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Monday 17 December 2018

A Short And Sharp Affair

Dave came over today for the last game of 2018 at Casa Rawnsley, I decided on a small Spanish Civil War game, this would see the militias in action this time around. The Requettes got four six man squads, one with a light machine gun and the support of an army medium machine gun.
The Anarchists got three ten man squads, a Type 10 armoured truck with a turret mounted machine gun, transported on board were four Dinamiteros.
We would use the BG/BA/CoC concoction again, one D6 would be thrown for orders the Carlist force adding one for their Officer, the Anarchists would have to dice for theirs, if a 5 or 6 was rolled then they would add 1 for their officers influence.
If the truck left the road it would bog down on anything but a six, both sides had bandaras, if a squad was within 5” it could re-roll a failed rally test, the Requettes also had a religious icon which had the same effect but would also enable a squad within 5” to re-roll a failed morale test as well. The Dinamiteros if assaulting could roll two dice for their grenades and use the higher score .
The Crossroads
The Requettes started with three units on table, this was decided by rolling a D3. The title of the post will no doubt give you a clue to how the game went, despite cover a plenty it could no compensate for the uncanny amount of fives and sixes rolled by each side during the game. Both sides decided to keep in the cover of their respective walls, the truck attempted to move off road and got bogged down, both sides squads got pinned and then unpinned in turn, but the superiority of numbers finally told and the Requettes morale was reduced to 0 and the surviving icon bearer and officer fled for their lives. The Republican winning streak shows no sign of abating.
Anarchists Advance

The Requettes Wait Patiently

The Anarchists Take Up Firing Positions

The Icon Bearer Lends Moral Support, They Are Going To Need It!

Look Senor Hemingway, See How They Run
I have finally commenced painting the Moroccan Regulares, perhaps these will tip the balance in the new year.

All that remains is to wish you all...………………………….
 Merry Christmas
Joyeux Noël
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Buon Natale
Feliz Navidad
счастливого Рождества
God Jul
 Vrolijk Kerstfeest


  1. Nice battle report! Merry Xmas to you too

  2. Lovely looking game!
    Seasons greetings to you too :o)

  3. A splendid day as ever! Grand company, a fine lunch & a spiffing game too! Happy Christmas to you, Dianne and the family! See you on New Year's Eve for our mega RF2 game!

  4. Another lovely looking game Phil...
    And once again .... the correct result...;-)

    All the best. And have a great Xmas. Aly

  5. Great looking game, the Carlists are one of my favourite nationalist units,n nic to see the good ish guys win,I presume you were not in command? Merry Christmas and better luck next year!
    Best Iain

  6. Another very fine looking game Phil!! Merry Christmas to you and your love ones!


  7. Thanks Phil for sharing great little game....a New Years resolution to get my Russian Civil War started I think, a very happy Christmas to you 🙂

  8. Good looking game. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  9. Anarchists indeed - he's trampling some poor souls vegetables!
    Lovely set up as usual.
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Very pretty. Reglares were the first platoon I painted and if they play anything like mine then the balance shall be well tipped towards the Nationalists.

  11. Thank you for the comments above and for your visits and comments over the year. Trust you will all have a fine Christmas and that 2019 treats you all positively.