Relax soldier, Paris has fallen. You deserve a rest!
Lieutenant Rodchenko had so far survived the challenges of Operation Bagration beyond the borders of the Motherland and through the Romanian territory but this was not sufficient for Marshall Stalin and it wasn’t long before they were ordered to cross the Carpathians via the Ojtozi pass and begin the offensive to take Budapest. Initially they made good ground taking the village at the opening of the pass unfortunately despite being pushed back the Hungarian defenders soon established a strong defensive position blocking the pass. Rodchenko ordered his Guards and SMG squads forward to secure the pass. The Hungarian forces must have anticipated this as they used their knowledge of the mountain pass to outflank the brave hero’s of the Soviet Union. Despite some accurate fire from both his Sniper and Mortar team Rodchenko could feel momentum sweeping away from him as first his infantry were eliminated following by his anti tank guns ( One through the sharp shooting of a Hungarian sniper to devastating effect). Despite the arrival of Rodchenko’s SU152 he could not break the resilient Hungarians and so as night fell with little choice available he was forced to withdraw from the pass and fight another day.