Roger played the Nationalists (AKA Fascist Bastards) and I played the Republicans (AKA Good Guys, Communist Bastards, Anarchists etc etc)- you get the idea.
A simple scenario, with Phil umpiring, saw the Republicans (communists/anarchists/regular army and international brigades) holding a village in late 1936 with a combined force of armed thugs..er sorry Spanish Foreign Legion and Morrocan Harkas (regiments) attacking them to take the fortified village.
|The three Moroccan Units- all classed as veterans and fanatics...scary guys with long knives and no sense of mercy.|
His comment was unrepeatable, but they did get classed as regular.
So on one hand we had some inexperienced militia types backed up by some good regulars, being attacked by tough veteran assault troops.
|The Communists militia defend the barricades! Their shooting just seemed to upset the Moroccans and the Legionnaires.|
While they paused to rally and regroup the second Harka passed them by and stormed the barricades with more fearful losses. They smashed the defenders in a brutal round of melee and then stormed across the village taking more hits. The third Harka hit the building with the MMG and despite taking over 50% casualties stormed the building and put the defenders to the knife.
On the Nationalist right the 1st Legion Bandera also suffered heavy losses as they advanced. They stormed one barricade and then fought another bloody melee. The 10th Bandera also stormed a barricade, took severe losses and then was vanquished by accurate rifle fire from the International Brigade unit. The last Bandera of the Legion, the 4th, would destroy a militia unit but in turn would suffer horrendous casualties and be shot to pieces by the last remaining militia unit. In the end the attackers suffered way too many casualties to effectively occupy the village and were forced to withdraw.
|The Spanish Legion hits the barricades.|
|Another militia unit moves up to support their comrades at the barricades.|
|The Republican MMG fire thru the first story window in support of the militia.|
|Another regular republican MMG.|
|The Battlefield. The Republicans hold the village to the left, the Moroccans in 3 lines to the right...and the Legion assaulting the barricades at the top of the photo between the houses.|
|Despite very high casualties to MG and rifle fire the Legion burst in.|
|The Moroccans follow in.|
|The Moroccans meet the International Brigade!|
|Legion vs Militia.|
|Moroccans vs Anarchists!|
|Legion firing line as the republicans charge.|
|The Legion fight their way into a Republican army held house.|
|The Legion storm forward into rifle fire.|