Thursday, 27 June 2019

Viva Los Internacionales!

Last week saw a rare outing of my Spanish Civil War armies in a game of Chain of Command.  I still think CoC are the best platoon level game I have come across and the Lardies produced an excellent Espana supplement with details for all the factions involved.

We played out an Attack/Defend scenario with the evil Moroccan Regulares (boo!) assault in a small village held by some brave International Brigade troops (yay!).

The Moroccans were attacking from the top of this picture towards the bridge...

They deployed in the woods and faced fire from the Republicans in the village...

The Regulares had deployed a PzI and an infantry gun as support.  The tank was a threat as I hadn't been able to deploy my own artillery  for several turns.

The gun was particularly annoying as it took some very effective long range shots at the troops sheltering in the village.

The Moroccans were finding it difficult to drive the Republicans out of the buildings although they did see off a mortar section  which had carelessly deployed without it's mortars: the Republicans have to buy their support weapons like LMGs and mortars and I'd spent all my points on a pretty armoured car instead!

The Constructora  A/C finally turned up and sped over the bridge to provide some fire support:

My gun had also finally got into position but was quickly silenced by rifle fire.

The annoying Fascist artillery then took a long range shot at my armoured car and immediately knocked it out!

The broken mortar section fled back over the river...

...but the IBs still held the village and the bridge.  The Republican morale had dipped dangerously low but the Moroccans infantry was now beginning to waver.

We decided it was a close Republican win but only because the Moroccans didn't have the troops left to seize and hold their objective.  The Republicans would definitely need reinforcing if they were to remain in control for much longer.

Nice to get the armies out again.  I thought I'd re-based these to individual bases but obviously hadn't... most of them are still on 3 figure bases so I may add this to the to-do list.