Dave came over yesterday for a game, the setting was the Spanish Civil War, an encounter battle between an Anarchist militia platoon, supported by an armoured lorry with the addition of a squad of Carabineros to stiffen them.
Dave duly took command of the Republicans, leaving the Nationalist force, consisting of a Legion platoon supported by a MMG, in my less than capable hands.
The Nationalists surged forward in the first turn, their headstrong advance continued in turn two. By then however the Republicans were in position to fire, catching two squads of the Legion in open ground. This stalled the Legions attempt to envelope the Republican flanks, both sides settled down to exchange fire sheltering behind walls and in the olive grove. The Legion in what can only be described as unwarranted machismo failed to take advantage of this cover, failing more than 50% of their cover saves over the course of the battle. The Republicans had heeded their military advisor and took better advantage of their cover, losing only one full squad. Needless to say the Republic won another victory, with the Legion down to below 50% of their squads, they quit the field.
Just three pictures, the game bogging down into a fight of attrition, both sides refusing to be cowed, the Legion braving it out until overwhelmed.