28mm SCW Andalusian Scenario and AAR
|The Legion advance|
This game was inspired by the excellent Steves Balagan site and a scenario of the same name at that location, many thanks to Steve for allowing me to use his map of the game. Our rules and scale are different but it was easy enough to adapt. For a full run down on our game system and the purchase method of re enforcements I refer you back to an earlier post on the blog, here.
In August 1936 the Nationalist drive on Madrid, La Marcha, was in full force, the tactic was far from subtle, drive down the road at speed until they met resistance. Dismount and attack, then move on to the next village. Our game recreates one of these meetings.
Nationalist - 2 companies of Legion (Each with 1 x 4 fig Command and 3 x 8 fig sections each with an LMG), one company of Guardia Civil (1 x 4 fig Command and 3 x 6 fig sections armed with rifles), to support the attack were a UNL 35 and a Bilbao, both Armoured Cars. Set up south of A on the map (North is up).
Republican - 2 companies of POUM Militia each with 1 x 4 fig Command and 3 x 10 fig sections (no LMG), supported by a Maxim Machine Gun and 2 x Snipers. Set up in the village.
Each side started with 10 money rolls and a further 3 per turn, see link above.
|Militia wait for the attack|
|Our latest high tech munitions delivery system or "ammo on a donkey"|
|The Guardia join in the attack|
|The Guardia Officer clearly missed day one at Camouflage School, a red cape in a battle, really !|
|Stood around discussing collectivisation of land when a stray round ruins you day.|
|Desperate defending, a Dynamitearo takes on 4 Guardia (and loses badly when he drops the lit dynamite in front of himself)|
|The final attack goes in|
|Not what the Militia needed|