With the need to get my Spanish Civil War figures out to see how many more I need to paint for a game using Chain of Command and the news that Dave might be running late for the game I decided to do a SCW game using Bolt Action instead of the planned WWII game. We used the patrol phase from CoC to get troops on the table and the Bolt Action rules we used as written. Dave took command of the Nationalists for a change, these consisted of a squad of Foreign Legion with tank support together with the support of two Carlist Militia squads and a Falange squad. I commanded the Republican force of two International Brigade squads, supported by an anti-tank gun and two Anarchist Militia squads.
|Rawnla Granja and environs|
|The Nationalist forces made a good start, the Legion tank advances boldly down the road. The Republicans deploy the anti-tank gun but not in time, they are mown down by some expert shooting from the tank.|
|Having seen off the Republican A/T gun the tank now turns it attention to the Internationals, using the cover of the wall the furthest squad who are armed for anti-tank work later advance upon the tank|
|The Internationals make good their attack but are unable to damage the Legion tank|
|Meanwhile an Anarchist Militia squad advance to engage the approaching Carlist Militia coming under withering fire. It appears the second Anarchist squad voted not leave the protection of the farmhouse.|
|The Carlists pour steady fire into the Anarchist ranks, keeping them pinned and gradually whittling them down.|
|In the background Sargento Robinson can be seen single handed holding up the Falange advance to allow the HQ group to withdraw|