|Guardia Civil cautiously advance towards the University|
|Early in the game Anarchists defending the Palace de la Moncloa|
|A stray Nationalist round falls uncomfortably close to a Pz1|
|Republican Militia rush to support the front line|
|Whilst Carlist Troops form a Conga|
As shown in the photos above the Carlist Forces took on the Anarchist troops on the bottom of the table in the open ground around the Palace in front of the School of Philosophy, led by an Armoured Car and a T26 the Red hatted soldiers suffered from traffic jam syndrome getting over the bridge. The Republicans had set up a HMG in the School and no one was keen to wander about in the open.
|Legion Commanders in conference|
|Legion Advance !|
In the centre the Legion advanced to the river line to engage a Company of Asaltos who had set up in the School of Architecture, the firefight was fierce but the Asaltos were isolated and soon outnumbered enabling the Nationalist troops to push the Republicans out enabling a early general advance in the centre. There was a couple of Republican Militia companies in the Students Residences but the Legion where at long range, ammunition was low and their accuracy was frankly useless.
|T26 and Brigadista take on the Moroccan Regulares|
At the far side of the table the International Brigade had decided to defend deeper effectively abandoning La Bombilla and setting up a strong defence in the Park, it turned into an almighty firefight with the Moroccan Troops who made the best advantage of the cover, however the Brigadista where supported by a T26 which you WW2 players may scoff at, in the Spanish Civil War it's the equivalent of a Tiger Tank.
|A general view of the game about half way through, Camera Crew just visible on the roof of the School of Medicine.|
|Legion move forward under Mortar fire.|
|A hastily erected Barracade provides extra cover|
|Anarchists move in on the Carlist flank|
|The unstoppable Legion|
|The Moroccan Troops stay safe out of the woods|
|A Carlist MG suppressing Anarchists|
|Legion Command and the Film Crew look on as Legionnaires capture the School of Medicine|
The saddest / most amusing depending on your viewpoint, thing, occurred with these chaps shown above. One of the Anarchist command teams set off from by the Chapel and had managed to travel over 8ft of game table in an attempt to plant their Anarchist Flag in a Communist held building. They reached the steps to the front door when they where taken out by a random Artillery round, we all agreed they would get their victory points anyway for their efforts.
The Legion won the objective battle and had got a couple of their escapades filmed, I failed on most of my objectives with my beloved Carlists, I was concentrating on running the game and forgot to go for mission points. Sadly my notes have disappeared but I do remember it was a really good fun game and that for me is what counts !