On Thursday evening James and I arranged another game of Spanish Civil War using the Chain of Command Spanish Civil War lists from Rolf and Jim.
We set up the table as per the aerial photograph shown and then randomised the mission and would be playing Scenario 4: A Delaying Action with my Falange as the defenders.
|The bottom left Jump-off should be red.|
We played out the Patrol Phase and ended up with the Jump-Off points as shown (actually the bottom left one should be red - whoops!
Rolling for Force Support, James rolled 7pts so I would have three points, we pick our supports in secret. I opted for another Falange Rifle Section with Junior Leader, James picked Grenades for one of his Teams, an LMG for one of his teams and a T-26 tank - bugger. I don't have any extra Falange painted so I used a section of Guardia Civil to make up the numbers.
Soon the Republican infantry were deployed from their central Jump-off Point so we deployed one section of Falange in the building and another in the walled enclosure, putting these on Overwatch. The Republicans ran to line the hedgerow so we opened fire, one Republican was killed - the Sub-Jefe who had been directing the Republicans on.
|That dammed T-26|
With so few targets, the Falange were reduced to spending many phases doing very little apart from a couple of shots from the window of the building back at the LMG team that was firing on them.
|Republican forces move up|
This was quite fortunate as it allowed me to get my Overwatch markers back on the defenders in preparation for the Republican infantry pushing up. Soon after though, James pushed the Republican infantry back up to the hedge line and things took a turn for the worse, my Overwatch fire was desultry while the return fire was devastating in it's effect of wounding both my Sub-Jefe and the Jefe de Falange sheltering behind the wall, this cost me three points of Force Morale and another one in two very next phase when the Sub-Jefe was hit again. The T-26 mopped up another team of Falangista and I had to use a Chain of Command dice to move the objective into a wood where I then deployed my final section of Guardia Civil to defend it.
|The hedge line is not a good place to be for the Sub-Jefe|
At the end of the evening the Falange had been reduced to Force Morale 3, in the main due to wounds on leaders as we had only lost a single team, while the Communists were still on Force Morale 10, the killed Sub-Jefe only costing them a point.
|How the game panned out|
John and Greg enjoyed the game and I will be hosting another game of Spanish Civil War for them next Thursday, hopefully Steve and Dave can also make that.
|Maybe James has got tanky-tanky out of his system.|