled supplies expended by the Wacht am Rhein, a mixed force of Germans and Hungarians held on with little hope of relief. By mid February, after the city fell, less than 1000 Axis troops of all kinds made it back to the dwindling safety of German lines.
This boxed set includes one map, over 400 counters, rules and charts.